Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello and welcome to a round-up of the FA Vase First Qualifying Round ties involving ESL sides this weekend (Fri-Sun). Following that, we have our semi-regular round-up of the results in the Essex Olympian League Premier Division, Division One & Division Two on Saturday. Enjoy.
Friday 8th September
Tower Hamlets 2 – 1 Hackney Wick
Venue: Mile End Stadium Attendance: 102
Hamlets overcame Wick at Mile End in the tie that started the FA Vase weekend for our ESL sides. Hamlets were riding the crest of a wave after a big win in midweek and continued this here as Curtis Pond put the hosts ahead on 22 minutes. A cracker of a strike from Ibrahim Camara levelled for Tolga Dervish’s men three minutes before the break. Hamlets pressed after the break and got the winner on 62 minutes as Pond got his second of the match. Hamlets now face Essex side Little Oakley in the next round.
Saturday 9th September
Basildon Utd 1 – 1 St Margaretsbury AET
Venue: The Hive Attendance: 95
Both sides lived to fight another day at the Hive, though not before some confusion reigned. Basildon led through Marcus Bowers just shy of the hour before Ryan Wade equalised for the visitors. Extra time was needed and that couldn’t separate the sides, so it went to spot-kicks. However, the winner of the shoot-out turned out to be irrelevant because prior to the match, it had not been agreed to go straight to extra-time and penalties, so after consultation with the FA, there will be a replay at Stanstead Abbotts in midweek.
Framlingham Town 2 – 0 Waltham Forest
Venue: Badlingham Road Attendance: 71
Framlingham secured their passage to the next round by seeing off Forest at Badlingham Road. Goals from Christopher Boardley and Danny Smith were enough to claim the victory.
Great Wakering Rovers 6 – 1 Sporting Bengal Utd
Venue: Burroughs Park Attendance: 78
I attended this match, my match report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/report-gwr-6-1-s-bengal-utd/
Wakering travel to West Essex in the next round.
Hadleigh Utd 2 – 1 Wadham Lodge
Venue: Tinkers Lane Attendance: 67
Hadleigh did enough to claim a place in the next round at the expense of Wadham at Tinkers Lane. In the first minute, Kyran Thomas gave the hosts the lead, before a penalty from Ben Elliott doubled the lead. Lodge got a late consolation goal courtesy of Mohamed Sheiknor though they turn their attention to the ESL in the short-term.
Ilford 2 – 0 Cornard Utd
Venue: Cricklefield Attendance: 34
Ilford scored a goal in each half to see off Step 6 Cornard at Cricklefield. Aaron Wickham gave the Foxes the lead on 14 minutes, before hot-shot James Peagram grabbed a second a minute from time. They meet Hullbridge in the next round.
Redbridge 6 – 1 Brantham Athletic
Venue: Oakside Attendance: 62
Redbridge produced probably the performance of their season so far to knock out Brantham at Oakside. Reside Coxi-Sebastfao scored a quick-fire brace (15’ & 17’) to give the Motormen the initiative. Brian Moses made it three on 27 minutes before a treble salvo after the break erased any doubts of progress to the next stage. Calvin Poku came off the bench and made it five with a double inside six second-half minutes (47’ & 52’) before Patrick Duggan completed the rout on 61 minutes. Jack Sibbons got a late consolation for Brantham in the 90th minute but it was far too little, too late to prevent Ricky Eaton & Joey May’s side reaching the next round, where they will entertain Coggeshall Town.
Saffron Walden Town 1 – 2 Sawbridgeworth Town
Venue: Catons Lane Attendance: 295
Sawbridgeworth put aside their recent indifferent form to advance to the next round with a good win at Catons Lane. A brace from Lewis Francis (15’ & 30’) put them ahead at the break. A penalty from Charlie Portway on the hour reduced the hosts’ arrears but the hosts held for the win in front of a bumper crowd.
Stansted 0 – 3 Wodson Park
Venue: Hargrave Park Attendance: 32
Wodson Park were party-poopers at Hargrave Park as they progressed to the next round. Goals from Oliver Babbage, Robert Green and Craig Knightley sealed a good win for the Step 6 side on a day the Airportmen would be happier to forget.
Sunday 10th September
Barkingside 2 – 1 Southend Manor
Venue: Cricklefield Attendance: 80
Barkingside secured their place in the next round by battling past Manor at Cricklefield. Jason Fontaine put Michael Walther’s side ahead after ten minutes. Michael Ogboin made it two 11 minutes after the interval, though Rhys Fatt came off the bench to pull one back for Manor with two minutes left.
Enfield 1893 1 – 0 Haverhill Borough
Venue: The Harlow Arena Attendance: 72
Enfield struck early to narrowly win this encounter at the Harlow Arena. Danny Jones 2nd-minute goal was enough to book their place in the next round.
Saturday 9th September
Essex Olympian Football League
Frenford 3 – 1 Leigh Ramblers
Harold Wood Athletic 1 – 1 Catholic Utd
Kelvedon Hatch 1 – 3 Basildon Town
May & Baker E.C 2 – 2 Manford Way
Rayleigh Town 1 – 1 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts
White Ensign 4 – 5 Springfield
Harold Hill H-W* Runwell Sports
*Harold Hill get the points as Runwell couldn’t raise a team
Old Southendian 4 – 2 Buckhurst Hill
Shenfield AFC 2 – 3 Sungate
Ramsden Scotia 4 – 0 A1 Sports
Rochford Town 1 – 3 Herongate Athletic