Written by Scott W (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)
Hello and welcome to my round-up of Bostik Premier action this weekend. How did your side do?
If you’d like an audio version of this round-up, check out the GFS Extra Results podcast (Sat 1st Sept) here: https://m.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/gfs-extra-results-podcast-saturday-1st-september-2018/
Saturday 1st September
AFC Hornchurch 1 – 1 Carshalton Athletic | Bridge Avenue | Att: 211
The Urchins were denied a victory late on by Carshalton. George Purcell’s spot-kick four minutes before the interval put the hosts ahead. Athletic responded seven minutes from time thanks to Jerson Dos Santos’s strike though both sides had to settle for a point. Hornchurch are unbeaten with five draws in six matches while Athletic have only tasted defeat once in five matches.
Bishop’s Stortford 0 – 1 Folkestone Invicta | Woodside Park | Att: 323
Invicta continued their decent start to the season with a narrow win at Woodside Park. Kane Rowland struck eight minutes in to eventually win the match and Stortford have won one of their opening six outings.
Bognor Regis Town 3 – 1 Kingstonian | Nyewood Lane | Att: 539
Bognor continued their fine start to the season with victory over the K’s at Nyewood Lane. Dan Smith opened the scoring for the hosts on the quarter-hour though Kingstonian levelled on the stroke of half-time through Elliott Buchanan. Town powered to victory after the break thanks to Smith’s second of the afternoon on 66 minutes and a late third by Bradley Lethbridge.Bognor are unbeaten in their six matches thus far while the K’s suffered their fourth loss thus far this term.
Burgess Hill Town 2 – 4 Whitehawk | Leylands Park | Att: 428
The Hawks overcame a spirited comeback from the Hillians to keep their very decent form going. Brannon O’Neill [6′] broke the deadlock before Andre McCollin [35′] and Ben Pope [42′] swung the pendulum back to the hosts. That lead didn’t last until half-time as Lucas Rodrigues levelled for the visitors right on the 45 minute mark.
The match turned again in the first third of the second half thanks to goals from James Fraser [52′] and Henry Muggeridge [59′] that gave Whitehawk the victory. The Hillians are still yet to win in the Bostik Premier this term.
Corinthian-Casuals 1 – 1 Brightlingsea Regent | King’s George’s Field | Att: 168
Regent held Casuals at King George’s Field. Jack Strange put the hosts ahead on the half-hour though substitute Matthew Baxter [47′] restored parity for the visitors. Both sides haven’t got the ‘winning feeling’ that often so far this term.
Leatherhead 1 – 3 Harlow Town | Fetcham Grove | Att: 324
Harlow finally achieved their first win of the season with a fine win at Fetcham Grove. Things started well for the Tanners as Robert Cullen put them ahead on 14 minutes. Though Town responded strongly before the break through strikes from Robbie Martin [21′] and Laurence Vaughan [35′]. Emile Acquah’s third goal for the visitors two minutes after half-time secured the points. Leatherhead fell to their third loss of the season here.
Margate 0 – 1 Lewes | Hartsdown Park (3G) | Att: 479
Lewes continued their decent form with a good win at Hartsdown Park. James Hammond got the visitors’ goal on 24 minutes as they grabbed their second win of the season while Margate have lost three of their first six matches.
Merstham 3 – 1 Potters Bar Town | Moatside | Att: 133
Merstham ended the Scholars’ unbeaten start with a good win at Moatside. Dernell Wynter had put the visitors ahead nine minutes before the break though the hosts responded through Tom Kavanagh’s strike [59′] before winning the match late on thanks to Tom Bird [88′] and Kershney Samuels [90′] goals, their second win of the new term.
Tonbridge Angels 2 – 1 Wingate & Finchley | Longmead | Att: 632
Finally in Bostik Prem, Tonbridge continued their stand-out start to the season with victory over Wingate at Longmead. Tom Parkinson nodded Angels ahead on 33 minutes before Sonny Miles doubled the lead five minutes later. Wingate broke through the hosts’ defence to pull one back through Tommy Tejan-Sie on the stroke of half-time – the first goal that Tonbridge have conceded in the league this season. Wingate have had three defeats in their opening six.
That’s all for now. The Bostik Prem round-up will return soon.