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 3-2 Bridon Ropes
Rusthall 2-1 Godalming Town
K Sports 0-3 Glebe
Holmesdale 0-1 Egham Town
Sunday 15th September
Erith & Belvedere 9-2 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.
The best scoreline was saved to last as on Sunday Erith & Belvedere hit 9 past Oakwood to become top scorers of the round. Baba Adeniran hit a second half hat-trick for the Deres as they gave the Park View Road faithful real value for money!
Tuesday 17th September
Molesey 0-2 Greenwich Borough
Tunbridge Wells 5-1 Knaphill
The two replays went well for the SCEFL sides with both teams that played going through tonight. Tunbridge Wells were comfortable 5-1 winners while Greenwich Borough knocked Molesey from the competition.