Match Report by Scott Bulmer

BECKENHAM TOWN 3-2 ERITH & BELVEDERE

Tuesday 18th September

Fresh off the big FA Vase victory against Farnham Town, Becks returned to league action. We welcomed mid table Erith & Belvedere who played their FA Vase game just two days prior. They ran out 9-2 winners in front of their fans against Oakwood so based on the weekend’s results this was sure to be filled with goals.

After half an hour under the floodlights Steve Townsend was played in behind the defence and after cutting inside gave Becks the lead. It didn’t last long though as they were pegged back just six minutes later when Arthur Feudjio found half a yard of space on the edge of the box and sent the ball flying into the goal to level the scores in the 38th minute.

Harvey Brand regained the lead for the home side just eight minutes into the second half meeting following some good play from Stefan Cox to set up the chance. Again the Deres were back on level terms less than ten minutes later. This time Eric De Melo with the goal showing great composure to take the ball past Michael McEntegart before finishing the chance off.

Temperatures rose as both sides searched for a third with multiple cautions being handed out. Ike Robertson managed to talk himself into a sin bin but the visitors couldn’t capitalise on the man advantage.

The game returned to 11 v 11. A foul on the edge of the Erith & Belvedere box was deemed to have occurred inside after a consultation between the referee and linesman. Steve Townsend thought he’d put his side ahead with the penalty only to see it cannon off the post and back into play.

With almost no time to reply a rare goal from Junior Kaffo gave Becks the lead for the third and final time. It came from a dangerous corner that was swung inwards and Kaffo met it under the crossbar to head it in from close in.

They held on for the remainder of stoppage time to move up to second in the table after Corinthian’s loss at home to Welling Town. Becks only sit second on goal difference and have two games in hand over Chatham Town above them. Our next game is an away trip to Greenwich Borough on Saturday.

Line-ups

Beckenham Town Erith & Belvedere
Michael McEntegart (C)1Daniel Teeley
Harvey Brand2Tony Hill
Archie Johnson3Connor Dobson
Kiki Oshilaja4Eric De Melo
Ike Robertson5Reggie Yembra
Junior Kaffo6George Jones (C)
Stefan Cox7Arthur Feudjio
Bertie Valler8Chan Quan
Damian Ramsamy9Rameiro Pope-Campbell
Ryan Hall10Baba Adeniran
Steve Townsend11Guyliano Tresor
Subs
Malik Nosike12Jacob Raconda
James Brown 14Romayle Wade
Billy Martins15Thomas Ngegba
Tuan West16George Stevens
Glenn Clarke17

League Standings

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1Chatham Town 843121101115
2Beckenham Town6501138615
3Corinthian94232216614
4Canterbury City8341127513
5Tunbridge Wells5401118312

SCEFL Premier Division Results

Corinthian1-2Welling Town
Punjab United1-1Glebe