Sutton Common Rovers remain top of the Division after two victories and have an impressive 23 points from nine games. On Monday 12th they overcame Molesey 4-0 with two goals from Kyle Henry. On Saturday two goals from Danny Fernandez helped them to score another four goals in their game at Wrecclesham against Badshot Lea, with the Baggies managing two in return.
Four points behind on 19 points come three teams; Southall and Spelthorne Sports have played nine games, but Hanworth Villa have two games in hand on the teams above them. The All beat Egham Town 4-1 in midweek, Luke Heneghan and Rada Stefanoaica sharing the goals On Saturday they were held to a draw at the Recreation Ground by Frimley Green, who recovered from 3-1 down with two goals in the last ten minutes. Heneghan grabbed another two goals in that game and is now joint top scorer in the league with ten. Spelly had two victories, 3-2 at Spelthorne Sports Club against Sheerwater and 3-0 at Colliers Wood United.
In midweek Hanworth won 2-1 at Frimley Green. On Saturday, they then inflicted Abbey Rangers’ first defeat of the season by the odd goal in five at Rectory Meadows, Sam Merson becoming the other joint top scorer with his tenth goal. The Villains have only dropped two points and, along with the Commoners, are one of two sides that are unbeaten in the Division. In fifth and sixth places on 17 points are Abbey Rangers, who overcame CB Hounslow United 3-2 in midweek despite a brace from the Dragons’ Marcus Williams, and Ascot United, who shared the midweek points at Cobham, and appear to have gone off the boil after a bright start to the campaign.
The most dramatic match of the week was probably that at Colliers Wood on Tuesday, when bottom club Redhill raced to a 3-0 half-time lead, only for their hosts to equalise with 20 minutes to go. However, the Lobsters gained a dramatic victory with their winning goal coming from Aidan Brown’s second of the match in the 85th minute. They have now moved up from the bottom of the table on goal difference from Molesey.
Two goals for Matthew Glass ensured that Farnham Town remain in top place after their home win against bottom of the table Bagshot, with their victory coming by the odd goal in five. Second-placed Chessington & Hook United drop to fourth, having come a cropper with a 5-0 defeat at Chalky Lane by Westside, who now take over Chessy’s league position. Szyrus Shokoya scored a brace. Despite two goals in the first 14 minutes from Walhid Hirsi, Kensington & Ealing Borough went down 3-2 at Walton & Hersham, who move up to third. Tooting Bec are fifth after winning by the same score at Eversley & California, two of their goals coming from Samuel Johnson. Jersey Bulls retain their 100% record and remain in sixth, not having played a league game for over three weeks. Their local restrictions because of the pandemic are causing them ever-increasing logistical problems.
There was a high-scoring game at The Orchard, where British Airways overcame Dorking Wanderers Reserves 4-3, with a hat-trick for Airways’ Ed Simon and two for Wanderers’ Noah Sapsford.
Bagshot have yet to gain any points, though the margins of their defeats are shrinking. They are six points behind the next team Dorking, who themselves are only a point behind five sides. It’s certainly very tight down there.
Epsom & Ewell won two home Vase games last week. On Tuesday, they knocked out Step 6 Bridon Ropes of the Southern Counties East First Division 2-1. On Saturday, their game against Step 5 Southern Combination League Premier Langney Wanderers finished 1-1 at full time, after the Salts had equalised in the last ten minutes, and they then went through 3-2 on penalties. In the first round proper on 31 October they will visit another SCL Premier side, second in the table Saltdean United.