Sevenoaks leapfrog Hollands into fourth
SEVENOAKS TOWN thrashed Hollands & Blair 5-1 at Greatness Park to replace their visitors in fourth and move just two points away from top spot. Byron Walker gave Micky Collins’ side the lead in the 24th minute, but Blair levelled through Gary Lockyer on the half hour. Billy Bennett restored the lead on the stroke of half-time for Oaks and a comfortable second half started when Harrison Carnegie made it 3-1 in the 52nd minute. Kieran McCann scored the fourth midway through the second half before sub Harrison Carnegie rounded off the scoring eleven minutes from time. While league leaders Crowborough Athletic were on FA Vase duty, Sheppey United were frustrated in their attempts to take top spot. A power failure at Holm Park on Friday could not be fixed in time for their game with AFC Croydon Athletic to be played.
Whitstable Town have still to draw a league game after 22 matches, after enjoying a comfortable 3-0 win over Erith & Belvedere at the Belmont. Kane Rowland opened the scoring in the 33rd minute and goals in the final twelve minutes from Sep Rowland and Tom Bryant saw the Oystermen remain in eighth. Three second-half goals saw Cray Valley win 3-0 at Bearsted to consolidate seventh spot. Tom Youngs opened the scoring with a 57th-minute penalty, Denzel Gayle’s low drive beat Scott Andrews in the 78th minute and a scrambled effort completed the scoring three minutes later. The only black mark for the Millers was the 87th minute dismissal of sub Tom Fitzgerald for retaliation, just three minutes after coming off the bench. Tunbridge Wells moved above Erith Town after a 3-1 home win. Two late first-half goals from Josh Bidde-combe put Wells in command but the Dockers missed several chances to level after Lee Friend’s dipping shot made it 2-1 early in the second half. Those wasted chances proved costly as former player James Pinnock scored in the 90th minute of his Tunbridge Wells debut.