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Southern Counties East round-up: Leaders Faversham beaten at home by Erith Town while second-placed Glebe are sunk by Lydd

There were defeats for the top two sides in Southern Counties East.

Leaders Faversham lost 4-3 at home to third-placed Erith Town in a cracking match at Salters Lane.

Faversham Town manager Sammy Moore. Picture: Ian Scammell
Faversham Town manager Sammy Moore. Picture: Ian Scammell

Ashley Miller’s double gave the Lilywhites a 2-0 half-time lead but Harry Taylor, George Goodwin and a James Dyer penalty turned the match on its head.

Billy Bennett quickly made it 3-3 but Dyer won it for the Dockers in the 88th minute.

Faversham remain top after second-placed Glebe lost 3-1 at home to Lydd Town.

Jamie Philpot gave the hosts a half-time lead and that’s how it stayed going into the final 20 minutes.

But the Lydders struck twice in a minute, Charlie Dickens and captain Ryan Smith the scorers, and Kenny Pogue clinched victory as the visitors added to their league double over title favourites Faversham.

Fourth-placed Whitstable won by the odd goal in seven at Fisher.

Goals from Josh Williams and Harvey Smith were cancelled out as Fisher twice fought back.

Emmanuel Oloyede and Josh Oliver put the Oystermen 4-2 up before a last-minute consolation for the hosts.

Corinthian put back-to-back defeats behind them to move up to fifth with a 4-1 home victory against Lordswood.

Jamie Billings scored in either half, with Brandon Davey and Sam Bewick also on target before James Jeffrey replied from the penalty spot.

Deal are just a point back in sixth after beating Holmesdale 4-1 at the Charles Ground.

Jack Penny’s sixth-minute goal set the tone, with Aaron Millbank and Tom Chapman extending the lead before Holmesdale replied on the stroke of half-time.

Millbank scored again midway through the second half to complete a dominant victory for the Hoops.

Hollands & Blair fought back from a goal down to beat Rusthall.

Jesse Hammond put the visitors in front on four minutes but Dean Grant levelled nine minutes later and Frankie Griffin won it from the penalty spot just after the break.

Bearsted made it three wins in a row with a 2-1 success at Sutton Athletic, while VCD and Stansfeld drew 1-1.

Beth Gboda gave the Vickers a half-time lead but Tommy Whitnell levelled.

Snodland lost 4-1 at Farnham in a rearranged FA Vase Second-Round tie.

Matt Gething was the Town scorer.

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