Round-up: Eastern Snr Lge Sth (Fri 2/Sat 3 Nov)

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello again and welcome to my results round-up of the action in the Eastern Senior League South division. Thanks for reading.
Eastern Senior League South (EaSL)
Friday 2nd November

Braintree Town Res  0 – 6    Halstead Town

Harwich & Parkeston  4 – 2   Brightlingsea Regent Res
Saturday 3rd November

Coggeshall Utd 2 – 0  Newbury Forest

Hashtag Utd  1 – 1  Little Oakley

Holland  2 – 0     Hackney Wick

Lopes Tavares  1 – 1   Burnham Ramblers

White Ensign 2 – 0   Fire Utd

Wivenhoe Town  1 – 3   Benfleet

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading.


Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 20th Oct) [EOFL 22.10.18]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another of my round-ups of the action in the Essex Olympian League this weekend, from the Premier Division, all the way down to Division Three, with thanks to Scott Lanza for the data used in this piece. Thanks for reading.


 EOFL Premier Division

We start off with the Premier Division and Bishop’s Stortford Swifts ended Buckhurst Hill’s long unbeaten stretch with a 1 – 0 home win over Hill thanks to Joel Brown’s solitary strike. Canning Town extended the ‘sinking feeling’ somewhat for Catholic Utd as Town won 3 – 2 in Beckton. Sean Mooney’s brace and one from Luke Nickles sealed the London outfit’s third win of the season.

Harold Wood Athletic won 3 – 1 at home to strugglers Manford Way with King Amieye, Michael Burton and Robert Whitnell all getting on the score-sheet for Ath in what was their sixth win of the campaign. Manford have lost all eight matches thus far and are one of only two sides that are winless this term, the other being Catholic Utd.

Springfield got the win of the day with a big 7 – 2 win at Leigh Ramblers. Jamie Selby-Knight got both Leigh goals though the Chelmsford-based side responded with a goal-glut. Dave Wareham got a double, with Dave Morgan, Ollie Gentry, Ross Lamb, Zach Davidson and Jack Mundy all also netting in their second win of the season.

Elsewhere, Great Baddow were held 2 – 2 at home by Sungate. Dane Nelson and Ryan Baxter struck for Baddow while Jake Clarke’s double ensured a point for the visitors. …..   Old Southendian also won 3 – 0 at home to Hutton to obtain their second win in their last three matches.


Senior League Cup Results

FC Hamlets 3 – 0 Galleywood 

Leigh Town 1 – 0 Westhamians

Newham Utd 3 – 6 Chingford Athletic (AET)


EOFL Senior Division One

Three matches in Senior One saw 20 goals scored. Basildon Town got a healthy chunk of them in a 6 – 2 win at Frenford Reserves. Alfie Phillips’ hat-trick and strikes from James Humphreys, Sener Suavi and substitute Billy Markham did the job as Town won their fourth match in five this term.

Elsewhere, a treble from Ryan Leddra assisted Ramsden Scotia to a 4 – 3 home win over Shenfield AFC. Antony Driscoll got the other goal for the hosts while Ben Absolon, James Bigmore and Jordan Elliott netted for AFC. Scotia have now won five of their six outings thus far. Snaresbrook retained the leadership with a hard-fought 3- 2 win over Ongar Town. Ryan Barker-Francis, Anton Ostrii and Tyriquee Solomon goals saw ‘Brook to their 5th straight win of the season while Ben Polley and James Stevens responded for Town, who are still having a decent campaign.


EOFL Senior Division Two

Senior Two saw an incredible 33 goals fly in from only four matches played. Runwell Sports got their biggest win for many a week with an absolute demolition of bottom side May & Baker ‘A’ – the match finished an astonishing 15 – 0. Four goals from Jae Lovell, a hat-trick from Declan Clarke plus braces from Charlie Adams and Aaron Rix, not forgetting one each for Corey Wallace, Scott Mortlock, debutant Charlie Gerada and substitute John Smithwick made it a day to remember for the hosts.


Elsewhere, Lakeside put seven past Rochford Town in a 7 – 1 home victory. Braces from top-scorer Drew Klessa-Smith and Connor White was added to by Luke Quinton, Harry Hearn and Jamie Jarvis to seal their third win of the season. Grant Lye got Town’s consolation.

Meanwhile, also in Senior Two, Shoebury Town now have a six-point lead at the summit following a 4 – 1 victory over Ryan. Dominic Binns got all four goals as Town continued their 100% home record and have now scored 38 goals in six matches. Beacon Hill Rovers edged to a much-welcomed 3 – 2 home triumph over Toby thanks to Charlie Brewer, Dave Howard and Matt Wilsher all notching. Justin Clarke and Ross Dipple replied for Toby though their fell to defeat for the first time in the league season.


EOFL Senior Division Three

With leaders Westhamians in Senior Cup action, all three of the chasing pack did their bit to close the gap. First, Academy Soccer won 4 – 1 at Old Chelmsfordians Res thanks to Dom Cooper’s brace plus added goals from Sam Parish and Luis Ruiz. Laindon Orient ‘stepped it up’ in the latter stages to win 4 – 1 at Wakering Sports with Sam Lake getting two with Rodney Sarsah-Wilson and James Shadwell also netting. Terry Horner got Sports’ strike though Orient are third spot, a point behind Academy in second.

White Ensign Ressies are fourth after a 3 – 2 win over Roydon at the Len Forge Centre. Adam Smith, Harrison Somerset-Butler and Lubona Wyatt goals did the business and overcame Nader Benzid’s double for the visitors.

Finally, in EOFL Division Four, Corinthians went two points clear at the top with a 3 – 1 win at Dagenham Utd.

Round-up: Essex Senior League with FAV R1 (ESL) R’s [ESL 14.10.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to my round-up of ESL action this weekend, with results from the FA Vase action involving ESL sides. Enjoy.

Saturday 13th Oct – Non-League Day

Barkingside  –   Stansted   | Cricklefield  | Att:



Hullbridge Sports   –   Leyton Athletic   | Lower Road  | Att:

I attended this match, my full report is here:


Saffron Walden Town   –  St Margaretsbury  | Catons Lane | Att:



Sporting Bengal Utd   –   Hoddesdon Town   | Mile End Stadium  | Att:



Stanway Rovers   –   Tower Hamlets   | the Hawthorns  | Att:


Results from FA Vase First Round (Sat 13th Oct)


Leverstock Green  –   Sawbridgeworth Town  |


Little Oakley   –   Enfield 1893  |


May & Baker E.C   –  North Greenford Utd  | Barking Rugby Club


Newbury Forest   –   Newport Pagnell Town  |  Oakside


Southend Manor   –   Redbridge  | Southchurch Park


Takeley  –  Wodson Park   |  Station Road


Match Mini-Report: Southend Utd 4 – 2 Hullbridge Sports (Essex Women’s Lge Prem – Sun 7th Oct) [ELP 10.10.18]

Essex Women’s League – Premier Division

Sunday 7th October – 2pm KO

Venue: Len Forge Centre  (Grass Pitch)

2018-19 Season: Match 20

Southend: Navy Blue Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts & Navy Blue Socks

Hullbridge: Yellow & Black Shirts, Black Shirts, Yellow Socks


Valiant Hullbridge test Blues at the Len Forge

Report & Photos by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Southend Utd welcomed Hullbridge Sports in this local derby in the Essex Women’s League Premier Division encounter. The Blues defeated the a ‘Bridge outfit that was ‘against the odds’ right from the kick-off. The visitors showed no lack of character and tenacity to restrict the hosts though they went ahead on 17 minutes thanks to a delicate chip which just escaped the fingertips of the ‘Bridge ‘keeper.

Hullbridge did create a few half-chances, skipper Danielle Dorrington heading wide from Megan Marney’s corner right on the stroke of half-time.
Half-Time: Southend Utd 1 – 0 Hullbridge Sports

After the break, the visitors started to tire understandably though the hosts’ pace down the channels also told and good goals on the hour mark and seven minutes afterward with the first of those coming being Ria Toovey’s first of the match. That gave Southend some breathing room though ‘Bridge rallied and Marney’s oppurtunistic lob on 68 minutes after a defensive mishap and Molly Johnson’s headed 79th-minute goal gave the hosts a few nervy moments as Hullbridge believed they could snatch an equaliser.

In the latter stages though, Utd struck again as Toovey blasted home on 83 minutes when one-on-one to seal the points.

Full-Time: Southend Utd  4 – 2  Hullbridge Sports

All in all, Hullbridge showed glimpses of why they won the Division One title last season and they should be proud of their efforts here. The Blues are more than useful side as well and I wouldn’t be that surprised if both sides have a decent season.



Match Report: Redbridge 1 – 3 Woodford Town [ESL 28.9.18]

Essex Senior League

Venue: Oakside

Attendance: 85

2018-19 Season – Match 16

Friday 28th September 2018  – 7.45pm KO

Redbridge  : Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Woodford Town: Yellow Shorts, White Shorts, White Socks

Woodford produce a dominant display to triumph at Oakside

Report by Scott W (Twitter: ScottMHC14) with additional photos from Pete Dudley (Twitter: @ped1980)

As the evening chills started to hit, Woodford travelled to Oakside to face Redbridge just 48 hours after their victory at Sporting Bengal. Redbridge made a few chances from their last league win at Southend Manor last weekend with Quincy Egbejale joining skipper Vinny Murphy in central defence and Calvin Poku and Michael Ogboin in attack. The Towners named a strong side with Samir Ali and Temi Babalola the forward line supported by playmaker Ethan Kessel.

The hosts began things fairly brightly though midfielder Bryan Kyungu and forward Michael Ogboin’s half-openings were denied by the visiting defence. Woodford started to get their rhythm going though as midfielder Malaki Toussaint’s powerful run was denied by an off-side flag.

Redbridge were buoyed by a travelling troupe of Swedish supporters in the stands though the visitors had the most to shout about on-the-pitch as poot defending as Babalola was involved in the build-up and the fall came to fellow forward Ali who gleefully snared a tap-in at the far post on nine minutes

Town extended their lead with another big punch only four minutes later as Samir Ali turned provider, playing in midfielder Taku Machingaidze who slotted home well. To be quite honest, there was only one side really gelling at this point and home goalkeeper Lewis Greene denied winger Connor Leon and Ali, the latter when one-on-one. Motormen forward Calvin Poku sent a header over the bar on the half-hour though for the most part, it was one-way traffic.

Half-Time: Redbridge  0 – 2 Woodford Town

The visitors began the second period well though in the early part of the half, both sides traded long-range efforts with Ethan Kessel for Town and winger Jack Stevenson for the hosts. Unsurprisingly, Redbridge boss Ricky Eaton made changes early and one of those substitutes – Ashley Blackburn did well to turn his marker though his shot was gathered by visiting custodian Alex Reed.

In what was a quieter half in general,  though the Motormen had an outlet through substitute Asher Modeste but it wasn’t running for them as the Town defence looked comfortable. To compound things, home skipper Murphy was given a straight red card midway through the half for a strong challenge. With 13 minutes left, Babalola got the goal his performance deserved as the powerful forward slotted home past Greene.

The hosts did get arguably the technical goal of the match six minutes later as Kyungu unleashed a cracker into the top corner from fully 25 yards. Overall though, the visitors did more than enough to claim the points and the silky dribbling of Kessel allied with the physicality of Babalola and pace of Ali means they will be a threat this season in attack. Redbridge are in transition with their mostly-new squad and will take time to gel.

Full-Time:  Redbridge 1 – 3 Woodford Town

Credit to Woodford on a dominant performance which shows they could have a good season. Redbridge will really feel it was a ‘bad day at the office’ though they will battle again another day.

Redbridge     |  Joint-Managers: Ricky Eaton & Joey May

Lewis Greene (GK), Sam Baffour (Ashley Blackburn 56′), Tommie Turner (Asher Modeste 56′), Liam Burgess, Vinny Murphy (Capt), Quincy Egbejale, Daniel Smith, Bryan Kyungu, Calvin Poku, Michael Ogboin (Bradley Gayer 73′), Jack Stevenson
Goal-scorers: Bryan Kyungu [82′]
Booked: Turner | Sent Off: Murphy  | Subs Not Used: Walters, Miller

Woodford Town  | Manager: Dee Safer

Alex Reed (GK), Leon Wildman, Ellis Routledge, Liam Edgar, Jack Grosvenor (Capt), Malaki Toussaint, Ethan Kessel (Jordan Thomas 88′), Connor Leon, Taku Machingaidze, Samir Ali (Djinho Itshary 88′), Temi Babalola

Goal-scorer: Samar Ali [9′], Taku Machingaidze [13′], Temi Babalola [77′]

Booked: Grosvenor  |  Subs Not Used: Brown, Mantovani, Tarrant

Round-up: Essex Olympian League & Essex Alliance Lge Results (Sat 22nd Sept) [EOFL & EAL 23.9.18]

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action plus results from the top two tiers of Essex Alliance League action. This weekend saw the Olympian League Premier Division & most Senior One sides involved in Essex Premier Cup action.

Essex Premier Cup 

In the first of our ten featured matches, Basildon Town edged Toby 3 – 2 after extra time. Alex Witham bagged a super hat-trick (which included two penalties) to seal Town’s progression though Toby (who were a man light for an hour) made it tight thanks to goals from Ross Dipple and Peter Spicer.

Elsewhere, Buckhurst Hill continued their fine start to the season wih a 8 – 0 thumping of Senior One side Shenfield AFC. Nathan Sollosi and Steve Townsend both snared trebles, with Sonny Shilling and Sam Sollosi also adding one each.  Catholic Utd also progressed with a 6 – 2 win over Cressing Utd. Tom Hollingsworth and Billy Shulver both grabbed braces with Tom Kearney and Harley Kee providing the other strikes.

Academy Soccer won 2 – 1 at Dedham Old Boys with Ben Picton’s cracker and a Dean Maguchu goal sealing the win. Kelvedon Hatch won 3 – 1 at Harold Wood Athletic thanks largely to Alan Taylor’s double while James Bertie also netted. John Bradley got Ath’s consolation.

Old Chelmsfordians defeated Snaresbrook 4-2 with a Sam Adams brace being added to by strikes from Tom Tinsley-Gardner and Josh Lawrence. Snaresbrook’s goals came from Mitchell Collymore and Ryan Barker. Old Southendian also hit four in a 4 – 2 win over Great Bentley with a double from NIco Debuchet allied with goals from Nick Henesy and Josh Staines sealing the win.

Also, Rayleigh Town sent fellow Olympian Premier side Leigh Ramblers out as Town won 4 – 2. Max Jones struck another double with George Vile and Jack Long also striking goals, with Justin Hazell and Jacob Cleaver the Ramblers goal-getters.

After Extra Time, Runwell Sports edged Barnston 3 – 2 with Callum Prin, Declan Clarke and Jordan Gregory the goal-scorers for Runwell. Finally in our featured ties, Sungate roared past Lakeside 6 – 2 as doubles from Reece Simpson and Jermaine Purchase plus one goal each from Scott Truman and Jack Clarke seeing them progress into the next round.

In the other results from the Essex Premier Cup:

Arlesford Colne Rangers  6 – 0  Rochford Town

Beacon Hill Hovers  2 – 2  Upminster  (Rovers won 8 – 7 on pens)

Canning Town  2 – 1 Barkingside Reserves

Clapton Community FC  4 – 5  Hutton

Earls Colne  2 – 4  Great Baddow  (AET)

Gas Recreation  4 – 3  Frenford Reserves

Grays Athletic Reserves  0 – 4  Ramsden Scotia

Kelvedon Social  3 – 0  Ryan

Little Oakley Reserves  8 – 5  Herongate Athletic  (AET)

Ramsay & Mistley  3 – 10  Shoebury Town

Springfield  1 – 1  Docklands Albion  (Albion won 5 – 4 on pens)

Manford Way  H – W Wormingford Wanderers

West Bergholt  H – W  May & Baker Res

Essex Olympian League action

EOFL Senior Division One

In the solitary match in D1, Galleywood were held 2 – 2 at FC Hamlets. Jack Chatterway and Sam Donn got the ‘Wood goals who remain unbeaten in their two league matches thus far, while FC Hamlets are winless in three outings.

EOFL Senior Division Two

Two matches in the division saw ten goals scored. Firstly, Chingford Athletic defeated Newham Utd 5 – 0 at home with Gary Murray, Louis Bollard, Alex Gordon, Umar Ali and Tayo Olasanoye all finding the net. In the other game, May & Baker ‘A’ suffered another loss, this time at home to Harold Wood Athletic Reserves. Thomas Lamb and Jon Tungate both nabbed braces with Michael Buxton getting the other goal.

EOFL Senior Division Three

Westhamians stay top as they won 3 – 2 at home to Basildon Town Reserves plus also they remain unbeaten in four matches thus far. Leigh Town are in third spot after a 4 – 1 win over Old Chelmsfordians Reserves. Zac Mashford, George Darby, Ash Sexton and Jack Edwards all struck for Town while OC ‘s second-string got a goal on the board thanks to Elliott Walker.

Old Southendian Reserves were held 2 – 2 away at Roydon. El Hemmings and David Stubbs netted for the OS Ressies while Darren Williams and Charlie Rider scored for Roydon. Elsewhere, Wakering Sports got their first league success of the season with a 3 – 2 win at Hutton Reserves. Paul Wines’ double and John Sharpe got the goals for Sports. Alfie Kempton and Chris Skingley struck for the Hutton side.

EAL Rs (22.9.18)

Senior Division

ACD Utd  1 – 1  London Cranes

Colebrook Royals   A – W Blue Marlin

East Ham Inter   6 – 4 London Park City

Jolof Sports  3 – 2  West Essex Res

Lopes Tavares Res   1 – 7    Grove Utd

EAL Division One

Chingford Utd  3 – 0  Lymore Gardens

Forest Green  3 – 4   Three Colts

Rapid Chingford  2 – 3  Chingford Athletic Res

Sporting Hackney Under 23s  0 – 4   Melbourne Sports

Wapping  1 – 4  FC Baresi

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading.

Round-up: Bostik Leagues (Sat 22/Sun 23 Sept) [BLN 23.9.18]

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to a one-off combined ‘one-stop shop’ for all the Bostik League action this weekend, reduced due to the FA Cup action.

First up we have our Bostik North round-up, followed by results in Bostik Premier, Bostik South Central and Bostik South East divisions. Enjoy.

Bostik Division North  –  Saturday 22nd September

Barking   1 – 2   Maldon & Tiptree  | Mayesbrook Park  | Att: 57

The Jammers did the business thanks to a goal on each half. Shane Cojocarel’s 5th-minute strike kept up his good scoring form. George Sykes made it two [58′] before substitute Jack McQueen halved the arrears for the home side though the visitors took the points here, their 4th win this term.

Canvey Island   2 – 2   Brentwood Town  | Park Lane  | Att: 213

A crazy end to this match saw it end honours-even at Park Lane. Jordan Cox put the Islanders ahead three minutes before the break. That lead didn’t last long as Tony Stoke levelled [47′] against his former club. The Blues may have thought it was their day as Albert Levett’s 90th-minute spot-kick put them ahead though Cox had the final word deep in added-time to share the spoils.

Felixstowe & Walton Utd   2 – 1  Romford  |  Dellwood Avenue | Att: 261

Felixstowe rose to claim the points at Dellwood Avenue. Miles Pwell [13′] and Jack Ainsley [32′] goals put the hosts in a good place though Taylor Tombides’ goal six minutes before half-time kept Paul Martin’s side in it though they were unable to build on that so fell to their second loss of the season.

Grays Athletic  1 – 1  Mildenhall Town  | Parkside (3G) | Att: 215

Grays were held to a draw here at Parkside. Michael Mignot popped up again to put Ath ahead on 28 minutes though new signing Panayiotis Boxer’s equaliser eight minutes from time saved a point for the Hall, who are still to register a win this term.

Soham Town Rangers  0 – 1  Aveley  |  Julius Martin Lane | Att: 123

The Millers secured a good three points at struggling Soham thanks to Andy Freeman’s solitary goal seven minutes before half-time. Soham couldn’t recover and succumbed to their fifth league loss in six. Aveley have won four of their six league matches.

Witham Town   3 – 5   Basildon Utd  |  Gardiners Close | Att: 98

This thriller saw the Bees come awa with the victory at Spa Road. George Powell put the hosts ahead on 21 minutes though Reece Placid levelled only three minutes later for Marc Harrison’s side. Sam Ashford struck from the spot [31′] to put Witham 2 – 1 up though Eljay Worrell’s own penalty made it 2 – 2 at the break. Joe Turpin gave the visitors the lead on 53 minutes though Ashford again netted fron the spot [62’2 to tie things up. Enter stage right from the bench, ex-Redbridge striker Brian Moses who grabbed a brace [73′ & 82′] to settle a pulsating contest.


Bostik Premier Result (22.9.18)

Bishop’s Stortford  3 – 1   Carshalton Athletic  | Woodside Park  | Att: 222


Bostik South Central Division R’s (22.9.18)

Ashford Town (Middx)  0 – 5  Bracknell Town  | Att: 138

Hertford Town  5 – 4  Bedfont Sports   | Att: 161

Northwood   6 – 1  Molesey   | Att: 113

South Park  1 – 2   Waltham Abbey   | Att: 86

Westfield  1 – 4  Cheshunt   |



Bostik South East Division  R’s (22.9.18)

Cray Wanderers  4 – 3  Hythe Town   | Att: 208

Haywards Heath Town  1 – 1  Ashford Utd  | Att: 146

VCD Athletic   1 – 3   Sevenoaks Town   | Att: 60

Whitstable Town  1 – 1   Three Bridges   | Att: 185


Sun 23rd Sept  – Guernsey  1 – 2   Sittingbourne   | Att: 634

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