Saturday 14th December - Results
With the weather removing Corinthian v Chatham Town and Canterbury City v Welling Town from today’s fixture list we were left with just the 8 games in the SCEFL Premier Division.
In Otham we had an early start for Bearsted’s game with Beckenham Town and we also got a surprise result with the hosts coming from behind to hand Becks just the third defeat of their league season. Luke Rooney had given the visitors a second half lead from the spot before James Bessey-Saldanha levelled David Baranowski got the winner.
Sheppey United are now in 3rd place in the table after they claimed themselves a comfortable 5-0 win at home to Erith & Belvedere. Rob Denness, Laurent Hamici, Harrison Carnegie and Hicham Akhazzan all netted as the Ites made it 6 league wins in a row.
Glebe were the top scorers of the day as they hit Greenwich Borough for six in an impressive display at Foxbury. Tobi Ajala and Stacy Long both grabbed a brace as the Foxes moved up into 7th place.
Tunbridge Wells missed the chance to keep the heat on the top four after coming off second best at Martyn Grove. Jai McKinley gave Lordswood a first half lead before a 72nd minute cracker from Alex Brefo sealed the game. Hollands & Blair capitalised on the Wells loss by taking their 5th place thanks to a 3-1 win at Punjab United. Connor Hefferan found the net inbetween a Ben Brown double with a Rohan Badbhagi consolation counting for little.
AFC Croydon ended a small losing run when sending Erith Town away from the Mayfield Stadium empty handed. Janichell Santos scored early for the Rams with Jake Rose getting the other in a much needed 2-0 win.
Josh Adejokun was the star for Fisher as he scored the only goal in their game at home to Deal Town. The wins puts the Fish in 15th place while Deal drop down to 11th.
Crowborough Athletic left it late but got the win in a tight home game against K Sports. Matt Gething had given the Paperboys the lead but the hosts levelled through Tom Pearson before Andrew Dalhouse claimed a last minute winner.
Our 7 First Division games gave us 25 goals although 10 of the came in 1 game at Cobdown!
Greenways found themselves 2-0 down to Lewisham Borough yet roared back with yet another strong second half display to get themselves a 7-3 win. Danny Lear and Lewis Wood each scored, with Josh White hitting two and Brad Cross going one better getting a hat-trick.
Second place in the table is now occupied by Rusthall after the edged past Kennington at Jockey Farm. The only goal of the game came in the 28th minute through top scorer Luke Adams as he netted for the 16th time in the league this campaign.
Rochester United remain at the top but now have a smaller advantage after they left the Ladywell Arena empty handed today. The Spartans had got off to the perfect start when scoring in the first minute yet Forest Hill Park rallied strong late on and goals from Joji Phillips and Oli Milton gave them the 2-1 win.
The long trip to Lydd Town wasn’t wasted for Croydon as they returned with all 3 points in a narrow 2-1 victory. All three goals came in the second half with Andy Somo and Tunde Owolabi finding the net for the Trams and Conor Wetherall scoring for Lydd.
Stansfeld have now picked up an impressive 13 points from a possible 15 as they moved up to 7th place thanks to a win at high-flying FC Elmstead. Strike duo Billy Shinners and Ryan Hassan were on target for Stansfeld who will aim to continue their good run when hosting Holmesdale next week.
Snodland Town came close to getting their first win in a long time but were denied by a last minute leveller at Bridon Ropes. Connor Linton and Levi Brown had given Snodland a 2-0 lead before Jack Kirby pulled one back for the hosts in the 85th minute and Nathan Simpson nicked his side a last minute point.
It also finished level at Bayliss Avenue as SC Thamesmead and Sutton Athletic played out a 1-1 draw. Joshua Kwadu put the Acre in the lead in the 15th minute with George Bryan equalising with ten minutes to play.