Saturday 1st February
SCEFL Premier Division
In the early kick off Josh Frogatt was the star for Tunbridge Wells, scoring 4 of his teams 5 goals at AFC Croydon. Frogatt scored the first 2 and last 2 of an entertaining game that earns Wells the points that moves them into 5th place.
The big match of the day failed to produce a goal as Sheppey United and Corinthian each earned a point that does neither too many favours in the promotion race. Despite being goalless it was a decent game but with other contenders winning they both drop a place in the table.
A last minute Ryan Palmer scorcher decided this game and gave Chatham Town the points that see them go second. Hollands & Blair had taken an early lead before a Jon Pilbeam double switched the match in the hosts favour. That advantage didn’t last long though as Connor Heffernan soon levelled and the points then looked to be shared. Palmer had other ideas though and in the dying stages he unleashed the rocket that earned Chatham the win.
James Bessey-Saldanha was once again the star for Bearsted as his hat-trick helped his side to a 6-1 win at home to Crowborough Athletic. The game was never in doubt once he completed his trio on 52 minutes as the Bears followed their 8-0 reverse fixture win with another rout against the struggling Crows.
Beckenham Town remain top of the pile thanks to a narrow 1-0 win at home to K Sports. Ryan Hall’s first half effort was the difference between the 2 sides and gives Becks a 4 point cushion out in front.
A last minute equaliser earned Deal Town a point as they drew for the 5th consecutive game. Connor Coyne had given the Hoops the lead before Welling Town hit back with a quickfire double. It looked like the visitors would then hold on for the win until Lee Scott popped up at the death and the points were shared. Although the Boots will be disappointed not to claim the win, their long losing streak has come to an end and they climb 2 places in the table.
Lordswood moved into the top half of the table after a 4-0 away win at Erith & Belvedere. Luke Medley got his name on the scoresheet twice while Philip Brown-Baupoe and Antwon McKenzie also hit the net against a new look Deres side.
Canterbury City come from behind to win for the second time in three games and strengthen their top eight position. Erith Town took the lead just before the break but quickfire goals around the hour mark from Tarik Ibrahim and Tom Barton saw City go infront. Although the Dockers then levelled Thomas Ngegbe scored the winner with ten minutes to play and Canterbury returned home with the points.
Fisher put in their best performance of the season to send Glebe home empty handed. Malaki Coker, Ade Oluwo and Joel Flavien-Howard all scored for the Fish as they moved up a place to 17th.