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On This Day – 2nd April

On This Day – 2nd April – 2019

SCEFL Premier Division

Tunbridge Wells 1-3 Glebe

Just one game on this Tuesday night in 2019 and it went the way of Glebe as they won 3-1 away to Tunbridge Wells.
Sam Edwards opened the scoring, Jamie Humphris levelled then Jack Harris and Henry Adeniran ensured the points left with the Foxes.

On This Day – 2nd April – 2018

SCEFL Premier Division

AFC Croydon Ath 2-2  Glebe
Bearsted  2-2  Canterbury City
Chatham Town  0-0  Rusthall
Cray Valley PM  0-0 Corinthian
Croydon  2-3 Tunbridge Wells
Deal Town  6-3  Rochester United
Sheppey United  1-2  Hollands & Blair

SCEFL First Division

Erith & Belvedere  1-6  Bridon Ropes
Fisher  6-0  Crockenhill
Holmesdale  0-1  FC Elmstead
Kent Football United  4-0 Lydd Town
Meridian VP  5-3  SC Thamesmead
Punjab United  3-2 Sutton Athletic
Snodland Town  3-6  Gravesham Borough

It was a busy Easter Monday in the SCEFL on this day in 2018 with games and goals a-plenty across both Divisions.
The Charles Sports Ground saw 9 goals of which the hosts scored 6 including a Jack Paxman double in a victory for Deal Town over Rochester United. Tunbridge Wells were narrow winners over Croydon as were Hollands & Blair at Sheppey United where Rob Denness got the deciding goal for the visitors.

The First Division gave us an incredible 40 goals from the 7 games that took place with 3 sides hitting 6 and 1 other netting 5.
Luke Haidarovic scored twice as Fisher beat Crockenhill 6-0, Nathan Simpson and Richard Jimoh both bagged a brace for Bridon in a 6-1 win at Erith & Belvedere and Jason Fregene and Trey Williams hit doubles as Gravesham Borough beat Snodland Town 6-3.
Meridian VP had 5 different scorers in their classic against SC Thamesmead and Punjab United twice came from behind before seeing off Sutton Athletic.
Victor Okisor got the only goal of the game as FC Elmstead edged out Holmesdale and Tunde Aderonmu got half of Kent Football United’s 4 at home to Lydd Town.

On This Day – 2nd April – 2016

SCEFL Premier Division 

Ashford United  1-0  Cray Valley
Corinthian  0-2  Greenwich Borough
Croydon  7-2  Beckenham Town
Deal Town  1-2  Crowborough Athletic
Erith & Belvedere  3-2  Canterbury City
Erith Town  0-1  Sevenoaks Town
Lordswood  4-0  Holmesdale
Rochester United  1-2  Fisher
Tunbridge Wells  2-0  Hollands & Blair

As reported by the SCEFL website on this day in 2016…

Borough go 4 points clear as Blair stumble at Wells.

With just 4 games left to play Greenwich Borough lead the table by 4 points and have a game in hand over their closest rivals. Corinthian couldn’t hold the table-toppers as Peter Sweeney gave Borough a 1-0 half time lead after scoring on the 30 minute mark. Mo Eisa doubled in the second half. The Hoops remain in 6th place.

Hollands and Blair now have 3 games left and sit 4 points adrift after losing 2-0 at Tunbridge Wells. Ray Crandley scored in each half to put TWells up into 16th place.

No surprise that Shaun Welford converted Ashford United’s 37th minute penalty at home against Cray Valley PM to keep them in 3rd place. The Millers remain 7th.

Lordswood stay in 4th place after ending Holmesdale’s mini-resurgence at Martyn Grove. Jack Healey and Ashley Sains each scored first half goals then Richie Hammill converted a penalty and Aaron Jeffrey scored from open play to make it 4-0 at the end. The Dalers remain bottom, 11 points adrift with 5 games left.

Chindu McKenzie scored the only goal of the game to give Sevenoaks Town a win at Erith Town which sees the Dockers drop to 17th place while the Oaks stay 5th.

Despite staging a 2 goal second half comeback Canterbury City had to settle for second best at Erith & Belvedere. Joshua Froggatt, Liam Wright and Ashley Robinson each scored for a 3-0 Deres half time lead. Henry Dasofunjo led the come-back then Dave Pilcher reduced the deficit further but, with just 2 minutes left on the clock, it was too little too late. City hold on to 8th place and the Deres are 14th.

Beckenham Town were left shell-shocked as Croydon put 7 past them for just 2 in reply. Karl Douglin and Ben Mankelow each scored a first half brace then Gasssimo Jalloh pulled one back for Becks. Mankelow completed his hat-trick before Lauris Chin made the score 6-1. Jalloh netted again before Chin doubled his tally 3 minutes from full time. Becks are 10th while the Trams are still 18th.

Josh Biddlecombe scored twice to help Crowborough Athletic win away at Deal Town. Biddlecombe’s first goal was followed by a leveller from Joe Anderson. The second half saw the Crows second which keeps the Crows 11th and Deal 12th.

And, finally, Sheldon Godden and Daniel Flemming each scored for Fisher at Rochester United before Ricki Holmes pulled one back for the Spartans for a 2-1 Fish win. Spartans remain in 13th place and the Fish are now 15th.

On This Day – 2nd April – 2014

SCEFL Premier Division 

Canterbury City 1-2 Rochester United

Seven years ago today Rochester United were 2-1 winners at Canterbury City in the first season of the Southern Counties East League.