The SCEFL Summary
The SCEFL Summary

It was the late late show in the SCEFL Premier Division this weekend with half of the ten games played being decided in the dying stages of the games.

The most noticeable of these came at the Culverden Stadium as a last minute Ryan Hall penalty saw Beckenham Town beat Tunbridge Wells 2-1 allowing the visitors to rise to the top of the table.

Damien Ramsamy had earlier cancelled out Fjord Rogers opener for Wells before Hall kept his composure among controversial off-the-pitch scenes to seal the win. It was a third 90th minute winner for Becks in three weeks and they now have a two point gap plus games in hand on the pack assembled below.

Chatham Town head that pack after dropping points at home to 17th placed Fisher. There were new managers on show for both teams but no goals, as the SCEFL recorded it’s fourth 0-0 of the season so far.

Corinthian’s improved form has seen them move into a steady third place in the table. They were comfortable 3-0 winners at Lordswood on Saturday with the hosts now earning just the 1 point from the last 18 on offer.

Welling Town are one of the form teams in this Division and they kept their impressive run going with a single-goal victory at AFC Croydon to move into a club-record high position of 5th place.

Jhoan Tabima’s debut strike for the club stretched the ‘Boots’ winning run to 6 games and they can now go into a big FA Vase tie next week fully confident of making it through.

Bearsted are the highest scorers so far this campaign but even they were outstruck on Saturday as a late winner saw Glebe come out best in a 7-goal thriller.

Each team led at stages but when Jesse Darko fired home a screamer with the clock winding down this game was done and the impressive start for boss Gary Alexander continues.

Against Erith & Belvedere, Crowborough Athletic also timed their winning goal to perfection as Trey Masikini popped up at the death to give the ‘Crows’ just a second league win of the season, moving them out of the bottom two.

Greenwich Borough drop to 19th after twice losing the lead to Deal Town. After watching Steve O’Brien’s late penalty seal all three points ‘Hoops’ Manager Derek Hares said: “If I’m being honest it wasn’t one of our better performances but you can’t fault the boys’ commitment, they hung in there and won it in the end.”

Hollands & Blair produced a great comeback against Sheppey United to leave Holm Park with a much needed point. 3-1 down with ten minutes to play Harry Dawes pulled one back before Callum McGeehan scored a stunning last minute leveller. Blair now sit in 6th place with Sheppey in 9th.

Remaining at the bottom of the table are Punjab United yet they did manage to share the spoils in their home game with high-flying Canterbury City. Matt Day’s 7th goal of the season had given the visitors a first half lead before Rohan Badbhagi equalised with ten minutes to play at the Elite Venue.

The First Division continues to liven up as teams jockey for position with the aim of ending in the top four.

FC Elmstead hold a five point advantage yet have played more than all of the sides queuing behind them. 2nd to 6th is split by just 1 point showing just how and close and exciting this Division is this year.

We have just one league game in store for us this midweek for each of the leagues.

In the Premier it’s a big one as leaders Beckenham Town go to AFC Croydon to play a game that was originally abandoned earlier in the campaign.

A win for Becks would put them 5 points clear so the incentive is there for them to get that one wrapped up long before the final stages of the match.

The First Division gives us Kennington v Snodland Town with the hosts keen to return into the leading pack after losing ground recently.

We can then look ahead to an exciting ‘Non League Day Weekend’ where many of our teams are pulling out all the stops to secure as many people as they can through the turnstiles.

With League, FA Vase and domestic cup competitions being played there really is something for everyone approaching at the end of the week. Stay close to the SCEFL website for more details.

Picture supplied by Allen Hollands