Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] : Non-League & EOFL Writer
Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League preview, 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 19 October 2019
Starting in the top-tier, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts returned to winning ways with a 2 – 0 victory over Springfield at Silver Leys. Goals from Terrell Hunter and Michael Moore saw the hosts to their first win in four matches. Elsewhere, Sungate drew 1 – 1 with Catholic Utd with Aaron Baldwin getting the goal for the ‘Super Hoops’.
NO EOFL Senior Division One this weekend due to Essex Premier Cup etc.
Anagram Records Trophy Result
Ware Sports 0 – 5 Hutton
Essex Premier Cup
There was a huge array of Essex Premier Cup action this weekend and in the first of my ten featured matches this weekend, Buckhurst Hill defeated Ramsden Scotia 5 – 2 as braces from Suley Zuhdu and Dan Whitehead assisted Mark Williams’ side to the win. Nathan Sollosi had earlier got the opener as Hill progressed. Also, Corinthians advanced into the next round on their Premier Cup debut by defeating Barking Under-23’s 4 – 1. A brace from Nathan Dewberry and strikes by Jake Lang and Leo Clarke did the job for Chris Stoneham’s side in the match I attended this weekend.
Epping Town went through to the next round with a 3 – 1 win over Great Bentley, thanks to a Daniel Garfinkle brace and one from Jack Jeffries. Leigh Ramblers also got one of the results of the round by winning 6 – 1 at Flitch Utd. Braces by Justin Hazell and Pat Cannon were added to by Sam Mountstephens and new signing Jack Gardner as Wayne Seal’s side had a fine afternoon.
Chingford Athletic got a fine win as they travelled to Essex Senior League Reserve side Frenford Res and won 5 – 3 at the Drive. The ensemble cast of Sam Coe, Gary Murray, Louis Bollard, Warren Isoka and Mickey Mesmin were all on target for the Senior One high-flyers. Reece Morley, George Fairhead and Ryan McDonach all struck for the Frenford second-string but they went out.
Lakeside also went through with a 3 – 0 win over May & Baker Res. Luke Quinton’s penalty was followed up by goals from Matt Bearman and Charlie Ashpole as the hosts prevailed.
Leigh Town continued their fine form in all competitions as they defeated Takeley Res 3 – 0, with a Max Jones double and Harry Payne’s goal sending them through. Joining them in the hat, Grays Athletic Res won 3 – 1 at Old Chelmsfordians with Warren Kayembe, Karl Kayembe and Remi Awosanya strikes sending the OC’s out. Rayleigh Town Reserves outshone the lot in terms of goal-scoring as they thumped AS Rawreth 10 – 1 at London Road. The ‘doubles club’ inducted Sam Lake, James Nottage and Adam Bessadi in this match with Rodney Wilson, Teddy Rumsey, Jason Warner and Joe Pidgeon all also hitting the net here.
Finally for the featured matches, Rayleigh Town won 3 – 0 at Ryan with Henry Sims, an OG plus a Bailey Moss strike sending Paul Higgins’ side through.
Other Results in Essex Premier Cup:
Arlesford Colne Rangers 2 – 1 Toby
Basildon Town 4 – 0 Laindon Orient | Basildon Sports Club
Canning Town 2 – 1 Chigwell | West Ham Community Ground [3G]
Earls Colne 3 – 2 Old Southendian | Earls Colne Rec Club
Galleywood 0 – 1 West Bergholt | Clarkes Field
Halstead Town Res 1 – 6 Ongar Town | Rosemary Park
Harold Wood Athletic H – W Little Oakley Res | Harold Wood Park (Pitch #1)
Harold Wood Athletic Res 3 – 5 Lawford Lads (AET) | Harold Wood Park
Kelvedon Hatch 3 – 1 Shoebury Town | New Hall
Rochford Town 3 – 4 Barkingside Res | Rochford Rec Ground
Runwell Sports 1 – 2 Clapton CFC | Runwell Sports Club
Shenfield AFC 4 – 0 Herongate Athletic | St Martins Sch [3G]
Snaresbrook 1 – 3 Hullbridge Sports Res | Nutters Field
Wakering Sports 2 – 0 Old Southendian Res | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #1)
Essex Junior Cup Results
Buckhurst Hill Res 2 – 2 Roydon Res | Roding Lane [Hill won 6 – 5 on pens]
Dagenham Utd A – W Lakeside Res (Dag Utd couldn’t field a side)
London Junior Cup Results
Canning Town Res 5 – 0 Catford
FC Hamlets 3 – 1 St Francis
EOFL Senior Division Two
In the one Senior Two match this week, Beacon Hill Rovers dismantled Westhamians 11 – 1 at Wickham Bishops Sports Ground. Adebolu Adeyemi got another four goals to go with his hat-trick last weekend. Josh Perry and George Davis both got trebles in this one with Will Simpson the other scorer as Rovers went top on goal difference.
Senior Division Three
In Senior Three, five matches took place this weekend. Leaders Corinthians Res extended their 100% start to five matches with a 3 – 1 at Hutton Res. Sean O’Callaghan netted for Hutton though Max Hall’s double and another from Ryan Woodley saw Terry Rose’s side to the win. They are two points clear of Toby Res after Toby’s second-side won 4 – 1 at home to White Ensign Res. A brace from Rhys Willson plus goals from Jordan Aspinell and Marc Porter-Brown saw Sam Polston’s side to second spot. Collier Row were held 1 – 1 at ACD Utd with Michael Wade on target for ACD.
Wakebury powered to a 5 – 0 success over luckless Basildon Town Res, who had to field player-boss Alex Shields in goal at Shoebury Park. A hat-trick from Ben Munday and two more from Harry Kateley ensured the hosts’ fourth win of the season. Finally, Leigh Town Res won 2 – 1 at winless Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ with Alex Hubbard and Chris Pope hitting the net to send Robert Hutchings-Spiller’s side into mid-table.
Senior Division Four Results
Catholic Utd Res 5 – 2 Old Chelmsfordians Res | Len Forge Centre [3G]
Forest Glade 4 – 1 Galleywood Res | Barleylands Road
Laindon Orient Res 3 – 2 Leytonstone Utd | Ford’s Sports Club (Basildon)
Roydon 3 – 0 Wakering Sports Res | Paringdon Sports Club
Shenfield AFC Res 0 – 1 Ongar Town Res | The Drive, Warley
Senior Division Five Results
Collier Row Res 3 – 4 Newbury Forest Res | Robert Clack Sch [3G]
Leigh Ramblers Res 4 – 1 Runwell Sports Res | Belfairs Park
Shoebury Town Res 4 – 3 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #4)
Springfield Res 3 – 3 Harold Wood Athletic Development | Springfield Hall Park
Wakering Sports ‘A’ 2 – 2 Old Barkabbeyans | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #2)