Round-up: Bostik Division North (Fri 16/Sat 17 Nov) [BLN 18.11.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to the latest of my regular round-ups of the action in Bostik Division North this weekend. How did your side do? Following that are the results from both the Bostik South Central and Bostik South East Divisions this weekend.

Friday 16th Nov

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Witham Town   1 – 3  Aveley  | Spa Road  | Att: 166

Aveley started off the weekend’s action with a win at Spa Road. Tom Richardson put the visitors here ahead after only three minutes, although Johnny Ashman levelled for Town only six minutes later. The Millers found another gear after the break though as goals from Sam Cross [49’] and Reggie Hubbard [90’] saw them to a fourth straight win and leave their hosts still bottom of the standings.

Sat 17th Nov

Barking  2 – 1  Soham Town Rangers | Mayesbrook Park | Att: 73

The Blues took advantage of a good start here to record their third win in their last six outings. Joshua Davidson broke the deadlock after seven minutes before Darelle Russell made it two with 34 minutes on the watch. Soham responded late on through prolific scorer Sam Mulready though they fell to their 5th loss in their last six matches and remain second-bottom. Barking sit 12th.

Basildon Utd  0 – 1  Felixstowe & Walton Utd   | Gardiners Close | Att: 100

The new era at the Bees under joint-managers Michael Walther and Lee Connor started with a narrow defeat at home to Felixstowe. Sam Ford got the only goal after 27 minutes to the visitors to their sixth win of the season thus far and they reside in ninth place. Basildon’s winless stretch extends to six matches now and therefore drop to 5th place.

Brentwood Town  3 – 0  Bowers & Pitsea   | Brentwood Arena  | Att: 190

Town got arguably the result of their league season thus far by defeating under-par Bowers and consequently ending their unbeaten streak this term. The hosts broke the stalemate thanks to goalkeeper James Pellin’s long free-kick midway through the first half. Two former Bowers players struck the other goals with Ryan Mallett [49’] and substitute Charlee Hughes [82’] also netting to give Craig Shipman’s men their third win of the campaign. Rob Small’s side remain top on goal difference.

Bury Town  2 – 3  Coggeshall Town   | Ram Meadow  | Att: 372

Coggeshall went joint-top of the division after coming through in this thriller at Ram Meadow. Cemal Ramadan’s spot-kick after four minutes gave the hosts the lead though two quick-fire goals from Curtis Haynes-Brown [12’] and Connor Hubble [20’] turned the tide in the visitors’ favour. Ollie Hughes then struck two minutes before the break to make it even-stevens again. Ross Wall got the decisive strike nine minutes after the interval to see Cogg to their sixth win in their last seven matches. Bury remain 8th.

Canvey Island  0 – 2  AFC Sudbury   | Park Lane  | Att: 214

The Suds continued their upturn in form with this good win at out-of-form Canvey. First-half goals from Reece Harris [18’] and Thomas Monk [24’] saw the visitors to the win and have only lost one of their last seven now. Canvey have won only one of their last seven themselves and drop to 12th place.

Grays Athletic  5 – 1  Dereham Town  | Parkside (3G) | Att: 188

Another cracker of a performance saw Ath to a big win at Parkside. It started poorly for Jamie Stuart’s side as Joe Gatting put Town ahead on seven minutes. The hosts showed their spirit soon after as Tommy Wade levelled on the quarter-hour before Joao Carlos’ spot-kick put the hosts ahead just two minutes later. Wade’s second on 59 minutes plus late strikes by Mitchell Hahn [80’] and Michael Finneran four minutes afterward steered Ath to their 5th win in their last six matches, they rise to 6th while Dereham drop to 14th.

Great Wakering Rovers  3 – 2  Heybridge Swifts  | Burroughs Park | Att: 237

Rovers continued their good start to life back in Isthmian North by edging this cracker at Burroughs Park. Jake Gordon’s penalty on eight minutes put them ahead though Odei Martin restored parity for Swifts seven minutes later. Billy Johnson handed the lead back to Garry Kimble’s side on 33 minutes and after Gordon grabbed his brace four minutes into the second half, the hosts had the initiative.
Swifts are made of tough stuff though and Kreshnic Krasniqi’s strike eight minutes from time made it a nervy end, despite Heybridge being down to ten men after forward Matt Price’s dismissal. Wakering’s fifth win this term sees them rise to tenth while Swifts’ first loss under boss Julian Dicks sees them fall to seventh.

Maldon & Tiptree  0 – 0  Tilbury   | Park Drive  | Att: 137

New Dockers boss Marc Harrison began his tenure with a more than respectable draw at Maldon. Maldon are a tough side to beat though with only two defeats in seven now residing in 4th spot while third-bottom Tilbury haven’t won in seven outings now.

Mildenhall Town   2 – 1  Romford  | Recreation Way  | Att: 149

A good first 45 minutes saw Town to eventual victory over Boro at Recreation Way. Emmanuel Osei-Owuso’s eighth-minute strike put the hosts ahead before Aboudhadje Kouassi doubled that advantage ten minutes before the break. Henry Fisher did give Paul Martin’s side hope by reducing the deficit on 61 minutes though they still fell to their 5th straight loss and sit 16th. Town go level on points with their opponents here in 17th after ending their own four-match losing run.

Here’s your results from the Bostik South Central & South East divisions now:

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Before I close, we heard the sad news this week that long-serving Isthmian League President and former Chairman Alan Turvey has died at the age of 85. My very best thoughts to Alan’s family and I am aware he was held in very high regard by many people in Non-League for many years.

That’s all for this week, thank you for reading.

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Round-up: Bostik Division North (Tues 25th Sept) [BLN 26.9.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round of the Bostik North round-up with results from South Central and South East divisions, here on the blog. This article looks at the Tuesday night action which resulted in one manger departing. How did your side do?

Tuesday 25th September

Barking  0 – 1  Tilbury      | Mayesbrook Park  |  Att: 68

The Dockers pipped the Blues to claim the points at Mayesbrook. Tom Anderson’s 10th-minute goal was enough to claim the win for Joe Keith’s side.

Basildon Utd  2 – 1  Heybridge Swifts    | Gardiners Close  | Att:

The bees maintained their unbeaten run with a comeback win against Swifts. Joe Gardner [12′] put the visitors ahead though Bees defender Eljay Worrell levelled from the spot with five minutes to go until half-time. Worrelll then struck the winner seven minutes from time.

Sadly for the visitors, Swifts boss Jody Brown stepped down from his role shortly after the match.

Brentwood Town  1 – 1  Coggeshall Town  | Brentwood Arena  | Att: 92

The Blues’ search for a win goes on despite denying Cogg the win at Brentwood Arena. The visitors led through Aaron Condon [70′] though Luke Foster ensured Craig Shipman’s side shared the points with a leveller on 84 minutes.

Canvey Island  0 – 1  Great Wakering Rovers   | Park Lane | Att: 178

Wakering snared the win over local rivals Canvey at Park Lane. Billy Johnson’s solitary goal [16′] did the job for Gary Kimble’s side and gave them bragging rights over the Islanders.

Felixstowe & Walton Utd  1 – 3  Soham Town Rangers  | Dellwood Ave  | Att: 294

Soham got a much sought-after victory at Dellwood Avenue. Alfie Connor put Soham ahead on eight minutes though the hosts restored parity through Jack Ainsley’s spot-kick on 26 minutes. Robbie Mason’s side restored their advantage thanks to Joe Carden’s strike on 57 minutes. Sam Mulready secured the points with five minutes left.

Mildenhall Town 3 – 0  Dereham Town  | Recreation Way  |  Att: 195

The Hall overcame Dereham for the points at Recreation Way. Thomas Debenham’s opener [36′] was quickly added to by Abouhadje Kouassi three minutes later. Emmanuel Osei completed the scoring late on as the hosts had a night to build on.

Witham Town  1 – 2  Bury Town  | Spa Road  | Att: 82

A first-half display assisted Bury to victory at Witham. Kyran Clements [21′] and Ollie Hughes [35′] put the visitors in the driving seat though a penalty from Sam Ashford with 20 minutes to play gave the hosts hope but they could not rescue a point on this occasion.

 

 

Bostik South Central Division – Tues 25.9.18

 

Hayes & Yeading  6 – 0  Northwood   | Att: 180

Marlow  1 – 0  Uxbridge   | Att: 94

Molesey  0 – 2  Ashford Town  (Middx)  |

South Park  0 – 1  Chipstead  | Att: 111

Tooting & Mitcham Utd  1 – 2  Bedfont Sports  | Att: 119

Waltham Abbey  3 – 2  Hanwell Town   | Att: 101

Ware  1 – 1  Hertford Town  | Att: 272

Westfield  2 – 2  Chalfont St Peter  | Att: 77

 

 

Bostik South East Division – Tues 25.9.18

 

Ashford Utd  1 – 1  Sittingbourne    | Att: 246

East Grinstead Town  3 – 0  Guernsey   | Att: 79

Hastings Utd  2 – 0  Horsham   | Att: 479

Haywards Heath Town  2 – 0  Three Bridges  | Att: 108

Hythe Town  5 – 4  Faversham Town  |  Att: 200

Phoenix Sports  3 – 2  Greenwich Borough  | Att: 94

Ramsgate  4 – 5  Herne Bay  | Att: 199

Whitstable Town  1 – 1  Sevenoaks Town | Att: 122

That’s all for this round-up, thanks for reading.

 

Bostik League Division Nth (& Sth) Round-up (BLN 24.2.18)

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:

 

Friday 23rd February

Witham Town 1 – 1 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Spa Road | Att: 407

Witham left it late to deny Heybridge victory as a crowd of over 400 braved the chilly weather at Spa Road. Harrison Chatting broke the deadlock four minutes into the second half to put the visitors ahead. Correy Davidson has had a good season for Town and he stepped up again right on the cusp of full-time to grab a point for the hosts. Heybridge boss Jody Brown was also dismissed for remonstrating for the officials. Witham’s winless run extends to five matches now, and are 17th after Saturday’s action. Heybridge’s four-match winning run ended here though sit 12th, 12 points off the play-offs.

 

AFC Hornchurch  1 – 1   Tilbury
| Venue: Bridge Avenue  | Att: 176

Hornchurch were held by improving Tilbury on an emotional day at Bridge Avenue. The Urchins had manager Jimmy McFarlane foremost in their thoughts after he sadly suffered a stroke on Monday, I sincerely wish him a speedy recovery. On the pitch, the hosts led just before half-time through Christian Assombalonga’s goal though new signing Harry Norman, recruited from Canvey, levelled mid-way through the second half and a resolute showing from Joe Keith’s side extended their unbeaten run to four matches as they rise to 15th. Hornchurch’s recent run has seen them lose only once in their last six, as they remain top by 11 points.

 

Aveley 4 – 1  Cheshunt  | Venue: Parkside | Att: 237

Aveley’s early goal-blitz helped them on their way to an excellent win over strugglers Cheshunt at Parkside. New signing Tom Richardson opened the scoring after just four minutes, before Connor Witherspoon [7′] added a second. Richardson struck again on 20 minutes to give James Webster’s side a big lead at the break. Lewis Gard [53′] secured the points before Sam Alderson [61′] pulled one back for Craig Edwards’ side. Aveley are now unbeaten in their last seven matches, and stay 19th, ten points ahead of Brentwood just behind them. The Ambers remain 23rd, two points clear of Romford now.

 

Bowers & Pitsea  2 – 0  AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium  | Att: 87

Bowers secured another victory in their promotion charge, this time against Sudbury at the Len Salmon. Ben Sartain [34′] and David Knight [49′] goals were enough to seal Rob Small’s men their 7th win in their last eight matches and stay 2nd, though extend their lead to eight points over Canvey in 3rd. The Suds suffered their first loss in seven matches and drop to 10th spot.

 

Brentwood Town 1 – 1  Dereham Town
| Venue: Brentwood Arena | Att: 99

Brentwood struck late to deny play-off chasing Dereham the win at the Brentwood Arena. Rhys Logan put the visitors ahead on 23 minutes before Tony Stokes struck ten minutes from time to ensure Craig Shipman’s side left with a point. Brentwood’s indifferent form persists though with only one win in their last six matches and they are now only five points clear of the relegation spot. Dereham’s 5th draw in their last eight matches sees them drop to 7th because of their three-point deduction this week due to an ineligible player (I believe).

 

Bury Town  0 –  0  Waltham Abbey
| Venue: Ram Meadow  | Att: 274

Bury Town were held by mid-table Abbey at Ram Meadow. Town’s inconsistent form continues with only two wins in their last seven outings, sitting in 9th place, 12 points adrift of the play-offs now. Abbey are also finding wins hard to come by with one win in their last ten though they look set for a mid-table finish as they are currently 14th.

 

Haringey Borough  2 – 0  Ware  | Venue: Coles Park | Att: 123

Haringey continued their recent good run with victory over out-of-form Ware at Coles Park. A goal in each half from Coby Rowe [34′] and Anthony McDonald [59′] sealed the win, Boro’s 4th win in their last six matches and go two points ahead of Maldon and into 4th place, due to Potters Bar’s points deduction. Ware’s fourth defeat on-the-spin leaves them mired in the middle of the relegation dogfight in 22nd, four points off the foot of the table.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  1 – 2   Mildenhall Town
| Venue: ParkDrive | Att: 105

Mildenhall bested ten-man Maldon to come away with all three points at Park Drive. Joe Ellul struck again for the Jammers to give them the lead on 22 minutes, though Joshua Curry levelled a minute before the break for the Hall. Substitute Tom Debenham put the visitors ahead six minutes after the interval. Moments later, the hosts were a man light as Harvey Dailly was dismissed. Town held on to claim their fourth win in their last six matches and go into 13th place. Maldon’s second defeat in their last five sees them in 6th spot, in the play-offs by virtue of Dereham’s points deduction this week.

 

Norwich Utd  P – P   Hertford Town
| Venue: Plantation Park | Att:

This match was postponed due to an frozen pitch.

 

Potters Bar Town  1 – 1   Canvey Island
| Venue: Pakex Stadium  | Att: 173

These two play-off chasing sides duked it out at the Pakex Stadium before ending all-square. James Walker opened the scoring for the visitors with 21 minutes gone. The Scholars were down to ten men 12 minutes later as Billy Adcock was dismissed. Despite this, George Nicohlas restored parity for the hosts five minutes after the break to maintain their good run of only one loss in their last eight matches, in 5th spot after they were deducted three points this week for an ineligible player (I believe). Canvey are 3rd, having drawn three of their last four matches now.

 

Romford  2 – 1  Barking   | Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 67

Romford put a disheartening midweek result behind them to claim a hugely important three points at Ship Lane. Craig Jeakins [29′] put Paul Martin’s side ahead before Greg Akpele’s spot-kick a minute before half-time doubled their lead. Izzy Bademosi got an injury-time consolation for Justin Gardner’s side though Boro finally ended an eight-match losing run here to close the gap to Cheshunt to two points at the bottom. Barking’s first defeat in five sees them stay 8th though they are eight points off the play-off positions.

 

Soham Town Rangers  0 – 0   Grays Athletic
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane  | Att: 155

Soham were held by Ath at Julius Martin Lane. Soham stay 18th after a run of three wins in their last seven matches while Jamie Stuart’s men justified their growing reputation of being tough to beat, as they’ve only lost once in their last nine though have drawn five of those matches, they go into 11th spot.

 

Bostik Division South R’s – Sat 24th Feb

 

Ashford Utd  2 – 1 Cray Wanderers  | Att: 198

Carshalton Athletic  2 – 1  Thamesmead Town  | Att: 371

Corinthian-Casuals  3 – 1  Sittingbourne   | Att: 201

East Grinstead Town  P – P Herne Bay

Greenwich Borough  1 – 0  Chipstead

Guernsey  1 – 1 Hastings Utd   | Att: 573

Hythe Town  1 – 1  Horsham  | Att: 218

Phoenix Sports  2 – 4 Lewes  | Att: 140

Ramsgate  2 – 1 Molesey   | Att: 133

Shoreham  0 – 1  VCD Athletic  | Att: 58

South Park  1 – 1  Faversham Town  | Att: 86

Whyteleafe  3 – 2  Walton Casuals  |

Bostik Division North (& South) Round-up (BLN 4.2.18)

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

 

 

 

Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 27.1.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog. Ahead of the Saturday action, Friday night’s match between Brentwood Town v Aveley was postponed due to an unfit pitch.

Here’s the round-up, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South this weekend:

Saturday 27th January

 

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 Norwich Utd

| Venue: Briidge Avenue | Attendance: 208

The Urchins left it late though grabbed the win over Utd at Bridge Avenue. George Purcell got the solitary goal two minutes from time to give the hosts the win after their midweek home defeat to Barking. In doing so, Jimmy McFarlane’s men extended their lead at the summit to ten points. The Planters’ five-match unbeaten run ended here and they are third-bottom, six points clear of bottom side Cheshunt.

 

Barking 1 – 0 Dereham Town

| Venue: Mayesbrook Park   | Attendance: 61

Barking grabbed their second narrow win in less than a week with this success at Mayesbrook Park. A Billy Jones penalty on the half-hour was enough to secure the points and with it Barking’s third win in their last six league outings and sit in 7th place, three points outside the play-off positions. Dereham are now winless in their last three matches, residing in 5th place.

 

Bury Town 1 – 2 Cheshunt

| Venue: Ram Meadow | Attendance: 243

Cheshunt picked up a crucial win courtesy of a late comeback at Ram Meadow. Kyran Clements put Town ahead ten minutes after the interval though late strikes from Jason Hallett [85′] and substitute Kyle Roberts [90’+1] sealed a dramatic turnaround for Craig Edwards’ side. Bury Town have now lost three on-the-trot and are in 10th place. Cheshunt’s eight-match winless run ended here and the bottom side gained ground on the sides above them, and are now only two points adrift of nearest rivals Romford.

 

Grays Athletic 1 – 1 Hertford Town

| Venue: Parkside   | Attendance: 185

Grays were held by fellow mid-table outfit Hertford at Parkside. Jamie Slabber put Ath ahead on 27 minutes though on-loan Billericay Town forward Charlie Cole [58′] levelled to claim a point. Grays’ fifth draw in their last ten matches sees them in 9th place. Hertford’s unbeaten run stretches to four league matches now and they are 14th.

 

Heybridge Swifts 0 – 1 AFC Sudbury

| Venue: Scraley Road | Attendance: 241

Swifts’ disappointing run continued as they narrowly lost out to in-form Sudbury. Recent signing Phil Kelly got the only goal three minutes in to claim the Suds’ third win in their last six matches, they rise to 11th in the table. Heybridge’s fourth defeat in succession sees them 18th though they still have at least nine games in hand over the majority of teams around them.

 

Potters Bar Town 1 – 0 Bowers & Pitsea

| Venue: Pakex Stadium   | Attendance: 134

The Scholars picked another another good win, this time edging out promotion hopefuls Bowers & Pitsea. Eoin Casey struck five minutes from time to give the hosts their sixth win in their last ten league matches and rise to 4th spot, seven points behind their opponents here. Rob Small’s side saw their four-match winning run ended here though remain in 2nd place, ten points behind AFCHornchurch.

 

Romford 0 – 2 Canvey Island

| Venue: Ship Lane   | Attendance: 162

Canvey emerged victorious in this encounter at Ship Lane. Second-half goals from Mitchell Gilbey [64′] and George Sykes [85′] were enough to seal the points and give the Islanders their third win in their last five matches as they sit in the table. Romford’s third defeat in their last six encounters means they remain second-bottom though they lead Cheshunt by only two points.

 

Soham Town Rangers 3 – 0 Haringey Borough

| Venue: Julius Martin Lane  | Attendance: 135

Soham saw off the challenge of out-of-form Boro to claim the win here. Craig Gillies struck on the cusp of half-time to give the hosts the lead, before second-half strikes from Callum Russell [62′] and Joe Carden [69′] ensured the hosts fifth win in their last ten matches and they rise to 15th place in the table. Haringey’s winless stretch now stands at four matches as they are now in 8th spot, four points away from the play-offs.

 

Tilbury 2 – 5 Mildenhall Town

| Venue: Chadfields   | Attendance: 71

Tilbury were undone by a first-half onslaught as Mildenhall claim the victory at Chadfields. Thomas Debenham struck twice [4′ & 22′] either side of a Gareth Simpson goal [12′] to give the visitors the advantage before Siju Odelusi pulled one back for Joe Keith’s side. Debenham secured his hat-trick just shy of the half-hour before Adam Vyse made it 2-4 on the hour mark. Mildenhall’s Debenham capped a special afternoon for him with his fourth goal seven minutes from time. Tilbury’s fourth defeat in their last six matches sees them fall to 17th place while Town have only tasted defeat twice in their last nine matches now and they are in 16th place, ahead of Tilbury on goal difference.

 

Waltham Abbey 0 – 1 Maldon & Tiptree

| Venue: Capershotts   | Attendance: 82

Maldon edged Abbey to claim the win and end their three-match winless mini-run. Keanu Williams’s goal on the hour did the job for Kevin Horlock’s side. Abbey have now lost four league matches in-a-row as they reside in 12th place while Maldon are occupying the last play-off spot in 6th.

 

Witham Town 0 – 1 Ware  | Venue: Spa Roadn

Ware continued their ‘mini-revival’ under John Dreyer with a narrow win at Spa Road. Unfortunately for the hosts, a Lance Akins OG four minutes from time gave the visitors all three points and their third win in their last five matches as they sit 20th, eight points clear of the relegation spot while Witham suffered only their second loss in their last seven outings here and are in 13th place.

 

Bostik Division South results – Sat 27th January

Chipstead 3 – 1 VCD Athletic  | Venue: High Road  | Att: 64

Corinthian Casuals 1 – 0 Faversham Town
| Venue: King George’s Field  | Att: 184

East Grinstead Town 1 – 8  Whyteleafe  | Venue: College Lane | Att: 120

Greenwich Borough 4 – 0 Shoreham  | Venue: DGS Marine Stadium | Att: 86

Guernsey 1 – 1 Ashford Utd | Venue:  | Venue: Footes Lane | Att: 687

Hastings Utd  3 – 0  Molesey   | Venue: The Pilot Field  | Att: 402

Herne Bay 2 – 1  Cray Wanderers  | Venue: Winch’s Field  | Att: 219

Hythe Town 3 – 2  South Park    | Venue: Reachfields  | Att: 235

Lewes 1 – 1 Walton Casuals  | Venue: The Dripping Pan | Att: 648

Phoenix Sports 1 – 1 Carshalton Athletic
| Venue: The Mayplace Ground  | Att: 104

Ramsgate 2 – 3 Thamesmead Town | Venue: Southwood | Att: 176

Sittingbourne 1 – 3 Horsham  | Venue: Woodstock Park   | Att: 159

 

That’s your lot for this week. Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

Bostik League Div. North & South Round-up (14.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Isthmian League Division North on Sat 14th October (reduced by one fixture due to the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round) and the updated table (below), followed by the results from Bostik Division South from the same day. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 14th October

Bostik Division North

 

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0   Bowers & Pitsea

Venue: Bridge Avenue   |   Attendance: 211

The Urchins picked up a narrow win at Bridge Avenue. Brad Warner haunted his old club by getting the winner ten minutes from time as Hornchurch grabbed their eighth win of the league campaign and remain unbeaten so far this term. To be fair, this was only Bowers’ second defeat in their last five league matches.

AFC Sudbury  2 – 1   Romford

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium  |  Attendance: 222

Sudbury withstood a second-half comeback from the visitors to get all three points at the Wardale Williams Stadium. Jamie Eaton-Collins gave the hosts the lead just two minutes in. Greg Akpele levelled for Boro on 62 minutes though Sudbury’s lead was restored nine minutes later as Jake Clowsley got the eventual winner to give the Suds their fourth win in their last five league matches. Romford’s winless streak now extends to nine matches.

Aveley  2 – 2   Soham Town Rangers

Venue: Parkside   | Attendance: 262

The ‘new dawn’ under James Webster’s stewardship started with a point at Parkside. Jordan Watson put the Millers ahead on 13 minutes before Adam Bolle doubled the lead eight minutes later. Soham roared back into the contest after the break as on the hour Lee Chaffey reduced the Greens’ arrears and then late on, Craig Gillies snatched a point for the visitors. Aveley have still only won one of their last five league matches while Soham have a similar recent league record.

Barking   1 – 3   Mildenhall Town

Venue: Mayesbrook Park  |   Attendance: 60

Mildenhall’s good recent run continued with victory at Mayesbrook Park. A spot-kick from Shaun Avis six minutes before the break put the Hall ahead. The visitors had a two-goal cushion at the interval as Daniel Brown struck on the stroke of half-time. Brown completed his brace seven minutes into the second period. The Blues pulled one back through substitute Sam Shaban on 66 minutes though Barking’s winless run now stands at four league matches. Mildenhall have now won three of their last five league matches.

Brentwood Town  1 – 1  Cheshunt

Venue: Brentwood Arena   |   Attendance: 129

Brentwood had to battle to secure a point at the Brentwood Arena. A Brendan Cavalier OG unwittingly put the Ambers ahead on 33 minutes though substitute Brad Hunter struck with two minutes remaining to grab a share of the spoils.

Bury Town   1 – 2   Maldon & Tiptree

Venue: Ram Meadow           |   Attendance: 338

Maldon secured a narrow win, watched by a good crowd at Ram Meadow. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe’s penalty put the Jammers ahead on 57 minutes. Though that lead only lasted nine minutes before Ricky Spriggs levelled things for Town. Kieran Bailey got the winner with 13 minutes remaining. Kevin Horlock’s had to see out the last few moments with ten men as Dexter Peter was dismissed late on. Town have now lost three of their last five league matches while Maldon are now unbeaten in five league matches.

Dereham Town  3 – 1    Potters Bar Town

Venue: Aldiss Park             |   Attendance: 141

Dereham comfortably saw off the challenge of the Scholars at Aldiss Park. Jamie Forshaw gave the Magpies a second-minute lead before hot-shot Daniel Beaumont doubled the lead only four minutes later. Forshaw struck again seven minutes before the break to put Neal Simmons’ side in a commanding position. Substitute Pierre Etienne grabbed a late consolation for the visitors, with two minutes remaining as Dereham secured their third consecutive league win.

Norwich Utd  2 – 0    Waltham Abbey

Venue:  Plantation Park       |   Attendance: 88

Norwich Utd secured a good win over Abbey at Plantation Park. Hafeez Sanusi’s 25th-minute goal put the Planters ahead and Adam Hipperson put them clear three minutes after half-time. Abbey were a man down with seven minutes left to play as Spencer Harrison was dismissed for two bookings. Norwich claimed their second win of the season and also moved off the foot of the table.

Tilbury   1 – 2  Hertford Town

Venue:  Chadfields       |   Attendance: 95

Hertford came from behind to claim the points at Chadfields. Emiel Aiken put the hosts ahead on 25 minutes. Hertford struck back two minutes before the interval as Brett O’Connor levelled. An unfortunate Charlie Little OG with 14 minutes left handed Town their fourth win of the league campaign.

Ware  0 – 5   Grays Athletic  

Venue:  Wodson Park       |   Attendance: 98

Grays got a long-awaited triumph at Wodson Park. A Prince Madu OG on 29 minutes set Ath on their way though Sam Cross made it two just three minutes later. After the break, the visitors more than completed the job as recent signing & substitute Tim Monsheju made it three on 63 minutes before late goals from Kieran Bishop [83’] and Monsheju’s second [90’] sealed the points for Jamie Stuart’s side. Even though Stanley Muguo’s dismissal late on left them a man light, it was still a great afternoon for the visitors, who claimed their first win in eight league matches here.

Witham Town   1 – 3    Canvey Island

Venue:  Spa Road       |   Attendance: 141

Canvey strode on to record another three points at Spa Road. George Sykes put the Islanders ahead on eight minutes before Sykes struck again twelve minutes later to put his side in a good position. Usman Adeniji’s goal [27’] halved the deficit though Sykes completed his hat-trick with twenty minutes remaining to give the visitors their sixth straight league win. Witham’s winless streak now stands at seven matches.

 

Bostik Division North Table (after 14th October matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Canvey Island 12 8 3 1 +17 27
2 AFC Hornchurch 9 8 1 0 +16 25
3 Dereham Town 11 7 2 2 +6 23
4 Bowers & Pitsea 12 7 1 4 +11 22
5 Haringey Borough 8 7 1 0 +10 22
6 Bury Town 13 5 4 4 +3 19
7 Maldon & Tiptree 10 5 2 3 +3 17
8 Potters Bar Town 10 5 1 4 +4 16
9 Mildenhall Town 10 5 1 4 +2 16
10 Hertford Town 11 4 4 3 -8 16
11 Tilbury 13 5 1 7 -12 16
12 Heybridge Swifts 6 5 0 1 +11 15
13 Ware 10 5 0 5 -2 15
14 AFC Sudbury 9 4 2 3 +2 14
15 Waltham Abbey 10 4 1 5 +2 13
16 Soham Town Rangers 12 3 4 5 -3 13
17 Brentwood Town 11 3 2 6 -5 11
18 Aveley 10 3 2 5 -6 11
19 Grays Athletic 12 3 1 8 -5 10
20 Barking 10 2 3 5 -3 9
21 Witham Town 12 2 3 7 -9 9
22 Cheshunt 11 2 2 7 -9 8
23 Norwich Utd 12 2 2 8 -15 8
24 Romford 12 1 3 8 -16 6
               

 

Bostik Division South

Saturday 14th October

Ashford Utd   1 – 1   East Grinstead Town  | Venue: Homelands  | Att: 260

Chipstead   0 – 2   Thamesmead Town    | Venue: High Road   | Att: 61

Cray Wanderers  4 – 2  Corinthian Casuals  | Venue: Hayes Lane  | Att: 148

Greenwich Borough  2 – 1  South Park    | Venue: DGS Stadium     | Att: 101

Guernsey  2 – 1  Carshalton Athletic  | Venue: Footes Lane  | Att: 705

Hastings Utd   1 – 0   Faversham Town  | Venue: The Pilot Field | Att: 339

Herne Bay  1 – 0    Walton Casuals    | Venue: Winch’s Field   | Att: 232

Hythe Town  1 – 0   Whyteleafe         | Venue: Reachfields   | Att: 212

Molesey  3 – 4   Phoenix Sports  | Venue: Walton Road | Att: 61

Ramsgate  1 – 0   Horsham   | Venue: Southwood | Att: 166

Shoreham  0 – 4    Sittingbourne  |  Venue: Middle Road | Att: 108

VCD Athletic   1 – 2   Lewes      |  Venue: Oakwood  |  Att: 125

 

Bostik League Divisions Round-up (16.9.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Isthmian League Divisions on Sat/Sun 16/17th September. The bulk of the Bostik Premier clubs and some Bostik North & South clubs are on FA Cup duty though here are the results from the remaining matches in all 3 Isthmian divisions. Enjoy.

Saturday 16.9.17

Bostik Premier Division

Merstham  3  –  3   Brightlingsea Regent

Venue: Moatside  |  Attendance: 148

Regent fought back to claim a draw in the only Bostik Premier match this weekend. Merstham took the lead through Jake Hutchings on eight minutes, before Alex Addai made it two on the quarter-hour. Regent pulled one back through Matt Cripps on 27 minutes. Merstham restored their two-goal cushion at the break as Simon Cooper made it 3-1. It stayed that way until the last ten minutes when super-sub Tom Richardson grabbed a late brace (80 & 88’) to give the R’s a point. Merstham rise to 13th, while Regent go into 11th place in the table.

Bostik Division North

 Bury Town 0 – 0  Aveley

Venue: Ram Meadow     |    Attendance: 224

Aveley held in-form Bury Town at Ram Meadow in this stalemate. Bury Town are now unbeaten in four matches and sit in 7th place, while Aveley ended their three-match losing streak here and are 16th place.

Romford  0 – 5  Bowers & Pitsea

Venue: Ship Lane     |       Attendance: 106

Bowers thumped out-of-form Romford at Ship Lane. Lewis Clark gave Rob Small’s side the lead after just two minutes. Martyn Stokes doubled the lead on 31 minutes, before Ben Sartain made it 3-0 three minutes before the break. After the break, goals from Stokes (48’) and Clark (90+1) completed braces for them and a handsome win for the visitors. Romford fourth successive loss sees them second bottom, three points clear of Norwich Utd. Bowers second win on-the-trot sees them rise to 4th place.

Soham Town Rangers 2  – 2   Canvey Island

Venue:  Julius Martin Lane      |       Attendance: 159

Ten-man Canvey fought back well to claim a point at Julius Martin Lane. Soham led through Gary Cohen’s opener 21 minutes in. Matt Allan doubled the lead on 62 minutes. Canvey then had goalkeeper Henry Newcombe sent off immediately afterward. Captain Sam Collins went in goal though late goals from Steve Sheehan (77’) & George Sykes (85’) denied Soham the victory. Soham rise to 13th place in the table while Canvey are now unbeaten in four matches, residing in 10th spot.

Tilbury  4  – 4   Norwich Utd

Venue: Chadfields            Attendance: 67

This encounter was extraordinary from start to finish at Chadfields. Tilbury went ahead through goals early-doors from Emiel Aiken (2’) and Toby Aromolaran (10’). Norwich Utd roared back as Lawrence Cheese pulled one back on 23 minutes, before Jamie Speller levelled three minutes later. Aiken struck again six minutes before the break to give the Dockers a two-goal cushion again. After the break, a Danny Smith OG (71’) made it 3-3. Aiken then grabbed his hat-trick with nine minutes left. With moments left, Lee Will levelled once again to give the Planters their first point of the campaign. Tilbury rise to 9th place in the table.

Witham Town 0 – 1  Mildenhall Town

Venue: Spa Road          Attendance: 81

Mildenhall narrowly defeated ten-man Witham at Spa Road. Joseph Asensi got the only goal 11 minutes before half-time. Witham had to see out the last minutes with ten men as Lance Akins was given a straight red card. Witham first loss in four sees them in 15th place. Mildenhall rise to 8th spot.

Bostik Division South

Corinthian Casuals  0 – 0  Whyteleafe  | Venue: King George’s Field | Att: 148

East Grinstead Town  7 – 2  Shoreham     | Venue: College Lane   | Att: 98

Greenwich Borough 4  – 1  Molesey      | Venue: DGS Stadium    | Att: 102

Guernsey  1 – 3   South Park      | Venue: Footes Lane   | Att: 577

Hythe Town   1 – 0    Ashford Utd    | Venue: Reachfields    | Att: 351

Lewes   2 – 1   Cray Wanderers     | Venue: The Dripping Pan   | Att: 475

Sittingbourne  3 – 2  VCD Athletic    | Venue: Woodstock Park   | Att: 147

Sunday 17.9.17

Bostik Premier Division

Worthing   2 – 2    Staines Town 

Venue: Nyewood Lane   |