Ryman League round-up
Craig Thompson wins the ball for Hythe during
their 2-1 win over Folkestone
Ryman League Division 1 South leaders Maidstone
suffered a dramatic 1-0 defeat at Ramsgate on
Boxing Day, their first loss in four months.
Rams striker Ian Pulman was felled in the box by Tommy Osborne
two minutes into injury-time and, after Osborne received a red
card, Warren Schulz converted the penalty to see Stones slip to
second below new leaders Dulwich Hamlet, though Jay
Saunders' side do have a game in hand.
Hythe drew level on points with Maidstone after
coming from behind to record a 2-1 derby win against
Folkestone in front of more than 1,000 fans at
Town, who lost 8-0 to Folkestone on Boxing Day 2011, got their
revenge despite Josh Vincent's goal for Invicta before the
break. Hythe skipper Dave Cook bagged his 16th of the season
to level on the hour and former Folkestone favourite James Everitt
grabbed the winner 18 minutes from time - just six weeks after
leaving the club where he had spent nine years.
Faversham stayed fourth after Adrian Stone’s
72nd-minute goal cancelled out Joe Taylor first-half opener for
Sittingbourne at Bourne Park. The draw saw Bourne
slip out of the play-off places.
A bumper crowd of 433 saw Whitstable snatch a
last-gasp equaliser at home to Herne Bay.
The visitors took the lead through 18-year-old Tunji Abgajae
midway through the first half but 19-year-old Scott Heard snatched
a point for Nicky Southall’s men in the dying seconds.
Premier Division leaders Margate suffered a
shock 1-0 defeat at home to Cray Wanderers.
Leigh Bremner bagged the only goal for the Wands on 19 minutes,
though Gate held on to top spot as second-placed Whitehawk were
held to a draw. Cray rose to 12th.
Stuart Zanone scored an injury-time winner as Thamesmead won 3-2
at Chatham to move into the Division 1 North
Rob Carter and Lea Dawson twice put Mead ahead but James
Lawrence and Garry Tilley drew the Chats level before Zanone’s
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