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Cray Take Over Top Spot

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Cray Wanderers took over as leaders of the Bostik League South by a point on Saturday after they won 2-1 at Ramsgate and overnight leaders Lewes` game was postponed.

Cray were made to scrap for the points though after Michael Power and Brandon Scott had given them a 2-0 lead with goals just before the break.

Rory Smith reduced the arrears to just one in the 53rd minute, and the Wands had to hold on with ten-men for the last half-hour or so after losing Lea Dawson to a second yellow card offence.

Corinthian-Casuals are third, just three points behind Cray, after winning 2-0 at King George`s Field against mid-table Horsham.

First half goals from Jordan Clarke and Gabriel Odunaike sealed Casuals` victory.

Greenwich Borough are two points further back in fifth after surprisingly being beaten 3-1 at the DGS Marine Stadium by VCD Athletic.

Alfie Cue gave the Vickers a 16th minute lead that Junior Baker on the half-hour mark and Warren Mfula 7 minutes later, added to.

Travis Gregory `won` the second half for Boro with a goal in the 83rd minute, but it was just a cosolation.

The top six possess a seven-point advantage on the rest, who are now led by Hythe Town after their 6-0 hammering of basement side Shoreham.

The Cannons only led 1-0 at the break, courtesy of a goal on the half-hour mark from Darren Oldaker.

But Zak Ansah bagged a second half brace along with a second for Oldaker and one for Jerson Dos Santos and Kieron Campbell to make it 6-0.

Whyteleafe are eighth and won 5-2 at now tenth-placed Phoenix Sports.

It was a good day for `Leafe`s Vance Bola, who netted a second half hat-trick, topped and tailed by Lanre Azeez and Sam Clayton – an Ashley Probets penalty and Zak Bryon replying.

Elsewhere, Hastings United won 2-1 at the Pilot Field against Ashford United in front of a good crowd of 420.

Calum Davies opened the United account after just 8 minutes and, after Will Thomas had equalised right on half-time, Jack Dixon`s goal 3 minutes after the break proved to be the hosts` winner.

A crowd of 530 saw Guernsey and Thamesmead Town share a 2-2 draw at Footes Lane, with Paul Vines after 13 minutes and Danny Parish after 21 minutes giving Mead a 2-1 interval lead – Jamie Dodd having levelled in between.

Kelechi Akpobire equalised for the hosts 3 minutes into the second half.

It also finished 2-2 between Chipstead and second-bottom Molesey at High Road, although the home side had to come back from being Reis Stanislaus and Dre Grobler goals down to salvage a point through Allan Tait and Sam Bell in the second half.


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