Round-up: Bostik Premier Division (Sat 18th Aug) [BLP 18.8.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of Bostik Premier action this weekend. How did your side do?

Audio round-up on all the Bostik League Divisions here: https://m.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/gfs-extra-results-podcast-saturday-18th-august-2018/

Saturday 18th August

Bognor Regis Town   3 – 0   Bishop’s Stortford  | Nyewood Lane  |  Att: 482

A display of late firepower heralded another win for Bognor at Nyewood Lane. Brad Lethbridge’s goal [72′] saw the hosts on their way before a brace from Dan Smith [76′ & pen 82′] completed the day’s work to maintain Town’s unbeaten start to the season. By contrast, Stortford are looking for their first triumph this term.

 

Brightlingsea Regent  0 – 3   Margate    | North Road | Att: 206

Margate’s first-half display was enough to give them all three points at North Road. Joe Taylor broke the stalemate after 14 minutes. Frannie Collin weighed in heavily with a brace before the half was out, first from the spot on 31 minutes and then ten minutes afterward to give Mike Sandmann’s side the win.

 

Carshalton Athletic   1 – 1    Kingstonian   | War Memorial Sports Ground |  Att: 419

The K’s fought back to claim their first point of the season at the War Memorial Sports Ground. Carshalton led through Ricky Korboa’s strike [34′] though just after the break, Louis Theophanous [48′] levelled as Leigh Dynan’s side took a share of the spoils here.

 

Corinthian-Casuals  1 – 1  Merstham   | King George’s Field | Att: 201

Something had to give in this match as both sides had been beaten in their first two league matches. The Moatsiders led on 18 minutes through Reece Hall’s strike though Casuals responded from the penalty spot two minutes shy of the hour mark through substitute Dannny Cunningham. Both sides took their first point of the season as it ended honours-even.

Dorking Wanderers   1 – 2     Lewes  | Meadowbank |   Att: 453

Lewes came away with the points in this battle at Dorking’s new Meadowbank ground. Luke Blewden put the promoted side ahead six minutes before the break. Omarr Lawson doubled the Rooks’ lead on 78 minutes to almost see his side home. Jason Prior bagged another goal two minutes later though the visitors claimed their first victory of the new season here.

Enfield Town  2 – 2  AFC Hornchurch   | Queen Elizabeth II Stadium |  Att: 443

The Urchins produced a stirring comeback to deny Enfield Town the win. Things were looking sweet for Town as Taofiq Olomowewe [18′] and Liam Hope [53′] goals put them in a good position. Though the ‘Never say die’ attitude of Jimmy MacFarlane’s men was on display again as Brad Warner pulled one back with a expert free-kick 11 minutes from time. Sean Marks completed the turnaround on the cusp of full-time as both sides also remain unbeaten.

Harlow Town   0 – 2      Worthing             |  The Harlow Arena  | Att: 220

The visitors withstood the challenge from ten-man Harlow to obtain the win at the Harlow Arena. Goals from Ricky Aguiar [25′] and David Ajiboye [90’+2] did the job to maintain the Woodside outfit’s 100% winning start to the season. Paul Rodgers was the man dismissed for the hosts.

 

Leatherhead  2 – 1  Haringey Borough   | Fetchams Grove  | Att: 335

The Tanners overcame Borough at Fetchams Grove to attain their first win of the season. Strikes from Shaun Okojie [18′] and Travis Gregory [31′] saw player-manager Nikki Bull’s team lead by two at the interval. Haringey halved that deficit two minutes into the second period through hot-shot Joel Nouble though Leatherhead held firm to get the points, Haringey are seeking their first win of the new season.

 

Potters Bar Town  1 – 1  Whitehawk    | Pakex Stadium  | Att: 174

The Scholars continued their promising start to the new campaign as they held Whitehawk here. Steve Brown put Potters Bar ahead on 34 minutes though that lead only lasted five minutes before Harry Shooman restored parity for the visitors. The hosts have taken seven points from their opening 3 matches while the Hawks have taken five from their three games.

 

Tonbridge Angels   1 – 0    Burgess Hill Town     | Longmead   | Att: 409

Tonbridge recorded a narrow win over over the Hillians at Longmead. Joe Turner grabbed the only goal on 26 minutes as Steve Mckimm’s team remain unbeaten. Burgess Hill will need to get that first win on the board soon.

Wingate & Finchley   0 – 3    Folkestone Invicta      | Summers Lane   | Att: 95

Invicta showed their capabilities with a good win at the newly-revamped Summers Lane. Johan ter Horst opened the scoring on ten minutes before second-half strikes from Adam Yusuff [50′] & Jack Evans [57′] completed the win and leave Wingate without a win in their opening three games.

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.

Round-up: Bostik Premier Division (Sat 11th Aug) [BLP 12.8.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to the first of a new season of weekend Bostik Premier Division round-up’s here on my blog.

Update: If you’d like an audio version of the Bostik Lge round-up, add this URL – m.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/grassroots-football-show-extra-results-podcast-13th-august-2018/

Below are the results from the opening weekend’s league action.

Enjoy.

Saturday 11th August

AFC Hornchurch  3 – 0  Leatherhead | Venue: Bridge Avenue | Att: 267

The Urchins provided returning boss Jimmy McFarlane and their fans with three valuable points in their return to Step 3. Goals from Bradley Warner [39′], Jay Porter [52′] & Sean Marks [64′] sent player-boss Nikki Bull’s Tanners to defeat in his first game in charge.

Bishop’s Stortford  1 – 1   Dorking Wanderers  | Att: 274

Dorking held Stortford in this, their first-ever meeting having led just three minutes in through new signing Jason Prior. Adam Flint’s side responded with 20 minutes left through forward Jamie Cureton.

Burgess Hill Town  0 – 1  Potters Bar Town  | Att: 383

The Scholars started their season superbly with a narrow win at Burgess Hill. Dernell Wynter got the only goal with ten minutes remaining here at Potters Bar look to consolidate their place in this division.

Folkestone Invicta  2 – 3  Enfield Town | Att: 449

Enfield came from behind to grab all three points. Kieron McCann gave Invicta the lead just seven minutes into the match before a Nat Blanks OG levelled things five minutes later. Ade Yussuf restored the hosts’ lead on 35 minutes before substitute Brandon Adam’s quick-fire brace [78′ & 79′] turned the course of this match to give Andy Leese’s side the win.

Haringey Borough  2 – 2    Bognor Regis Town | Venue: Coles Park | Att: 246

Haringey were held by Bognor in their opener at Coles Park. Bognor led a minute after the re-start through Jimmy Muitt before Joel Nouble restored parity four minutes later. Borough took the lead on 58 minutes through Karl Akinwande’s curler though that wasn’t the end of the scoring action, An OG [72′] secured the visitors a point.

Kingstonian  2 – 3  Brightlingsea Regent | Venue:  King’s George’s Field  | Att: 255

Regent started their season well with an excellent away win. Harvey Hodd’s brace [14′ & 24′] either side of Louie Theophanous’ strike [16′] gave the Essex side the advantage. Nine minutes into the second half, Billy Hunt made it 1 – 3 before substitute Muhammadu Faal’s late penalty halved the arrears.

Lewes 0 – 1  Carshalton Athletic | Venue: Dripping Pan  | Att: 613

Carshalton defeated Lewes at the Dripping Pan in a battle of two newly-promoted sides. The only goal came just shy of the hour thanks to Ola Sogbanmu’s effort.

Margate  5 – 2  Corinthian-Casuals | Venue: Hartsdown Park | Att: 510

The ‘Gate smashed past Casuals to start their season with a win. Baselle Aristride [11′] and Tom Wynter [19′] put the hosts ahead before a goal-laden first-half was completed by Alex Brown’s long-range brace [38′ & 43′] and Frannie Collin’s goal on the stroke of half-time.

Casuals grabbed two after the break thanks to Warren Mfula [69’] and Gil Carvalho’s late goal though the day belonged to the hosts.

 

Merstham  0 – 3  Tonbridge Angels | Venue: Moatside | Att: 209

Tonbridge grabbed the points at Moatside. Jared Small’s 15th-minute header set the tone as an OG [37′] & Alex Reed’s third four minutes after the re-start sealed a dominant display for the Angels.

Whitehawk  4 – 2  Harlow Town | Att: 300

Harlow’s season didn’t start well as they went down to newcomers Whitehawk. Goode put ‘Hawk ahead with four minutes on the clock before Lucas Rodrigues’ double [21′ & 33′] pretty much sealed the contest. The hosts grabbed a fourth through Marsh-Brown six minutes before the break, after Andre McCollin [42′] had pulled one back for the visitors. A second-half OG did little to improve Town’s chances of grabbing a point as the hosts won out.

Worthing  2 – 1  Wingate & Finchley  | Venue: Woodside | Att: 755

Worthing recovered from a goal down to attain the points at Woodside. Wingate led on 34 minutes thanks to Sean Cronin’s penalty though a brace from debutant Callum Kealy [39′ & 56′] turned the match on its head.

 

 

That’s all from the Bostik Premier for this week. Thanks for reading and have a good week.

Bostik Premier Division Round-up (20.1.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to ‘bonus’ round-up of this weekend’s Isthmian Premier Division action here on my blog. Ahead of this weekend’s weather-affected programme, there was approximately three months of the season remaining before the end-of-season play-offs take over proceedings.

Here is the aforementioned round-up of the results this weekend:

Saturday 20th January

Billericay Town P – P Harrow Borough

| Venue: New Lodge

Despite the hard work of the club groundsman, the match referee deemed the surface unplayable due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Burgess Hill Town P – P  Enfield Town

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Dorking Wanderers  2 – 2  Harlow Town

| Venue: Westhumble Community Stadium   | Attendance: 212

Mid-table Dorking were held at home by struggling Harlow at Westhumble. James McShane put the hosts in the first minute before Lewis Putman doubled the lead 11 minutes later. Harlow, who sold Junior Dadson to Cray Wanderers this week, got back into the match just before the break as Jared Small struck to halve their arrears. Toby Ajala completed the comeback for Town with the leveller 13 minutes from time. Wanderers’ unbeaten run extends to five matches now and sit 16th while Harlow’s mixed form continues, with five defeats in their last nine league matches as they remain 20th.

 

Dulwich Hamlet 1- 2 Merstham

| Venue: Champion Hill   | Attendance: 1,692

Dulwich were the victim of a spirited late comeback at Champion Hill, in front of nearly 1,700 fans. Hamlet led on the quarter-hour as Ashley Carew had put them ahead, though after the break a brace from Charlie Penny [77′ & 81′] turned the tide of the match and in doing so, handed Merstham their first win in seven league outings. League leaders Dulwich’s second defeat on-the-trot sees them concede ground to chasers Billericay who now have seven matches in hand on Gavin Rose’s side. Merstham rise to 17th spot after a super afternoon for them.

 

Folkestone Invicta P – P Lowestoft Town

| Venue: Fullicks Stadium

This match was postponed, presumably due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Kingstonian 0 – 1 Brightlingsea Regent

| Venue: Fetcham Grove   | Attendance: 221

An early goal from Robert Harvey [7′] was enough to give Brightlingsea all three points at Fetcham Grove. The K’s have now only won two of their last nine league encountersand they fall to 18th spot. Regent are now unbeaten in four matches and rise to 12th spot in the table.

 

Leiston P – P Tonbridge Angels

| Venue: Victory Road

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Margate 3- 2 Tooting & Mitcham Utd

| Venue: Hartsdown Park | Attendance: 542

Play-off chasing Margate held off Tooting in a challenging encounter to record the win at Hartsdown Park. The visitors took a surprise lead through Peter Wedgeworth’s second-minute strike before hot-shot Jordan Chiedozie restored parity for the ‘Gate from the penalty spot 12 minutes later. Chiedozie struck again just four minutes later to wrestle the initative back for Steve Watt’s side. Three minutes after the break, Sam Blackman made it 3-1 before Chace O’Neill’s goal [65′] ensured a tight finish. Even so, Margate recorded the win and their unbeaten stretch extends to five matches now as they rise to 6th spot. Tooting’s struggles go on as they lost for the fourth match in-a-row, remaining second-bottom, just four points clear of bottom side Burgess Hill having played four games more.

 

Needham Market 3 – 3 Hendon

| Venue: Bloomfields    | Attendance: 239

The Marketmen struck late to clinch a point in this topsy-turvy encounter at Bloomfields. The hosts led twelve minutes in through Jeremiah Kamanzi’s opener though on 33 minutes, play-off chasing Hendon levelled courtesy of Josh Walker’s strike. After the break, a quick-fire brace from Ashley Nathaniel-George [50′ & 53′] put Hendon in command though out-of-form Needham grabbed a point after Adam Mills struck with a brace of his own [60′ & 88′]. Needham’s winless run goes on though, now sitting at six matches as they remain 21st, six points clear of the solitary relegation place. Hendon’s good run continues with five wins & two losses in their last nine matches, they sit 5th, in the play-offs by virtue of superior goal difference.

 

Staines Town P – P Worthing | Venue: Wheatsheaf Park

This match was postponed due to an unplayable pitch.

 

Thurrock 2- 0 Leatherhead

Venue: Ship Lane | Attendance: 162

Mark Stimson’s side emerged from this battle at Ship Lane with another important three points in the bag. First-half goals from Remi Sutton [37′] and Michael Pindy secured the win, their fourth in their last nine matches now, as they rise to 13th spot. Leatherhead’s eight-match unbeaten league run ended here though player-boss Sammy Moore’s side are still well-placed in 10th spot, just three points outside the play-off places.

 

Wingate & Finchley 1 – 0 Metropolitan Police

Venue: Summers Lane | Attendance: 90

Wingate edged to victory in this match between two play-off chasing sides at Summers Lane. After a match that didn’t quite fizz into life in the first half, five minutes after the break Wingate striker Afolabi Obafemi broke the deadlock to eventually seal the points over Jim Cooper’s determined Met side. The hosts’ have now won six of their last nine league outings as they go up to 9th place while Met Police are still on a decent run themselves with only three losses in their last nine matches after today. They reside in 8th place, a point ahead of their opponents here and just two points off the play-offs.

That’s your lot for this weekend in the Premier Division though you can find my other articles here – Bostik Division North: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/01/20/bostik-division-north-round-up-20-1-18/

FA Cup 3QR (NL South & Isthmian P & N sides) (1.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the action from the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round focusing on National League South and Isthmian League Premier Division & Division North sides. Who made it to the Fourth Qualifying Round, only one round away from the First Round Proper? Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 30th September

Ashford Town (Middx) 1 – 2 Leatherhead

Venue: The Robert Parker Stadium    | Attendance: 277

The Tangerines started well though ultimately exited at the hands of Isthmian Premier Division side Leatherhead at the Robert Parker Stadium. Alex Fisher’s penalty gave the hosts the lead after just three minutes. The Tanners were level 11 minutes later through Lee Minshull’s goal. On 56 minutes, ex-pro striker Jack Midson got the winner to seal Sammy Moore’s side a place in the Fourth Qualifying Round.

Bath City   3 – 0   Hemel Hempstead Town

Venue: Twerton Park   | Attendance: 510

National League South side Bath left it late to seal their place in the round with victory over fellow NL South side Hemel at Twerton Park. The Romans led on 45 minutes through skipper Frankie Artus before  late goals Andy Watkins (90’+1) and substitute Jamie Lucas (90’+3) sealed the hosts’ progression.

Brackley Town 4 – 1  Braintree Town

Venue: St James Park, Churchill Way | Attendance: 383

NL North side comfortably defeated NL South side Braintree at St James Park. Glenn Walker gave the Saints the lead after only four minutes. Luke Graham made it two ten minutes into the second half, before Ellis Myles extended the lead still further only a minute later. Aaron Williams struck on 65 minutes to eliminate any doubt that Kevin Wilkin’s side would progress. The Iron pulled one back through substitute Karl Olyide with ten minutes left though they exit the competition here.

Burgess Hill Town  1 – 0  Wealdstone

Venue: Leylands Park | Attendance: 590

Isthmian Premier side Burgess Hill struck late to send NL South side Wealdstone out in front of a good crowd at Leylands Park. Cheik Toure got the only goal on the stroke of 90 minutes to seal the Hillians’ place in the next round.

Chelmsford City  2 – 1   Weymouth

Venue: Melbourne Park   | Attendance: 664

Chelmsford sealed their place in the next round by defeating the Terras at Melbourne Park. Chris Dickson’s spot-kick put the Clarets ahead on 58 minutes. Dickson completed his brace with a cracking drive with ten minutes to play. The visitors pulled one back a minute from time through Baker though the Evo-Stik Southern Premier side go out.

Cinderford Town  2 –  3   Hampton & Richmond Borough

Venue: The Causeway

Hampton overcame a scare to book their place in the next round. Declan Morley-Lyne gave the hosts the lead in the first minute. Taurean Roberts’ header on 32 minutes restored parity for the NL South side, though Cinderford went ahead once again through skipper Lewis’s penalty on the hour. Substitute Brendan Kiernan changed the course of this match though with a brace (80’ & 88’) which sealed Alan Dowson’s side’s progression and heartbreak for the hosts.

Concord Rangers  3 – 0 Dorking Wanderers

Venue: Thames Road  | Attendance: 141

NL South side Concord ensured their place in the next round at the expense of Isthmian Premier side Dorking at Thames Road. Amos Nasha gave the Beach Boys the lead on 17 minutes. After the break, goals from captain Steve Cawley (50’) and Jordan Cox (59’) sealed the win for Adam Flanagan’s side.

Eastbourne Borough   0 –  2    Bognor Regis Town

Venue: Priory Lane  | Attendance: 762

Bognor sealed their place in the next round by defeating NL South rivals Eastbourne at Priory Lane. Ollie Pearce’s brace (10’ & 49’) sealed the win for Jack Pearce’s men at the expense of former Rocks manager Jamie Howell and his Sports side.

East Thurrock Utd 2 – 2  Harlow Town

Venue: Rookery Hill

Harlow held the Rocks to a draw at Rookery Hill. Talimanic striker Sam Higgins put the hosts ahead on 18 minutes though Alex Read levelled for Town on the half-hour. Xavier Vidal gave the visitors the lead just four minutes later. Higgins struck again on 66 minutes to level for John Coventry’s side. Harlow had to play the last 24 minutes with a man down as Craig Pope was dismissed for two bookings. Higgins had a spot-kick saved by Town ‘keeper Ben McNamara with 13 minutes remaining so it will go to a replay at the Harlow Arena on Tuesday night.

Enfield Town  3 – 0   Phoenix Sports

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium | Attendance: 501

A bumper Enfield crowd saw Isthmian Premier side Town defeat Isthmian South side Phoenix. Mario Noto (7’) and Simon Thomas (10’) put the hosts two ahead early-on before substitute Montell Moore sealed the win with three minutes left.

Folkestone Invicta  2 – 1   Aylesbury Utd

Venue: The Fullicks Stadium  | Attendance: 473

Invicta sealed the win after being pegged back initially at The Fullicks. Joe Taylor put Invicta ahead on 25 minutes, before Lea Coulter levelled six minutes before the break. Adam Yusuff got the winner eleven minutes into the second half to seal their place in the next round.

Haringey Borough 4 – 1 Bideford AFC

Venue: Coles Park  | Attendance: 267

Haringey produced a good performance to make the next round at Coles Park.  Rolston Gabriel put the hosts ahead on 24 minutes. After the break, Anthony McDonald doubled the lead five minutes into the second half. Gabriel struck twice more (62’ & 72’) to claim the match ball and seal the win. Craig Allan’s goal a minute from time was scant consolation for the Robins who exit the competition here.

Hayes & Yeading Utd  0 – 4  Havant & Waterlooville

Venue:  Beaconsfield Road   | Attendance: 241

NL South side Havant produced an excellent away-day performance to seal the win at ten-man Hayes & Yeading. Hayes were a man light after 50 minutes as skipper Spyros Mentis was dismissed. The Hawks took full advantage of that as Rory Williams opened the scoring on 55 minutes. Jason Prior made it two four minutes later before goals from Ryan Woodford (61’) and substitute James Hayter (74’) sealed the visitors’ progression to the next round.

Fellow Non-League blogger Peter Dudley was at this match and his report is here: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/10/01/hayes-yeading-united-0-havant-waterlooville-4/

Hereford   2 – 0  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Edgar Street   | Attendance: 2,440

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Hereford won of the battle of the Step 4 sides in front of a big crowd at Edgar Street. Second-half goals from Keyon Reffell (61’) and John Mills (pen 65’) were enough to seal the win for Peter Beadle’s side.

Heybridge Swifts 2 – 1   Frome Town

Venue: Scraley Road    | Attendance: 244

Isthmian North side Swifts continued their fine FA Cup run with a good win at Scraley Road. Hot-shot Juan Luque put the hosts ahead on the half-hour. Chas Hemmings levelled for Town with 16 minutes remaining though Jody Brown’s side were not to be denied as Sam Bantick got the winner four minutes later.

Hungerford Town 1 – 1   Billericay Town

Venue: Bulpit Lane | Attendance: 507

NL South side held ambitious Isthmian Premier side Billericay at Bulpit Lane. Stefan Brown’s spot-kick on 31 minutes put the Crusaders ahead. Substitute Ricky Modeste levelled for the Blues on 67 minutes and despite pressure from the visitors, a replay is required at New Lodge in midweek.

Margate  2 – 0   Herne Bay

Venue: Hartsdown Park  | Attendance: 1,009

A bumper crowd saw Isthmian Premier side Margate prevail at Hartsdown Park. A brace from Jordan Chiedozie (53’ & 59’) sealed the win for Steve Watt’s side over their Isthmian Division South visitors.

Needham Market  1 – 6    Dartford

Venue: Bloomfields | Attendance: 379

NL South side Dartford put in a devastating performance to reach the next round at Bloomfields. Alfie Pavey’s first-half hat-trick (21’,35’ & 45’) put the Darts in command and Tom Murphy put the result beyond doubt four minutes into the second half. Sam Nunn pulled one back for the Marketmen on 66 minutes though Andy Pugh made it 5-1 five minutes later. Needham were a man down with 8 minutes to play as Billy Holland was dismissed. Hayes got the sixth in added-time to seal a great day for Tony Burman’s side.

Oxford City  4 – 2   Leiston

Venue: Marsh Lane     | Attendance: 185

NL South side Oxford City struck very late to seal their place in the next round. Byron Lawrence gave the visitors the lead after six minutes. City levelled ten minutes later through Joe Oastler. Isthmian Premier side Leiston re-took the lead through Matt Blake on 73 minutes though Dave Pearce restored parity again for the hosts with nine minutes to play before two stoppage-time goals from Enza Forde and Rob Sinclair sealed a narrow win for Mark Jones’ side.

St Albans City 2 – 1   Bridport

Venue: Clarence Park    |

NL South side St Albans got the win at Clarence Park. Shaun Lucien gave the hosts the lead on 24 minutes before Kiangebeni doubled the lead seven minutes later. Bridport did pull one back through Leigh Bailey nine minutes into the second half though Ian Allinson’s held out to book their place in the next round.

Slough Town  2 – 1  Poole Town

Venue: Arbour Park    |    Attendance: 680

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Slough upset NL South side Poole to book their place in the next round. The visitors took the lead through Warren Bentley’s goal on the half-hour. Slough levelled through Chris Flood twele minutes into the second half before George Wells sent the Rebels’ crowd wild with the winner with seven minutes to play.

Truro City   4 – 1  AFC Sudbury

Venue: Treyew Road   | Attendance: 359

NL South side Truro held off the challenge of Isthmian North side Sudbury at Treyew Road to make the next round for the first time in their history. Sudbury started well as they took the lead four minutes in thanks to Tevan Allen’s goal. The hosts levelled through Chris Todd a minute before the break. Aaron Lamont put City ahead for the first time six minutes into the second-half before  late goals from Tyler Harvey (84’) and Stewart Yetton (90’) sealed the White Tigers’ progress into the next round.

Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (9.9.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Bostik League Premier Division here on my blog. Here’s a round-up of the action that transpired on Saturday 9th September. Enjoy.

Billericay Town 1  – 0  Leatherhead

Venue: New Lodge      Attendance: 1, 651

Billericay held on in the battle of the table-toppers in front of a big crowd at New Lodge. Jake Robinson put ‘Ricay ahead on 19 minutes though their job was made harder by the dismissal of captain Paul Konchesky just before half-time. The Tanners couldn’t find their way past the Blues backline though and the hosts’ picked up their fifth straight win.

Brightlingsea Regent  2 – 1  Enfield Town

Venue: North Road                    Attendance: 263

Regent edged Enfield to rack up their third win of the campaign. Josh Gould put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes, though Simon Thomas levelled things up 12 minutes into the second half. James Webster’s side would not be denied though as Billy Hunt grabbed the winner seven minutes from time.

Dorking Wanderers  0 – 1  Dulwich Hamlet

Venue: London Road                Attendance: 331

Dulwich narrowly won this one at London Road. Ricky Hayles scored the only goal two minutes in, though the visitors did have to battle to secure the win. Gavin Rose’s side have now won three of their opening six matches.

Folkestone Invicta  2 – 0   Staines Town

Venue:  The Fullicks Stadium             Attendance: 401

Invicta took all three points at the Fullicks. Joe Taylor put the hosts’ ahead on 21 minutes and secured the win in stoppage-time through Kieron McCann. Invicta are in 8th spot following their third win of the season.

Harlow Town 2 – 1 Tonbridge Angels

Venue: The Harlow Arena             Attendance: 234

Harlow picked up the win at the Harlow Arena. Nigel Neite put the hosts in the driving seat after just two minutes. Alexander Akrofi levelled the match for Tonbridge just before half-time. The ever-reliable Alex Read got the winner for Danny Chapman’s side with 20 minutes remaining.

Harrow Borough  2 – 2  Merstham

Venue: Earlsmead           Attendance: 140

Harrow came from behind though had to settle for a point at Earlsmead. Merstham led on 25 minutes through Ryan Hall’s strike. Nine minutes later, Reis Stanislaus levelled for Borough, though Hall struck again on the hour as the Moatsiders re-took the lead. Adam Richards secured a point for the hosts with a 86th-minute leveller. Harrow have only lost one of their opening six matches.

Kingstonian  3 – 2  Lowestoft Town

Venue: Feltcham Grove                              Attendance: 218

Kingstonian recovered to pick up the win against ten-man Lowestoft. The visitors were down to ten after only 14 minutes as Dean Leacock was dismissed. Ollie Humphrey put Lowie ahead though ten minutes before the interval. The K’s were level only a minute later thanks to Kane Haysman’s strike. The Trawlerboys once again took the lead from the spot, courtesy of Jake Reed’s penalty three minutes after the interval. Lewis Taylor restored parity with 14 minutes to go before substitute Ricky Sappleton got the winner two minutes later to give Craig Edwards’ side their third win of the campaign.

Leiston 3 – 1  Thurrock

Venue: Victory Road               Attendance: 253

Leiston were too strong for Thurrock at Victory Road. Matt Blake gave the Blues the lead on 28 minutes, before Jack Ainsley’s penalty eight minutes before half-time doubled the lead. Reece Morgan pulled one back for the Fleet a minute before the interval. Blake popped up again six minutes into the second half to make sure of the hosts’ fourth win of the campaign & they are the only side that remain unbeaten in the division.

Metropolitan Police  1 – 2   Hendon

Venue: Imber Court              Attendance: 110

Hendon won this one at the death at Imber Court. Zak Joseph gave Hendon the lead on eight minutes, before Jay Gasson levelled with 24 minutes remaining. Substitute Keagan Cole scored the winner in stoppage-time after his initial penalty was saved. Hendon go into the top four with this, their fourth win of the season.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd 1 – 1  Needham Market

Venue: Imperial Fields            Attendance: 230

Tooting recovered to hold mid-table Needham at Imperial Fields. Sam Nunn put the visitors ahead after just two minutes though Eddie Dines struck to restore parity just before half-time. Tooting are one of only two sides yet to win in the Isthmian Premier so far this term.

Wingate & Finchley   2 – 0   Burgess Hill Town

Venue: Summers Lane           Attendance: 74

A second-half brace sealed the points for Wingate at Summers Lane. Rob Laney’s double (63’ & 90’) fired Keith Rowland’s side to their fourth win of the campaign.

Worthing 0 – 5 Margate

Venue: Nyewood Lane             Attendance: 256

Bottom side Worthing’s troubles intensified after this drubbing by Margate at Bognor Regis Town’s Nyewood Lane. Margate took the lead after six minutes through Orlando Smith’s goal and Jordan Chiedozie doubled the lead ten minutes before half-time. Both sides were a man light just before half-time as Worthing’s Daniel Akinwunwi and Chiedozie both saw red for violent conduct. Margate poured on the misery after the break though as Frankie Collin netted  a 13-minute hat-trick (61’,67’ & 74’) to seal Margate’s third win of the season. Worthing boss Gary Elphick resigned from his post following this match and I wish him well for the future. The Mackerel Men are pointless from their opening six matches.

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FA Cup FQR & Bostik League South Results round-up – 1st-3rd September 2017

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello one & all and welcome to a lengthy round-up of some FA Cup First Qualifying Round (FQR) ties focusing on Bostik League sides plus two results from Bostik Division South fixtures this weekend. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

FA Cup FQR

Friday 1st September 2017

Kingstonian 3  – 2  Shoreham

Venue: Feltcham Grove   Attendance: 218

Bostik Premier side Kingstonian edged Bostik South side Shoreham at Feltcham Grove to advance to the next round. New signing Kane Haysman gave the K’s the lead after eight minutes. The Musselmen responded six minutes later as Evan Archibald levelled for the visitors. Shoreham took the lead four minutes before the interval through Mark Goldson’s strike. Craig Edwards’ men went into half-time level, courtesy of a Lewis Taylor spot-kick just before the break. Taylor scored another penalty with 18 minutes left to see his side progress. Shoreham had to see out the last four minutes with ten men as Scott Packer was dismissed for two bookings.

Saturday 2nd September

AFC Sudbury  1 –  1  Mildenhall Town

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium   Attendance: 239

Mildenhall came from behind to deny Sudbury the win at the Wardale Williams Stadium. Jake Turner gave the Yellows the lead six minutes into the second half. Mildenhall’s Jake Chambers-Shaw restored parity with 20 minutes left and the stalemate continued so a replay at Recreation Way is required in midweek.

Arlesey Town 0 – 7  Heybridge Swifts        

Venue: New Lamb Meadow       Attendance: 163

Heybridge produced a superb display to thump Arlesey in their own back-yard. In the first minute, Juan Luque set the tone as he gave Swifts the lead. Only two minutes afterward, Luke Callander doubled the lead. The hosts did get some respite though after the break the floodgates opened as Luque grabbed his second two minutes after the interval. Sam Bantick made it four on the hour before full-back Ben Sampayo’s goal after 67 minutes erased any doubt Jody Brown’s side would prevail here. Late goals from Joe Gardner (70’) and substitute Joshua Fagbohun (85’) sealed a dominant display and sees Swifts through to the next round.

Ashford Town (Middx)  2 – 0  Corinthian Casuals 

Venue: Short Lane   Attendance: 125

Ashford secured an important win and progression to the next round at Short Lane. Mark Bitmead gave Town the lead after 25 minutes, before Dan Fleming struck on the half-hour to seal the win for the hosts. Casuals finished the match with ten-men as substitute Reyon Dillon was dismissed for two bookings, 16 minutes after coming on.

Aylesbury 1 –  3   Leiston

Venue: SRD Stadium     Attendance: 109

Leiston saw off the challenge of Aylesbury to progress to the next round. Loanee Byron Lawrence opened the scoring six minutes before the break. Leiston doubled their advantage through Dominic Docherty’s goal nine minutes into the second half and Seb Dunbar made the match safe three minutes later. Jonny Montgomery grabbed what turned out to be a consolation for the hosts 14 minutes from time. Leiston had to play the last six minutes a man light as Docherty was given his marching orders late on.

Bedford Town 0 – 2   Lowestoft Town       

Venue: Meadow Lane           Attendance: 264

Lowestoft Town progressed to the next round with this win at Meadow Lane. An Ollie Swain OG on 26 minutes gifted the Trawlerboys the lead. Travis Cole struck just past the hour to seal the win for Ady Gallagher’s men.

Billericay Town 5  –  0  Didcot Town

Venue: New Lodge     Attendance: 1,159

Billericay eventually powered past Didcot Town to advance into the next round. The Blues led on 40 minutes through hot-shot Jake Robinson. Robinson struck again with 23 minutes remaining to send Glenn Tamplin’s side on their way. Substitute Ricky Modeste made it three with 17 minutes to play before late goals by Robinson (to complete his hat-trick) and Adam Cunnington (pen) sealed a hefty win to delight the ‘Ricay supporters.

Cheshunt  2 – 0   Takeley

Venue: Theobalds Lane                Attendance: 185

Cheshunt prevailed in Steve Newing’s first match in charge at Theobalds Lane. A quick-fire double by Kyle Roberts (65’) and hot-shot Jason Hallett (67’) sealed the win over ESL side Takeley, whose excellent FA Cup adventure ends here.

Clapton  0 – 3 Needham Market

Venue: Old Spotted Dog Stadium   Attendance: 143

Bostik Premier side Needham improved in the second-half to take the win at the OSD. Gareth Heath gave the Marketmen the lead 20 minutes into the second half. Late goals from Luke Ingram and Callum Harrison secured the win and ended Clapton’s good run in the competition.

Dorking Wanderers 3 –  2 Worthing

Venue: London Road           Attendance: 281

Dorking fought back and consigned fellow Bostik Premier side Worthing to another defeat at London Road.  David Ray gave Wanderers the lead after six minutes, though Isaac Newton (no, not that one!) levelled on 26 minutes. Worthing grabbed the lead through James Fraser’s goal four minutes after the break. Marc White’s side responded just eight minutes later as Isaac Philpott restored parity. Matthew Briggs got the winner 22 minutes from time to seal the hosts’ path to the next round.

Dulwich Hamlet  3 – 1  Hastings Utd

Venue: Champion Hill         Attendance: 1,288

Dulwich produced an extraordinary comeback to seal their place in the next round. Hastings led just before the break through Ollie Rowe though the drama was yet to come. Recent signing Nana Boakye-Yiadom came off the bench and turned the tide with a superb 11-minute hat-trick to give Gavin Rose’s side the win.

Enfield Town 2 – 1  Harrow Borough

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium    Attendance: 421

Enfield struck late-on to secure their place in the next round at the QE II Stadium. Simon Thomas gave the Towners the lead after 11 minutes. Fellow Bostik Premier side Harrow levelled with 14 minutes to play through Michael Bryan’s strike. Thomas grabbed his brace and the win for Andy Leese’s men two minutes from time.

Erith Town  0 – 3  Burgess Hill Town

Venue: Oakwood          Attendance: 105

Burgess Hill took their place in the 2nd Qualifying Round with this win at VCD Athletic’s Oakwood. A brace from Tony Garrod (21’ & 42’) put the Hillians comfortably ahead at the break. Substitute Pat Harding made sure though with a goal moments from time.

Faversham Town 3 –  1  Tonbridge Angels     

Venue: Salters Lane     Attendance: 346

Bostik Premier side Tonbridge exited the competition at the hands of Bostik South’s Faversham at Salters Lane. Mark Lovell put the Lilywhites ahead on six minutes, before Lovell struck again on the half-hour. Andre McCollin cut the arrears in half for the Angels nine minutes before the break. Matthew Bourne pounced on 67 minutes to restore Faversham’s two-goal cushion and seal the tie.

Folkestone Invicta  3 – 2  Greenwich Borough  

Venue: The Fullicks Stadium     Attendance: 351

Folkestone sealed a last-minute win at the Fullicks. Ex-pro striker Charlie MacDonald gave Greenwich the lead eight minutes in. Samuel Hasler restored parity just before half-time. Greenwich once again took the initiative through Travis Gregory just before the hour.  Greenwich were a man down when Kaka Dembele was sent off with 23 minutes remaining. Invicta took advantage & were level with 15 minutes remaining thanks to Michael Everitt ‘s goal. The game wasn’t finished there though as Kieron McCann’s header sealed a narrow win for Neil Cugley’s men.

Gorleston 0 – 4 Barking

Venue: Emerald Park       Attendance: 192

Barking produced a good display to progress to the next round. Theo Ola gave the Blues the lead on 28 minutes, before Dan Gilchrist made it two eight minutes later. After the break, Justin Gardner’s men made the win safe with goals from Alan Taylor (54’) and Gilchrist’s second of the afternoon (72’).

Hanwell Town  4 – 1 Brightlingsea Regent      

Venue: Perivale Lane      Attendance: 142

Step 4 Hanwell upset Regent to reach the next round at Perivale Lane. Charlie Mitchell put the hosts ahead after seven minutes. Glen Yala made it two four minutes before the break. Regent reduced their arrears through Matt Cripps’ goal a minute before half-time. Though second-half goals from Oliver Duffy (56’) and Yala’s second of the afternoon (86’) sealed the hosts’ progression here.

Haringey Borough  1  – 1 Hitchin Town

Venue: Coles Park        Attendance: 171

Haringey fought back to level this encounter at Coles Park. An Quba Gordon OG 12 minutes in gave Hitchin the lead before Rakim Richards levelled just past the hour to force a replay in midweek.

Hendon  1 – 1   Wingate & Finchley     

Venue: Silver Jubilee Park         Attendance: 298

Hendon forced a replay late-on in front of nearly 300 fans at Silver Jubilee Park. After a goal-less first half, Wingate led through Spencer McCall’s goal two minutes after the re-start. Hendon struck three minutes from time thanks to Rian Bray’s leveller and deny fellow Bostik Premier side the win.

Herne Bay 3 – 1 Walton Casuals

Venue: Winch’s Field     Attendance: 192

Herne Bay triumphed in this all-Bostik South contest at Winch’s Field. Junior Aikhionbare gave the Bay the lead nine minutes before the break. Roscoe D’Sane restored parity from the spot with 23 minutes remaining though late strikes from Alex Mulrooney-Skinner (77’) and substitute Nassim Dukali (90’) sealed a good win for John Embery’s men.

Hertford Town  1 – 1  Grays Athletic   

Venue: Hertingfordbury Park       Attendance: 315

Hertford came from behind to force a replay against Grays at Hertfordingbury Park. Hot-shot Kieran Bishop gave Ath the lead from penalty spot on 21 minutes. With 15 minutes to play, Tommy Wade struck to give Town another chance for FA Cup glory at Parkside in midweek.

Horsham 6 – 0 Ashford Utd

Venue: Goring’s Mead         Attendance: 243

Horsham powered to a big win over fellow Bostik South side Ashford at Goring’s Mead. Most of the damage was done in the first half as goals in the opening 20 minutes from Darren Boswell (11’) and Toby House (18’) gave the Hornets a decent cushion to build from. And that they did as House grabbed his second of the afternoon 11 minutes before the break and Steve Metcalf made it 4-0 at half-time. Second-half goals from Michael Waller (58’) and Robert O’Toole (62’) sealed the thumping win for Dominic Di Paola’s men.

Leatherhead 6  –  0 Cray Valley PM     

Venue: Feltcham Grove        Attendance: 283

Leatherhead sealed the place in the next round with a dominant performance at Feltcham Grove. Chike Kandi put the Tanners ahead on 28 minutes, before Jack Midson grabbed a quick-fire brace (32’ & 37’) to put the hosts three up. Kandi grabbed his second seven minutes before the break before completing his hat-trick eight minutes into the second half. Sam Blackman completed the rout seven minutes from time for Sammy Moore’s side.

Maldon & Tiptree 3 – 3 Hayes & Yeading Utd   

Venue: Park Drive         Attendance: 91

Maldon need a late-leveller to force a replay at Park Drive. Things started well for Maldon as Junior Ogedi-Uzowke gave them the lead from the spot 13 minutes before half-time. Hayes fought back though after the break as Harry Wise struck five minutes after half-time. The visitors took the lead through an unfortunate OG six minutes later. Ryan Gondoh restored parity just past the hour before Immanuelson Duku scored from the penalty spot on 68 minutes. 2-3. Johnville Renee grabbed a late equaliser to force a replay in midweek.

Margate   3 – 1   East Grinstead Town

Venue: Hartsdown Park        Attendance: 458

Margate prevailed in this one in front of a good down on the 3G at Hartsdown Park. Harry Stannard put the Gate ahead after 18 minutes, before Jordan Chiedozie doubled the lead seven minutes afterward. Chiedozie struck again eight minutes after the break to seal the win. Bostik South side East Grinstead pulled one back from the spot thanks to Marcus Elliot with six minutes left though the Bostik Premier side went through.

Metropolitan Police  3 –  2  Staines Town   

Venue: Imber Court

Met Police edged this all-Isthmian Premier encounter at Imber Court. Ryan James gave the Met the lead on the half-hour before Staines’ Max Worsfold levelled three minutes before half-time. A double-salvo from Charlie Collins (50’) and Tom Bird (54’) gave Jim Cooper’s side a cushion though the Swans still ensured a nervy ending through Elliot Buchanan’s consolation two minutes from time.

Phoenix Sports 2 –  0 Eastbourne Town

Venue: The Mayplace Ground          Attendance: 177

Phoenix secured their passage into the next round late-on at the Mayplace Ground. Goals from Jack Hopkins (82’) and Kweku Ansah (90’) were enough to win this one for the Isthmian South side.

Potters Bar Town  1 – 0  Bishop’s Stortford

Venue: Pakex Stadium        Attendance: 181

Isthmian North Potters Bar edged out Stortford to send the Evo-Stik Southern Premier side out of the competition. Eoin Casey got the only goal with 25 minutes remaining on a good day for Steve Ringrose’s side.

Ramsgate 3 – 3 Egham Town         

Venue: Southwood Stadium        Attendance: 204

Ramsgate came from behind three times to force a replay at Southwood. Egham led three minutes into the second half through Matthew Woods’ goal. Tom Chapman levelled for the hosts four minutes later before a penalty from Brendan Matthews on 58 minutes made it 1-2. Egham were sitting pretty as Louis Stead gave them a two-goal cushion with 13 minutes left. The Rams recovered though as late goals from Alfie Paxman (82’) and Luke Wheatley (90’) denied the visitors an impressive win.

Thamesmead Town 3 – 0 Lewes   

Venue: Princes Park        Attendance: 104

Thamesmead sent fellow Isthmian South side Lewes out with a good display at Princes Park. An early brace from Paul Vines (2’ & pen 17) put the Mead ahead and substitute Tashi-Jay Kwayie added a third with 13 minutes to play to seal a good day for Tommy Warrilow’s men.

Thurrock  1 – 1  Harlow Town         

Venue: Ship Lane    Attendance: 159

Harlow were denied the win late-on at Ship Lane. The Hawks led through Tommie Fagg’s opener just before the break. Thurrock did force a replay though as Lewwis Spence’s 25-yarder restored parity with just four minutes remaining.

Tilbury 0  –  1 Aylesbury Utd           

Venue: Chadfields       Attendance: 115

Aylesbury edged fellow Step 4 side Tilbury at Chadfields. Tyriq Hunte got the only goal ten minutes into the second half to seal the away-day win.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd  2 –  0   Merstham    

Venue: Imperial Fields       Attendance: 256

A goal in each half secured Tooting’s passage into the next round. Chace O’Neill’s opener three minutes before the break gave the Terrors a half-time lead. Substitute Jake Baxter struck with nine minutes left to send fellow Isthmian Premier side Merstham out of this year’s FA Cup.

Ware  2 – 1  Witham Town               

Venue: Wodson Park            Attendance: 101

Ware survived a second-half comeback from fellow Isthmian North side Witham to prevail at Wodson Park. First-half goals from Denzel Conteh (6’) and Yannick Kamanan (45’) gave the Blues the advantage. Elliott Ronto halved Town’s arrears with 16 minutes left though Kem Kemal’s side held on to progress to the next round.

Yaxley  0 – 1  Dereham Town       

Venue: Leading Drove          Attendance: 125

Dereham grabbed a narrow win at Leading Drove. Daniel Beaumont grabbed the only goal six minutes into the second half to seal the Isthmian North’s side place in the next round.

And..

Hadley 2 – 3 FC Romania    

Venue: Brickfield Lane   Attendance: 65

ESL side FC Romania sealed their place in their next round. Fellow Non-League writer Peter Dudley (Twitter: @ped1980) was at the match and here is his report: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/09/02/hadley-2-fc-romania-3/

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Littlehampton Town  2  – 2  Chipstead      

Venue: St Flora’s Road       Attendance: 229

Bostik South side Chipstead held Littlehampton at St Flora’s Road. Jordan Martin put the visitors ahead on 27 minutes, before Lee Garnham levelled with three minutes to go until the break. After the break, Dan Kempson put Town ahead with 25 minutes remaining though Sam Bell grabbed an equalizer three minutes from time to take it back to High Road for a replay.

Romford 0 – 1  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Ship Lane          Attendance: 333

Hornchurch swept aside Romford at Ship Lane in front of a good crowd. Nathan Cooper scored the only goal with 19 minutes gone to seal the Urchins’ march to the next round. Romford can take some positives though they had goalkeeper Michael Gooch to thank for keeping them in the match.

Saturday 2nd September

Bostik League South

Hythe Town  5 – 1   Guernsey

Venue: Reachfields Stadium     Attendance: 192

Hythe powered their way to a big win at Reachfields. Kenny Pogue gave the Cannons the lead on 26 minutes. Charlie Webster struck to make it two seven minutes before the break, before Pogue got his brace five minutes into the second half. Thomas Dodds got what would be a consolation for the Green Lions 11 minutes from time. Late goals from Dean Grant (89’) and a Jamie Dodd OG (90’) sealed the points for Clive Cook’s side.

Sittingbourne 2  – 1  Whyteleafe    

Venue: Woodstock Park        Attendance: 122

Sittingbourne fought back to claim the points at Woodstock Park. Tommy Hutchings gave the Leafe the lead after eight minutes. After the break, the Brickies restored parity through Kane Rowland’s goal on the hour, before Tom Loynes got the winner on 71 minutes. As a result, Nick Davis’ side go second in the table.

Thank you for reading.

Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (Matchday 5)

Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Bostik League Premier Division here on my blog. Here’s a round-up of the action that transpired on Bank Holiday Monday. Enjoy.

Monday 28th August

Burgess Hill Town  4 – 1  Worthing

Venue: The Green Elephant Stadium        Attendance: 525

Burgess Hill claimed a good win over early basement-boys Worthing. Tony Garrod gave the hosts the lead after just four minutes, before Guy Bolton made it two just three minutes later. Ben Pope pulled one back on 9 minutes for the Rebels to add to a frenetic start to the match. After the break, a Gary Elphick OG on 63minutes and a late goal from substitute Lee Harding sealed the win for Ian Chapman’s side. Worthing are the only side yet to score a point in the division in five matches.

Dulwich Hamlet  2 – 1  Tooting & Mitcham Utd

Venue: Champion Hill         Attendance: 1,668

Dulwich came from behind to grab an important win at in front of a big crowd at Champion Hill. Billy Dunn’s penalty gave Tooting the lead after only six minutes. After the break, Dulwich levelled thanks to Kenny Beaney just before the hour. Beaney grabbed his second with ten minutes left to grab all three points for Gavin Rose’s men.

My good friend & colleague Peter was at the game, here’s his report: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/08/28/dulwich-hamlet-2-tooting-mitcham-united-1/

Enfield Town 1 – 0 Harlow Town

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium    Attendance: 514

Enfield secured a narrow win over Harlow at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. A James Shepherd own-goal on 13 minutes was the difference in this one as the Towners picked up their second win of the campaign.

Hendon 6 – 0  Harrow Borough

Venue: Silver Jubilee Park     Attendance: 316

A first-half blitz helped Hendon to thrash early leaders Harrow at Silver Jubilee Park. Only a minute in, Matt Ball gave Hendon the lead, before Niko Muir made it two just five minutes later. Muir grabbed his second on 16 minutes before sealing a 33-minute hat-trick with 39’ on the watch to give the Greens a 4-0 half-time lead. After the break, goals from Zak Joseph (69’) and Keagan Cole (73’) added more hurt for Steve Baker’s side and end their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Leatherhead 1 – 0  Metropolitan Police

Venue: Feltcham Grove        Attendance: 321

Leatherhead narrowly won this one at Feltcham Grove which saw both sides end with ten players. Sean Clohessy was dismissed with two minutes remaining of the first half for the Tanners. After the break, the visitors also caught the wrath of the referee as Lewis Puttman was sent off for too bookings 11 minutes into the second half. Luke Kandi got the only goal of the game with 13 minutes to play as Sammy Moore’s side go joint-top with this result.

Lowestoft Town  0 – 2  Leiston

Venue: Crown Meadow     Attendance: 593

Leiston secured the win with a two-goal blitz early in the second half, watched by nearly 600 fans at Crown Meadow. Robert Eagle gave the Blues the lead six minutes after the break. Five minutes later, Joe Marsden sealed the points for Glenn Driver’s men and their third win of the season.

Margate 1  –  0  Dorking Wanderers

Venue: Hartsdown Park      Attendance: 630

Margate left it late to overcome Dorking at Hartsdown Park. New signing Jordan Chiedozie got the only goal 17 minutes from time to hand Steve Watt’s side their second triumph thus far this term.

Merstham 1  – 2  Kingstonian

Venue: Moatside      Attendance: 251

Kingstonian recovered from going behind to claim all three points at Moatside. A Ryan Hall penalty five minutes from half-time put Hayden Bird’s team ahead. K’s substitute Tom Derry restored parity 17 minutes into the second half before another penalty, this time from Lewis Taylor five minutes later sealed the points for Craig Edwards’ side.

Needham Market 0 – 3  Brightlingsea Regent

Venue: Bloomfields    Attendance: 347

Regent grabbed an important victory at Bloomfields. George Doyle gave the R’s the lead on the half-hour, before Aaron Condon doubled their advantage nine minutes later. After the restart, Doyle went from ‘hero to zero’ somewhat as he given a straight red card with 18 minutes to go. Needham were reduced to ten themselves only eight minutes afterward as Dan Morphew was dismissed for two bookable offences. Regent secured the win late on through Billy Hunt’s goal in what was Regent boss James Webster’s 400th match in charge of the side, congratulations to him for reaching that milestone.

Staines Town  0 – 5  Wingate & Finchley

Venue: Wheatsheaf Park    Attendance: 266

Wingate picked up another big win at Wheatsheaf Park in a one-sided contest. Sean Cronin gave the Blues the lead after 14 minutes. After the break, Keith Rowland’s side ran riot as Spencer McCall made it 2-0 to the visitors three minutes into the second half. Late goals from substitute Afolabi Obafemi (83’), Luke Ifil (85’) and Cronin’s second from the spot (90’) sealed Wingate’s third win of the season.

Thurrock  0 – 5   Billericay Town 

Venue: Ship Lane      Attendance: 523

Billericay secured their second big win in three days at Ship Lane. Adam Cunnington gave the Blues the lead after just three minutes, before Jake Robinson made it two on the quarter-hour. Robinson grabbed his brace eight minutes later to give the visitors a healthy cushion. Four minutes into the second half, Cunnington grabbed his second of the afternoon. Billy Bricknell added a fifth 20 minutes into the second half to seal a convincing win for Glenn Tamplin’s side.

Tonbridge Angels 2 – 3 Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Longmead    Attendance: 534

Folkestone came from behind twice to record a good win at Longmead. Joe Turner put the Angels ahead on the quarter-hour. Adam Yusuff restored parity for Invicta six minutes later from the penalty spot. Ex-pro Nathan Elder put the hosts back ahead on 24 minutes and that stood until half-time. After the interval though, Scott Heard levelled on 53 minutes for Neil Cugley’s side. The telling blow landed only three minutes later as Joshua Vincent got what turned out to be the winner and Invicta’s second win of the new season.

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