South Park 1-1 North Leigh
South Park missed a great opportunity to get themselves into the next round of the FA Trophy after being held at home by North Leigh.
A mistake in the first minute by defender Dylan Merchant allowed North Leigh’s Darren Woodley to get in and round the keeper Callum Thomas and set up a simple tap in for striker George Seacole. The home side started to regain their composure and get themselves back in the game. The equaliser came in the twenty-fourth minute where a deep cross was headed back across the goal by captain Kieran Lavery for James Mcelligott to thump home South Park’s first goal with his head.
Confidence was growing amongst the home side and in the twenty-ninth minute they were very unlucky to see Kieran Lavery head his wonderful effort from a corner onto the crossbar with the keeper well beaten. Few chances in the second half were topped off when in the seventieth minute North Leigh’s Michael Hopkins got himself sent off with two bookable offences. South Park could not take advantage and break down the away side leaving honours even at one apiece and South Park will travel to North Leigh for the replay on Tuesday 13 December.
Westfield 2-1 Camberley Town
Camberley started strongly and were the better team during the first half. Several missed chances however, denied them the lead; including a shot from Corbett, which went just over the bar. Westfield got back into the game in the second half with chances such as a curling shot put just past the post. On the hour mark, Westfield were reduced to ten men which sparked life in the game and Camberley took advantage of the red card; Quarshire gave them the lead after seventy minutes with a superb volley.
Westfield were given a route back into the game when they were awarded a penalty, with ten minutes to go, which provided a tense end to the game. The home side went on to win the match when they scored a free-kick late into the game. This result leaves Camberley town 13th in the table on 28 points.
Godalming Town 2-4 Chatham Town
Jack Mazzone scored after fifteen minutes to give the hosts the lead, but the game was soon turned on its head when Luke Medley scored a hat-trick in within seven minutes, to put the visitors in charge after half an hour. Chatham town made it 4-1 when Ricky Freeman scored after sixty-nine minutes to put the game out of sight for Godalming. William Efambe got a second goal for Godalming in the eighty-fifth minute but, it proved to be no more than a consolation goal as the game finished 4-2. This result sees Godalming still bottom of the division with only 9 points, and in desperate need of a win.
Redhill 6-0 Ash United
A 6-0 demolishing of Ash United on Saturday gave the Reds their seventh consecutive league victory. The side created several chances in the first half, Kieran Campbell almost scoring the opener in the seventh minute as his strike was saved by the legs of the keeper. However, Campbell did score the first goal- Chris Ransome passed the ball to the striker, the latter striking it home in the tenth minute.
Ten minutes later, Chris Ransome followed with another goal. Kerry Kedze’s shot hit the post, but Ransome’s positional awareness enabled him to double the lead. On the half hour mark, he completed a brace and gave Redhill a 3-0 lead.
Approaching half time, the Lobsters had another excellent opportunity as Ashely Snadden’s forty yard free kick smashed the crossbar. Shortly after, Snadden found Kerry Kedze, who increased the margin to 4-0. Kerry Kedze missed a penalty in the sixtieth minute, followed by a brief power outage of the floodlights. Once the lights were working, Marlon Pinder scored his sixth goal of the season to make it 5-0. Kedze finally scored his well-deserved goal in the eighty seventh minute, securing a 6-0 victory.
Merstham 2-1 Havant & Waterlooville
Attacking midfielder, Ryan Fowler, has recently joined the Moatsiders from Whyteleafe. Manager Hayden Bird described him as “a young player with great potential.” The coach also commented, “Technically, there is no doubt that he is ready to step up.”
Merstham defeated second placed Havant & Waterlooville 2-1 at the weekend, taking a 1-0 lead at half time; Dan Bennett scored against the run of play in the thirty-third minute. The visitors equalised in the second half, but a chance arose for the Moatsiders in the eighty-third minute, Calum Willock bagging all three points.
Merstham visit Corinthian Casuals on Tuesday in the Alan Turvey Trophy. In the league, the side’s next fixture is against Canvey Island on Saturday 17th December.
Chipstead 0-1 Faversham Town
Chipstead slipped to their third defeat in a week, as they were undone by the only incisive move of the match, when a cross from the right was turned in with twenty minutes left, which was enough to give Faversham all three points.
Home goalkeeper Luke Colquhoun had to be at his best in the first half, with one excellent save especially on the quarter hour mark, but Chips had their chances too, as the half ended goalless. Into the second half and it looked like Chipstead might go in front first – Raheem Sterling-Parker robbed a visiting defender in the box, but his dinked cross was knocked away for a corner, just as Vernon Francis looked ready to pounce.
As the home side brought on substitutes to try to break the deadlock, Faversham scored the all-important first goal, then had a second ruled out for offside. Another frustrating day for Chipstead, who now sit seventeenth in the league, ahead of next week’s trip to Sittingbourne.
Hartley Wintney 3-1 Epsom & Ewell
Despite being in good form, Epsom & Ewell came up against a table topping Hartley side. It wasn’t helped with their top scorer Daryl Cooper-Smith being out through suspension.
The side in-form struck the lead though in the fifteenth minute, as Matt Farrell tapped the ball home after a fierce cross from Gallagher. Two early contentious bookable decisions saw the away side down to ten men after twenty-six minutes, as Matt Tanton was shown his marching orders. The resulting free-kick was tucked away beautifully by Steve Duff into the top corner.
A goal for Wintney three minutes after the restart left too much of a challenge for the Salts. Duff grabbed another curling free-kick to give his side the lead and complete the turn around. In the fifty-eighth minute Argent headed home to extend the lead to two goals.
With a player short, Epsom & Ewell couldn’t hold any momentum and simply saw the game out. Next they are back at home against Hanworth Villa who are in third place.
Sutton United 1-0 Bath City
After the Second Round FA Cup win against Cheltenham Town last weekend, Sutton progressed in another cup competition, this time the FA Trophy.
In a tie where neither goalkeeper saw much action it was a free-kick on thirty-five minutes that proved to be the difference. Ben Jefford stepped up, with his long kick up field from near the halfway line evading everyone and finding the bottom corner.
City came out in the second half stronger but, much like the home side, struggled to create chances. Sutton shut-up shop early on and the game slowed down to walking pace – United saw the match out to record a one-nil win, and progression into the next round.
Badshot Lea FC 2-1 Horley Town
Horley Town suffered defeat to Badshot Lea, following a ten game spell of positive results. Incidentally, with duty calls for manager Ant Jupp, the manager-less side have never won a game without his presence.
The encounter was a cliché game of two halves, with Horley dominating the first and Badshot the second. The game reached half time level, one-a-piece, with goals from Matt Stamp and Ryan Brackpool. The winner came from substitute Danny Turner, which sealed three points for Lea.
Badshot Lea manager, Michael Charles comments:
“Horley were on top first half and we took the second. We knew they were an organised team, but with Kurt Greenaway up top giving the defenders no time on the ball, made the other guys’ job a lot easier. Our defenders were superb, the midfield played some great football, and the strikers caused all sorts of problems – a good day all round!”
Guildford City 0-1 Sutton Common Rovers
Guildford City suffered a home defeat at the hands of Sutton Common Rovers. After a uneventful first half, it was Guildford who were on top, and created enough chances to win the game. Against the run of play Matt Auletta grabbed what would be the winning goal for the visitors in the eighty-first minute. A brilliant cross from the left was drilled across the six-yard box, and it was seventeen-year-old Auletta who was in the right place to tuck the ball home. Guildford pushed forward in search for the equaliser, and the visitors almost doubled their lead with a couple of late counter attacks. Guildford will be disappointed to lose, after creating more than enough chances to take all 3 points, but the finished 1-0 to the visitors.
Frimley Green 3-2 Dorking FC
The Chicks took the lead twice, however failed to take home a single point, in a five-goal game at The Rec.
Dorking made two changes to the starting XI following their 6-0 win last weekend to Epsom Athletic, welcoming Alex Watts to the back line and Stuart Russell to the midfield. Frimley too, made changes following last weekend’s draw with South Park Reserves, changing their formation to 4-4-2 and starting Rowley and Afful.
A lively opening, saw a goal for each side in the first ten minutes; with Dorking’s lead cancelled out by James Robertson moments later. The Chicks regained the lead on seventeen through Jimmy Brazil, however Déjà vu struck on twenty-four, when the game was once more levelled. The second half saw chances for both sides, however Victory for Green came over an hour after the four-goal spell of the first half. On eighty, Robertson got his second, and Frimley’s third, to secure all three-points.
Mile Oak 2-1 Lingfield
On Saturday, the Lingers lost 2-1 to Mile Oak. The visitors conceded a goal in the first ten minutes, but Lingfield converted a penalty on the half hour mark- David Heaton found the back of the net. One point almost seemed definite, but, in the eighty third minute, Mile Oak scored the winner.
Lingfield have announced the signing of Sam Clements, who has joined the side from Whyteleafe. The side host Billingshurst this Saturday and visit Oakwood next Tuesday.
Cobham 1-7 Banstead Athletic
Banstead continued to prove their worth at the top of the Combined Counties Division One table. A trip to tenth placed Cobham, seemed to be an easy three points on the road as the visitors brushed them aside.
The star man on the day was Martin Smith who grabbed four of the goals, with two from Regan and one from Oliver completing the rout. Next up for Banstead is a home league match against Sheerwater.
Dorking Wanderers 3-0 Sittingbourne
Dorking Wanderers are a point clear at the top of the league after a convincing home win over ninth placed Sittingbourne.
Guiseppe Sole opened the scoring on sixteen minutes from the penalty spot, and doubled his tally just before the interval as the hosts went in 2-0 up at half time. Wanderers continued to dominate in the second half, and James McShane completed the scoring with eight minutes remaining.
After their shock defeat to Three Bridges last month, Wanderers have responded excellently to win three in a row and keep their place at the top of the league. They travel to Whyteleafe on Saturday, but will have to do it without club captain Chris Boulter and top scorer Tom Tolfrey, who have both been ruled out for 4-6 weeks with injury.
Ebsfleeet 1-1 Woking
It was honours even in this 1st round tie between both sides as the hosts managed to force a mid-week replay for the Conference South side with a few minutes to spare. Both teams were equal throughout the first half, and ex-Woking forward Bradley Bubb and Charlie Sheringham caused constant problems for the Woking defence as did Ugwu, Saravia and Caprice for Ebbsfleet. Bubb created a great opportunity on thirty-six minutes, only for Brandon Hall to pull off a great stop to keep the game level. It wasn’t until after the break that Garry Hill’s men took the lead. Dennon Lewis pressed forward and Chike Kandi collected a loose ball to brilliantly curl the ball past the Ebbsfleet keeper from all of twenty yards. From that moment, Ebbsfleet gained confidence and momentum and eventually were rewarded with a deserved equaliser, the hosts converting from a corner which Dave Winfield header which made unfortunate contact with Joey Jones as it crossed the line. It could have been a lot worse for Woking as Ebbsfleet nearly booked their place in the 2nd round proper as Danny Kedwell shot inches wide at the death. Alas it wasnt to be and the replay beckons for both teams at the Laithwaite Community Stadium on Tuesday 13th at 19:45pm.
Woking FC Assistant manager, Steve Thompson comments:
“Its always disappointing when you concede a late goal but we weren’t at our best today by any stretch of the imagination, however I felt we were the better team and we deserved the 1-0 lead. In the 2nd half we looked very dangerous at times and should have really gone two or three goals up. Nevertheless, we didn’t have that edge of quality on our final third that was needed. In these kinds of games, you’re always susceptible to that “one shot-one goal” opportunity, that’s what happened this afternoon.