Wednesday 17th October

Premier Division
Beckenham Town 2-3 Fisher
Canterbury City 1-3 K Sports

FA Vase First Round Rematch
St Panteleimon 1-3 Cray Valley

Fisher won for the 5th time in a row to shoot up to second place in the table just two points behind last night's opponents Beckenham Town. The visitors got off to the perfect start scoring twice in the first five minutes through Harry Tobin and Mattheiu Ramsamy. Early in the second half Beckenham scored two quickfire goals themselves to level the game, with Eku Dean and Shameek Farrell getting on the scoresheet. Late in the game Tunde Aderonmu continued his fine start to life at Fisher by getting the winner and closing his sides gap on the leaders. Beckenham have now lost 4 games straight but their strong start to the season means they still sit on top of the pile.
K Sports made it back-to-back victories in the League with an impressive 3-1 win at Canterbury City. The visitors took the lead just before the break when Alex Arif scored and things got better for them around the hour mark when James Alderman hit 2 in 3 minutes to pretty much wrap the game up. Dave Pilcher did manage to pull one back for the hosts but it was too little too late and K Sports earned the points that move them in to 14th place.

Cray Valley returned to St Panteleimon for the FA Vase rematch and were able to put them away this time with a 3-1 victory. Ashley Sains headed the Millers into the lead on 26 minutes before midway through the second half the hosts equalised. Late in the game Cray Valley upped a gear and scored twice through Anthony Edgar and Joe N'Guessan to set up a second round tie at Badshot Lea.

Tuesday 16th October

Challenge Cup First Round
Sheppey United 8-1 Bearsted

London FA Senior Cup First Round
Corinthian Casuals 5-0 Croydon

Sheppey United set up a second round trip to Kennington after a convincing 8-1 home win over Bearsted tonight. Star of the show was Connor Westney who hit half of the Ites goals himself. Hicham Akhazzan added two more with Dan Bradshaw and Jon Ralph each getting one. Kiayo Peek got the consolation strike for the much-changed visitors.

Croydon lost 5-0 to Corinthian Casuals for the second time this Season and it will now be the Bostik Premier Division side that move on to play Welling United in Round Two.

Monday 15th October

Premier Division

Erith Town 2-2 Corinthian

In an entertaining game at the Erith Stadium the points were shared between Erith Town and Corinthian. Adrian Stone scored the opener for the hosts on 37 minutes before Jack Billings equalised a minute before the break. Andres Tobon scored just after the restart but again Corinthian quickly equalised, this time through Kameron Gyeabour. Corinthian are now in an impressive second place with the Dockers in 16th.

First Division

Lewisham Borough 0-1 Bridon Ropes

Tyler Anderson-Parr scored the only goal of the game just after the hour mark to give Bridon Ropes a quickfire 6 points in 3 days to move up to third place. The visitors also missed two second half penalties on the way to their deserved win.

Saturday 13th October

FA Vase First Round
Sidlesham 0-2 Chatham Town
Sheppey United 4-0 East Preston
Wick 0-3 Lordswood
Corinthian 3-2 Deal Town
Bearsted 3-0 Beckenham Town
AFC Croydon Athletic 3-0 Fareham Town
St Panteleimon 1-1 Cray Valley PM
Bedfont & Feltham 1-2 Erith Town
Newhaven 2-1 Rusthall
Tunbridge Wells 0-2 AFC Uckfield Town

Sunday 14th October

Canterbury City 2-1 Saltdean United

8 SCEFL sides made it through from the 11 games played in the FA Vase First Round.

A first half rocket from Joshua Frogatt and a goal on the hour mark from James Turner were enough for Canterbury City to see off Saltdean United in the Sunday afternoon game. The visitors managed a late consolation but it was too little too late to deny the hosts.
John Pilbeam and Paul Vines scored second half to make sure Chatham Town progressed past Sidlesham. Sheppey United put on a great performance from the start to beat East Preston 4-0.
Dan Bradshaw hit a brace between efforts from Luke Girt and Dave Botterill in that one.
Lordswood were more than a match for Wick, seeing off the Southern Combination side 3-0. Euan Sahadow scored the opener with Joe Kane adding two more in the second half.
The first of the all-SCEFL ties saw Corinthian score a last minute winner to beat Deal Town. Connor Coyne had given the visitors the lead before Shaun Brown and Kameron Gyeabour switched the advantage to the hosts. When Alfie Foster scored late on for Deal it looked like we were heading for a replay but Jack Billings popped up late to clinch a winner and put Corinthian into the hat for the second round.
Bearsted comfortably beat League leaders Beckenham Town with Pete Williams scoring a first half brace on the way to a 3-0 victory. Lucian Scarlat with a late third for the Bears in Otham.
AFC Croydon were too much for Wessex Premier side Fareham Town and made it through with a 3-0 victory. Rob Carter gave the Rams the lead with the visitors unable to clear a corner on 28 minutes. Late in the game Emanuel Oloyede finished a good move to double the lead before Jon Paoluccio wrapped up the tie in the final minute.
Cray Valley dominated the game at St Panteleimon but couldn't find a way past the keeper in the first 90 minutes and were forced to enter extra-time. The hosts took the lead in this added period before Danny Smith quickly equalised. The game then came to an abrupt end after a serious injury to the man between the sticks for St Panteleimon and we now await for the FA to make a decision on where this will be replayed.
Erith Town came from behind to see off Combined Counties side Bedfont & Feltham. The hosts scored early and still led at the break but a good ten minute spell midway through the second half saw the visitors come level and then take the lead. Adrian Stone and Steadman Callender with the goals for the Dockers.
Elsewhere Tunbridge Wells lost 2-0 at thome to AFC Uckfield and Rusthall went out 2-1 to Newhaven. A last minute Ed Sharman penalty was too little too late for the Rustics.


Photo: Rob Carter opens the scoring for AFC Croydon who saw off Fareham Town 3-0 in the FA Vase. - Credit: Alan Coomes - Gallery

Photo: Fisher moved up to 3rd place after a good win against Glebe today. - Credit: David Anderson - Flickr Album

Saturday 13th October

Premier Division
Fisher 4-0 Glebe
Hollands & Blair 0-3 Crowborough Athletic
K Sports 1-0 Punjab United

Fisher raced up to 3rd place in the table with an impressive 4-0 win over a disappointing Glebe. Rob Brown scored the first and last goals with efforts from Mathieu Ramsamy and Luke Haidorovic sandwiched in between.
Hollands & Blair have now lost 8 games in a row as they continue their slide down the Division after defeat at home to Crowborough Athletic. Luke Leppard continued his fine goalscoring run by getting the opener before Jack Funnell and Kieran Scantlebury added two more in a 3-0 win for the Crows who are now in 9th place.
K Sports won for the first time since the opening day when seeing off fellow promoted side Punjab United. Tom Pyne scored the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute to help his side move up to 15th place.

First Division
FC Elmstead 1-1 Kennington
Forest Hill Park 0-2 Erith & Belvedere
Kent Football United 0-1 Sutton Athletic
Lydd Town 0-4 Bridon Ropes
Meridian 1-1 Welling Town
Rochester United 2-4 Holmesdale
Snodland Town 1-4 Lewisham Borough
SC Thamesmead 3-1 Phoenix Sports Res
Stansfeld 4-1 Greenways

Meridian VP pulled off the result of the day by holding leaders Welling Town to a 1-1 draw. The hosts had taken the lead just after the break through Brandon Hobbs but Dan Wells equalised for the 'Boots' on 75 minutes to earn them a point and keep them clear at the top of the table.
Holmesdale are the closest side to Welling and are now just 8 points behind them with 2 games in hand after a 4-2 win at Rochester United. The hosts took the lead in the very first minute thanks to Max Morgan but Andy Constable hit twice around the break to give his side the lead. Remell Lake hit a third for the visitors before Andy Pierce pulled one back but Sam Fitzgerald sealed the game late on and now his side are firmly in the title race.
Third placed Erith & Belvedere scored a goal in each half to see off Forest Hill Park 2-0. David Olayokun got the opener with Guyliano Mpungi confirming the points late on.
FC Elmstead and Kennington shared the points with Jordan Samuel and Sam Brown both scoring in a 1-1 draw.
Sutton Athletic are now looking very good in 4th place thanks to a 1-0 win at Kent Football United. James Sutherland scored the only goal of the game for Sutton who have now gone 8 League games unbeaten.
Bridon Ropes bounced back from a poor run to win comfortably at Lydd Town. John Woodcock scored twice with Jacob Kalonda and Nathan Simpson getting the others for Ropes in a 4-0 win.
Lewisham Borough got their first win in two months to leapfrog their beaten opponents Snodland Town in the table. Kelvin Adjei, Marcus Castano, Adam Thompson and Max Williams all scored in the 4-1 win for Borough with Dave Sherwood getting the hosts only goal.
SC Thamesmead moved up to 9th place with a 3-1 win at home to Phoenix Sports Reserves. Merrick Simms scored the opener on 11 minutes before Josh Patrick doubled the lead on the half hour mark. In the second half Liam Murray pulled one back for the visitors before Max Williams sealed the win for the Acre.
Stansfeld made it 4 wins on the spin when seeing off Greenways at Foxbury. Jake Williams scored first and last for the hosts with Harry Gamble and Luke Rooney getting the other two goals in a 4-1 win with Ryan Perkins getting a consolation effort for the visitors.

Meridian VP 1-1 Welling Town

Match Highlights

13th October 2018

(Credit -Tom Riding + Welling Town)

Two Men in Search of The Beautiful Game

Dan and Tom visit Beckenham Town to see them take on Erith Town in the SCEFL Premier Division,

3rd October 2018

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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