Photo: Respect was shown at all SCEFL games today including here at Chatham Town v Sheppey United - Credit: Steve Povey

Saturday 10th November

Premier Division

Bearsted 2-1 Glebe
Canterbury City 2-3 Crowborough Athletic
Chatham Town 0-1 Sheppey United
Erith Town 2-1 AFC Croydon
Fisher 2-0 Deal Town
K Sports 2-1 Hollands & Blair
Lordswood 2-1 Croydon
Tunbridge Wells 0-1 Beckenham Town

Sunday 11th November

Premier Division
Cray Valley PM 2-3 Corinthian

Beckenham Town kept their 3 point lead at the top thanks to 1-0 win at Tunbridge Wells. Richard Atkins scored the only goal of the game in the 12th minute from the penalty spot to keep the rest of the pack at bay. Tunbridge Wells have now gone 6 League games without a win and remain in 18th place. Fisher are still the closest side to the leaders after winning their 9th game in the last 10 when holding off Deal Town 2-0. The hosts got off to the perfect start when Rob Brown fired home from the edge of the area in the 1st minute and that lead was added to on the hour mark when Kushal Campbell-Palmer fired home. The defeat sees the Hoops slide to 9th place after now going 6 games without a win. Bearsted continued their impressive home record when winning for the 11th time in a row on their own turf, this one against a strong Glebe side. Peter Williams and Kaiyo Peeke gave the Bears a 2-goal lead before Laurent Hamici pulled one back from the spot to set up a tense finish. Bearsted held on though and claimed the 3 points that move them to 8th place. Crowborough Athletic won for the 4th League game in a row when getting past Canterbury City 3-2 at Salters Lane. The hosts took the lead on 4 minutes through Brett Ince before the Crows fired back with goals from Luke Leppard x2 and Jack Funnell. A late Dave Pilcher effort was not quite enough to earn Canterbury anything from the game meaning Crowborough now enter the top 7 places. A first-half Dan Bradshaw penalty settled the big game of the day as Sheppey United won 1-0 at Chatham Town. The Ites now leap over today's opponents in to 3rd place. Erith Town won for the 4th time in a row to send AFC Croydon Athletic away from the stadium without a point. Russell Bedford and Carl Rook gave the hosts a 2-0 lead inside half an hour before Jamie Thoroughgood pulled one back before the break. With no further scoring the Dockers earned the points that shoot them towards the mid-table places. Two late goals saw K Sports come from behind to beat Hollands & Blair at Cobdown. David Abe had given the visitors a first half lead before Sam Stace and James Jeffrey scored in the final ten minutes to hand the hosts the win. K Sports good run continues while Blair have now lost the last 10 games and remain in 17th place. Euan Sahadow scored twice within ten minutes to give Lordswood the perfect start at home to Croydon. Surprisingly the Lords could not build on that and the only other goal was a last minute consolation for Croydon from the spot by David Owusu. The win enabled Lordswood to re-enter the top half of the table whilst The Trams have now lost all 12 League games this Season. On Sunday, Corinthian pulled off a great 3-2 win at Cray Valley PM to close in on the top two, while still having games in hand.

Saturday 10th November

First Division

Erith & Belvedere 6-2 Snodland Town
FC Elmstead 2-1 Holmesdale
Kennington 3-1 Sutton Athletic
Lewisham Borough 3-2 Kent Football Utd
Meridian 2-1 Lydd Town
Phoenix Sports Res 0-0 Rochester United
Stansfeld 3-2 Welling Town

The only top-five side in the First Division to win today was Erith & Belvedere and they did so convincingly when handing the new basement boys Snodland Town a 6-2 thrashing. Tony Hill scored a rare brace, Harry Harding added a not-so-rare hat-trick while Reggie Yembra completed the scoring for the Deres. Stansfeld caused the surprise of the day when handing leaders Welling Town their first loss in the league this Season. Luke Rooney, Freddie Cray and Frankie Beal all scored for the hosts to give them a 3-2 win over the top of the table side. Ryan Golding and Sam Bailey with the goals for Welling Town who, despite defeat, remain 9 points clear. FC Elmstead came from behind to beat former landlords Holmesdale 2-1 at the London Hire Stadium. Andy Constable had given the visitors the lead on 11 minutes before Jay Garrick equalised and Dujon Desgurante scored the winner for Elmstead who have now completed the double over their high-flying opponents. Kennington got off to a flying start at home to Sutton Athletic and never looked back as they claimed an impressive 3-1 win against a team that were on a 5 game winning run. Sam Conlon scored a first minute opener which was added to by Gary Lockyer and Gary Clarke to earn a deserved three points for the hosts. James Sutherland scored the solitary goal for Sutton. Lewisham Borough won for the first time at home to see off Kent Football United at the Ladywell Arena. Dean Thomas got the first minute opener before Kelvin Adjei added a brace before the break. Ahmed Deen and Antonio Gonnella scored in a strong second half for the visitors but the clock beat them and Lewisham got their rare home win. Lydd Town took an early lead away to Meridian VP but saw that advantage count for nothing as their hosts came from behind to claim their first win for two months. Matt Martin scored the goal for the visitors but second half efforts from Thierry Fotso and Alex Baccahim gave Meridian that rare victory. There were no goals at the Mayplace Ground but the hosts didn't care as the point they earned saw Phoenix Sports Reserves move off of the bottom of the table. In a game of few clear cut chances the visitors Rochester United will probably be accepting of their point too, in what was also their first draw of the Campaign.


Photo: Phoenix Sports Reserves held Rochester United to a goalless draw to rise from the bottom of the table - Credit: Alan Coomes - Gallery

Southern Counties East Football League

League Secretary Vacancy

The current Secretary has informed the league he will be standing down at the next AGM in June 2019.

The league is looking for a person to join the Management Committee from early next year to work alongside the current secretary to ensure a smooth handover following the AGM.

The role of the secretary forms the most important link between the football authorities, the league itself and clubs.

The secretary is expected to be strong administratively and key responsibilities will include the formation of the league at the start of each season, to include but not limited to, club affiliation to the League, league sanctioning (ensure league is sanctioned by FA following and all clubs are affiliated with the CFA), ensuring league rules are received and updated in line with FA Standardised Rules, and preparation for the AGM

In addition they will deal with Day-to-Day League Correspondence, ensuring officers and clubs are up kept up to date .

Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong administrative skills as well as being IT literate and be proficient in Word, Powerpoint and Excel, as well as knowledge and understanding of FA Rules and FA Directives. Knowledge and understanding FA Full-Time and the Whole game System is also essential.

For further information or a more detailed job description and enquiries please contact League Chair, Denise Richmond on [email protected]

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Southern Counties East Football League

Discipline Officer Vacancy

The league is looking for someone to take over the role and responsibilities of the Discipline Officer as soon as possible.

The person in this role will be responsible for all administration to support the compliance to league rules and directives by member clubs. They will be the central point for issuing all charges on behalf of the league.

Will need to develop and maintain a good working relationship with league officers and clubs in order to inform of rule breaches. Will be fully responsible for organisation of disciplinary commissions and the administration work required around them.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong administrative skills as well as being IT literate and proficient in Word and Excel. Will need to have the ability to quickly learn, understand and apply League and FA Rules and Directives.

For further information or a more detailed job description contact Derek Peck on [email protected]

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