Match Report by Scott Bulmer

BECKENHAM TOWN 1-0 K SPORTS

SCEFL Premier Division

Saturday 1st February

Ryan Hall scored the only goal of the game on a big Saturday in the race for the title and promotion which sees Becks go four points clear.

It was a slow first half with some half chances with neither side really taking control of the game. Ryan hall poked in a pass across the face of goal from the left to give the home fans something to cheer about in the 34th minute. The score stayed the same going into half time.

Becks came out of the blocks hard after the break. Steve Townsend was brought down for what seemed to be a stonewall penalty as he ran towards the by line. Even the offender looked a bit surprised and felt he had gotten away with one. Stefan Cox then proved beyond doubt why tunnel vision is a bad idea on the football pitch as he received the ball on the right-wing with his marker on the floor. He then proceeded to cut inside but run straight into the defender who made the tackle while still on the floor.

Malik Nosike had a great chance to double his sides lead and put the game beyond doubt when he found himself through on goal with just the keeper in his way. He poked the ball past the keeper but unfortunately couldn’t catch up with the ball in time to put it into the empty net. By this time Becks had begun to dominate the game and pen the visitors in their half.

One last chance came and went for the home side to finish the game off as a header from Harvey Brand at the back post struck the outside of the post following a beautiful free-kick delivery. The win for Becks saw them extend the lead at the top of the table to four points following Sheppey and Corinthian’s goalless draw and Chatham’s last-minute victory against Hollands & Blair which took them second. Josh Frogatt scored four goals to help Tunbridge Wells dispatch AFC Croydon and stay in contention with the top sides. K Sports sit comfortably in mid-table.

Becks’ next game is on the 8th of February, away to Punjab United in the league before a trip to Corinthian in the Kent Senior Trophy Semi-Final on the 15th of February. Our next home game follows that as we host Canterbury City under the floodlights on the 18th of February, kick-off at 7:45 pm.

Beckenham TownLine-upsK Sports
Michael McEntegart1Jack Howard
Harvey Brand2Ollie Debnam
Archie Johnson3Connor Cheek
Bertie Valler4Ashley Cooper
Kiki Oshilaja5Tom Penfold
Rob Carter6Robbie Dolan
Stefan Cox7Alex Arif
Luke Rooney (C)8Jack Bray
Malik Nosike9Mat Gething (C)
Ryan Hall10Jordan Ababio
Steve Townsend11James Alderman
Subs
Billy Martins12Fjord Rogers
Shameek Farrell14Omotunmise Akanni
Joe Bannon15Connor Pring
Mudiagha Wanogho16Regan Corice
Jamie Brown17

Premier Division Results:

AFC Croydon 2-5 Tunbridge Wells

Bearsted 6-1 Crowborough Athletic

Chatham Town 3-2 Hollands & Blair

Deal Town 2-2 Welling Town

Erith & Belvedere 0-4 Lordswood

Erith Town 2-3 Canterbury City

Fisher 3-1 Glebe

Sheppey United 0-0 Corinthian