Bank Holiday Monday – First Division
Rochester United may have a negative goal difference but thanks to today’s win they now top the table in what is looking to be hugely competitive First Division season. The Spartans raced out of the traps against Kent Football United, scoring in the first minute before adding another four to record an impressive 5-0 away win.
Holmesdale are still unbeaten and now in second place as they gave Croydon their first league defeat in front of a big bank holiday crowd at the Arena. 166 spectators saw Jordan Eels score early and Ryan Golding net late to give the visitors a hard-thought win and a precious three points.
Landlords and tenants shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the London Hire Ground. Sutton Athletic broke the deadlock early thanks to Chris McGinty but FC Elmstead were level by the break. Sutton piled the pressure on in the second half yet Elmstead stood firm and earned a point that keeps their unbeaten record going.
Rusthall have the best goal difference in the league and now occupy 4th place thanks to today’s 6-1 win at home to SC Thamesmead. Hat-tricks from Luke Adams and Reuel Powell-Downey saw the Rustics rack up the half dozen and their unbeaten start to the campaign has got them looking good inside the promotion places.
Greenways put on a late comeback to deny Kennington the top spot as the two sides shared the spoils in a 4-goal classic. Gary Clarke and Charlie Owen put Kennington 2-0 up yet the Greens fired back in the final 15 minutes through Tom Reardon and Simon Walton as the game finished level moving both sides onto 7 points for the campaign.
Meridian VP won bragging rights in Charlton coming out best in a 5-goal game with groundsharers Bridon Ropes. Les Juch hit a double following a Jacob Skelly opener as Meridian looked to be cruising to the three points yet the Ropes never gave up and goals from Liam Donaldson and Omar Artry meant that the last few minutes were nervy ones for the eventual winners.
Lydd Town completed an excellent Bank Holiday weekend for the club as they collected a quickfire 6 points thanks to today’s 2-0 victory at Snodland Town. Following on from their home win on Saturday they put in a strong performance from start to finish on the road here with goals from Bradley Baker and Danny Keyte seeing them get another deserved win.
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