On This Day

On This Day – 24th March

On This Day – 24th March – 2014

SCEFL Premier Division 

Beckenham Town 4-2 Sevenoaks Town
Fisher 2-2 Ashford United

Back in 2014 Beckenham Town were 4-2 Monday Night winners against Sevenoaks Town. Becks finished 8th that season while tonight’s opponents ended in 16th.
Ashford ended the campaign as runners-up but on this date they had to settle for a point at 14th placed Fisher.

On This Day – 24th March – 2015

SCEFL Premier Division

Erith & Belvedere 1-1 Lordswood
Lingfield 0-7 Ashford United

SCEFL Challenge Cup
Greenwich Borough 1-0 Phoenix Sports

Stuart Zanone made history on this day in 2015 by scoring all 7 goals in a 7-0 win for Ashford United at Lingfield.

The 29 year old striker bagged a hat-trick in the first half and followed it up with an incredible four more in the second period to claim a new club record.

Zanone took his tally for the season to 44 and the day after told Kent Sports News how the achievement was only just sinking in after a good night’s sleep:

“I’m pleased, excited and glad we won. I think it’s just starting to sink in as last night I wasn’t that bothered. It’s quite a nice feeling.”

“At half time they looked dead and buried and I though I might get one or two more in the second half, but I thought some of the other boys would score.”

“They kept looking for me and everything fell for me and I was glad to get the next four!”

Stuart-Zanone ashford

When you score seven goals in one game, a striker could be forgiven for forgetting how they all went in, but Zanone remembers all of them, and always will:

“I can remember every one – I think the sixth was my best. I scored just the one tap in and the rest were all good goals and all seven were with my right foot!”

“If I ever have grandchildren, I will let them know!”

Unsurprisingly Ashford finished the season as the top scorers and ended the year in second place in the table.

One place below them were Erith & Belvedere, and they picked up a point tonight after a 1-1 draw at home to Lordswood. Adam Marsh equalised an earlier Ryan Restell effort from the visitors.


In the Challenge Cup it was semi-final second leg time with Greenwich Borough and Phoenix Sports level at 1-1 following the first game the week before.

An early Gary Alexander effort was enough to split them tonight sending Borough through to the final, which they would win against Tunbridge Wells.


On This Day – 24th March – 2018

SCEFL Premier Division

Beckenham Town 1-3 Lordswood
Chatham Town 1-1 Sheppey United
Cray Valley 1-1 Rochester United
Crowborough Athletic  2-1  Canterbury City
Croydon  2-0  Erith Town
Deal Town  4-1  Hollands & Blair
Rusthall  0-2  Glebe
Tunbridge Wells 1-4  Bearsted
Whitstable Town  2-1  Sevenoaks Town

SCEFL First Division

Crockenhill  0-6  Sutton Athletic
Erith & Belvedere  1-3  Lydd Town
Fisher 2-0  FC Elmstead
Forest Hill Park  1-2  Gravesham Borough
Holmesdale  5-1  SC Thamesmead
K Sports  7-0  Lewisham Borough
Meridian VP  2-4  Punjab United
Stansfeld  3-4 Snodland Town


Three years ago today Deal Town and Bearsted were both 4-1 winners in the Premier Division. Sam Wilson was among the goals for Deal against Hollands & Blair while Tunbridge Wells gifted the Bears the luxury of 3 own goals at the Culverden Stadium.
The big game of the weekend went the way of Whitstable Town against Sevenoaks Town. Both would get promoted though with Sevenoaks finishing on top.
Lordswood picked up an impressive victory at Beckenham Town, Croydon beat Erith Town and thanks to a Laurent Hamici double Glebe won at Rusthall.
Sam Carrington netted a late winner for Crowborough Athletic against Canterbury City while Chatham Town v Sheppey United and Cray Valley against Rochester United both ended 1-1.

In the First Division K Sports hit Lewisham Borough for 7, with James Alderman scoring 4 while Jack Howlett and Conor Evans both scored twice as Sutton Athletic put 6 past Crockenhill.
It was 5 for Holmesdale, with Andrew Constable getting 3 of them and 4 for Punjab with Will Johnson-Cole and Adam Cuthbert both notching 2.
Snodland Town also managed 4 which just beat Stansfeld’s 3 while it was 2 for Gravesham Borough against Forest Hill’s 1.
Finally, thanks to goals from Rob Brown and Trey Small, Fisher beat FC Elmstead 2-0 at St Paul’s.