First Division Results – Saturday 17th August

16 Aug 2019 7:45 pm
SC Thamesmead
2
2 2
FC Elmstead
2
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Bridon Ropes
1
1 3
Greenways
3
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Holmesdale
3
3 0
Stansfeld
0
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Kent Football Utd
1
1 4
Meridian VP
4
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Rochester United
2
2 1
Forest Hill Park
1
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Rusthall
6
6 0
Lydd Town
0
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Snodland Town
3
3 4
Lewisham Borough
4
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Sutton Athletic
1
1 3
Croydon
3

 

The late comeback from FC Elmstead ensured that they would be top of the First Division table after Saturdays results but they now have just a one point gap as several sides got their second wins of the season to move onto 6 points. 
Croydon were probably the most impressive winners of the day as they left the London Hire Ground as 3-1 winners over a Sutton Athletic side that have made a strong start to this campaign. A double from Richard Pingling was added to by Leo Medrado with Dan Gunner’s late strike a mere consolation for the hosts.
Rochester United have long forgotten their opening day loss as their second win on the spin moved them up to an early top three place. They done it the hard way today though giving Forest Hill Park an early lead before goals from Tony Whitaker and Connor Cox gave the Spartans the victory. Greenways also deserve credit for putting Day One behind them as today they gained their second 3-1 win on the trot to move into 4th position. Simon Walton got them off to a great start against Bridon Ropes with goals from Josh White and Oscar Saxton ensuring the Greens left with the points.
Holmesdale are one of just 4 unbeaten teams in the Division as today they comfortably saw off Stansfeld at Oakley Road. Harry Gamble scored early, Ryan Golding just before the break and Yachine Gnahore on the hour mark as the Dale racked up their first maximum points of the campaign. The biggest winners of the day were Rusthall, who were impressive and ruthless at home to Lydd Town. The Rustics scorers were Bradley Large, Luke Adams, Louis Clarke, Powell Downey x2 and Steve Camacho in a 6-0 victory.
Lewisham Borough pulled off a stunning late comeback to earn their first points of this young season, winning 4-3 at Snodland Town. With the scores level at 2-2 at the break Anthony Fenech looked to have won it for the hosts through his 65th minute penalty. Yet Borough battled away and were rewarded with two goals in the dying stages to return to South London with what looked like three unlikely points.
Kozzie was the star for Meridian VP as his hat-trick earned his side a 4-1 win over Kent Football United. Tim Moffatt opened the scoring on 40 minutes just before Kozzie grabbed his first. James Owalabi reduced the deficit in the second half but the hosts couldn’t find the equaliser, instead having to witness the Man of the Match grab two more in the latter stages of the game.


First Division Table

#
Club
M
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pt
1
w d w w w
>
17
10
2
5
37
26
11
32
2
w w w w w
>
14
9
4
1
26
8
18
31
3
w d l l w
>
16
8
5
3
35
22
13
29
4
l w w w l
>
13
8
2
3
39
21
18
26
5
w l d w w
>
13
7
3
3
36
22
14
24
6
w l l l w
>
14
7
2
5
35
28
7
23
7
w w w w l
>
14
6
3
5
37
29
8
21
8
w l w w w
>
13
6
3
4
24
22
2
21
9
w l d w l
>
13
6
3
4
29
28
1
21
10
l w w l w
>
14
6
1
7
23
26
-3
19
11
d w l l w
>
12
5
2
5
31
20
11
17
12
w w d w l
>
13
5
2
6
25
24
1
17
13
d l w l l
>
13
3
3
7
17
25
-8
12
14
w l l l l
>
13
3
2
8
22
39
-17
11
15
l l l l l
>
15
3
2
10
18
41
-23
11
16
w w l l l
>
13
3
0
10
26
39
-13
9
17
l d l l l
>
14
1
3
10
14
54
-40
6




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