Preview: Essex Olympian League & Senior Cup (Sat 14 Mar) [EOFL 19/20 13.3.20]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s preview of Essex Olympian League action on Saturday 14 March. Weather continues to pose a risk to fixtures, those denoted (TBC) are most liable to be moved in my view. Thanks for reading.

 

Essex Olympian League – Saturday 14 March (2.30pm KOs unless stated)

Premier Division

Basildon Town  v  Springfield   | Basildon Sports Club (TBC)

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  v  Harold Wood Athletic   | Silver Leys

Buckhurst Hill  v  Old Southendian   | Roding Lane (TBC)

Leigh Ramblers  v  Kelvedon Hatch   | Belfairs Park

Shenfield AFC  v  Catholic Utd   | St Martins Sch [3G]

 

Senior Division One

Chingford Athletic  v  Runwell Sports  | Town Mead [3G]

Herongate Athletic  v  Lakeside   | Billericay Road
Manford Way  v  FC Hamlets   | London Marathon Sports Ground (TBC)

Shoebury Town  v  Ramsden Scotia | Cupid’s CC (TBC)

Snaresbrook  v  Galleywood | Nutters Field (TBC)

 

Anagram Records Trophy –  Sandridge Rovers  v  Hutton  (2pm KO)

 

Senior League Cup (2.15pm KO)

Rayleigh Town  v  Old Chelmsfordians   | London Road (TBC)

Essex Premier Cup: Semi-Final

Leigh Town  v  Ongar Town  | John Burrows Rec Ground

 

Senior Division Two

AS Rawreth  v  Rochford Town  | The Warren

Harold Wood Athletic Res  v  Corinthians | Moved to Frances Bardsley [3G] (3pm KO)

Laindon Orient  v  Beacon Hill Rovers  | Ford’s (Basildon) (TBC)

Ryan  v  Epping Town   | Wadham Lodge (Intermediate Grass Pitch)

Wakering Sports  v  May & Baker Res  | Cupid’s CC (TBC)

 

Senior Division Three

Buckhurst Hill Res  v  ACD Utd   | Roding Lane (pitch 2) (TBC)

Lakeside Res  v  Toby Res  | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]

Leigh Town Res  v  Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ | Waterside Farm Leisure Centre [3G] (2.15 pm KO)

White Ensign Res  v  Collier Row   | Len Forge Centre [3G]

 

Senior Division Four

Galleywood Res  v  Roydon

Leytonstone Utd  v  Catholic Utd Res

 

Senior Division Five

Newbury Forest Res  v  Runwell Sports Res

Old Barkabbeyans  v  Wakering Sports Dev

Shoebury Town Res  v  Springfield Res

 

EOFL Reserve League Cup  (2.15pm KOs)

Collier Row Res  v  Rayleigh Town Res

Corinthians Res  v  Shenfield AFC Res

Hutton Res  v  Old Chelmsfordians Res | Moved to Billericay Sch 3G

 

Preview: Essex Olympian League (Sat 7 Mar) [EOFL 19/20 6.3.20]

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Image from OS 4 – 1 Basildon Town (Sat 29 Feb)

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s preview of Essex Olympian League action on Saturday 7 March. Weather continues to pose a issue for teams as the rain takes hold on pitches once again, fixtures are subject to late postponement or venue alteration. Also, kick-offs go back to the later time of 2.30pm, unless stated. Thanks for reading.

 

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Essex Olympian League – Saturday 7 March

Premier Division

Basildon Town  P – P  Leigh Ramblers   |

Harold Wood Athletic v Kelvedon Hatch | Moved to Frances Bardsley Acad. [3G] (3pm KO)

Rayleigh Town  v  Sungate  | Moved to Beauchamps Sch [3G] (2pm KO)

Springfield  v  Shenfield AFC  | Springfield Hall Park

 

 

Senior Division One

Lakeside  v  Runwell Sports   | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]

Manford Way  P – P  Rayleigh Town Res   |

Ramsden Scotia  v  Galleywood | Nursery Sports Ground (TBC)

Shoebury Town  v  Herongate Athletic | Cupid’s CC

Snaresbrook  v  Old Chelmsfordians | Nutters Field (TBC)

Toby  v  FC Hamlets   | Ford’s (Newbury Park)

 

Senior League Cup (2.15pm KO) –  Catholic Utd  v  Hutton  | Len Salmon Stadium [3G]

 

Essex Premier Cup: Semi-Finals (2pm KO)

Buckhurst Hill  v  Chingford Athletic   | Moved to Roding Valley Sch [3G]
Leigh Town  P – P  Ongar Town  |

 

Senior Division Two

Beacon Hill Rovers v Wakering Sports  | Moved to Plume Sch 3G, Maldon (1.15pm KO)

Laindon Orient P – P  Epping Town  |

May & Baker Res  v  Corinthians  |  May & Baker EC

 

Senior Division Three

 

Buckhurst Hill Res  P – P  Hutton Res   |

Collier Row  v  Lakeside Res  | Robert Clack Sch [3G]
Corinthians Res  v  White Ensign Res  | Stambridge Memorial Ground (TBC)

Hullbridge Sports ‘A’  P – P Basildon Town Res |

Wakebury  v  Toby Res   | Shoebury Park

 

 

Senior Division Four

Canning Town Res  v  Roydon

Forest Glade P – P  Catholic Utd Res

Galleywood Res   P – P  Wakering Sports Res

Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Chingford Athletic Development

Ongar Town Res  P – P  Laindon Orient Res

Shenfield AFC Res  v  Leytonstone Utd

 

Senior Division Five

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  v  Shoebury Town Res

Herongate Athletic Res  P – P  Collier Row Res

Roydon Res  v  Springfield Res

Runwell Sports Res  v  Newbury Forest Res

 

Preview: Essex Olympian League (Sat 22 Feb) [EOFL 19/20 19.2.20]

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Image from Corinthians 3 – 1 Rochford T (From last weekend)

 

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s preview of Essex Olympian League action, the fixture list from the top four divisions, plus a Senior Division Four and Senior Five this weekend – Saturday 22 February. Please note that the fixtures are subject to postponement given the continuing weather (TBC indicates fixture may be moved), though matches on 3G pitches are more likely to be played. Thanks for reading.

 

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Essex Olympian League Fixtures – Saturday 22 February (2pm KO unless stated)

Premier Division

Basildon Town  v  Rayleigh Town | Moved to Hannakins Farm Community Centre [3G]

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  v  Sungate | Silver Leys

Buckhurst Hill  v  Springfield  |   Roding Lane (TBC)

Canning Town  v  Harold Wood Athletic | West Ham Community Ground [3G]

Kelvedon Hatch  v  Shenfield AFC   | New Hall

Leigh Ramblers  v  Old Southendian | Belfairs Park

 

Senior Division One

Chingford Athletic  v  Toby    | Town Mead [3G]

FC Hamlets  v  Galleywood  | Hackney Marshes (Pitch 2)

Lakeside  v  Snaresbrook   | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]  (2.30pm KO)

Old Chelmsfordians  v  Ramsden Scotia  | Lawford Lane

Rayleigh Town Res  v  Shoebury Town  | Moved to Beauchamps Sch [3G]

Runwell Sports v  Herongate Athleic   | St Luke’s Park

 

Essex Premier Cup – Grays Athletic Res  v  Ongar Town | Lakeside Sports Ground (1.30pm KO)

 

Senior Division Two

Epping Town  v  Corinthians    | Stonards Hill

Harold Wood Athletic Res v Beacon Hill Rovers | Moved to Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G], Romford (4pm KO)

Laindon Orient  v  Leigh Town   | Ford’s (Basildon) (TBC)

Old Southendian Res  v  Rochford Town   | Garon Park [3G] (2.30pm KO)

Wakering Sports  v  AS Rawreth   | Cupid’s CC

 

Senior Division Three

Buckhurst Hill Res  v  Wakebury   |  Roding Lane (Pitch 2) (TBC)

Corinthians Res  v  Lakeside Res  | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Hullbridge Sports ‘A’  v  Collier Row  | Lower Road (TBC)

Hutton Res  v  Basildon Town Res   | Polo Fields (TBC)

Leigh Town Res  v  White Ensign Res   | John Burrows Rec Ground

Toby Res  v  ACD Utd  | Ford’s (Newbury Park)

 

Senior Division Four

Canning Town Res  v  Leytonstone Utd 

Catholic Utd Res  v  Wakering Sports Res

Galleywood Res  v  Forest Glade

Shenfield AFC Res  v  Old Chelmsfordians Res

 

Senior Division Five

Collier Row Res  v  Wakering Sports Dev
Herongate Athletic Res  v  Runwell Sports Res

Roydon Res  v  Leigh Ramblers Res

Shoebury Town Res  v  Old Barkabbeyans

Springfield Res  v  Newbury Forest Res

 

 

Preview: Essex Olympian League (Sat 1 Feb) (EOFL 19/20 30.1.20)

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Image from OS 4 – 0 Catholic Utd last week [Image: Scott W]

Written by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League preview, looking at the top
four tiers plus Cup fixtures too. Thanks for reading.

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Saturday 1 February

Premier Division

Basildon Town v  Kelvedon Hatch  | Moved to Hannakins Farm Community Centre [3G]

Catholic Utd  v  Leigh Ramblers  | Len Salmon Stadium [3G]

Old Southendian  v  Harold Wood Athletic | Garon Park [3G] (2.30pm KO)

Rayleigh Town  v  Shenfield AFC | London Road

Springfield  v  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts | Springfield Hall Park

Sungate  v  Canning Town  | Ilford Wanderers RFC

 

 

Essex Premier Cup (1.30pm KOs)

Buckhurst Hill  v  Gas Recreation   | Roding Lane

Chingford Athletic  v  West Bergholt  | Town Mead [3G]

Leigh Town  v  Corinthians   | John Burrows Rec Ground

 

Anagram Records Trophy (3pm KO)

Hutton  v  FC Hamlets  |  Moved to  Woodlands Sch [3G], Basildon

 

EOFL Senior ONE

Lakeside  v  Galleywood  |  Lakeside Sports Ground [3G] (2.30pm KO) 

Manford Way  v  Ramsden Scotia  | London Marathon Sports Ground

Old Chelmsfordians  v  Toby  | Lawford Lane

Ongar Town  v  Herongate Athletic  | Moved to St John’s [3G], Epping

Runwell Sports  v  Snaresbrook   | St Luke’s Park

Shoebury Town  v  Rayleigh Town Res   | Cupid’s CC

 

Senior TWO

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  Wakering Sports  | Wickham Bishops Sports Ground

Epping Town  v  AS Rawreth   | Stonards Hill

Harold Wood Athletic Res  v  Old Southendian Res  | Harold Wood Park (TBC)

May & Baker Res  v  Laindon Orient  | May & Baker FC

Ryan  v  Rochford Town   | Wadham Lodge (Intermediate Pitch)

 

Senior Division Three

ACD Utd  v  Wakebury   | Westlands Playing Fields
Collier Row  v  Lakeside Res   | Forest Row Centre

Corinthians Res  v  Hutton Res   | Stambridge Memorial Ground
Toby Res  v  Buckhurst Hill Res  | Ford’s (Newbury Park)
White Ensign Res  v  Basildon Town Res  | Len Forge Centre [3G]

 

Senior Division Four

Forest Glade  v  Roydon

Galleywood Res  v  Canning Town Res
Laindon Orient Res  v  Shenfield AFC Res

Leytonstone Utd  v  Old Chelmsfordians Res |

Ongar Town Res  v  Chingford Athletic Development

Wakering Sports Res  v  Catholic Utd Res

 

Senior Division Five Results

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  v  Newbury Forest Res

Herongate Athletic Res   v  Leigh Ramblers Res
Old Barkabbeyans v  Runwell Sports Res
Roydon Res  v  Collier Row Res
Shoebury Town Res  v  Springfield Res

Preview: Essex Senior League (Fri 24/Sat 25 Jan) [ESL 19/20 23.1.20]

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Image from Hashtag v Redbridge last weekend [ Image: Scott W]
Written by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another round of the semi-regular Preview piece here on my blog, looking at the action coming up this coming weekend with big games at both ends of the division.

Essex Senior

Friday 24 January

 

Tower Hamlets  v  Southend Manor   | Mile End

The action starts at Mile End as Hamlets welcome Manor in what is a big match for both sides. Hamlets have continued to show promise though form-wise, they have won two of their last eight matches after a gut-wrenchingly narrow loss to Saffron Walden at the weekend and are only a point & one place above Manor before this one. Manor have won one of their last eight themselves after a disappointing home loss to West Essex last weekend and a decisive result in either side’s favour here may bring the sides above them back into the battle to avoid relegation.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

 

Woodford Town  v  Hashtag Utd   | Harlow Arena [3G]

The other match on Friday sees in-form Hashtag travel to Harlow to face Woodford Town. The Tags are in fine form of late with seven wins in their last eight outings after a fine win at home to Redbridge last weekend. Jay Devereux’s side are looking to get back into the top two with the points here ahead of Saturday’s matches. However, Woodford are not a side to be discounted as they look to break a run of eight matches without a win recently. Roy Darbo & Joe Gadsdon’s side are looking to get back into the top ten in front of what’s expected to be a good crowd. Also, the match will have live commentary by recent additions to the Non-League media circle @FoghornAndMoore (follow them on Twitter).

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

 

Saturday 25 January   

Enfield  v  Redbridge   | Woodside

Saturday’s run-down of the fixtures begins at Woodside as Enfield face Redbridge. The E’s have fallen down to second-bottom after a disappointing run of nine matches without that treasured ‘W’. Matt Hanning’s side were last in action two weeks back with a loss at Sporting Bengal but before that they drew at Hoddesdon. Redbridge have also had a contrasting week, as last weekend they lost heavily at Hashtag though the Motormen responded in some style with a big win over Sawbridgeworth in a ten-goal thriller in midweek.  Micky Wetherall’s team are looking to fortify themselves in the top ten and the E’s have a tough assignment to keep their forwards quiet.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

 

 

Hoddesdon Town  v  Cockfosters   | Lowfield

Cockfosters travel to Lowfield to face Hoddesdon. Simon Riddle’s side lost out to Walthamstow in their last match two weeks ago, though they are still tough to beat with only two losses in their last seven matches, residing in eighth before this weekend. Cockfosters are in decent form themselves with four wins in their last seven in the league and they narrowly lost at Saffron Walden in their midweek Gordon Brasted Semi-Final. Tough one to call, can see this being another draw with both being good attack-minded sides.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 2

 

 

Sawbridgeworth Town  v  Clapton   | Crofters

Two of the bottom five face off at Crofters with Sawbridgeworth entertaining Clapton. Sawbridgeworth have suffered heavy defeats to Hashtag and Redbridge in their last two league matches though they are scoring as well. The Tons started well but ultimately lost out at home to Walthamstow in midweek.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 1

 

 

Sporting Bengal Utd   v   Saffron Walden Town   | Mile End

Bengal welcome Saffron Walden back to Mile End with both sides in need of points for different reasons. Imrul Gazi’s side were beaten at home by Hadley last weekend while Walden got narrow wins over Tower Hamlets and Cockfosters in League & Cup matches in the last week. Walden have won nine of their last eleven league matches and Jason Maher’s side are currently three points clear at the top of the Essex Senior. Bengal are one of four sides on 22 points before Friday’s action and with the gap to second-bottom Enfield being six points at present, they will want to avert a further drop down the table here. I can see this being a good match though Walden will take some stopping. Away win.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

 

Stansted  v  Hadley   |  Hargrave Park

A big game at Hargrave Park awaits as Stansted entertain Hadley. Stansted’s last league match was two weeks ago where they won narrowly at St Margaretsbury. Their best-ever league winning run of nine matches is under threat here as the Bricks have only lost two matches all season. In the last week or so, Anthony Clark’s side have grabbed big wins over Sporting Bengal & Ilford though are still eight points off the top three with matches in hand. This could well be the match of the weekend and with a doubt coming in regarding Hadley’s form away from Brickfield Lane, a win here would go a long way to confirming a top-five finish for certain this term.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 3

 

 

Takeley  v  St Margaretsbury   | Station Road

This local derby sees St Mags make the trip to Takeley. The hosts have been affected by postponements of late though have only had one loss in their last seven games, with Marc Das’ side currently in 5th. Ray Bartlett & Tony Wild’s side are in the midst of a tough run though did end a seven-match losing run in midweek when they held West Essex at the Rec. St Mags sit 13th and are one of the clutch of four teams on 22 points so positive results are much sought-after. Have a feeling the hosts may well be revved up though as they seek to keep pace with the top four.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 1

 

West Essex  v  Ilford    | Mayesbrook Park

West have their third match in eight days as they face Ilford at Mayesbrook Park. Kwame Kwateng’s side have had an interesting last two matches as they went out on spot-kicks in the Gordon Brasted Trophy to Stansted in last week before a good win at Southend Manor last weekend which took them up to tenth in what is a congested bottom half of the table. Ilford have only lost one of their last six league matches though lost at Hadley in the Errington Cup in midweek. The Foxes are only two points behind the Stags and both teams are capable, the question is can West continue their impetus following their return to competitive action.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

Preview: Essex Olympian League (Sat 25 Jan) [EOFL 19/20 22.1.20]

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Written by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League fixture list, for Saturday 25th January. There are battles at both ends of the Premier Division, as sides look to move clear at the summit and move away from the ever-tightening bottom half of the standings.

Saturday 25 January (2.00pm KO’s unless stated)

Premier Division

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  v  Leigh Ramblers  | Silver Leys

Buckhurst Hill  v  Sungate  | Roding Lane  (TBC)

Canning Town  v  Shenfield AFC      | West Ham Community Ground [3G]

Harold Wood Athletic  v  Springfield   | Harold Wood Park  (TBC)

Kelvedon Hatch  v  Hutton   |  New Hall 

Old Southendian  v  Catholic Utd  | Garon Park [3G]  (2.30pm KO)

 

Cups

Senior League Cup –  Rayleigh Town  v  Toby   | London Road (1.30pm KO)

 

Essex Premier Cup: Basildon Town  v  West Bergholt  | Basildon Sports Club (1.30pm KO)

 

Essex Junior Cup (1.30pm KOs)
Collier Row  v  Wakering Sports Res   | Forest Row Centre

Hutton Res  v  Shoebury Town ‘A’   | Polo Fields

 

Senior ONE

FC Hamlets   v  Shoebury Town   | Hackney Marshes (Pitch 2)

Galleywood  v  Chingford Athletic   | Clarkes Field

Lakeside  v  Runwell Sports  |  Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]

Old Chelmsfordians  v  Herongate Athletic   | Lawford Lane

Ongar Town  v  Manford Way   | Moved to Melbourne Park [3G], Chelmsford

Snaresbrook  v  Ramsden Scotia  | Nutters Field

 

 

Senior TWO

AS Rawreth  v  Rochford Town   | The Warren

Corinthians  v  Beacon Hill Rovers  | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Laindon Orient  v  Ryan | Ford’s (Basildon)

Leigh Town  v  Harold Wood Athletic Res   | John Burrows Recreation Ground

May & Baker Res  v  Old Southendian Res  | May & Baker FC

Wakering Sports  v  Epping Town   | Cupid’s CC

Senior Division Three

ACD Utd  v  Basildon Town Res  | Westlands

Buckhurst Hill Res  v  Leigh Town Res   | Roding Lane (Pitch 2)

Hullbridge Sports ‘A’  v  Corinthians Res    | Lower Road

Toby Res  v  Lakeside Res   Ford’s  (Newbury Park)

White Ensign Res  v  Wakebury   | Len Forge Centre [3G]

 

Senior Division Four

Canning Town Res   v   Old Chelmsfordians Res   |

Chingford Athletic Development  v  Forest Glade   |

Leytonstone Utd  v  Galleywood Res |

Ongar Town Res  v  Shenfield AFC Res |

Roydon  v  Laindon Orient Res | (1.30pm KO)

Senior Division Five

Herongate Athletic Res  v  Shoebury Town Res

Leigh Ramblers Res  v  Roydon Res

Old Barkabbeyans  v  Collier Row Res

Runwell Sports Res  v  Springfield Res

Wakering Sports Development  v  Newbury Forest Res

Preview : Essex Olympian League (Sat 18 Jan) (EOFL 19/20 16.1.20)

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Shoebury Park pitch [Taken this month – Jan ’20]
Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian league fixture list. Be wary of fixture postponements/alterations after the week’s weather once again may impact matches.

EOFL – Saturday 18 January (2.00pm KO unless stated)
Premier Division

Harold Wood Athletic  v  Catholic Utd   | Harold Wood Park

Hutton  v  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts   | Polo Fields

Rayleigh Town  v  Canning Town   | London Road

Shenfield AFC  v  Leigh Ramblers | St Martins Sch [3G]

Springfield  v  Kelvedon Hatch   | Springfield Hall Park

Sungate  v  Old Southendian   | Ilford Wanderers RFC

 

EOFL Senior One

Chingford Athletic v Shoebury Town  | Town Mead [3G]

Manford Way  v  Old Chelmsfordians   | London Marathon Sports Ground

Ongar Town  v  Galleywood    | Fyfield Village Hall

Ramsden Scotia   v   Runwell Sports  | Nursery Sports Ground

Snaresbrook  v  Herongate Athletic  | Nutters Field

Toby  v  Rayleigh Town Res   | Ford’s Sports Club [Newbury Park – Toby Pitch]

 

EOFL Senior Two

AS Rawreth  v  May & Baker Res   | The Warren

Epping Town  v  Ryan   | Stonards Hill Rec Grd

Laindon Orient  v  Beacon Hill Rovers   | Ford’s Sports Club (Basildon)

Old Southendian Res  v  Harold Wood Athletic Res   | Garon Park [3G] (2.30pm KO)

Wakering Sports  v  Leigh Town  | Cupid’s CC (Pitch 1)

 

EOFL Senior League Cup  (1.30pm KO)

FC Hamlets  v   Buckhurst Hill  | Hackney Marshes (Pitch 2)

 

Essex Junior Cup  (1.30pm) – Bowers & Pitsea U23  v  Toby Res   | Len Salmon Sta [3G]

 

Essex Premier Cup  (1.30pm KO)  Barkingside Res  v  Basildon Town   |

 

EOFL Senior Three

Corinthians Res  v  Buckhurst Hill Res   | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Lakeside Res  v  Hutton Res  | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G] (2.30pm KO)

Leigh Town Res  v  Basildon Town Res  | John Burrows Recreation Ground

Wakebury  v  Collier Row   | Shoebury Park

White Ensign Res  v  ACD Utd   | Len Forge Centre [3G]

 

Senior Division Four

Forest Glade v Roydon

Galleywood Res  v  Shenfield AFC Res

Leytonstone Utd  v  Catholic Utd Res

Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Chingford Athletic Development

 

Senior Division Five

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  v  Wakering Sports Res

Leigh Ramblers Res  v  Springfield Res

Newbury Forest Res  v  Shoebury Town Res

Roydon Res  v  Collier Row Res

Runwell Sports Res  v  Herongate Athletic Res