Boreham Wood Whites continued their winning start to the season by convincingly beating Staines Town 8-2. The Wood are now top of Division C with maximum points from their opening three fixtures. Daniel Creese continued his positive start to the season when he scored another brace for The Wood. Callum Stead and Cheyce Grant also picked up two goals each as Boreham Wood’s attack looked rampant.
Other goals came from Iliman-Cheikh Ndiaye and Ionut Radu, meaning Boreham Wood have now scored 24 goals in their opening three games.
Gabriel Andrews’ hat-trick wasn’t enough to complete a dramatic comeback for Hitchin Town, who heartbreakingly fell 6-4 to Bishop’s Stortford.
Division C’s goal-fest continued at the ProKit UK Stadium, with the Blues and the Canaries notching up ten between them with the hosts eventually running out victors.
Harry Senior opened the scoring for the home side after latching onto the rebound from Dan Pinkey’s deflected free-kick. Hitchin leveled only five minutes later. A defensive error saw Stortford ‘keeper Archie Lambert misplace a pass that fell to Masud Ahmed, who fired home the equaliser.
The stalemate barely lasted and the Blues dominated for the rest of the half. A goal from Louie Johnson, sandwiched by Sami Shulton’s brace, made sure Bishop’s Stortford had a three-goal lead heading into half-time.
Shortly after the break, it seemed that the game had been put to bed, when Senior completed his brace to make it 5-1.
Andrews’ first goal of the afternoon came after the Hitchin player broke through the middle to spark a potential comeback.
It was another goalkeeping error which saw Stortford’s sixth goal. Dan Hampton intercepted a poor back-pass before shooting low into the net.
But Hitchin weren’t dead and buried and the Canaries attack began to rattle the Stortford defence. Andrews’ brace came from a close-ranged header and his hat-trick was completed with five minutes remaining.
His efforts were in vain and Hitchin fell to their third successive defeat in the league and remain bottom of the table. The win gets Graeme Auger’s side get their first points on the board and they move into mid-table.
Brentwood Town got themselves back to winning ways after an emphatic 4-0 win over Kings Langley. In the windy and wet conditions, goals from Moyinihan, Dickinson, Rowland and Dighton put Brentwood in third place and only three points behind leaders Boreham Wood.
Kings Langley remain without a win so far this season, and are yet to score a goal during their National League campaign. They face top of the table Boreham Wood next week.
Brentwood will be looking to win their third game of the season next week, when they come up against London Tigers, who are also without a win this season.
Windsor’s fixture with Brentford was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Stag Meadow.
Joe Malcolmson, Sam Parker & Tom Scarborough.
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