Fixtures for the SCEFL Premier Division – Saturday 30th July
Our first Saturday of the season gave us 9 games, 8 winners, 26 goals and 1 hat-trick as the Premier Division completed it’s first round of fixtures in it’s usual entertaining style.
There was success for all of the new boys to the Division with Whitstable Town following up Phoenix Sports result from last night with 3 points of their own plus Sutton Athletic and Stansfeld picking up debut Step 5 wins.
It was Sutton that supplied us with that hat-trick too – more specifically Arlie Desanges did with last years First Division Golden Boot winner looking to pair up his collection in record time.
‘The Sutts’ welcomed Canterbury City to Lower Road, but gave their visitors little love with Arlie’s trio being added to by Kola Akawole in a 4-1 home win.
There was another 4-1 result at Jockey Farm, where Rusthall came from behind to see off Welling Town.
Reuel Powell-Downey, Louis Anderson, Dwan Archer and Louie Clarke all netted following Sam Bailey’s early free-kick opener for ‘The Boots.’
We have 3 teams joint top of the early table thanks to Punjab United’s 4-1 victory at K Sports.
There was an ‘experienced’ look to Punjab’s scorers list, with Lea Dawson, Ashley Probets, Paul Vines and Emiliano Hysi all on target while Richard Jimoh chalked one up for the hosts.
Three games finished 1-0.
Ryan Flack converted a penalty for Whitstable at Fisher, Rory Ward scored late for Erith & Belvedere at Lordswood and Stansfeld were winners at home to Bearsted thanks to a first half own goal.
Two of the title favourites met on the coast where it was Deal Town that came out on top, beating Glebe 3-1.
Player / Manager Luke Rooney gave the visitors a first half lead with a sublime free-kick but the hosts responded through Alfie Foster, Connor Coyne and Ben Chapman to take the honours.
Kennington started the season in style with a 2-0 win against Tunbridge Wells at Homelands.
An action-packed first 45 minutes saw goals from Jordan Griffin and Liam Middleton either side of a red card for the hosts Charlie Owen.
There was just the one draw and it came at Oakley Road where Jacob Skelly equalised an earlier Ben Brown effort meaning Holmesdale and Hollands & Blair shared the spoils.
Next Saturday sees all of our Premier Division sides in FA Cup action. Fixtures are available here.