Cheshunt 1-2 Worthing
Worthing came from behind to win at Cheshunt Stadium thanks to second-half goals from Lloyd Dawes penalty and Jesse Starkey.
The visitors started well, with Lloyd Dawes forcing a good near-post save from Harry Girling after latching on to Reece Myles-Meekum’s back-heel.
However, Cheshunt grew into the first-half and started to gets shots on goal. This pressure brought an opening goal for the home side as striker Dipo Akinyemi headed home Mo Camara’s pinpoint cross.
Worthing’s Jasper Pattenden came close to levelling the scores on half-time, but his curling effort flew just wide.
The visitors kept on the offensive in the second period and won a penalty as Oliver Pearce’s surging run into the box was halted by a foul by Taylor McKenzie.
Dawes powered home from twelve yards to level the scores at 1-1.
The second-half continued in cagey fashion until Starkey gave his side a late winner in the 79th minute. Starkey was allowed to cut inside and fired home from 25 yards with a shot which bounced awkwardly for the goalkeeper on its way into the back of the net.
The loss leaves Cheshunt in 17th place, while Worthing rise to 7th thanks to their third league away win of the season.
Corinthian-Casuals 0-1 Folkestone Invicta
Table-topping Folkestone continued their hugely impressive season with a win at King George’s Field.
Folkestone started the better of the teams and were able to display incisive and fast-paced attacking in the early stages.
Kieron McCann gave the visitors the lead on 34 minutes with a powerful finish to the near post after cutting in from the left from Scott’s pass.
There could - and should - have been more goals for Invicta in the second-half, with Corinthian-Casuals defenders putting their bodies on the line on multiple occasions to stay in the game.
Folkestone Manager Neil Cugley said that the performance was one of their worst of the season and that Invicta “made some poor choices around the box…I’m not happy with the performance today.”
However, Folkestone still lead the division with a one point advantage over Hornchurch ahead of the visit of Cheshunt on Tuesday 25 October.
Meanwhile, Corinthian-Casuals are bottom of the league with only three points to their name, though they will take heart from limiting one of the division’s top sides to only one goal.
Josh O’Brien is one of our sports journalists. He currently studies a multimedia sports journalism degree at the UCFB Wembley campus. His previous roles include writing for You are my Arsenal blog, The Sun’s Dream Team app and betting company Kwiff.