RoUnd-up: Bostik Premier Division (Sat 25th Aug) [BLP 26.8.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of Bostik Premier action this weekend. How did your side do?

Friday 24th August

Kingstonian  0 – 1  Dorking Wanderers  | King George’s Field | Att: 322

In the start of the weekend’s action, Dorking narrowly won at King’s George’s Field. Matt Briggs got the only goal on 61 minutes to assist Marc White’s side to their second win of the season. The K’s have lost three of their first four matches so far.

Saturday 25th August

AFC Hornchurch  1 – 1   Bognor Regis Town | Bridge Avenue  |  Att: 231

The Urchins recovered to claim another point in their journey back in the division. Daniel Smith gave Bognor the lead eight minutes before half-time. Sean Marks [49′] levelled things and the stalemate prevailed, which preserves both clubs’ unbeaten record.

 

Bishops Stortford   1 – 1   Leatherhead    | Woodside Park | Att: 260

Stortford recovered from going behind to claim a point. Shaun Okojie continued his fine start to the season by putting the Tanners ahead on 43 minutes. Jake Cass restored parity late on with a goal on debut though the hosts here are still searching for a first win of the season.

 

Burgess Hill Town   1 – 6  Enfield Town     | Leylands Park |  Att: 423

Enfield Town smashed the Hillians at Leylands Park. The visitors were in a commanding position at half-time thanks to Liam Hope’s opener on the quarter-hour plus goals from Matt Johnson [28′] and Sam Youngs [34′]. The rout continued after the break as Johnson got his second on 50 minutes. Pat Harding pulled one back for the demoralised hosts with 15 minutes left Youngs [85′] matched Johnson’s efforts before Ryan Blackman added a late sixth to secure Enfield’s third win of the season. Burgess Hill have only a point from four games.

 

Folkestone Invicta  3 – 2   Harlow Town   | Cheriton Road | Att: 374

This encounter had twists & turns in abundance. Invicta led on 22 minutes through Ade Yusuff though Harlow levelled 12 minutes later through Jason Raad. After the re-start, Invicta re-took the lead through Kieron McCann [54′] and extended it thanks to Jerald Aboagye’s strike [63′]. Yusuff was dismissed for dissent and Harlow made it a nervy end through Emile Acquah’s goal [90′]. Folkestone held on for their third win of the season, Harlow are still winless thus far this term.

Margate   0 – 2   Tonbridge Angels  | Hartsdown Park | Att: 648

The Angels continued their unbeaten start to the season with victory at Margate. Goals from Tom Beere [28′] and Alex Read [48′] did the business for the visitors, who have won three of their four matches and interestingly have not conceded a goal as yet. The Gate fell to their second defeat this term.

Merstham   1 – 0   Brightlingsea Regent  | Moatside | Att: 106

The hosts edged this encounter thanks to Michael Abnett’s goal on 63 minutes. The Moatsiders will be relieved to get their first win of the new season here while Regent suffered their third loss in four games.

Whitehawk  2 – 3  Wingate & Finchley  | Enclosed Ground  | Att: 277

The Hawks started well but ultimately fell to defeat at the Enclosed Ground. Jason Williams [28′] struck for the hosts though Wingate turned the tide through a brace of Marc Weatherstone penalties [37′ & 45′]. Marc Charles-Smith [83′] saw the visitors home with their third before Luke Emberson halved the deficit a minute from time though Whitehawk suffered their first loss in a match which saw Wingate’s first win of the new term.

That’s all for now. The Bostik Prem round-up will return soon.

Bostik Premier Division Round-up (20.1.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to ‘bonus’ round-up of this weekend’s Isthmian Premier Division action here on my blog. Ahead of this weekend’s weather-affected programme, there was approximately three months of the season remaining before the end-of-season play-offs take over proceedings.

Here is the aforementioned round-up of the results this weekend:

Saturday 20th January

Billericay Town P – P Harrow Borough

| Venue: New Lodge

Despite the hard work of the club groundsman, the match referee deemed the surface unplayable due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Burgess Hill Town P – P  Enfield Town

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Dorking Wanderers  2 – 2  Harlow Town

| Venue: Westhumble Community Stadium   | Attendance: 212

Mid-table Dorking were held at home by struggling Harlow at Westhumble. James McShane put the hosts in the first minute before Lewis Putman doubled the lead 11 minutes later. Harlow, who sold Junior Dadson to Cray Wanderers this week, got back into the match just before the break as Jared Small struck to halve their arrears. Toby Ajala completed the comeback for Town with the leveller 13 minutes from time. Wanderers’ unbeaten run extends to five matches now and sit 16th while Harlow’s mixed form continues, with five defeats in their last nine league matches as they remain 20th.

 

Dulwich Hamlet 1- 2 Merstham

| Venue: Champion Hill   | Attendance: 1,692

Dulwich were the victim of a spirited late comeback at Champion Hill, in front of nearly 1,700 fans. Hamlet led on the quarter-hour as Ashley Carew had put them ahead, though after the break a brace from Charlie Penny [77′ & 81′] turned the tide of the match and in doing so, handed Merstham their first win in seven league outings. League leaders Dulwich’s second defeat on-the-trot sees them concede ground to chasers Billericay who now have seven matches in hand on Gavin Rose’s side. Merstham rise to 17th spot after a super afternoon for them.

 

Folkestone Invicta P – P Lowestoft Town

| Venue: Fullicks Stadium

This match was postponed, presumably due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Kingstonian 0 – 1 Brightlingsea Regent

| Venue: Fetcham Grove   | Attendance: 221

An early goal from Robert Harvey [7′] was enough to give Brightlingsea all three points at Fetcham Grove. The K’s have now only won two of their last nine league encountersand they fall to 18th spot. Regent are now unbeaten in four matches and rise to 12th spot in the table.

 

Leiston P – P Tonbridge Angels

| Venue: Victory Road

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Margate 3- 2 Tooting & Mitcham Utd

| Venue: Hartsdown Park | Attendance: 542

Play-off chasing Margate held off Tooting in a challenging encounter to record the win at Hartsdown Park. The visitors took a surprise lead through Peter Wedgeworth’s second-minute strike before hot-shot Jordan Chiedozie restored parity for the ‘Gate from the penalty spot 12 minutes later. Chiedozie struck again just four minutes later to wrestle the initative back for Steve Watt’s side. Three minutes after the break, Sam Blackman made it 3-1 before Chace O’Neill’s goal [65′] ensured a tight finish. Even so, Margate recorded the win and their unbeaten stretch extends to five matches now as they rise to 6th spot. Tooting’s struggles go on as they lost for the fourth match in-a-row, remaining second-bottom, just four points clear of bottom side Burgess Hill having played four games more.

 

Needham Market 3 – 3 Hendon

| Venue: Bloomfields    | Attendance: 239

The Marketmen struck late to clinch a point in this topsy-turvy encounter at Bloomfields. The hosts led twelve minutes in through Jeremiah Kamanzi’s opener though on 33 minutes, play-off chasing Hendon levelled courtesy of Josh Walker’s strike. After the break, a quick-fire brace from Ashley Nathaniel-George [50′ & 53′] put Hendon in command though out-of-form Needham grabbed a point after Adam Mills struck with a brace of his own [60′ & 88′]. Needham’s winless run goes on though, now sitting at six matches as they remain 21st, six points clear of the solitary relegation place. Hendon’s good run continues with five wins & two losses in their last nine matches, they sit 5th, in the play-offs by virtue of superior goal difference.

 

Staines Town P – P Worthing | Venue: Wheatsheaf Park

This match was postponed due to an unplayable pitch.

 

Thurrock 2- 0 Leatherhead

Venue: Ship Lane | Attendance: 162

Mark Stimson’s side emerged from this battle at Ship Lane with another important three points in the bag. First-half goals from Remi Sutton [37′] and Michael Pindy secured the win, their fourth in their last nine matches now, as they rise to 13th spot. Leatherhead’s eight-match unbeaten league run ended here though player-boss Sammy Moore’s side are still well-placed in 10th spot, just three points outside the play-off places.

 

Wingate & Finchley 1 – 0 Metropolitan Police

Venue: Summers Lane | Attendance: 90

Wingate edged to victory in this match between two play-off chasing sides at Summers Lane. After a match that didn’t quite fizz into life in the first half, five minutes after the break Wingate striker Afolabi Obafemi broke the deadlock to eventually seal the points over Jim Cooper’s determined Met side. The hosts’ have now won six of their last nine league outings as they go up to 9th place while Met Police are still on a decent run themselves with only three losses in their last nine matches after today. They reside in 8th place, a point ahead of their opponents here and just two points off the play-offs.

That’s your lot for this weekend in the Premier Division though you can find my other articles here – Bostik Division North: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/01/20/bostik-division-north-round-up-20-1-18/

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  survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/bl-div-nth-sth-r-up-23-9-17/

 

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 (9.9.17)

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 9th September. Enjoy.

Billericay Town 1  – 0  Leatherhead

Venue: New Lodge      Attendance: 1, 651

Billericay held on in the battle of the table-toppers in front of a big crowd at New Lodge. Jake Robinson put ‘Ricay ahead on 19 minutes though their job was made harder by the dismissal of captain Paul Konchesky just before half-time. The Tanners couldn’t find their way past the Blues backline though and the hosts’ picked up their fifth straight win.

Brightlingsea Regent  2 – 1  Enfield Town

Venue: North Road                    Attendance: 263

Regent edged Enfield to rack up their third win of the campaign. Josh Gould put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes, though Simon Thomas levelled things up 12 minutes into the second half. James Webster’s side would not be denied though as Billy Hunt grabbed the winner seven minutes from time.

Dorking Wanderers  0 – 1  Dulwich Hamlet

Venue: London Road                Attendance: 331

Dulwich narrowly won this one at London Road. Ricky Hayles scored the only goal two minutes in, though the visitors did have to battle to secure the win. Gavin Rose’s side have now won three of their opening six matches.

Folkestone Invicta  2 – 0   Staines Town

Venue:  The Fullicks Stadium             Attendance: 401

Invicta took all three points at the Fullicks. Joe Taylor put the hosts’ ahead on 21 minutes and secured the win in stoppage-time through Kieron McCann. Invicta are in 8th spot following their third win of the season.

Harlow Town 2 – 1 Tonbridge Angels

Venue: The Harlow Arena             Attendance: 234

Harlow picked up the win at the Harlow Arena. Nigel Neite put the hosts in the driving seat after just two minutes. Alexander Akrofi levelled the match for Tonbridge just before half-time. The ever-reliable Alex Read got the winner for Danny Chapman’s side with 20 minutes remaining.

Harrow Borough  2 – 2  Merstham

Venue: Earlsmead           Attendance: 140

Harrow came from behind though had to settle for a point at Earlsmead. Merstham led on 25 minutes through Ryan Hall’s strike. Nine minutes later, Reis Stanislaus levelled for Borough, though Hall struck again on the hour as the Moatsiders re-took the lead. Adam Richards secured a point for the hosts with a 86th-minute leveller. Harrow have only lost one of their opening six matches.

Kingstonian  3 – 2  Lowestoft Town

Venue: Feltcham Grove                              Attendance: 218

Kingstonian recovered to pick up the win against ten-man Lowestoft. The visitors were down to ten after only 14 minutes as Dean Leacock was dismissed. Ollie Humphrey put Lowie ahead though ten minutes before the interval. The K’s were level only a minute later thanks to Kane Haysman’s strike. The Trawlerboys once again took the lead from the spot, courtesy of Jake Reed’s penalty three minutes after the interval. Lewis Taylor restored parity with 14 minutes to go before substitute Ricky Sappleton got the winner two minutes later to give Craig Edwards’ side their third win of the campaign.

Leiston 3 – 1  Thurrock

Venue: Victory Road               Attendance: 253

Leiston were too strong for Thurrock at Victory Road. Matt Blake gave the Blues the lead on 28 minutes, before Jack Ainsley’s penalty eight minutes before half-time doubled the lead. Reece Morgan pulled one back for the Fleet a minute before the interval. Blake popped up again six minutes into the second half to make sure of the hosts’ fourth win of the campaign & they are the only side that remain unbeaten in the division.

Metropolitan Police  1 – 2   Hendon

Venue: Imber Court              Attendance: 110

Hendon won this one at the death at Imber Court. Zak Joseph gave Hendon the lead on eight minutes, before Jay Gasson levelled with 24 minutes remaining. Substitute Keagan Cole scored the winner in stoppage-time after his initial penalty was saved. Hendon go into the top four with this, their fourth win of the season.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd 1 – 1  Needham Market

Venue: Imperial Fields            Attendance: 230

Tooting recovered to hold mid-table Needham at Imperial Fields. Sam Nunn put the visitors ahead after just two minutes though Eddie Dines struck to restore parity just before half-time. Tooting are one of only two sides yet to win in the Isthmian Premier so far this term.

Wingate & Finchley   2 – 0   Burgess Hill Town

Venue: Summers Lane           Attendance: 74

A second-half brace sealed the points for Wingate at Summers Lane. Rob Laney’s double (63’ & 90’) fired Keith Rowland’s side to their fourth win of the campaign.

Worthing 0 – 5 Margate

Venue: Nyewood Lane             Attendance: 256

Bottom side Worthing’s troubles intensified after this drubbing by Margate at Bognor Regis Town’s Nyewood Lane. Margate took the lead after six minutes through Orlando Smith’s goal and Jordan Chiedozie doubled the lead ten minutes before half-time. Both sides were a man light just before half-time as Worthing’s Daniel Akinwunwi and Chiedozie both saw red for violent conduct. Margate poured on the misery after the break though as Frankie Collin netted  a 13-minute hat-trick (61’,67’ & 74’) to seal Margate’s third win of the season. Worthing boss Gary Elphick resigned from his post following this match and I wish him well for the future. The Mackerel Men are pointless from their opening six matches.

Check back soon for more from the Bostik Premier Division.

For the round-up on Bostik Division North on 9th September, enter this URL:  https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/bl-div-nth-md5/

Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (Matchday 5)

Scott W reporting (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 Bank Holiday Monday. Enjoy.

Monday 28th August

Burgess Hill Town  4 – 1  Worthing

Venue: The Green Elephant Stadium        Attendance: 525

Burgess Hill claimed a good win over early basement-boys Worthing. Tony Garrod gave the hosts the lead after just four minutes, before Guy Bolton made it two just three minutes later. Ben Pope pulled one back on 9 minutes for the Rebels to add to a frenetic start to the match. After the break, a Gary Elphick OG on 63minutes and a late goal from substitute Lee Harding sealed the win for Ian Chapman’s side. Worthing are the only side yet to score a point in the division in five matches.

Dulwich Hamlet  2 – 1  Tooting & Mitcham Utd

Venue: Champion Hill         Attendance: 1,668

Dulwich came from behind to grab an important win at in front of a big crowd at Champion Hill. Billy Dunn’s penalty gave Tooting the lead after only six minutes. After the break, Dulwich levelled thanks to Kenny Beaney just before the hour. Beaney grabbed his second with ten minutes left to grab all three points for Gavin Rose’s men.

My good friend & colleague Peter was at the game, here’s his report: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/08/28/dulwich-hamlet-2-tooting-mitcham-united-1/

Enfield Town 1 – 0 Harlow Town

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium    Attendance: 514

Enfield secured a narrow win over Harlow at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. A James Shepherd own-goal on 13 minutes was the difference in this one as the Towners picked up their second win of the campaign.

Hendon 6 – 0  Harrow Borough

Venue: Silver Jubilee Park     Attendance: 316

A first-half blitz helped Hendon to thrash early leaders Harrow at Silver Jubilee Park. Only a minute in, Matt Ball gave Hendon the lead, before Niko Muir made it two just five minutes later. Muir grabbed his second on 16 minutes before sealing a 33-minute hat-trick with 39’ on the watch to give the Greens a 4-0 half-time lead. After the break, goals from Zak Joseph (69’) and Keagan Cole (73’) added more hurt for Steve Baker’s side and end their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Leatherhead 1 – 0  Metropolitan Police

Venue: Feltcham Grove        Attendance: 321

Leatherhead narrowly won this one at Feltcham Grove which saw both sides end with ten players. Sean Clohessy was dismissed with two minutes remaining of the first half for the Tanners. After the break, the visitors also caught the wrath of the referee as Lewis Puttman was sent off for too bookings 11 minutes into the second half. Luke Kandi got the only goal of the game with 13 minutes to play as Sammy Moore’s side go joint-top with this result.

Lowestoft Town  0 – 2  Leiston

Venue: Crown Meadow     Attendance: 593

Leiston secured the win with a two-goal blitz early in the second half, watched by nearly 600 fans at Crown Meadow. Robert Eagle gave the Blues the lead six minutes after the break. Five minutes later, Joe Marsden sealed the points for Glenn Driver’s men and their third win of the season.

Margate 1  –  0  Dorking Wanderers

Venue: Hartsdown Park      Attendance: 630

Margate left it late to overcome Dorking at Hartsdown Park. New signing Jordan Chiedozie got the only goal 17 minutes from time to hand Steve Watt’s side their second triumph thus far this term.

Merstham 1  – 2  Kingstonian

Venue: Moatside      Attendance: 251

Kingstonian recovered from going behind to claim all three points at Moatside. A Ryan Hall penalty five minutes from half-time put Hayden Bird’s team ahead. K’s substitute Tom Derry restored parity 17 minutes into the second half before another penalty, this time from Lewis Taylor five minutes later sealed the points for Craig Edwards’ side.

Needham Market 0 – 3  Brightlingsea Regent

Venue: Bloomfields    Attendance: 347

Regent grabbed an important victory at Bloomfields. George Doyle gave the R’s the lead on the half-hour, before Aaron Condon doubled their advantage nine minutes later. After the restart, Doyle went from ‘hero to zero’ somewhat as he given a straight red card with 18 minutes to go. Needham were reduced to ten themselves only eight minutes afterward as Dan Morphew was dismissed for two bookable offences. Regent secured the win late on through Billy Hunt’s goal in what was Regent boss James Webster’s 400th match in charge of the side, congratulations to him for reaching that milestone.

Staines Town  0 – 5  Wingate & Finchley

Venue: Wheatsheaf Park    Attendance: 266

Wingate picked up another big win at Wheatsheaf Park in a one-sided contest. Sean Cronin gave the Blues the lead after 14 minutes. After the break, Keith Rowland’s side ran riot as Spencer McCall made it 2-0 to the visitors three minutes into the second half. Late goals from substitute Afolabi Obafemi (83’), Luke Ifil (85’) and Cronin’s second from the spot (90’) sealed Wingate’s third win of the season.

Thurrock  0 – 5   Billericay Town 

Venue: Ship Lane      Attendance: 523

Billericay secured their second big win in three days at Ship Lane. Adam Cunnington gave the Blues the lead after just three minutes, before Jake Robinson made it two on the quarter-hour. Robinson grabbed his brace eight minutes later to give the visitors a healthy cushion. Four minutes into the second half, Cunnington grabbed his second of the afternoon. Billy Bricknell added a fifth 20 minutes into the second half to seal a convincing win for Glenn Tamplin’s side.

Tonbridge Angels 2 – 3 Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Longmead    Attendance: 534

Folkestone came from behind twice to record a good win at Longmead. Joe Turner put the Angels ahead on the quarter-hour. Adam Yusuff restored parity for Invicta six minutes later from the penalty spot. Ex-pro Nathan Elder put the hosts back ahead on 24 minutes and that stood until half-time. After the interval though, Scott Heard levelled on 53 minutes for Neil Cugley’s side. The telling blow landed only three minutes later as Joshua Vincent got what turned out to be the winner and Invicta’s second win of the new season.

Thank you for reading. If you’d like to catch up on the action from Saturday 26th August in the Bostik Premier Division, add this URL: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/bostik-prem-d-m4/

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.