Croydon 3 Bearsted 0

Croydon dominated proceedings on Saturday, buoyed by a crowd of 88 celebrating National Non League Day, and ending Bearsted's six match winning streak into the process. Croydon's first chance came in the 10th minute when Fidan Fejzi's shot went over the crossbar, followed by one from Stefan Joseph a few minutes later. Marvin Armstrong took the lead for Croydon in the 21st minute with a header, although the ball might have come off the head of Bearsted defender Cameron Croucher, who failed to stop the ball going into the net. Croydon continued to possess throughout, and there were also attempts from Bradley Wilson and Lauris Chin, and Fejzi. Bearsted did have one chance in the first half from former AFC Croydon Athletic player Ehis Izukan that went wide of the near post. But Chin succeeded on 43 minutes when his shot went past Scott Andrews after a corner.

Chin was off the mark soon after the second half whistle blew, only to be stopped by Matt Gardner. Graeme Andrews also brought down Chin, whilst Fejzi's chance was pushed out by Andrews, and Chin was substituted afterwards. There was a good combination between Wilson and Chin's substitute Sam Johnson, both passed between each other and each had a chance, the first cleared by Andrews and the second finishing wide of the post. However, in an action packed last six minutes, Marvin Armstrong got a straight red, Andy Somo got two yellow cards and Jeff Duah-Kessie was also booked. But Duah-Kessie scored Croydon's third four minutes into stoppage time before the whistle blew for full time.

Croydon: Hewitt, O'Donoghue, Davidson-Phipps, McGeoghegan, Mete-Lobonza, Campbell (C), Chin (Johnson 63), Wilson (Duah-Kessie 80), Joseph (Somo 65), Armstrong, Fejzi

Subs (not used): McCallister, Shango

Yellow cards: Duah-Kessie 81, Somo 88, 89

Red cards: Somo 89, Armstrong 90+1

Beckenham Town 0 Croydon 3 (London Senior Cup)

Croydon are through to the next round of the London Senior Cup buoyed by the away support that cheered the Trams on. Beckenham had possession early on, but Croydon more than made the most of their possession, certainly in the first half. An early pass from Lauris Chin went to Stefan "Smasher" Joseph whose shot went wide. Smasher had another attempt, on target this time, but saved by Josh Gonzales. Smasher hoped to be third time lucky, after Fidan Fejzi kept the ball in play, he passed to Joseph whose shot was again saved by Gonzales. Croydon were lucky not to concede the first goal when Rio Davidson-Phipps gave the ball away, and Beckenham were unlucky that their chance hit the crossbar. Croydon then took the lead when following a pass from Marvin Armstrong, Fejzi hit a blinding shot past Gonzales on 32 minutes. Both keepers were kept in check, Alex Hewitt tipped a Beckenham chance over the crossbar, then Bradley Wilson passed to Rio Davidson-Phipps whose shot went straight to Gonzales.

The first chance of the second half came from Fejzi, trying to get around an opponent only for his shot to be saved by Gonzales. Later on came a through ball from Jamie McGeoghegan towards Matt O'Donoghue, but his shot went straight to Gonzales. Beckenham had an equaliser disallowed for offside and was their only chance of note. After a few wayward shots, Andy Somo missed the chance of a second Croydon goal with an attempt that had he controlled it and gently tapped in might have gone in, instead his powerful shot was kicked out by the keeper. Croydon's second goal did come with three minutes to go courtesy of Sam Johnson, who bundled the ball into the net. And for good measure, and with a minute to go, Marvin Armstrong's little dink over the keeper made it 3-0 to the Trams, who are through to the next round of the London Senior Cup.

Croydon: Hewitt, O'Donoghue, Davidson-Phipps, McCallister (Mete-Lobonza 70), McGeoghegan, Campbell, Chin (Johnson 54), Wilson, Joseph (Somo 60), Armstrong, Fejzi

Subs (not used): Duah-Kessie, Ojo

Yellow cards: Fejzi 58, Davidson-Phipps 66, Wilson 68

Hollands & Blair 1 Croydon 4

A Lauris Chin hat trick gave Croydon three points and 4th position in the SCEFL Premier Division.

Captain Nathan Campbell was working today, and so Jamie McGeoghegan was captain for the day. Robby Mete-Lobonza, who was wearing the No 6 shirt in Campbell's absence didn't start the game and so Sam Johnson started the game, his first since he broke his nose at Faversham. Otitololuwa 'Lulu' Ojo, concussed in the Kent Senior Trophy game against Rusthall, also came back today, and came on in the second half. Hollands and Blair led in the 7th minute with a goal from James McDonald whose shot went past Alex Hewitt after a penalty hit the crossbar and he scored off the rebound. Croydon had various attempts in the first half. The first minute saw a Levi Shango cross saved by the Blair keeper Mark Sitton. Then Bradley Wilson's corner was cleared by a defender and later on had a chance that finished just wide of the post. Fidan Fejzi had a chance hit the crossbar, and Stefan Joseph was close to scoring twice. Lauris Chin also had a shot going over the bar in the first half.

Chin's three goals came in the space of four minutes. His first on 55 minutes started with Matt O'Donoghue's pass towards the box, and when the ball connected with Chin, it went in. The second goal on 57 minutes came from a Bradley Wilson pass, and Chin won the one to one with keeper Mark Sitton, and the ball managed to get past the goal line. The third goal on 58 minutes saw captain Jamie McGeoghegan pass to Chin, another one to one with Sitton and the ball slid past Sitton in the bottom corner. Bradley Wilson then made the game beyond Blair's reach with a goal in the 73rd minute and five minutes later almost scored again with a chance that went wide of the post.

Croydon: Hewitt, O'Donoghue, Davidson-Phipps, McAllister, McGeoghegan, Johnson (Armstrong 52), Fejzi, Wilson, Joseph, Chin (Mete-Lobonza 65), Shango (Ojo 45).

Sub (not used): Daniel Pepple

Chins hat trick in his own words - The first goal was good wing play by Matty (O'Donoghue) who managed to find Smasher (Stefan Joseph) in the box who pinned his marker and held it up well waiting for me to arrive for the set back. As it was coming towards me all I had to do was concentrate and get a good connection. Once it had left my boot I knew it was going in.

2nd goal was good build up. Brad had time to turn and get his head up. As I was on the move. He managed to split their centre back and fall back. As I latched onto it the keeper was approaching. It turned out to be a bit of a scrappy goal. But managed to get it over the line.

The 3rd was just directly play. Jamie to ball up to Smasher who pinned his marker again and managed to flick it on. I gambled on him winning his aerial duel then I was bearing down on goal waited for the keeper to commit himself before sliding it past him in the bottom corner.

Erith Town 0 Croydon 2

With Duah-Kessie injured, Lauris Chin started this game, as did youngsters Levi Shango and Stefan Joseph as Stephane Bombelenga was ill and Lolu Ojo still recovering from the injury from the previous game. Just as Spurs win the cup when the year ends in 1, Croydon won another game when it was pouring heavily with rain (apart from the Tunbridge Wells game when Croydon lost). Croydon had an early chance to take the lead when an opponent fouled Levy Shango and the Trams were given a penalty. Jamie McGeoghegan took the penalty which unfortunately finished wide of the post. Previously a free kick also went wide of the post but this time it was a free kick from Fidan Fejzi. Croydon took the lead on 25 minutes when Lauris Chin making a trademark run down the right, crossed from near the corner flag and his shot went behind goalkeeper Adam Molloy into the far corner of the net. Callum McCallister attempted a chance, but his shot went high over the bar. Erith had a couple of chances, as did Croydon whose chance was saved by Molloy. McGeoghegan was given a free kick, which was taken from the touchline and caught by Molloy. The first half ended with a heart in the mouth time, when it looked like Erith scored from a corner which reached the far post, but the ball had actually was held by Alex Hewitt.

Five minutes had gone in the second half when Chin almost scored for the Trams. Croydon kept the possession for a fair amount of the half, and Croydon extended the lead on 77 minutes when after a pass, Bradley Wilson's shot went past Molloy to make it 2-0 to the Trams.

Croydon: Hewitt, Davidson-Phipps, Fotheringham, McAllister, McGeoghegan, Campbell (C), Fejzi, Wilson, Joseph (Somo 75), Chin (Weller 68), Shango (Mete-Lobonzo 53)

Subs (not used): Busari

Yellow cards: Campbell 42 Davidson-Phipps/Fejzi 93

Croydon 1 Sevenoaks Town 2

A week earlier Sevenoaks were top of the table and Croydon second, but with only a few points separating the top ten in the Southern Counties East League Premier Division, other teams have pushed Croydon down to eighth prior to today's game. It was a bad day in the office for Croydon who saw Sevenoaks dominate proceedings at the Arena. Surprisingly Alex Hewitt only conceded two goals today considering the number of chances coming from Sevenoaks. By the time Sevenoaks chances went in all directions towards the goal, it took twenty minutes when a Croydon free kick was caught by keeper Greg Benbow, followed by Matt Weller's shot also going straight to the keeper. For a while Fidan Fejzi's passes went past his markers but a ball going in the direction of Stefan Josephs was intercepted by Sevenoaks. Matt O'Donoghue's shot went straight to Benbow and an attempt by Fejzi went wide of the post. Hewitt made a great save from a Sevenoaks forward but having successfully defended one corner, the second Sevenoaks corner was poorly defended this time and Jack Miles took the lead for the away side.

Croydon equalised in the second half when following a cross from the left, Joseph equalised in the 57th minute. But Sevenoaks held possession for a lot of the second half, and like the first half, had most chances. Jeff Duah-Kessie did try to dribble past an opponent only for the ball to go straight to the keepers hands, only for Sevenoaks to have another shot on goal, albeit wide of the post again, soon afterwards. Then Joseph had an attempt, which finished just wide of the post. Five minutes of stoppage time was of no help to Croydon, and the three points went to Sevenoaks.

Croydon: Hewitt, O' Donoghue, Fotheringham (Davidson-Phipps 45), Weller, McGeoghegan, Campbell (C), Armstrong (Duah-Kessie 66), Wilson, Joseph, Fejzi, Bombelenga (Owusu 53)

Subs (not used): McAllister, Chin

Yellow cards: Fotheringham 43, Campbell 90+3