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 Town||Line-ups||K Sports|
|Michael McEntegart||1||Jack Howard|
|Harvey Brand||2||Ollie Debnam|
|Archie Johnson||3||Connor Cheek|
|Bertie Valler||4||Ashley Cooper|
|Kiki Oshilaja||5||Tom Penfold|
|Rob Carter||6||Robbie Dolan|
|Stefan Cox||7||Alex Arif|
|Luke Rooney (C)||8||Jack Bray|
|Malik Nosike||9||Mat Gething (C)|
|Ryan Hall||10||Jordan Ababio|
|Steve Townsend||11||James Alderman|
|Billy Martins||12||Fjord Rogers|
|Shameek Farrell||14||Omotunmise Akanni|
|Joe Bannon||15||Connor Pring|
|Mudiagha Wanogho||16||Regan Corice|
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