Six for Rovers and Hornets on a day of friendly goals- and Joao says goodbye to Athletic

By Ian Townsend

Here's our round up of Saturday's friendly action

Based almost entirely on what we could find on social media, here's a round up of yesterday's friendly action.

AFC Stoneham hosted our very own Marlow, and the home side won by two goals to one, whilst AFC Sudbury defeated Cheshunt by three goals to nil, with Marley Andrews and a couple of trialists on target.

Aveley also slayed a giant, defeating Bishop's Stortford three-one. Clarke, Donovan and Sykes netted for the Millers, Davidson-Phipps for the Blues. Basingstoke Town fans also saw a home win, as they defeated Hashtag United two-one. More than six hundred people watched.

Sutton Comon Rovers score at Hassocks

Sutton Comon Rovers score at Hassocks

Bedfont Sports fell to a three-one defeat against Ascot United, whilst Billericay Town defeated Canvey Island by four goals to one, Gulls scorer unknown.

Binfield and Winchester City drew one-one, as did Bracknell Town and Swindon Supermarine, whilst Bury Town and a Colchester Utd XI made it three in a row! Olly Hughes scored the Town goal.

Canterbury City defeated Whitstable Town four-two, George McIlroy and Liam Gillies on target for the Oysterboys, whilst Chertsey Town defeated Hartley Wintney four-two. Cray Wanderers and Beckenham Town drew one-one, Drury scoring for Wands.

Dover Athletic defeated Folkestone Invicta by two goals to one, Tyler Sterling with Invicta’s goal, whilst East Grinstead Town fell three-nil against Crawley Town, with former Hastings Utd man Davide Rodari on target for the Red Devils. Erith and Belvedere defeated Phoenix Sports two-one.

Herne Bay win the Jim Bubb cup

Herne Bay win the Jim Bubb cup

FC Clacton were well beaten by Coggeshall Town, the Seed Growers winning four-one, whilst FC United of Manchester defeated Enfield Town three-one, Sawaneh scoring for the Towners.

Haringey Borough fell four-nil as they hosted Oxford City, whilst Sutton Common Rovers got six as they travelled to the shadow of the South Downs to face Hassocks, with the hosts kept entirely at bay. Fernandez and Butler got two each, Brown and James the others. Image courtesy of Rovers.

Haywards Heath Town fell to a two-one defeat against Chipstead. Carvalho scored for the hosts, Simeon Dennis amongst the scorers for the Chips. Highlights below.

Herne Bay defeated Hilltop five-one, see them pictured with their trophy.

Heybridge Swifts defeated Sawbridgeworth Town three-two at Aveley. Alex Teniola (2) and a trialist struck for Swifts, whilst Hornchurch fell to a three-nil defeat as they hosted Dagenham and Redbridge.

Horndean hosted Bognor Regis Town, and the Rocks won three-one, whilst Horsham did even better, defeating Lancing six-one. Sparks, Fenelon, O’Toole and Harding, along with a trialist and an own goal, found the net for the Hornets, Kane Louis got a consolation for Lancing.

Leatherhead defeated Chalfont St Peter three-one, Briggs and Samizadeh (2) for the Tanners, Elliott for the Saints. Maldon & Tiptree and Hertford Town drew two-two.

Margate fell two-one to Erith Town, Greenhalgh with the Blues goal, whilst Merstham and Ashford Town drew two-two. Folkes and Dillon struck for the Moatsiders, we don’t know who scored for the Tangerines. Brightlingsea Regent fell two-nil at Needham Market.

Romford fell to a two-one defeat against Woodford Town. Christian Adu Gyamfi got the goal for Boro.

Rusthall hosted a terrific tussle with Ramsgate, the Rams coming away with a four-three victory, whilst SC Thamesmead took the lead against Faversham Town only for Roman Campbell and Luis Dos Santos to turn the match around in favour of the Lilywhites.

Sevenoaks Town defeated Hollands & Blair four-one, with goals from Schafer, Collins, Wright and Tennent, and Staines Town defeated Staines Lammas two-nil.

Stowmarket Town defeated Newmarket Town by four goals to nil, whilst Thatcham Town fell three-one at home to Hendon.

Hammond and Chukwu helped Grays Athletic to a two-one win at Tilbury, but the main talking point was a goodbye to Athletic hero Joao Carlos, leaving the club after a decade. He gets our headline image, picture courtesy of Athletic. Brian Moses scored for the Dockers.

Tooting & Mitcham United and Carshalton Athletic didn’t manage a goal between them, whilst Uxbridge and Southall both celebrated their 150th anniversary with a win for Southall, by two goals to one.

VCD Athletic defeated Basildon United by two goals to one, whilst in North London Walthamstow held Hastings United one-one, Hasler scoring the visitors goal.

Two further Sussex sides, Whitehawk and Lewes, treated their supporters to four goals- with the Rooks getting three of them. Lloyd Cotton scored for the Hawks against his former club, we don’t have the Rooks scorers.

Wingate & Finchley entertained Barking, and the visitors took the spoils, winning three-one with two goals from Heatley and one from Jones. Witham Town defeated May & Bakers four-one, whilst Worthing defeated National League South Tonbridge Angels by the same scoreline, Colbran, Pearce (2) and a trialist finding the net for the Mackerel Men.

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