Wednesday 19th September
FA Vase Second Qualifying Round Replay
Bridon Ropes 0-1 Tunbridge Wells
In the first game on Saturday, Danny Powell got the opener in a 1-1 draw. In this replay he again scored first but this time Bridon could not find a way back and it will be Tunbridge Wells that go forward to play AFC Uckfield in the next round.
Tuesday 18th September
London Senior Cup First Round
Haringey Borough 4-1 Beckenham Town
Beckenham clearly rate the League campaign with a higher priority than the London Senior Cup as it was a 'B' team that travelled up to White Hart Lane to take on Haringey Borough. The hosts played a strong side and raced out of the traps scoring two penalties in the first 20 minutes. Chinedu McKenzie then added a third before the break with George Aresti making it four mid way through the second half. Peter Edwards scored a consolation goal but it will be Haringey that host Leyton Orient in the next round. Beckenham will recall their first team to face Rusthall at Eden Park Avenue on Friday night.
Monday 17th September
SC Thamesmead 6-1 Kent Football United
SC Thamesmead moved up to 7th place with a hugely impressive 6-1 win over Kent Football at the Bayliss. Steve Wetherley hit two in quick succession to hold the lead at half-time before they went goal crazy in the second half. Jamie Rawsthorne and Josh Patrick both hit a brace to make it six with Jayden Hussain's last minute effort a mere consolation goal for sorry Kent. Patrick has now hit ten in all competitions, scoring a brace in 5 different games. For Kent Football, their poor start to the season continues and next-up they have the task of keeping the Bridon Ropes front-line quiet on Saturday.
Friday 21st September
Beckenham Town v Rusthall
Saturday 22nd September
Second Qualifying Round
Haringey Borough v Erith Town
Oxford City v Cray Valley PM
Saturday 22nd September
Chatham Town v Crowborough Athletic
Corinthian v AFC Croydon
Croydon v Bearsted
Deal Town v K Sports
Fisher v Lordswood
Hollands & Blair v Glebe
Sheppey United v Punjab United
Tunbridge Wells v Canterbury City
Forest Hill Park v Holmesdale
Greenways v Welling Town
Kennington v Lewisham Borough
Kent Football United v Bridon Ropes
Meridian VP v Rochester United
Phoenix Sports Res v Lydd Town
SC Thamesmead v FC Elmstead
Stansfeld v Erith & Belvedere
Sutton Athletic v Snodland Town
The top two face-off as Welling Town visit Greenways. The hosts missed the chance to go top last weekend when losing at Meridian VP but now have the chance to take their place at the summit in style by beating the unbeaten current leaders.
Forest Hill Manager Lee Roots faces his old side Holmesdale in what should be an entertaining battle between two of the probable contenders this campaign. Holmesdale have had a lengthy break since their last game but are still in a position to move in to the top two. They need a win for that but Forest Hill are a quality outfit nowadays so a draw is more likely.
It is 3rd v 17th when Kennington host Lewisham Borough at Homelands. With the hosts having only lost once and the visitors only winning once this one looks to be a banker home victory on paper. But to write Lewisham off would be a foolish move as they play the game in the right way and will get their reward for that soon, maybe even today.
Kent Football lost heavily at SC Thamesmead on Monday and are not having the season they expected so the last team they would want to be playing is high scoring Bridon Ropes. The top scorers in the Division are currently in 4th but 2nd could be theirs if they get three points here.
Meridian VP will be motivated by their recent impressive victory over Greenways and can make it back-to-back wins when welcoming Rochester to the MSSC. Thierry Fotso is finding the net regularly and can do so again a team that have lost all of their games on the road.
Two struggling teams meet at the Mayplace as Phoenix Sports host Lydd Town. Both are in desperate need of the points to kickstart their seasons but who will get them?
In Josh Patrick, SC Thamesmead probably have the number one striker in the Division and he will be looking to add to his impressive goal tally when welcoming Elmstead to the Bayliss. Patrick has scored a brace in 5 different games so far this campaign and few would be surprised if he did it again here. FC Elmstead have had a two week rest but still remain in the top half. Three points would see them leap over their hosts, setting them up nicely for a run to the top.
Erith & Belvedere have the chance of claiming a top three place when visiting Stansfeld at Foxbury. The hosts have stumbled after a strong start but are more than capable of stopping the ‘Deres’ from claiming the three points today.
Sutton have won all three at home and Snodland have lost all three away. That all sets it up for an expected home win but with football being a funny old game you just never know.
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