Written by Scott W (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome to the round-up of this weekend’s action in the Essex Senior League here on my blog. The full fixture programme returned on September 30th, as most ESL sides were in FA Vase action last weekend. After the updated ESL table, there’s a run-down of the results from the Essex Olympian League Premier Division, Division One & Division Two. How did your side do this time around? Find out below. Enjoy.
Saturday 30th September
Barkingside 1 – 1 Sawbridgeworth Town
Venue: Cricklefield | Attendance: 48
Barkingside came from behind late-on to hold a determined but depleted Sawbridgeworth side to a draw at Cricklefield. Debutant Billy Skinner put the hosts ahead on the half-hour. Despite increasing pressure from the hosts towards the end of the match, it did look at though Town might have held on although they missed two or three good chances themselves. It wasn’t to be though as substitute Gareth Jones slotted home well to give Michael Walther’s side a point.
I attended this match and my full match report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/report-barkingside-1-1-sawbridgeworth-esl-30-9-17/
Basildon Utd 3 – 0 Tower Hamlets
Venue: The Hive | Attendance: 95
Basildon ended Hamlets’ recent good league run at the Hive. Hot-shot Marcus Bowers did the damage for Marc Harrison’s side as his first-half hat-trick (7’,15’, 35’) sealed the Bees’ seventh win of the season thus far. Hamlets host Ilford on Monday night hoping for a better result.
Great Wakering Rovers 4 – 0 FC Romania
Venue: Burroughs Park | Attendance: 63
Wakering produced an excellent display to defeat FCR at Burroughs Park. Hot-shot Neil Richmond scored another super hat-trick (2’4’ and 87’) to set Iain O’Connell’s side on their way. Substitute Stephen Butterworth added the other goal with 13 minutes left.
Hackney Wick 1 – 2 Stansted
Venue: Old Spotted Dog | Attendance: 33
Stansted picked up a narrow win at the OSD. Jayden Hocking-Rising got the opener for his new club, while the visitors; winner was a late OG. Robert Gewada got Wick’s reply.
Redbridge 6 – 1 Hullbridge Sports
Venue: Oakside | Attendance: 50
Redbridge inflicted a heavy defeat on Hullbridge at Oakside. Brian Moses opened the scoring from the spot on 14 minutes. Lindsipho Mytanda doubled that lead four minutes before defender Jonathan Mbamarah made it three on 31 minutes. Hullbridge pulled one back through youngster Damien Siemienczuk seven minutes after the re-start, though the Motormen more than secured the points with second-half goals from Reside Coxi-Sebastfao (68’), substitute Billy Golledge (82’) and Moses’ second four minutes from time.
Southend Manor 3 – 2 Waltham Forest
Venue: Southchurch Park | Attendance: 56
Manor came back superbly to grab only their second win this term at Southchurch Park. Edgar Morais and Mo Sagaf’s goals put Forest in command though Michael Hopkins pulled one back on 65 minutes before late goals from Alfie Lindfield (86’) and Lee Scott (88’) completed the comeback and the points for Stuart Marshall’s side.
Sporting Bengal Utd 1 – 4 Woodford Town (2017)
Venue: Mile End Stadium | Attendance: 30
Woodford upset Bengal with an excellent performance at Mile End Stadium. Larry Asare put the visitors ahead on 17 minutes before Asher Modeste’s goal five minutes before the break doubled the lead. Town made it three thanks to Bradley Kauzani on the hour. Eaia Embalo got one back for Bengal five minutes from time though Andrea Montovani secured the points for the visitors a minute from time.
Takeley 2 – 0 Clapton
Venue: Station Road | Attendance: 145
Takeley maintained their 100% record with victory over Clapton at Station Road. Stuart Zanone gave Takeley the lead in first-half stoppage-time before Mitchell Das made it two on the hour.
Wadham Lodge 1 – 0 Burnham Ramblers
Venue: Kitchener Road | Attendance: 14
Wadham edged Burnham to record an important win in this bottom-two clash at Kitchener Road. Ben McAllister got the only goal on 25 minutes to give Wadham their second win of the season which sees them off the foot of the table.
West Essex 2 – 1 Enfield 1893
Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Attendance: 24
West Essex kept up their good league form with victory at Mayesbrook Park. Tom MacLeod gave the hosts the lead two minutes after the re-start before Michael Mignot added to his increasing goal-tally this season with the second on the hour. Enfield got a consolation through Ryan Cosson three minutes from time.
ESL table (following 30th September matches)
|4||Great Wakering Rovers||9||6||1||2||14||19|
|6||Sporting Bengal Utd||11||6||1||4||3||19|
|8||Woodford Town (2017)||11||4||2||5||-6||14|
Saturday 30th September
Essex Olympian League
Catholic Utd 1 – 2 May & Baker E.C.
Harold Wood Athletic 1 – 2 Kelvedon Hatch
Leigh Ramblers 2 – 0 Rayleigh Town
Manford Way 3 – 0 Basildon Town
Galleywood 2 – 1 FC Hamlets
Harold Hill 5 – 2 Newbury Forest
Old Chelmsfordians 3 – 4 Shenfield AFC
Old Southendian 1 – 3 Great Baddow
Runwell Sports 1 – 2 Hutton
Snaresbrook 1 – 3 Sungate
Newham Utd 0 – 0 A1 Sports
Ongar Town 6 – 1 Ryan
Ramsden Scotia 4 – 3 Toby
Rayleigh Town Res. 5 – 2 Herongate Athletic
Upminster 0 – 1 Rochford Town
If you missed last week’s ESL & EOFL round-up (24.9.17) , you can view it here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/esl-fa-v-2qr-eofl-r-up-24-9-17/
My match this weekend was in the FA Vase 2QR: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/match-report-w-essex-1-2-gwr-fav/