Croydon did the treble over Beckenham when the Trams beat their near neighbours for the third time this season. Playing in difficult conditions, the high winds made passing difficult and many a time the ball was out of play for a throw in. There was an early chance for Beckenham before Croydon gained possession. A Fidan Fejzi cross went inside the box, but it was too high and was caught by keeper Max Overton anyway. A pass from Bradley Wilson went towards Andy Mott, and his shot was stopped by Overton, and a follow up attempt was also cleared. However, Matt O'Donoghue put the Trams ahead, making a run down the right channel and his shot went behind Overton. Beckenham responded very quickly, a cross to the forward went wide of the far post. Beckenham were close to scoring when they got a free kick that Fedji failed to clear but O'Donoghue did conceding a corner. When that was taken, the ball was kicked over the crossbar by Beckenham's Harry Ottaway.
Lauris Chin was unfortunate not to score early in the second half. With a wide open space to run and only a defender to chase him, Chin's shot ended wide of the post. Beckenham were putting pressure on Croydon with free kicks a plenty. One free kick saw Alex Hewitt tipping the ball over the bar after a shot from close range, followed by a Beckenham header that ended wide of the post. But Chin made amends on earlier when he had a run through the middle, and this time round the ball did go past Overton. Then came desperation tactics in the form of three substitutes for Beckenham, but to no avail. Croydon's own substitute, Daniel Hector, went round several opponents only for his shot to be blocked by Overton, and then another chance came a little later when his shot went over the crossbar. Raekwon Bailey-Allen had an attempt with his shot going past the far post, as did Bradley Wilson whose shot was blocked by Overton. Sadly for Wilson, he got a yellow card four minutes into stoppage time, just as it was looking that Croydon wouldn't get a booking today.
Croydon: Hewitt, Bradley Wilson, O'Donoghue, Campbell (C), Fotheringham, McGeoghegan, Fejzi (Hector 54), Akongo, Chin, Mott, Bailey-Allen
Subs (not used): Nicholas Wilson, Davidson-Phipps, Sims, Pepple