Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (21.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my semi-regular round-up of the action in the Bostik League Premier Division here on my blog. Here’s a round-up of the action that took place on Saturday 21st October followed by the updated Bostik Premier Division table. Enjoy.

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Billericay Town    2 – 1    Enfield Town

Venue: New Lodge   |      Attendance: 1,559

Billericay made a second-half comeback to prevail over Enfield Town at New Lodge. The visitors led on 35 minutes as Taylor McKenzie struck. ‘Ricay levelled with 18 minutes to play through substitute Billy Bricknell’s penalty. The hosts completed the recovery job six minutes from time as Sam Deering grabbed the winner to give his side their ninth straight league win. Enfield lost their first game in four in the league here.

Dorking Wanderers  3 – 2   Needham Market

Venue: London Road    |   Attendance: 175

Dorking resisted a late scare to triumph over the Marketmen at London Road. Lewis Taylor gave the hosts the advantage on 18 minutes. Jamie Griffiths restored parity six minutes after the re-start. James McShane restored Wanderers lead seven minutes later and had a two-goal cushion with 20 minutes remaining through Sam Beard though Griffiths’ second of the afternoon five minutes after that ensured a nervy finish for Dorking though they still secured their fifth league win of the season. Needham have lost their last four straight league matches now.

Dulwich Hamlet    3 – 2     Burgess Hill Town

Venue: Champion Hill       |     Attendance: 1,971

Dulwich struck late to grab all three points in another five-goal thriller at Champion Hill. Nathan Ferguson gave Hamlet the lead 11 minutes before the interval. Substitute Tony Garrod levelled for the Hillians three minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute. Dulwich re-took the lead only a minute later through Nyren Clunis though an unfortunate OG by Quade Taylor on 59 minutes made it all-square once again. Michael Chambers got the winner for the hosts with five minutes to play to secure Hamlet’s sixth win in their last seven league matches.

Harlow Town    1 – 1      Margate

Venue: The Harlow Arena   |   Attendance: 168

Harlow got a last-minute leveller to deny Margate the win at the Harlow Arena. The Gate led through Jay May’s opener on 31 minutes though Alex Read struck on the stroke of 90 minutes to secure a point for out-of-form Town.

Harrow Borough   1 – 2    Brightlingsea  Regent

Venue: Earlsmead        |        Attendance: 158

Ten-man Regent secured an important win over Harrow at Earlsmead. Jake Gould put the visitors ahead 18 minutes in, before Tom Richardson doubled that advantage six minutes after the re-start. Richardson was then dismissed on the hour for two bookings and Boro’ halved the deficit only a minute later through Curtis Ujah’s goal. Regent held on though to collect their sixth league win of the campaign.

Kingstonian    2 – 1   Wingate  & Finchley  

Venue: Fetcham Grove     |   Attendance: 215

Kingstonian got an injury-time winner to break Wingate hearts at Fetcham Grove. Sam Alderson put the K’s ahead after only four minutes, though Ahmet Rifat levelled for the visitors nine minutes before the interval. Just as it was looking like the match would end level, Alec Fiddes’s 92nd-minute winner sealed the win and end a four-match losing league run. After the match, the K’s announced that Whyteleafe boss Leigh Dynan will be their new manager, replacing Craig Edwards who resigned last week.

Leiston   1 – 5    Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Victory Road               Attendance: 321

Leiston succumbed to a first-half goal blitz as Invicta got the points at Victory Road. Scott Heard got the ball rolling for Invicta as his goal on eight minutes gave them the lead. Ian Draycott [17’] and Samuel Hasler [26’] strikes extended that advantage before Adam Yusuff’s spot-kick on the stroke of half-time gave the visitors a big lead at the break. Matt Blake pulled one back for LTFC 16 minutes into the second half though another spot-kick from Yusuff [74’] put paid to any doubt of where the points were heading, securing Folkestone’s 5th win in their last seven league matches.

Merstham  6 – 2   Lowestoft Town

Venue: Moatside   |   Attendance: 120

Merstham pulled off an excellent win over Lowie at Moatside. Ryan Hall put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes before Dan Bennett doubled that lead on 25 minutes. Hall completed a first-half hat-trick [31’ & 35’] to give his side some daylight though Lowestoft responded through Cruise Nyadzayo [37’] and Travis Cole [40’] to keep things interesting at the break. Late goals from Reece Hall and substitute Youssef Bamba [90’] sealed a highly-encoraging afternoon for the Moatsiders, securing their 5th win of the season here while ending Lowie’s four-match unbeaten run.

Metropolitan Police  3 – 1   Thurrock 

Venue: Imber Court       |       Attendance: 106

The Met secured the win against a Thurrock side finding wins hard to come by at Imber Court. First-half goals from Gavin James [20’] and Lloyd Macklin [22’] gave the hosts the advantage at the break. James struck for the second time three minutes after the break before Macklin’s OG on 68 minutes pulled a goal back for Thurrock though the Met held on to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Staines Town    3 – 0    Leatherhead

Venue: Wheatsheaf Park  |   Attendance: 317

Staines defeated Leatherhead at Wheatsheaf Park to claim their sixth win of the campaign. Elliott Buchanan’s goal ten minutes before half-time gave the Swans the lead before second-half strikes by Mohamed Bettamer [63’] and Max Worsfold [81’] sealed the win to extend the hosts’ unbeaten league run to four matches while the Tanners have now lost five of their last seven league matches.

Tonbridge Angels    1 – 2   Tooting & Mitcham Utd   

Venue: Longmead  |   Attendance: 549

Tooting took advantage of a stroke of luck to grab all three points at Longmead. Joe Turner struck to give the Angels the lead on 11 minutes though Tooting levelled only three minutes later through Omar Folkes. The aforementioned stroke of luck came through an OG just shy of the hour mark and the Terrors held on to record their third straight league win.

Worthing  1 – 2   Hendon

Venue:  Woodside Road           Attendance: 614

Worthing finally made their return to Woodside Road though leaders Hendon struck late to spoil the homecoming parade. Seven minutes after the break, Alfie Young put strugglers Worthing ahead though Niko Muir levelled with 18 minutes remaining and substitute Josh Walker nabbed the winner three minutes from time to secure the Greens’ 5th win in their last seven league matches. The wait for their first league win of the campaign goes on for the Rebels though they are in danger of being cut adrift at the foot of the table.

Bostik Premier Division table (after October 21st matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Hendon 15 10 0 5 +17 30
2 Dulwich Hamlet 14 9 3 2 +14 30
3 Billericay Town 10 9 0 1 +20 27
4 Leiston 13 7 4 2 +7 25
5 Staines Town 14 6 5 3 +14 23
6 Kingstonian 15 7 1 7 -7 22
7 Harrow Borough 14 6 3 5 +2 21
8 Metropolitan Police 14 6 3 5 +1 21
9 Tonbridge Angels 15 6 3 6 +1 21
10 Wingate & Finchley 14 7 0 7 -1 21
11 Brightlingsea Regent 15 6 3 6 -3 21
12 Merstham 14 5 5 4 +10 20
13 Folkestone Invicta 11 6 2 3 +6 20
14 Margate 12 4 5 3 +5 17
15 Dorking Wanderers 14 5 2 7 -3 17
16 Lowestoft Town 13 5 1 7 -3 16
17 Leatherhead 12 5 1 6 -5 16
18 Enfield Town 11 4 3 4 +1 15
19 Burgess Hill Town 11 3 3 5 -5 12
20 Needham Market 13 3 3 7 -6 12
21 Thurrock 12 3 3 6 -9 12
22 Harlow Town 14 3 3 8 -13 12
23 Tooting & Mitcham Utd 13 3 3 7 -20 12
24 Worthing 15 0 3 12 -23 3



Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (23.9.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Bostik League Premier Division here on my blog. Here’s a round-up of the action that transpired on Saturday 23rd September, followed by the updated table. Enjoy.

For the round-up on Bostik Division North action from 23rd September, visit


Bostik Premier Division

Billericay Town 1  – 0  Tooting & Mitcham Utd

Venue: New Lodge   |   Attendance: 1,104

Billericay struck at the death to secure another three points at New Lodge. The visitors were reduced to ten men on 64 minutes as Jordan Wilson was dismissed for two bookings. ‘Ricay were also a man light with 13 minutes remaining as Rob Swaine was given a straight red card. The hosts scraped the win though as Ricky Modeste’s goal in added time secured Town’s seventh straight league win. Tooting have yet to taste victory thus far this term.

Burgess Hill Town  0 – 1   Tonbridge Angels

Venue: The Green Elephant Stadium   |     Attendance: 462

Tonbridge edged Burgess Hill to claim the points. The only goal came from Alexander Akrofi on 71 minutes. Steve McKimm’s side held on to claim their third win of the season.

Dorking Wanderers  3 –  2  Brightlingsea Regent

Venue: London Road      |        Attendance: 223

Dorking held off a second-half comeback by Regent to claim the win at London Road. Dorking led on nine minutes as Dan Pearse put them ahead. A penalty from Billy Hunt levelled things on 32 minutes before James McShane put the hosts back ahead a minute later. Wanderers led 3-1 at the break as Tom Tolfrey struck a minute before half-time. Substitute Aaron Condon pulled one back with 15 minutes left. Dorking held on though to record their third win this term. Regent are now without a win in their last three league matches.

Dulwich Hamlet 4 – 0  Leatherhead

Venue: Champion Hill     |    Attendance: 1,752

Dulwich comfortably defeated the Tanners at Champion Hill. Muhammadu Faal gave Hamlet the lead four minutes in. Goals from Kenny Beaney (23’) and Faal’s second (43’) put the hosts clear at the interval. Nyren Clunis made the points safe with the fourth eight minutes after the break. This was Dulwich’s fourth win of the season, while being Leatherhead’s third loss of the campaign.

Folkestone Invicta   3 – 2   Hendon

Venue:  The Fullicks Stadium     |        Attendance: 457

Invicta recovered to get all three points at the Fullicks. A quick-fire brace from Niko Muir (47’ & 49’) gave Hendon the advantage. Adam Yusuff’s spot-kick on 51 minutes pulled one back for Folkestone before goals from Joshua Vincent (70’) & Joseph Taylor (84’) sealed the turn-around and gave Invicta their fourth win of the season. This was Hendon’s first loss in four league matches.

Kingstonian  6 – 0  Harlow Town

Venue: Feltcham Grove      |       Attendance: 223

The K’s smashed Harlow in a big win at Feltcham Grove. Kingstonian led 4-0 at the break thanks to goals from Tom Collins (21’), Tom Derry (32’), Toby Little (37’) and Lewis Taylor (45’). Craig Edwards’ side completed the scoring after the break thanks to Collins’ second on 62 minutes and Kane Haysman on 74 minutes. The K’s have now won three out of their last four league matches while the visitors have been defeated five times this season so far.

Leiston  3 – 0   Metropolitan Police

Venue: Victory Road       |        Attendance: 256

Leiston saw off the challenge of Met Police at Victory Road. Matt Blake put the Blues ahead on 29 minutes before Joe Marsden doubled the lead three minutes before the break. A late third by substitute Robert Eagle sealed Leiston’s fifth win this term.

Margate  1 – 1   Harrow Borough

Venue: Hartsdown Park     |        Attendance: 552

Margate were held by Harrow in front of a decent crowd at Hartsdown Park. Orlando Smith gave the hosts the lead on 59 minutes before Adam Richards levelled right on the 90 minute mark to claim a point for Boro. The Gate are now unbeaten in three league matches.

Needham Market  2 – 2   Enfield Town

Venue: Bloomfields      |     Attendance: 304

Needham had to come from behind to salvage a draw at Bloomfields. Luke Ingram put the hosts ahead five minutes before the break. A Darryl Coakley OG levelled on 52 minutes before Jack Higgs gave Enfield the lead with nine minutes to play. Needham restored parity late on through Dan Morphew’s spot-kick. The Marketmen haven’t won in four league matches now.

Staines Town    3 – 1   Lowestoft Town

Venue: Wheatsheaf Park    |       Attendance: 199

Staines came from behind to get the points at Wheatsheaf Park. Jacek Zielonka initially gave Lowie the lead nine minutes in. That lead lasted three minutes before Mohamed Bettamer levelled. Staines sealed the comeback with a brace from Jonathan Hippolyte (28’ & 57’), securing their fourth win of the campaign. Lowie have now lost four of their last five league matches.

Thurrock   1 – 1   Merstham

Venue: Ship Lane          Attendance: 116

Merstham fought back to claim a point at Ship Lane. Ex-pro Dennis Oli gave Mark Stimson’s side the lead three minutes into the match though Sahr Kabba pulled the visitors level on 28 minutes. The Fleet haven’t won in their last four league matches now while Merstham have drawn their last three matches.

Wingate & Finchley   1 – 0   Worthing

Venue: Summers Lane                      Attendance: 125

In-form Wingate edged struggling Worthing at Summers Lane. Rob Laney got the only goal five minutes before half-time to give the hosts their sixth straight league win of the season.


Bostik Premier Division table (after Saturday 23rd September matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Billericay Town 8 7 0 1 +18 21
2 Leiston 8 5 3 0 +9 15
3 Wingate & Finchley 8 6 0 2 +6 18
4 Hendon 8 5 0 3 +9 15
5 Staines Town 9 4 3 2 +7 15
6 Dulwich Hamlet 8 4 2 2 +4 14
7 Folkestone Invicta 7 4 2 1 +3 14
8 Harrow Borough 8 4 2 2 0 14
9 Kingstonian 8 4 1 3 -1 13
10 Margate 7 3 3 1 +6 12
11 Leatherhead 7 4 0 3 +2 12
12 Tonbridge Angels 8 3 2 3 0 11
13 Brightlingsea Regent 9 3 2 4 -3 11
14 Merstham 8 2 4 2 +4 10
15 Dorking Wanderers 8 3 1 4 +2 10
16 Enfield Town 8 2 3 3 0 9
17 Burgess Hill Town 8 2 3 3 -3 9
18 Needham Market 8 2 3 3 -3 9
19 Thurrock 8 2 2 4 -7 8
20 Harlow Town 8 2 1 5 -7 7
21 Metropolitan Police 8 2 1 5 -8 7
22 Lowestoft Town 8 2 0 6 -6 6
23 Tooting & Mitcham Utd 8 0 3 5 -14 3
24 Worthing 9 0 1 8 -18 1


Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (Matchday 4)

Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Bostik League Premier Division here on my blog. There’s a quick turnaround with most teams playing twice in three days over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Friday 25th August result

Thurrock 3 – 2 Worthing   

Venue: Ship Lane            Attendance: 147

Thurrock weathered a Worthing comeback to claim all three points at Ship Lane. Joe Christou put Fleet ahead after just two minutes. Christou grabbed his second on 25 minutes to extend Thurrock’s lead. James Fraser pulled one back for the Rebels nine minutes later. Charlie Stimson restored Thurrock’s two-goal cushion six minutes after the re-start. Worthing grabbed what turned out to be a consolation goal five minutes later through defender Gary Elphick, though the hosts held on for their second win of the campaign.

Saturday 26th August results

Billericay Town  6 – 1   Burgess Hill Town

Venue: New Lodge    Attendance: 1,110

Billericay powered to a big win at New Lodge. Robbie Evans gave the Blues the lead after five minutes, before James Richmond levelled for the Hillians. After the break, the home side took over as substitute Adam Cunnington grabbed a 18-minute hat-trick (50’, 53’ & 68’) to seal the win for Glenn Tamplin’s side. Late goals from Billy Bricknell (pen 78’) and Sam Deering added to the visitors’ pain as the hosts picked up their third straight win.

Brightlingsea Regent  2 – 1  Hendon

Venue: North Road    Attendance: 201

Brightlingsea struck a late winner to achieve their first win of the new season. Billy Hunt put Regent ahead with 16 minutes remaining. Only a minute later, Keagan Cole levelled for the Greens. Regent’s Phil Kelly struck in added time to seal the points for James Webster’s side.

Dorking Wanderers  1 – 1  Staines Town

Venue: Westhumble Community Ground    Attendance: 275

Dorking struck late on to claim a point in this feisty encounter at the Westhumble. Staines took the lead on the quarter-hour through Mohamed Bettamer. Wanderers were reduced to ten men after 34 minutes as Jerome Beckles was dismissed for two bookable offences. The player count was levelled just before half-time as Wadah Ahmidi also received two bookings. Dorking levelled the match with a minute to spare as Dean Hamlin struck to seal a point.

Folkestone Invicta  0 – 2  Needham Market

Venue: The Fullicks Stadium    Attendance: 374

Needham secured a good win at the Fullicks Stadium. Ryan Gibbs put the Marketmen ahead on the stroke of half-time. Callum Harrison secured the win with moments remaining to give Needham their second win of the season and hand Invicta their first loss.

Harlow Town  2 – 0  Lowestoft Town

Venue: The Harlow Arena     Attendance: 212

A five-minute goal burst from Harlow after the break secured the win for Town at the Harlow Arena. Alex Read opened his side’s account from the spot on 65 minutes, before Reece Dobson doubled the lead four minutes later to grab the Hawks ‘ first win of the new league season.

Harrow Borough  2 – 0  Tonbridge Angels

Venue: Earlsmead    Attendance: 203

Harrow continued their superb start to the new season with this win at Earlsmead. Michael Bryan put the Reds ahead after nine minutes, before Will Turl sealed the win 13 minutes into the second half. After getting a repreieve from the drop last term, Harrow have now won four out of four so far this term.

Kingstonian  0 – 4   Leatherhead

Venue: Feltcham Grove     Attendance: 415

Leatherhead defeated tenants Kingstonian in the first ‘Feltcham Grove’ derby. Lee Minshull gave the Tanners the lead on 27 minutes, before Jack Midson doubled that lead just before half-time. Luke Kandi made it three with 21 minutes remaining. Yannis Ambroisine secured a big win for Sammy Moore’s side on 72 mnutes.

Leiston  2 – 2  Dulwich Hamlet

Venue: Victory Road       Attendance: 341

Leiston struck late on to seal a point against Dulwich at Victory Road. Nyren Clunis put Hamlet ahead on 18 minutes, before Sanchez Ming doubled that advantage seven minutes before half-time. Christy Finch reduced the arrears for the Blues three minutes later. Leiston kept going and grabbed a point late-on thanks to Joe Jefford’s goal to stay unbeaten so far this term.

Metropolitan Police  0 – 3  Merstham

Venue: Imber Court    Attendance: 96

Merstham comfortably defeated Met Police at Imber Court. Reece Hall put the visitors ahead after six minutes, before Ryan Hall converted a penalty on 32 minutes to give the Moatsiders a two-goal lead at the break. Imrahim Fofana added a third five minutes from time as Merstham claimed their second win of the season thus far.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd  0 – 4   Enfield Town

Venue: Imperial Fields      Attendance: 308

Enfield secured a big win over ten-man Tooting at Imperial Fields. Enfield led on 37 minutes through Rob Hylton-Barry’s opener. The second half didn’t start well for the Terrors as Peter Wedgeworth was dismissed. Enfield took advantage Ryan Blake extended their lead with 22 minutes left. Goals from Drew Roberts (72’) and Simon Thomas (76’) added to the hosts’ pain to give the Towners their first win of the season.

Wingate & Finchley   1 – 0    Margate

Venue: Summers Lane    Attendance: 175

The Blues edged Margate to claim their second win of the season at Summers Lane. Reece Beckles-Richards grabbed the only goal of the game 12 minutes into the second half.

Check back early next week for more round-ups from the Bostik League that took place on Bank Holiday Monday.