Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog.
Here’s the round-up, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South this weekend:
Saturday 3rd February
AFC Sudbury 2 – 0 Waltham Abbey
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 248
A goal in each half secured another three points for the Suds at King’s Marsh. Phil Kelly broke the deadlock nine minutes before half-time before Billy Holland [83′] secured the points late on. Sudbury’s fourth straight league win means they rise to 9th in the table. Abbey’s fifth defeat in-a-row sees them drop to 13th spot.
Aveley 5 – 1 Romford | Venue: Parkside | Att: 234
Aveley powered a bit comprehensive win over strugglers Romford at Parkside. First-half goals from Connor Witherspoon [12′] and Alex Teniola [32′] put the Millers in charge. Teniola completed his hat-trick [47′ & 56′] before the hour mark to seal the win. Bryan Kyungu pulled one back 12 minutes from time for Boro’ though substitute Tony Martin added a fifth on 90 minutes. Aveley’s unbeaten run sits at four matches now as they go up to 18th place while Romford have suffered four straight losses and remain second-bottom, just a point ahead of Cheshunt.
Bowers & Pitsea 4 – 2 Bury Town
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Att: 73
Bowers secured their fifth win their last six matches despite a late Town comeback at the Len Salmon Stadium. John Easterford gave the hosts a fourth-minute lead before Lewis Manor made it a two a minute into the second-half. Manor secured his brace with 20 minutes remaining before goals from Cemal Ramadan [72′] and Darren Mills [75′] threatened to derail the hosts’ afternoon. Late on, David Knight [90′] made sure of the points to keep Bowers 2nd, top of the chasing pack but 13 points behind leaders Hornchurch. Bury Town’s fourth defeat on-the-trot sees them fall to 11th spot.
Canvey Island 1 – 1 Barking
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 258
Canvey came back to claim a point against Barking at Park Lane. Another Billy Jones spot-kick [25′] gave Justin Gardner’s side the lead though Frankie Merrifield [53′] levelled, before the same player was dismissed late on for two bookings. CIFC stay 4th, seven points adrift of Bowers in the promotion places while Barking stay 8th, five points off the play-offs.
Cheshunt 1 – 1 Witham Town
| Venue: Theobalds Lane | Att: 132
Witham held the Ambers at Theobalds Lane. The hosts led nine minutes after the re-start through Jason Hallett though Town’s Correy Davidson [74′] restored parity to make it two defeats from their last eight for Adam Flint’s men, who go up to 12th spot. Cheshunt remain bottom after one win in their last ten matches now.
Dereham Town 2 – 1 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Aldiss Park | Att: 152
Heybridge’s winless stretch continued as they fell to defeat at play-off chasing Dereham. Goals from Rhys Logan [37′] & Matthew Castellan [70′] put the hosts in command before Joe Gardner reduced the arrears five minutes later. Dereham remain 5th after their 3rd win in their last six outings. Swifts drop to 19th as their winless run extends to seven matches.
Haringey Borough 1 – 0 Brentwood Town
| Venue: Coles Park | Att: 135
Haringey edged struggling Brentwood at Coles Park. Michael Ademiluyi’s 19th-minute goal was enough to secure Borough’s second win in their last five matches, they stay 7th, a point off the play-off’s. Town’s winless run sits at four matches as they remain 21st, five points off the bottom.
Hertford Town 0 – 3 AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 251
The Urchins overcame mid-table Hertford to maintain their lengthy gap at the summit. A brace from Theo Fairweather-Johnson [8′ & 42′] and a George Purcell penalty with 20 minutes left secured the leaders’ sixth win in their last eight matches. Hertford’s third match without a win sees them remain 14th.
Maldon & Tiptree 3 – 1 Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Park Drive | Att: 82
Maldon secured a good victory over mid-table Soham at Park Drive. The Jammers led 16 minutes in through Kieran Bailey’s opener before Lee Chaffey [65′] levelled for the visitors. This spurred Kevin Horlock’s side on as Oluwole Akinsanya [69′] struck to give the hosts the lead once again before Rhys Henry added a third on the cusp of full-time. Maldon remain 6th despite their mixed form of late. Soham’s first loss in four matches sees them slide to 17th spot.
Mildenhall Town 2 -1 Grays Athletic
| Venue: Recreation Way | Att: 185
A first-half double-salvo ensured the points for the ‘Hall at Recreation Way with Matthew Green [21′] & Jake Chambers-Shaw [27′] supplying that lead. Grays clinched a late consolation through James Folkes eight minutes from time though Ath have now only won one out of their last six outings & drop to 10th spot. Mildenhall’s 3rd win in their last five matches sees them up to 15th spot.
Norwich Utd 0 – 1 Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Plantation Park | Att:
In-form Potters Bar claimed a narrow win at Plantation Park as a Eoin Casey goal on 13 minutes was enough to give the Scholars their fifth win in their last seven matches and open up a three-point lead over Canvey in 4th spot. The Planters’ indifferent form continues as they remain 22nd, five points clear of the solitary relegation spot.
Tilbury 2 – 1 Ware | Venue: Chadfields | Att: 85
Tilbury trimuphed over tan-man Ware at Chadfields. Siju Odelusi’s 25th-minure strike gave the Dockers the lead before Harley Haag [36′] levelled for John Dreyer’s side. Three minutes after the break, hot-shot Toby Aromolaran grabbed the winner to give the hosts only their second win in their last eight matches. Ware’s Acea Laurent was dismissed with 16 minutes remaining as they suffered their first defeat in four outings. Tilbury rise to 16th while Ware remain 20th.
Bostik Division South R’s (3.2.18)
Ashford Utd 0 – 1 Corinthian-Casuals | Att: 243
Carshalton Athletic 2 – 1 Hythe Town | Att: 335
Cray Wanderers 1 – 1 East Grinstead Town | Att: 140
Faversham Town 0 – 2 Chipstead | Att: 175
Horsham 0 – 2 Greenwich Borough | Att: 154
Molesey P – P Herne Bay | Shoreham P – P Guernsey
South Park P – P Sittingbourne (all 3 due to unfit pitches)
Thamesmead Town 0 – 0 Lewes | Att: 124
VCD Athletic 1 – 1 Hastings Utd | Att: 81
Walton Casuals 3 – 1 Phoenix Sports | Att: 157
Whyteleafe 1 – 0 Ramsgate | Att: 124