Back-to-back wins for bottom-placed Godalming Town and extended unbeaten runs for Tooting & Mitcham and Herne Bay
Whyteleafe, Greenwich Borough, Ramsgate and Horsham all take a-point-a-piece after 1-all draws on Saturday. (FT: Whyteleafe 1-1 Greenwich Borough, FT: Ramsgate 1-1 Horsham). These results see the mid of the table remain tight with Whyteleafe, Ramsgate and Horsham all occupying positions between 13th and 16th, separated by just two points at most. As for Greenwich Borough, they remain in 3rd place, four points clear of 4th place Corinthian-Casuals, who dropped points at home to Hastings. (FT: Corinthian-Casuals 0-1 Hastings United). Hughes-Mason’s goal in the seventeenth minute was the only goal of the encounter, and was enough to award The Arrows 3 points. Despite this result being their first win in 5 fixtures, Hastings are only a point short of a play-off position.
Carshalton Athletic, who are one point above in 5th place, had an emphatic victory against relegation-battling Three Bridges, in a game where they fell behind after eleven minutes. (FT: Carshalton Athletic 5-1 Three Bridges). Tony Garrod’s early goal for Three Bridges was a lead that lasted less than 60 seconds; Bobby Price quickly brought the game back level, and then put The Robins ahead on forty-one. Goals for Kingsley Aikhionbare either side of half time, and a final goal from Ricky Korboa in the eightieth minute put the game out of site. After only collecting 1 point out of a possible 12 in their recent four games, a sigh of relief for Athletic as they bounce back. As for Bridges, they are nine points adrift of safety after only collecting 7 points out of a possible 30 in their last ten league fixtures.
Bottom-placed Godalming Town make it back-to-back wins after defeating Chatham Town, and previously Lewes, with one-goal victories. (FT: Godalming Town 1-0 Chatham Town). Dorking Wanderers also bagged a 1-nil win over Sittingbourne, an invaluable victory to keep the title-race alive. (FT: Sittingbourne 0-1 Dorking Wanderers).
League leaders, Tooting & Mitcham United extend their unbeaten run to 15 games, having impressively bagged 43 out of a possible 45 points, and scoring 45 goals on the way. Two quick-fire goals in the forty-fifth minute from Dixon and Clements, turned the game on its head moments before the interval whistle, and the comfortable two-goal cushion ensured 3 points. (FT: Tooting & Mitcham 2-0 Walton Casuals).
Dan Moody, Kieran Lavery and Chris Smith all signed their names on the score-sheet in the second half, in South Park’s encounter with Cray Wanderers at Hayes Lane. (FT: Cray Wanderers 0-3 South Park). With a five-game advantage over most teams in the league, South Park climb closer toward the play-offs after securing 3 points. Helped too, by the 6 teams immediately below them in the table, who all dropped points.
Lewes also edge closer towards a play-off position after scoring four goals at The Dripping Pan. (Lewes 4-0 East Grinstead Town). Goals from Jonte Smith, Matthew George and Wilfried Grimaud further highlight East Grinstead’s defence problem; The Wasps have conceded a total of 21 goals since their last clean sheet, which was just 8 games ago.
Faversham Town also scored four goals on Saturday, and almost replicated Lewes’ score-line, however a consolation goal for Chipstead in the eighty-eighth minute denied Town of a clean-sheet. Chipstead currently have the worst form in the league, having not won since January 2nd, however remain 8-points clear in safety. (FT: Faversham Town 4-1 Chipstead).
Guernsey levelled with Chipstead’s points total after a draw with Hythe Town. (Guernsey 2-2 Hythe Town). The visitors were two-goals ahead after twenty minutes, however Dave Rihoy halved the deficit on forty-five to keep the game alive. Angus Mackay saw red on fifty-seven, after receiving a second yellow card, however the ten-man team managed to secure a point, equalising in the eighty-second minute.
Herne Bay make it 9 games unbeaten after defeating Molesey at Winch’s field. (Herne Bay 2-0 Molesey). Ian Pulman found the back of the net after just 3 minutes, and an early goal in the second half doubled their lead. The result widens the gap between the sides, who are 17th and 19th, to 10 points.