TOWN’S KING LOUIS

REEVES A TONIC af­ter tough week

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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.

EAST­ERN COUN­TIES

edged Pinch­beck CHRIS DICK­ENS

SOUTH­ERN COM­BI­NA­TION

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.

RORY HAY­WARD

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.

DAVID LAWRENCE

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

NORTH­ERN LEAGUE

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.

PIC­TURE: Garry Grif­fiths

WALK­ING TALL: Ilke­ston’s Jamie Walker tak­les the plau­dits af­ter scor­ing the opener while Craig Jones cel­e­brates his equal­is­ing goal for West­fields

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