Below are highlights of Maidstone United's comprehensive 0-4 victory against Enfield Town on Saturday courtesy of the excellent MUFCtv. The main talking point was Nathan Living's sending off in the second half for what the referee deemed a two footed dangerous tackle. See from 6mins onwards for this incident and the reaction afterwards. Many thought United defender Steve Watt was lucky to stay on the pitch for his reaction for which he was booked for. MUFCtv have provided Enfield Town with the footage of the incident as the club appeal the decision with the Football Association. This is fantastic to see so thanks very much to them for doing this.
Maidstone United are a good side and it no surprise they are top of the league winning eight and losing just one of their opening nine games. The aforementioned Watt was fantastic at the back for them - He won virtually every header required and whilst he will probably admit he is not the most technically gifted skillful player he is an experienced defender who could play at a much higher level. A player you hate opposing you and who you would have in your team straight away. There is no surprise to see he was with Chelsea earlier in his career where he made one Premier League appearance and has also played in Scotland for Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County as well as Grimsby Town in the Conference. You'll see on the video that Maidstone's Alex Flisher possesses a huge throw in which in it's self is worth a few more points every season. Those points perhaps could be the difference at the end of the season??
There is no doubt in my mind that either Maidstone United or Margate will win the title as the early league table suggests - although Hendon's 3-2 victory over Peacehaven & Telscombe tonight puts them up to a lofty third position just four points below The Stones.
Tuesday 23rd September is a date for you diary as Margate welcome Maidstone United in a Kent Ryman Premier Derby which TheColdEnd predicts will attract a crowd of well over 2,000 people at Hartsdown Park.