Ryman League round-up
Faversham go toe to toe with
Whitstable (red) at Salters Lane on
Whitstable Town produced the shock result of
the day in Ryman League Division 1 South on Saturday with their 4-1
victory at third-placed Faversham Town.
After three successive defeats, Nicky Southall’s strugglers
ended Faversham’s eight-match unbeaten run with goals from Tom
Brunt, Michael Smissen, Jake Beecroft and Oliver Lee. Faversham’s
only response was a second-half penalty from Danny Hockton.
Faversham’s defeat means Hythe Town are now
only five points behind them, with two matches in hand, after their
1-0 success at Leatherhead, thanks to a late strike from Brendon
Folkestone Invicta are level on points with
Leatherhead in the race for the play-offs after their 3-1 win over
Ramsgate at Cheriton Road.
Ian Pulman put the Rams in front but Josh Vincent levelled
before the break and second-half goals from Dane Luchford and
Frankie Chappell earned Invicta the three points.
Maidstone United maintained their six-point
lead at the top with a 3-0 home win over Tooting & Mitcham.
All the goals came in the second half with Ian Draycott, Alex
Flisher and Steve Watt on target for the Stones against a Tooting
side who had Nathan Koo-Boothe sent off on 61 minutes.
Sittingbourne were beaten 3-1 at second-placed
Dulwich Hamlet, where they were always up against it after falling
behind in the first minute.
Hamlet scored twice more before Hicham Akhazzan pulled one back
for the Brickies two minutes from time.
Herne Bay wasted a 3-0 lead at home to Crawley
Down Gatwick before winning 4-3. Goals from James Turner (2) and
Sam Bewick put Bay in the control but Crawley Down staged a
fightback, only for Byron Walker to grab a late winner.
In the Premier Division, Margate maintained
their perfect home record under recently-appointed manager Craig
Holloway with a 3-0 victory over Bognor Regis courtesy of goals
from Tommy Whitnell (2) and Kezie Ibe.
Cray Wanderers dented Met Police’s play-off
hopes with a 4-2 victory at Imber Court through goals by Leigh
Bremner (2), Paul Booth and Chris Saunders.
In Ryman League Division 1 North, Chatham twice
came from behind to draw 2-2 at home with Cheshunt despite having
Lee Hales sent off after 25 minutes. Austin Gacheru scored both
Thamesmead Town led 2-0 at
Soham Town thanks to strikes from Rob Carter and Chris Edwards but
ended up losing 4-2.
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