Round-up: Essex Olympian League & Cups (Sat 15 Feb) (EOFL 19/20 16.2.20)

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Image from Corinthians 3 – 1 Rochford Town (Sat 15 Feb)

 

Written by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League round-up, tracking the action from a weather-affected programme on Saturday 15th February in League action and one Senior League Cup tie. Thanks for reading.

 

Essex Olympian League – Saturday 15 February

Premier Division

In the Premier Division, there were surprises aplenty in the five matches that did take place. Basildon Town got a much-needed win as they defeated leaders Sungate 2 – 1 at Ilford Wanderers Rugby club. Jamie Bradbourn and James O’Brien got the crucial goals as Gareth Cleverly’s side ended a three-match losing run to rise up to 10th. The ‘Gate’s nine-match unbeaten run ended here though they still remain six points clear at the summit.

Meanwhile, Leigh Ramblers got their fifth win in their last seven matches by securing a 3 – 1 victory over Springfield at Belfairs Park. Rick Alabaster, Alfie Lindfield and Justin Hazell netted for Wayne Seal’s side as they strengthened their position in second. Buckhurst Hill put another dent in Catholic Utd’s title challenge as they won 4 – 1 at the Len Salmon Stadium. Braces for Nathan Sollosi and Fenti Falola did the damage to outweigh Harley Kee’s penalty for the Super Hoops. Hill rise back to fourth place in the standings, just six points off second spot with a number of matches in hand on the top three.

At the bottom, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts began their new era with a fine 4 – 2 win against Kelvedon Hatch at Silver Leys. Oliver Fortune, Bryn Thorpe, Danny Palmer and replacement Sipho Mtyanda all struck for Billy Cove’s new team and although Calvin Poku & Joe Gregory responded for Kelvedon, it was the Swifts who ended a six-match winless streak here to move off the bottom into 12th. Hatch drop to sixth, nine points above the bottom two. In the battle of the strugglers, Old Southendian got a huge 4 – 1 triumph over Harold Wood Athletic in a game moved to the Frances Bardsley Academy 3G, given the Harold Wood Park continues to be unavailable. Nick Henesy, Elliot Hemmings, Ed Gould and Ryan Stillwell all netted to move Connor Lane’s side up to seventh, though with the bottom half still so tight, they are still only five points above bottom side Harold Wood and have played more games than most. Chris Muir struck for Ath here though they are winless in their last four matches now.

 

Match OFF: Hutton  P – P  Shenfield AFC  |

 

EOFL Senior League Cup

In the one EOFL Senior Cup tie, Premier side Rayleigh Town showed what they can achieve by dismantling Senior One strugglers Toby 6 – 2 at Beauchamps Sch 3G. Bailey Moss grabbed a treble, with Paul Morris, Harry Talbot and substitute Teddy Rumsey all scoring too as Paul Higgins’ side made it through to the next round.
London Junior Cup Semi-Final

Also in their London Junior Cup Semi-Final, FC Hamlets made it to another Final with a 3 – 1 win over UCC Diaspora at Mabley Green. Player-boss Ashley King got a brace here with Charlie Heatley netting the other to ensure they will play at Haringey Borough’s Coles Park on Friday 17th April. Congratulations to all at the club on making another appearance in the Final.

Senior ONE

In Senior One,  only two matches survived the weather as Old Chelmsfordians maintained their place in second with a 3 – 1 win over Shoebury Town at Lawford Lane. Shoebury remain seventh, three points behind Galleywood who drew 1 – 1 with Runwell Sports. Max Orrin got the goal for the hosts though they haven’t won in their last four matches, while Runwell rise one place to 11th on goal difference.

 

Matches OFF:
Manford Way  P – P  Chingford Athletic  |

Ramsden Scotia  P – P  Rayleigh Town Res  |

Snaresbrook  P – P  Herongate Athletic |

 

 

Senior TWO

Senior Two was also heavily affected by the rain as only two of the five set matches were played. One of those ended up being scrapped as Leigh Town got a home walkover over struggling Ryan, who were unable to make the fixture. Town extend their lead at the summit to seven points and now need six wins from their last eight matches at present to secure the title. Ryan remain bottom, eight points off their nearest rivals, with only four matches left to play.

Also, Corinthians were made to work hard before claiming a 3 – 1 win over local rivals Rochford Town in the match I attended at Stambridge Memorial Ground. John Bolton-Smith got a double here for the hosts, with Jake Hodder getting the other goal in a wind-affected tussle. Jack Power got a well-taken consolation goal for Town, though they remain third-bottom. If you’d like more on this match, my report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/match-report-corinthians-3-1-rochford-town-sat-15-feb-eofl/

 

Matches OFF:

AS Rawreth  P – P  Wakering Sports   |

Beacon Hill Rovers  P – P  Old Southendian Res  |

Laindon Orient  P – P  May & Baker Res  |

 

Senior Division Three

Finally for the round-up section, in Senior Three, ACD Utd went top of the division with a 3 – 0 success over Buckhurst Hill Res at Westlands. Player-boss Michael Wade, Connor Lambert and Shaun Farrow struck for Utd as they made it eleven matches unbeaten and are now two points ahead of Wakebury, with a further match in hand. However, both of the top two sides can still be caught by Corinthians Ressies who sit 3rd & Collier Row in fifth as they both have a number of matches in hand.

Elsewhere, Basildon Town Res defeated Toby Res  1 – 0 in a match moved to the Hannakins Farm Community Centre 3G. This win lifts Town to ninth, while also damaging Toby’s second-side’s promotion aspirations. Also, Leigh Town Res got a  2 – 1 success at Lakeside Res to head up to sixth spot though they are eight points off the top four.

Match OFF: Collier Row  P – P  Hutton Res  |

 

Senior Division Four Results

Catholic Utd Res 5 – 2  Ongar Town Res

Chingford Athletic Dev  2 – 2  Canning Town Res

Leytonstone Utd  P – P  Laindon Orient Res

Roydon  P – P Galleywood Res

Wakering Sports Res  1 – 0  Forest Glade

 

Senior Division Five Results


Herongate Athletic Res  4 – 1 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res

Newbury Forest Res  P – P  Old Barkabbeyans

Roydon Res  P – P  Leigh Ramblers Res

Runwell Sports Res  P – P  Collier Row Res

Wakering Sports Dev  4 – 1  Shoebury Town Res

 

 

Match Report: Old Southendian 2 – 3 Sungate (Sat 8th Feb) [EOFL 19/20 8.2.20]

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Essex Olympian League – Premier Division

Venue: Garon Park [3G]

2019 – 20 Season: Match 56

Saturday 8th February 2020 – 2.30pm KO

Old Southendian: Green Shirts, Black Shorts, Green Socks

Sungate: Royal Blue Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, Navy Blue Socks

 

 

Sungate secure win after fiery comeback at Garon Park

Old Southendian 2 – 3 Sungate

 

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

After a tough week, the Non-League season resumed with a return to Garon Park to see Old Southendian continue their battle to stay in the division next term by welcoming leaders Sungate. It’s hard to avoid the fact that OS were missing half a dozen players here, including the influential Nick Henesy & Ed Gould. Manager Connor Lane could call on Charlie Merrin in goal, with a back four of Charlie Kernott, skipper John Nutman and the centre-back pairing of Connor Burrows and Matt Wilson. Wingers Daniel Flack and Elliot Hemmings provided the support to the forward pair of Nico Dubouchet and Riley Oliver. Lewis Telling and newcomer Lawrence Phillips were named on the bench along with Lane himself.

On balance, the East London side were also missing a few here, including their two leading goal-scorers in Jake Clarke and Reece Clarke. Boss Bobby Port was also absent so assistant Ryan Bussey stood in, and he named Joe Egan between the posts, a back four comprised of Daniel Cundy, Ashley Daniels and in central defence, Josh Addinall (formerly of EOFL champions Buckhurst Hill) and ex-Barkingside stalwart Daniel Callaway. James Smith was their creative midfielder, feeding a line led by Paul Ojejemi. Jayke Welch, Danny Lopes and Jonathan Ogunsanya were among the options from bench.

The match got underway under the low sun, in the first minute, home forward Nico Dubouchet had a sight of goal though his early effort was blocked by the retreating ‘Gate backline. Five minutes in, Sungate forward Paul Ojejemi looked to have peeled away from the home defence, though as he faced OS custodian Charlie Merrin, left-back John Nutman did well to intercept and block the drive. The visitors were getting their passing game going, with Ojejemi’s pace posing a probem down the right channel and midfielder James Smith’s runs from deep and incisive passing also proving an issue for the home defence. On the ‘dreaded’ 13 minutes, a superb through ball by Smith found winger Zach Davidson though his effort skewed wide with only Merrin to beat.

Ryan Bussey’s side had enough possession though couldn’t quite make the most of it, though just shy of the half-hour, more decent build-up play resulted in finding Smith though he could only fire over the goal frame. Those missed chances would prove costly as with 32 minutes on the watch, a fine pass found OS forward Riley Oliver who stayed on-side before going on and slotting low past visiting stopper Joe Egan. The visitors frustrations only grew as right on the stroke of half-time, after more decent build-up play, impressive winger Daniel Flack blasted home past Egan to give Connor Lane’s a solid two-goal lead at the break.

Half-Time: Old Southendian  2 – 0 Sungate

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‘Gate’s Jayke Welch (#10) with the ball as they launch another attack [Image: Scott W]
You might surmise that the half-time ‘talking to’ may have been a bit loud at the break for the visitors. However it came, it certainly had the desired effect. The hosts had a let-off four minutes into the second half as a good ball in to the box found full-back Daniel Cundy in a promising position 10 yards out, though his poise wasn’t there as Merrin gathered with relief. The ‘let-off’ did not last long’ In the very next minutes, Davidson played in replacement Jonathan Ogunsanya who didn’t lack composure as he coolly struck home past Merrin to get the ‘Gate back into the contest. The next ‘flash-point’ came moments later as forward Jayke Welch went down from cente-back Connor Burrows’ challenge deep into the penalty area, though referee Luke Scottow was unimpressed and waved #play on;, much to the ire of the ‘Gate dug-out.

Two minutes shy of the hour mark, Ogunsanya blazed over the woodwork, before a rare chance for OS at this stage of the game saw Flack find midfielder Ryan Stillwell who could only shoot off-target. The visitors certainly made the most of this period of the game as right on the hour, they levelled. Substitute Daniel Lopes did well to find half a yard of space in a congested 12-yard zone though could still fire home low past Merrin and his defenders. Another turning point came soon after Dubouchet took a knock after a challenge by visiting centre-back Daniel Callaway, though in a different turn of events, the OS forward was sent to the sin-bin for his reaction, apparently to the challenge by bomping the turf. It was Old Southendian’s turn to feel aggrieved.

And with OS down to ten men temporarily and frustrations growing, Sungate took advantage with another well-taken goal. Ogunsanya was well found and another fiercely-struck effort sailed home past Merrin to give the Premier Division leaders the lead in this match for the first time. To be fair to the hosts, they tried their hearts out late on, though their main chances were Oliver firing wide from a promising position before Stillwell’s free-kick struck the crossbar from 30 yards out.

Full-Time: Old Southendian  2 – 3  Sungate

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OS boss Connor Lane watches on in the last few minutes of the match [Image: Scott W]
All in all, a quite enthralling match though one which the hosts will not remember with much fondness, despite the lead they did hold at half-time. In the end though, the depleted hosts could not withstand the barrage which came at them after half-time, as the Premier Division leaders did carve out enough enterprising attacking play and with it, the chances to claim the three points which keeps them top of the table by nine points.

For stand-out performances, winger Daniel Flack had a good game down the right side, with forwards Nico Dubouchet and Riley Oliver looking a threat and the latter took his goal well. Centre-backs Matt Wilson & Connor Burrows did what they could to repel the promising passing moves of their opponents too. For Sungate, midfielder James Smith impressed with his searing passing setting up chances for their forwards.  Speaking of the front line, Jonathan Ogunsanya took his two goals well after he entered the action, with winger Zach Davidson also a good outlet for his side. Jayke Welch also did well after also coming off the bench.

Finally, my thanks to the hosts for the kind welcome as ever, it is appreciated. I’d like to wish both teams well for the rest of their respective seasons.

 

Teams

Old Southendian  | Manager: Connor Lane | Assistant: David Tubbs

Starting XI: 1 Charlie Merrin (GK), 2 Charlie Kernott, 3 John Nutman (Capt), 4 Luke Moloney, 5 Connor Burrows, 6 Matt Wilson, 7 Daniel Flack, 8 Ryan Stillwell, 9 Nico Dubouchet, 10 Riley Oliver, 11 Elliot Hemmings

Goal-scorer: Riley Oliver [32’], Daniel Flack [45’+2]

Subs On: 14 Lewis Telling, 12 Lawrence Phillips | Sub Not Used: Lane

Booked: Moloney, Dubouchet (Sin-Bin), Hemmings (Sin-Bin)

 

Sungate  | Stand-in Manager: Ryan Bussey

Starting XI: 1 Joe Egan (GK), 2 Daniel Cundy, 3 Ashley Daniels, 5 Josh Addinall, 17 Daniel Callaway, 4 Scott Truman (Capt), 6 James Smith, 7 Zachary Davidson, 8 Rorie McKenzie, 9 Paul Ojejemi, 18 Ciaran Kelly

Goal-scorers: Jonathan Ogunsanya [50’ & 71’], Daniel Lopes [60’]

Subs On: 10 Jayke Welch, 11 Daniel Lopes, 14 Jonathan Ogunsanya, 15 Billy Wells |

Subs Unused: None   | Booked: Callaway, Egan, Wells

 

Referee: Luke Scottow

Assistant Referees: Ryan Bennett & Elliott Hardcastle

 

Round-up: Essex Senior League (Fri/Sat 31 Jan/1 Feb) [ESL 19/20 2.2.20]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and a warm welcome to another of my semi-regular round-up pieces looking at this weekend’s Essex Senior League action, from Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February.

 

Essex Senior

Friday 31 January

Redbridge  2 – 7  Clapton  | Oakside  | Att: 49

Clapton put in an outstanding showing to batter the Motormen at Oakside on Friday night. Deimar Queni, Jaydon Charles and Nana Boakye-Yiadom all got braces for the Tons, to which Asher Modeste added a goal so Clapton led 7 – 0 before a late double from Hassan Nalbant and substitute Charlie Portway spared the hosts from a heavier loss. The Tons’ recent form continues to impress as its five wins from their last seven matches which sees them in 11th. Redbridge fell to their second loss in their last five though remain eighth.

Saturday 1 February    –   Essex Senior

Hashtag Utd  2 – 2  Takeley  | Chadfields  | Att: 139

Hashtag fought back twice to claim a share of the points at Chadfields. An OG put Marc Das’ side ahead on the quarter-hour, though Kris Newby got the Tags back on terms four minutes into the second half. In an encounter that was getting increasingly fraught, Reece Barrett put the visitors back in front on 55 minutes and it looked as though they may eke out the win though it wasn’t to be. Tom Anderson kept up his knack of scoring goals with a late equaliser to preserve the unbeaten run at five matches for Jay Devereux’s team.  Takeley remain 5th while Utd go up to second with rivals Walthamstow in Cup action this weekend.

Sawbridgeworth Town  0 – 1  Enfield   | Crofters | Att: 40

Enfield left it late before getting a crucial win at fellow strugglers Sawbridgeworth. Prince Adeyemi’s 90th-minute goal was enough to give Matt Hanning’s team an important three points, their first in eleven games to gain ground on rivals Tower Hamlets in the bottom three. Sawbo’s losing run extends to eight matches now and they are now 14 points adrift at the bottom with twelve matches remaining.

Southend Manor  1 – 0  Hoddesdon Town  | Southchurch Park | Att: 21

Manor emerged with a narrow win over Hoddesdon, thanks to Ruben Kennedy’s strike seven minutes before the end to obtain their first win in four games and leap up above Tower Hamlets into 16th and they are only three points off Sporting Bengal in 12th spot. Hoddesdon’s top-five aspiration this term is slipping as their winless run extended to four as they remain in ninth.

Stansted  3 – 2  West Essex  | Hargrave Park | Att: 68

The Airportmen made it ten straight league wins with a battling win over West Essex at Hargrave Park. Ryan Ramsay got the opener for the hosts inside a minute, though West have shown they are fired up in recent matches and levelled the match after 12 minutes through Izzy Ogedi-Uzokwe. The game was well-poised into the second-half though Paul Clayton turned the game in a big way with a brace [70’ & 87’]. The Stags were depleted through illness and suspension though still got one back in added-time through Hakim Medfai though Paul Pittuck & John Watters’ side held on to remain sixth though they went four points clear of Cockfosters in 7th.

My Non-League colleague Matt North was at the game and here is his report: mattnorthfootball.wordpress.com/2020/02/01/match-report-stansted-3-2-west-essex-esl-19-20-01-02-20/

Tower Hamlets  0 – 2  Sporting Bengal Utd  | Mile End ‘derby’ | Att: 30

Bengal got their second Mile End ‘derby’ win of the season as they got a much-needed three points. Curtley McIntosh got the opener for Imrul Gazi’s side five minutes before the break and Bobby Redwood ended up securing the win midway through the second-half to give Bengal their second win in their last six to rise up to 12th spot. Hamlets’ quest for a win goes on and they drop to third-bottom after a winless stretch which now sits at eight matches.

 

News: In better news for Hamlets, starlet Ali Omar signed for EFL Championship side Barnsley this week so plaudits have to go to the Essex Senior side for the project they have instigated this term and best wishes go to Ali as he continues his football development at Oakwell.

 

Errington Challenge Cup : Quarter-Final

Walthamstow  0 – 2  Cockfosters  | Wadham Lodge | Att: 40

The new dawn at Walthamstow began with defeat as Cockfosters made the last four of the Errington Cup. First-half goals by Ceykan Karagozlu [20’] and Harley Haag five minutes before the break ensured that Ryan Wade’s team got the win though for ‘Stow, it is arguably more important that new boss Max Mitchell & his new signings get settled quickly as the club seeks to maintain its promotion challenge this season.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League & Cups (Sat 11 Jan) [EOFL 19/20 12.1.20]

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Written by Scott W   [Twitter:@ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another of my round-up articles on my blog, looking at the action from the Essex Olympian League divisions & Cup action on Saturday 11th January. As ever, we have a round-up of the top four tiers plus a bonus section on the various Cup action, plus results from Senior Divisions Four & Five.

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Shoebury Park pitch (taken on Sat 11 Jan) [Image: Scott W]
Saturday 11 January

Premier Division

As ever, we begin with the Premier Division, as Springfield dazzled their way to a 7 – 1 win over Basildon Town to take them up to fourth in the process, six points off leaders Sungate, who also won this week, 2 – 0 at Kelvedon Hatch to extend their cushion at the top to four points. Elsewhere, Catholic Utd lost ground as they fell to a 4 – 2 loss at Canning Town. The dismissal of custodian Louis Godwin-Green just before the break ended up being the decisive factor after Aaron Baldwin’s brace had put Dan Trenkel’s side ahead early on. Town responded after the break to get their third win in their last four matches to leap up to seventh. The downer for the Beckton side is that all seven sides below them have matches in hand and they are only six points clear of bottom Shenfield in a very tight-knit part of the table.

 

Buckhurst Hill were back in league action too and won a tight match 2 – 1 at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts. James Richardson got the goal for Swifts though Hill made it five consecutive wins to keep the gap to the leaders to six points with five matches in hand. Hutton also got a late comeback win at Old Southendian. Nick Henesy had put Connor Lane’s side ahead though after Steven Sharpe’s red card had impeded their progress, goals by James Gardner and substitute George Nash late on sealed a huge win for the visitors as they rose to 8th.

Also this week, it was announced that former Laindon Orient & Rayleigh Town Reserves co-manager Dan Williams has been appointed as the new manager at Springfield. We wish him well in his new role.

 

Senior ONE

In Senior One this weekend, Galleywood got the points without playing as Manford Way were unfortunately unable to contest their match set for Clarkes Field. ‘Wood stay fourth while Manford remain in eighth. Rayleigh Town Res got a important win, 2 – 1 at Runwell Sports thanks to goals from Tom Read and James Braithwaite. The win keeps them sixth, ahead of a resurgent Shoebury Town who won again, 4 – 2 at winless strugglers Toby. Town are unbeaten in six matches and are only four points adrift of Ongar in fourth spot. Finally, Ramsden Scotia leapt up to tenth spot after a 3 – 2 success in their bottom-of-the-table clash with Herongate Athletic, who now fall to second-bottom.

 

Cup round-up

Across the ties in three Cup competitions played this weekend, we start our round-up with the Essex Premier Cup, where it wasn’t a great day for Olympian Premier sides. Chingford Athletic of Division One travelled to Premier side Rayleigh Town and won 2 – 1., thanks to strikes by Sam Coe and Tayo Olasanoye. Paul Morris got Town’s goal though their focus will be on the league now as Ath advanced. Essex Senior Reserve Division leaders Grays Athletic Res got the better of a tight match, winning 1 – 0 over Olympian Premier side Shenfield AFC.

Also, Leigh Town continued their imperious run in all competitions this season with a 2 – 0 win over Harold Wood Athletic. The Senior Two side had goals from Sam Gillmore and Max Jones to thank for sending top-tier Athletic out. Corinthians also flew the flag for the third-tier as they overpowered Premier side Leigh Ramblers 3 – 1. Nathan Dewberry was among the goals again with a double here, with John Bolton-Smith also on target. Ongar Town also won 2 – 1 at Lakeside while in the one Senior League Cup tie, Old Chelmsfordians won 2 – 0 at Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ at Lower Road and in the London Junior Cup, Senior One side FC Hamlets defeated Essex Alliance League Senior Division side Rapid Chingford 4 – 0 at Hackney Marshes.

 

Senior TWO

Five matches took place in Senior Two, with Leigh Town and Corinthians both in Essex Premier Cup action. Old Southendian Res took advantage with a decent 2 – 0 win at strugglers AS Rawreth. Andy Turner and Ben Franklin goals saw Ben Manley’s side to a fourth straight win ad with it, they rise to third spot. Beacon Hill Rovers also powered to a 5 – 1 victory over third-bottom Rochford Town to rise up to second, a point shy of leaders Leigh Town. Harold Wood Athletic Res got a crucial 1 – 0 win over Epping Town with Joe Pyne the hero to give the Ath second-side a five point cushion over the bottom three. Epping drop to sixth after May & Baker Res continued their fine form with a 6 – 0 win over second-bottom Ryan. Tyler Richardson grabbed a hat-trick here with Connor Kain, Charlie Onslow and Michael Agha all also hitting the net to give Jimmy Donald’s side a fourth consecutive success and rise to fifth in the standings.

Laindon Orient are seven points clear in seventh after a 2 – 1 win at fellow mid-table side Wakering Sports. Mohammed Sesay got the goal for Sports though strikes by teenager Tom Merritt and Ashley Blackburn ensured the points went with the visitors.

 

Senior Division Three

On a day of contrasting fortunes for the top five, ACD Utd breezed past Lakeside Res, winning 4 – 0, thanks to a brace from Michael Wade plus goals by Brad Falco and Billy Wren which in turn secured Utd their fifth straight win to go back into second spot. Collier Row edged fellow high-flyers Toby Res 1 – 0 in a match moved to Toby’s Newbury Park ground. Row retain fifth spot and went level on points with their opponents here though Toby stay above them by virtue of a better goal-scoring record.

Hutton Res also won this weekend, as they defeated Buckhurst Hill Res 3 – 2 in a lively encounter at Polo Fields. The goal-scorers were exactly the same as last weekend, with Sean O’Callaghan endorsing his goal-scoring touch with another brace here and George Wickings picked up another goal as well. It is five wins on-the-bounce now for the Hutton side which sees them up to sixth. The Hill second-team have lost three on-the-spin and remain eighth, though they do have more matches to play than the sides around them.

At the bottom, Basildon Town Res  got only their second win this term with a narrow 1 – 0 triumph win over White Ensign Res. Grant Cumming got the only goal as the hosts went up one to tenth. Finally, Wakebury maintained their good run with a 3 – 1 home win over Corinthians Res at Shoebury Park in the match I attended. Max Hall put Terry Rose’s side ahead moments after the restart, though left empty-handed as a brace from Charlie Little and one from Ben Munday completed the comeback and ended the Corinthians’ side’s unbeaten league run this term. Matt Cardy’s side are four points clear at the summit though all their rivals have at least three games more to play. If you’d like more on this match, my report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2020/01/11/match-report-wakebury-3-1-corinthians-res-sat-11th-jan-eofl/

 

Senior Division Four Results

Canning Town Res  1 – 1  Forest Glade

Chingford Athletic Development  1 – 1  Galleywood Res

Old Chelmsfordians Res  1 – 3  Wakering Sports Res

Ongar Town Res  1 – 6  Catholic Utd Res

Roydon  4 – 0  Leytonstone Utd

Shenfield AFC Res  2 – 4  Laindon Orient Res

 

Senior Division Five Reults

Leigh Ramblers Res  1 – 2  Collier Row Res

Old Barkabbeyans 5 – 1  Roydon Res

Shoebury Town Res  A – A  Springfield Res

Wakering Sports Development  1 – 0  Runwell Sports Res

Preview: Essex Olympian League (Sat 11 Jan) (EOFL 19/20 9.1.20)

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Archive Image – Corinthians v Old Southendian Res from later 2019 [Image by Scott W]


Written by Scott W 
[Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another Preview listing of the Essex Olympian League action set for Saturday 11th January, looking at the fixtures from the Premier Division, right the way through to Senior Division Five & Cup fixtures as well. Thanks for reading, fixtures are subject to alteration.

Saturday 11 January (2.00pm KO’s unless stated)

Premier Division

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  v  Buckhurst Hill  | Silver Leys

Canning Town  v  Catholic Utd   | West Ham Community Ground [3G], Beckton

Kelvedon Hatch  v   Sungate  | New Hall

Old Southendian  v  Hutton   | Garon Park [3G]

Springfield  v  Basildon Town    | Springfield Hall Park

 

Senior ONE

Galleywood  v  Manford Way   | Clarkes Field

Herongate Athletic  v  Ramsden Scotia   | Billericay Road

Runwell Sports  v  Rayleigh Town Res   | St Luke’s Park, Runwell

Toby   v   Shoebury Town  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

 

Senior League Cup (1.30pm KO)

Hullbridge Sports ‘A’  v  Old Chelmsfordians | Lower Road

 

Essex Premier Cup (1.30pm KOs)

Corinthians  v  Leigh Ramblers   | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Grays Athletic Res  v  Shenfield AFC

 

Senior TWO

AS Rawreth  v  Old Southendian Res   | The Warren

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  Rochford Town   | Wickham Bishops Sports Ground

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

May & Baker Res  v   Ryan  | May & Baker FC

Wakering Sports  v  Laindon Orient   | Cupid’s CC [Pitch 1]

 

Senior Division Three

ACD Utd  v  Lakeside Res  | Westlands Playing Fields

Basildon Town Res  v  White Ensign Res  | Basildon Sports Club

Collier Row  v  Toby Res | Forest Row Centre

Hutton Res  v  Buckhurst Hill Res | Polo Fields

Wakebury  v  Corinthians Res   | Shoebury Park

 

Senior Division Four

Canning Town Res  v  Forest Glade

Chingford Athletic Development  v  Galleywood Res

Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Wakering Sports Res

Ongar Town Res  v  Catholic Utd Res

Roydon  v  Leytonstone Utd

Shenfield AFC Res  v  Laindon Orient Res

 

Senior Division Five

Leigh Ramblers Res  v  Collier Row Res

Old Barkabbeyans v  Roydon Res

Shoebury Town Res  v  Springfield Res

Wakering Sports Development  v  Runwell Sports Res

Preview: Essex Olympian League (Sat 14 Dec) [EOFL 19/20 12.12.19]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to my preview of Essex Olympian League action on Saturday 14th December. The Olympian League gets its own Half-Season Report episode on Grassroots Football Show, set for next Thursday (19th Dec), check out @ELRFootball on Twitter for details. This weekend’s are highly likely to be subject to change/postponement due to inclement weather, with the exception of artificial pitches, noted as [3G] below.

Saturday 14 December

Premier Division

 

Basildon Town  v  Catholic Utd    | Basildon Sports Club

Canning Town   v   Sungate    | West Ham Community Grd [3G]

Harold Wood Athletic  v    Old Southendian   | Harold Wood Rec

Kelvedon Hatch   v    Shenfield AFC    | New Hall

Leigh Ramblers   v   Buckhurst Hill    | Belfairs Park

Springfield   v   Bishop’s Stortford Swifts    | Springfield Hall Park

 

Senior Division One

Chingford Athletic  v   Lakeside   | Town Mead [3G]

Galleywood   v   Herongate Athletic    | Clarkes Field (* 2.30pm KO)

Old Chelmsfordians  v    Toby   | Lawford Lane

Rayleigh Town Res    v    Manford Way  | London Road

Snaresbrook   v   Runwell Sports   | Nutters Field

 

Anagram Records Trophy – Hutton  v  FC Hamlets  | Polo Fields

 

Senior Division Two

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  Laindon Orient   | Wickham Bishops Sports Ground (1.30pm KO)

Corinthians  v  Harold Wood Athletic Res  | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Epping Town  v  Wakering Sports   | Stonards Hill

May & Baker Res  v  Rochford Town  | May & Baker FC

Old Southendian Res  v  Leigh Town   | Garon Park

 

 

Senior Division Three

Hullbridge Sports ‘A’  v  Basildon Town Res   | Lower Road

Leigh Town Res  v  Corinthians Res    | John Burrows Recreation Ground

Wakebury  v  Collier Row   | Shoebury Park

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

Lakeside Res  v  ACD Utd  | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]

 

 

 

Senior Division Four

Roydon  v  Ongar Town Res  (1.30pm KO)

Forest Glade  v  Catholic Utd  Res

Laindon Orient Res  v  Canning Town Res

Leytonstone Utd  v  Old Chelmsfordians Res

Shenfield AFC Res  v  Galleywood Res

Wakering Sports Res  v  Chingford Athletic Development

 

Senior Division Five

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  v  Springfield Res

Collier Row Res  v  Herongate Athletic Res

Roydon Res  v  Leigh Ramblers Res

Runwell Sports Res  v  Newbury Forest Res

Wakering Sports Development  v  Shoebury Town Res

 

 

Mini-Report: AFC Basildon 6 – 4 Stevenage Women (Sun 8th Dec) [Women’s 19/20 8.12.19]

FA Women’s National League – Division One South East

Venue: Park Lane

2019 – 20 Season: Match 45

Saturday 8th December 2019 – 2.00pm KO

Basildon: Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Stevenage: White & Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

 

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AFC Basildon hit six in brilliant battle with Stevenage at Park Lane

AFC Basildon 6 – 4  Stevenage

 

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

A rare Sunday match saw me join fellow Non-League correspondent Pete Dudley (Twitter: @ped1980) in travelling to Canvey Island’s Park Lane for this FAWNL Division One South East match between AFC Basildon Ladies and Stevenage Women.

This match gathered pace quickly, certainly assisted by a very early goal as Alex Bailess struck high into the net past Stevenage goalkeeper Grace Brooks after skipper Mollie Debell’s initial effort was blocked. The home forward pair of Holly Turner and Kelly Wealthall were causing the visiting defence problems with both having chances to add to the hosts’ goal-tally. Basildon did double their advantage with 26 minutes gone as Turner manufactured some space behind the Stevenage defence and slotted home, with only Brooks to bypass.

It nearly got better for the hosts nine minutes later as Wealthall glided an effort narrowly wide of the goal frame. Credit to the visitors though as they halved their deficit eight minutes before the interval as skipper Amy Makewell raced beyond the home backline before confidently firing home to make it 2 – 1. The half did not end there though as with moments remaining, Wealthall did get on the score-sheet, evading her marker before curling her effort well into the corner.

Half-Time: AFC Basildon  3 – 1 Stevenage

 

The second half had something to live up to though Basildon did have the majority of the possession and with it, the attacking play. Stevenage did have the odd foray forward and as we began after the interval, they had substitute Erin Pope to thank for a superb strike finding the far corner from a narrowing angle. The hosts responded immediately and after seeing one well-struck drive crash off the woodwork, they did restore a two-goal advantage as a cross by Holly Turner was spilled by Brooks and Wealthall was there in the ‘right place, right time’ to grab a tap-in on 49 minutes. It was a case of ‘deja vu’ only three minutes later as Wealthall happily grabbed a hat-trick, thanks to another close range finish.

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Both sides were showing good energy levels, particularly the home side and skipper DeBell exemplified that from right-back. There was a late flurry of goals to send the crowd home happy as first, Makewell grabbed a second as as a powerful free-kick evaded the home custodian, who was somewhat distracted by Pope in her eye-line. That made it 5 – 3 though it only stayed that way for five minutes before a good header at the near-post by Jodie Osborne was too powerful for the unfortunate Brooks to save, despite getting a glove on it.

The scoring literally ended with the last kick of the match, somewhat fittingly as Ashleigh Deacon’s low strike added a fourth for the visitors who may look back on their first-half performance with some frustration. All in all though, despite the chill of a December afternoon, the quality on show from both sides was a terrific advert for the Women’s game and credit has to go to both teams. Basildon remain 6th after this win, their fifth of the season while Stevenage stay 8th. Thanks also to the club for their kind comments post-match.


Full-Time: AFC Basildon 6 – 4  Stevenage

Goal-scorers (Basildon): Alex Bailess [1’], Holly Turner [26’], Kelly Wealthall [44’, 49’ & 52’], Jodie Osborne [88’]

Goal-scorers (Stevenage): Amy Makewell [37’ & 83’], Erin Pope [46’] & Ashleigh Deacon [90’+1]