Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] : Non-League & EOFL Writer
Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League round-up, looking at the action from the top-tier all the way to from Senior Division Five plus results from all the Cup action, including a big programme of Essex Junior Cup action.
Saturday 12 October 2019
As always, we start with the Premier Division and Leigh Ramblers defeated Basildon Town 4 – 0 thanks to a brace from Rhys Fatt, one of which was a 25-yard cracker plus strikes by skipper Ryan Lowe and Sam Mountstephens. The Rams are now unbeaten in their last three matches and rise to fourth spot. Meanwhile, Canning Town got a rare away win, 3 – 2 at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts and Sungate defeated Harold Wood Athletic 4 – 1 at Ilford Wanderers Rugby club thanks to Zach Davidson’s brace plus goals by Reece Clarke and Jake Clarke. Chris Muir got Ath’s consolation though their inconsistent season thus far continues while the ‘Gate rise to fifth.
Senior Division One
In Senior One this week, Ongar Town took the lead spot with a 2 – 1 triumph at Manford Way. Aaron Blair and Harry Rawlins got the goals as Town made it five wins from five games. Joe Lovell struck for Manford though they fell to their third loss in their last four here. Old Chelmsfordians handed Chingford Athletic a 4 – 2 defeat to get their second win in three matches. Matthew Crick grabbed a brace with Harry Green and Max Johnson also netted for the OC’s. Eric Kelly got both goals for Ath though they fell three points off the top spot, having lost their 100% start.
FC Hamlets went up to seventh following a 3 – 1 success at home to Runwell Sports. John Gilroy, Charlie Heatley and player-manager Ashley King all netted for the East London side, while Charlie Adams netted for Sports who have one win in five matches.
Also, Galleywood were held 2 – 2 by Rayleigh Town Res. Strikes by Sam Donn and substitute Ditmir Doci put ‘Wood ahead though late goals by Rodney Wilson and Sam Lake meant Lee Bunn & Dan Williams’ side left with a point. Galleywood sit fourth while Town are a point behind in sixth. Ramsden Scotia also triumphed this weekend, winning 2 – 1 at home to Toby, which was their first win this term and puts them 11th while Toby remain bottom. Ramsden’s goals came via Ryan Leddra and Matthew Taylor, with Ben Britton scoring for Toby.
Senior Division Two
Now moving into Senior Two and Leigh Town continued their flawless start to the season with a 4 – 2 win over Rochford Town at the John Burrows Recreation Ground. Doubles for Max Jones and Sam Gillmore overpowered a brace from Harry Ford for Rochford.
Leigh went top as Corinthians were held 1 – 1 by Old Southendian Res at Garon Park. Jake Hodder struck for the visitors who ended up with ten men and drop to second. Ben Franklin got the goal for Ben Manley’s side who sit seventh. Laindon Orient went up to third with a 4 – 1 success at home to out-of-form AS Rawreth. Conor Cobb, Henry Ballard, Ashley Blackburn & an OG all contributed to Laindon’s third win in their last four.
Beacon Hill Rovers are fifth after a 5 – 1 away win at strugglers Ryan, thanks largely to Adebolu Adeyemi’s hat-trick plus strikes by Charlie Monti and Will Simpson. Rovers have won four on-the-spin now. Also, Harold Wood Athletic Res defeated May & Baker Res 4 – 0 with Warren Taylor notching twice and Joe McBurney and Joe Pyne also on target here to get their first win in four matches.
Anagram Records Trophy
In the Anagram Records Trophy action this weekend, Buckhurst Hill secured their place in the next round with a 4 – 2 win at Cuffley. Fenti Falola, Suley Zuhdu, Liam Foster and Josh Banfield were all on target for Mark Williams’ team. Shenfield AFC sealed a fine 7 – 0 win over The61FC (Luton) at St Martin’s School’s 3G pitch. Jordan Elliott led the way with four goals on his own, plus Ben Carroll, Mitchell Day & Luke Williamson also struck for the hosts here.
Epping Town went out of the competition to Hampton Town on the spot-kick lottery, having fought back to 3 – 3 after extra time. Strkes by Daniel Garfinkle, Brad Gayer and Taner Dagyaran gave Billy Cove’s side a shot though ultimately they went down as Hampton won 8 – 7 on penalty kicks.
Senior League Cup
In the one Senior League Cup tie that went ahead at the Len Salmon Stadium, Catholic Utd thrashed Kelvedon Hatch 6 – 0 with Ellis Sands scoring twice plus Aaron Baldwin, Thomas Kearney, Corey Wood and Franklin Craik all added one each. As the ‘Super Hoops’ made it into the next round with some style.
Rayleigh Town P – P Lakeside | (awaiting League decision)
Essex Premier Cup
Heybridge Swifts U23 3 – 5 Springfield
Saffron Walden Town Res 2 – 4 Hutton
Westhamians 1 – 2 Waltham Abbey Res
Essex Junior Cup Results
Aveley U23 3 – 2 Leytonstone Utd (1pm KO)
ACD Utd 2 – 3 Newbury Forest Res
Ashingdon 2 – 1 Hullbridge Sports ‘A’
Bocas Jonabonito 3 – 5 Hutton Res
Buckhurst Hill Res P – P Roydon Res
Chingford Athletic Res 2 – 1 Writtle
Collier Row 5 – 3 Harold Wood Athletic Development
Dagenham Utd P – P Lakeside Res
Haver Town 4 – 0 Runwell Sports Res
Leigh Town ‘A’ 1 – 4 Corinthians Res
Old Southendian ‘A’ 2 – 1 Leigh Town Res
Rochford Town ‘A’ 3 – 7 Basildon Town Res
Rochford Town Res 0 – 11 Bowers & Pitsea U23
Roydon 6 – 1 Shenfield AFC Res
Shoebury Town ‘A’ 5 – 1 White Ensign Res
Springfield Res 1 – 3 Ongar Town Res
Toby Res 6 – 4 Rapid Chingford
Wakebury 5 – 0 Forest Glade
Wakering Sports Res 4 – 3 Leigh Ramblers Res (AET)
Waltham Abbey ‘A’ 1 – 4 Galleywood Res
No Senior Division Three action this week due to Essex Junior Cup..
Senior Division Four results
Canning Town Res 5 – 1 Laindon Orient Res
Chingford Athletic Development 4 – 1 Old Chelmsfordians Res
Senior Division Five results
Old Barkabbeyans 2 – 2 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res
Shoebury Town Res 3 – 1 Herongate Athletic Res
Wakering Sports ‘A’ 1 – 16 Collier Row Res
That’s all for this week, thank you for reading.