On This Day

On This Day – 25th April

On This Day – 25th April – 2018

SCEFL Premier Division

AFC Croydon 1-1 Rusthall
Canterbury City 2-3 Beckenham Town
Erith Town 1-0 Tunbridge Wells
Rochester United 0-4 Whitstable Town

This is how the SCEFL website reported today’s action…

AFC Croydon Ath 1-1 Rusthall – The point gained for Rusthall has given them a chance of being able to get out of the bottom two places when their Season ends on Saturday. They will need Beckenham to beat Hollands & Blair while also gaining three points for themselves when hosting Croydon. Tonight they got off to a great start when Stephen Harper scored after 5 minutes but that lead did not last too long as Ryan Fowler equalised soon after for the hosts. With no addition to the scoring the points were shared and although Rusthall still have something to play for their opponents know that they will not quite finish in the top half.

Canterbury City 2-3 Beckenham Town – This win for Beckenham has made it likely that they will now finish the Season in 4th place. They went behind in the 22nd minute though when Billy Lewins scored for Canterbury but two quickfire goals before the break swung the match into the visitors favour with Adam Wadmore hitting the equaliser before Richard Atkins scored again just a minute later. It was the Division’s Top Scorer that would hit the net again in the second-half as Atkins hit his 30th League goal of this campaign to put Beckenham in the driving seat. The hosts tried to get back into the game but left it too late as when Jordan Casey reduced the deficit there was hardly any time left on the clock to grab a share of the spoils. The defeat means Canterbury are unlikely to finish much higher than their current 10th position.

Erith Town 1-0 Tunbridge Wells – Stedman Callender scored the only goal at Oakwood as Erith Town made it back-to-back victories as they aim to end the Season on a high. Next up they face a Sevenoaks side who could well win the title with a victory. Defeat was the first in 5 games for Wells who now travel to Sheppey on Saturday before fighting for Silverware the following week.

Rochester United 0-4 Whitstable Town – This comfortable win has confirmed that Whitstable will finish in the Top Two but the promotion Champagne should stay on ice for a few more days until the complicated Points Per Game scenarios become a little clearer this weekend. Danny WIlliams scored twice early for the visitors with Charlie Smith and Rhys Brain both adding to the table to extend their unbeaten run to 27 games and put them extremely close to that promised land. Rochester have now failed to win in 14 games and will be playing their final game before releagtion on Saturday against Crowborough.

On This Day – 25th April – 2017

SCEFL First Division

FC Elmstead 0-0 Gravesham Borough
Glebe 3-1 Orpington

Glebe celebrated title success with a 3-1 home win over Orpington. Aaron Jeffery got the opener and Ryan Golding scored twice in Glebe’s final league game of a promotion winning season.
The only other game on this Tuesday night in the First Division was between FC Elmstead and Gravesham Borough, which finished goalless.

On This Day – 25th April – 2015

SCEFL Premier Division

Beckenham Town 1-5 Greenwich Borough
Canterbury City 2-1 Tunbridge Wells
Cray Valley PM 1-1 Erith & Belvedere
Crowborough Ath 0-3 Erith Town
Deal Town 1-1 Corinthian
Fisher 1-5 Ashford United
Holmesdale 1-1 Rochester United
Lingfield 1-1 Phoenix Sports
Lordswood 2-1 Croydon
Woodstock Sports 0-2 Sevenoaks Town

This is how the SCEFL website reported today’s action…

Ashford United are runners-up and Rochester United take bottom slot. Results and round-up severely delayed for which sincere apologies. Don’t ask.

Champions Phoenix Sports played their last SCEFL game at Lingfield who may also have played their last SCEFL game today (subject to the FA Leagues Committee ruling in May). The Phoenix lone goalscorer was Jason Goodchild after 55 minutes while the Lingers’ leveller came with 8 minutes to play through Sammy Clements. Lingfield finish in 17th place.

Ashford United ended their season in fine style at Fisher with a 1-5 victory to secure the runners-up position for the second sucessive season. A first half goal from Tom Scorer and a brace from Stuart Zanone made for a 0-3 half time scoreline then, a minute into the second half, Luke Haidarovic pulled a goal back for the Fish. Michael Phillips and Darren Marsden finished the job for Nuts & Bolts. Fisher finish in 16th place.

Rochester United managed only a 1-1 draw at Holmesdale which means that Erith Town who won 3-0 at Crowborough Athletic got off the bottom at the very last minute.

The Spartans went ahead through Lyndon Rowland 4 minutes before half time but the Dalers hit a cruelly timed equaliser when Benga Ogunseye scored with just 2 minutes left to play. Holmesdale finish in 14th place.

The Dockers knew what they had to do and went about it in fine fashion. Dan Willis and CJ Williams each scored in the first half then Ola Kukoyi added the third in the second which ensured they stay in the SCEFL for next season. The Crows finish in 10th place.