On This Day – 9th March – 2016
SCEFL Challenge Cup Semi-Final
Croydon 0-5 Hollands & Blair
Five years ago today Hollands & Blair beat Croydon 5-0 in the first leg of their semi final.
James McDonald and Brett Ince scored twice, Rob Denness got the other setting them up nicely for the second leg, which they would win 2-0.
Blair would go on to lift the trophy this year by beating Erith & Belvedere in the final.
On This Day – 9th March – 2019
SCEFL Premier Division
Beckenham Town 2 – 1 K Sports
Chatham Town 3 – 0 Bearsted
Cray Valley (PM) 5 – 0 Sheppey United
Crowborough Ath 3 – 2 AFC Croydon Ath
Croydon 0 – 2 Rusthall
Erith Town 4 – 0 Canterbury City
Fisher 1 – 0 Tunbridge Wells
Glebe 1 – 1 Corinthian
Hollands & Blair 2 – 3 Deal Town
SCEFL First Division
Bridon Ropes 3 – 2 FC Elmstead
Erith & Belvedere 4 – 1 Stansfeld
Forest Hill Park 1 – 1 Sutton Athletic
Holmesdale 2 – 2 Snodland Town
Phoenix Sports Res 1 – 2 Greenways
Rochester United 4 – 2 Lewisham Borough
A first half Gavin Tomlin hat-trick helped Cray Valley on the way to a 5-0 home win over Sheppey United. Kevin Lisbie and Anthony Edgar got the others and the Millers went on to win the league.
Eventual runners-up Corinthian could only take a point at Glebe, and only just got that too as it took a last minute leveller from Sam Bewick to cancel out Danny Phillips early opener.
Steadman Callender scored a hat-trick as Erith Town beat Canterbury City and Harrison Carnegie was among the goals as Chatham Town defeated Bearsted.
Tom Boddy netted the decider as Crowborough Athletic beat AFC Croydon and Richard Atkins goal was the difference between Beckenham Town and K Sports.
The soon-to-be-relegated pairing of Rusthall and Croydon met, with the Rustics winning 2-0 and Sam Wilson scored a double as Deal Town won at Hollands & Blair.
Harry Tobin’s 12th minute strike earned Fisher a home win against Tunbridge Wells.
Bridon Ropes turned around a losing position at home to FC Elmstead, coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2. Nathan Simpson came off the bench to score twice in the last 5 minutes, shortly after a Richard Jimoh goal.
A strong second half saw Erith & Belvedere win at home to Stansfeld while Pat Bishenden scored twice as Rochester United saw off Lewisham Borough.
Max Morgan scored twice as Holmesdale drew with Snodland Town and honours were also even in a 1-1 draw between Forest Hill Park and Sutton Athletic.
Tom Reardon hit a double at the Mayplace Ground to earn Greenways 3 points against Phoenix Sports Reserves.
Welling Town would go on to win the league this season, with Erith & Belvedere also getting promoted from second place.
On This Day – 9th March – 2020
SCEFL First Division
SC Thamesmead 1-1 Stansfeld
A few days before the season ended early two of the First Division’s promotion hopefuls met at Bayliss Avenue.
They shared the points in a 1-1 draw, with Chris Hubbard and Ollie Milton scoring the goals, making it 4 teams tied on the same points in the final promotion position.
However, just a few days later, the season was over and we never got to see the excitement play out.