07:45PM, Saturday 17 October 2020
Danilo Orsi-Dadomo scored the winner against Notts County
Notts County 2, Maidenhead United 3
What a week it’s been for Maidenhead United who backed up Monday’s night’s win at Wrexham with a 3-2 victory at Notts County this afternoon.
With the scores locked at 2-2 in the second half, Danilo Orsi-Dadomo found himself one-on-one with the County keeper in the 75th minute and tucked the ball home in style.
It looked like being another difficult afternoon for the Magpies when Knowles finished from close range to give Notts County a third minute lead.
But Alan Devonshire’s men have a newly found resilience and they levelled matters through Sam Barratt’s third goal of the season. A Dan Sparkes free kick was cleared only as far as Barratt who steered the ball into the back of the net in the 14th minute.
Ryan Upward headed over a Josh Coley corner as the visitors went in search of a second, but they were playing catch up again shortly before the half-hour when Rodrigues finished off a fine move to make it 2-1 to the home side.
United pushed forward again looking for an equaliser, with Sparkes a threat putting balls into the box which County just about dealt with.
The promotion hopefuls held a 2-1 lead at the interval, but Maidenhead responded well in the second half. They might have been awarded a penalty when Barratt was brought down in the box in the 50th minute but the referee waved away the visitors’ appeals.
But their second leveller of the game did arrive in the 64th minute, Barratt again finding space to nod home rom close range, taking his tally for the season to four.
But there was better to come for the visitors in the 75th minute when Orsi-Dadomo was played in on goal and showed excellent composure to tuck the ball beyond Slocombe.
The Magpies held out in the final 15 minutes and might even have added to their lead with Coley firing just off target.
The win lifts the Magpies up to 12th in the table ahead of next Saturday’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie against Cray Valley at York Road.
Phoenix Sports 0, Marlow 2 (FA Trophy)
Marlow are through to the next round of the FA Trophy after beating Isthmian South East outfit Phoenix Sports 2-0 away this afternoon.
The Blues took the lead through Devontae Romeo’s finish in the 31st minute and they put their name in the hat for the next round of the competition when James Clark scored early in the second half.
Windsor 1, Holmer Green 2
Windsor’s difficult start to the season continue as they conceded in the 93rd minute to lose 2-1 at home to Holmer Green.
It was 1-1 at the break after Billy Montague’s third minute opener was cancelled out by Odomusu’s goal in the 40th minute.
It looked like the match was headed for a score draw until Odomusu popped up to net his second of the game in injury-time.
It leaves Windsor 11th in the table with five points from eight games.
Burnham 0, Flackwell Heath 4
Adam Thomas scored a hat-trick as Flackwell Heath thrashed rivals Burnham 4-0 to move third in the Hellenic Premier Division.
They got off to the perfect start at The Gore when Khalid Simmo glanced home Josh Baines’ delivery. Thomas then ran through to toe-poke home the visitors second in the 34th minute and he took advantage of a bad goalkeeping error to make it 3-0 before the break. The Burnham keeper slipped as he went to kick the ball and it rolled into the path of Thomas who fired it home from 35 yards.
The Heathens continued to press after the interval, grabbing their fourth in the 60th minute through Thomas’ curling strike into the top right corner after he had broken into the box.
Further chances came their way but weren’t taken and Burnham were spared any further punishment. Burnham are 18th in the table with only two points from four games so far. Flackwell are five points behind leaders Binfield but have two games in hand on the Moles.
Langley 0, Holyport 2
Holyport briefly moved top of Hellenic League Division 1 East on Friday night after beating Langley 2-0 at Arbour Park.
Adam Sharp headed in their opener in the first half before Gus Burton squared the ball for Josh Lowths to smash home their second from close range after the interval.
It took them top of the table for 24 hours until Wokingham & Emmbrook’s goalless draw at Wallingford Town moved them back above Port on goal difference.
Middlesbrough 0, Reading 0
The Royals remain unbeaten but their 100 per cent record in the Championship has gone after today’s goalless draw at Middlesbrough.
Reading remain second in the table, level on 13 points with leaders Bristol City.
Wycombe Wanderers 1, Millwall 2
Wycombe Wanderers scored their first goal of the Championship season but were dealt another cruel blow as they lost 2-1 at home to Millwall.
Scott Kashket fired the Chairboys in front when he capitalised on a blunder from the Millwall keeper, forcing the ball home from close range. But Millwall came into it more as the match wore on and the levelled matters from the spot through Jed Wallace after Smith was pushed over in the area.
Joe Jacobson had the ball in the net straight from a corner, but the referee disallowed it after spotting a shirt pull in the area.
And the visitors turned the game around when Leonard was given too much room in the box and fired home from 12 yards.
The result leaves Wycombe second from bottom with no points. Sheffield Wednesday, the only side beneath them, have been deducted 12 points and sit on minus four points.
Police were called to the River Thames between Cookham and Bourne End yesterday at about 3pm, to reports that a teenage boy had entered the water but hadn’t been seen to leave.