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Ryman League round-up

02 March 2014
by Steve Tervet

Craig Thompson (red) scored in Hythe's win over Sittingbourne Picture Gary Browne

Hythe's Craig Thompson runs at Sittingbourne Picture: Gary Browne

Maidstone United suffered stoppage-time heartbreak at Lowestoft on Saturday, going down to a 2-1 defeat.

Having gone behind to a brilliant Chris Henderson strike on 72 minutes, the Stones equalised immediately when Luke Rooney's shot deflected in.

But Jake Reed won the game for the Trawlerboys in the 93rd minute and Maidstone then had Jack Parkinson sent off.

Despite the loss, they're still only three points behind Ryman League Premier Division leaders Dulwich Hamlet, who lost 2-0 at Lewes.

Thamesmead Town dropped into the relegation zone after they lost 3-1 at East Thurrock. Junior Baker's 89th-minute goal was barely a consolation.

And relegation-bound Cray Wanderers have now conceded 106 league goals this season following their 7-1 thrashing at Met Police. The Wands goal was scored by Moses Ashikodi.

In Division 1 South, Hythe Town ended their four-match losing streak with a 3-0 win at home to Kent rivals Sittingbourne.

The Brickies arrived at Reachfields unbeaten in eight outings but Shaun Welford (2) and Craig Thompson ensured that run came to an abrupt end.

It was honours even in the day's other Kent derby, with struggling Whitstable Town holding promotion hopefuls Folkestone Invicta to a 1-1 draw.

In-demand striker Johan Ter Horst put Invicta ahead at the Belmont but Scott Heard's goal just after half-time earned the Oystermen a precious point.

Ramsgate led twice at Worthing through Ian Pulman and Tom Chapman but the West Sussex side fought back to claim a 2-2 draw.

Less than two days after unveiling plans for their big stadium redevelopment, sixth-placed Faversham Town lost 3-2 at home to Corinthian Casuals. Brendon Cass and on-loan striker Jack Harris were on target for the Lilywhites but it was the visitors who left Salters Lane with maximum points.

Chatham Town beat Waltham Abbey 1-0 at Maidstone Road to move nine points clear of the Division 1 North relegation zone. The only goal of the game was a 10th-minute penalty scored by Ade Yussuff.

Leaders VCD Athletic won 3-0 at Wroxham thanks to two Karl Dent goals and one from Michael Power. They're now three points clear at the top.

But goals from Reis Boyle and Felix Oseah-Andrews couldn't stop struggling Erith & Belvedere going down 3-2 at Cheshunt.

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