TOWN’S KING LOUIS
REEVES A TONIC after tough week
WELLING Town – the Southern Counties East Division One club who sacked their manager when they were top of the table – have appointed a replacement.
Following the dismissal of Richard Dimmock after nearly two years in charge, the club have now appointed Louis Dean, who was assistant manager at Corinthian and East Grinstead Town and worked at Welling United’s second team and academy.
Dean will be joined by assistant Ryan Pacey and coaches Marc Powell and Rob Dillon.
A club statement said: “We feel he offers the perfect blend of hands-on management and coaching.”
Desborough Town were another side that recorded a huge away win, impressively triumphing 5-1 at Sleaford Town.
Peterborough Northern Star out Boston Town 3-2.
All the goals came in the first half, with Kieran Blanchard bagging a brace and Josh Rosser nabbing the other for Star, with Tiago Nassunculo and Harrison Holland responding for the Poachers.
The other two matches were draws, with Eynesbury Rovers holding Cogenhoe United 1-1 and Wellingborough Town and United finishing 2-2.
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HORSHAM YMCA are now just three points clear at the top after being held to a goalless draw at home by high-flying Newhaven. The result sees Newhaven drop one place to third in the table and they remain four points behind leaders Horsham.
Chichester City are up to second in the league after a 2-0 home win against Shoreham. Ellis Martin and Gicu Iordache were both on target for the home side.
Will Berry’s 72nd-minute strike was enough to hand fourth-placed Saltdean United a 1-0 home victory over Pagham and Richard Wetton netted twice for Broadbridge Heath in a crushing 6-0 home win against Langney Wanderers.
At the opposite end of the table, Sam Karl struck a hat-trick for Loxwood as they boosted their survival hopes with an impressive 4-1 away success over Little Common.
Dan Turner, Alex Bygraves and Marc Pulling were all on the scoresheet for Lancing as they beat bottom side Eastbourne United AFC 3-1 at home and Arundel remain in the drop zone after suffering a 3-0 defeat at home to Lingfield.
In the day's other two games, Callum Hart and Cameron Wiltshire were Peacehaven & Telscombe's goalscorers in a 2-1 home win against Crawley Down Gatwick as Hassocks lost 2-1 at Eastbourne Town.
RORY HAYWARD GODMANCHESTER ROVERS are now level on points with leaders Histon after an impressive 2-1 away win against fifth-placed Walsham-leWillows. Buster Harradine and Joe Walker were both on target for the visitors.
Histon's match away to Kirkley & Pakefield was abandoned in the second half with the score at 1-1 due to a serious injury to a Kirkley player.
Stowmarket Town are up to third in the table after a comfortable 3-0 home victory over struggling Framlingham Town. Matt Paine, Robbie Sweeney and Anton Clarke all scored.
Elsewhere, Wroxham dropped to fourth in the league after suffering a 42 defeat away to Haverhill Rovers and Samuel Gomarsall scored the only goal for Newmarket Town in a 1-0 away success over Thetford Town.
George Clarke struck four times for Brantham Athletic in a crushing 5-1 away win against Norwich United and there was a 3-2 home victory for Ely City against bottom side Great Yarmouth Town.
Mark Ray netted twice for Woodbridge Town as Carlos Edwards and Ellis Murrell added the others in a 4-0 home win against Long Melford.
In the day's other game, Whitton United eventually ran out 5-4 winners at home to Hadleigh United, who are now three points from safety.
NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST
BARTON'S Gareth Barlow went from hero to villain in an extraordinary 6-4 defeat at home to Knaresborough.
The striker helped his side fightback from 4-0 down – netting an 82ndminute goal to level the match at 4-4.
But with a truly remarkable draw in sight Barlow put through his own net four minutes later with Brad Walker scoring a sixth in stoppage time.
Earlier Walker and a Josh Garbutt hat-trick had given Knaresborough a big lead only for Matt Plummer, Luke Aldrich, Nicky McNamara and Barlow to claw a way back into the match.
Worksop’s Steven Wankiewicz also scored at both ends in his side’s 1-1 draw at league leaders Yorkshire Amateur. The defender handed the hosts a 48th-minute lead but redeemed himself with a 71st-minute equaliser.
Penistone Church closed the gap on Yorkshire after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Maltby with goals from Jordan Coduri and Kieran Ryan either side of a Steve Hopewell effort.
Meanwhile Bradley Dockerty smashed in four as Hemsworth hammered Garforth 6-1 with Sam Jones bagging a brace including one from the penalty spot. Goals from Kyle Wordsworth and Lee Garside saw Athersley come from behind to earn a point against Harrogate while Hansworth beat Hall Road 3-2 and Thackley won 4-0 at Bridlington.
NORTH WEST COUNTIES
CUP commitments and the weather meant just three Premier Division matches went ahead but there were still 17 goals scored.
Whitchurch Alport ran riot to win 61 at Hanley Town.
Alport’s Jordan Cole had separated the sides after half an hour but that lead would be trebled in the final two minutes of the first half as Cole made the most of a mix-up at the back to pinch a second. Aaron John then got in on the act prior to the whistle with Cole following up with his hat-trick goal two minutes after the interval.
Tim Sanders made it five but Hanley soon hit back with Connor Tunstall firing into the top corner from outside the box moments after coming on.
Joseph Howell rounded off the scoring for Alport a minute from time.
Joe Gaughan and Niall Sultan netted in the second half to fire Silsden into the top six with a 2-0 victory at highflying Runcorn Town.
Both goals saw the hosts cut open through the middle with Sultan applying a tidy finish following a one-two with Gaughan.
Squires Gate made it 16 goals in four straight victories by demolishing Ashton Athletic 6-2.
Riccardo Egidi and Ric Seear started the rout with Ryan Charnley, Adam Sumner and Finley Clarkson adding their names to the scoresheet alongside an own goal. DAVID LAWRENCE
BISHOP Auckland stretched their unbeaten run to nine games with a 2-1 win at Guisborough Town - both teams reduced to ten men.
A goal in each half from Shaun Ryder and Darren Richardson put Bishops in control. Steven Richards and Lewis Gibbons were both shown red and Mark Robinson pulled a goal back from the spot.
Matty Slocombe's header and Michael Sweet's penalty gave Consett a 2-0 win against lowly Ashington.
Dunston UTS remain top on goal difference after their 2-0 win at lowly Seaham Red Star.
Jack Elliot put the visitors ahead in the 29th minute before Jake Stafford finished of a good move to seal the win
Sean McRoberts netted the opener from 25-yards as North Shields past Hebburn Town 4-1.
Ryan Carr, Paul Robinson and Craig Spooner were also on target for the Robins, Luke Sullivan replying.
Jake Orrell and Paul Brayson were on target as Newcastle Benfield extended their unbeaten run to 11 games by beating West Auckland 2-0.
Bottom club Penrith held Shildon to a 1-1 draw, while Ryhope CW picked up a 3-1 win at home to Whitley Bay.
Stockton Town had four different scorers when they beat Sunderland RCA 4-2 on Teesside, as Whickham conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 at home to Newton Aycliffe.
PAUL REECE eased TABLE-toppers Tividale returned to winning ways with a convincing 5-1 win at local rivals Dudley Sports.
Dan Bryson blasted Tivvy into a 1-0 lead and further goals followed from Rion Francis-Mills and Demetri Brown before Emile Beckford responded.
But any chance of a revival was dampened when Darragh Bustin scored direct from a free-kick while Tony Beyei was sent off for Sports and Alex Cameron got a debut goal.
Second-placed Black Country Rangers had to rely on a late Kieran Clarke penalty to claim a 3-2 victory over Bewdley Town.
Steve Hole hammered a hat-trick as Haughmond stay third with a 3-0 win at local rivals Wem Town.
At the opposite end of the table, Pershore Town climb off bottom thanks to a 4-2 success over Shawbury United as Pegasus Juniors now prop up the table after being mauled 7-0 by Malvern Town.
SOUTH WEST PENINSULA
JACK CRAGO hit a hat-trick as second-place Tavistock ran out 32 winners at fourth-place Falmouth Town.
The Lambs forward notched a double in 11 minutes, opening the scoring on 34 minutes before firing his second on the stroke of half-time.
Jack Bowyer pulled one back for Falmouth on the hour before Crago completed his hat-trick with 15 minutes to go, with David Broglino scoring a consolation goal in stoppage time.
Millbrook came from a goal down to see off visitors Helston Athletic 2-1.
Tom Payne hit a 30-yard screamer with seven minutes of the first half remaining to nullify Scott Beattie’s opener for Helston, with Ryan Knight bagging what proved to be the Brook’s match-winning strike three minutes after the second half restart.
Third-place Exmouth Town beat Camelford 4-2, while Cullompton Rangers triumphed 2-0 at Sticker.
WALKING TALL: Ilkeston’s Jamie Walker takles the plaudits after scoring the opener while Craig Jones celebrates his equalising goal for Westfields