Ryman League round-up
Whitstable move forward against
Chipstead Picture: Chris
Whitstable Town, with caretaker manager Richard
Langley in charge, ended a traumatic week with a morale-boosting
1-0 home win over Chipstead in Ryman League Division 1 South on
Langley is in temporary command following the dismissal of
Justin Luchford last week and saw the Oystermen gain only their
fifth league win of the season thanks to a 77th-minute strike from
At the other end of the table Hythe Town are
now joint leaders with Maidstone United following their 4-3 victory
at Worthing. Hythe scored four times in the opening 36 minutes
through Dave Cook (2), Taser Hassan and Nick Reeves, and although
Tom Lawley struck a hat-trick for the home side they were unable to
prevent Hythe's surge into joint pole position.
Maidstone United, meanwhile, needed an
injury-time equaliser from Michael Phillips to avoid a surprise
home defeat at the hands of bottom club Walton Casuals.
Struggling Casuals looked set for a shock 1-0 win when Kieran
Dias scored in the 89th minute but Phillips saved Stones' blushes
when he struck in the fifth minute of added time.
With Herne Bay losing 2-1 at Dulwich Hamlet, Faversham
Town leap-frogged them into sixth place with a 2-1 victory
at Merstham thanks to two goals in the last eight minutes from
Renford Tenyue and Adrian Stone.
Herne Bay led 1-0 at Dulwich at half-time
through a Calum McGeehan free-kick but Hamlet hit back in the
second half, with their winner from Kevin James coming six minutes
Leading scorer Stuart King helped himself to a hat-trick as
Folkestone Invicta recorded their first win in 10
matches - a 3-1 home success against Three Bridges.
Sittingbourne are in eighth place after their
2-0 home win over Tooting & Mitcham thanks. The goals came in
each half, from Hicham Akhazzan and Ryan Golding (penalty). The
match featured 11 yellow cards and there was also a red card for
Tooting's Taurean Roberts.
Bourne are one place above Ramsgate who were
2-0 winners at Corinthian-Casuals through strikes from Tom Chapman
and Macauley Murray.
Their Thanet rivals Margate remain one point
behind leaders Whitehawk in the Ryman Premier after their 3-1 home
success over Bury Town. Trailing 1-0 at the break, Margate struck
back in the second half through Tommy Whitnell, Dan Stubbs
(penalty) and Richard Avery. The only downside for Gate was the
injury-time dismissal of Carl Rook for a second yellow card.
Cray Wanderers produced their best performance
of the season in winning 3-1 at high-flying Hampton & Richmond,
where their goals came from Leigh Bremner, Paul Vines and Aaron
In Ryman 1 North, Matt Newman scored twice for Chatham
Town to earn his side a 2-2 draw at Heybridge Swifts, but
Thamesmead Town were swept aside 3-0 by fellow
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