Still Plenty to Play For in Bostik Premier
14-04-2019 I News Headlines
(Photo: Gerard Walker)
There has still only been one issue settled in the Bostik League Premier with just three matches remaining.

Dorking Wanderers had already claimed the title and promotion to the Vanarama National League South before Saturday`s 2-0 win at third-placed Tonbridge Angels in front of a good crowd of 825 at Longmead.

 

The newly-crowned champions took a 17th minute lead when, following a save from Angels` keeper Jonathan Henly, Jason Prior popped up to net the rebound.

 

And a minute before half-time, Marc White`s side doubled their advantage when Reece Hall got on the end of a James McShane cross to convert at the far post.

 

Dorking managed the second half extremely well to limit the hosts to very few opportunities.

 

The defeat leaves Steve McKimm`s men four points in front of the play-off chasing pack.

 

Second-placed Haringey Borough assured themselves of a play-off place barring a mathematical miracle after recording a 2-0 win at Coles Park in front of 511 against Kingstonian.

 

Lyle Della Verde was Boro`s goalscoring hero on the day, bagging a brace in the 2nd and 51st minutes to seal victory.

 

Carshalton Athletic and Worthing occupy the other two top five spots, but the latter`s defeat at Bishop`s Stortford means there are still four other sides still in with a shout of making the play-offs.

 

Stortford moved into seventh, just two points behind Worthing, after beating them 3-0 at the ProKit UK Stadium.

 

And once again it was veteran player boss Jamie Cureton who showed the way with a brace his first coming from the penalty spot after 26 minutes and his second 9 minutes from time after Shadrach Ogie had sandwiched the other 2 minutes earlier.

 

Carshalton enjoyed a win by the same scoreline at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium against mid-table Enfield Town.

 

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, the Robins hit Town with two goals in 2 minutes shortly after the break from Harry Ottaway and Omar Koroma.

 

Peter Adeniyi made sure of the points with a third goal in the 57th minute.

 

Leatherhead, Merstham and Folkestone Invicta all have a chance of still making the top five, although only Invicta won on Saturday.

 

They beat fellow contenders Merstham to move to within a point of the Moatsiders and three behind Worthing.

 

But they had to come back from being a 28th minute Kershaney Samuels goal down to win.

 

Ira Jackson on 40 and Michael Everitt on 44 minutes gave them a 2-1 interval lead before Adam Yusuff wrapped things up with a late third.

 

Leatherhead shared a 1-1 draw with a Lewes side who realistically needed a win to remain in contention themselves.

 

James Hammond put the Rooks in front after 10 minutes, but Jerry Nnamani equalised 5 minutes later and that`s how the scoreline remained, leaving the Tanners just a point behind the top five.

 

Who goes down is realistically three from four now, although fourth-bottom Whitehawk`s 2-1 win at AFC Hornchurch means the Urchins are not safe yet.

 

Lucas Rodrigues broke the deadlock to give the Hawks the lead right on the stroke of half-time.

 

Defender Fintan Walsh added a second on the hour-mark, with Joe Christou replying 17 minutes from time.

 

Bottom-markers Harlow Town will need to win all three of their remaining games, realistically, to stay up after a decent point from a 1-1 draw at Nyewood Lane against mid-table Bognor Regis Town.

 

But it was so nearly the three points they desperately needed as they led through Tom Hitchcock`s 68th minute opener until deep into stoppage time when sub Jimmy Wild grabbed the Rocks` leveller.

 

Second-bottom Burgess Hill Town also shared a 1-1 draw at home to another mid-table outfit, Brightlingsea Regent.

 

This time it was roles reversed as it was the strugglers who grabbed a last-gasp equaliser from Tommy Wood after the Essex visitors had led from the 44th minute, courtesy of a Jake Turner goal.

 

But third-bottom Wingate & Finchley`s 3-1 defeat at Corinthian-Casuals not only virtually secured the victors` Premier Division spot, but also means only three points separate the bottom four now.

 

Casuals led 2-0 at the break, thanks to Majed Osman after 15 minutes and Warren Mfula just before half-time.

 

Tony Mendy reduced the arrears in the 72nd minute, only for Osman to notch his second just 2 minutes later to seal victory.

 

Potters Bar Town`s 2-0 win at Hartsdown Park against Margate all-but secured their place in the division.

 

Dernell Wynter gave the Scholars a 24th minute lead they held until 6 minutes from time when Josh Hutchinson doubled their advantage.

 

Margate`s day got even worse when they had James Rodgers sent-off for dissent 2 minutes into stoppage time.

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Still Plenty to Play For in Bostik Premier
14-04-2019 I News Headlines
(Photo: Gerard Walker)
There has still only been one issue settled in the Bostik League Premier with just three matches remaining.

Dorking Wanderers had already claimed the title and promotion to the Vanarama National League South before Saturday`s 2-0 win at third-placed Tonbridge Angels in front of a good crowd of 825 at Longmead.

 

The newly-crowned champions took a 17th minute lead when, following a save from Angels` keeper Jonathan Henly, Jason Prior popped up to net the rebound.

 

And a minute before half-time, Marc White`s side doubled their advantage when Reece Hall got on the end of a James McShane cross to convert at the far post.

 

Dorking managed the second half extremely well to limit the hosts to very few opportunities.

 

The defeat leaves Steve McKimm`s men four points in front of the play-off chasing pack.

 

Second-placed Haringey Borough assured themselves of a play-off place barring a mathematical miracle after recording a 2-0 win at Coles Park in front of 511 against Kingstonian.

 

Lyle Della Verde was Boro`s goalscoring hero on the day, bagging a brace in the 2nd and 51st minutes to seal victory.

 

Carshalton Athletic and Worthing occupy the other two top five spots, but the latter`s defeat at Bishop`s Stortford means there are still four other sides still in with a shout of making the play-offs.

 

Stortford moved into seventh, just two points behind Worthing, after beating them 3-0 at the ProKit UK Stadium.

 

And once again it was veteran player boss Jamie Cureton who showed the way with a brace his first coming from the penalty spot after 26 minutes and his second 9 minutes from time after Shadrach Ogie had sandwiched the other 2 minutes earlier.

 

Carshalton enjoyed a win by the same scoreline at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium against mid-table Enfield Town.

 

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, the Robins hit Town with two goals in 2 minutes shortly after the break from Harry Ottaway and Omar Koroma.

 

Peter Adeniyi made sure of the points with a third goal in the 57th minute.

 

Leatherhead, Merstham and Folkestone Invicta all have a chance of still making the top five, although only Invicta won on Saturday.

 

They beat fellow contenders Merstham to move to within a point of the Moatsiders and three behind Worthing.

 

But they had to come back from being a 28th minute Kershaney Samuels goal down to win.

 

Ira Jackson on 40 and Michael Everitt on 44 minutes gave them a 2-1 interval lead before Adam Yusuff wrapped things up with a late third.

 

Leatherhead shared a 1-1 draw with a Lewes side who realistically needed a win to remain in contention themselves.

 

James Hammond put the Rooks in front after 10 minutes, but Jerry Nnamani equalised 5 minutes later and that`s how the scoreline remained, leaving the Tanners just a point behind the top five.

 

Who goes down is realistically three from four now, although fourth-bottom Whitehawk`s 2-1 win at AFC Hornchurch means the Urchins are not safe yet.

 

Lucas Rodrigues broke the deadlock to give the Hawks the lead right on the stroke of half-time.

 

Defender Fintan Walsh added a second on the hour-mark, with Joe Christou replying 17 minutes from time.

 

Bottom-markers Harlow Town will need to win all three of their remaining games, realistically, to stay up after a decent point from a 1-1 draw at Nyewood Lane against mid-table Bognor Regis Town.

 

But it was so nearly the three points they desperately needed as they led through Tom Hitchcock`s 68th minute opener until deep into stoppage time when sub Jimmy Wild grabbed the Rocks` leveller.

 

Second-bottom Burgess Hill Town also shared a 1-1 draw at home to another mid-table outfit, Brightlingsea Regent.

 

This time it was roles reversed as it was the strugglers who grabbed a last-gasp equaliser from Tommy Wood after the Essex visitors had led from the 44th minute, courtesy of a Jake Turner goal.

 

But third-bottom Wingate & Finchley`s 3-1 defeat at Corinthian-Casuals not only virtually secured the victors` Premier Division spot, but also means only three points separate the bottom four now.

 

Casuals led 2-0 at the break, thanks to Majed Osman after 15 minutes and Warren Mfula just before half-time.

 

Tony Mendy reduced the arrears in the 72nd minute, only for Osman to notch his second just 2 minutes later to seal victory.

 

Potters Bar Town`s 2-0 win at Hartsdown Park against Margate all-but secured their place in the division.

 

Dernell Wynter gave the Scholars a 24th minute lead they held until 6 minutes from time when Josh Hutchinson doubled their advantage.

 

Margate`s day got even worse when they had James Rodgers sent-off for dissent 2 minutes into stoppage time.

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