Bostik Division North round-up (20.1.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a return of the Bostik North round-up, here on the blog. Ahead of this weekend’s action, there was approximately three months of the season remaining before the end-of-season play-offs take over proceedings in early May.

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

Saturday 20th January

 

AFC Sudbury 3 – 1  Barking

| Venue: King’s Marsh | Attendance: 169

The Suds first-half onslaught secured the win over out-of-form Barking at the Wardale Williams Stadium. The hosts led on eight minutes as Ryan Horne struck. Horne then doubled his account for the afternoon just four minutes afterward to put his side in the ascendency. Joe Whight’s penalty [34′] more of less sealed the points though Justin Gardner’s side did pull one back through a penalty of their own from Billy Jones ten minutes from time. The Suds obtained their first win in six league matches here, and they remain in 14th place. Barking’s poor run goes on with only one win in their last eight matches now.

 

Aveley  1 – 0  Bury Town

| Venue: Parkside   | Attendance: 281

Aveley grabbed a precious victory over Bury Town at Parkside. Ryan Cosson’s ninth-minute goal was enough to secure the hosts’ second success in their last nine matches, which sees them remain 19th but inch away from the relegation scrap. Bury Town’s second successive loss sees them remain in 9th place, six points away from a play-off berth.

 

Bowers & Pitsea P – P  Romford   | Venue: Len Salmon Stadium

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Canvey Island 0 – 3  Soham Town Rangers

| Venue: Park Lane   | Attendance: 252

Canvey’s inconsistent home form continued as Soham produced a strong display to record the victory at Park Lane. Thirteen minutes into the match, Callum Russell gave Rangers the lead before Jon Kaye doubled the advantage 15 minutes later. A late Russell spot-kick [81′] sealed a good afternoon’s work for the visitors. The Islanders succumbed to their fourth defeat in their last nine outings here, they remain 3rd though have arguably lost ground on the top two. Soham’s first win in six matches sees them rise to 15th spot.

 

Cheshunt  P – P  Waltham Abbey   | Venue: Theobalds Lane

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Dereham Town 0 – 0 AFC Hornchurch

| Venue: Aldiss Park   | Attendance: 146

Two of the division’s top-four battled to a stalemate at Aldiss Park. The Urchins have now conceded just 24 goals in 29 league matches so far this term. Dereham’s unbeaten record now extends to six matches while leaders Hornchurch have only been defeated once in their last nine matches, they now have a seven-point lead over Bowers & Pitsea in second place.

 

Haringey Borough 1 – 1 Grays Athletic

| Venue: Coles Park   | Attendance: 160

 

Grays battled back to claim a point on the 3G of Coles Park. Haringey led on the cusp of half-time through Derek Asamoah. Jamie Stuart’s side did regroup though and with 16 minutes remaining, influential midfielder Adeyinka Cole levelled to deny the hosts a much-needed victory. Boro’s mixed recent form continues with four wins from their last nine encounters now, and they reside in 7th place, outside the play-offs on goal difference. Grays remain 10th, six points off the play-off places following a good run of only three defeats in their last nine outings now.

 

Hertford Town  P – P Heybridge Swifts   | Venue: Hertingfordbury Park

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  P – P Potters Bar Town    | Venue: Park Drive

This match was also postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Mildenhall Town P – P  Witham Town   | Venue: Recreation Way

This match was also postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

 

Norwich Utd  3 – 3  Tilbury   | Venue: Plantation Park   | Attendance: 76

 

Tilbury produced a gutsy display, coming from behind twice to grab a point at Plantation Park. The Planters led three minutes in through Liam Jackson, though that lead only lasted nine minutes as Tom Anderson levelled for Joe Keith’s men. Ex-Hullbridge winger Charlie Little struck on 21 minutes to give the Dockers the lead for the first time. Though that lead was short-lived as Nathan Stewart restored parity for Utd seven minutes afterward before Jackson [34′] grabbed his second of the afternoon as the hosts re-took the lead. Tilbury did claim a share of the spoils though through a late Jack Carlile spot-kick [87′]. Norwich Utd’s impressive unbeaten run now sits at seven matches as they reside in 21st spot, nine points clear of bottom side Cheshunt. Tilbury’s four-match losing run ended here and they sit 18th in the table.

 

Ware P – P Brentwood Town | Venue: Wodson Park

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Bostik Division South results – Sat 20th January

Ashford Utd  3 – 3 Hythe Town  | Venue: Homelands | Att: 397

Carshalton Athletic  5 – 1 East Grinstead Town  | Venue: | Att: 343

Cray Wanderers  1 – 2  Lewes  | Venue: Hayes Lane | Att: 516

Faversham Town  3 – 2  Phoenix Sports  | Venue: Salters Lane | Att: 216

Horsham 1 – 2  Herne Bay  | Venue:  | Venue: Culver Road | Att: 173

Molesey P – P  Greenwich Borough  | Venue: Walton Road
Shoreham P – P Chipstead  | Venue: Middle Road

South Park P – P  Guernsey   | Venue: Whitehall Lane

Thamesmead Town 2 – 4 Hastings Utd  | Venue: Princes Park | Att: 108

VCD Athletic  3 – 1  Sittingbourne  | Venue: Oakwood  | Att: 80

Walton Casuals  1 – 0 Ramsgate  | Venue: Elmbridge Sports Hub | Att: 108

Whyteleafe  2 – 1  Corinthian-Casuals  | Venue: Church Road  | Att: 183

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

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Bostik Division North & South round-up (3.12.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of the action in Bostik North and results from Bostik South this weekend (December 2nd 2017). How did your side do?

Saturday December 2nd

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Bridge Avenue | Attendance: 193

The Urchins ground out another victory at Bridge Avenue. Nathan Cooper [67′] got the only goal as Jimmy McFarlane’s table-toppers extended their unbeaten run to six league matches now and also have games in hand over most of the sides above them. The Suds sit 15th.

Aveley 2 – 2 Dereham Town
| Venue: Parkside | Attendance: 167

Aveley struck late to hold high-flying Dereham at Parkside. Rhys Logan put the visitors ahead twenty minutes in, before Jordan Watson levelled 12 minutes later for James Webster’s side. Ollie Ebbage [61′] restored the Magpies’ advantage though Sewa Marah struck on the stroke of full-time to claim a point. Aveley now have won only one of their last seven matches & reside in 20th spot while Dereham are also winless in their last three matches, losing ground on top spot.

Bowers & Pitsea 4 – 0 Cheshunt
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Attendance: 88

Bowers comfortably defeated Cheshunt to go into the top-three at the Len Salmon. Lewis Manor [28′] broke the deadlock before Fahad Nyanja doubled that lead five minutes later. Nyanja grabbed his second five minutes after the break before Martyn Stokes [56′] completed the scoring. Cheshunt are third bottom after only one win in their last six league matches.

Brentwood Town 1 – 3 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Brentwood Arena | Attendance: 148

Heybridge came from behind to seal a good win at the Brentwood Arena. Matt Price gave the hosts the lead 16 minutes in though Swifts levelled seven minures before the break through Kreshnic Krasniqi. After the break, goals from Ryan Henshaw [70′] and Juan Luque [83′] turned it around for Jody Brown’s side as they go 14th tnough have at least seven matches in-hand compared to the sides around them. Brentwood’s 4th league defeat in their last six leaves them 18th.

Bury Town 0 – 0 Barking
| Venue: Ram Meadow | Attendance: 234

Ten-man Bury Town held in-form Barking to a stalemate at Ram Meadow. Darcy Heath saw red 28 minutes from time though Town are now winless in five matches while the visitors’ five-match winning run ended here.

Haringey Borough 0 – 1 Hertford Town
| Venue: Coles Park | Attendance: 147

Hertford recorded a narrow win at Coles Park. Michael Toner got the only goal on 32 minutes to end a four-match winless run. Haringey sit 8th though are winless in their last five matches while Town are 10th.

Maldon & Tiptree 2 – 2 Canvey Island
| Venue: Park Drive | Attendance: 101

Maldon were held by fellow high-flyers Canvey. Sam Collins [14′] gave the Islanders an early lead before hot-shot Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe [51′] struck to level and Ryan Gondoh gave the hosts the lead on the hour. Mitchell Gilbey claimed a point for the visitors 11 minutes from time. Maldon sit 7th while Canvey are in 4th place.

Norwich Utd 0 – 0 Ware
| Venue: Plantation Park | Attendance: 105

Ware held fellow strugglers Utd at Plantation Park. The Planters are winless in eight matches now, sitting second bottom but four points clear of Romford, while Ware are 21st though haven’t tasted victory in ten matches now.

Potters Bar Town 2 – 0 Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Pakex Stadium | Attendance: 115

A goal in each galf secured the win for the Scholars. A spot-kick from Michael Murray [39′] and a late second from George Nicholas secured his side’s 4th straight win, residing in 5th spot. The Hall’s seventh loss in their last ten sees them in 19th.

Romford 1 – 2 Waltham Abbey
| Venue: Ship Lane | Attendance: 87

Abbey secured another success here at Ship Lane. Nathan Koranteng opened the scoring 12 minutes in, before Shad Ngandu [33′] made it two. Substitute Craig Jeakins [84′] pulled one back for bottom side Romford. Abbey have 3 eins from their last 6 matches, sitting 9th in the table.

Soham Town Rangers 2 – 1 Tilbury
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Attendance: 106

Soham recovered from an early setback to prevail here. Adam Vyse coverted a spot-kick 13 minutes before half-time to give the visitors the lead after Soham’s Will Gardner saw red. Two goals in two minutes from Lewis Clayton [49′] and Craig Gillies [50′] turned the tide though to gain the win, Soham sit 13th. Tilbury are 17th and are winless in four matches now.

Witham Town 1 – 4 Grays Athletic
| Venue: Spa Road | Attendance: 106

Grays produced a sterling display to take the points at Spa Road. Kieran Bishop’s spot-kick nine minutes before the break gave Ath the lead. Ryan Mahal [43′] and Jamie Slabber [49′] put distance between the sides before Bishop [65′] grabbed his second of the afternoon. Correy Davidson’s penalty 12 minutes from time pulled one back for Town though saw Lance Akins dismissed late on to compound a miserable afternoon and end their five-match unbeaten run. Grays rack up their third straight league win and are in 12th spot.

Bostik South results (2nd Dec)

Ashford Utd 4 – 1 Thamesmead Town
Carshalton Athletic 1 – 1 Cray Wanderers
Corinthian-Casuals 2 – 3 Chipstead
East Grinstead Town 1 – 3 Sittingbourne
Greenwich Borough 1 – 1 Lewes
Guernsey 4 – 2 VCD Athletic
Hythe Town 2 – 2 Hastings Utd
Phoenix Sports 1 – 0 Horsham
Ramsgate 2 – 1 Herne Bay
Shoreham 1 – 1 Molesey
South Park 2 – 1 Walton Casuals
Whyteleafe 1 – 1 Faversham Town

 

Bostik League Division North & South Round-up (12.11.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of Bostik Division North action and South results this weekend, reduced due to a number of clubs in FA Trophy action.
Saturday 11th November

Bostik Division North

AFC Sudbury  3 – 2   Tilbury

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium      |  Attendance: 254

The Suds resisted a late surge by the Dockers to claim the win. Goals from early substitute Ben Hunter {35’] and Jake Colclough [46’] put the hosts in a good position, though the visitors responded with late goals from substitute Toby Aromolaran [81’] and Adam Vyse [90’] before an injury-time winner by Jake Clowsley sealed the hosts’ first win in five matches. Tilbury have lost three on-the-trot now and reside in 19th place.

Canvey Island  3 – 0  Grays Athletic

Venue: Park Lane     |   Attendance: 394

Canvey overcame Grays at Park Lane. A Mitchell Gilbey penalty a minute before the break put the Islanders ahead and the hosts cemented that advantage with goals from George Sykes [68’] and Ryan Charles [72’] to claim their tenth win of the season and claim top spot on goal difference. Grays’ five-match undefeated run comes to an end and also announced after the match that assistant boss Darren Manning has left the club, as he seeks to test himself as a manager – Manning has joined Essex Senior League side Hullbridge Sports, where he was a player and a reserve team boss previously.

Cheshunt  0 – 4  Barking

|  Venue:  Theobalds Lane   | Attendance: 204

In-form Barking had a happy away-day as they defeated the Ambers at Theobalds Lane. The Blues edged ahead just before the break through Kiernan Hughes-Mason and doubled their lead seven minutes after the re-start through Dan Gilchrist. Late goals from substitute Sam Shaban [89’] and Abs Seymour on the stroke of full-time sealed the win for Justin Gardner’s side. Barking are now unbeaten in six league matches and are in 8th place in the table, three points off the play-offs. Cheshunt’s struggles continue as this was their fifth loss in their last nine league matches, they sit in 21st place.

Dereham Town  2 – 2   Romford

| Venue:  Aldiss Park         | Attendance: 202

Dereham were held by battling Romford at Aldiss Park. Jonathon Nzengo broke the deadlock twelve minutes in for Paul Martin’s side before four minutes after the interval, Jamie Forshaw levelled for the Magpies. Substitute Toby Hilliard [67’] put the hosts ahead though that lead lasted only six minutes before Romford substitute Hugo Atkinson [73’] struck to claim a point for his side. Dereham are level on points with Canvey at the top of the table though sit 2nd on goal difference. Romford’s second stalemate in succession edges them closer to the sides above them though they still sit bottom of the pile.

Hertford Town  0 – 1  Soham Town Rangers

|  Venue: Hertingfordbury Park      |   Attendance: 243

Soham continued their recent good run with a good win at Hertingfordbury Park. Joe Carden got the only goal seven minutes from time to give the Greens their third win in their last six matches. Hertford’s second loss in their last six matches sees them remain 7th in the table.

Norwich Utd  1 – 3   Witham Town    

|   Venue: Plantation Park       |   Attendance: 101

Witham struck early with a goal-blitz to continue their recent revival at Plantation Park. First-half goals from Chinedu Osadebe [10’], Lance Akins [13’] and Correy Davidson [20’] pretty much sealed the points as substitute Liam Jackson’s late goal for the Planters was ‘too little, too late’. Witham’s third straight win sees them rise to 15th spot while Utd remain 23rd, having not won in four matches now.

 Ware   0 – 4   AFC Hornchurch

| Venue: Wodson Park       |   Attendance: 88

Hornchurch returned to form here at Wodson Park with a comfortable win over out-of-form Ware. Elliott Styles [18’] broke the deadlock for the Urchins though they stepped it up after the break as goals a brace from George Purcell [61’ & pen 80’] and Leon McKenzie [70’] sealed the visitors’ third win in their last five games and go 3rd in the table. Ware’s winless run extends to seven matches now.

 

Bostik Division South

Ashford Utd  1 – 3  Hastings Utd | Venue: Homelands   | Att: 368

Faversham Town  3 – 1  East Grinstead Town  | Venue: Salters Lane | Att: 176

Molesey  3 – 0  Chipstead  |   Venue: Walton Road  |  Att: 65

Shoreham  0 – 3   Hythe Town  | Venue: Middle Road |  Att: 124

South Park P – P  Herne Bay      |  Venue: Whitehall Lane

VCD Athletic  0 – 1 Greenwich Borough    | Venue: Oakwood     | Att: 142

Whyteleafe   0 – 1   Phoenix Sports   | Venue: Church Road   | Att: 150

Bostik League Division North (& South) Midweek round-up (3.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to the round-up of the action that took place in the Isthmian League Division North on Tuesday night, coupled with results from Bostik Division South in midweek. Enjoy.

Monday 2nd September

Aveley   1 – 3 Waltham Abbey

Venue: Parkside          |         Attendance: 266

Abbey grabbed a good win at Parkside in the sole Monday night match. Hot-shot Christian Assombalonga gave the visitors the lead after 16 minutes. Shad Ngandu doubled the lead on 33 minutes. After the break, Daniel Rimmel made the points safe with a third twelve minutes from time. Substitute Billy Coyne’s penalty three minutes from time was scant consolation for Terry Spillane’s men. Abbey had substitute Petrit Elbi dismissed late on though they still recorded their fourth league win of the season.

 

Tuesday 3rd October

AFC Hornchurch    2 – 2   Grays Athletic

Venue: Bridge Avenue          |         Attendance: 222

Grays hit back to end the Urchins’ 100% start to the campaign at Bridge Avenue. Sam Cross gave the visitors the lead nine minutes before half-time. Leon MCKenzie levelled for Hornchurch, before substitute Theo Fairweather-Johnson put the hosts ahead on 75 minutes. Grays sealed a point four minutes through Jack Fowler to end a five-match losing run in the league.

AFC Sudbury  1 – 1   Maldon & Tiptree 

Venue:  Wardale Williams Stadium         |         Attendance: 170

Maldon fought back to claim a draw at ten-man Sudbury. Louis Blake put the Suds ahead on 63 minutes though they were a man short after Alfie Carroll picked up two bookings in five minutes, being dismissed on 78 minutes. A minute later, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe scored a spot-kick to give the Jammers a point and extend their unbeaten league run to four matches.

Barking   1 – 2   Haringey Borough

Venue: Mayesbrook Park     | Attendance: 79

Haringey defeated Barking to claim their sixth straight league win. Jorge Dtassi-Sambu gave the visitors the lead on the hour, before Anthony McDonald extended the lead five minutes later. Albert Levett ulled a goal back for Justin Gardner’s side a minute from time though the hosts’ recent four-match unbeaten run ended with this defeat.

Brentwood Town   2 – 1    Potters Bar Town

Venue: Brentwood Arena          |         Attendance: 87

Brentwood produced a comeback to defeat Potters Bar at the Brentwood Arena. Eoin Casey’s penalty after 20 minutes gave the Scholars the lead though Matt Price levelled 14 minutes later. It may have looked like a stalemate was coming though with seven minutes to play, substitute Brad Hunter struck to hand Brentwood their third league win of the season.

Bury Town  4 – 2  Hertford Town

Venue: Ram Meadow          |         Attendance: 231

Bury Town did most of the damage in the first-half to claim the win at Ram Meadow. Bradley Barber put the hosts ahead on 16 minutes, before Cemal Ramadan doubled the lead nine minutes before half-time. Ramadan struck from the spot two minutes after the re-start to give the hosts a commanding advantage. Darren Mills pretty much sealed the win three minutes later though late goals from Hertford’s Jay Lovell (80’) and Ollie Sharman (90’+3) gave Gavin Kelsey’s side some consolation.

Norwich Utd  0 – 3  Soham Town Rangers

Venue: Plantation Park          |         Attendance: 115

Soham ended the hosts’ hopes of a second straight win with a good display at Plantation Park. Lewis Clayton put the visitors ahead on the quarter-hour before Joe Carden doubled the lead three minutes after the re-start. James Tricks made the win safe with 22 minutes remaining. This was Soham’s third win of the league season.

Tilbury   2  – 6   Canvey Island

Venue: Chadfields          |         Attendance: 112

Canvey produced a sumptuous display to record their fifth straight league win. Sam Collins put the visitors ahead 13 minutes in, though Ryan Melaugh levelled on 36 minutes. Mitchell Gilbey gave the Islanders the lead again two minutes later. Adam Vyse levelled for the Dockers three minutes before the break. After the break, the visitors struck three times in 25 minutes to seal the points, Gilbey getting his brace on 51 minutes, Elliott Warren on 59 minutes and substitute Ryan Charles ten minutes afterward before Collins struck two minutes from time to seal his double and extend Canvey’s unbeaten league run to nine matches.

Ware 3 – 1  Cheshunt

Venue: Wodson Park          |         Attendance: 88

Ware took the points against out-of-form Cheshunt at Wodson Park. Elliot Charles put the Blues ahead on the quarter-hour. Hot-shot Yannick Kamanan made it two on 24 minutes though Manny Osei brought the Ambers back into it on the stroke of half-time. Kamanan got his second late on to seal Ware’s fourth win in their last six league matches.

Witham Town 0 – 2    Bowers & Pitsea

Venue: Spa Road          |         Attendance: 66

Bowers sealed the win with a quick-fire brace in the second-half at Spa Road. Ben Sartain ‘got the ball rolling’ with the opener on 61 minutes before James Thomas gave Rob Small’s side the initiative nine minutes later. Witham are now winless in their last five league matches.

Tuesday 3rd October

Bostik Division South

 Ashford Utd   0 – 4   South Park    | Venue: Homelands  | Att: 191

Chipstead  1 – 1   Walton Casuals    | Venue: High Road  | Att: 94

Greenwich Borough  2 – 0 Corinthian Casuals | Venue: DGS Stadium | Att: 162

Hastings Utd  2 – 0   Carshalton Athletic    | Venue: The Pilot Field  | Att: 298

Herne Bay   0 – 1   Sittingbourne    | Venue: Winch’s Field  | Att: 263

Hythe Town  2 – 1    Thamesmead Town   | Venue: Reachfields  | Att: 153

Molesey   4 – 2   East Grinstead Town    | Venue: Walton Road | Att: 53

Ramsgate  3 – 2    Faversham Town  | Venue: Southwood   | Att: 186

Shoreham   1 – 2   Horsham   | Venue: Middle Road  | Att: 132

VCD Athletic  3 – 3  Whyteleafe  | Venue: Oakwood  | Att: 91

 Wednesday 4th October

Cray Wanderers   v     Phoenix Sports    | Venue: Hayes Lane  |

Guernsey   v    Lewes        | Venue: Footes Lane |

Bostik League Division North (& Sth) Round-up (M5 – 9 & 10.9.17)

Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome another round-up of the action in the Bostik League Division North here on my blog. Here’s the round-up of the action that took place on 9th September, followed by a run-down of the results in Bostik League Division South this weekend.

Saturday 9th September

Aveley  0 – 1  Heybridge Swifts     

Venue: Parkside      Attendance: 248

Heybridge grabbed another three points at Parkside. Luke Callander got the only goal 11 minutes before the break to maintain Swifts’ 100% record (5 wins from 5), one of only two sides to achieve this.

Barking   3 – 1  Grays Athletic  

Venue: Mayesbrook Park         Attendance: 88

Grays came unstuck at Mayesbrook Park as Barking got their first league win of the season. An Suley Zuhdu strike, though credited as an OG  put Grays ahead after only five minutes. Jay Knight levelled things for Barking on 18 minutes, before Theo Ola put Justin Gardner’s side ahead five minutes later. Dan Gilchrist sealed three precious points for the hosts 11 minutes into the second half.

Bowers & Pitsea  1 – 1  Hertford Town

Venue: Len Salmon Stadium   Attendance: 94

Things ended honours-even at the Len Salmon Stadium. Lewis Manor gave Bowers the lead on 18 minutes, before Tommy Wade restored parity on the half-hour. Both sides currently reside in mid-table.

Brentwood Town  1 – 2  Witham Town

Venue: The Brentwood Arena        Attendance: 143

Nine-man Witham held out to get the win at the Brentwood Arena. Witham were reduced to ten men five minutes before the break as Alex Anderson was dismissed. Ex-Ilford loanee Liam Whipps put the visitors ahead 12 minutes into the second half. Substitute Izzy Bademosi levelled for the Blues ten minutes later. Witham took the lead again with ten minutes left through Damien Green’s goal. Witham had to play the last eight minutes with nine men as Whipps was dismissed for two bookings. Adam Flint’s side held on though to record their second win of the season.

Bury Town  6 – 1  Tilbury

Venue: Ram Meadow       Attendance: 260

Town thumped Tilbury in front of a good crowd at Ram Meadow. Darren Mills put the hosts ahead with 19 minutes on the clock, before Leon Ottley-Gooch doubled the lead just two minutes later. Ollie Hughes made it three after 27 minutes. The Dockers pulled one back through Toby Aromolaran’s strike four minutes before the interval. On the stroke of half-time, Cemal Ramadan made it 4-1. Ramadan completed his hat-trick after the break (48’ & 73’). The afternoon was summed up for the visitors as ‘keeper Charlie Bogard was dismissed with twenty minutes to go. This handsome win for Ben Chenery’s men is their second win of the season.

Cheshunt  3 – 2  AFC Sudbury

Venue: Theobalds Lane                Attendance: 163

Another star turn by hot-shot Jason Hallett swung this one at Theobalds Lane. Adam Mills put Sudbury ahead on 14 minutes. Hallett got his first of the afternoon just two minutes later, before completing his hat-trick with a quick-fire double just before the break (41’ & 43’). A spot-kick from Sam Clarke did ensure a nervy end though Steve Newing’s side held on for their first success of the season.

Dereham Town  1 – 2  Ware

Venue: Aldiss Park                Attendance: 146

Ware struck at the death to claim all three points at Aldiss Park. Eliot Charles put the visitors ahead four minutes before the break. Steve Taylor levelled 16 minutes into the second half. Though, Ware hot-shot Yannick Kamanan pounced in the 90th minute to grab his side their third win of the new season.

Maldon & Tiptree  4 – 1  Norwich Utd

Venue: Park Drive                Attendance: 63

Maldn comfortably defeated out-of-form Utd at Park Drive. After only three minutes, Ryan Clampin put the hosts ahead. Johnville Renee doubled the lead on 26 minutes. The Planters got what turned out to be a consolation seven minutes into the second half through Nathan Stewart’s goal. A second-half brace from Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (56’ & 76’) sealed the Jammers’ second win of the campaign.

Mildenhall Town  1 – 2  Haringey Borough

Venue: Recreation Way     Attendance: 151

Haringey struck late to claim all the points at Recreation Way. After a first-half stalemate, Matthew Green put the Hall ahead on 65 minutes. Substitute Anthony McDonald levelled six minutes later before Borough got the winner thanks to Chris Benjamin with seven minutes remaining.

Potters Bar Town  1 – 2  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Pakex Stadium            Attendance: 110

Hornchurch edged this one to retain their 100% start to the league campaign. Theo Fairweather-Johnson gave the Urchins the lead on eight minutes, though Eoin Casey restored parity for the Scholars a minute before the break. Leon McKenzie struck six minutes after the re-start. The hosts were reduced to ten men with moments remaining as Billy Lobjoit saw red. The visitors held on to give Jimmy McFarlane’s side another success and stay top of the table on goals scored. In fairness, this was Potters Bar’s first loss of the campaign.

Romford  0 – 1   Soham Town Rangers  

Venue: Ship Lane     Attendance: 77

An early goal from Matt Allan (3’) was enough to claim all three points for Soham at Ship Lane. This is Soham’s second win of the new season.

Waltham Abbey  1 – 2   Canvey Island

Venue: Capershotts              Attendance: 110

Canvey fought back late-on to grab all three points at Capershotts. Hot-shot Christian Assombalonga struck to give Abbey the lead with 23 minutes left. Frankie Merrifield levelled with a minute of normal time left, before on-loan Charlie Cole got the winner four minutes into injury-time to give Canvey their second win of the campaign.

Bostik League Division South results

Saturday 9th September

Ashford Utd  0 – 1   Molesey        Venue: Homelands |  Att: 196

Carshalton Athletic  2 – 1  Faversham Town  Venue: Colston Avenue | Att: 266

Cray Wanderers 0 – 0  Chipstead        Venue: Hayes Lane  | Att: 128

East Grinstead Town  2 – 2  Greenwich Borough      Venue: College Lane | Att:

Herne Bay 4 – 0  VCD Athletic         Venue: Winch’s Field    | Att: 243

Lewes 1 – 0  Hythe Town        Venue: The Dripping Pan     | Att: 400

Phoenix Sports 3 – 0  Hastings Utd     Venue: The Mayplace Ground  | Att: 120

Ramsgate 1 – 3  South Park        Venue: Southwood Stadium | Att: 218

Walton Casuals 1 – 1 Horsham     Venue: Elmbridge Sports Hub | Att: 296

Whyteleafe 2 – 0   Shoreham                Venue: Church Road   | Att: 146

 

Sunday 10th September Results

Guernsey 0 – 1  Corinthian Casuals    Venue: Footes Lane  | Att: 614

Thamesmead Town  2 – 2  Horsham       Venue: Princes Park | Att: 134

2017/18 FA Cup Prelim Round: Results round-up

Written by Scott W (Twitter: ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a special round-up of some of the results from this weekend’s FA Cup Prelim Round ties, specifically involving Essex Senior League & Bostik Division Clubs. The winners of each receive £1,925 in prize money & a place in the First Qualifying Round of the competition.

Saturday 19th August

AFC Hornchurch  2 – 0 Brentwood Town   

Venue: Bridge Avenue   Attendance: 309

The Urchins progressed to the next round, defeating fellow Bostik North side Brentwood at Bridge Avenue. Both goals came in the second half from Hornchurch striker Ross Wall (64’ & 84’). Craig Shipman’s side will have to wait another season for a potential FA Cup adventure.

AFC Sudbury 4 – 0 Aveley

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium   Attendance: 174

Sudbury comfortably defeated fellow Bostik North side Aveley at the Wardale Williams Stadium. The Yellows took the lead through Julian Smith with 27 minutes on the watch. Three minutes before the break, Adam Mills doubled the home side’s advantage. After the break, two goals in ten minutes from Dave Cowley (60’) and Alfie Carroll (69’) sealed the win for Jamie Godbold’s side.

Barking 0 – 0 Saffron Walden Town

Venue: Mayesbrook Park    Attendance: 76

Barking held Thurlow Nunn Premier side Saffron Walden Town at Mayesbrook Park. This stalemate means that both sides will have to do it all again at Catons Lane in midweek.

Bowers & Pitsea 0 – 2 Haringey Borough

Venue: Len Salmon Stadium    Attendance: 174

Haringey overcame Bowers at the Len Salmon. The visitors led on 67 minutes as former Bowers player Ayron Coley struck, soon after coming off the bench. Borough made their progression into the next round safe with moments left as fellow substitute Ashley McDonald grabbed their second.

Bury Town 1 – 2  Tilbury

Venue: Ram Meadow    Attendance: 233

Tilbury fought off a late fightback from Bury Town to make it into the hat for the next round at Ram Meadow. Tilbury led after the quarter-hour through Adam Vyse before just past the hour mark, fellow striker Luke Hornsley doubled their lead. Darren Mills pulled one back for Town with 21 minutes remaining.

Canvey Island 0 – 2  Witham Town

Venue: Park Lane    Attendance: 224

Witham Town produced a good away-day win to defeat Canvey at Park Lane. Tyler Corlett put the visitors ahead on 21 minutes. Substitute Sam Ashford secured the win late on for Adam Flint’s men.

Clapton 2 – 0 Norwich Utd  

Venue: Old Spotted Dog   Attendance: 122

Clapton secured their passage into the next round by defeating Bostik North side Norwich Utd at the Old Spotted Dog. Substitute Raphael Duyile put the Tons ahead three minutes before the break. After the interval, Ikem Odeh sealed an important win twenty mnutes from time for Jon Fowell’s men.

Dereham Town 3 – 0  Corby Town

Venue: Aldiss Park    Attendance: 164

Bostik North side Dereham grabbed a good win at home to Corby Town. After only three minutes, Daniel Beaumont put the Magpies ahead. Dereham sealed the win with two goals in the last ten minutes courtesy of Ashley Jarvis and Beaumount grabbing his brace. Credit has to go to Corby goalkeeper Paul Bostock who played in this match aged 47 – best wishes to him.

Grays Athletic 2 – 0 Redbridge

Venue: Parkside   Attendance: 174

Grays defeated ESL side Redbridge on the 3G at Parkside. Sully Zuhdu gave the hosts the lead seven minutes before the break. Then, just six minutes after the re-start, Joao Carlos doubled the lead and ensured Jamie Stuart’s side are in the next round.

Great Yarmouth Town 1 – 0 Basildon Utd

Venue: Sandown Road    Attendance: 163

Great Yarmouth grabbed a late winner to knock out ESL side Basildon Utd in a tightly-contested match at Sandown Road. Substitute Lee Roots grabbed the winner eight minutes from time to seal the hosts’ passage into the next round.

Haverhill Rovers 1 – 1 Heybridge Swifts

Venue: The New Croft    Attendance: 188

This hard-fought encounter ended in a draw. Heybridge were reduced to ten men after just 15 minutes as defender Ryan Henshaw saw red. Swifts took the lead just three minutes later though, as Sam Bantick struck. Rovers recovered after the break though to seal a replay as Jordan Palmer scored 12 minutes from time. The replay will be played at Scraley Road in midweek.

Hertford Town 4 – 1   Hadleigh Utd

Venue: Hertingfordbury Park   Attendance: 260

Bostik North newcomers defeated Thurlow Nunn Premier side Hadleigh at Hertingfordbury Park. Hertford led after just two minutes through Daniel Bond. Jason Beck doubled the lead just before the break. Hadleigh pulled one back from the spot, thanks to Ben Elliott’s penalty on the hour. Hertford pushed on though as Bond got his second nine minutes later. Substitute Charlie Ruff grabbed a fourth for Town on 74 minutes, soon after coming on.

Ilford 1 – 1 Haverhill Borough

Venue: Cricklefield   Attendance: 82

Ilford were held by Thurlow Nunn Premier side Borough at Cricklefield. Khadean Campbell gave the Foxes the lead ten minutes before the break with a curling 20-yard strike. Borough were level only eight minutes later though as Sam Hawley struck. Ilford had to see out the last 17 minutes with ten men but they held on for a replay at New Croft 3G in midweek.

Long Melford 1 – 2 FC Romania

Venue: Stoneylands    Attendance: 84

FC Romania secured their place in the next round with a good win at Stoneylands. Sergiu Pitaru gave FCR the lead with 26 minutes on the clock, before Toby Cleaver doubled the lead eight minutes before the break. Melford raised their game in the second half, and grabbed a goal back six minutes from time though substitute Nathan Rowe. The visitors held on though for a good win.

Maldon & Tiptree 5 – 1 Waltham Abbey

Venue: Park Drive   Attendance: 73

Maldon knocked out fellow Bostik North side Abbey at Park Drive. The home side took the lead on the quarter-hour through Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe. Only two minutes later, Chris Millar made it two. Macauley Joynes pulled one back for the Abbotts seven minutes before the break. After the break, Kieraan Bailey restored the Jammers’ two-goal cushion on 55 minutes, before Ogedi-Uzokwe grabbed his second two minutes later. Ryan Gondoh added a fifth from a super free-kick to seal a good win for Kevin Horlock’s men.

Newmarket Town 1 – 2 Ware

Venue: Ridgeons Stadium   Attendance: 100

Ware secured a good away-day win at Newmarket to make the next round. Yannick Kamanan put Kem Kemal’s side ahead after only five minutes. A Jack Watson penalty levelled things for the home side, before Kamanan struck again 12 minutes into the second half to grab the win for the Blues.

Potters Bar Town 4 – 1 West Essex

Venue: Pakex Stadium      Attendance: 121

Potters Bar recovered from faling behind to record a good win over ESL side West Essex at the Pakex Stadium. Michael Mignot gave the visitors the lead six minutes before the break. George Nicholas levelled for the Scholars almost immediately, before Eoin Casey put the hosts ahead on 52 minutes. Steve Brown grabbed a third mid-way into the second half, before Casey sealed the win with his second with twenty minutes left.

Soham Town Rangers 3 – 2 Cogenhoe Utd

Venue: Julius Martin Lane   Attendance: 123

Soham edged to an important win over Cogenhoe Utd. Two goals in a four-minutes spell saw Soham take the advantage through Daniel Buddle (36’) and Matt Allan (39’). After the break, the visitors pulled one back through Matt Long levelled thanks to Ryan Dove. Soham’s Callum Russell grabbed the winner with 15 minutes remaining.

Southend Manor 2 – 3 Gorleston

Venue: Southchurch Park   Attendance: 64

Manor narrowly lost out to Thurlow Nunn Premier side Gorleston at Southchurch Park. Manor took the lead through Michael Hopkins two minutes after the break. Jack Garrod levelled for the visitors on 58 minutes, before taking the lead five minutes later through Connor Deeks’s penalty. Stuart Marshall’s side were reduced to ten men as winger Alfie Lindfield was sent off. Manor fought back though and levelled through defender Daniel Okah’s over-head kick. The hosts probably thought they’d done enough for a replay though Gorleston’s Garrod grabbed his second in injury-time to seal the win for Ricci Butler’s side.

Stowmarket Town 1 – 1 Romford

Venue: Humber Doucy Lane

Romford held Stowmarket Town at Humber Doucey Lane. The home side took the lead through Andrew Wood four minutes before the break. Paul Martin’s side levelled on 53 minutes through Jonathon Adebayo to get back in the match and the sides couldn’t be separated so it’ll be a replay at Ship Lane in midweek.

Tower Hamlets 0 – 4 Takeley

Venue: Mile End Stadium    Atendance: 55

Takeley saw off ESL rivals Tower Hamlets to make it through to the First Qualifying Round for the first time. Mitchell Das put the visitors ahead after six minutes, before George Wappett increased the advantage eight minutes later. Bryn Thorpe added a third though it may have been an OG. Stuart Zanone sealed a good win for his side with three minutes remaining.

Sunday 20th August

St Margaretsbury 2  –  2 Hullbridge Sports

Venue: The Recreation Ground

Hullbridge fought back to deny St Margaretsbury and take the tie to a replay. Hullbridge took the lead through Sam Dulieu’s free-kick after only four minutes. St Margetsbury levelled through captain Ryan Wade’s penalty on 54 minutes. The hosts then took the lead with twenty minutes remaining as Wade struck again from the penalty spot. Hullbridge secured a replay with a last-gasp leveller from substitute Ronnie Pallett. The replay will be held at Lower Road in midweek.

The First Qualifying Round takes place on the weekend of September 2nd/3rd. Thank you for reading.

Match Report: Great Wakering Rovers 2 – 2 Soham Town Rangers

Ryman League Division North

Venue: Burroughs Park

Attendance: 112

Date: Saturday 25th February 2015 3pm KO

 Great Wakering Rovers : Green & White Striped Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks

Soham Town Rangers: Yellow Shirts, Yellow Shorts, Yellow Socks

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The Wakering clubhouse & pitch before KO.

Scott W reporting (Follow me on Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a fairly chilly afternoon at Burroughs Park, Great Wakering Rovers took on fellow Ryman North strugglers Soham Town Rangers in Iain O’Connell’s first match of his second spell as manager.

Soham started the game the brighter, with player-manager Rob Mason and winger Joe Carden having chances to take the lead as Wakering looked a little nervy in front of a decent crowd. Soham had a goal chalked off early on.

Wakering forward Jake Gordon spurned a rare first-half opening for the hosts on the quarter-hour, blazing his shot over though probably off-balance to be fair. Wakering’s fortune didn’t improve as forward Jamie Guy limped off just 21 minutes in, being replaced by Michael Ogboin.

Soham kept the pressure up with several corners being pinged into the Wakering box though lacked that finishing instinct, though Rovers took the lead just before the half-hour as substitute Ogboin found a promising opening and made no mistake, slotting past visiting ‘keeper Niall Conroy.

Though that advantage only lasted six minutes as Soham captain Simon Swinton’s free-kick found its way through a crowded penalty area and past home ‘keeper Ashley Harrison for a deserved equaliser.

Half-Time: Great Wakering Rovers 1 – 1 Soham Town Rangers

The second half began in a different vein as only four minutes in, Ogboin popped up again for Wakering, shrugging off the last defender and calmly slotting past Conroy to once again give Rovers the lead.

At this point, the match got rather feisty, with tackles and challenges flying in, some of them being better than others. Wakering though took the attack to the visitors, with combative midfielder Scott Pethers looking to start attacking moves, as did winger Steve Butterworth. Butterworth and Gordon had further chances, Gordon’s effort being well-saved by Conroy. Ogboin was causing a fair degree of havoc in the Soham defence with his strength and hold-up play.

Soham did keep going though, as substitute Cemal Ramadan blazed over a rare second-half chance with ten minutes left. The visitors then were reduced to ten men as Mason was sent-off for two bookable offences, the second being a dangerous tackle. Wakering may have thought ‘that would be that’ but it wasn’t to be.

Soham substitute Peter Maina piled in a good effort which sailed low into the right corner in injury-time to deny Wakering the vital win they needed. The reaction of the Wakering players at full-time spoke volumes. Dejection -personified.

Full-Time: Great Wakering Rovers 2 – 2 Soham Town Rangers

Ogboin  28, 49             Swinton 34, Maina 90 +2

Teams:

Great Wakering Rovers

 

Manager: Iain O’Connell

Soham Town Rangers

 

Player-Manager: Rob Mason

1  Ashley Harrison (GK) 1  Niall Conroy (GK)
2  Jason Ring 2  Callum Russell
3  Jimmy Nottage 3  Jonathan Hall
4  Harley Kee 4  Simon Swinton (C)     (Subbed 67’)
5  Kye Jude 5  Joe Tennent
6  Nikki Beale (C) 6  Lloyd Groves
7  Steve Butterworth 7  Joe Carden
8  Ricky Evans 8  Ryan Horne      (Subbed 71’)
9  Jake Gordon 9  Rob Mason
10  Jamie Guy       (Subbed 21’) 10  Sam Mulready       (Subbed 71’)
11  Scott Pethers 11  Charley Barker
Substitutes:
12  Michael Ogboin   (On 21’) 12  Cemal Ramadan     (On 71’)
14  Ryan Burt-Allen 14  Jack Mochalski
15  Rhys Fatt 15  Jonthan Kaye     (On 67’)
16  Jon Nzenago 16  Peter Maina        (On 71’)
17  Jamie Age 17  Ashley Bankole
Booked: Nottage, Gordon Booked: Swinton, Barker
Sent Off: Mason
Referee: Z Ellis
Assistant Referees: A Lashchikov

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