Sevenoaks Town kicked off their ISUZU FA Trophy campaign with an astonishing win on the road against Isthmian League South Central side Uxbridge on Friday night. After 92 minutes on the clock the tie was still 0-0, roll on fulltime but the match finally finished Uxbridge 1 Sevenoaks Town 2.
Town’s manager Harry Hudson said after the match, which was interrupted by floodlight failure, match balls having to be replaced and multiple injuries: “I thought it was a really bad spectacle, a bad game of football. If I’m honest the other bits probably made the game more interesting”.
Sevenoaks’ goals in the 12 minutes of added time came from Rian Bray and Daniel Carr.
Elsewhere, Tonbridge Angels performed well below par on Saturday afternoon going down 3-0 at home versus Taunton Town in their Vanarama National League South fixture.
In sweltering heat hitting around 33 degrees at kick off, it was always going to be tough for both sides however, the visitors took their opportunities whilst Tonbridge sat back, looked sluggish and couldn’t gel, despite the money that has been spent recently.
In hist post-match interview, manager Jay Saunders commented: “We’ll look at the stats again today, and look at how many chances we’ve created, but the facts are they’ve come and done a job on us. I want to be putting in performances for our home fans and we’re not doing that.
In the SCEFL Premier Division Corinthian bolstered their league position beating Holmesdale 2-1, whilst Rusthall also earned a great 2-1 victory over Kennington. Tunbridge Wells lost 2-1 on the road at Bearsted and Snodland Town went down 1-0 at home to Erith Town.
Over in the First Division Greenways put seven past a sorry Sporting Club Thamesmead in a well-deserved 7-1 victory. Larkfield & New Hythe had beaten Forest Hill Park 2-0 during the week, but they weren’t able to pile on the pressure for a second game running, eventually losing 2-1 to Faversham Strike Force.
In the Kent County Premier, Ide Hill pushed their way up to fourth in the league with a 3-2 win on the road at Bexley. Third placed Chipstead had no match at the weekend.