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Saturday 15th December Results

Premier Division
Bearsted 2-1 Croydon
Beckenham Town 2-1 Deal Town
Canterbury City 1-0 Glebe
Chatham Town 3-1 Hollands & Blair
Corinthian 3-0 Erith Town
Fisher 6-0 Crowborough Ath
K Sports 1-1 AFC Croydon
Punjab United 2-3 Sheppey United
Rusthall 0-4 Lordswood
Tunbridge Wells 1-1 Cray Valley

Beckenham Town recovered from a goal down to beat Deal Town 2-1 at Eden Park Avenue. Sam Wilson put Deal ahead but Jesse Darko lobbed James Tonkin to send the sides in level. A scrambled effort by Ike Robinson saw the home side take the points. Chatham Town were looking to bounce back following defeat at League leaders Fisher last weekend. A home derby with neighbours Hollands & Blair looked straightforward enough but the Gillingham-based side kept the Chats at bay for 72 minutes. In the end it was substitute Michael Hagan who made the breakthrough and six minutes later Richard Avery doubled the advantage for James Collins' side. Hagan's second and a Reiss Crimmon strike for the visitors saw the score end 3-1 to the hosts. Fisher made light work of Crowborough Athletic when beating them 6-0 in South London. Rob Brown's superb free-kick put the Fish ahead before a Mudiagha Wanogo header made it 2-0. Kushal Campbell-Palmer added a third before the break, Dan Flemming scored early in the second half and two late goals from Trey Small completed an emphatic win.

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Photo: Beckenham Town came from behind to defeat Deal Town at Eden Park Avenue - Credit: Alan Coomes - Gallery

Corinthian kept up their challenge with a 3-0 win at home to Erith Town with Seab Brown scoring twice after Sam Bewick's 6th minute penalty. Luke Medley scored twice on his Sheppey United debut as the Ites came from 2-0 down to beat Punjab United 3-2. Laurent Hamici and Arun Suman had given the hosts the lead before Medley levelled with Alfie Bates getting the winner late on for Sheppey. Lordswood piled the misery on for struggling Rusthall returning from Jockey Farm with a 4-0 win. Jason Hollick opened the scoring six minutes after the break. Euan Sahadow added a second three minutes later before Freeman Rogers and Ryan Cheek rounded off the win.
Tunbridge Wells continued their improvement with a 1-1 draw at home to high-flying Cray Valley. Long-serving Perry Spackman put Wells ahead in added time at the end of the first half but the Millers levelled soon after the break through Antony Edgar. K Sports left it late to earn a home point against AFC Croydon Athletic with Jason Perry cancelling out a first half effort from Joe Nwoko while Kane Phillip got the only goal of the game as Canterbury City held off ten man Glebe.


First Division
FC Elmstead 1-2 Bridon Ropes
Forest Hill Park A-A Greenways
Holmesdale 2-2 Kent Football United
Kennington 3-0 Welling Town
Snodland Town 4-0 Meridian
Stansfeld 3-1 Rochester United

Hospitals Charity Cup
SC Thamesmead 1-5 Sutton Athletic

Kennington pulled off the result of the day to beat leaders Welling Town 3-0 at Homelands. Just before half time Joe Fisher whipped in a fantastic ball into the box from the left, causing the Welling defence to try and scramble the ball away but Gary Lockyer was there to strike the ball home. The second half started fairly slow for both sides but Joe Fisher was alert to bring the ball down well on the right before turning and curling the ball into the top left corner, leaving the keeper with no chance. The visitors then pressed for a chance at goal and were given a great opportunity from the penalty spot. League top goal scorer Ryan Golding stepped up but was denied by a brilliant save from Kennington keeper Tom Barnes. The game was then wrapped up after make shift left back Tyla Clements worked his way into the box crossing it low only for the Welling defence to put it into their own net. Kennington are now in third place, 7 points behind the leaders but with 2 games in hand. Bridon Ropes closed the gap at the top by beating FC Elmstead 2-1 at the London Hire Ground. Henry Dasofunjo had given the visitors the lead just before the break, only for Jack Jeffrey to equalise. With the game running out of time John Woodstock got a dramatic late winner and the points went back with the Ropes.
Kent Football United claimed another strong result by coming from 2-0 down to get a point at Holmesdale. Andy Constable scored twice early on for the hosts before Gareth Jones and Luke Markey hit the net for the visitors. Snodland Town got a much needed win in great style by seeing off fellow strugglers Meridian VP 4-0 at Potyns Sports Ground. Aaron Sharpe, Tommy Lee Judd and Harry Dawes all scored with an own goal making it a good afternoon for the hosts. Rochester United continued their poor run when leaving Foxbury empty handed after a 3-1 loss to Stansfeld. Joe Minter, Harry Gamble and Luke Rooney all scored for the hosts with Max Morgan getting a late consolation for the Rochester. Forest Hill Park v Greenways was abandoned at half-time with the score at 0-0 due to the awful weather conditions in the area.

In the Hospitals Charity Cup Sutton Athletic made it through to the semi-finals with a comfortable 5-1 win at SC Thamesmead. Arlie Desanges scored twice on his debut now back at the club with Callum Flynn, Conor Evans and James Sutherland getting the others. Steve Wetherley continued his fine season by hitting the net for the Acre but it was not their day and they are now out of the competition that they won last Season.


Tuesday 18th December

Hospitals Charity Cup

Phoenix Sports Reserves v Forest Hill Park

Stansfeld v Tudor Sports

Two games for us on Tuesday night and both take place in the Hospitals Charity Cup. There is a place in the semi-finals at stake for the winners so it is well worth all sides involved giving it their full attention. The winners of the Phoenix Sports Reserves v Forest Hill Park tie will go forward to face Erith & Belvedere while the victors of Stansfeld and Tudor Sports will host Sutton Athletic.


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