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