Last Week's Round-Up

By Admin ccl

by John Porter

Premier Division

This week brought very few changes to the positions in the top half of the table, and indeed the leading four positions were unaltered. Sutton Common Rovers have now been top since 3 October and are still unbeaten in the league after winning 2-0 at bottom-of-the table Molesey. The only side to have taken points from them are Banstead Athletic with two draws.

Second-placed Southall also won 2-0, both goals coming in the first 15 minutes against Colliers Wood United at the Robert Parker Stadium.

Spelthorne Sports in third experienced mixed fortunes in their two home games. On Saturday they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to eighth-place Banstead Athletic, having beaten Cobham 3-1 on Tuesday, Conor Lee securing their victory with two goals in the last quarter of the game.

Hanworth Villa completed a miserable week for the Hammers, with their seventh consecutive league victory, 1-0 at the Leg O Mutton ground.

Ascot United climb to fifth, thanks to getting four points from their two games at the Racecourse Ground. On Tuesday, they beat CB Hounslow United 3-1, Harry Laffin getting two of the goals, and on Saturday they were held 1-1 by Knaphill, who clearly were not put off by their heavy midweek league cup defeat by a Dorking Wanderers not-very-Reserves side.

Badshot Lea are up to seventh, winning 4-1 at Raynes Park Vale, with two goals from Dean Rule.

Lower down the table, Camberley Town and Sheerwater are improving their league positions. The Krooners, now tenth, won by the only goal at Abbey Rangers, while the Sheers, who are one place lower, overcame Frimley Green 2-1 at Woking FC’s Laithwaite Community Stadium.

After their poor start to the season, Redhill beat CB Hounslow United 4-1 and are up to 17th. Guildford City’s game at Egham Town was abandoned because of a serious shoulder injury to their keeper Devon Gordon. We wish him a speedy recovery. The Sweeney drop to 19th, only one point above Molesey, though they have games in hand on all the sides around them.

Division 1

Tooting Bec held Farnham Town 2-2 at Morden, but Town remain in top place, two points ahead of Walton & Hersham, who had a 2-0 home win against Eversley & California. Westside lost at home to Epsom & Ewell by the same score and drop to third; Charlie Penny got two of the Salts’ goals.

Chessington & Hook United remain fourth after their 3-2 defeat by Bedfont & Feltham at The Orchard. Two points below Chessy are three teams - FC Deportivo Galicia, Tooting Bec and British Airways. Depor won 4-2 against Godalming Town at Wey Court, all of the winners’ goals coming after the break, while Airways prevailed by the odd goal in five at Ash United, Dylan Hern’s two second-half goals making the difference.

Kensington & Ealing Borough are eighth after a 1-1 draw against an actual reserve side from Dorking Wanderers, and in ninth lie Fleet Spurs, who have risen from 16th a fortnight ago, thanks to scoring three unanswered penalties, Jamil Saleh getting two of them. Their most recent victims were local rivals Cove.

Because of local Covid restrictions, Jersey Bulls were unable to play any of their three games scheduled for this weekend and fall to tenth, not having played a league game since September.

Bagshot lost again, this week by 3-1 at home to AFC Hayes, and are seven points behind the four clubs immediately above them - Dorking, Cove, Eversley and Ash.

Where next?

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