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. We start off with a Friday night match at Mile End then touch on all the Saturday action. And there’s a run-down of the results from the Senior League Cup 2nd Round involving Olympian League sides plus a smattering of Olympian League action. How did your side do this weekend? Find out below. Enjoy.
Friday 6th October
Tower Hamlets 3 – 0 West Essex
Venue: Mile End Stadium | Attendance: 94
Hamlets produced a good second-half display to win this one at Mile End. Curtis Pond’s brace [59’ & 69’] and substitute Wale Odedoyin’s goal was enough to defeat an under-par West Essex side and give Hamlets their sixth win of the season.
I attended this match and my full match report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/report-t-hamlets-3-0-w-essex-esl-6-10-17/
Saturday 6th October
Burnham Ramblers 4 – 1 Sporting Bengal Utd
Venue: Leslie Field | Attendance: 24
Burnham prevailed the second match in succession with this win at Leslie Field. Bradley Morgan gave the hosts the lead on 32 minutes, though Oscar Mendes levelled for Imrul Gazi’s side six minutes later. Burnham restored their lead a minute after that through Julian Bavin and second-half goals from Morgan [50’] and Charlee Hughes [65’] sealed a good day for Lee Hughes’ men.
Enfield 1893 3 – 1 Barkingside
Venue: The Harlow Arena | Attendance: 68
Enfield came from behind to seal a good victory at the Harlow Arena. Jayden Mitchell-Brown gave ‘Side the lead after only two minutes though the hosts turned the tables with goals from Danny Jones [9’] and Andrew Tirivanhu [16’] before James O’Brien got the hosts’ third seven minutes before the break to seal their third win of the campaign.
Hackney Wick 1 – 2 Clapton
Venue: Old Spotted Dog | Attendance: 785
Clapton triumphed in the ‘Old Spotted Dog’ derby against tenants Wick, watched by a huge crowd of nearly 800 fans including many of the Clapton Ultras. Jeffrey Cobblah gave the Tons the lead before Hassan Nalbani ‘s penalty put Jon Fowell’s side in command before Jay Hardwick reduced Tolga Dervish’s side’s arrears though Clapton held on to claim their 5th win of the season.
Hullbridge Sports 1 – 4 FC Romania
Venue: Lower Road | Attendance: 59
All the goals came in the second-half as FCR prevailed against out-of-form Hullbridge at Lower Road. Florin Pop gave the Wolves the lead ten minutes after the re-start. Ioan Petresc made it two on 62 minutes though Howard Wright netted to make it 1-2 four minutes later. FCR responded as Pop [67’] and Petresc [69’] both got their braces and sealed a good day for the visitors.
Ilford 2 – 0 Takeley
Venue: Cricklefield | Attendance: 71
Two first-half goals were enough to give Ilford a moreale-boosting success at Cricklefield. James Peagram’s spot-kick on 29 minutes and Paul Oshin’s goal five minutes before the break were enough to give Allan Fenn’s side their sixth win of the campaign.
Sawbridgeworth Town 3 – 3 Woodford Town (2017)
Venue: Crofters End | Attendance: 45
Both these sides had to settle for a point in this six-goal cracker at Crofters End. Woodford led until the latter stages as goals from Larry Asare [43’], Andrea Montovani [58’] and a late goal from Jack Grosvenor though Sawbridgworth made it honours even through a brace from defender Matt Frew [7’ & 90’] and an Grosvenor OG [46’].
Southend Manor 0 – 3* (*A-A on 80 mins) Redbridge
Venue: Southchurch Park | Attendance: 64
I attended this match and the Match Report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/outhend-manor-0-3-redbridge-abandoned-after-80-mins-esl-7-10-17/
Stansted 0 – 1 Basildon Utd
Venue: Hargrave Park | Attendance: 78
Basildon narrowly won this encounter at Hargrave Park. Ash Blackburn’s goal a minute before half-time was enough to give the Bees their eighth win in ten league matches this term.
Waltham Forest 0 – 2 Great Wakering Rovers
Venue: Kitchener Road | Attendance: 47
A goal in each half saw Wakering to another victory, this time at Kitchener Road. Oliver Woodhouse gave GWR the lead 11 minutes before the break before Jake Gordon made it two nine minutes before the end.
Saturday 7th October
Essex Olympian League
May & Baker E.C 2 – 2 Rayleigh Town
FC Hamlets 4 – 0 Old Chelmsfordians
Shenfield AFC 1 – 1 Harold Hill
Rochford Town 1 – 1 Upminster
Ryan 5 – 2 Ongar Town
Senior League Cup 2nd Round
Basildon Town 1 -1 Newham Utd (Newham won 4-3 on Penalties)
Buckhurst Hill 4 – 5 Frenford (AET)
Canning Town 2 – 6 White Ensign
Catholic Utd 6 – 0 Epping
Harold Wood Athletic 4 – 2 Galleywood (AET)
Kelvedon Hatch 4 – 0 Snaresbrook
Manford Way 4 – 0 Dagenham Utd
Newbury Forest 0 – 5 Westhamians
Ramsden Scotia 3 – 1 Herongate Athletic
Runwell Sports 1 – 3 Southend Sports
Springfield 2 – 1 Old Southendian
Sungate 1 – 3 Great Baddow
Toby 3 – 1 Hutton