Weekend Round-Up


There were 20 FA Vase ties on Saturday with a further 3 coming on Sunday as 29 of our sides tried to earn a place in the Second Qualifying Round.

The Saturday afternoon action gave us 8 names into the next round.

Balham are through after beating Lewisham Borough 2-0 at the Mayfield Stadium. Tom Read and Cam Gordon got the goals in the first half meaning they will now visit Peacehaven in the next stage.

Erith & Belvedere will be playing Colliers Wood United next after they won 1-0 at home to Loxwood. Guyliano Mpungi with the 71st minute winner for the Deres today.

Fisher were the comfiest of all SCEFL winners to make it through. They won 4-0 at home to Little Common with Rob Brown and Tarik Ibrahim scoring before Julio Da Mata sealed matters with a late double.

Holmesdale won an all First Division tie with Kent Football United 4-2 at Oakley Road. Sam Adenola, Shameek Farrell and Nathan Palmer were among the scorers for the Dale who will host AFC Varndeanians in the next round.

K Sports handed Tunbridge Wells their first loss this season after winning their all Premier Division tie 2-1 at Cobdown. We may not know who scored for them but we know they scored 2 while Miles Cornwell netted his first of the campaign for Wells.

Lydd Town were 1 of 3 SCEFL sides to win through on penalties after they held their nerve best from the spot at home to Broadbridge Heath. The tie ended 1-1 during the 90 minutes with Olinto Santo equalising for the hosts in the First Half.

Punjab United left it late to force their tie to spot kicks with Will Johnson-Cole levelling Bearsted’s opener in the 90th minute. They then won the shoot-out 5-4 and next-up will host Horley Town in the second qualifying round.

Stansfeld won their second penalty shoot-out of the season after they got past Knaphill from the spot at Foxbury. In normal time Ollie Milton and Ryan Hassan both scored in a 2-2 draw and after winning through they will next play at Alford.

And now for the sides that unfortunately departed the competition on the day…

3 SCEFL teams lost on penalties.

FC Elmstead went out at Billingshurst after a mammoth shoot-out following a 2-2 draw.

Crowborough Athletic came out second best on spot kicks after drawing 1-1 at home to Molesey.

Snodland Town were dominant against Redhill but lost on penalties after drawing 2-2 in normal time.


Beckenham Town lost 2-1 at home to an impressive Littlehampton Town.

Denilson Carvalho scored twice in defeat for Tower Hamlets at Enfield Borough.

Ben Brown also scored a double but his Hollands & Blair team lost 4-2 away at Horley Town.

Forest Hill Park came out second best to Lingfield in a 5-goal thriller as did Rusthall by the same scoreline at Raynes Park Vale.

SC Thamesmead and AFC Croydon both lost 2-1 at Sheerwater and Wick respectively and Greewnays were obviously involved in the highest scoring game of the day, losing 5-4 away at Worthing United.

Meridian VP lost 3-1 in the late kick-off of the day at Waltham & Hersham.

Following on from a busy Saturday of FA Vase fixtures there were 3 more on Sunday, including 2 all-SCEFL match-ups.

Croydon called Foxbury home for the day with Sheppey United their visitors on Sunday afternoon.

It was the Premier Division side that came out on top on the Premier Division pitch with Sheppey United claiming a 2-1 win.

All the goals came in the second half with Junior Aikhionbare and Warren Mfula netting for the Ites with Andy Somo replying for Croydon late on.

Sheppey go on to host Molesey in the next round.

Bridon Ropes exit the competition after a 4-0 loss at Epsom & Ewell.

The Combined Counties side were convincing winners thanks mostly to a Charlie Penney hat-trick.

Ropes were down to ten men in the first half and will now look to focus on their First Division league season.

Kennington are through to the Second Qualifying R0und after beating Erith Town 1-0 at Homelands.

Craig Calvert reacted quickest when the Dockers keeper parried a Gary Lockyer effort in the 20th minute to score the only goal of the game, giving the Ton a win against their higher level opponents.

Next-up in this competition they will be hosting Shoreham.

Welling Town sit top of the Premier Division table after they won their 4th league game from 4 when beating Lordswood 3-0 at Martyn Grove.

The Boots got off to the perfect start when Ryan Golding gave them a first minute lead. The 6th goal of the season for them lethal hitman.

It was soon 2-0 thanks to an own goal and when Richard Jimoh made it 3-0 before the break this game was as good as done.

With no further scoring in the second half the 3 points earned makes it 12 for the season and means Welling are now looking down upon the 20 other sides in the Division.

Next up for the Leaders is a visit to Tunbridge Wells while Lordswood will regroup before visiting Glebe.

Corinthian’s 100% winning record in the League is also intact after they beat Canterbury City 2-0 at Salters Lane.

A 3rd win from 3 games came thanks to first half goals from Emmanuel Oloyede and Louie Clarke with the 3 points moving the Hoops up to 3rd.

The game between Chatham Town and Glebe was abandoned at half-time due to an alleged racist incident. The League and FA are currently carrying out an investigation into events at the Bauvill Stadium.

The only First Division game of the day ended all-square with Sutton Athletic and Rochester United drawing 1-1.

Harrison Hume had given the Spartans the lead just before the break before Jonny Murray levelled from the spot on the hour mark.

The point sees Rochester hit the top of the table while for Sutton it moves them up to 7th.