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.
|Beckenham Town||Erith & Belvedere|
|Michael McEntegart (C)||1||Daniel Teeley|
|Harvey Brand||2||Tony Hill|
|Archie Johnson||3||Connor Dobson|
|Kiki Oshilaja||4||Eric De Melo|
|Ike Robertson||5||Reggie Yembra|
|Junior Kaffo||6||George Jones (C)|
|Stefan Cox||7||Arthur Feudjio|
|Bertie Valler||8||Chan Quan|
|Damian Ramsamy||9||Rameiro Pope-Campbell|
|Ryan Hall||10||Baba Adeniran|
|Steve Townsend||11||Guyliano Tresor|
|Malik Nosike||12||Jacob Raconda|
|James Brown||14||Romayle Wade|
|Billy Martins||15||Thomas Ngegba|
|Tuan West||16||George Stevens|
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