Margate 1 Blues 4

Blues came back from a goal down to move up to fifth place in the Bostik League Premier Division.
The result moved Stortford into the play-off zone for the first time in living memory, and they have only lost twice in 14 games since Steve Smith and Jamie Cureton took over as joint managers.
lcGeorge Brown opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Luke Callander levelled on the half-hour mark.
It took only four minutes for Ryan Charles to put the visitors ahead and the second half was all Blues as man of the moment Cureton netted three minutes into the break before wrapping things up in the 87th minute.
Margate started brightly and took the lead after some industrious work by recent signing Tom Murphy crafted an opportunity which Brown finished in style
Callander levelled for the Blues,  making the most of a delightful flick-on to smash the ball beyond Henry Newcombe in the Margate goal.
Just minutes later the visitors had the lead when Charles showed great composure, after a long ball forwards was chested down into his path by Jamie Cureton.
Margate almost mustered the perfect response before the break, a searching throw in by Alex Flisher found centre-back Ben Swift, but the defender’s header flew over the bar.
Bostik League Premier Division top scorer Cureton added to his tally with Stortford’s third goal, capitalising on a defensive miscommunication to slide the ball home.
CA RyanCharlesgoalWhile Margate enjoyed good chunks of possession on the ball, a handful of clear opportunities were manufactured from set piece opportunities, including a testing corner from Frannie Collin which was almost headed on target by captain Liam Friend.
Friend almost turned provider from another corner minutes later, finding the feet of Murphy with a glancing header but Margate’s new-man saw his powerful shot go wide.
As Margate continued to chase a way back into the game, Flisher came close as he cut around his marker to manoeuvre space to get a shot away, the effort deflecting past the post.
But Blues wrapped up the points in the dying moments as he ruthlessly seized upon a defensive lapse and tapped into an empty net.
Margate: H Newcombe, J Paxman, T Mills, J Prescott (J Lita), L Friend, B Swift, G Brown, C Barnard, A Flisher, F Collin (J Taylor), T Murphy (J Robins)  Unuted subs: O Kallimiere, V Costa Sani
Blues: C Kitscha, B Sampayo, C Gregan, J Thomas (H Kyprianou), S Robbins, R Henshaw, A Mason, J Renee, J Cureton (O Myles), L Callander (N Brown), R Charles. Unused subs: I Nkosi, J Westcott
Att: 458