SCEFL Premier Division

FISHER 1-2 BECKENHAM TOWN

Saturday 7th September

Looking to continue their winning momentum in the league, Becks made the short trip to Rotherhithe last Saturday. Hosts Fisher’s indifferent start to the season had seen their manager Allan Fenn sign not one, not two, but five new players in the preceding week as he looked to solidify a youthful side that had appeared fragile in the opening games.

Before kick off there was a minute of applause as both sides paid tribute to their ex-player Brian Dipple who passed away recently.

Once the action started, Fisher were aggressively offensive and when Jacob Katonia broke down the right his ball across the danger area allowed Rob Brown to poke home from close range after just four minutes. However, the scores were level just four minutes later when former Fisher player Damo Ramsamy marked his first return since his summer move to Becks with the equaliser.

Town looked strong and organised and whilst Ashley Carew appeared to be well-marshalled by Ade Oluwo, giant midfielder Junior Kaffo and another former Fisher favourite Mudi Wanogho led the way as Becks began to impose themselves physically on the contest.

But with the visitors looking to over power their hosts it was Fisher’s Ahenkorah who broke free from his marker and really should have put ‘The Fish’ ahead shortly before the half time break. But with just keeper McEntegart to beat and a golden opportunity to re-take the lead his shot struck the left hand post.

The second half began the same as the first half finished with Fisher on the front foot. Wale Odeyoon broke from Wanogho and fired his shot low, only to see McEntegart spread himself to thwart the big forward.

Kaffo and Ryan Hall slowly began to win more loose balls in midfield as Becks began to twist the screw. From a free kick about twenty yards out Fisher’s keeper Clark made a superb save tipping a deflected free-kick over the bar. But from the resulting corner RB Harvey Brand headed Becks into a 55th minute lead.

Fisher’s attacks started to become more sporadic as Beckenham’s more experienced players began to manage the game towards the three points. In the final ten minutes Fisher desperately threw everything they had at Beckenham. Adebola Oluwo saw a superb chance denied by a great reflex save from McEntegart and the same player then fired a free-kick over after another good save. For all their huff and puff, the hosts just couldn’t find a goal to get back on terms.

Two away games in the league. Two 2-1 wins. And another three points meant Becks rose to 3rd in the table with games in hand on the top two.

Line-ups

Fisher Beckenham Town
Chris Clark1Michael McEntegart
Luke Thomas2Harvey Brand
Prince Madu3Archie Johnson
Chris Lockwood4Mudiagha Wanagho
Adebola Oluwo5Rob Carter
Isaac Nkosi6Junior Kaffo
Billy Brown7Stefan Cox
Jacob Katonia8Billy Martins
Kennedy Ahenkorah9Ashley Carew
Rob Brown10Ryan Hall
Wale Odedoyin11Damian Ramsamy
Subs
Manny Barnett12Malik Nosike
Boyan Dimov14Ike Robertson
Danny Childs15Kiki Oshilaja
Alejandro Carlos-Menor16Steve Townsend
Chris Villanucci17Glen Clarke

League Standings 9/9/19

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1Chatham Town 74212091114
2Canterbury City7331105512
3Beckenham Town5401106412
4Tunbridge Wells5401118312
5Corinthian73221614211

Other SCEFL Premier Division Results

AFC Croydon3-3Hollands & Blair
Canterbury City2-0Corinthian
Crowborough Athletic0-6Chatham Town
Erith & Belvedere4-2Tunbridge Wells
Erith Town2-1Punjab United
Glebe3-1Bearsted
Greenwich Borough3-1K Sports
Welling Town5-3Deal Town