Midweek Round-Up: Bostik Premier Division (Tues 14.8.18) [BLP 14.8.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my midweek results round-up of the action in the Bostik Premier Division. How did your team do? Thanks for reading.

 

Monday 13th August

Carshalton Athletic   1 – 2  Worthing   | War Memorial Sports Ground | Att: 341

Worthing came from behind to collect their second win inside three days at the War Memorial Sports Ground. The hosts led through Ricky Korboa’s strike on 21 minutes and it stayed that way at half-time. However, after Kealy’s brace on Saturday, The Woodside Park side had David Ajiboye to thank as his rapid brace [70′ & 71′] changed the course of the game.

 

Tuesday 14th August

Bognor Regis Town  3 – 1   Merstham   | Nyewood Lane  |  Att: 502

Bognor recovered from an early setback to record their first win of the season. The Moatsiders led on 12 minutes through Gus Sow though that lead was soon erased as the hosts levelled through Bradley Lethbridge’s strike two minutes later. Further goals by Chad Field [30′] & Dan Smith [36′] roared Bognor to victory.

 

Brightlingsea Regent  0 – 2    Haringey Borough   | North Road  | Att: 156

Haringey struck either side of half-time to maintain their early unbeaten start to the season. Just as it looked as though it was going be goal-less at the interval, Joel Nouble’s penalty four minutes before the break put Borough ahead. Chinedu McKenzie’s 62nd-minute goal ended up being the difference and hand Regent their first defeat of the new season.

 

Corinthian-Casuals    1 – 3     Folkestone Invicta   |  King George’s Field  | Att: 226

Invicta struck early to help them to victory at King George’s Field. Kieron McCann struck in the first minute of the match before Johan ter Horst doubled the lead for the visitors on 13 minutes. Casuals halved their arrears on the quarter-hour thanks to Hamilton Antonio’s goal. McCann struck again for the visitors on 73 minutes for his brace and his 3rd goal of the burgeoning season to see Folkestone to victory.

 

Enfield Town   2 – 1    Bishop’s Stortford  | Queen Elizabeth II Stadium  | Att: 459

Two first-half goals saw Enfield obtain their second straight win. Sam Chaney [12′] and Sam Youngs [26′] were the goal-scorers for Town before Lewis Dark got one back for Stortford nine minutes from time though Stortford still fell to defeat here.

Harlow Town   1 – 1   Burgess Hill Town  |  The Harlow Arena  | Att: 180

Harlow claimed a point thanks to a player they only signed earlier in the day. The Hillians took the lead on 24 minutes through Connor Tighe. Though JJ Da Cruz levelled for his new side with 20 minutes remaining and it ended that way as both sides collected their first point of the season.

 

Potters Bar Town   3 – 0    Kingstonian  | The Pakex Stadium  | Att: 204

The Scholars are ‘riding the crest of a wave’ at present as they kept up their 100% record this season. Goals from Keegan Cole [26′], Eoin Casey [32′] and George Nicholas [78′] sealed Potters Bar’s win, they still haven’t conceded a goal yet this term. Meanwhile, The K’s are yet to win this term.

 

Tonbridge Angels   0 – 0    Lewes   | Longmead  | Att: 552

These two sides battled to a stalemate in front of over 550 fans at Longmead. Lewes picked up their first point this season while Tonbridge are unbeaten with a win & a draw.

 

Wingate & Finchley    1 – 1   AFC Hornchurch    | Summers Lane  | Att: 142

Finally on Tuesday, the Urchins battled to a draw at Summers Lane. George Purcell put Hornchurch ahead after six minutes. Jimmy MacFarlane’s side led at the interval though Marc Charles-Smith levelled eight minutes after the re-start. The Urchins won’t be disappointed too much I’d think as they have four points from two matches.

 

Wednesday 15th August

Leatherhead  v  Whitehawk  | Fetcham Grove  |   Att:

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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 League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 28.4.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog. This weekend saw the last action of the regular season, as the outstanding promotion & relegation places were finally settled, as well as the play-off pictures in both divisions.. As usual, the Bostik South results follow at the end.

 

Saturday 28th April

 

AFC Sudbury  1 – 0 Grays Athletic
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 245

The Suds narrowly defeated Grays to rise to 12th spot in the final standings. Phil Kelly’s strike with 12 minutes left sealed the points and give Sudbury their third win in their last seven matches. Grays’ 5th defeat in six means they finish down in 16th after a ‘damp squib’ end to the season, Jamie Stuart’s side will hope next term brings ‘better times’.

 

Aveley  3 – 1 Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Parkside  | Att: 323

Aveley ended their first season at Parkside will a comfortable win over lowly Mildenhall. The platform was laid in the opening 25 minutes as strikes by Tom Richardson [14′] and Tony Martin [25′] gave the hosts a decent lead, though Jake Chambers-Shaw halved the arrears six minutes later for the Hall. Richardson’s second of the afternoon on the stroke of the interval sealed the points.

The Millers finish the season up in 14th, courtesy of their first win in five matches. Meanwhile, Town’s poor end to the campaign (winless in their last ten matches) means they end up in 22nd, six points clear of the solitary relegation spot.

 

Barking  0 – 3  Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Att: 142

The Blues were outplayed by Potters Bar who had a jubilant end to their three-way tussle for the second promotion spot. The visitors led through James Budden’s goal just shy of the half-hour and after the break, a double from Eoin Casey [51′ & 77′] secured Potters Bar’s upward trajectory into the Bostik Premier Division at the first time of asking.

Barking ended their first season back in the division in a highly-respectable 10th spot despite three wins in their last eight outings, while the Scholars held on to second spot thanks to a sterling streak of ten wins in their last 14 matches.

 

Bowers & Pitsea  4 – 1 Brentwood Town
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Att: 163

Bowers missed out on automatic promotion despite a good victory at home to struggling Brentwood. Lewis Manor [1′] and Ben Sartain [6′] goals got Rob Small’s side off to flying start before further strikes by Jamie Dicks [17′] and Martyn Stokes [23′] ended the contest really. On-loan midfielder Tom Ranger got one back for the Blues 11 minutes before half-time but it wasn’t enough to stave off Town’s 6th defeat in their last 12 matches, perhaps influenced by their heavy fixture congestion in the last month or two. Bowers finsh 3rd despite 5 wins in their last eight matches and face a home play-off semi-final with Canvey.

 

Bury Town  1 – 2  Haringey Borough
| Venue: Ram Meadow | Att: 425

Haringey went into the play-offs on the back of yet another win. Lauren Luke broke the deadlock just three minutes in for Borough. Hot-shot Cemal Ramadan levelled from the spot four minutes before the break. Ralston Gabriel struck the winner for the visitors midway through the second half to claim Haringey’s eighth straight win and end the regular season unbeaten in 15 matches to finish fourth, just a point off the second promotion berth. Bury’ inconsistent finale means they end the campaign in 9th spot.

 

Canvey Island  2 – 2  Ware
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 245

Canvey ended the normal 46-game season being held by bottom-six side Ware. Mitchell Gilbey gave CIFC the lead on 25 minutes though the visitors restored parity a minute into the second half thanks to Jordon Watson and led just four minutes afterward

The Islanders finished sixth though recent form hasn’t been the best – six wins in their last 14 matches. Danny Heale’s side face a trip to local rivals Bowers & Pitsea in midweek. Ware end a ambivalent season in 20th after a run of three wins in 11 games. They will look for better next term.

 

Cheshunt  6 – 3  Norwich Utd
| Venue: Theobalds Lane   | Att: 146

The Ambers won an absolutely enthralling contest at Theobalds Lane, which had dire consequences for the Planters. The hosts started strongly as Jason Hallett struck twice [10′ & 28′] either side of a strike by in-form Kyle Roberts [23′]. The Planters, knowing they needed a draw to survive the drop, responded through Adam Hipperson’s spot-kick [36′] and Harry Barker’s goal five minutes later. The visitors levelled as Charlie Hitch found the net nine minutes after the interval. Craig Edwards’ men had a heck of a final say as Ricky Sappleton’s brace [60′ & 81′] and Roberts’ second midway through the half made sure of the hosts’ 5th win in their final 6 to finish up in 18th on 50 points.

Norwich Utd’s 6th loss in the last 11 mean they fell to the bottom on the last day and are relegated to Step 5, most likely the Eastern Counties League.

 

Dereham Town   3 – 2 Hertford Town
| Venue: Aldiss Park  | Att: 102

Dereham edged this one late on to finish the campaign in 8th. Hertford led ten minutes in through on-loan striker Charlie Cole though the hosts powered back courtesy of Matthew Castellan [44′] and Joe Gatting [63′] goals. George Lutaaya levelled once again for ghe visitors with eight minutes left. Substitute Ryan Crisp snatched the winner three minutes later. Hertford’s 7th defeat in 10 means they end in 15th.

 

Heybridge Swifts  2 – 1  Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Scraley Road | Att: 444

Swifts ended the 46-game term with another victory to see them into the play-offs in good touch. Luke Callander [24′] & Juan Luque [42′] both netted to give Jody Brown’s side a half-time lead. Four minutes after the break, Lewis Clayton scored for Soham who then saw Erkan Okay dismissed with 20 minutes left. Heybridge’s 5th straight victory means they finish 5th and face a trip to Haringey Borough in midweek. Soham finish the season in 13th spot.

 

Romford  4 – 2 Maldon & Tiptree
| Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 105

Romford once again refused to accept ‘fate’ and dragged themselves to safety by virtue of this massive win. It didn’t start well as on-loan striker Lee Barnard [9′] continued his scoring run for Maldon though Paul Martin’s side ‘turned the tables’ thanks to goals from Carlos Djalo Oso [17′], Ayo Olukoga [42′] and Kris Newby [49′]. Barnard struck again with seven minutes left to get the nerves jangling for the Boro faithful. Though Greg Akpele scored with a minute left to finally end the season on a massive high and Ship Lane gave them a ‘parting gift’ of sorts – Step 4 status for next term. Maldon end the season 7th and suffered their fourth straight defeat here, the Jammers may well be ‘in the hunt’ next season.

 

Waltham Abbey  2 – 2 AFC Hornchurch (C)
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 124

A topsy-turvy matvh ended all-square at Capershotts. Christian Assombalonga broke the stalemate for the champions on the edge of half-time though moments into the 2nd half, Darelle Russell equalised. Russell got his brace nine minutes later though substitute Theo Fairweather-Johnson [85′] snared a point for the Urchins. Abbey end the season with only one win in thrir last 14 matches to sit 19th while Hornchurch end the season unbeaten in eight outings and with the best defence in the division, with 103 points.

 

Witham Town  0 – 2  Tilbury
| Venue: Spa Road | Att: 122

A Harry Norman double [30′ & 82′] meant the Dockers ended the season with their fourth straight win. Witham have had a good season, ending in 11th after five wins in their last nine. Tilbury finish 17th.

 

Bostik North Play-off Semi-Finals

Wednesday 2nd May

Bowers & Pitsea v Canvey Island  | V: Len Salmon Stadium
Haringey Borough v Heybridge Swifts | V: Coles Park

The Final will be held on Sunday May 6th, I understand.

 

 

Bostik Division South  – Saturday 28th April 2018

 

Ashford Utd  1 – 4  Walton Casuals (P/O)    | Att: 321

Carshalton Athletic (C)  7 – 0 VCD Athletic  | Att: 785

Cray Wanderers (P/O)  4 – 0   Guernsey  | Att: 202

Hastings Utd   1 – 2  Sittingbourne  | Att: 540

Herne Bay  1 – 0  Greenwich Borough (P/O) | Att: 276

Horsham  2 – 5  Whyteleafe |

Hythe Town  1 – 1  Corinthian-Casuals (P/O)  | Att: 493

Lewes (P)  0 – 0  Chipstead  | Att: 1,134

Molesey  2 – 1  Faversham Town  | Att: 56

Phoenix Sports  4 – 0  Shoreham (R)  | Att: 71

Ramsgate  4 – 0  East Grinstead Town   | Att: 204

Thamesmead Town  6 – 2  South Park  | Att: 73

 

Bostik South Play-off Semi-Finals

Tuesday May 1st

Cray Wanderers v Walton Casuals
Greenwich Borough v Corinthian-Casuals

 

Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 22.4.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog.

Here’s the round-up of this weekend’s action as we entered the last five weeks of this weather-induced chaotic season, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South:

 

Friday 20th April

AFC Hornchurch 2 – 1 Aveley
| Venue: Bridge Avenue | Att: 328

The Urchins enjoyed their championship party at Bridge Avenue though only secured the win late on. Connor Hogan put the hosts ahead in the 11th minute. Garrett Kelly levelled for James Webster’s team with 19 minutes remaining which threatened to leave the Urchins fans with a tinge of frustration though record-scorer George Purcell fired home the winner in added-time to secure Hornchurch’s sixth straight win and break the 100-point barrier. Aveley’s 4th loss in their last seven matches sees them stay 16th.

 

Saturday 21st April

Brentwood Town  2 – 1 Romford
| Venue: Brentwood Arena | Att: 126

Brentwood fought hard to banish any slight relegation doubts with the win at the Brentwood Arena. Tony Stokes fired the hosts ahead on four minutes though Carlos Djalo-Oso struck to restore parity for Bro only four minutes after that. Just after the hour mark, Stokes got his and his team’s second to give Town their first win in five matches to go up to 19th spot on goal difference and push Romford close to relegation. Paul Martin’s side are five points adrift of Norwich Utd and simply have to win both of their remaining matches and hope the Planters slip up.

 

Grays Athletic  1 – 4 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Parkside | Att: 273

Grays suffered another hefty home defeat, this time at the hands of in-form Heybridge. Swifts led through Joe Gardner on 32 minutes before Luke Callander doubled that advantage eight minutes after the break. Callum Thompson halved the deficit for Ath six minutes afterward. Substitute Matt Price’s late brace [82′ & 87′] secured Heybridge their 6th win in their last eight matches to remain 5th and you wouldn’t envy who has to face them in the end-of-season play-offs either. Grays reside in 15th place after their third straight defeat.

 

Haringey Borough  1 – 0 Witham Town
| Venue: Coles Park  | Att: 221

Haringey narrowly overcame Witham at Coles Park, thanks to Jorge Sambu’s 72nd-minute goal to maintain their terrific form (10th victory in their last 12 matches) and stay 4th with an faint chance of going up automatically IF Potters Bar & Bowers slip up in the next week. Witham sit in 11th spot and are having a decent season.

 

Hertford Town  2 – 4 Barking
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 281

Barking twice came from behind to power past out-of-form Hertford at Hertingfordbury Park. Emmanuel Osei [9′] put Town ahead before Adem Ramadan levelled for Justin Gardner’s side eight minutes later. Daniel Palmer struck mid-way through the first half to edge the hosts ahead. Though again, the Blues restored parity through Billy Jones seven minutes before the interval.

After the break, Alan Taylor [54′] swung the match in the visitors’ favour before Kemo Darboe’s late fourth sealed Barking’s fourth win in their last six outings and one more win will seal a very respectable top-ten finish for them. Hertford’s sixth successive defeat keeps them 14th.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  0 – 2 Cheshunt
| Venue: Park Drive | Att: 154

Cheshunt got the win thanks to a goal in each half to end Maldon’s slim hopes of making the play-offs. Ricky Sappleton [26′] put the Ambers ahead though only sealed the points with six minutes left through Kyle Roberts. Maldon’s recent indifferent form of two wins in their last six means they can only finish 7th at best now. Craig Edwards’ side remain 22nd as one of four sides on 46 points after their fourth consequtive success.

 

Mildenhall Town  1 – 3 Canvey Island
| Venue: Recreation Way  | Att: 182

Canvey finally vanquished any doubts of making the play-offs with this success at lowly Mildenhall. A goal-blitz midway through the half sealed the win for the Islanders. Martin Tuohy opened the scoring on 21 minutes before a brace from Mitchell Gilbey [23′ & 28′] pretty much did the job despite Joshua Curry’s goal back for the Hall a minute into the second half. Town’s season has really gone off-kilter as their winless run extended to nine matches, dropping to 20th place. Canvey’s third win in seven outings confirms 6th spot though getting a bit of form back ahead of the play-offs seems crucial for Danny Heale’s men.

 

Norwich Utd  3 – 1 AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Plantation Park | Att: 132

History may well recall this result being the one that kept the Planters in the division. It started well for the Suds as they led 20 minutes in through Milo Grimes. The Planters roared back into the contest seven minutes after the break thanks to Shaun Wones’ goal. Adam Hipperson’s brace [57′ & pen 71′] ‘turned the tide’ of this match as Utd got their second win on-the-spin and now they only realistically need a single point to send Romford down. Sudbury’s recent inconsistent form means they are in 12th spot.

 

Soham Town Rangers  0 – 2 Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Att: 124

Bowers kept things tight before grabbing a priceless victory late on thanks to substitute Fahad Nyanja’s brace [86′ & 90′]. Bowers have recovered their form after a slight lull and their fourth win in their last six encounters means they realistically need four points from their last two matches to pip Potters Bar to promotion. Soham’s season is faltering away somewhat, though they sit 13th.

 

Tilbury  2 – 0 Dereham Town
| Venue: Chadfields | Att: 67

Tilbury got the points thanks to a double from Siju Odelusi’s brace [7′ & 47′] and in the process rise to 17th place. Dereham are another side that haven’t enjoyed the best of form after their fifth loss in their last seven outings which keeps them 10th.

 

Waltham Abbey  0 – 3 Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 114

Potters Bar continued their relentless pursuit of promotion with an excellent win at struggling Abbey. Michael Murray’s penalty on the stroke of half-time started things off before Jack Bennett’s late brace [81′ & 89′] earned the Scholars their 9th win in 13 matches though have to win their last match to have any realistic hope of promotion. Abbey’s 8th loss in their last 12 outings means they drop to 18th.

Ware  0 – 1 Bury Town
| Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 98

Bury Town edged Ware courtesy of hot-shot Cemal Ramadan’s spot-kick [64′] to grab their fifth win in their last eight matches, and they are in 8th spot. Ware drop to 21st.
 

 

Bostik Division South Results – Saturday 21st April  2018

 

Chipstead  2 – 3  Ashford Utd    | Att:106

Corinthian-Casuals  1 – 3   Herne Bay  | Att: 256

East Grinstead Town  0 – 3 Hythe Town  | Att: 110

Faversham Town  2 – 0  Lewes  | Att: 328

Greenwich Borough  2 – 2  Hastings Utd | Att: 221

Shoreham (R)  1 – 5  Ramsgate  | Att: 112

Sittingbourne  3 – 1  Carshalton Athletic (P)  | Att: 167

South Park  4 – 1 Molesey  | Att: 87

VCD Athletic   2 – 1  Horsham  | Att: 125

Walton Casuals  5 – 2   Cray Wanderers  | Att: 186

Whyteleafe  1 – 3  Thamesmead Town  | Att: 123

 

Sun 22nd Apr  –  Guernsey  1 – 1  Phoenix Sports   | Att: 881

Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 8.4.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog.

Here’s the round-up of this weekend’s action as we entered the last five weeks of this weather-induced chaotic season, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South:

 

Saturday 7th April

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Bridge Avenue | Att: 287

The Urchins edged another important tussle here as Connor Hogan’s 33rd-minute goal secured victory in the end for the title-chasers. Hornchurch grabbed their third successive win here and could wrap up promotion n midweek if other results go their way. Heybridge suffered their first loss in five which is some going considering their gruelling end to the season. Swifts are 6th, two points clear of Maldon in 7th.

 

Brentwood Town  1 – 0  Barking
| Venue: Brentwood Arena | Att: 84

Brentwood pretty much secured their Bostik North status with this tight win over Barking at the Arena. Tony Stokes once again did the damage with the only goal four minutes into the second-half and ended a five-match winless run here. Craig Shipman’s side rise to 20th, ten points clear of the solitary relegation spot, with eight matches still to play.

Grays Athletic  1 – 6 Dereham Town
| Venue: Parkside | Att: 213

Grays suffered a heavy home defeat to play-off chasing Dereham at Parkside. Rossi Jarvis opened the scoring for the visitors on 14 minutes before Kieran Bishop levelled for Ath only a minute later. Dereham powered back ahead through Ryan Crisp eight minutes before half-time and a goal-blitz after the interval extinguished any doubt of where the points were heading. Ashley Jarvis got a brace [48′ & 58′] either side of substitute Karol Wengrzik’s strike [49′] and Jamie Forshaw added to the hosts’ pain with a sixth for the visitors 18 minutes from time. Grays’s first defeat in eight games sees them drop to 13th spot. Dereham’s first win in five matches sees them four points adrift of the play-off spots in 8th.

 

Haringey Borough  2 – 0  Canvey Island
| Venue: Coles Park  | Att: 207

Haringey  continued their superb recent form with this win over fellow play-off chasing side Canvey at Coles Park. Ralston Gabriel [37′] and Lauren Luke [76′] goals were the difference to give Boro their sixth win in their last eight matches, they stay 4th, four points clear of their opponents here. Canvey’s inconsistent form remains, this was their 5th defeat in their last nine encounters, the Islanders are 5th and still need a few wins to secure their play-off spot.

 

Hertford Town  0 – 1  AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 210

Sudbury won this baattle of two mid-table sides to leapfrog their opponents here in the table. Callum Harrison scored the only goal on 26 minutes, his first goal for the club. Hertford’s 3rd defeat in their last eight encounters sees them drop to 12th while the Suds rise to 11th.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  2 – 2  Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue: Park Drive | Att: 114

High-flying Bowers battled back to secure a point at Park Drive. Maldon led just three minutes in through Lee Barnard’s penalty  and George Brown doulbled that lead on the cusp of half-time. Bowers, who had midfielder Jamie Dicks dismissed, fought back through goals from Callum Leahy [67′] and recent signing Adam Vyse [81′]. Maldon have six matches remaining and remain 7th, two points off the play-off spots while Bowers lose ground on Potters Bar in the promotion race – they stay 3rd, five points off the in-form Scholars with six games left.

 

Mildenhall Town  1 – 2  Cheshunt
| Venue: Recreation Way  | Att: 171

Cheshunt recorded a significant win at Recreation Way. Nick Symons broke the stalemate on 24 minutes though that lead only lasted seven minutes before Andrew Ofusu restored parity for the Hall. Craig Edwards’ side kept going though and were rewarded eight minutes from time as Jack Lampe struck to give the Ambers second win in their last five matches to go above Norwich Utd into 22nd, six points clear of danger with five games left to play. Mildenhall sit 18th as they are now are six matches without a win.

 

Norwich Utd  0 – 3  Aveley
| Venue: Plantation Park | Att: 87

The Millers sent the Planters back into relegation danger with a good win at Plantation Park. Calvin Expiteta’s goal four minutes shy of half-time gave the visitors the lead. Tom Richardson then secured the points with another double [50′ & 84′] to extend Utd’s run without a win to eight matches. Utd drop to 23rd, only three points ahead of Romford who they meet in what’s sure to be a nerve-jangling encounter in midweek. Aveley’s third win in their last five matches helps them rise to 15th place.

 

Potters Bar Town  3 – 0  Bury Town
| Venue: Pakex Stadium | Att: 174

Potters Bar secured another important victory to maintain their commanding form as they seek promotion. Ben Ward-Cochrane gave the hosts the lead after 7 minutes before further strikes from Sandro Costa Dias Fernandes on the half-hour and Eoin Casey [76′] made sure of the Scholars’ 8th win in their last ten matches to stay 2nd, five points clear of Bowers in 3rd. Bury Town remain 10th, with four matches left.

 

Soham Town Rangers  0 – 1 Witham Town
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Att: 140

Witham pipped Soham here thanks to Eliott Ronti’s 74th-minute winner to seal third win in their last five outings and stay 14th. Soham drop to 16th and have seven matches yet to play.

 

Tilbury  1 –  2  Waltham Abbey
| Venue: Chadfields | Att: 77

Abbey finally ended their long run without a win with this success at Chadfields. Nathan Koranteng put Abbey ahead with 17 minutes on the watch before Darelle Russell all but sealed the victory with six minutes remaining. Jack Carlile’s late spot-kick ended up being mere consolation for Joe Keith’s men who haven’t won in six matches now, residing in 19th spot. Abbey’s own eight-match winless stretch ended here as they rise to 17th spot.

 

Ware  0 – 2  Romford
| Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 62

Romford probably averted instant relegation with this priceless win at Wodson Park. Carlos Djalo Oso coverted a spot-kick before the half-hour though Danny Cossington made it two eight minutes after the restart. Romford’s first win in six means they are only three points behind Norwich Utd who they play in midweek in another critical match for Paul Martin’s side. Ware’s third loss on-the-spin drops them back to 21st though they are still nine points clear of their opponents here.
Bostik Division South Results – Saturday 31st March 2018

 

Chipstead  1 – 3  Hastings Utd    | Att: 90

Corinthian-Casuals  1 – 3   Lewes  | Att: 316

East Grinstead Town  1 – 2   Phoenix Sports | Att: 68

Faversham Town  0 – 0  Thamesmead Town | Att: 163

Greenwich Borough  1 – 2  Hythe Town | Att: 151

Shoreham  0 – 1   Herne Bay  | Att: 59

Sittingbourne  1 – 0   Molesey  | Att: 112

South Park  1 – 3   Horsham  | Att: 135

VCD Athletic   0 – 0   Cray Wanderers  | Att: 120

Walton Casuals  0 – 1  Carshalton Athletic  | Att: 286

Whyteleafe  1 – 1  Ashford Utd  | Att: 135

 

Sun 8th Apr  –  Guernsey  1 – 4    Ramsgate  | Att: 625

 

That’s yer lot for now, cheers for reading.

Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (4.4.18)

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 on Easter Monday & Tuesday 4th March:

 

Monday 2nd April

 

Aveley 3 – 0  Canvey Island
| Venue: Parkside (6pm KO)  | Att: 342

Aveley secured a big win to leave Canvey’s promotion chances fading in the wind. Myles Keizer-Burrows [30′] and Tom Richardson [41′] goals gave the initative to the hosts in the second of two games at Parkside. Calvin Ekpiteta’s late third sealed the Millers’ 3rd win in their last six matches sees them rise to 15th. Canvey’s fourth defeat in their last eight matches sees them remain 4th though they also are nine points behind the top two.

 

Bowers & Pitsea  P – P    Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Brentwood Town 1 – 6  AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: Parkside (1pm KO)  | Att: 235

The double-header at Parkside began with a big win for champions-elect Hornchurch over Brentwood. The Urchins were two goals ahead early on as Tobi Joseph [3′] and Nathan Cooper [5′] struck. George Purcell made it three on 21 minutes before Christian Assombalonga’s hat-trick [35′, 61′ & 83′] added to Brentwood’s pain before Brenden Cavalier’s late consolation. Town fell to their fourth loss in their last eight outings and they remain 21st, nine points above the bottom spot. Hornchurch’s 3rd win in their last six matches means they are three wins away from the title.

Bury Town  P – P   AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Ram Meadow  |

 

Cheshunt  P – P   Hertford Town
| Venue: Theobalds Lane   |

Dereham Town  P – P  Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Aldiss Park  |

Maldon & Tiptree  P – P  Witham Town
| Venue: Park Drive  |

Mildenhall Town P – P  Norwich Utd
| Venue: Recreation Way |

Romford  P – P  Grays Athletic
| Venue: Ship Lane | Att:

Waltham Abbey   P – P    Haringey Borough
| Venue: Capershotts |

 

Ware  1 – 4    Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 89

Potters Bar secured another important victory to move into the promotion places. A brace from Sandro Costa Dias Fernandes [24′ & 45′] gave the Scholars the advantage. Ben Ward-Cochrane made it three five minutes after the restart. Jordon Watson’s spot-kick [67′] put the hosts back in the match though Eoin Casey’s strike 11 minutes from time sealed the visitors’ 7th win in their last nine outings. Ware’s 2nd loss in their last seven sees them stay 20th.

 

Barking P – P Tilbury  (Tues 3rd April)

Fixtures:

Brentwood Town v Grays Athletic
Heybridge Swifts v Aveley
Mildenhall Town v Norwich Utd
Ware v Soham Town Rangers (all on Thurs 5th April)

 

Bostik Division South  – Monday 2nd April 2018

 

Ashford Utd  3 – 1  Faversham Town     | Att: 478

Carshalton Athletic  1 – 0  South Park  | Att: 345

Cray Wanderers  2  – 2   Greenwich Borough  | Att: 269

East Grinstead Town  1 – 7   Hastings Utd  | Att: 124

Guernsey   2 – 0    Chipstead   | Att: 613

Herne Bay  1 – 2  Hythe Town  | Att: 318

Lewes   P – P  Horsham  |

Phoenix Sports   0 – 3   VCD Athletic | Att: 186

Ramsgate  1 – 1  Sittingbourne   | Att: 206

Thamesmead Town  P – P    Shoreham  |

Walton Casuals  0 – 0  Corinthian-Casuals  | Att: 314

Whyteleafe   2 – 1    Molesey   | Att: 125

 

Fixtures to come:

Guernsey v Faversham Town
Thamesmead Town v Shoreham   (Wed 4th Apr)

South Park  v   Herne Bay   (Thurs 5th Apr)

Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 24.3.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog.

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

Friday 23rd March

Bowers & Pitsea 1 – 0 AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Att: 410

Bowers edged this top-two clash thanks to a solitary goal from Jamie Dicks six minutes before the break. They held on in front of a huge Friday night crowd of over 400 to close the gap on the Urchins to seven points, having played a game more. Crucially, Bowers also extended their lead over Potters Bar in 3rd to six points after their 3rd win in their last six outings.

 

Saturday 24th March

Canvey Island  4 – 1  Witham Town
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 248

Canvey picked up a much-needed win at Park Lane. Mitchell Gilbey [28′] and Ryan Charles [39′] strikes put the hosts ahead before Martin Tuohy sealed the win five minutes from time. Chinedu Osadebe struck again for Town on the edge of the 90 mark before Ryan Melaugh added to the home scoresheet. CIFC’s 2nd win in their last five outings sees them rise to 4th spot, six points behind Potters Bar. Witham’s 3rd defeat in their last six means they sit 14th.

Cheshunt 2 – 0   Brentwood Town
| Venue: Theobalds Lane  | Att: 157

Jason Hallett’s brace [64′ & 73′] sealed another huge three points for the Ambers. The hosts’ 4th win in their last 7 matches sees them leapfrog Norwich Utd back into 22nd, eight points clear of the relegation spot. Brentwood’s third match inside a week perhaps took a toll though they are two points ahead of Cheshunt in 21st after their third loss in their last 6.

Grays Athletic 2 – 2 Ware | Venue: Parkside | Att: 162

Grays hit back late to deny Ware an important win at Parkside. Jordon Watson’s penalty three minutes after the break broke the first-half stalemate before Dave Cowley struck with 14 minutes left. The hosts hit back through Tommy Wade’s quick-fire brace [82′ & 83′] to secure their 6th draw in their last 9 matches, they stay 11th. Ware remain 20th and are unbeaten in their last four matches now.

 

Haringey Borough  3 – 3   Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Coles Park  | Att: 189

The points were shared in this cracker at Coles Park after Swifts roared back from 3-0 down after the break. Haringey may have thought they were on their way to victory as Ralston Gabriel [16′], Anthony McDonald [44′] and debutant Andre McCollin [51′] goals put them well ahead. Though the Heybridge spirit shone once again as Tambleson Eyong [67′] and hot-shot Matt Price [72′] started the comeback trail before Kresnic Krasniqi’s spot-kick three minutes later sealed a point. Haringey are now five matches unbeaten but drop to 5th. Heybridge still have matches in hand but drop to 10th, only two points behind the play-off spots in a mightily-congested top ten.

 

Hertford Town  3 – 2  Tilbury
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 209

Hertford won this clash late on as they chase the top ten. The hosts fell behind ten minutes in through Harry Norman’s strike though Charlie Ruff [18′] levelled before Jason Beck [28′] turned the tide in favour of the hosts. Jack Carlile restored parity for Joe Keith’s side with 15 minutes left though Michael Toner’s late spot-kick sealed the points – Hertford’s 4th win in their last six to rise to 12th place. Tilbury’s 2nd loss in their last six means they are in 19th spot.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  0 – 2   Bury Town
| Venue: Park Drive | Att: 177

A goal in each half sealed this triumph for the visitors in this battle of two play-off chasing sides. Jack Lankester broke the deadlock after six minutes though the match was only sealed late on by hot-shot Cemal Ramadan to give Town their third straight win and up into 9th. Maldon’s fourth straight loss means they are being caught by the sides below them, though Kevin Horlock’s side have matches in hand.

 

Mildenhall Town  0 – 2   Barking
| Venue: Recreation Way | Att: 171

The Blues struck late on to give themselves a better shot at sneaking into the play-offs. Goals from Billy Jones [80′] and Ben O’Brien [86′] sealed the visitors their 3rd success in their last six to go level on points with Dereham & Maldon in 8th. Town’s third loss in their last 6 sees them drop to 18th.

Potters Bar Town 1 – 0 Dereham Town
| Venue: Pakex Stadium  | Att: 139

Third-placed Potters Bar continued their knack of picking up victories with this narrow win over play-off chasing Dereham. Ben Ward-Cochrane’s first-half goal was enough to give the Scholars their 5th straight win and once again go three points behind Bowers. Dereham’s five-match unbeaten run ended here and they have four sides bearing down on them though remain 6th on goal difference.

 

Romford  1 – 1   AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 54

Romford held Sudbury in a match delayed by 80 minutes due to serious traffic problems which hampered the visitors’ journey to Ship Lane. After a goal-less first half, Phil Kelly struck eight minutes after the break to give the mid-table Suds the lead though Ayo Olukoga levelled with 11 minutes remaining. Romford’s run of one win in their last nine simply has to improve as they now are six points adrift of Norwich Utd and safety. Sudbury drop to 13th as they ended a three-match losing run here.

 

Soham Town Rangers   1 – 1 Aveley
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane  | Att: 132

Aveley held Soham in this mid-table clash. Sam Mulready’s header [24′] put the hosts ahead though midway through the second half, Tom Richardson struck to give the visitors a point. Soham’s 3rd draw in their last 5 means they’re in 15th. Aveley are 17th after only one defeat in their last ten matches.

 

Waltham Abbey  1 – 1   Norwich Utd
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 81

Abbey came from behind to grab a point at Capershotts. Loan signing Matt Blake put the Planters ahead just seven minutes in before Mitch Hahn levelled two minutes before the break. Abbey are winless in their last five, sitting in 16th while Utd have a similar recent record and drop to 23rd, six points clear of relegation-threatened Romford.

 

Bostik Division South R’s – Sat 24th March

 

Carshalton Athletic  0 – 0  Guernsey  |

Corinthian-Casuals  0 – 1 Cray Wanderers | Att: 252

East Grinstead Town 3 – 2  Ashford Utd | Att: 163

Faversham Town  1 – 2  Hastings Utd | Att: 201

Horsham 1 – 4 Ramsgate  | Att: 148

Lewes 3 – 0  VCD Athletic  | Att: 777

Phoenix Sports  2 – 2  Molesey  | Att: 67

Sittingbourne  1 – 0  Shoreham   | Att: 142

South Park 1 – 8  Greenwich Borough  |  Att: 68

Thamesmead Town  1 – 0  Chipstead   | Att: 98

Walton Casuals  7 – 0   Herne Bay  | Att: 162

Whyteleafe  2 – 2  Hythe Town  | Att: 142

 

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