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LIT­TLE Oak­ley have cho­sen for­mer Bran­tham Ath­letic man­ager Matt Carmichael to take charge of the Eastern Coun­ties Divi­sion One South new­boys.

Carmichael quit Bran­tham ear­lier this week af­ter joint boss Michael Broth­ers quit to join Mal­don & Tip­tree.

For­mer Har­wich & Parke­ston man­ager Carmichael has re­placed Sean Ty­nan, who stepped down at the end of Oc­to­ber.

James Good, Daryl Ea­gle and Paul Lam­bert will com­prise the rest of Carmichael’s man­age­ment team.

Bran­tham have pro­moted from within, nam­ing Ben Swan as their new man­ager as­sisted by play­ers Craig Hughes and Jack Sib­bons. ered from Brett Ince’s fourth-minute opener to win 3-2 at Can­ter­bury City.

Russell Bed­ford scored his first goal since re­turn­ing to Erith Town as they beat AFC Croy­don 2-1. Carl Rook added a sec­ond be­fore Jaime Thor­ough­good’s con­so­la­tion.

K Sports pro­duced a late come­back to beat Hol­lands & Blair 2-1 with Sam Stace and James Jef­frey scor­ing in the last ten min­utes.

Two goals in the first ten min­utes by Euan Sa­hadow were enough for Lordswood to beat Croy­don 2-1 de­spite David Owusu’s 90th-minute penalty. PAUL CARTER

SPAR­TAN SOUTH MIDLANDS

TRING ATH­LETIC are top of the ta­ble af­ter they beat Col­ney Heath 1-0 and pre­vi­ous lead­ers Biggleswade FC’s game at Lon­don Tigers was post­poned.

Tring left it late with El­liott Goward scor­ing the win­ner in the 90th minute..

Ar­lesey Town stay third af­ter they won 5-2 at bot­tom side Stot­fold.

James Hatch and Aaron Browne were among the scor­ers as Ar­lesey main­tained their fine run.

Hadley re­main fourth af­ter goals from Bradley Mar­riott and Manny Ham­mond in a 2-0 win at Pot­ton United.

Game of the day came at Cock­fos­ters who drew 5-5 with Craw­ley Green. Player-man­ager Ryan Wade scored twice as Cock­fos­ters raced into a 5-1 lead.

But goals in the last seven min­utes from Sam Pem­ber­ton and Phil Dray­cott com­pleted an ex­cel­lent come­back.

Biggleswade United chair­man Guillem Balague was happy with his sides ma­tu­rity and de­vel­op­ment af­ter they won 4-2 at Harpen­den Town.

Tony Wil­liams scored twice as they raced into a four-goal half-time lead be­fore Dan Ste­wart scored twice for Harpen­den af­ter the break.

Leighton Town drew 0-0 with Edg­ware Town and Sam Nair scored one and set up an­other as Lev­er­stock Green beat Wem­b­ley, 2-1.

CHRIS MITCHELL

WESTERN LEAGUE

BRIDGWATER TOWN went top with a 4-2 vic­tory at bot­tom side Short­wood United.

Harry Hor­ton’s vol­ley separated the sides at the break. But Town took con­trol early in the sec­ond half af­ter goals from Tom El­lis and Ian Bellinger.

Pa­trick O’Hal­lo­ran added a late fourth, be­fore Short­wood struck twice in the fi­nal five min­utes.

Wil­land Rovers re­main level on points with Bridgwater, af­ter a 4-0 win over Cleve­don Town.

A de­fen­sive mishap al­lowed Brad Aus­den to put Wil­land ahead in the 13th minute and a Josh Searle penalty just be­fore the break dou­bled their ad­van­tage.

In the sec­ond pe­riod, Aus­den adding to his tally, be­fore Craig Duff struck a fourth.

In the game of the day, new sign­ing Aysa Cor­rick made an in­stant im­pact for Bit­ton, net­ting twice in their 5-4 win at Buck­land Ath­letic.

Ply­mouth Park­way beat Town 4-2 at Bolitho Park.

Liam Pullen’s 60th-minute goal gave Chip­ping Sod­bury a 1-0 win over Ro­man Glass St Ge­orge. Ash Mc­Grane’s goal seper­ated Odd Down from Brid­port.

Jack Filling­ham’s early brace se­cured a 2-1 win for Hen­grove Welling­ton. Hallen over­turned Bris­ling­ton by the same score.

TOM HISCOTT Brad­ford over

WESSEX LEAGUE

SHOLING have won 12 out of 12 in the Premier Divi­sion af­ter over­com­ing Bash­ley 3-1.

Bash­ley went ahead from the penalty spot but the hosts drew level when Brad Tar­gett scored a minute from half­time fol­low­ing a flick-on by Dan Ma­son.

Lee Wort then supplied Tar­gett who scored a div­ing header to put Sholing 2-1 up and the Boat­men then scored a minute from full-time when Dan Ma­son ran half the length of the pitch be­fore net­ting.

Ham­wor­thy United won 3-0 against Brock­en­hurst at the County Ground.

The Ham­mers took the lead when Micky Finch bagged a first-half goal on his de­but.

The Dorset club then went two up when Dan Cann, the for­mer Winch­ester City man, slot­ted home from an Ed­die Hodge de­liv­ery. Two be­came three when sub­sti­tute Luke Stone headed home.

Bournemouth Pop­pies came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Shaftes­bury, thanks to a sec­ond-half hat-trick from new-sign­ing River Smith.

A soli­tary goal was enough for New­port IOW to win at Whitchurch United in Divi­sion One.

Liam Triggs put the Port ahead af­ter just seven min­utes and the Is­landers held on for all three points.

MATT RICHBELL

COM­BINED COS LEAGUE

TEN-MAN league lead­ers Chert­sey Town won 2-1 at Spelthorne Sports, with goals from Dave Taylor and Lbomir Guentchev, af­ter Kevin McLaren saw red on the half-hour.

Matt Far­rell, Asa Rixon-Ni­cholls and Phil Page gave Sut­ton Com­mon Rovers a come-from-be­hind 3-2 win to end Banstead Ath­letic's un­beaten start to the league cam­paign.

Ben Ger­aghty and Stephen New­man twice gave the hosts the lead. Sut­ton are now three points be­hind sec­ond­placed Banstead but with two games in hand.

Abbey Rangers re­turned from Hor­ley Town with a 2-1 win. Kyle Hough gave the hosts the lead, but Abbey replied with two goals from Sean Bradley.

Jack Watts gave CB Houn­slow United the lead against vis­i­tors Bal­ham.

But To­masz Wo­cial lev­elled and Jack Robinson scored for a 2-1 win, all of the goals com­ing in the firstr half.

Guild­ford City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Southall while Wal­ton & Her­sham’s game at Cob­ham also ended 1-1.

The games be­tween Bad­shot Lea and Red­hill, Col­liers Wood United and Han­worth Villa, and Raynes Park Vale and Cam­ber­ley Town were post­poned.

HELLENIC LEAGUE

ROBIN JONES BRACKLEY TOWN pro­gressed in the Bluefin Sport Chal­lenge Cup with a 3-1 win at Cirences­ter Town De­vel­op­ment. James Ham­mond hit two and Alex Stott the third for the league lead­ers.

Wind­sor won 1-0 at base­ment side Abing­don United thanks to Jamie di Guiseppe 87th-minute goal.

Ard­ley United saw off Brim­scombe & Thrupp 4-2 with Troy Bryan, To­bias Lon­don, Deon Gal­lacher and Con­nor Har­ris on tar­get.

Jamel John­son, Gary Smith and James Knight net­ted for Bin­field in their 3-2 vic­tory over Royal Woot­ton Bas­sett Town.

Re­vived Fair­ford Town beat Tuf­fley Rovers 3-0, with two goals from Ben Saun­ders and Danny Gudger con­vert­ing from the spot.

Jamie Brit­ness scored the only goal as Holmer Green beat Lon­glevens.

Bish­ops Cleeve won 3-1 at Shriven­ham with two goals from El­liott Kennedy and one from Ash Davis.

Two goals from De­clan Mor­ley-Lyne, in­clud­ing a 93rd-minute win­ner and one from Jordi Sheen gave Lyd­ney Town a 3-2 come­back vic­tory at Vir­ginia Wa­ter.

Wan­tage Town’s Steve Robert­son snatched an 84th-minute win­ner to beat As­cot United 2-1, Chris Jack­son hav­ing ear­lier can­celled out the vis­i­tors’ opener from Nathan Min­has.

ROBIN JONES JAMIE RENSHAW thun­dered in an 85th-minute win­ner as lead­ers Sel­ston twice came from be­hind to beat In­gles 3-2. Laithan Ham­mond and Con­nor Ben­nett scored for In­gles be­fore a Carl Moore brace.

Kevin Mor­row’s hat-trick helped Gra­ham Street beat West Bridg­ford 4-1. Sam Agar en­joyed a tre­ble in Ne­wark’s 5-1 win over Clip­stone.

Rad­ford’s eighth suc­ces­sive win, 21 over Tev­er­sal, was se­cured by Ryan Smith and a Si­mon Hore penalty.

Heaner won 2-0 at bot­tom club Arnold, Jamie Sleigh and Kyle Da­ley the scor­ers. Belper were also 2-0 win­ners on the road, with goals from Ryan Baker and Tim Ad­cock at Ashby.

Johnathan Jeb­bi­son net­ted a brace in Kim­ber­ley’s 3-1 vic­tory against Bar­row. Liam Theak­ston’s goal gave ti­tle challengers Sher­wood vic­tory over Gedling. Clifton All Whites won 2-0 at Rain­worth. DAVE LAWRENCE

SOUTH-WEST PENIN­SULA

TAVISTOCK lost their sec­ond league game in four days, hav­ing pre­vi­ously not lost in the com­pe­ti­tion, slump­ing 1-0 at Ex­mouth Town.

Cul­lomp­ton Rangers beat Mill­brook 1-0 and Tor­point Ath­letic over­came sec­ond-bot­tom Ivy­bridge Town 3-0.

El­bur­ton Villa are the first Wal­ter C Par­son (League) Cup quar­ter-fi­nal­ists, beat­ing East Divi­sion Il­fra­combe Town on penal­ties af­ter a 2-2 draw.

In two all-Premier Divi­sion Corn­wall Se­nior Cup ties, Camelford won 2-1 at Newquay and Launce­s­ton beat Slicker 4-1.

Premier Divi­sion Calling­ton Town lost 1-0 at West Divi­sion Porth­leven.

How­ever, Premier twice beat West, Fal­mouth Town against St Den­nis and Hel­sron Ath­letic against Mouse­hole.

Hold­ers Sal­tash United and St. Austell both thumped lower-level op­po­nents. MARK MUR­PHY

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