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.
|Chris Clark||1||Michael McEntegart|
|Luke Thomas||2||Harvey Brand|
|Prince Madu||3||Archie Johnson|
|Chris Lockwood||4||Mudiagha Wanagho|
|Adebola Oluwo||5||Rob Carter|
|Isaac Nkosi||6||Junior Kaffo|
|Billy Brown||7||Stefan Cox|
|Jacob Katonia||8||Billy Martins|
|Kennedy Ahenkorah||9||Ashley Carew|
|Rob Brown||10||Ryan Hall|
|Wale Odedoyin||11||Damian Ramsamy|
|Manny Barnett||12||Malik Nosike|
|Boyan Dimov||14||Ike Robertson|
|Danny Childs||15||Kiki Oshilaja|
|Alejandro Carlos-Menor||16||Steve Townsend|
|Chris Villanucci||17||Glen Clarke|
League Standings 9/9/19
Other SCEFL Premier Division Results
|AFC Croydon||3-3||Hollands & Blair|
|Crowborough Athletic||0-6||Chatham Town|
|Erith & Belvedere||4-2||Tunbridge Wells|
|Erith Town||2-1||Punjab United|
|Greenwich Borough||3-1||K Sports|
|Welling Town||5-3||Deal Town|