Angels fly high, Jammers go top, and the two South Divisions go goal crazy!

By Ian Townsend

Angels fly high, Jammers go top, and the two South Divisions go goal crazy! It’s our Bank Holiday Monday Round Up.


There were only four victories in the Premier Division yesterday, as every other match was drawn- but don’t worry, the other divisions had enough excitement to keep is going! In the Premier Bishop’s Stortford managed their first victory of the season, 3-1 over Harlow Town. Olu Olusanya opened the scoring right on half time, and in the second period Jake Cass and Alfie Mason made the points safe before a Charles Edwards penalty gave Hawks fans something to shout about two minutes from time.

Carshalton Athletic got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Leatherhead at Colston Avenue, goals from Michael Dixon and the inevitable Ricky Korboa being halved by Robert Cullen for the Tanners, whilst Tonbridge Angels sailed to the top of the league with a win at Folkestone Invicta- a Sonny Miles finish on the quarter hour enough to send most of the 548 at the Fullicks home disappointed. Kingstonian were the fourth victors, finally getting a digit in the win column with a goal from Elliott Buchanan fourteen minutes from time securing local bragging rights in their home derby with Corinthian-Casuals.

Now, those draws. Lewes and Bognor Regis Town shared six goals at the Dripping Pan, Jonty Smith and Jimmy Muitt exchanging doubles whilst an own goal for the Rooks and a Bradley Lethbridge strike for the Rocks completed the scoring, in front of 873. That must, you may be thinking, be the best crowd in the League this weekend, but you’d be wrong, as the 0-0 draw between Worthing and Burgess Hill Town attracted 1,189. Other nil-nils were between Whitehawk and Margate, and Potters Bar Town and Haringey Borough.

Dorking Wanderers took on Merstham at Meadowbank and were made to work hard for a 2-2 draw, with only a last gasp Jason Prior penalty bringing them level, whilst the North London derby between the morning’s leaders Enfield Town and Wingate & Finchley ended 1-1.


Maldon & Tiptree sit at the top of the North Division, after winning their derby match with Heybridge Swifts 3-2. Ryan Henshaw gave Swifts the lead, but De-Carrey Sheriff struck back only two minutes later before the first of a Shane Cojocarel double gave the Hammers a half time lead. An equaliser for Joe Gardner was then almost immediately wiped out by Cojocarel as Maldon held on for victory.

Only Aveley and Basildon United have 100% records, and both recorded home victories, the Millers coming from behind with 20 minutes to go to defeat tenants Grays Athletic 3-1, whilst Basildon were 1-0 victors over Great Wakering Rovers. Coggeshall Town managed to turn chances into goals as Witham Town visited for the second time in four days, winning this derby 2-0 with a goal in each half, whilst Bury Town attracted 490 to Ram Meadow to see them defeat Soham Town Rangers by the games solitary goal. Brentwood Town got their first victory, 1-0 over a Barking side who are still searching for their first point, whilst Felixstowe and Walton United won by the same margin away at Dereham Town to move up to fifth.

Finally, a Thomas Debenham double helped Mildenhall Town to a 3-3 draw with AFC Sudbury, for whom Callum Harrison also got two.

South Central

The South Central Division went rather goal crazy, with both first place Bracknell Town and second place Hayes and Yeading United finding the net six times. Bracknell were at home to FC Romania, and a hat trick from deadly Liam Ferdinand was added to by Kensley Maloney, Seb Bowerman and Harrison Bayley. Romania were unable to find the net in reply.

Hayes have now scored thirteen goals in three league matches- twenty one in five if we include cup competitions- and Bedfont Sports were put to the sword yesterday in a six-two defeat. A Lee Barney hat trick followed the five he got in the FA Cup at the weekend to make it an awesome Bank Holiday weekend in the Barney household, whilst Toby Little, Lewis Toomey and Scott Donnelly got the others. Simo Mbonkwi and Charlie Postance replied for Sports.

Cheshunt and Uxbridge both got four, the Ambers defeating their local rivals Ware 4-0 helped by a Mark Hughes double, whilst Uxbridge had two of those, both Brian Testolin and Craige Tomkins scoring two as they defeated Northwood 4-1.

Tooting and Mitcham United earned their first home victory after first falling behind to an Izzy Bademosi strike against Chipstead, Brandon Tiller, Isiah Jones and Danny Bassett making things safe, whilst Waltham Abbey won a five goal thrilled against Hertford Town at Capershotts, 3-2.

South Park got their first win of the season, 2-1 at Molesey, whilst Egham Town did the same, beating Westfield by the same score. Marlow and Chalfont St peter ended goalless.

South East

There are an unprecedented SIX sides with 100% records in the South East Division. Ashford United sit top of the pile, bouncing back from FA Cup defeat at the weekend in the best possible way by beating Faversham Town 2-0, with goals from Tom Carlse and Stefan Cox. Cray Wanderers are second after defeating Sittingbourne by the same margin (Bradley Pritchard and Michael Power), whilst Hastings United defeated Sevenoaks Town by the odd goal in five and you can read more about that in our #bostikmatchday feature HERE.

Phoenix Sports are the next of our 100%ers, a solitary goal from Zak Byron beating Thamesmead Town, whilst Whyteleafe went to East Grinstead Town and won 3-1, including a double from Eddie Dsane. The last of our victorious sextet were VCD Athletic, who became the latest side to make Greenwich Borough miserable by beating them 2-1 at the DGS Marine Stadium, Charlie MacDonald scoring the opening goal against his former club.

The Bostik match of the day undoubtedly came at Lancing, where Horsham were entertaining Haywards Heath Town. Rob O’Toole, Darren Boswell and Tyrell Richardson-Brown gave the Hornets a 3-0 lead within sixteen minutes, but here home fans might want to look away, as Luc Doherty, Karl Akehurst and Lewis Finney brought things level, and although Chris Smith them put the Hornets ahead once more goals from Max Miller and a second from Finney gave Heath a 5-4 victory.

Ramsgate entertained Whitstable Town but Whitstable fans can’t have been greatly entertained, as their side took the lead but then conceded four second half goals, including three for Rory Smith, as the rams won 4-1, whilst the mainland based Guernsey supporters who made the trip to Three Bridges were given a five star show as Matt Loaring (2), Dave Rihoy, Will Fazakerley and Carlos Canha gave them a 5-0 victory.

Finally, Hythe Town and Herne Bay shared four goals, Town’s coming from Zak Ansah whilst Thomas carlton and Miles Cornwell found the net for Bay.

Where next?

FA Cup draw announced The draw for the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup was made earlier this afternoon. Here are the details.
Bostik Matchday: Oaks look the part, but U's go marching in We headed to Greatness Park to watch newly promoted Sevenoaks Town take on promotion favourites Hastings United. We got five goals, great excitement and terrible singing.

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