MATT’S LITTLE TASK
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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