07:44PM, Saturday 31 August 2019
Sutton United 0, Maidenhead United 3
Maidenhead United spoiled the 100-year anniversary celebrations for Gander Green Lane as they beat Sutton United 3-0 for a fourth away win of the campaign.
Having suffered a narrow 2-1 reverse to Bromley at York Road on Bank Holiday Monday the Magpies bounced back in perfect fashion thanks to second half strikes from Shamir Fenelon, Jake Cassidy and Danny Whitehall.
United have made a habit of getting the better of Sutton on their own patch in recent seasons. This was their third consecutive away win there in the National League, and their most impressive to date.
After resiliently holding off their hosts in the first half, the Magpies stepped up the tempo after the interval. They took the lead just after the hour mark through Fenelon's stunning strike.
There didn't look to be much on when the former Aldershot Town striker picked up the ball around 30 yards out, but he advanced on the Sutton area before unleashing an unstoppable strike into the top corner.
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A flurry of substitutions from both sides followed but had little impact on the game, and those who came on for the home side did little to liven the 1,554 crowd.
Alan Devonshire's men then doubled their advantage with 11 minutes to play when Ryan Upward set up Cassidy to score the second.
Omar Bugiel was sent off to further dampen Sutton's spirits with around 10 minutes to go. But there was still time for the Magpies to rub further salt in the wounds in stoppage time.
When Cassidy was brought down in the area in the 95th minute the referee pointed to the spot and Whitehall kept his cool to score from 12 yards and continue his recent fine form in front of goal.
The result lifts the Magpies to fourth in the National League table ahead of Tuesday's tricky looking fixture at Wrexham. But, after today and having yet to taste defeat on the road, United should travel their with real confidence.
FC Romania 1, Marlow 4
Marlow FC came from behind for a thumping 4-1 away win at FC Romania this afternoon.
The Blues fell behind to Sergiu Maximov's 10th minute effort but managed to turn things around pretty quickly. First Isaac Olurunfemi fired them level in the 15th minute before Jordan Brown scored in the 25th minute to hand them a slender half-time advantage.
Charlie Samuel's goal three minutes after the restart dampened any hopes of a comeback by the home side and the visitors rubber-stamped their dominance with a fourth goal, this time by Devontae Romeo, 14 minutes from time.
Marlow currently sit sixth in the Isthmian South Central Division, just outside of the play-offs, ahead of next Saturday's home match with Chertsey Town.
Flackwell Heath 3, Arlesey Town 1
Flackwell Heath will play Raunds Town in the next round of the FA Vase after battling back for a 3-1 win over Arlesey Town this afternoon.
The Heathens left it late to confirm their place in the next round with all three of their goals coming in a 15 minute spell between the 63rd and 73rd minute.
Arlesey took the lead against the run of play in the 55th minute but the Heathens response was swift and emphatic.
Khalid Simmo slipped the ball past the Arlesey keeper in the 63rd minute after a good run before Weekes rolled home the second after Mo Ceesay had struck the post a few minutes later. Baines then rounded off the scoring with powerful strike, low and hard past the visiting keeper with 11 minutes to play.
The tie against Raunds Town will take place over the weekend of September 14.
Flackwell are back in league action at home to Reading City on Tuesday evening.
Burnham 2, Harborough Town 4
Burnham bowed out of the FA Vase at the first hurdle this afternoon after losing 4-2 against Harborough Town.
The Blues paid for a poor first half performance which saw them fall two goals behind. Josh Walsh netted the visitors' first in the 24th minute before Burnham put the ball through their own net just before the break to give themselves a mountain to climb.
Any chances of a comeback were scrubbed out by Harborough's third from Aaron Preston early in the second half and, although the home side hit back twice to give themselves the merest glimmer of hope, they conceded an 84th minute penalty from which Ben Williams made no mistake.
Burnham are in FA Cup action at home to Slimbridge on Tuesday night.
Holyport host Unite MK in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase at Summerleaze Village tomorrow (Sunday).
The tie kicks off at 3pm. They're then back in league action just two days later, away to Milton United on Tuesday.
AFC Wimbledon 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0
Wycombe Wanderers remain in the play-off places after this afternoon's goalless draw at AFC Wimbledon.
Gareth Ainsworth's men are unbeaten so far in League 1 having picked up 12 points from their six matches so far.
The Chairboys probably shaded the game in terms of chances, both in quantity as well as quality, but they weren't able to find a way through.
They went closest with 10 minutes to go when Freeman found some space in the area but curled the ball just the wrong side of the post.
Afterwards Ainsworth said: "I thought we created the better chances. It's a tough place to come. Always blood, guts and thunder. But it's one of the most entertaining 0-0 draws we've had."
Wycombe next host Lincoln City on Saturday.
Reading 0, Charlton 2
Reading's encouraging start to the campaign was knocked off course by this afternoon's 2-0 home defeat by Charlton.
A deflected long range effort from Connor Gallagher put the visitors ahead early in the second half before a late penalty from Lyle Taylor ensured the points would be taken by Lee Bowyer's men.
The Royals carved out a flurry of chances but a combination of fine saves from Charlton keeper Dillon Phillips, the woodwork and some wasteful finishing frustrated them.
Reading sit 16th in the table ahead of next Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough.
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