Preview: Essex Senior League (Sat 17th Nov) [ESL 16.11.18]

 

Written by Scott W

Hello & welcome to another of the preview pieces looking at the Essex Senior League action this weekend, with Scott going solo due to Peter needing time out this week.

Saturday 17th November

Hoddesdon Town  v  Takeley   | Lowfield

Scott: Hoddy welcome a Takeley side that have won their last four league outings. Simon Riddle’s side have found wins hard to grab of late though did defeat Clapton at home in midweek. Takeley won narrowly at Barkingside on Monday night to follow up on recent league wins at Tower Hamlets and Ilford. This may be a tougher test at Lowfield though will still head for a narrow away win.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

 

Ilford  v  West Essex    | Cricklefield

Scott: Ilford welcome the Stags to Cricklefield. The hosts have lost their last two matches, away to Stanway and at home to Sporting Bengal before that, two weeks ago. West made a spirited return to action in midweek before losing out at Hullbridge. This one could really go either way though I’ll go for a entertaining draw.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 2

Saffron Walden Town  v   Clapton    |  Catons Lane

Scott: The new-look Tons visit Saffron Walden, on the back of a four-match winless league, though all of those matches have been away from home, due to ongoing complications at the Old Spotted Dog. Jason Maher’s Bloods side have won four of their last six matches though were held by Barkingside in their last league outing two weeks back. I have to say that Walden look one of the stronger sides in the division at preent and therefore will plump for a home win.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 1

 

Southend Manor    v    Barkingside    | Southchurch Park

Scott: These two out-of-form sides meet at Southchurch Park. Manor haven’t won in eight league matches as they sit third-bottom currently. ‘Side are still bottom and brought in Romford Director of Football Alex Goldstone as they new boss, replacing Michael Walther. The latter’s last game ended in a narrow home loss to Takeley on Monday night. I have a gut feeling this ‘six-pointer’ will be a gritty affair. Narrow home win, in my view.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

St Margaretsbury    v    Hullbridge Sports    |   The Recreation Ground

Scott: St Margs welcome Hullbridge to the Rec. Max Mitchell’s side are on a upturn in form, unbeaten in four outings now, winning three of them. Add to that a big comeback win over Enfield in their Gordon Brasted Quarter-Final in midweek. Sports are unbeaten in six and won in midweek, at home to West Essex. This could be a cracker with goals aplenty, and I’ll plump for a home win, just.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 2

Stansted   v   Tower Hamlets     |  Hargrave Park

Scott: Tower Hamlets make the trip to Hargrave Park to face a Stansted side who have won their last four and can win ‘ugly’. The Airportmen came back to win late on at Woodford on Monday night and are two points clear at the summit. Hamlets have won one of their last six matches league-wise though did pick up an important victory over Sawbridgeworth in the Errington Challenge Cup in midweek. All being said though, it would be a surprise if the hosts didn’t pick up the win here.

Scott’s Prediction: 4 – 1

 

Stanway Rovers   v   Redbridge    |  Hawthorns

Scott: These two do battle again at the Hawthorns, just a week after Rovers sent the Motormen out of the Peter Butcher Trophy. Stanway built on that cup win by beating Ilford at home in midweek while Redbridge were held at fellow strugglers Leyton Athletic. New Rovers gaffer Terry Spillane has already made a few changes to his playing squad and they are unbeaten in five matches now. Redbridge were held by their opponents in their delayed fixture at home only 18 days ago so will want to look to better that outcome though they haven’t won in five matches now themselves. Home win for me.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 1

Walthamstow   v    Woodford Town   |  Kitchener Road / Wadham Lodge

Scott: 5th plays 8th here at Wadham Lodge though only four points seperate the sides pre-match. ‘Stow lost out at Stansted last time out in the league at the end of last month though did defeat co-tenants Leyton Ath in the GBT Quarter-Finals last weekend. Woodford exited the Peter Butcher Trophy last weekend to ESL Reserve Division side Tiptree Jobserve before they also suffered a late defeat to Stansted in midweek. With recent additions like Bryn Thorpe, Dwade James and Joe Benjamin, Ryan Maxwell’s side are building their strength up squad-wise and may be too strong here.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 0

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.

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Match Report: Hullbridge Sports 2 – 0 West Essex (Tues 13th Nov) [ESL 14.11.18]

Essex Senior League

Attendance: 62

2018-19 Season – Match 33

Tuesday 13th November 2018  – 7.45pm KO

Hullbridge: Blue & White Striped Shirts, Blue Shorts,  Blue Socks

West Essex: Yellow & Black Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, Yellow Socks

 

Hullbridge emerge with the points after late goals seal the win over West at Lower Road

Report by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14) with photos by Scott & @ABridgeTooFar16

Another midweek venture in this season’s Essex Senior League took me to Lower Road to see high-flying Hullbridge take on mid-table West Essex. The last two visits to this ground saw ‘Bridge held by Leyton Athletic and Ilford in league action. Darren Manning named a front three of captain Jimmy Cox, Luke Hornsley and Michael Salako with Joe Skeels and Matt Tapley in midfield. West’s season has been inconsistent thus far and after a two-week break from action, they named Jack Coker between the sticks with a back four of Emmanuel Wazola, Josh French, Nick Walk and Josh Kane though Joe Lefley, Sanchez Hardy and James Bromley were among those unavailable.

Both sides traded chances early on, as West goalkeeper Jack Coker denied Hullbridge forward Luke Hornsley only two minutes in. The visitors showed their penchant for counter-attacking with pace at times as well and they had their first half-chance ten minutes in as West midfielder Callum Bloss struck an effort wide. Hullbridge were awarded a penalty on twenty minutes after a foul on Hornsley in the area. Strike partner Jimmy Cox stepped up though his spot-kick crashed against the crossbar and out of play.

West continued to battle hard despite having to take off their main forward Ogedi-Uzokwe midway through the half and did have the odd foray forward though ‘Bridge did finish the half strongly, although the debate is there that they didn’t make the most of their chances. First, with three minutes to go until the break, a strike from home forward Michael Salako did beat Coker but was well-cleared off the line by covering defender Josh Kane. Moments later, a goal-mouth scramble saw the Stags twice deny their hosts on the line as a combination of the goalkeeper and visiting defence got in the way to preserve the stalemate at the break.

Half-Time: Hullbridge  0 – 0  West Essex

West came out after the break with renewed vigour and had some joy in midfield getting past the attack-minded hosts as midfielder Tanvir Ahmed put in a number of telling balls through to substitute forward Hakim Medfai, with the latter having three chances on goal in the opening 15 minutes of the half, though he couldn’t find a way past home stopper George Marsh.

West defender Josh French was perhaps a tad fortunate as another searching centre from the hosts was headed powerfully against his own crossbar. The visitors’ impeccable record during the evening of clearing shots off the goal-line was extended early in the half and as we got into the middle part of the half, it seemed as though the hosts had rather ‘run out of energy’. The Stags had the odd chance of their own as on 72 minutes a powerful effort by Medfai called Marsh into action, sprawling across well to parry the low strike wide. Minutes later, a good ball in from the right by stand-in right-back Emmanuel Wazola found skipper Tom MacLeod though his header was gathered by Marsh.

‘Bridge responded with hunger as Hornsley was a thorn in the visiting defenders’ sides in the latter stages. After he had sent two half-chances wide, a third oppurtunity in the space of five minutes was well-blocked by Coker though it was a sign of late drama to come. With two minutes of normal time remaining, Hornsley’s ball in from the right was seized on by substitute Nathan Scarborough who made no mistake at the near post. Barely a minute later, the visitors’ luck ran dry as another Hornsley cross was pushed away by Coker though it fell to Salako who calmly slotted home to finally put the match to bed that they could have made easier for themselves.

Full-Time: Hullbridge Sports  2 – 0  West Essex

To be absolutely fair, Hullbridge created too many chances to not deserve the win though they could do with being sharper in terms of finishing. In my view, Joe Skeels, Luke Hornsley and Michael Salako stood out for the hosts tonight. West have reasons to be pleased with this performance. They do have grit and determination in abundance as they frustrated their opponents and played good football themselves at times as midfielder Tanvir Ahmed, ‘keeper Jack Coker and the central defensive pair of Josh French and Nick Walk did well for them.

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‘Bridge’s Mickael Salako in action (Credit: Neil H)

 

Hullbridge Sports  | Manager: Darren Manning

George Marsh (GK), Matt Dicks, Matt Rose, Sam Taylor, Jamal Allen, Perry Dunn, Joe Skeels, Matt Tapley (Adebola Sotoyinbo 69′), Jimmy Cox (Capt) (Nathan Scarborough 69′), Luke Hornsley, Michael Salako

Goal-scorers: Nathan Scarborough [88′], Michael Salako [89′]

Booked: Dunn   | Subs Not Used: Skinner, Coe, McLeavy

 

West Essex    | Manager: Kwame Kwateng

Jack Coker (GK), Emmanuel Wazola, Josh Kane, Josh French, Nick Walk, Tanvir Ahmed (Symeon Taylor 65′), Greg Frederick, Callum Bloss, Izzy Ogedi-Uzokwe (Hakim Medfai 21′), Cameron Gray

Booked: None   |  Subs Not Used: McNally

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 10 Nov) [EOFL 11.11.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

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A still from Ryan 1 – 3 Runwell Sports at Wadham Lodge 3G on Saturday

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League round-up, as we take in the action from the Premier to Division Four results. How did your team get on this weekend?

EOFL Premier Division

In the top-tier, Hutton got the win in the highest-scoring match in the division with a 5 – 3 home victory over Canning Town. Strikes from Chris Rowlatt, Tom Price, Chris Skingley, Will Marlowe and Josh Bardouleau overturned Town’s goal-scorers in Patrick Damali, Matt Betts and Paul Henry.

Leigh Ramblers end the weekend in fifth after a Jamie Selby-Knight brace plus a goal from Joe Hunter saw them beat Great Baddow 3-1 at Belfairs Park. Buckhurst Hill narrowly won 1 – 0 at home to Sungate thanks to Suleyman Zuhdu’s first-half strike which sees them stay top by two points.

Kelvedon Hatch lead the chasing pack and they won 2 – 1 at home to Springfield, thanks chiefly to a double from Theo Ola. Anthony Pantaleo hit back for the Chelmsford-based side. Also, Old Southendian held Harold Wood Athletic 2 – 2 to grab a creditable point away from home.

Also, some results in the Anagram Records Trophy here:

PFC Victoria London  3  – 2  Rayleigh Town
Sandridge Rovers  0 – 9  Catholic Utd

EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, Sean Green inspired Ongar Town’s 5 – 2 win at Frenford Reserves with a hat-trick while Ben Polley and Ross Carpenter also notching. Snaresbrook won 2 – 1 at home to Galleywood as Josh Woodcock and Harry Prince scored for the hosts, while Freddie Bartrum got one back for ‘Wood though ‘Brook still lead the division.

Ramsden Scotia are still the best of the rest thanks to a 1 – 0 win over Herongate Athletic. Ryan Leddra ‘came to the party again’ with the only goal in that one. Old Chelmsfordians went four points clear of Herongate in the drop zone by virtue of a 5 – 0 win over May & Baker E.C Reserves. A brace from Martin Mixture plus strikes by Joshua Lawrence, William King and Joe Kemp saw the hosts to a well-earned win.

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, three matches took place. Firstly, Runwell Sports won 3 – 1 over Ryan at their Wadham Lodge 3G pitch. Strikes from Charlie Adams, Aaron Rix’s spot-kick and an OG helped Sports to fourth. Meanwhile, Rochford Town succumbed to a 2 – 0 home loss to Harold Wood Athletic Ressies. Perry Robinson and Chris Pope goals did the damage as Ath rose to the summit of D2.

Also, Toby defeated Beacon Hill Rovers 2 – 1 at home thanks to Des Gallen’s brace as Toby went second in the division.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, with most of the sides in Cup action, two matches took place. Laindon Orient rise to second spot following a 4 – 1 success over Academy Soccer. The hosts had goals from Sam Lake, Ryan Scougall, Adam Cole to thank plus an OG while Marc Porter-Brown got Academy’s sole strike.

Elsewhere, Wakering Sports defeated White Ensign’s Ressies 2 – 1.

EOFL Senior Four

Catholic Utd Res  2 – 5  Canning Town Res
Dagenham Utd  7 – 4  Leigh Ramblers Res

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.

Round-up: Bostik Division North (Sat 10th Nov) [BLN 11.11.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s Bostik North round-up. How did your side do?

 

Sat 10 Nov

AFC Sudbury  0 – 0   Basildon Utd   |  King’s Marsh (3G) | Att: 287

The new era at Basildon started with a shut-out at Sudbury. The Bees, under the Interim leadership  of co-chair Lee Connor, have not won in five matches though still picked up a credible result with a much-changed side following their ‘reorganisation’ this week.

Bowers & Pitsea  3 – 0   Mildenhall Town   | Len Salmon Stadium (3G) | Att: 111

Bowers continued their unbeaten run this term and their superb defensive record with this win over the Hall at the Len Salmon. A double from Lewis Manor [30′ & 45′] saw the hosts ahead before David Knight made another three points safe on 56 minutes with the hosts’ third. Mildenhall’s day got worse as both Thomas Boxer and James Seymour were dismissed here as they fell to their fourth straight loss.

Coggeshall Town   1 – 0   Barking    | West Street | Att: 112

Cogg maintained their fine form with a late winner at West Street. Sam Bantick kept up his superb scoring run with a goal ten minutes from time and secure his side’s fourth win on-the-spin. Barking are still finding wins hard to come by with two wins in their last six outings.

Dereham Town   2 – 3  Maldon & Tiptree   | Aldiss Park | Att: 143

This game saw the sides trade superiority on the score-sheet at Aldiss Park. Dereham led at the break through Jamie Forshaw on four minutes before Ollie Ebbage [28′] doubled that lead to put the out-of-form hosts in a good position. Maldon roared back though in the last 20 minutes of the contest as first, Oliver Kensdale pulled one back on 74 minutes before Jack Cawley [85′] levelled things up. Kensdale scored the decisive winner a minute from time to give Wayne Brown’s side their third win on-the-bounce.

Felixstowe & Walton Utd  1 – 2   Grays Athletic    |  Dellwood Avenue | Att: 310

Grays withstood a comeback from Felixstowe to pick up the victory at Dellwood Avenue.  Early goals from Joao Carlos [2′] and Kieran Bishop [23′]  put Jamie Stuart’s side in command. Miles Powell’s goal three minutes after the interval opened the game up though Ath held on to claim their 4th win in their last five matches.

Heybridge Swifts   2 – 1   Canvey Island   | Scraley Road | Att: 357

Canvey came unstuck at in-form Heybridge. Swifts led  through regular scorers Matt Price [30′] and Harrison Chatting [49′]. Although Canvey made it a tense end thanks to Jake Joliffe’s strike 15 minutes from time, the hosts won their fifth game in their last six.

Soham Town Rangers  3 – 0   Witham Town   | Julius Martin Lane | Att: 151

Soham won this bottom-two clash with Witham. They led after only four minutes thanks to Will Gardner’s goal. In the second half, further strikes from Ryan Auger [50′] and Sal Mulready on the cusp of the 90 saw Soham to only their second win this season while Witham have lost five of their last six natches now.

Tilbury   1 – 2  Bury Town   | Chadfields | Att: 110

Finally on Saturday, Bury Town came back to win at Chadfields. Jack Carlile put the hosts ahead on 66 minutes though a late brace from Cemal Ramadan [81′ & pen 85′] turned the tide to get their third win in their last five games while the Dockers parted company with boss Joe Keith and assistant Lee Hodges following this match and swiftly replaced them with former Basildon management duo Marc Harrison and Liam Wallace.

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.

Match Report: Walthamstow 3 – 0 Leyton Athletic (Sat 10th Nov) [GBT QF 10.11.18]

Gordon Brasted Trophy 2018-19: Quarter-Final

Attendance: 57

2018-19 Season – Match 32

Saturday 10th November 2018  – 3pm KO

Walthamstow: Royal Blue Shirts, Blue Shoorts,  Blue Socks

Leyton Athletic: Maroon Shirts, Maroon Shorts, Maroon Socks

‘Stow overcome Leyton and the weather to make it into the GBT Semi-Finals

Report & Photos by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14) 

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Players, Officials & Management observe the two-minutes silence for Rememberance Sunday. Lest we forget.

On a weekend of exclusively ESL Cup action with the Pete Butcher Trophy making its debut in the schedule, I went to Wadham Lodge to see this Gordon Brasted Trophy Quarter-Final tie. Walthamstow named a very strong starting XI, with James Peagram and Christian Owusu being the front two, Rheo Josephs on the left and the evergreen Lee Flynn at full-back. Leyton had a blow to contend with this week as forward Dwade James left the club to join…. Walthamstow, though he was ineligable for this match. For them, James Scammell continued in goal, with Eli Benoit once again skippering the side and Luwayne Greenwood the focal point in attack.

This match began with the hosts on the front foot, though the main issue was finding the final ball to bypass the three-man Ath central defence. Winger Rheo Josephs was having some joy down the ‘Stow left flank with his pace and crossing and on 19 minutes, Josephs had a sight of goal after being played in by forward James Peagram, though the former’s shot from a narrow angle was taken by Ath goalie James Scammell. On the cusp of the half-hour mark, fellow home forward Christian Owusu also struck wide.

It must be said though that both teams had to contend with a deluge of rain and to add to that, a hefty hailstorm as well. Leyton did show their game at times and looked pretty rapid on the counter-attack though they did also get the wrong side of the assistant referee’s flag on a few occasions. Ryan Maxwell’s side did keep the pressure on as just after the half-hour, Josephs again broke down the left channel, beating the on-rushing Scammell to the ball though couldn’t find the telling centre  to make the most of it in that attack.

As it happened, only a minute later the hosts took the lead as a peach of a free-kick from midfielder Robbie Martin curled right into the danger zone and Peagram headed in cooly. Ath had barely settled back into play when ‘Stow doubled their advantage as midfielder Matt Brinklow unleashed a sublime dipping shot which evaded Scammell’s grasp and then crept under the crossbar. One for the Brinklow ‘play-book’ there I suspect.

Half-Time: Walthamstow  2 – 0 Leyton Athletic

After the break, the rain continued to pour down making playing conditions ever more tricky with the ball holding into the pitch and the like. The hosts effectively sealed the contest five minutes after the interval as from Martin’s pass, Peagram struck home his second of the afternoon.

In the last half hour, Leyton did keep going and tried to keep their rapid passing game going despite the torrid conditions. Skipper Eli Benoit as ever tried to drive his team on by making powerful runs forward though in fairness, home custodian James Harkin didn’t have much to do besides cutting out crosses and the like. ‘Stow at the other end had two good chances to add to the score-line though substitute Joe Benjamin, on debut got ahead of the tiring Ath defence thouh chipped wide and moments later, Peagram’s audacious 40-yard lob hit a post with Scammell beaten. Scammell did well with minues remaining to deny a 20-yard bolt from ‘Stow full-back Ross Pope and in almost the last action of the game, Harkin denied attacking midfielder Mario Gjini’s effort.

All in all, a good win for the hosts who were the better side today. Congrats to Walthamstow and best wishes to Leyton Athletic for the remainder of the season.

Full-Time: Walthamstow   3 – 0  Leyton Athletic

Walthamstow  | Player/Manager: Ryan Maxwell

James Harkin (GK), Ross Pope, Lee Flynn, Reece Conway (Emmanuel Dasho 74′), Craig Pope (Capt), Jack Leachman, Matt Brinklow, Robbie Martin (Gus Douglas 82′), James Peagram, Christian Owusu, Rheo Josephs (Joe Benjamin 50′)

Goal-scorers: James Peagram [35′, 50′], Matt Brinklow [38′]

Booked: Conway, Martin   | Subs Not Used: Gebrai, Edwards (GK)

Leyton Athletic    | Manager: Glen Kendall

James Scammell (GK), Jayesh Gohil (Jonathon Klug 46′), D’Neil Bryan, Jason Brown, Eli Benoit (Capt), Cory Rider, Misha Djemaili (Emmauel Oluwole 56′), Dujan Foster (Francesco Cicconi 56′), Luwayne Greenwood, Mario Gjini, Lance Ledgister

Booked: Oluwole, Brown     |  Subs Not Used: Jinadu, Walsh (GK)

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 3rd Nov) [EOFL 3.11.18]

Written by Scott W

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action this weekend, including a look from Premier Division to the results in Senior Division Four, plus the results for EOFL sides in the Essex Premier Cup.

 

EOFL Premier Division

As ever, we start in the Premier Division, and in the only match of the day due to Essex Premier Cup action was at Belfairs Park as I saw Harold Wood Athletic win 2 – 0 at Leigh Ramblers. Ath needed a gritty defensive performance to win this one and deny the hosts who tried hard and played decent stuff at times. Skipper Reiss Kingsley got both goals as Ath won their seventh match of the season while Ramblers are now winless in their last five outings.

 

Essex Premier Cup Rs

Aveley Reserves  2 – 3  Rayleigh Town

Basildon Town 0 – 2  Galleywood

Beacon Hill Rovers  1 – 0  Runwell Sports

Buckhurst Hill  2 – 1  Great Baddow

Hullbridge Sports Reserves  3 – 2  Chingford Athletic

Hutton  4 – 2  Canning Town

Kelvedon Hatch  6 – 3  Gas Recreation (AET)

Old Chelmsfordians  4 – 3  Academy Soccer

Old Southendian  0 – 1  Sungate

Ramsden Scotia  1 – 2  Barking U23

White Notley 1 – 6  Catholic Utd

Shoebury Town H – W  Manford Way (Visitors didnt field a side)

 
EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, three matches saw 13 goals scored. Ongar Town let a narrow lead slip in a late defeat at home to Shenfield AFC. Sean Green put the hosts ahead though two goals in added-time from Ronnie Hobbrough and Sam Lock carried AFC to victory. Meanwhile, Rayleigh Town Res drew 2 – 2 with Frenford’s Ressies. Oliver Ventura got both of Town’s goals while Frenford responded through Nick Hughes and Caiden Imbert-Thomas.

Finally in Senior One, FC Hamlets achieved a fantastic away win at leaders Snaresbrook, winning 5 – 1. Charlie Heatly, Ishmael Carter, Farron Smith, Ashley King and Tyler Sanago-Ishmael all netted while Tyriquee Solomon got a consolation for the hosts, who fell to their first defeat of the season.

 

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, there was a real goal-fest. First, Lakeside heavily defeated Upminster 7 – 0. Luke Quinton bagged five of those goals with further strikes from Harry Hearn and Drew Klessa-Smith sealing a fab day for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Harold Wood Athletic Reserves won 3 – 2 at Newham Utd. Perry Robinson, Paul Virdi and Chris Pope all struck to seal a good win for Ath’s second side. Rochford Town got the win of the day with a huge 12 – 0 success at home to May & Baker ‘A’. . David Watson led the scoring with four, Ashley Fowles struck a hat-trick while Daniel Bathurst, Grant Lye, Christopher Haycock, Jake Lunn and Tyler Fowles also netted to extend what is a harrowing losing run for the visitors.

Toby also won 4 – 0 at home to Ryan with David Major having a big say in this result with a hat-trick plus Des Gallen also notching.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, the goal-fest continued as Laindon Orient plundered nine in a 9 – 2 win at home to Basildon Town Ressies. Henry Ballard got a treble while there was also a brace for Samuel Lake plus one each for Jasper Read, Tom Read, Adam Cole and Michael Bottone. Town responded through strikes from Luke Higgins and Alexander Shields though they couldn’t match their hosts’ goal-power.

In other matches, Leigh Town secured a 6 – 2 home win over White Ensign Res. Rhys Mosedale’s brace was added to by George Darby, Sam Gillmore, Oliver Raker and Adam Smith. Ensign pulled two back thanks to Adam Skinner and Efrem Nuguse though the day belonged to Leigh. Roydon won 3 – 2 at Wakering Sports thanks to a fine comeback. Ryan Curtis and Aaron Marshall put Wakering ahead though Micky Coppin, Ezra Folan and Nader Benzid turned the tide and saw the visitors to the win.

Finally, Westhamians battled to a 1 – 0 home win over Hutton Reserves thanks to Max Holt’s solitary strike, which keeps them six points clear top of the table.

 

EOFL Senior Four Results

Canning Town Res  3 – 5 Lakeside Res
Catholic Utd Res  3 – 4  Old Barkabbeyans
Corinthians  5 – 0  Leigh Ramblers Res
Dagenham Utd  4 – 2  Buckhurst Hill Res
Epping Town  3 – 0  Toby Res
Galleywood Res  1 – 1  Shenfield AFC Res

 

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.

Round-up: Bostik Division North (Sat 3rd Nov) [BLN 3.11.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round of the Bostik North round-up, here on the blog. This article looks at the action in the first weekend of November How did your side do?

Friday 2nd November

Witham Town  1 – 1    Heybridge Swifts   | Spa Road  | Att: 273

The action started on Friday night which saw Witham do well to hold Heybridge to a share of the points at Spa Road. Andrew Tirivanhu put the hosts ahead on 19 minutes though Swifts star man Harrison Chatting levelled six minutes later and the match ended all-square. This improved showing by Town ended their five-match losing run while Heybridge’s four-match winning run also ended here.

Saturday 3th November

Barking  2 – 4   Felixstowe & Walton Utd   | Mayesbrook Park  | Att: 64

The Blues were out-matched by a strong Felixstowe performance in this early kick-off at Mayesbrook Park. Utd led by three goals by the half-hour mark thanks to Josh Kerridge [8′], Jack Ainsley [12′] and Miles Powell [29′] and although Justin Gardner’s men did respond before the break through Daniel Cheema’s strike [38′], they were very much against it. Late on, Joe Bruce  [87′] converted a spot-kick before Joseph Francis capped a fine day for F & W with his goal a minute from time. The visitors ended a four-match winless run here.

Basildon Utd  0 – 4  Bowers & Pitsea    | Gardiners Close  | Att: 408

The Bees were heavily beaten in the ‘El Basico’ derby. Two of Bowers’ stand-out performers thus far this season, David Knight and Quentin Monville really flouished again in this match, watched by over 400 fans. Knight opened the scoring on 11 minutes, before Monville [37′] made it two. Knight’s penalty made it three on 57 minutes before Monville wrapped up a big win late on to retain Bowers unbeaten start to the season from 11 matches. Basildon’s fourth match without a win was compounded by the surprise news that following a ‘reorganisation’, manager Marc Harrison has sadly stepped down following a highly-successful spell in charge.

Brentwood Town  1 – 2  Dereham Town  | Brentwood Arena  | Att: 135

Dereham battled past Brentwood to claim the points. Goals from David Hinton [38′] and Adam Hipperson [59′] gave Neal Simmons’ side a strong lead before Kojo Apenteng halved that lead on 68 minutes though the visitors held on to claim the win. Brentwood are in a bit of a stutter with one win in their last seven matches.

 

Bury Town  1 – 2    Aveley   | Ram Meadow  | Att: 299

The bulk of the action in this match cropped up in the last half-hour. Aveley’s quick-fire double from Andy Freeman [65′] and Tom Richardson [70′] put them in a good position and although Jake Chambers-Shaw pulled one back on 82 minutes , Town fell to their third loss in their last five matches. The Millers picked up their 4th win in their last five here.

 

Canvey Island  2 – 0  Romford   | Park Lane | Att: 200

Canvey battled to another win at Park lane. Jordan Cox [68′] and Ryan Melaugh [76′] goals saw Mark Bentley’s side to their first win in five matches while Paul Martin’s side have lost their last four.

 

Grays Athletic 3 – 2   Tilbury    | Parkside  | Att: 258

The returning hero Kieran Bishop had a hand in this victory over the Dockers in this local derby. Lewis Jaggs’ OG [8′] put the hosts ahead before Bishop made it two on 57 minutes. Another OG from Grays’ Ryan Mahal five minutes later gave Joe Keith’s side a chance. Aron Gordon [85′] extended the hosts’ lead though a penalty from Lewis Smith rounded out the scoring. Ath have only lost one of their last seven league matches now while Tilbury are winless in five.

 

Great Wakering Rovers  1 – 1  AFC Sudbury  |  Burroughs Park   | Att: 104

GWR were held by the Suds at Burroughs Park. Brandy Makhendi put the hosts ahead a minute into the second-half before John Mbamrah’s own-goal two minutes later ended up securing a point for a Sudbury side who are recovering from a poor start to the season.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  1 – 0   Soham Town Rangers   | Park Drive  | Att: 124

Maldon picked up a narrow win thanks to George Sykes’ goal on the stroke of half-time. Soham’s torrid season continues as they fell to their fourth straight loss.

 

Mildenhall Town  2 – 4   Coggesshall Town    | Recreation Way  |  Att: 181

Finally, Coggeshall bounced back from a slow start to power their way to their fourth win in their last five. Jarid Robson put the Hall ahead three minutes in, though Curtis Haynes-Brown’s deflected strike [15′] and top-scorer Sam Bantick [45′] turned things around. Ross Wall [63′] made it three and though Hall threatened a comeback through Emmanuel Osei-Owuso on 86 minutes, Tom Monk’s 90th-minute strike ensured the win. Mildenhall fell to their third straight loss.

That’s all for this round-up, thanks for reading.