Saturday 21st September
FC Elmstead remain 5 points clear at the top after today winning 4-1 at home against Bridon Ropes. Ashley Bertrand, Steven Karkari, Jordan Anderson and Antonio Gonnella all scored for the leaders with Nathan Simpson getting the consolation for bottom-placed Ropes.
Rochester United are now in second position after seeing off Sutton Athletic 3-0. Connor Cox hit a brace following Lewis Cook’s opener as the Spartans made it 5 wins from their last 6 League games. Sutton’s league form will be a worry to them as they now sit in a disappointing 16th place. Their midweek home game with Kent Football United is now a very important one.
Croydon held off a Lydd Town fightback to earn the win and a move into third place in the table. Richard Pingling kicked things off in the 15th minute before top scorer Andy Somo added two more, one each side of the break. The Lydders never gave up though and scored twice to give us a tense finish to the game even if ultimately they ran out of time to complete the comeback.
Rusthall and Lewisham Borough shared the points in an exciting 2-2 draw at the Jockey Farm Stadium. The visitors led twice through Bruce Muchenje and Tyrell Thomas but each time the Rustics had an answer. Lewisham are now in 4th place with Rusthall close behind in 7th.
SC Thamesmead pulled off the result of the day as they sent Kennington home from Bayliss Avenue empty handed due to a 4-3 win. The visitors levelled after each of the first three SC Thamesmead goals but when Tim Beckford scored the hosts 4th in the 85th minute it was too much for Kennington to reply again.
Forest Hill Park brought to an end a 3-game losing run with a 1-0 home win over Snodland Town. Brandon Taverner scored the only goal of the game on the half hour mark to help his team move up to 13th place.
Rupert Jones began life as Kent Football United Manager with a point as his side came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Stansfeld. Ryan Hassan gave the visitors a 27th minute lead before the hosts responded quickly through their top scorer James Owolabi. Stansfeld are now in 8th place while Kent Football United remain in 15th.
We had a rare goalless game as Meridian VP and Holmesdale failed to find the net in Charlton. The point moves Meridian up to 10th with the Dale staying in 6th position.