FA Vase Second Qualifying Round
Saturday 14th September
Sidlesham 2-4 Kennington AET
Midhurst & Easebourne 0-2 Crowborough Athletic
Hollands & Blair 1-2 Deal Town
Molesey A-A Greenwich Borough
SC Thamesmead 3-1 Billingshurst
Knaphill 2-2 Tunbridge Wells AET
Beckenham Town 6-0 Farnham Town
Arundel 1-7 Welling Town
Croydon 1-3 Colliers Wood United
Punjab United 3-2 Loxwood
Lordswood 0-1 Sheppey United
Snodland Town 3-1 Bridon Ropes
Rusthall 2-1 Godalming Town
K Sports 0-3 Glebe
Holmesdale 0-1 Egham Town
Sunday 15th September
Erith & Belvedere v Oakwood
The 15 games on Saturday resulted in 11 SCEFL sides confirmed through with 2 matches to be replayed meaning that this was yet another great day for our teams in the FA Vase!
Top scorers of the day were Welling Town who were in seventh heaven in Arundel as Joel Thompson hit another double in a 7-1 away victory. Beckenham Town hit Farnham Town for six at Eden Park Avenue with Steven Townsend and Stefan Cox grabbing a brace each in a ruthless Becks performance. SC Thamesmead are in the hat for the next round thanks to their solid 3-1 win at home to Billingshurst while Rusthall will join them thanks to a 2-1 win at Jockey Farm against Godalming Town.
In the all-SCEFL games, Deal Town were late winners at Hollands & Blair thanks to a Ben Cardwell effort and Sheppey United sneaked past Lordswood with Danny Rumbol scoring the only goal of the game on 75 minutes. Gary Alexander got off to life as Glebe Manager in good style with a Jesse Darko double helping his side to a 3-0 win at K Sports. The First Division clash between Snodland Town and Bridon Ropes went the way of the hosts in a 5-goal classic. Ellis Hutton getting the Snodland third just before the break prompting a brave fightback by the visitors in the second half, that ultimately fell just short.
Punjab United's run in this competition continued as they edged out Loxwood in an entertaining game at the Elite Venue. With the scores level at 2-2 at the break, Luqman Adesina scored next and the hosts held on to the win. Luke Leppard and Kieran Scantlebury were on target for Crowborough Athletic as they won 2-0 at Midhurst & Easebourne while Tunbridge Wells will have to do it all over again on Tuesday night following a 2-2 draw with Knaphill.
Kennington produced another heroic performance to get past Sidlesham but needed all 120 minutes to do it despite twice leading. Level at 2-2 after regular time both Tom Scorer and George Latham netted in the final 5 minutes of the extra half hour to send the Ton through and keep their debut season going in the FA Vase.
There were close defeats for Holmesdale, 1-0 at home to Egham Town, and Croydon, who pushed Colliers Wood United all the way before falling to a 3-1 defeat.
The match between Molesey and Greenwich Borough was abandoned due to an injury to the Borough Keeper. We wish Lewis a speedy recovery. The game will be replayed.
League Games - 14th September
SCEFL Premier Division
Corinthian put in a ruthless performance to beat Erith Town 5-0 and head to second place in the table. Jack Mahoney scored the only goal of the first 45 minutes from the spot before the Hoops went through the gears in the second half. Josh Stirman claimed himself the match ball with a 34 minute hat-trick while Andres Tobon wrapped the game up in the dying stages.
Not many fancied Fisher to be able to stop leaders Chatham Town from leaving Rotherhithe with the win but the hosts are made of gritty stuff and were only denied all three points themselves by a late Harry Harding leveller. Billy Brown had given the Fish an early lead in an exciting encounter in front of a big crowd by the Thames.
Bearsted twice led at home to Canterbury City but were pegged back each time as they sides shared the points in a 2-2 draw in Otham. James Bassey-Saldanha and Luke Burdon netted for the Bears either side of the break but each time Matt Day replied leaving the hosts in 6th place and Canterbury in 3rd.
SCEFL First Division
Lewisham Borough have moved up to second place with a surpise 2-1 victory over Sutton Athletic at the Ladywell Arena. In our Twitter Poll only 24% fancied a home win but it was always on the cards once Bruce Muchenje gave the hosts the lead in just the 8th minute. Arlie Desanges equalised but just after the break Ijah Currie-Wilson got the winner and now Lewisham can proudly look below at all but one team in the Division.