STEP 5 ROUND-UPS
REDHILL failed to take advantage of leaders Chertsey Town and second-place Sutton Common Rovers both being in FA Vase action, as they were held 2-2 by visiting Camberley Town.
Stephan Joseph equalised for the ten-man Reds with the last kick of the game after Steve Burford had pulled one back in the second half.
Dan Jewell and Jamie Hoppitt had given Camberley a two-goal half-time lead before the impressive comeback from the high-flyers.
Goalkeeper Jordan Clement scored with a clearance from just outside his own box to hand Badshot Lea a 1-1 against Spelthorne Sports, with him equalising after both sides had been reduced to ten men.
Fourth-place Banstead Athletic were held 1-1 at third-bottom Walton & Hersham, with Callum Robinson equalising for the hosts.
That came after Reece WilliamsBowers’ opener for Banstead,
Meanwhile AFC Hayes won the battle of the bottom two, beating Hanworth Villa 2-1.
Elsewhere in the league, Southall ran out 6-0 winners against Knaphill, while Cobham beat Colliers Wood United 3-1.
Guildford City fell to a 2-1 defeat at CB Hounslow United and Raynes Park Vale’s scheduled game against Horley Town was postponed.
BISHOPS CLEEVE shocked the league leaders as they emerged surprise 2-0 winners at Brackley Town Saints.
Both of the visitors’ goals came in the first half, through Elliot Kennedy’s penalty and then from Jack Watts just before the break.
Ascot United move into second after beating Fairford Town 3-0 through second-half goals through Daniel Price and Jonny Denton’s brace.
They leapfrog Brimscombe & Thrupp, who were held to a 1-1 draw at Royal Wootton Bassett Town on Friday night.
TJ Bohane hit Town’s equaliser after the visitors had taken the lead just before the break through Ashley Caldwell’s penalty.
Flackwell Heath were 2-0 victors at Holmer Green, while Wantage Town fell to a 2-1 defeat at Shrivenham where Antonio Gerrish and Tom Ballard completed a second-half turnaround after Ryan Markham’s penalty in the first period.
Lorenzo Di Felice, Adam Mills and Jamie Read scored in the first half as Virginia Water beat Stag Meadow visitors Reading City 3-0.
Three of Saturday’s Premier Division matches were postponed – Ardley United v Abingdon United, Longlevens v Windsor and Tuffley Rovers v Binfield.
CHRIS DICKENS STANSTED remain top of the table but their lead is only one point after they came from behind to score twice in the last ten minutes and gain a point in their local derby against Sawbridgeworth Town.
Joe Wright and Julien Lloyd scored within five minutes of each other midway through the second half but the Airportmen hit back with a late double from James Turvey.
With Hullbridge Sports on FA Vase duty, Takeley and Saffron Walden Town took the chance to close the gap.
Takeley are now level after Coby Miles scored in the first half to beat Southend Manor. Saffron Walden scored five times against Ilford with veteran Dan Trendall netting twice.
On Friday, Woodford Town won 4-1 at home to Stanway Rovers thanks to Jordan Sanderson and Tami Babilola, while Tyler Hayes got a consolation.
Luke With grabbed a double to send Tower Hamlets on their way to a 4-2 win at Enfield 1893. Ijhal Currie-Wilson and Kris Queeley got the other goals as Dan Chambers and Michael Opoko responded for Enfield.
There was a 2-0 win for West Essex at Hoddesdon Town thanks to Tom Woodbridge and Izzy Ogedi-Uzokwe.
Charncey Dash netted the only goal for St Margaretsbury as they beat Clapton 1-0 and Sporting Bengal United drew 1-1 with Leyton Athletic.
ALRESFORD Town earned a valuable three points on a cold and wet afternoon in Mid Hampshire on Saturday.
Town were 2-0 Shaftesbury.
The hosts took the lead midway through the opening period when Sam Burt scored following a defensive mixup.
The Magpies extended their advantage in the first half when Paul Coventry scored a looping header from the edge of the box on 37 minutes.
Town went in 2-0 up at the break and that was the way the game ended up at full-time as well after a quieter second half.
Nassim Medah scored the only goal of the game as Bournemouth Poppies won 1-0 at home to Andover New Street in a hard-fought game at Victoria Park.
Elsewhere, Sholing made it an incredible 15 successive victories with a romping 5-1 win at home to Fareham Town.
Lee Wort grabbed an impressive four-goal haul for the home side and Byron Mason was also on target for the Boatmen at Portsmouth Road as they ran riot once again.
Former AFC Portchester man, Simon Woods, did pull a goal back for the visiting Creeksiders but that's all it was for Fareham as they were outplayed on the day. winners against MATT RICHBELL
BUCKLAND Athletic produced their best performance of the season so far to defeat league leaders Bridgwater at Homers Heath.
The visitors enjoyed the better of the first half,and after Richard Groves had cancelled out Jack Taylor’s opener, Jake Brown restored their lead, heading home an Ian Bellinger free-kick in first-half stoppage time.
Buckland grabbed a second equaliser on the hour mark through Chris McPhee, before a three-goal blitz gave the Devon side all three points with Jordan Ewing, James Richards and Groves all finding the back of the net.
Unbeaten Westbury are just a point behind Bridgwater, with Callum Demkiv netting a first-half brace during their 31 win over Brislington.
Odd Down were another side to win by three goals to one, with Ash McGrane again among the scorers in their victory over Wellington, while a late own goal helped Shepton Mallet defeat Hallen 2-1 in Somerset.
Lucas Vowles struck twice after the break, as Clevedon claimed a 4-1 win away at Bridport and goals from Jack Witcombe and Matt Morris helped Bradford Town secure a 2-0 victory over Roman Glass St George.
George Box and Joe White scored for Chipping Sodbury Town in their 21 win over Hengrove Athletic and elsewhere, Ben Bickle struck twice as Willand defeated Shortwood 4-0.
SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS
WITH the top two of Biggleswade FC and Tring Athletic doing battle in an FA Vase replay, Hadley headed to Edgware Town knowing a win would take them joint top. However, they had to settle for just a point after a hardfought encounter ended goalless.
Arlesey Town make up the top four despite going down 3-0 to a resurgent Leighton Town. Leighton put in arguably their best performance of the season as they recorded their fifth league win.
Two of the bottom three met at Harpenden Town where the hosts leapfrogged their opponents Cockfosters after they won 3-2. Kyle McCleish, Archie McClelland and Harry Hunt scored for Harpenden to give them a three-goal lead and despite two late goals from Cockfosters, the hosts held out for a much-needed win.
Stotfold remain bottom after they lost for the 14th time in the league this season as they went down 1-0 at home to Leverstock Green.
Alex Witham scored the game’s only goal from a brilliantly-executed 87thminute free-kick.
Elsewhere, Potton United maintain their place in the top six after they drew 2-2 at home to London Colney thanks to goals from Gary AnsellCarter and Gareth Hunt, whilst Wembley’s mini revival came to a halt after they lost 4-2 at Crawley Green, for whom Danny Watson scored twice.
SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST
IT WAS a crucial day in the League title fight as the top eight were playing each other.
Leaders Fisher retained top spot as they beat Chatham Town 2-1. Rob Brown scored either side of the break before a late consolation.
Second-placed Beckenham Town kept the pressure on as they won 3-2 at Crowborough Athletic. Jesse Darko put the visitors ahead but Bayley Colbran levelled in the second half.
Luke Medina scored two quick-fire goals for Beckenham before Luke Leppard pulled one back.
Cray Valley’s challenge was dented by a 3-2 home defeat to Deal Town.
Billy Munday gave Deal an early lead but Joe N’Guessen levelled in the 21stminute. Ben Chapman scored either side of half-time despite Anthony Edgar levelling again for the Millers.
Sam Bewick netted twice for Corinthian as they came from behind to win 4-2 at Sheppey United.
An incredible finish at Hollands & Blair saw Bearsted come from 3-0 down in the 87th minute to grab a draw thanks to Peter Williams’ late hattrick.
Lordswood fought off a late comeback from Croydon Athletic to win 4-2 thanks to Jordan Casey’s late goal.
Tunbridge Wells hammered Croydon 5-2 with K Sports beating Rusthall 2-0 and Erith Town and Punjab United drawing 1-1.
LEADERS Daventry Town got themselves in front early against at Harborough Town, through Adam Creaney’s perfect chip into the top corner, and never looked back as they held on and ultimately saw through a 1-0 victory.
That was especially important as second-place Rugby Town were held 1-1 by Deeping Rangers.
Danico Johnson put the Valley ahead before David Burton-Jones powered home Dan Schiavi’s free-kick to level for the visitors late on and ensure the spoils were shared
Holbeach United ran out as massive 7-0 victors at Wellingborough Whitworth, with two goals each from James Tricks, Joshua Ford and Billy Smith, with Will Bird hitting the other.