Division D returned this
week after postponements last week meant there was only one game to mention.
That game however was a
big one, as Havant and Waterlooville took control of the division with a 6-3
home victory over previously unbeaten Aldershot, taking the Hawks into top spot
with 33 points from 12 games.
This week the Shots took
back their pole position with a comprehensive 3-1 result against mid-table
Tooting & Mitcham United after the new leaders had their game postponed
against bottom-of-the-table Corinthian-Casuals.
Perhaps the standout
performance of the week was from Hampton & Richmond Borough as they stormed
Fulham (Coulsdon) 9-1 leaving them only two points off their opponents in ninth
place, but with only 11 games played compared to the average 13 or 14, could
Borough be an unknown force in this division?
Elsewhere, a mid-table
clash saw Carshalton narrowly overcome Kingstonian in a comeback from the away
side who clinched all three points in the final minute of the game.
The visitors started well
and had the best of a poor first half which ended 0-0.
The second half however
couldnít have been more different.
Taylor Green didnít hang
about and grabbed the lead for Kingstonian after only seven minutes of second
However, in a flurry of
three goals in eight minutes, the match was swayed. Jacob Sewell grabbed an
equaliser in the 58th minute, and four minutes later the match was
turned on itís head by Elijah Carter in the 62nd, only for Green to
net again leaving the contest level after 66 minutes.
There were chances for
both sides in the closing stages, but it was Carshalton who stole the three
points with Carter converting in stoppage time.
The result leaves
Carshalton in fifth place, but with seven points separating them from fourth
placed Woking thereís still a lot of work to do.
And it was Woking who
cruised to a 5-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon demonstrating exactly why there is
this gap in this division.
Next week sees every team
playing if thatís alright with the weather, as AFC Wimbledon face Fulham
(Coulsdon), Aldershot battle Kingstonian, Carshalton Athletic go head-to-head
with Havant & Waterlooville, Corinthian-Casuals take on Hampton &
Richmond Borough, as well as Eastleigh Whites vs Tooting and Mitcham Borough
and Woking against Whyteleafe.
Can there be any upsets
or will it be business as usual for the sides in Division D?