The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 19th September 2012
....Redditch United on Tuesday night.
Liam Daly's incredible run of goalscoring form continued as he bagged his sixth of the season - and fifth in the last four games - to snatch a point for Brakes with almost the last kick of the game.
The unbeaten sequence now stands at twenty-two games but the team had to battle right to the end on a difficult playing surface to get anything out of this game as Redditch frustrated them after taking a 26th minute lead through Will Richards, and could have added to their tally.
Stourbridge completed a resounding 8-1 home win over Banbury United and move into second place.
Sam Rock led the way with a hat-trick as the Glassboys picked up their first win of the season at Amblecote in fine style against new-look Banbury.
The hosts led 3-0 at the break through Drew Canavan's early strike, a driven shot from the edge of the box from Sean Geddes, and a headed own goal from a Geddes free-kick, before the floodgates well and truly opened in the second half.
Ben Billingham had already been foiled by visiting keeper Tom Cross before Rock headed the fourth with barely a minute played, and captain Paul McCone headed the fifth from Geddes's corner.
Banbury pulled one back with a quarter of an hour to go with a thunderous direct free-kick from Igor Coronado, but Rock replied immediately and Stuart Hendrie made it 7-1 with 10 minutes left.
Rock completed the scoring with a cheeky back-heel on 82 minutes before Lewis Solly compounded Banbury's frustration with two fine late saves.
The Glassboys leap-frogged Hemel Hempstead Town who, despite scoring first through Matt Nolan, went down 4-2 at home to St Neots Town.
Stefan Moore equalised on 32 minutes and then Ben Mackey put the Saints 2-1 ahead on 56 minutes.
Sakho Bakare levelled for the Tudors just past the hour-mark, but Lewis Hilliard and Dan Jacob won it for the visitors.
Barwell are fourth after a 2-1 home win over Bedford Town in which Richard Lavery gave the hosts a 35th minute lead that Mark Bell cancelled out in first half stoppage time.
Matty West won it for the Yellows after 58 minutes.
Gosport Borough’s wait for their first home win of the season continues as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of St Albans City.
Lewis Toomey’s 26th minute strike earned the away side victory, leaving Alex Pike’s side with only one point to show from a possible twelve at home to date.
Arlesey Town continued their bright start to the season with two first half goals from Jeanmal Prosper and Chris Dillon giving them a 2-0 home win against Chesham United.
AFC Totton are really getting up to speed now and another good performance resulted in a 2-0 win over Devon side Bideford AFC, who themselves were unbeaten in five going into this game.
Richard Gillespie cemented him place at the top of the Premier Division goalscoring charts with both goals, in the 24th and 73rd minutes.
Chippenham Town scored through Dean Griffiths 9 minutes from time to record a 1-0 home win over Bashley, while Bedworth United scored in the 33rd minute through Ashley Robinson to also secure a 1-0 home win against Hitchin Town.
Kettering Town find themselves stranded at the wrong end of the table after fellow strugglers Cambridge City fought back from a goal down to seal a 2-1 success with two goals in the final 5 minutes at Nene Park.
It had all started so well for Kettering with Ed Palmer firing them into the lead inside 2 minutes.
The hosts then missed two other great chances but didn’t take them and it proved costly as Cambridge came storming back with a brace from Craig Hammond in the 85th and 87th minutes.