First Division – 5th February
Half of the First Division sides that played today failed to score yet there was still plenty of action and drama as vital points were won and lost at both ends of the table.
It was a big day for Chessington & Hook United as they won for the first time since August to boost their survival hopes.
Newly-signed Martin Smith scored late on from the spot to see off a Kent Football United side that are making a worrying slide south.
Faversham Strike Force were also 1-0 winners, earning 3 points that move them up to the relative safety of 14th place.
Ali Wren got the goal for Strike Force in a tight affair at home to FC Elmstead.
At the top end of the table SC Thamesmead upset Stansfeld’s title-winning dreams by handing them a 1-0 loss in the early kick off at Bayliss Avenue.
George Welsh got the goal for The Acre and now their own drive towards a play-off place is firmly on.
The 4th 1-0 of the day came at the Ladywell Arena where Lewisham Borough narrowly beat Lydd Town.
Abioseh Davies second half effort was enough to send Lydd home empty handed and extends Borough’s unbeaten league run to 6 games.
Croydon’s fine form continued as they beat Snodland Town 2-0.
Aaron Reber and Nick Wilson each got second half goals for the Trams, who now sit in 6th place.
The first of two 3-0 winners were Sutton Athletic who are now 4 points clear at the top thanks to their victory at home to Greenways.
An Arlie Desanges double and late Joby Smith strike increased the Sutts title-winning chances while defeat for Greenways keeps them in 18th.
Rochester United were the other treble scorers, as they ended stopped Meridian VP’s revival in South East London.
Lucas Payne, Charlie Dale and Jack Hardy were all on target for the Spartans, whose strong recent form sees them closing in on a top half place.
The only game which saw both teams get on the scoresheet came at Imperial Fields where Tooting Bec beat Larkfield & New Hythe 3-1.
Alex Keating opened the scoring for the hosts, Luke Baptiste levelled, Keating netted again and Matt Stone wrapped the game up for a Bec’s side comfortably owning a play-off place.
Staplehurst Monarchs v Forest Hill Park finished goalless.