Hasting United's poaching of Sinn'Kaye Christie meant changes at the back for Croydon, with the return of Rio Davidson-Phipps and moving Bradley Wilson to right back. But it was the men up front that Bearsted had to look out for. Raekwon Bailey-Allen made the first of many attempts only for his chance to be cleared by an opponent. Bearsted responded after ten minutes when former Tram Ehis Izokun scored following a half clearance from Croydon. The Trams were determined to equalise, and dominated from now on. David Owusu had a couple of attempts, the second just going wide of the post, Andy Mott had a shot saved by keeper Scott Andrews, and Daniel Hector had a couple of shots as well. At the other end, a fingertip save from Alex Hewitt denied Bearsted from extending the lead.
Hector was unlucky not to score thrice towards the end of the first half, but Mott was lucky early in the second half when Andrews mishandled a clearance, and Mott scored into the far corner of the net. It was Bearsted's time to respond, but Hewitt and the defence prevented Bearsted from retaking the lead. Croydon got a free kick when Mott was taken down. Lauris Chin came on after 65 minutes, and with his first touch scored, following Mott's free kick, and a pass from Bailey-Allen to Chin. The lead was short lived, as Croydon conceded a penalty when captain Nathan Campbell stopped an opponent in mid run, gaining a yellow card in the process and an equaliser from Peter Williams. There was an action packed last ten minutes with chance after chance from Croydon, but three minutes into stoppage time saw Chin score a carbon copy of his first goal in his last touch of the game. The win puts Croydon above AFC Croydon Athletic in the League table, and Chin above AFC Croydon's Emanuel Oloyade in the table of the League's top scorers, with Chin joint 4th and Oloyade on 7th.
Team: Hewitt Wilson Davidson-Phipps Campbell (C) Adesina McGeoghegan Hector Akongo Owusu (Chin 65) Mott Bailey-Allen (Williams 72)
Subs (not used) Fejzi
Yellow card Campbell 76 mins