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Ryman League round-up

18 February 2013

Faversham v Herne Bay

Herne Bay sandwiched by Faversham                  Picture: Paul Dennis

Maidstone United saw their lead at the top of Ryman League Division 1 South cut to two points on Saturday.

The Stones could only draw 0-0 at home to Burgess Hill Town, while second-placed Dulwich Hamlet – who have three games in hand – beat Three Bridges 2-0.

Herne Bay snatched a 1-1 draw at Faversham Town when Billy Bennett scored with five minutes left. Toby Ashmore had earlier netted for the Lilywhites, who remain third.

In the other Kent derby, Hythe Town produced a rousing comeback to beat Ramsgate 4-2 at Southwood. Curtis Robinson gave the Rams an early lead but Craig Cloke and Dave Cook, from the penalty spot, edged Hythe in front.

Warren Schulz’s penalty brought Ramsgate level but Gillingham loanee Ashley Miller and Brendon Cass struck late to win the game for the visitors.

Folkestone Invicta continued their good form with a 2-0 win over fourth-placed Leatherhead. The result lifted them to within a point of the play-off spots. The hosts had Phil Stevenson sent-off but Richard Atkins scored to put them in front and Darren Smith’s penalty wrapped up the win.

A Ryan Golding goal couldn’t prevent fifth-placed Sittingbourne slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Merstham.

Meanwhile, Whitstable Town had an afternoon to forget as they crashed to a 4-0 defeat against Tooting & Mitcham United at the Belmont.

In the Ryman League, Premier Division, Margate saw their promotions hopes dented courtesy of a 2-1 defeat at high-flying Wealdstone.

Danny Stubbs scored inside 90 seconds but the Stones netted twice in the last six minutes to leave the Gate four points adrift of the play-off places.

Cray Wanderers won for the first time in 2013 thanks to an impressive 2-0 win at Bognor Regis Town. The visitors struck twice inside five second-half minutes courtesy of Michael Power and Alex Stavrinou.

Thamesmead Town are up to second in Ryman League, Division 1 North after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Waltham Forest. Lea Dawson and Chris Edwards – in the last minute – scored the goals which fired the Mead to their eighth straight league win.

However, a bad week for Chatham Town got worse when they lost 3-2 at home to lowly Ware.

Goals from Lee Hales and Austin Gacheru had put the Chats 2-1 up but Ware came back to snatch the points with an 86th-minute winner.

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