S2020-21 Round-ups: Essex Alliance League (Wk 3 – Sat 19 Sept) [EALL 20-21 21.9.20]

Hello and welcome to a guest blog, going through the action in the five Essex Alliance League divisions on Saturday 19th September, along with the Olympian League & ESBL action, it is good to have guest content on other Grassroots Leagues, thank you Rob. This round-up is posted with the author’s permission, with thanks. Thanks for reading.

Guest Blog written by Rob Parker for EAL [EAL Twitter: @EssexAllianceFL]

Essex Alliance League – Saturday 19th September


FC Petrocub have moved top of the standings in the Senior Division as they made it three wins from their opening three games this season. They were on the right end of a seven-goal thriller at home to Lymore Gardens as Valentin Siciov’s hat-trick and a Alexandru Iusco single earned them a 4 – 3 win, overcoming Lymore goals from Dylan Roberts, Ryo Brown and Devonte Forsythe-Young.

Moving up to second place are FC Baresi as the Walthamstow based side kept their own unbeaten start going with a narrow 3 – 2 victory on Saturday over All Prospects. Prince Eze and Zivonimur Lopes were both on target for Prospects but Mark Matthews, Hadi Osman and Ali Shikheey strikes completed a win in favour of the hosts.

West Essex Reserves continued their perfect start to the campaign, making it two wins from two so far as they defeated winless Rapid Chingford in Hainault by two goals to nil. The all-important goals arrived through Adam Norris and Josh Flood goals helping last season’s title chasers resume where they left off.

CSM London will be pleased with their afternoon’s efforts over the weekend as they recorded their first win of the season, beating winless London Cranes 1 – 0 in Beckton to take all three points. The all important goal came from Keifer Cole who netted the only goal of the game to move ninth in the standings.

There was a winning return to the league for Jolof Sports as the East Ham based outfit got underway with three points from their home fixture against Chigwell Town. The former, and technically current, league champions from 2018/19 were narrow 1 – 0 winners as they started off their season in positive fashion.

Tower United have moved to fifth place in the table with two wins from their first three fixtures in the top flight following promotion. After last week’s reverse, they battled past Blue Marlin in Newbury Park with Guled Abdirahman, Sayid Abdi and Abdi Abdikarim all netting in a solid 3-1 victory.


Woodford East have made a terrific start to life in the second tier as they wrapped up a third league win in three so far and are yet to concede a goal. Their flying start continued with a terrific 7 – 0 win on Saturday as they beat Wapping, helped by a Billy Barr hat-trick plus further efforts from Ben Smith, Frank Glock, Callum Maltese and William Letchford.

Another side with a perfect start to the campaign so far are Leyton Royal as the new boys made it two wins from two to go second. They were 5 – 1 home winners this week as they saw off the efforts of North East Lions to continue their positive start. George State scored twice, accompanied onto the score-sheet by Tamer-Andrei Bozgan, Cosmin Capatina and Catalin Gavril.

It’s also been a great start to the new season for London Park City who made it two wins from two with a massive local derby victory over a well-rated Frenford A side in Ilford. City made the short trip back to Seven Kings with maximum points, earning a 3-0 win to go third in the table after three weeks.

Another of the league’s new sides, Francis Luke, got their points account underway for the season as they defeat fellow new side, Kwanzas London Sport. An eight-goal thriller ensued between the sides as Joel Malundama, Benjamin Sokomay, Aliu Balde, Saico Djop and Reumel McIntosh all netted for FL to give their side a maiden 5 – 3 win.

Completing the day’s action in Division One, promoted Chadwell Heath Spartans finally got their season underway as they made the trip to Mabley Green to take on Eastside. The defences reigned supreme in this one with a rare goalless draw the outcome as the sides settled for a share of the spoils, just alphabetical order separating these teams in the table!


Belfry are top of Division Two on goal difference following their opening two matches of the campaign as they completed their first home fixture with a 5 – 2 win against Rainham Working Mens Club. Jamie Redington scored a hat-trick to help his side towards victory, with Patrick Macdonald and Liam Pickett scoring the others.

Just behind the leaders are Newham Wanderers whose elevation to this level has been quite successful thus far with a second win in two games. The latest victims of said success were Royal Forest who have made a difficult start themselves, succumbing to two Robertson Morais efforts and further Newham goals from Bradley Harris and Macane Caleir in a 4 – 2 score-line.

Cowley Community move up to third in the table after securing a second win in three games so far, this week winning a local derby against St Francis at Wanstead Flats. Chris Wright was on target once again with Ryan Thompson-Cobham netting the other to hand Cowley a 2 – 0 win.

Sitting fourth in the standings, Forest Green couldn’t have wished for a better start to the season as they wrapped up win number two on Saturday, taking all three points from their away trip to Old Esthameians in Newbury Park. In a five-goal thriller, Green came out on the right side of a 3 – 2 scoreline to return home the happier of the sides.

Just behind Forest Green, Dagenham United are up to fifth in the standings as they were victorious on Saturday in their home clash against Chingford Athletic A. United were 3 – 1 victors, with a double from Agbor Sobeh and one from Charlie Fiander overcoming a Warren Isoka goal for previously unbeaten Chingford to ensure the points remained at Castle Green with the hosts.


Melbourne Sports opened their account for the new season with a big home win in their opening fixture, defeating Flyers Under 23s 5 – 0 who themselves were making their league bow. That win sees the Mels move straight up into second place in the table ahead of what they hope will be a successful campaign.

Also taking part in their first fixture of the season, Loughton Lions made a winning start to life at this level as they came through with all three points against FHN Athletic at Mayfield School. In a topsy-turvy game in which Lions had to come from behind, they netted the all important fifth goal which saw them take a 3-2 victory.

The day’s other action came from Walthamstow where Bailey Football Academy led then had to come from behind against Glendale to take a late, late point. Maryis Shamku and Paul Oriakhi goals appeared to have given the Dales the points but Bailey strikes from Ayo Dosunmu and Berdan Yelken made it 2 -2 to share the spoils.

Royal Forest Reserves have made a good start to life in Division Four with a pair of opening wins, their latest coming at the expense of Together United in Walthamstow. Tom Alexander and William Asenso both scored twice for Forest to set their side on the way to a 4 – 2 win that keeps them clear at the top.
There was a first win of the season for Chingford Harriers over the weekend as they were victorious in their win at home against Collier Row A. Andrew Bowring, Jake Kemp and Stephen Duberry all found the back of the net to earn their team a 3 – 1 win, taking their side up to second place while Row remain in search of their opening points.

Sitting third on goal difference, Custom House United have kept their unbeaten run going for another week and had to come through a close battle against Emerson United Reserves. Anthony Reeve and Archie Pitfield both netted for Emerson but their efforts proved in vain as Charlie Clarke, Robert Wooster and Tim Mason scored for the Dockers to win 3 – 2.

Newham Royals are up to fourth in the standings, extending their own unbeaten run to two games with another 3-2 score-line in the division. They edged past Dagenham United Reserves at Castle Green as Anthony Adade scored twice and Desmond Wilson once to render a Dan Lane brace as just consolation.

Completing the weekend’s action, Avondale Rangers bounced back from their opening reverse last week to take a big 4 – 0 victory home with them in Loughton. Brentwood United Reserves were the side on the wrong end of this result as Jake Clarke scored twice and further goals arrived from William Coakley and Paul Regan.



S2020-21 Fixtures: Across the Divisions (FAV/EaSL/EOFL & EAL) [Fri 18 -Sun 20 Sept] [20-21 All 17.9.20]

Compiled by Scott W [Twitter:@ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to the semi-regular blog listing all the fixtures for regional sides in the FA Vase First Quali Round, one Eastern Senior South match plus full listings in the Essex Olympian League and Essex Alliance Leagues for friday 18 – Sun 20th September. Thanks for reading.

FA Vase

  The FA Vase First Qualifying Round    (Regional sides)

Friday 18th September

Barkingside  v  Coggeshall Utd  | Cricklefield    (All-Eastern South tie)

Saturday 19th September – 3pm KO’s

Athletic Newham  v  Wormley Rovers  |    (Venue TBC )

Brimsdown  v  Clapton  | Chadfields

Colney Heath  v Wivenhoe Town  | Recreation Ground

Frenford  v  Newbury Forest  | The Drive [3G]

Hadley  v  Hadleigh Utd  | Brickfield Lane

  Harwich & Parkeston  v  Walthamstow  | Royal Oak

Hashtag Utd  v  Takeley  | Len Salmon Stadium [3G]

Hoddesdon Town  v  Langford  | Lowfield

Ilford  v  Long Melford   | Cricklefield

Little Oakley  v  Stotfold   | Memorial Stadium

Redbridge  v  May & Baker  | Oakside  

Saffron Walden Town  v  Whitton Utd  | Catons Lane

Southend Manor  v  Cockfosters  | Southchurch Park

Sporting Bengal Utd  v  Sawbridgeworth Town  | Mile End

St Margaretsbury  v  London Colney   | The Rec

Sunday 20th Sept

Holland  v  Enfield   | Dulwich Road  (12pm KO)

Hackney Wick  v  Halstead Town  | Spa Road, Witham (3pm KO)

West Essex  v  Haverhill Borough  | Mayesbrook Park   (2pm KO)

Eastern Senior League South    Sat 19th September  [3pm KO]

Burnham Ramblers  v  Benfleet  | Leslie Field

EOFL Crest

 Essex Olympian League Fixtures

Saturday 19th September 2020   (2.30pm KOs unless stated)

EOFL Premier Division

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  v  Basildon Town  | Silver Leys

Catholic Utd  v  Hutton  | Len Forge Centre[3G]

Harold Wood Athletic  v  Canning Town  | Harold Wood Park

Kelvedon Hatch  v  Shenfield AFC  | New Hall

Leigh Ramblers  v  Buckhurst Hill | Belfairs Park

Old Southendian  v  Rayleigh Town  |  Garon Park [3G]

Sungate  v  Springfield  | Ilford Wanderers RFC

EOFL Division One

Herongate Athletic  v  Old Chelmsfordians  | St Clere’s Sch [3G]  (3pm KO)

Manford Way  v  Shoebury Town  | London Marathon Sports Ground

Ongar Town  v  Chingford Athletic  | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]

Ramsden Scotia  v  Toby  | Nursery Sports Ground

Rayleigh Town Res  v  Runwell Sports  | London Road

Snaresbrook  v  Galleywood  | Nutters Field

EOFL Division Two

AS Rawreth  v  Wakering Sports  | The Warren

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  Rochford Town  | Wickham Bishops Sports Ground

Epping Town  v  Harold Wood Athletic Res  | Epping UC Rugby Club

Laindon Orient  v  Old Southendian Res  | Markhams Chase

May & Baker Res v  Leigh Town  | May & Baker Club

Ryan  v  Corinthians  | Wadham Lodge [3G]

EOFL Division Three

Basildon Town Res  v  Manford Way Res  | Basildon Sports Club

Buckhurst Hill Res  v  Leigh Town Res  | Roding Lane (Pitch 2)
Collier Row  v  Lakeside Utd  |
Forest Row Centre (Pitch 1)

Corinthians Res  v  Wakebury  | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Hutton Res  v  ACD Utd  |  Polo Fields

Toby Res  v  Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

EOFL Division Four

Canning Town Res  v  Laindon Orient Res  | 

Chingford Athletic Res  v  Hashtag Utd Dev.
Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Sungate Res

Ongar Town Res  v  Galleywood Res

Shenfield AFC Res  v  Leytonstone Utd

Wakering Sports Res  v  Catholic Utd Res

EOFL Division Five

Collier Row Res  v  Leigh Ramblers Res

Newbury Forest Res  v  Herongate Athletic Res

Runwell Sports Res  v  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res

Shoebury Town Res  v  AS Rawreth Res

Springfield Res  v Roydon

Wakering Sports Dev  v  Epping Town Res


Essex Alliance League Fixtures   – Sat 19th September

Premier Division  – 2pm KOs unless stated

Blue Marlin  v  Tower Utd  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

CSM London  v  London Cranes  | West Ham Community Ground, Beckton [3G]

FC Baresi  v  All Prospects  | Britannia Sports Ground
FC Petrocub  v  Lymore Gardens | Noak Hill [3G]
Jolof Sports  v  Chigwell Town  | Flanders Playing Fields

West Essex Res  v  Rapid Chingford | Fairlop Oak Playing Fields

EAL Division One

Eastside  v  Chadwell Heath Spartans  | Mabley Green

Francis Luke  v  Kwanzas London Sport  | Hackney Marshes

Frenford ‘A’  v  London Park City  | The Drive (Grass pitch)

Leyton Royal  v  North East Lions  | Salisbury Hall Sports Ground

Woodford East  v  Wapping  | Debden Park Sch

EAL Division Two

Belfry  v  Rainham WMC

Dagenham Utd  v Chingford Athletic ‘A’

Old Esthameians  v  Forest Green

Royal Forest  v  Newham Wanderers

St Francis  v  Cowley Community

EAL Division Three

Bailey Football Academy  v  Glendale

FHN Athletic  v  Loughton Lions

Melbourne Sports  v  Flyers U23s

EAL Division Four

Avondale Rangers  v  Brentwood Utd Res

Chingford Harriers  v  Collier Row ‘A’

Custom House Utd  v  Emerson Utd Res

Dagenham Utd Res  v  Newham Royals

Together Utd  v  Royal Forest Res

Season 2020-21 Round-ups: Essex Alliance League (Wk 2 – Sat 12 Sept) [EAL 20-21 14.9.20]

Hello and welcome to a guest blog, going through the action in the five Essex Alliance League divisions on Saturday 12th September, along with the Olympian League & ESBL action, it is good to have guest content on other Grassroots Leagues, thank you Rob. This round-up is posted with the author’s permission, with thanks. Thanks for reading.

Guest Blog written by Rob Parker for EAL  [EAL Twitter: @EssexAllianceFL]

Essex Alliance League logo (Credit: EAL)

Essex Alliance League – Saturday 12th September


Goal difference separates the top two sides in the Senior Division after two weeks as DTFC followed up their opening day success with another win, this time seeing off the efforts of Tower United in a 3 – 0 victory. Craig Wood and Jake Kissiedu were both on target with goals to see their side to maximum points in Hackney.

Second placed FC Petrocub have also started their campaign with a pair of wins and are another side looking well placed for a title tilt. They were 4 – 2 winners at home in Noak Hill where CSM London were the visitors. Martin Ibitola and Ramone Senior both scored for CSM but two Vitalii Chiriac strikes plus goals from Ghenadie Moisei and Valentin Siciov gave the points to the home side.

Lymore Gardens are up to third and also unbeaten this term, adding a victory to their opening day draw as they secured all three points in a 4 – 1 “away” win at Chigwell Town in Loughton. Dylan Roberts bagged a brace for the Lymore with Dushane Powell and Michael Romeo efforts completing the win.

Completing the top flight action from week 2 of the season, FC Baresi maintained their unbeaten start as they secured a first victory of the campaign to go with their draw last week. They were 3 – 0 winners on Saturday, returning from their local derby trip to Rapid Chingford with all of the points as Mark Matthews, Abdulwahid Zerrouki and Denzel Conteh goals made the difference.


The early pace setters in Division One are Woodford East who made it two wins from two at their start of their season with a well earned 5 – 0 away win at league debutants Kwanzas London Sport. Billy Barr and Ben Smith both netted braces, adding to a Sonny Feltwell goal to carry them to maximum points.

Second-placed Wapping drop a place as they were defeated in Hackney by league debutants Leyton Royal in a game between two of the sides expected to challenge. Royal’s experience in the division saw them edge a close game 3 – 2 to open their points account for the new season.

There was another close game in Seven Kings as London Park City’s opening match of the new season saw them involved in a real humdinger against new boys, North East Lions. Louis Blake scored all three of the Lions goals but City done enough in the end, running out 4 – 3 victors to take the points.


The leaders in Division Two so far are Chingford Athletic A as they made it two wins from two in the opening weeks but were made to work for the points once again as they edged past promoted St Francis, in a 3 – 2 score-line. Eric Kelly scored a hat-trick for Chingford, rendering Saints’ efforts from Silverio Indunga and Leon Young as just consolation.

There was a terrific opening win of the campaign for promoted Newham Wanderers who made the move up a division and appear well at home in the third tier, beating Old Esthameians 5 – 0, ending their unbeaten start in the process. Fabio Jau scored twice and Bradley Harris, Lukas Ziausys and Shazib Miah got one each to complete the victory for Wanderers.

The day’s local derby game in Division Two came from Leyton as Cowley Community took on local rivals Forest Green with the latter looking to start their season on a positive note. And Green will have been the happier of the two sides at full time, winning 4 – 3 despite a Chris Wright hat-trick.

Dagenham United bounced back from their opening day reverse to earn a first win at this level, beating Unitey 2 – 1 in Loughton to take all three points. Brandon Johnson and Agbir Sobeh both got on the score-sheet for Dagenham to help their side over the line to a first victory.

Also picking up their first points of the season, Rainham Working Mens Club got back to winning ways after their opening day defeat at Old E’s, bouncing back with a 3 – 1 win over the weekend against Royal Forest. That result sees the Workies move fourth in the table while Royal Forest remain without a point from their opening two games.


Old Barkabbeyans Reserves have made a successful return to the league so far and lead Division Three after two weeks on the back of winning both of their opening games. They had to work hard to earn their win, winning 3 – 2 over Epping United through a Simeon Dennis brace and a Sam Thompson strike.

Promoted Lymore Gardens Reserves made a successful debut in the division on Saturday, returning home with all three points from their trip to Barkingside to face Fairlop Rovers. In another five goal thriller, Lymore edged the contest 3 – 2 to end the day as the happier of the sides.


There were goals galore in Division Four with two of the games consisting of twelve goals each. Starting off this theme, there was an incredible 6 – 6 draw in Newbury Park as Custom House United and Newham Royals went on the attack. Carl Day and Jack Field both scored twice with Christopher Batley and Kelvin Bartlett efforts accounting for the Dockers’ goals.

Over in Collier Row, there were another twelve goals but this was a little less even at Together United got their new season underway with a big 10 – 2 victory at league new boys, Collier Row A. That result sees them go top of the table after one game while Row will look to improve their game in the coming weeks.

The final game was a rather more sedate five-goal contest in Loughton as another of the league’s new sides, Royal Forest Reserves, met one of the league’s stalwarts, Avondale Rangers. Forest will be pleased with their efforts as they edged past Rangers in a 3 – 2 victory with Tom Alexander, Jack Warren and Will Asenso scoring the goals.


Season 2020-21 Fixtures: Across the Divisions (FAC/EaSL/EOFL/ESBL & EAL) [Fri 11 -Sun 13 Sept] [20-21 All 10.9.20]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter:@ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to a preview of this weekend’s Fixtures across the Divisions, taking in the FA Cup Prelim Round, Eastern Senior League South, Essex Olympian League, Essex & Suffolk Border League & Essex Alliance League matches. Thanks for reading.

The FA Cup 2020-1: Preliminary Round (Essex Senior & EaSL South sides)

Friday 11th Sept 7.45pm KO  – New Salamis  v  West Essex   | Coles Park [3G]

Saturday 12th September – 3pm KO’s

FC Clacton v Hadley | Rush Green Bowl

Harlow Town  v  Sporting Bengal Utd  | The Harlow Arena [3G]

Leiston  v  Halstead Town   | Victory Ground

Sawbridgeworth Town  v St Margaretsbury   | Crofters

Stansted  v  Basildon Utd   | Hargrave Park

Waltham Abbey  v  Woodford Town  | Capershotts

Walthamstow  v  Cockfosters  | Wadham Lodge

Welwyn Garden City  v  Saffron Walden Town  | Herns Way

Sunday 13th September

Hashtag Utd  v Felixstowe & Walton Utd  | Len Salmon Stadium [3G] (4pm KO)

[Adam]       Eastern Senior League South    Sat 12th September 3pm KO’s

Barkingside  v  Athletic Newham  | Cricklefield

Brimsdown  v  Little Oakley | Chadfields

Harwich & Parkeston  v  Frenford  | Royal Oak

Holland  v  Hackney Wick  | Dulwich Road

Wivenhoe Town  v  Newbury Forest  | MEC Stadium

Wormley Rovers  v  White Ensign  | Wormley Sports Club


EOFL Crest

 Essex Olympian League Fixtures

Saturday 12th September 2020   (2.30pm KOs unless stated)

EOFL Premier Division

Basildon Town  v  Kelvedon Hatch   | Basildon Sports Club

Buckhurst Hill  v  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  | Roding Lane

Canning Town  v Leigh Ramblers | West Ham Community Ground [3G]

Shenfield AFC  v  Catholic Utd    | St Martin’s Sch [3G]

Springfield  v  Rayeigh Town   | Arun Close

Sungate  v  Harold Wood Athletic | Ilford Wanderers RFC

EOFL Division One

Ongar Town  v  Toby  | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]

Ramsden Scotia  v  Shoebury Town  | Nursery Sports Ground

Rayleigh Town Res  v  Snaresbrook  | London Road

Runwell Sports  v  Herongate Athletic  | St Luke’s Park

EOFL Division Two

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  AS Rawreth   | Wickham Bishops Spts Gound

Laindon Orient  v  Corinthians  | Markhams Chase

Rochford Town  v Epping Town  | Rochford Recreation Ground

Wakering Sports  v  Ryan  | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #1)

EOFL Division Three –  Hullbridge Sports ‘A’  v  Lakeside Utd  | Lower Road

EOFL Division Four –  Hashtag Utd Dev.  v  Sungate Res  | Barleylands Road

EOFL Division Five  –  Old Barkabbeyans  v  Roydon  | Barking Abbey Sch

EOFL Senior League Cup (2.15pm KO’s)

Chingford Athletic  v  Wakebury  | Town Mead [3G]

Leytonstone Utd  v  Leigh Town   | Forest Row Centre (Pitch #1)

EOFL Reserve League Cup  (2.15pm KO unless stated)

AS Rawreth Res  v  Wakering Sports Res  | The Warren

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  v  Springfield Res  | Silver Leys

Canning Town Res  v  Galleywood Res  | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Collier Row Res  v  Shenfield AFC Res  | Forest Row Centre (Pitch #2)

Corinthians Res  v  Catholic Utd Res  | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Epping Town Res  v  Runwell Sports Res  | Epping UC Rugby Club

Harold Wood Athletic Res  v  Shoebury Town Res | Harold Wood Park (Pitch #1)

Herongate Athletic Res  v  Laindon Orient Res  | St Clere’s Sch [3G] (3pm KO)

Hutton Res  v  Basildon Town Res  | Polo Fields

Leigh Ramblers Res  v  Ongar Town Res  | Belfairs Park

Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Chingford Athletic Res  | Lawford Lane

Old Southendian Res  v  Leigh Town Res  | Garon Park [3G]

Toby Res  v  Manford Way Res  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

Wakering Sports Dev.  v  Buckhurst Hill Res  | Cupid’s CC (pitch #2)


Essex & Suffolk Border Lge crest (Credit: ESBL/Twitter)


Essex & Suffolk Border League  Fixtures   

(Saturday 12 Sept)  (3pm KOs unless stated)

ESBL Premier Division

Alresford Colne Rangers  v  Gas Recreation  |  Ford Lane

Brantham Athletic Res  v  West Bergholt   | Brantham Leisure Centre

Earls Colne  v  Sudbury Sports  | Earls Colne Recreation Club

Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res  v  Great Bentley   | Town Ground

Flitch Utd  v  Colne Athletic   | Alcott Playing Field

Hatfield Peverel  v  White Notley    | Keith Bigden Memorial Ground

Little Oakley Res  v  Barnston  |  Memorial Club

Tiptree Heath  v  Stanway Pegasus   |  Tollesbury Road


Essex Alliance League Fixtures  (Sat 12th September) – 2pm KOs unless stated

Premier Division 

Chigwell Town  v  Lymore Gardens   | Fairlop Oak Playing Fields

FC Petrocub  v  CSM London   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G]

London Cranes  v  Jolof Sports  | West Ham Memorial Park

Rapid Chingford  v  FC Baresi  | Salisbury Hall Sports Ground, Chingford

Tower Utd  v  DT FC  | Hackney Marshes

EAL Division One

Kit Out London  v  Francis Luke   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G]

Kwanzas London Sport  v  Woodford East  | King George V Park, Beckton

London Park City  v  North East Lions  | Seven Kings Sch [3G], Ilford

Wapping v  Leyton Royal | Victoria Park  (2.30pm KO)

EAL Division Two
Chingford Athletic ‘A’  v  St Francis  | Town Mead

Cowley Community  v  Forest Green  | Leyton County Ground, Crawley Road

Old Esthameians  v  Newham Wanderers  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

Rainham WMC  v  Royal Forest  | Rainham WMC, Upminster Road South

Unitey  v  Dagenham Utd  | Roding Valley Sch, Loughton

EAL Division Three

Fairlop Rovers  v  Lymore Gardens Res

Old Barkbbeyans Res  v  Epping Utd

EAL Division Four

Avondale Rangers  v  Royal Forest Res

Brentwood Utd Res  v  Dagenham Utd Res

Collier Row ‘A’  v  Together Utd

Custom House Utd  v  Newham Royals

Season 2020-21: Results from Essex & Suffolk Border Lge & Essex Alliance Lge [ESBL & EAL 20-21 5.9.20]

Compiled by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to brief run-down of the results from the first two divisions of the Essex & Suffolk Border League (its Premier Division sits at Step 7 in the pyramid) and all the Results from the Essex Alliance League divisions, all from Sat 5 Sept.

ESBL Premier Division – Saturday 5th September 2020

Brantham Athletic Res   1 – 2   Colne Athletic  |  Brantham Leisure Centre

Dedham Old Boys  2 – 0  Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res   | The Duchy Field

Gas Recreation 4 – 0  Flitch Utd    | Gas Rec Playing Field, Colchester

Hatfield Peverel  1 – 2  Earls Colne   |  Keith Bigden Memorial Ground

Lawford Lads  1 – 1 Little Oakley Res   |  School Lane 

Stanway Peagasus   4 – 1  Barnston    |  Stanway School

Sudbury Sports  1 – 3  White Notley  |  King’s Marsh [3G]

Tiptree Heath  2 – 3  Alresford Colne Rangers   |  Tollesbury Road

West Bergholt  2 – 2  Great Bentley   | Lorkin Daniell Playing Field

ESBL Division One

Alresford Colne Rangers Res  6 – 1 Shrub End Utd

Belle Vue Social Club  1 – 9 Tiptree Jobserve

Cressing Utd  0 – 0  Coggeshall Utd Res

Dunmow Town 2 – 3 Stanway Pegasus Res

Gosfield Utd  1 – 2 Mersea Island

Hedinghams Utd  1 – 6 FC Clacton Res

Silver End Utd  4 – 2 Stanway Rovers C Res


Essex Alliance League Results – Premier Division 

All Prospects  1 – 11 West Essex Res  | Roding Valley Sch [3G]

Blue Marlin  0 – 4  Chigwell Town   | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)
CSM London  0 – 3  Tower Utd
   | West Ham Community Ground [3G]

DT FC  11 – 0  Rapid Chingford    |  The Harlow Arena  [3G]

FC Baresi  2 – 2 Lymore Gardens   |  Hackney Marshes

FC Petrocub 7 – 2  London Cranes   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G pitch]

EAL Division One

Chadwell Heath Spartans  P – P  Eastside   |

Wapping    7 – 1  Francis Luke   |  Victoria Park, South Hackney

Woodford East 5 – 0  North East Lions   | Debden Park Sch , Loughton

EAL Division Two

Chingford Athletic ‘A’  3 – 2  Unitey  | Town Mead

Dagenham Utd  1 – 2  Cowley Community | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Rainham WMC  2 – 3 Old Esthameians | Rainham WMC

Royal Forest  4 – 11 Belfry  | Roding Valley Sch

EAL Division Three

Glendale  1 – 4  FHN Athletic

Old Barkabbeyans Res  2 – 0 Bailey Football Academy

Division Four

Collier Row ‘A’  0 – 8  Emerson Utd Res

Dagenham Utd Res  2 – 2  Chingford Harriers

Season 20-21: Opening Fixtures (ESL/EaSL/EOFL/EAL/ESBL – 4/5/6 Sept) [20-21 All 3.9.20]

Compiled by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to a comprehensive list of the the Fixtures that take place on the opening weekend of league action in the Essex Senior, Eastern Senior League South, Essex Olympian League divisions, Essex Alliance League’s top two tiers plus the Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier & the Women’s FA Cup Extra Prelim Rd for our local sides which starts on Sunday 6th September.

Thanks for reading & enjoy whichever game you attend this attend.

Essex Senior League 

Friday 4th Sept  – West Essex  v  Takeley   | Mayesbrook Park [3G]

Saturday 5th September – 3pm KO’s

 Cockfosters v Hoddesdon Town | Chalk Lane

Enfield  v  St Margaretsbury   | Woodside

Hadley  v  Woodford Town   | Brickfield Lane

Hashtag Utd  v  Ilford  | Len Salmon Stadium [3G]

Redbridge  v  Saffron Walden Town  | Oakside

Southend Manor  v  Sawbridgeworth Town  | Southchurch Park

Sporting Bengal Utd  v  Walthamstow  | Mile End

Stansted  v  Clapton  | Hargrave Park


    Eastern Senior League South    Sat 5th September 3pm KO’s

Brimsdown  v  Harwich & Parkeston  | Chadfields

Burnham Ramblers  v  Wormley Rovers   | Leslie Field

Coggeshall Utd  v  Newbury Forest   | West Street

Frenford  v  Holland   | The Drive [3G]

Hackney Wick  v  Benfleet   | Spa Road, Witham

Halstead Town  v  Athletic Newham   | Rosemary Lane

Little Oakley  v  Barkingside   | Memorial Stadium

White Ensign  v  Wivenhoe Town   | Burroughs Park



EOFL Crest

Essex Olympian League Fixtures

Saturday 5th September 2020   (2.30pm KOs unless stated)

EOFL Premier Division

Buckhurst Hill  v  Kelvedon Hatch   | Roding Lane

Catholic Utd  v  Canning Town  | Len Forge Centre [3G]**

Hutton  v  Basildon Town    | Polo Fields

Old Southendian  v  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts   | Garon Park [3G]

Rayleigh Town  v  Harold Wood Athletic   | London Road

Springfield  v  Leigh Ramblers   |  Springfield Hall Park

Sungate  v  Shenfield AFC   | Ilford Wanderers RFC

 ** = Indicates Catholic Utd’s new home ground for 2020-21 Season

EOFL Division One

Old Chelmsfordians  v  Rayleigh Town Res  | Lawford Lane

EOFL Division Two

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  Old Southendian Res   | Wickham Bishops Spts Gound

Harold Wood Athletic Res v  Leigh Town   | Harold Wood Park [Pitch #1]

EOFL Senior League Cup  (2.15pm KO unless stated)

Collier Row  v  Toby  | Forest Row Centre (Pitch #1)

Corinthians  v  Runwell Sports   | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Epping Town  v  Hullbridge Sports ‘A’   | Epping Rugby Club, Upland Rd**

** Denotes that Epping Town will play home games at Epping Rugby Club this season, leaving previous home Stonards Hill for 2020-21

Hashtag Utd Development  v  Manford Way   | Barleylands Road

Laindon Orient  v  Ongar Town  | Markhams Chase, Laindon Link

Lakeside Utd  v  Snaresbrook   | Lakeside Spts Grd [3G] | (2.30pm KO)

May & Baker Res  v  Newbury Forest Res   | May & Baker Club

Old Barkabbeyans  v  Galleywood   | Barking Abbey School, South Park Drive

Ramsden Scotia  v  FC Hamlets        | Nursery Sports Ground

Ryan  v  AS Rawreth                  | Wadham Lodge Spts Grd [Grass Pitch]

Shoebury Town  v  ACD Utd    | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #2), Shoeburyness

Wakering Sports  v  Rochford Town   | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #1), Shoeburyness

EOFL Division Three

Basildon Town Res  v  Buckhurst Hill Res   | Basildon Sports Club

Toby Res  v  Leigh Town Res   | Ford’s, Newbury Park [Toby pitch]

EOFL Division Four

Chingford Athletic Res v Galleywood Res   | Town Mead [3G]

Shenfield AFC Res  v  Old Chelmsfordians Res   | The Drive, Warley

EOFL Senior Five

Collier Row Res  v  Epping Town Res   | Forest Row Centre (Pitch #2)

Herongate Athletic Res  v  Shoebury Town Res   | St Clere’s Sch [3G] (3pm KO)

Roydon  v  AS Rawreth Res   | Roydon Playing Fields

Runwell Sports Res  v  Springfield Res  | St Luke’s Park

  Essex & Suffolk Border League  Fixtures   

(Saturday 5 Sept)  (3pm KOs unless stated)

ESBL Premier Division

Brantham Athletic Res   v   Colne Athletic  |  Brantham Leisure Centre

Dedham Old Boys  v  Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res   | The Duchy Field

Gas Recreation  v  Flitch Utd    | Gas Rec Playing Field, Colchester

Hatfield Peverel  v  Earls Colne   |  Keith Bigden Memorial Ground

Lawford Lads  v  Little Oakley Res   |  School Lane  (2pm KO)

Stanway Peagasus   v   Barnston    |  Stanway School (3.30pm KO)

Sudbury Sports  v  White Notley  |  King’s Marsh [3G]

Tiptree Heath  v  Alresford Colne Rangers   |  Tollesbury Road

West Bergholt   v  Great Bentley   | Lorkin Daniell Playing Field



Essex Alliance League (Top two tiers) Fixtures   – Sat 5th September

Premier Division  – 2pm KOs unless stated

All Prospects  v  West Essex Res  | Roding Valley Sch [3G] (11.30am KO)

Blue Marlin  v  Chigwell Town   | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)
CSM London   v   Tower Utd
   | West Ham Community Ground [3G]

DT FC  v  Rapid Chingford    |  The Harlow Arena  [3G]  (3pm KO)

FC Baresi  v  Lymore Gardens   |  Hackney Marshes

FC Petrocub  v  London Cranes   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G pitch]

EAL Division One

Chadwell Heath Spartans   v  Eastside   | Mayfield Leisure Centre [3G]

Wapping    v   Francis Luke   |  Victoria Park, South Hackney

Woodford East  v  North East Lions   | Debden Park Sch , Loughton

Women’s FA Cup Extra Prelim Round Fixtures (local sides)

Sunday 6th September

Bedford  v  Corby Town

Colney Heath  v Herts Vipers

Newmarket Town  v  Wymondham Town

Northampton Town  v  Haverhill Rovers

Runwell Sports  v  Harlow Town
St Ives Town  v  Hartham UtdWroxham  v Kettering Town

Season 2020-21 Preview – Essex Alliance League [EAL 20-21 31.8.20]


Written by Scott W  [Twitter:@ScottMHC14] – Non-League/Grassroots Writer

Hello and welcome to a preview of the coming season’s Essex Alliance League {EAL) divisions, focusing on the top three divisions and giving you a run-down of the opening weekend’s fixtures of the new campaign. Also to note, coverage of the League will remain on the Grassroots Football Show (GFS) on East London Radio throughout the campaign as part of their Intermediate Football section.

If you’d like more info, you can find the EAL on Twitter: @EssexAllianceFL or via their website: http://www.essexallianceleague.com | Thanks for reading & wishing all EAL clubs a good season too.

We begin this preview with a look ‘at-a-glance’ at the sides who will contest the top division of the EAL, including their position last term where aplicable & their Twitter feeds where known. Featuring a heady mix of EAL veterans, new clubs plus a big returning club who has enjoyed success in the Essex Alliance League in the past.


EAL Senior Division 2020-21 Constitution


Position Last Season (or a Returning/ New Club) Twitter feed Other Info
All Prospects 3rd – in EAL Div One @ProspectsAll
Blue Marlin 7th – in EAL Senior @BlueMarlinFC
Chigwell Town New Club @ChigwellTownFC
CSM London 4th – EAL Senior @CSMLondonFC Will play home games at the West Ham Community Grd [3G]  in Beckton this term
DT FC New Club @_dtfc Have signed to play home games at Harlow Arena [3G] this term
FC Baresi 6th – EAL Senior @FC_Baresi Won EAL Div One title in 2018/19
FC Petrocub 3rd – EAL Senior Not known
Jolof Sports Returning Club @JolofSportsFC Last played in EAL Senior in Season 2018-19 – played in Middx County Div One  (Central & East) in Step 8 last term
London Cranes 5th – EAL Senior Not known
Lymore Gardens 10th – EAL Senior @LymoreGardensfc
Rapid Chingford 11th – EAL Senior (Bottom) Not known
Tower Utd 2nd – EAL Div One @TowerUtdFC
West Essex Reserves 2nd – EAL Senior @westessexfcres Winners of Senior Division Cup in 2017/18
(13 clubs)


Now moving on to Division One, which sees three clubs receiving at least a double elevation. One of those clubs are Chadwell Heath Spartans who had a fine debut season in the EAl last term, finishing top of Div Three before the season was curtailed.

EAL Division One 2020-21 Constitution
Club Position Last Season (or a Returning/ New Club) Twitter feed Other Info
Chadwell Heath Spartans 1st  – EAL Div Three

(double elevation)

Eastside 4th – EAL Div One @EastSideFC_
Francis Luke New Club Not known n/a
Frenford ‘A’ 5th – EAL Div Three
(double elevation)
Main: @Frenfordfc n/a
Kit Out London New Club @kol_cc n/a
Leyton Royal New Club Not known n/a
London Park City 7th – EAL Div One @londonarkcity n/a
North East Lions New Club @NorthEastSat1 n/a
Wapping Returning Club Not active n/a
Westhamians New Club @WHamians A previous iteration of the club played in the Essex Olympian League in recent times
Woodford East 1st – EAL Div Four
(Treble elevation)
@WoodfordEastFC n/a
(11 clubs)


Finally for our focused divisions, here is the Division Two constitution which has a number of familiar names to fans of EAL, plus a few clubs including one making a transition into Saturday Football in Belfry.


EAL Division Two  2020-21 Constitution
Club Position Last Season (or a Returning/ New Club) Twitter feed Other Info
Barkingside ‘A’ New Club Not Known n/a
Belfry New Club to EAL @fc_belfry Previously only played Sunday Football (ESFC)
Chingford Athletic ‘A’ 8th – EAL Senior (as Reserve side) Main: @ChingfordAFC n/a
Cowley Community 5th – EAL Div Two @CowleyFC n/a
Dagenham Utd New Club to EAL @DagenhamUtd_FC Also previously played in Essex Olympian League
Forest Green 9th – EAL Div One


@Forestgreen19 n/a
Newham Wanderers 4th  EAL Div Three Not known n/a
Old Esthameians 6th –  EAL Div Two Not known n/a
Rainham WMC 2nd – EAL Div Two @RwmcTeam n/a
Royal Forest 4th – EAL Div Two @RoyalForestFC n/a
St Francis 3rd – EAL Div Three @StFrancis1930 n/a
Unitey 7th – EAL Div Two @FCUnitey n/a
(12 clubs)


Finally for this part of my preview, in the table below shows the sides that will compete in the ‘lower’ two tiers of the Essex Alliance League this season.

 Constitution – EAL Division Three EAL Division Four
Bailey Football Academy (New to EAL) Avondale Rangers
Epping Utd (New) Brentwood Utd Reserves
Fairlop Rovers Chingford Harriers
Flyers U23s Collier Row ‘A’
Forest Havering North (FHN) Athletic (New) Custom House Utd
Glendale Dagenham Utd Reserves
Loughton Lions Emerson Utd Reserves
Lymore Gardens Reserves Newham Royals
Melbourne Sports Royal Forest Reserves
Old Barkabbeyans Reserves Together Utd
(10 Clubs) (10 clubs)


Alright, now to round off this piece, here are the Fixtures for the opening weekend of the EAL season


Fixtures – Sat 5th September (Match Day #1) – Normally 2pm KOs

EAL Premier Division


All Prospects  v  West Essex Res   | Castle Green Leisure Centre 

Blue Marlin  v  Chigwell Town   | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)
CSM London   v   Tower Utd
   | West Ham Community Ground [3G], Beckton

DT FC  v  Rapid Chingford    |  The Harlow Arena  [3G]

FC Baresi  v  Lymore Gardens   |  Britannia Sports Ground, Walthamstow

FC Petrocub  v  London Cranes   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G pitch]


EAL Division One


Chadwell Heath Spartans   v  London Park City  | Mayfield Leisure Centre [3G]

Leyton Royal  v  North East Lions  | Salisbury Hall Sports Ground

Wapping    v   Francis Luke   |  Victoria Park, South Hackney

Woodford East  v  Westhamians   | Debden Park Sch, Loughton

Division Two


Chingford Athetic ‘A’  v  Unitey  | Town Mead Leisure Park

Dagenham Utd  v  Cowley Community   | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Rainham WMC  v  Old Esthameians   | Rainham Men’s Club

Royal Forest  v  Newham Wanderers  | Roding Valley Sch, Loughton


Division Two


Chingford Athetic ‘A’  v  Unitey  | Town Mead Leisure Park

Dagenham Utd  v  Cowley Community   | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Rainham WMC  v  Old Esthameians   | Rainham Men’s Club

Royal Forest  v  Newham Wanderers  | Roding Valley Sch, Loughton


Division Three


Glendale  v  FHN Athletic  | Roding Valley High Sch, Loughton

Old Barkabbeyans Res  v  Bailey Football Academy  | Barking Abbey Sports Grd


Division Four


Collier Row ‘A’  v  Emerson Utd Res  | Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane

Dagenham Utd  Res  v Chingford Harriers   | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Round-up: Essex Alliance League (Sat 16 Nov) [EAL 19/20 18.11.19]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – Non-League Writer

EAL Image
EAL Emblem

Hello and welcome to a rare round-up of this weekend’s Essex Alliance League action, covering the League action from the Premier Division to Senior Three with results from the and Senior Four & Five on the weekend of Saturday 16th November. In memory of EAL photographer Jules Lister aka ‘Lamo the Lion’, RIP.

For more  information on the EAl Divisional standings, click here: https://www.essexallianceleague.com/tables/ Thanks for reading.

Saturday 16 November 

EAL Senior Division

Chigwell retained their place at the summit after a 3 – 2 win against FC Petrocub. A brace from Ross Chimes and one from Mark Howe saw them to their sixth win this term. Ghenadie Moisei and Vasilica-Cristinel Ilie both scored for Petrocub though they remain 5th, five points off their opponents here.

London Cranes sit second in the table after a 2 – 1 win at Blue Marlin. Moses Makanga and Kennedy Wampamba both netted here for Cranes to overturn a Nathan Desnoes goal and secure their sixth win of the campaign. The hosts here drop to second-bottom after one win in their seven league matches thus far. With FC Baresi in Cup action, CSM London missed a chance to overhaul them as they lost 3 – 2 at home to West Essex Reserves. Strikes by Thomas Davie, Connor Brathwaite and Abiola Balogun saw Adam Norris’ side to their fourth win in eight games to see them up to sixth. Omar Wilson and Rod Beya netted for CSM here.

Elsewhere, East Ham Inter got only their second win this term with a 2 – 1 success over Lymore Gardens to rise up to eighth. Lymore drop to seventh.


EAL Division One

In Division One, Eastside reduced the deficit to leaders Tower Utd to three points with a powerful 6 – 1 victory at strugglers Sporting Hackney Development. Idris Shittu led the way with a double here, with Michael Dager, Michael Morgan and Johnathan Odutolu also among their scorers here. Timi Oluwole got the solitary consolation for the hosts though they still only have one win from their opening six matches. Chingford Utd are only a point further back in third with a match in hand after a big 6 – 0 win at bottom side Forest Green. Marian Hrehorciuc and Ruslan Belicescu both got braces here, with Tamer-Andrei Bozgan and Mihail Vlad also on target for Utd in their fifth win this term.

All Prospects edged their mid-table battle with Tower Hamlets Reserves, winning 4 – 3 at the Robert Clack Sch. The ensemble cast of Delfim Carmo, Jose Mata, Jack Young and Darnell Fuller all got their names on the score-sheet for the hosts. Hamlets’ second-side made it a tight finish through a double from Atlant Bogdanovic and Cole Edwards strikes. The Prospects remain in fourth. Level on points with them are All Real who emerged victorious after a heck of a battle with London Park City, eventually winning 8 – 5 at the Low Hall Sports Ground. Jason Mbelek got a hat-trick here with Josias Biembongo and Isaiah Forde both getting two goals apiece. Tristan Jones also struck to secure his side’s fifth win this season.


EAL  Division Two

In Div Two, Royal Forest maintained their top spot with a 3 – 1 win over Upshire Forest in Hainault. Thomas Osmond struck twice for the hosts, with Kyle Balou also on target. Leighton Hughes-Franklin replied for Upshire though they are yet to win this term. Sungate Reserves extended their 100% winning record this term with a hard-fought 2 – 1 over Rainham Working Men’s Club. Gabriel Ogunwomoju got both goals for Sungate’s second team as they kept stay second, two points behind the leaders. Nick Tormey pulled one back for WMC though they fall behind their opponents here to third spot.

Elsewhere, Three Colts went fifth with a hefty 7 – 0 triumph over Flyers at Fairlop Oak Playing Fields. Jack Luck got two of those goals, with a big ’support cast’ of James Kane, Jason Fox, James Carter, Julian Bryant and Liam Bellamy all getting one apiece. Cowley Community got their first win this season in style with a 5 – 0 success over Melbourne Sports at the Leyton County Ground. Chris Wright and Kane Greene both got two each in that one, with David Tembua also chipping in to lift Cowley up to ninth.


EAL  Division Three

Finally for the round-up section, in Division Three, Chadwell Health Spartans extended their lead at the top to four points as they hammered Avondale Rangers 8 – 1 in Hainault. Jeffrey Nketia smashed four of those by himself, with Rashid Matabaro, Janel Alexander, Niven Nkansah and Bradley Downes all adding one each to give player-boss Aaron Hunwicks’ team a resounding win. Sean McGilloway netted for Rangers as they fall to fifth. St Francis lost ground on the top two as they were held 2 – 2 at Custom House Utd. Glendale went fourth with a 2 – 1 win over FC Galaxy at Fairlop Oak. Mohammed Gueye and Seyi Agboola were the goal-getters as they got their fourth win this term.

Also, Ilford Development edged to 4 – 3 away win at Flyers Development to go up to seventh place.


EAL Division Four results

Dagenham Utd Res 4 – 3 Prospect Protege

Flyers ‘B’ 1 – 2 Together Utd

Loughton Lions 2 – 2 Lymore Gardens Res


London Senior Cup – Round Three

Canning Town Res (EOFL side) 0 – 2 FC Baresi

Rapid Chingford 4 – 2 Club Langley





2019-20 Season Preview: Essex Alliance League (EAL 19/20 12.8.19)

RWMC v CSM London (EAL D2 Cup Final - May 2019)
Rainham WMC v CSM London in D2 Cup Final in May 2019 (Image: Scott W)


Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – Non-League Blogger & GFS Contributor

Hello and a warm welcome to a one-off piece looking at the teams that will compete in the Essex Alliance League in the 2019-20 season, with a small additional preview of the top two divisions. For regular round-up’s of this increasingly popular Grassroots group of divisions, check out their website at http://www.essexallianceleague.com or via Twitter – @EssexAllianceFL

You can also hear the results round-up weekly as part of the Intermediate Football round-up which continues on the Grassroots Football Show on East London Radio from next month. My thanks to Rob Parker for his assistance in this piece.

Key: (P) = Promoted | (R) = Relegated | (NEW) =New/reclassified side


EAL Senior Division Constitution (2019-20) (11 clubs)

  • Blue Marlin
  • Chigwell (P)
  • Chingford Athletic ‘A’ (P)
  • East Ham Inter
  • FC Baresi (P)
  • FC Petrocub (NEW)
  • London Cranes
  • Lymore Gardens (P)
  • Rapid Chingford (P)
  • Singh Sabha Barking
  • West Essex Res


The top division sees a fair amount of change as the league responds to the loss of two of its stand-out clubs. Firstly, Jolof Sports have taken the plunge and will compete at Step 8 in the Middlesex County League’s Division One Central & East following a superb league campaign which saw them win the EAL Senior Division by three points from ACD Utd. Speaking of ACD Utd, they have also left the Essex Alliance League to try their hand in the Essex Olympian League, where they have been placed in Senior Division Three (the fourth tier).

Back to the clubs that remain in the top-tier from last season. Highest on that list are Singh Sabha Barking who finished in a very good third place, seven points behind ACD Utd. East Ham Inter are next as they fifth last term, with eight wins each in their 18 matches. In sixth and seventh last season, West Essex Res and London Cranes couldn’t be separated in points, West getting that sixth spot by virtue of a better goal difference.

Blue Marlin were eighth last term, 13 points clear of the bottom two and they round out the clubs that haven’t moved tiers. However, there are a number of clubs who have been elevated to the Senior Division. Firstly, last season’s Division One champions FC Baresi are in there after scoring 66 goals in their 18 matches to win the title by a point. Chingford Athletic’s ‘third team’ (aka ‘A’) will take part as well following the placing of the Development team in Essex Olympian League’s Division Four.

Three other clubs have also been promoted from Division One in Chigwell, Lymore Gardens and Rapid Chingford. Chigwell finished six points clear in third spot in D1 last term. Lymore earned a fifth-placed finish after 9 wins in their 18 matches while Rapid were sixth a point behind them. Finally, there is one new club entering the ranks in FC Petrocub, who transition over from Sunday Football. All in all, we have 12 clubs duking it out for the title and it should be another fascinating campaign.

Update (from late August 2019): Docklands Albion have announced they are withdrawing from the EAL for the 2019-20 campaign. We wish them well in the hope they reform for 2020-21.

EAL Division ONE Constitution (2019 -20) (11 clubs)

  • All Prospects Academy (NEW)
  • All Real (NEW)
  • Chingford United
  • CSM London (P)
  • Eastside (P)
  • Forest Green
  • Jolof Sports U21 (NEW)
  • London Park City (R)
  • Sporting Hackney Dev (NEW)
  • Tower Hamlets Res (P)
  • Tower United (NEW)
  • Wapping

Division One also sees a number of club changes with the only survivors from last season’s Div One being Forest Green, Wapping and Chingford Utd. All three of those sides struggled somewhat in 2018 – 19 as ‘Green finished 7th, eight points ahead of Wapping, who in turn were seven points ahead of second-bottom Chingford. London Park City come down from the top-tier after a horrid campaign there in which they acquired only one point all season. Joining them are three promoted sides – CSM London and Eastside who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in Div Two last season. Both teams scored upwards of fifty goals last term so they may be eye-catching here. Tower Hamlets Res are also given a ‘double bubble’ promotion from Division Three after a third-placed success last term, in which they scored 93 goals last season.

Finally, there are four new sides joining the second-tier. With the first team being elevated to Step 8 (see above), Jolof Sports are retaining a side in the EAL with a Under-21 side being placed here. The other new sides are All Prospects Academy, All Real and Tower Utd.

Below are the listing for the remaining divisions, as more new sides have joined the fray.


EAL Division TWO Constitution (2019 -20) (11 clubs)

  • Cowley Community
  • Flyers
  • Melbourne Sports (R)
  • Old Esthameians
  • Puma Kings
  • Rainham Working Men’s Club
  • Royal Forest (P)
  • Sungate Res (P)
  • Three Colts (R)
  • Unitey (NEW)
  • Upshire Forest


EAL Division THREE Constitution (2019 -20) (11 clubs)

  • Avondale Rangers (P)
  • Barkingside ‘A’ (NEW)
  • Chadwell Heath Spartans (NEW)
  • Custom House United
  • Debden Park (P)
  • Flyers Development (NEW)
  • Frenford ‘A’
  • Glendale
  • Ilford Development (NEW)
  • Newham Wanderers (NEW)
  • St Francis


EAL Division FOUR Constitution (2019-20) (11 clubs)

  • Brentwood Utd Res
  • Chingford Harriers
  • Dagenham Utd Res
  • Fairlop Rovers (NEW)
  • Flyers ‘B’ (NEW)
  • Loughton Lions
  • Lymore Gardens Res (formerly Forest Green Res)
  • Newham Royals
  • Prospect Protege (NEW)
  • Together United (NEW)
  • Woodford East (formerly Chigwell Men’s Club)