On This Day – 28th April – 2018
SCEFL Premier Division
Beckenham Town 2-1 Hollands & Blair
Chatham Town 1-0 Bearsted
Cray Valley PM 2-1 Whitstable Town
Deal Town 3-0 AFC Croydon Athletic
Erith Town 1-2 Sevenoaks Town
Glebe 3-0 Canterbury City
Lordswood 1-0 Corinthian
Rochester United 2-4 Crowborough Ath
Rusthall 2-7 Croydon
Sheppey United 1-2 Tunbridge Wells
Erith Town 1-2 Sevenoaks Town – Sevenoaks won the title with this hard-fought victory at Oakwood. Frankie Sawyer side-footed the visitors in to the lead on 24 minutes but Harrison Hume equalised just before the break. On the hour mark a Kenny Pogue header was adjudged to have just crossed the line and that ende up being enough to give the Oaks those 3 vital points that would clinch them the title.
Cray Valley PM 2-1 Whitstable Town – Only a win would do for Whitstable but Cray Valley had other ideas and it was the hosts that came from behind to snatch the win at Badgers. Chris Saunders fired the visitors into the lead in the 40th minute but shortly after Kevin Lisbie had equalled the game. With the match approaching the nervy late stages Ryan Flack popped up to smash the ball home and end the dreams of the oystermen. Cray Valley have finished their campaign in 6th place and can now focus on their London FA Senior Cup Final in 10 days time. Whitstable end the Season in 2nd place and will take their place in the Bostik South Division next season.
Beckenham Town 2-1 Hollands & Blair – Beckenham Town finish their Season in 4th place which compared to last year is a considerable improvement. Today they had to come from behind to win this game as James McDonald gave the visitors a 33rd minute lead. Soon after Richard Atkins hit goal number 31 for him to win the Golden Boot but also put his side on a level footing here. Marvin Alebiosu then got the winner for the hosts in the 78th minute to end their home campaign on a high. Hollands & Blair should be proud of their second half of the Season as their 18th placed finish looked impossible at the turn of the year.
Chatham Town 1-0 Bearsted – Joe Nwoko got the only goal of the game 15 minutes from the end of this one as Chatham claimed the points that will see them finish in 16th place this year. After 2 wins in a row Bearsted had entered the game full of confidence yet could not get the job done and finish their campaign in 14th position.
Deal Town 3-0 AFC Croydon Athletic – Deal Town ended their Season in style with this convincing win over AFC Croydon. Sam Wilson, Joe Reeves and Kane Smith got the goals for the Hoops who will finish in 7th if Whitstable avoid defeat at Lordswood on Monday. Defeat saw The Rams finish in a Season low position of 13th place.
Glebe 3-0 Canterbury City – Glebe made it 2 wins in 3 days to finish a creditable 12th place, the highest in this young clubs short history. On the day they made easy work of Canterbury who finish just two places above them in 10th. The scorers on the day for the hosts were Fred Obasa, Luke Miller and Sam Edwards.
Lordswood 1-0 Corinthian – A late own goal was enough to claim the points for the hosts as the sides switched places in the table. Lordswood are to welcome Whitstable on Monday night and if they can claim victory they will finish the Season in 7th place.
Rochester United 2-4 Crowborough Athletic – Rochester ended their Season without on a run of 15 games without a win to finish 13 points adrift at the bottom of the table. To give them credit though they did make a fight of it here put were set a tough challenge when Dan Perry put the visitors two-up in the first half hour. Merrick Simms pulled one back in the early stages of the second half before Tom Phipp extended the advantage once more on 67 minutes. Shingtrai Chirtsen gave gave us an exciting last 5 minutes but when Zac Attwood made it 4-2 this game was done.
Rusthall 2-7 Croydon – Croydon ran out comfortable winners as Rusthall collapsed to a heavy defeat and a bottom two finish. Ashley-Paul Robinson, Lauris Chin and Raekwan Bailey-Allen were among the goalscrorers for the visitors who now end the Season in 5th place.
Sheppey United 1-2 Tunbridge Wells – Dan Bradshaw scored early to give Sheppey the edge in this game between the two best supported sides in the Division. It was the visitors that came out on top though as goals from Perry Spackman and Ollie Cook, in the last minute, saw the Wells end their League campaign on a high and set them up nicely for a certain Cup Final appearance next week.
SCEFL First Division
Crockenhill 0-7 Stansfeld
Erith & Belvedere 4-3 Holmesdale
Kent Football Utd 5-2 Forest Hill Park
Lewisham Borough 0-2 Snodland Town
Crockenhill 0-7 Stansfeld – Crockenhill finished on a run of 21 losses to end distant at the btoom of the table. Stansfeld still have one to play but will have been glad to have hit the net this many times after losing the last 4 games. Joe Bannan and Lennie Wise each scored with Billy Shinners getting two and Harry Gamble claiming a hat-trick to give the visitors a chance of a top 12 finish.
Erith & Belvedere 4-3 Holmesdale – Erith & Belvedere confirmed a top 5 finish with this late victory at Park View Road. Andy Constable scored against his old side to give the visitors the lead on 28 minutes but then saw Luke Coleman and Arlie Desanges, twice, score to give The Deres a 3-1 half time lead. Holmesdale then came back into it through James Shields and Adam Toubal but just as it looked like we would see a draw Dominic Odunsanya popped up to score a last minute winner. A poor final month has seen The dale slip to an 8th place finish while Erith still could claim 4th.
Kent Football United 5-2 Forest Hill Park – A Tunde Aderonmu hat-trick was the difference between these two sides and the prolific striker will end the Season with the Golden Boot. Needing 3 in his last 2 games to take the prize he got them all in this game as the hosts came from behind to take the points and move into 7th place.
Lewisham Borough 0-2 Snodland Town – Two goals from Tom Cackett sealed the win for Snodland Town, who will finish in atleast 7th position this Season. For Lewisham Borough it was their 19th consecutive defeat and their campaign has finished with them in 18th place.