Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – Non-League & EOFL Writer
Hello and welcome to my regular round-up of the week’s action in the Essex Olympian League from Saturday 5 October, looking at the top four divisions, the Senior League Cup action plus results from Senior Division Four and the Reserve League Cup results, all in a ‘one-stop shop’. Thanks for reading.
In another fairly quiet weekend of Premier action, Basildon Town got a fourth win of the season as they defeated Sungate 2 – 1, thanks to goals from Tommy Green and Keith King. Buckhurst Hill were surprisingly held 2 – 2 by Shenfield AFC at Roding Lane. Nathan Sollosi and Suley Zuhdu netted for Mark Williams’ team though Mitchell Day and substitute Liam Snellin strikes levelled things up for ten-man AFC who had Sam Bubb dismissed. Also, Kelvedon Hatch were held 1 – 1 by Rayleigh Town at New Hall. Johnathan Glowacki’s penalty for Hatch was matched by Bailey Moss’ goal for Town as both sides continued their fine starts to the campaign.
EOFL Senior One
In another truncated league programme in Senior One due to the Senior League Cup matches, Lakeside went third with a 2 – 0 win at Snaresbrook. Herongate Athletic got their much sought-after first win this term in the league as they triumphed 5 – 2 at Ramsden Scotia. Substitute Jack Wilson-Jones scored twice, with Glen Jordan, Ben Warren and Scott Williams also all on the score-sheet. Kurt King and replacement Tony Hollis struck for Scotia though they drop to second-bottom having only amassed one point in five matches.
Also, Runwell Sports got their first win in the league with a 4 – 1 success over Manford Way. Joe Olley hit a brace alongside goals from Jordan Gregory and Charlie Adams to send Runwell up to tenth place. Manford’s consolation came via Olajide Yusuff though their afternoon was blighted further as Russell Wilks was sent off.
EOFL Senior Two
Only one match took place in Senior Two, though it did yield a surprise as Beacon Hill Rovers defeated Corinthians 4 – 1 thanks to braces by Stephen Bennett and George Davis, which gave Rovers their third straight league win and end the visitors’ 100% start.
EOFL Senior League Cup
In the Senior League Cup, Senior One side FC Hamlets won 3 – 2 at Senior Two side Epping Town thanks to strikes by John Gilroy, Charlie Heatley and Jack Potten. Epping replied through Alex Paraskeva and Eben Rowledge before Paraskeva had to deputise for injured goalkeeper Brad Molloy, who was forced off. Laindon Orient produced one of the shocks of the round as they defeated Senior One side Shoebury Town 4 – 2 after extra time. Jasper Read and Ashley Blackburn got the goals in normal time as it finished 2 – 2, though Conor Cobb and Blackburn’s second saw them to a fine win away from home.
Meanwhile, Senior One side Toby edged Senior Two side Wakering Sports 2 – 1 at Cupid’s. Peter Spicer and Nick Harvey struck for Toby while Craig Paton replied for Sports though the visitors went through. Finally for the round-up, Senior Four side Roydon secured a big shock, defeating Premier side Canning Town, 6 – 5 on penalty kicks after a 4 – 4 draw after extra-time.
Other Scores in Senior League Cup this weekend:
AS Rawreth 2 – 2 Leigh Ramblers | The Warren | Rawreth won 5 – 4 on pens
Chingford Athletic 0 – 2 Leigh Town | Town Mead [3G]
Galleywood 0 – 1 ACD Utd | Clarkes Field
Harold Wood Athletic 2 – 4 Old Chelmsfordians | Harold Wood Park
Ongar Town 2 – 3 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts | Fyfield Village Hall
Springfield 3 – 1 Old Southendian | Springfield Hall Park
EOFL Senior Three
In Senior Three, Buckurst Hill Reserves beat Wakebury 2 – 1 at Shoebury Park. Tommy Fraine and former Canning Town forward Sulaiman Massaquoi were on target for Hill’s second side while Sam Rowe got the goal for the home team. Also, Collier Row defeated White Ensign Res 2 – 1 at the Forest Row Centre to maintain their 100% start to their campaign.
EOFL Senior Four (Results)
Forest Glade 0 – 5 Ongar Town Res
Laindon Orient Res 2 – 3 Galleywood Res
Leytonstone Utd 5 – 1 Canning Town Res
Reserve League Cup (Results)
Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res 3 – 4 Shenfield AFC Res
Corinthians Res 2 – 0 Toby Res
Hutton Res 1 – 0 Chingford Athletic Development
Lakeside Res 3 – 4 Collier Row Res
Old Southendian Res 4 – 0 Catholic Utd Res
And Rayleigh Town Res 3 – 1 Basildon Town Res