Saturday 22nd February 2020
Saturday Summary - Premier Division
On a HUGE day for the Premier Division Sheppey United shocked Beckenham Town to move into 3rd place while Corinthian took advantage of that result and hit the top.
Corinthian raced to the top of the table thanks to a 4-1 home win over K Sports. Now unbeaten in 10 games the Hoops warmed up for next weeks' big FA Vase game in style with an impressive perfomance that puts them a point ahead of Beckenham. Luke Tanner, George Snelling and Andres Tobon were among the goals for the hosts with Matt Gething netting for the Paperboys.
A Dan Bradshaw hat-trick helped Sheppey United to a stunning 4-1 win over Beckenham Town, moving them up to 3rd place in the table. Bradshaw got his first on just 12 minutes before wrapping the game up late on with another 2 as he reserved his usual place in the Kent Online Team of the Week while also moving on to 30 league goals for the season. The Golden Boot awaits the Sheppey frontman. Defeat for Becks sees them fall from the top of the table and they are now looking over their shoulder nervously at the ‘Ites’ and others who queue up behind.
Chatham Town dropped a place to 4th in the table after a 0-0 draw at home to Welling Town. Despite dominating much of the game the Chats could not find a way past a resolute visiting defence.
Tunbridge Wells kept their promotion hopes alive while probably ending those of Hollands & Blair with a 3-1 win at Star Meadow. Freeman Rogers and Chris Lawal scored first half goals with Euan Sahadow sealing the points late on following Connor Heffernans 48th minute effort for the hosts. This 3rd win in a row for Wells sees them leapfrog Blair into 5th.
The Fisher revival continued in style as they outclassed Bearsted at the St Pauls Ground today. Louie Clarke was the star with a perfect hat-trick as the Fish moved up to 14th place in the table.
Deal Town claimed their first victory in normal time since the turn of the year when returning from the Manak Stadium as 2-1 winners. Connor Coyne headed the opener before the break before Punjab United levelled through a scorcher from Bryan Zepo. With 15 minutes to go Alfie Foster scored the decider shooting his team up to 10th in the table.
An early goal for Glebe and a late one for Lordswood ensured the points were shared at Foxbury. Jamie Philpot netted for the hosts while Luke Medley converted a penalty for the Lords with the point earned keeping both in mid-table positions.
Crowborough Athletic claimed their first win of 2020 when beating AFC Croydon 3-0 at the Mayfield Stadium today. Scott Taylor, Ola Akinwande and Jason Barton all scored for the Crows as the closed the gap on the sides above their 19th place.
Saturday Summary - First Division
Just the 6 games in the First Division today but they brought us 25 goals and lots of drama as Kennington won to go 5 points clear and FC Elmstead gave Holmesdale their first League defeat in 5 months.
Kennington won the first of a double header with Croydon this week thanks to two early First Half goals. Gary Clarke struck the opener from the penalty spot on just 4 minutes before Sam Conlon doubled the 'Ton' lead soon after. The win gives the leaders a handy gap at the top while defeat for the Trams probably ends their promotion hopes. The two go head to head again in the reverse fixture next Saturday.
FC Elmstead won for the 5th time in a row and gave their promotion hopes a big boost with a 2-1 victory at home to Holmesdale. Antonio Gonnella and Jerome Walker both scored for the hosts as they ended their visitors long unbeaten run to join them on 45 points in the table. Edson Da Silva netted a late consolation for Holmesdale who next face another big game at Stansfeld on Tuesday.
SC Thamesmead kept their slim promotion hopes alive with an impressive 4-0 win at Bridon Ropes. Noel-Reion McFarlane hit a fine free-kick for the first with Dieko Falade adding another and Aaron Jeffries netting twice late on as the 'Acre' moved up to 6th place in the table.
Lydd Town and Sutton Athletic drew 3-3 to share the points in the top scoring SCEFL game of the day. There were six different scorers as the lead switched from one team to the other, before ending all-square, on a blustery day at the Lyndsey Field.
Greenways won 3-2 at home to Forest Hill Park with all 5 goals coming in the second half. Brad Cross and Danny Lear both gave the hosts the lead with Jefferson Aibangbee equalising each time before a last gasp winner from Ross Penrose ensured the points stayed with the now 9th-placed Greens.
Lewisham Borough have picked up 7 points this week, and are now in 8th place, with the latest win being a comfortable one at home to Meridian VP. Borough hit 5 past their visitors with Kai Bichard grabbing a double as they maintained their drive up the First Division table. Meridian have now conceded 25 times, without scoring, in the last 4 games as their miserable start to 2020 continues.