The FA Trophy 2018-19: Extra Prelim Round Draw (FAT 6.7.18)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to the draw for the Extra Prelim Rd of the FA Trophy which starts on the weekend of 29 September. The winning side obtains £2,000 in prize money.

The FA Trophy 2018-19: Extra Prelim Round Draw


1 Atherton Collieries v Runcorn Linnets

2 Cleethorpes Town v Mossley

3 Sheffield v Prescot Cables

4 Trafford v Colne

5 Glossop North End v Brighouse Town

6 Droylsden v Widnes

7 Bromsgrove Sporting v Corby Town

8 Loughborough Dynamo v Market Drayton Town

9 Peterborough Sports v Sutton Coldfield Town

10 Coleshill Town v Kidsgrove Athletic

11 Witham Town v Coggeshall Town

12 Uxbridge v Chalfont St Peter

13 Felixstowe & Walton United v Grays Athletic

14 Romford v Great Wakering Rovers

15 Bedford Town v Cheshunt 

16 Bury Town v Horsham

17 Aveley v Tooting & Mitcham United

18 Didcot Town v Thamesmead Town

19 Ashford Town (Middx) v Heybridge Swifts

20 Barton Rovers v Kempston Rovers

21 Whyteleafe v Bowers & Pitsea

22 Waltham Abbey v Hastings United

23 AFC Sudbury v Egham Town

24 Ashford United v Haywards Heath Town

25 Blackfield & Langley v Highworth Town

26 Evesham United v Moneyfields

27 Slimbridge v Winchester City

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The FA Vase 2018-19: First Round Qualifying Draw (FAV 6.7.18)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to the draw for the First Round Qualifying for the 2018-19 FA Vase, which starts on weekend of the 1st September. The winners will grab £550 in prize money with the losers obtaining £175.

The FA Vase 2018-19: First Round Qualifying Draw



1 Alnwick Town v Charnock Richard

2 Stokesley SC v Guisborough Town

3 Holker Old Boys v Prestwich Heys

4 Goole v Barnoldswick Town

5 Whickham v Jarrow

6 West Allotment Celtic v Yorkshire Amateur

7 Darlington Railway Athletic v Bedlington Terriers

8 Chester-Le-Street Town v Sunderland Ryhope CW

9 Esh Winning v Whitley Bay

10 Bishop Auckland v Newton Aycliffe

11 North Shields v Consett

12` Daisy Hill v Whitehaven

13 Harrogate Railway Athletic v Silsden

14 Thackley v Thornaby

15 Dunston UTS v Heaton Stannington

16 Team Northumbria v Garforth Town

17 Billingham Town v Campion

18 Blyth v Crook Town

19 Billingham Synthonia v Knaresborough Town

20 Durham City v Seaham Red Star

21 Eccleshill United v Hebburn Town

22 Northallerton Town v Willington

23 Lower Breck v West Didsbury & Chorlton

24 Longridge Town v Vauxhall Motors

25 Worksop Town v Grimsby Borough

26 Burscough v Alsager Town

27 Wythenshawe Town v Rylands

28 Winsford United v Liversedge

29 Maltby Main v Ashton Athletic

30 Ashton Town v St Helens Town

31 Barton Town v AFC Liverpool

32 AFC Blackpool v Nostell MW

33 Sandbach United v Athersley Recreation

34 Shelley v Penistone Church

35 AFC Emley v Litherland Remyca

36 Swallownest v Abbey Hey

37 Cammell Laird 1907 v Harworth Colliery

38 Armthorpe Welfare v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic

39 Parkgate v Chadderton

40 Congleton Town v Bootle

41 Selby Town v Stavely MW

42 Kirby Muxloe v Brocton

43 Nuneaton Griff v Coton Green

44 Littleton v Lichfield City

45 Coventry Sphinx v Sporting Khalsa

46 FC Stratford v Bewdley Town

47 Abbey Hulton United v Whitchurch Alport

48 AFC Bridgnorth v Wolverhampton Casuals

49 Ellesmere Rangers v Birstall United Social

50 Rugby Borough v Malvern Town

51 Stafford Town v Wednesfield

52 Droitwich Spa v Coventry United

53 Boldmere St Michaels v GNP Sports

54 Heather St Johns v Rocester

55 Rugby Town H – W Team Dudley**

(**Team Dudley not accepted into Competition)

56 Racing Club Warwick v Pegasus Juniors

57 Melton Town v Ingles

58 Lutterworth Athletic v Cradley Town

59 Wellington FC v St Martins

60 Dudley Sports v Shawbury United

61 Coventry Copsewood v Eccleshall

62 NKF Burbage v Lutterworth Town

63 Gornal Athletic v Stone Old Alleynians

64 Wellington Amateurs H – W Ellistown

(**Ellistown not accepted into Competition)

65 Heath Hayes v Shifnal Town

66 Dudley Town v Bardon Hill

67 Pershore Town v Hanley Town

68 Ashby Ivanhoe v Friar Lane & Epworth

69 Bolehall Swifts v Tipton Town

70 Haughmond v Saffron Dynamo

71 Gedling MW v Ilkeston Town

72 Rainworth MW v Teversal

73 Newark Flowserve v Harrowby United

74 Leicester Road v Bottesford Town

75 Loughborough University v West Bridgford

76 Ollerton Town v New Mills

77 Skegness Town v Clay Cross Town

78 Anstey Nomads v Eastwood Community

79 Borrowash Victoria v Hucknall Town

80 Clifton All Whites v Belper United

81 Blidworth Welfare v Blaby & Whetstone Athletic

82 Clipstone v Aylestone Park

83 South Normanton Athletic v St Andrews

84 Oadby Town v Sherwood Colliery

85 Dunkirk v Stapenhill

86 Quorn v Retford United

87 Holwell Sports v Pinxton

88 Lincoln Moorlands Railway v Kimberley Miners Welfare

89 Radford v Selston

90 Framlingham Town v Wisbech St Mary

91 Deeping Rangers v Blackstones

92 Woodbridge Town v Eynesbury Rovers

93 Gorleston v Boston Town

94 Peterborough Northern Star v Fakenham Town

95 Walsham Le Willows v Diss Town

96 Newmarket Town v Downham Town

97 Bourne Town v March Town United

98 Huntingdon Town v Wroxham

99 Ely City v Norwich United

100 Stotfold v Wadham Lodge

101 St Margaretsbury v Hadleigh United

102 Newbury Forest v Wivenhoe Town

103 Wormley Rovers v Biggleswade United

104 Enfield Borough v Halstead Town

105 Clapton v Woodford Town 2017

106 May & Baker Eastbrook Community v Burnham Ramblers

107 Stanway Rovers v White Ensign

108 Baldock Town v Long Melford

109 Haverhill Rovers v Ilford

110 Holland v Cornard United

111 Walthamstow v Takeley

112 Langford v Tower Hamlets

113 Southend Manor v Ipswich Wanderers

114 Stansted v Brantham Athletic

115 London Colney v Cockfosters

116 Whitton United v Hatfield Town

117 British Airways v Harefield United

118 Rothwell Corinthians v CB Hounslow United

119 Spelthorne Sports v Northampton On Chenecks

120 FC Deportivo Galicia v London Tigers

121 Sandhurst Town v Kensington Borough

122 Wellingborough Whitworth v Bugbrooke St Michaels

123 Hanworth Villa v Bedford

124 Ampthill Town v Edgware Town

125 Broadfields United v Daventry Town

126 AFC Hayes v Wembley

127 Rushden & Higham United v Winslow United

128 Raunds Town v Cranfield United

129 Bicester Town v AFC Spelthorne Sports Club

130 Southall v Reading City

131 Leverstock Green v Unite MK

132 Cricklewood Wanderers v Risborough Rangers

133 Burnham H – W Hillingdon**

(**Hillingdon not accepted into Competition)

134 St Panteleimon v Holmer Green

135 Shrivenham v Tytherington Rocks

136 Bashley v AFC Portchester

137 Binfield v Frimley Green

138 Tadley Calleva v Ascot United

139 Milton United v Clanfield 85

140 Chertsey Town v Woodley United

141 Brimscombe & Thrupp v Ash United

142 Wallingford Town v Abingdon United

143 Penn & Tylers Green v AFC Stoneham

144 Lydney Town v Abbey Rangers

145 Cove v Fleet Spurs

146 Royal Wootton Bassett Town H – W Oxford City Nomads**

(**Oxford City Nomads withdrawn)

147 Ardley United v Holyport

148 Fairford Town v Baffins Milton Rovers

149 Colliers Wood United v Stansfeld

150 Bagshot v Sidlesham

151 Raynes Park Vale v Sutton Common Rovers

152 Lingfield v Epsom & Ewell

153 Croydon v Little Common

154 Sutton Athletic v Cray Valley (PM)

155 Hassocks v K Sports

156 St Francis Rangers v FC Elmstead

157 Knaphill v AFC Varndeanians

158 Wick v Godalming Town

159 Mile Oak v Selsey

160 Billingshurst v Tunbridge Wells

161 Lordswood v Fire United Christian

162 Sheerwater v Lancing

163 Meridian VP v Southwick

164 Chessington & Hook United v Oakwood

165 Erith Town v Arundel

166 Lewisham Borough (Community) v Broadbridge Heath

167 Kent Football United v Steyning Town Community

168 Sporting Club Thamesmead v Midhurst & Easebourne United

169 Westside v AC London

170 AFC Croydon Athletic v Worthing United

171 AFC Uckfield Town v Hollands & Blair

172 Glebe v Loxwood

173 Seaford Town v Tooting Bec

174 Lydd Town v Punjab United

175 Snodland Town v Newhaven

176 Erith & Belvedere v Rusthall

177 Fisher v Corinthian

178 East Preston v Eastbourne United

179 Bearsted v Bexhill United

180 Sheppey United v Balham

181 Langney Wanderers v Canterbury City

182 Saltdean United v Crawley Down Gatwick

183 Redhill v Holmesdale

184 Guildford City v Rochester United

185 Whitchurch United v Almondsbury

186 Devizes Town v Warminster Town

187 Calne Town v Fawley

188 Christchurch v Folland Sports

189 Cowes Sports v Westbury United

190 Chippenham Park v Bitton

191 Lymington Town v Portland United

192 Oldland Abbotonians v Totton & Eling

193 Hamworthy United v Amesbury Town

194 Romsey Town v Bridport

195 Ringwood Town v Alresford Town

196 Stockbridge v Roman Glass St George

197 Hallen v Fareham Town

198 East Cowes Victoria Athletic v Pewsey Vale

199 Team Solent v Longwell Green Sports

200 Eversley & California v Downton

201 Bournemouth v Bristol Telephones

202 Hythe & Dibden v Bemerton Heath Harlequins

203 Corsham Town v Laverstock & Ford

204 Exmouth Town v Callington Town

205 Plymouth Parkway v Brislington

206 Tavistock v Helston Athletic

207 Keynsham Town v Sidmouth Town

208 Bishops Lydeard v Bishop Sutton

209 Godolphin Atlantic v Portishead Town

210 Hengrove Athletic v Newquay

211 Wellington AFC v Saltash United

212 Liskeard Athletic v Bovey Tracey

213 Crediton United v Clevedon Town

214 AFC St Austell v Ilfracombe Town

215 Wincanton Town v Radstock Town

216 Witheridge v Wells City

217 Odd Down v Shepton Mallet

218 Elburton Villa v Launceston

The FA Cup 2018-19: Extra Prelim Round Draw (FAC 6.7.18)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to a slight nudge towards the new football season – The FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Draw as 368 clubs from across the country begin this year’s competition on the weekend of August 11th with the winners’ prize being £2,250 and the losers £750.

(Essex Senior League clubs in bold)

The FA Cup 2018-19: Extra Prelim Round Draw
1 Consett v North Shields

2 Thackley v Whitley Bay

3 Hebburn Town v Dunston UTS

4 Ashington v Knaresborough Town

5 Goole v Morpeth Town

6 Glasshoughton Welfare v Blyth

7 Newcastle Benfield v Stockton Town

8 Selby Town v Whickham

9 Seaham Red Star v Heaton Stannington 

10 Team Northumbria v Shildon

11 Northallerton Town v Garforth Town

12 Guisborough Town v Newton Aycliffe

13 Barnoldswick Town v Billingham Synthonia 

14 Washington v West Auckland Town

15 Sunderland RCA v Sunderland Ryhope CW

16 Bridlington Town v Harrogate Railway Athletic

17 Penrith v Albion Sports

18 Bishop Auckland v Pickering Town

19 AFC Darwen v Barnton

20 Liversedge v Padiham

21 City of Liverpool v Silsden

22 AFC Liverpool v Ashton Athletic

23 Widnes v Northwich Victoria 

24 Burscough v 1874 Northwich 

25 Congleton Town v Eccleshill United

26 Prestwich Heys v Abbey Hey

27 West Didsbury & Chorlton v Squires Gate

28 Winsford United v Irlam

29 Penistone Church v Bootle

30 Hemsworth Miners Welfare v Runcorn Town

31 Hallam v Runcorn Linnets

32 Maltby Main v Athersley Recreation 

33 Parkgate v Sandbach United

34 Litherland Remyca v Charnock Richard

35 Maine Road v Handsworth Parramore 

36 Walsall Wood v Worcester City

37 Highgate United v AFC Wulfrunians

38 Boldmere St Michaels v Malvern Town

39 Atherstone Town v Hanley Town

40 Stourport Swifts v Shawbury United

41 Wednesfield v Rocester

42 Coventry United v Rugby Town

43 Coventry Sphinx v Whitchurch Alport

44 Haughmond v Wolverhampton SC

45 Racing Club Warwick v Coleshill Town

46 Romulus v Westfields

47 Ellesmere Rangers v Leicester Road

48 Sporting Khalsa v Tividale 

49 Long Eaton United v St Andrews

50 Sleaford Town v South Normanton Athletic

51 Heather St Johns v Kimberley Miners Welfare

52 Kirby Muxloe v AFC Mansfield

53 Clipstone v Barton Town

54 Lutterworth Town v Heanor Town

55 Hinckley v Anstey Nomads

56 Worksop Town v Shepshed Dynamo 

57 Rainworth MW v Dunkirk

58 Staveley MW v Boston Town

59 Teversal v Loughborough University 

60 Oadby Town v Shirebrook Town

61 Bottesford Town v Radford

62 Quorn v Belper United

63 Leicester Nirvana v Grimsby Borough

64 Cogenhoe United v Wisbech Town

65 Wellingborough Whitworth v Harborough Town

66 Deeping Rangers v Holbeach United

67 Raunds Town v Eynesbury Rovers 

68 Arlesey Town v Desborough Town

69 Thetford Town v Fakenham Town

70 Northampton Sileby Rangers v Ely City

71 Godmanchester Rovers v Newport Pagnell Town

72 Biggleswade United v Wellingborough Town

73 Histon v Peterborough Northern Star

74 Daventry Town v Potton United

75 Biggleswade v Northampton On Chenecks 

76 Swaffham Town v Yaxley

77 Rothwell Corinthians v Pinchbeck United

78 Hullbridge Sports v Gorleston

79 Wroxham v Saffron Walden Town

80 Great Yarmouth Town v Hadleigh United

81 Walthamstow v Walsham Le Willows

82 Kirkley & Pakefield v FC Clacton

83 Wodson Park v Hoddesdon Town

84 Tower Hamlets v Stanway Rovers

85 Norwich United v Takeley

86 St Margaretsbury v Enfield 1893

87 Framlingham Town v Whitton United

88 Southend Manor v FC Romania

89 Wivenhoe Town v Brantham Athletic

90 Stowmarket Town v Basildon United

91 Sporting Bengal United v Ilford

92 Haverhill Rovers v Haverhill Borough

93 Ipswich Wanderers v Baldock Town

94 Barkingside v Wadham Lodge

95 Cockfosters v Newmarket Town

96 Woodbridge Town v Clapton

97 Burnham Ramblers v West Essex

98 Stansted v Sawbridgeworth Town

99 Redbridge v Long Melford

100 Oxhey Jets v Wantage Town

101 Tuffley Rovers v Colney Heath 

102 Winslow United v Easington Sports

103 Harpenden Town v Edgware Town

104 Hadley v Fairford Town

105 Brackley Town Saints v London Colney

106 London Lions v Wembley

107 Windsor v Highworth Town

108 Bishops Cleeve v Stotfold

109 AFC Hayes v Lydney Town

110 Flackwell Heath v North Greenford United

111 Tring Athletic v Berkhamsted

112 Southall v Leverstock Green

113 Holmer Green v Longlevens

114 Ardley United v Shortwood United

115 Holyport v Brimscombe & Thrupp

116 Abingdon United v Burnham

117 Crawley Green v Woodley United

118 Reading City v Chipping Sodbury Town

119 Leighton Town v Royal Wootton Bassett Town

120 Arundel v Chertsey Town

121 Sutton Common Rovers v CB Hounslow United

123 Broadbridge Heath v Shoreham

124 Langney Wanderers v Epsom & Ewell

125 Bearsted v Chichester City

126 Redhill v Horley Town

127 AFC Croydon Athletic v Rochester United

128 Spelthorne Sports v Peacehaven & Telescombe 

129 Hassocks v Erith Town

130 Worthing United v Littlehampton Town

131 Little Common v Bedfont Sports

131 Crowborough Athletic v Hanworth Villa

132 Raynes Park Vale v Lingfield

133 AFC Uckfield Town v Glebe 

134 Abbey Rangers v Newhaven

135 Cobham v Sheppey United

136 Fisher v Horsham YMCA

137 Loxwood v Hollands & Blair

138 Sevenoaks Town v Lordswood

139 Crawley Down Gatwick v Three Bridges

140 Eastbourne United v Hackney Wick

141 Cray Valley (PM) v Eastbourne Town

142 Croydon v Tunbridge Wells

143 Erith & Belvedere v Saltdean United

144 Haywards Heath Town v Lancing 

145 Rusthall v Wick

146 East Preston v Balham

147 K Sports v Pagham

148 Deal Town v Whitstable Town

149 Broadfields United v Banstead Athletic 

150 Chatham Town v Walton & Hersham

151 Corinthian v Canterbury City 

152 Beckenham Town v Colliers Wood United

153 Hamworthy United v Team Solent 

154 Melksham Town v Badshot Lea

155 AFC Stoneham v AFC Portchester

156 Newport (IW) v Amesbury Town

157 Knaphill v Sholing

158 Guildford City v Petersfield Town

159 Tadley Calleva v Baffins Milton Rovers

160 Bemerton Heath Harlequins v Cowes Sports

161 Andover New Street v Romsey Town

162 United Services Portsmouth v Andover Town

163 Horndean v Godalming Town

164 Hamble Club v Alresford Town

165 Farnham Town v Binfield

166 Brockenhurst v Christchurch

167 Bashley v Bournemouth 

168 Fareham Town v Frimley Green

169 Ascot United v Camberley Town

170 Sandhurst Town v Lymington Town

171 Clevedon Town v Portland United

172 Westbury United v Cribbs

173 Hallen v Longwell Green Sports

174 Wells City v Shaftesbury

175 Bodmin Town v Keynsham Town

176 Cheddar v Bridgwater Town

177 Shepton Mallet v Willand Rovers

178 Bitton v Tavistock

179 Buckland Athletic v Pewsey Vale

180 Bridport v Wellington AFC

181 Hengrove Athletic v Plymouth Parkway

182 Saltash United v Odd Down

183 Brislington v Cadbury Heath

184 Bradford Town v Roman Glass St George

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 16.5.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my last round-up of Olympian Lge action this term. In this week’s action, the dstination of the Premier Division title was confirmed, along with other crucial results across the top three-tiers.

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

In the lead match on Saturday, Catholic Utd knew a draw would be enough to seal another title for them and they edged a committed match 1 – 0 against Bishop’s Stortford Swifts in their fourth match of the week. Harley Kee got the only goal to seal the Super Hoops 15th win of the league season though the celebrations were tempered by the following news that co-managers James Paviour and Dan Trenkel will step down following this weekend’s match at White Ensign.

Elsewhere, Leigh Ramblers won at Basildon Town 2 – 1 to rise to 8th in the standings after the weekend’s action. Town suffered their 21st defeat in their 24 matches this term here and will surely look to have a better season next time out. Also, Kelvedon Hatch were held 2 – 2 by Harold Wood Athletic. Kelvedons goals came through James Burt and Ben Gibbons while Ath were grateful for Charlie Liddiard and Robert Whitnell strikes to claim the point which took them 3rd while the hosts were 6th after the weekend’s matches.

White Ensign remain 5th by virtue of a ‘Home Walkover’ victory over Manford Way who couldn’t field a side in their final match of the season, which saw them drop to 10th following a points deduction.

 

Into Olympian Senior One now and Sungate powered past relegated Harold Hill 5- 1 to rise to 5th in the standings following the weekend’s action. Hutton drew 1 – 1 with champions Buckhurst Hill and Old Southendian were held to the same scoreline by Snaresbrook.

Lastly for the Saturday action, in Senior Two, Newham Utd thumped Upminster 6 – 0 to leave the visitors sweating over their place in the division next season. Utd are 8th, with one match left. Also, Ramsden Scotia’s promotion hopes had a setback as they were held 0 – 0 by rivals Herongate Athletic, who ended their season here.

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Moving onto the midweek action now and on Monday night in Senior One, Newbury Forest triumphed 4 – 3 over Great Baddow in an epic match to really put ‘a spanner in the works’ of Baddow’s promotion dreams. Baddow ended their season here, while Hutton need to beat Harold Hill this weekend to pip Baddow to promotion. Forest go up to 8th spot with this win.

On Tuesday night, in Olympian Premier, Springfield won 3 – 2 at May & Baker in what was both clubs’ last match of the season. Springfield finish 3rd while the hosts finish the season in 7th though a bright future awaits them. In Senior One, Sungate confirmed a top-four finish by holding Buckhurst Hill 3 – 3 at Ilford Wanderers Rugby Club.

In Senior Two, Ramsden Scotia kept their promotion dreams alive with a 2 – 0 home win over Rochford Town. Scotia’s 15th win of the season here means a win on May 26th at Newham will see them promoted. At the other end of the scale, Rochford’s 17th loss of the season meant they will drop back to Division Three next term, unless they get a repreieve, ala last term.

Also on Tuesday was the EOFL Senior Cup Final at Bishop’s Stortford FC’s Dunmow Road home, and Frenford won 4 – 2 against fellow Premier Division side Leigh Ramblers to claim the trophy. Ramblers led early through Tom Hollingsworth and Andrew Webster goals though a brace from Ashley Taylor-Forbes plus strikes from Charlie Fairhead and substitute Nick Hughes powered the top tier runners-up to glory.

 

And that’s all from this round-up and for the round-up’s this season. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and that you agree that it gives EOFL clubs the ‘limelight’ that they deserve.

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 10.5.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to what is likely to be my second-last round-up of Essex Olympian League action this term. As in previous weeks, I’ll begin with the weekend’s action then move on to the midweek action in the top three tiers.

 

Anagram Records Trophy Final

Despite a continuing heavy fixture pile-up, Catholic Utd defeated Broadfields 2 – 0 to claim another bit f silverware for the trophy cabinet. Goals from Harley Kee and Dan Williams ‘sealed the deal’ for the Super Hoops.

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

On a reduced day of fixtures, White Ensign continued their recent good patch with a 3 – 0 success at relegated Basildon Town. Luke Skinner, David Limber and Liam Sewell all found the net to keep Brett Munyard’s side 5th after the weekend’s action.

Elsewhere, Kelvedon Hatch won 2 – 1 at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts thanks to strikes from Lee Newton and substitute James Burt while Daniel Callaway hit back for Swifts. And in a clash of two of the top four sides, Harold Wood Athletic drew 2 – 2 with Springfield. Danny Gilliard and Robert Whitnell netted for Ath while Andrew Elgar and Joe Mayer replied for Springfield, who remain 3rd, ahead of Ath on goal difference alone.

 

EOFL Senior Division One

There were certainly goals aplenty in Senior One on Saturday. Great Baddow retained their hopes of promotion with a 5 – 2 triumph at Harold Hill. Goals from Ryan Baxter, Matthew Crick, Oliver Evans, Jack Mead and substitute Luke Perry secured Baddow their 16th win of the season.

Hutton also ‘did their bit’ with a 5 – 0 thrashing of out-of-form Snaresbrook. A brace from Dan Carpenter plus strikes from Robert Lorkins, Keelan O’Donovan and substitute George Nash meant the hosts grabbed their 15th win of the campaign and if they win both of their remaining games then they will be promoted.

In other action, Galleywood won 2 – 0 at Old Southendian, thanks to Jack Chatterway and substitute Matthew Buckingham strikes to rise to 10th after the weekend’s action. Also, Buckhurst Hill secured a well-earned promotion and the Senior One title with a 5 – 3 home win over mid-table FC Hamlets and Sungate found some form to defeat Shenfield AFC 4 – 2 to obtain their 10th success of the season.

In Senior Division Two, Rayleigh Town Reserves did local rivals Rochford a favour by handing Upminster another loss as they won 2 – 1. A Dillon Southgate brace was too much to overcome for the visitors, who replied through Louis Elwood’s goal. Also, Newham Utd ended Benfleet’s winning run as they drew 1 – 1. After the weekend’s action, Newham are 8th and Benfleet stay 4th.

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Moving onto the midweek action now and in the Essex Premier Cup final held at Thurrock’s Ship Lane on Monday, Catholic Utd suffered a rare loss to Senior One champions Buckhurst Hill. Hill won it 2 – 0 though Utd’s Brad Wiliams suffered a serious injury during this match and we wish Brad a speedy recovery. Congratulations go to Buckhurst Hill who ‘rubber-stamped’ an excellent season for them here.

Onto Tuesday’s solitary match in the Premier Division now, where Canning Town edged to a 2 – 1 victory over May & Baker, which means Town will finish the season in 11th place.

On Wednesday night in Olympian Premier, Catholic Utd edged to a 1 – 0 win over in-form White Ensign at the Len Salmon Stadium. This vital win means they only need a single point from their two remaining matches to leapfrog Frenford and claim the Premier Division title. Ensign remain 5th in the standings.

Elsewhere, Kelvedon Hatch picked up another win, 6 – 2 at Manford Way to go above May & Baker into 6th spot thanks to win #10 of the season. Manford sit 8th.

In Senior One on Wednesday, FC Hamlets rose to 5th after a 3 – 0 victory over Old Southendian. Old Southendian slip below their opponents here into 6th. In a match held at Runwell Chase, Old Chelmsfordians narrowly defeated Runwell Sports 3 – 2 to stay 11th though also go level on points with Newbury Forest. Runwell’s season ended here and only three victories this term is perhaps a signal of why they finished bottom.

Also, Galleywood v Harold Hill ended in a “Home Walkover” as struggling Harold Hill couldn’t field a side. Hill will go down and may end up bottom if a likely further points deduction materialises. Galleywood end their season in 8th.

 

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

 

 

 

Essex Olympian League Fixtures (EOFL 5.5.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

 

Hello & welcome to a one-off look at this weekend’s fixtures in the top three divisions of the Essex Olympian League this weekend.

 

Saturday 5th May

Essex Olympian Premier Division

Basildon Town (R) v White Ensign

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts v Kelvedon Hatch

Harold Wood Athletic v Springfield

 

Anagram Records Trophy Final

Catholic Utd v Broadfields

 

Essex Olympian League Senior Division One

Buckhurst Hill  v  FC Hamlets

Harold Hill v Great Baddow

Hutton  v  Snaresbrook

Old Southendian  v  Galleywood

Sungate  v  Shenfield AFC

 

Essex Olympian League Senior Division Two

A1 Sports  v  May & Baker E.C Reserves

Newham Utd  v Benfleet

Rayleigh Town Reserves  v  Upminster

 

My semi-regular round-up will return next week.

 

 

 

Essex Olympian Football League round-up (EOFL 2.5.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action from the last week, from the Premier Division through to Senior Division Two, starting off with the weekend’s games then moving on to the midweek action…

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

In the Essex Olympian Premier Division on Saturday, Catholic Utd continued their title-chase with a good 3 – 1 win at Rayleigh Town. Brad Vaughan, Brad Williams and Max Kent all netted for the Super Hoops who jump above Springfield into 2nd, four points adrift of leaders Frenford so two wins will suffice from their four remaining matches to win the title. Aaron Pallett replied for Town.

Elsewhere, Harold Wood Athletic defeated Canning Town 3 – 1 with Charlie Liddiard, Joe Stevens and Matty Game all scoring. Kelvedon Hatch won 3 – 2 at out-of-form May & Baker thanks to George Saunders, Lee Newton and substitute Michael Daniels’ goals while Craig Hall and Dan Mackin responded for the hosts.

Manford Way also tasted success with a 2 – 0 triumph at relegated Basildon Town. Julian Edwards and Callum Ibe got the all-important goals there.

 

In Olympian Senior One, the ‘battle of the current top-two’ went the way of leaders Buckhurst Hill who kept up their march towards the title with a 3 – 2 victory over Great Baddow. A Steven Townsend hat-trick was ‘just the job’ for the Hill though Dane Nelson’s brace for the hosts made it tight. Meanwhile, Hutton won an entertaining match 5 – 3 at Harold Hill. Dan Carpenter’s treble plus goals from Justin Bardouleau and Chris Rowlatt were enough to claim the points.

Relegated Runwell Sports earned only their 3rd win of the season with a 2 – 0 victory at mid-table Sungate. James Driver and Chris Stokes strikes sealed a morale-boosting win for Sports. Shenfield AFC edged Newbury Forest 3 – 2 thanks chiefly to Ben Carroll’s brace. Thomas Oliver got the other goal while Jason Reynolds-Blanche and substitute Bobby Wise netted for Forest.

Also, Old Chelmsfordians bested Snaresbrook 3 – 2 thanks to goals from Hayden Brunt, Jamie Gray and Lee Ifield.

Finally for the Saturday action, in Olympian Senior Two, the two fixtures produced 17 goals! May & Baker Reserves clinched a 4 – 3 success at Newham Utd. Addean Gallimore, Lamar Obinkwo and Lisandro Tavares all netted for the hosts though Carl Patten grabbed another hat-trick and substitute Derek Hawtin completed the scoring for the visitors who secured their 15th win of the season here.

Meanwhile, Benfleet edged Rochford Town closer to the drop with a huge 8 – 2 win at the Rochford Rec. Ben Foord’s hat-trick, braces from Robert Lacy and Taylor Lawrence plus a Sam Dulieu goal secured the win for the Canvey-based side. Shane Holyland and Steven Sharpe replied for Town, who now must win their final match to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

 

Into the midweek action now and on Tuesday night in the Olympian Premier, Harold Wood edged Rayleigh Town 3 – 2 as Charlie Liddiard, Joe Stevens and substitute Rob Whitnell goals for the hosts outmatched Aaron Pallett’s brace for the visitors. Ath sit 4th, behind Springfield on goal difference. Rayleigh remain 12th.

White Ensign powered to a 4 – 1 victory over mid-table Kelvedon Hatch at the Len Forge. Doubles from David Limber and Liam Sewell did the damage though substitute Michael Daniels again struck for the visitors. Ensign went above May & Baker into 5th with this win while Kelvedon are 8th.

In Senior One on Tuesday, Shenfield AFC continued their fine end to the season with a 2 – 0 win at relegation-battling Harold Hill. Ben Absolon and Will Marlowe goals saw AFC up to 4th spot. Meanwhile at Polo Fields, Hutton put four past Newbury Forest in a 4 – 1 victory that strengthened their grip on 3rd spot. Another double by Dan Carpenter plus strikes from Jonathon Hilliard and Chris Rowlatt secured the win.

 

Moving onto the action in Olympian Senior Two on Tuesday and Ramsden Scotia kept their chances of promotion well & truly alive with a 2 – 1 success over May & Baker Reserves. Aaron Chambers struck for the visitors though goals from John Burdett and Kurt King sealed Scotia’s 14th win of the season and up to 3rd, five points behind their opponents here with two matches in hand.

Elsewhere in the Denny King U21 Cup, Buckhurst Hill U21’s defeated A1 Sports U21’s 4 – 1 so congratulations goes to the champions, who are having a successful league season in 5th (at present) in the U21 Division. A1 Sports side are 2nd in the same division.

In the one match in Senior Two on Wednesday, Ongar Town won 3 – 1 at home to Rayleigh Town Reserves to go above their opponents into 5th place in their final match of the campaign.

 

That’s all for this week, the Olympian League continues into May, as will the round-up’s.