Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]
Hello and welcome to this week’s round-up of Essex Olympian League action from Saturday 30th November. Also includes results from the Anagram Records Trophy & Essex Junior Cup action alongside the top four EOFL divisions and results from Senior Four & Five. Thanks for reading.
Saturday 30 November
Four of the five Premier Division fixtures survived the weather, and added to a very tight top of the standings at present as the top four are all separated by only goal difference. Springfield were held 3 – 3 by Sungate with their immediate rivals Buckhurst Hill and Ratyleigh Town both in Anagram Records Trophy action this weekend. The result means Sungate rise to second, ahead of Springfield in 3rd.
Catholic Utd made a blistering comeback to draw 3 – 3 at home to improving Old Southendian at the Len Forge. Nick Henesy got a brace for OS with Ed Gould the other scorer for Connor Lane’s team, who are now unbeaten in their last five. The ‘Super Hoops’ drop to fifth but are only a point off Hill in top spot, although the latter have games in hand on the other top five sides. Basildon Town got a decent 2 – 0 at strugglers Canning Town with Brodie Horne and Keith King both netting as Bas got their third win in their last four to go sixth.
Harold Wood Athletic also won, 2 – 1 at Leigh Ramblers with Nick Reynolds and Chris Muir on target for Kris Taylor’s side, who rise to tenth after their second straight league win. Kelvedon Hatch’s match with Hutton was postponed due to weather.
Senior Division One
In the three surviving matches in Senior One, Chingford Athletic extended their lead at the summit to seven points after a 6 – 2 victory over ten-man Manford Way. Lee Lashley grabbed a treble here, with Sam Coe, Alex Gordon and Gary Murray all also on target for the Town Mead side. Olajide Yusuff and Josh Hayward struck for Manford who remain in mid-table. Elsewhere, Lakeside swept Toby aside as they won 6 – 3 against the bottom side to strengthen their hold on fifth spot and Shoebury Town got their sixth draw in nine league matches this term as they held FC Hamlets 1 – 1. George Oakley’s spot-kick accounted for the FCH goal at Cupid’s.
Ongar Town P – P Runwell Sports |
Ramsden Scotia P – P Rayleigh Town Res |
Snaresbrook P – P Herongate Athletic |
Anagram Records Trophy round-up
In the three Anagram Records Trophy ties involving EOFL sides, Buckhurst Hill roared into the nxt round with a 6 – 0 win over Olympian Senior One side Galleywood. Max Nicolson struck twice here, as did substitute Fenti Falola, with Nathan Sollosi and Henry Day also on target here for Mark Williams’ team. Rayleigh Town also progressed with a great 3 – 2 away-day win at Tring Corinthians AFC. George Vile, Bailey Moss and Henry Talbot all struck for Paul Higgins’ side. Shenfield AFC are out though after a narrow 1 – 0 loss at Sandridge Rovers.
Senior Division Two
Now into Senior Two, Epping Town edged to a 3 – 2 win over spirited strugglers Rochford Town at Stonards Hill. Jayden Hocking-Rising, Alex Paraskeva and Daniel Garfinkle all netted for Billy Cove’s side, though Rochford certainly gave them a headache as Tommy Dominguez continued his fine scoring run of late with a brace. Epping stay fourth, three points off leaders Leigh Town. Old Southendian Reserves also got a fine 3 – 0 win over high-flying Beacon Hill Rovers at Garon Park. Greg Molford, Oliver Tatton-Bennett and replacement Lewis Telling all scored for Ben Manley’s side who got their third win here in their last four games here to solidify fifth spot.
Wakering Sports got the result of the day though as they eased to a 9 – 0 home win over strugglers Ryan. Danny Pallett got a treble while there were doubles for Ben Rowe, Mohammed Sesay and Mitchell Gleeson as Sports went up to eighth.
AS Rawreth P – P May & Baker Res |
Harold Wood Athletic Res P – P Leigh Town |
Laindon Orient P – P Corinthians |
Senior Division Three
In Senior Three, Wakebury went second with a fine 3 – 1 win at Leigh Town Res. Charlie Little struck twice here with Jack Smith getting the other goal as ‘Bury got their seventh win this term. In the other game this weekend, White Ensign Res edged a battle with fellow strugglers Lakeside Res 3 – 2, with Zach Somerset-Butler notching a brace, and replacement Ayodele Awosika also on target at the Len Forge 3G pitch.
Senior League Cup
Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ P – P Old Chelmsfordians
Essex Junior Cup results
Buckhurst Hill Res P – P Wakering Sports Res
Corinthians Res 0 – 2 Collier Row
FC Clacton Res 5 – 3 Roydon
Hutton Res 2 – 1 Harold Hill
Shoebury Town ‘A’ P – P Basildon Town Res
Toby Res 4 – 0 Haver Town
Senior Division Four results
Forest Glade 1 – 1 Chingford Athletic Development
Galleywood Res P – P Leytonstone Utd
Laindon Orient Res P – P Shenfield AFC Res
Old Chelmsfordians Res 2 – 2 Catholic Utd Res
Ongar Town Res 3 – 2 Canning Town Res
Senior Division Five results
Collier Row Res 1 – 4 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res
Herongate Athletic Res 1 – 3 Roydon Res
Old Barkabbeyans 3 – 0 Newbury Forest Res
Runwell Sports Res 5 – 0 Wakering Sports ‘A’
Shoebury Town Res P – P Springfield Res