First Division – 4th September
A full First Division fixture list gave us 35 goals and wins again for most of the teams at the top end of the table.
Croydon sat on the summit on Saturday morning and they still do now as they beat Rochester United 3-2, despite going behind early on.
Anthony Morrison, Tim Beckford and Josh Owen got the goals for The Trams and they lead the league by 2 points.
Stansfeld are second and still unbeaten after Jack Carthy got the only goal of the game at Meridian VP.
Sutton Athletic have now played 5 and won 5 as Chessington & Hook fell the same way as the 4 other sides before them this season. Harry Bradford and Theo White got the Sutts goals in a 2-0 success at Chalky Lane.
Larkfield and Lewisham met in a game between 2 sides that occupied play-off places at the start of the day. As expected it was a close one and finished level with Lewisham twice coming back from going a goal behind.
Bridon Ropes continued their fine start and moved up to 6th place after success at SC Thamesmead. Ladic Melconian was once again among the scorers for Ropes, netting his 7th league goal in just their 6th game.
Things have not started to well for FC Elmstead and their 4th loss in 6 games it is they that sit bottom. Staplehurst Monarchs beat them 3-1 at Lower Road with Sam Murray claiming a double and Pete West getting the other.
Tooting Bec were the Division’s top scorers of the day, hitting 4 past Faversham Strike Force, conceding just 2 in reply. Luke Baptiste scored both the Strike Force goals but with Ed Mbango notching twice and Ali Wiltshire and James Curran also on target it was Bec that took the points.
Forest Hill Park marked their first official home game in a year and a half with a win against Snodland Town. First half finishes from Jesse Sentamu and Alvin Turyatemba earned the win for Forest Hill while for their visitors it was a 5th game in a row they have failed to come out on top.
Westside made it 3 wins in a row, with Ayman Dahdouh and Francis Mampola scoring at Greenways while Bradley Baker got the decider as Lydd Town beat Kent Football United 3-2.