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 all the Saturday action, followed by updated ESL table. And there’s a run-down of the results from the Olympian League plus results from the Senior League Cup & Anagram Records Trophy. How did your side do this weekend? Enjoy.
Saturday 14th October
Barkingside 0 – 1 Ilford
Venue: Cricklefield | Attendance: 74
Ilford held on to narrowly defeat Cricklefield rivals Barkingside. The only goal of the match came on 68 minutes as forward James Peagram struck to seal the Foxes’ seventh win of the campaign.
Clapton 2 – 0 Great Wakering Rovers
Venue: Old Spotted Dog | Attendance: 61
Clapton upset high-flying Great Wakering at the OSD. Two goals after the break by Ikem Odeh [48’] and Jeffrey Cobblah [63’] sealed a good victory for the Tons, their sixth of the league season.
Hullbridge Sports 3 – 0 Hackney Wick
Venue: Lower Road | Attendance: 49
Hullbridge produced a resolute display to overcome Wick at Lower Road. Luca Frankis put the hosts ahead after nine minutes though couldn’t build on that advantage until after the break. Two second-half goals from Ollie Miller [54’ & 90’+3] sealed the points for Rob Hodgson’s men.
I attended this match and my full match report is here – https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/report-hullbridge-3-0-h-wick-esl/
Redbridge 3 – 2 Sporting Bengal Utd
Venue: Oakside | Attendance: 32
The Motormen overcame a wobble to record another win at Oakside. Winger Reside Coxi-Sebastfao gave the hosts the lead on eleven minutes though Steven Carvell restored parity for Bengal ten minutes later. The visitors broke the deadlock on 27 minutes through Kai Parkinson’s strike. Redbridge fought back late on though as goals from Eljay Worrell [85’] and substitute Calvin Poku [88’] sealed the turnaround for Ricky Eaton & Joey May’s side.
Sawbridgeworth Town 1 – 3 Southend Manor
Venue: Crofters End | Attendance: 52
Manor produced another excellent away-day performance to claim an important win at Crofters End. The visitors did the damage in the first half as goals from Ross Johnson [20’], Alfie Lindfield [36’] and Jacob Cleaver [44’] put Stuart Marshall’s side in a great position. Sawbridgeworth did pull one back after the break through Joe Wright.
Stansted 3 – 1 Waltham Forest
Venue: Hargrave Park | Attendance: 47
Stansted did the damage early to seal a good win over inconsistent Forest at Hargrave Park. Ryan Ramsey set the Airportmen on their way with the opener on nine minutes before Jevoi Blair made it two after 20 minutes. Ramsey got his second of the afternoon seven minutes later to put Paul Pittuck’s side in a commanding position at the interval. Substitute Marco Faria [68’] got a consolation for the visitors though it was a case of ‘too little, too late’ for them as the hosts recorded their sixth win of the ESL campaign.
Takeley 5 – 4 Enfield 1893
Venue: Station Road | Attendance: 61
Takeley got the better of a nine-goal barnstormer at Station Road. A quick-fire double from Mitchell Das [16’] and Freddie Burrell [18’] gave the hosts the initiative though Miguel Lopes De Matos pulled one back four minutes later. Reece Barrett restored Takeley’s two-goal cushion on 29 minutes as his side led at the break 3-1. De Matos got his second seven minutes after the break and Luke Thomas levelled a pulsating match on 66 minutes. Marc Das’ side were in no mood to be denied though as a double from substitute Will Green [82’ & 90’+3] sealed the win though Ben Bradbury’s strike deep into injury-time ended the scoring.
Tower Hamlets 2 – 2 FC Romania
Venue: Mile End Stadium | Attendance: 31
Hamlets came from behind to record a creditable draw at Mile End. FCR had the better of the early-going and capitalised on it as Gabriel Ghinea struck five minutes in. Sergiu Pitaru doubled the lead 19 minutes later. However, two quick-fire goals either side of half-side from Wale Odedoyin [44’ & 46’] ultimately sealed a point for Ade Abayomi & AJ Ashinike’s side.
Wadham Lodge 3 – 3 West Essex
Venue: Kitchener Road | Attendance: 16
West Essex’s recent defensive frailties were again highlighted as they were held at Kitchener Road. In a good first-half for the visitors, talismanic striker Michael Mignot [35’ & 40’] put the visitors’ two-up at the interval. Danny Palmer cut the hosts’ arrears in half on 62 minutes. Mignot completed another hat-trick with 15 minutes remaining as West Essex looked set for a good win. Not to be though as goals from Ben McAllister [79’] and Ben Musaka [89’] grabbed a point for the bottom-placed side.
Woodford Town (2017) 3 – 2 Basildon Utd
Venue: Goffs Lane | Attendance: 65
Improving Woodford recorded another good win, this time against the Bees at Goffs Lane. Larry Asare gave Town the lead eleven minutes in before Marcus Bowers levelled things eight minutes before half-time. Substitute Ashley Blackburn put the Bees ahead with 22 minutes to play though late goals from Ola Ogunwamide [80’] and Jack Grosvenor [90’] sealed an important home win for Woodford.
ESL Table (after October 14th matches)
|2||Great Wakering Rovers||12||8||1||3||16||25|
|9||Woodford Town (2017)||14||6||3||5||-3||21|
|12||Sporting Bengal Utd||14||6||1||7||-3||19|
Saturday 14th October
Essex Olympian League
Basildon Town 0 – 7 Kelvedon Hatch
Frenford 3 – 0 White Ensign
Springfield 4 – 2 Harold Wood Athletic
Galleywood 2 – 3 Old Chelmsfordians
Great Baddow 7 – 3 Shenfield AFC
Harold Hill 0 – 6 Sungate
Hutton 2 – 2 FC Hamlets
Runwell Sports 2 – 6 Old Southendian
Snaresbrook 1 – 0 Newbury Forest
Herongate Athletic 3 – 1 Ryan
May & Baker E.C Reserves 0 – 3 Ramsden Scotia
Ongar Town 2 – 0 Newham Utd
Rayleigh Town Res 3 – 1 Rochford Town
Toby 1 – 2 Upminster
Anagram Records Trophy
Catholic Utd 2 – 2 Manford Way AET (Catholic Utd won 4-2 on Penalties)
Senior League Cup 2nd Round
Benfleet 3 – 1 Rayleigh Town
Leigh Ramblers 4 – 2 A1 Sports
May & Baker E.C 1 – 2 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts