Becks’ 10-game winning streak came to an end in a fiercely contested match against last years SCEFL Premier Division runners-up Corinthian. The home side made five changes to their starting lineup and recovered from conceding an early goal to announce themselves as contenders.
As has become tradition both sides joined the rest of English football in paying their respects to the fallen with a minutes silence before the game.
In the opening minute Ashley Carew beat the offside trap and whilst his initial effort was saved by the advancing Aiden Prall, the rebound fell kindly, and the Becks skipper put the visitors ahead inside of 60 seconds. But ‘The Hoops’ fought back after the break equalising through a Luke Tanner penalty on 56 minutes.
Then with 12 minutes to go a free-kick around halfway was pumped into the Becks box and the knock down was volleyed home by James Trueman for what proved to be the winner.
A special mention to Corinthian skipper Jack Bath who was immense in a game that suggested we may yet have a title race this season after all.
Becks remain top of the league with 36 points from 14 games with the three points taking Corinthian level on points with Chatham Town who lost away to Tunbridge Wells. Becks are eight points clear and have two games in hand over them both.
SCEFL Premier Division Table:
SCEFL Premier Division Results:
AFC Croydon 1-6 Lordswood
Canterbury City 0-1 Greenwich Borough
Erith Town 1-2 Bearsted
Hollands & Blair 7-1 Erith & Belvedere
K Sports 0-1 Glebe
Punjab United 2-3 Fisher
Sheppey United 6-2 Deal Town
Tunbridge Wells 2-0 Chatham Town
Welling Town 2-1 Crowborough Athletic