Match Report: May & Baker EC 0 – 1 Swaffham Town (FA Vase R2 – Sun 4th Nov) [FAV 4.11.18]

The FA Vase – Second Round Proper

Venue: Barking Rugby Club

Attendance: 165

2018-19 Season – Match 31

Sunday 4th November 2018  – 3pm KO

May & Baker EC: Red & Black Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, Red Socks

Swaffham Town: Black & White Striped Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

Swaffham progress with a injury-time winner in a real battle at Barking Rugby Club

Report by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14) with Photos by Peter D (Twitter: @ped1980)

The FA Vase Second Round weekend ended here with this battle of Eastern Senior League South v Eastern Senior League North at Barking Rugby Club where May & Baker Eastbrook Community (to give it it’s full title) welcomed Swaffham Town. The hosts have already beaten Saffron Walden Town and North Greenford Utd in their Vase run and named a front two of Dan Gilchrist and Besmir Hoxhaj, both players who have been scoring well for the club in all competitions this season. Swaffham, who are among the leaders in their division, named Tommy Rix between the sticks with Nick Castellan and Joe Jackson on the flanks with diminutive skipper Alex Vincent partnering Kyle Plumb in attack.

It must be said that after a rugby match was played on the pitch the previous day, it may have had an effect, as it was a tad bobbly to say the least. Still, it was the hosts who had the opening sighters of goal as midfielder Sam Dickins blasted over the bar in the opening five minutes. Both sides did rather struggle to settle and adapt to the conditions during the first half though during the midway point of the first 45, Swaffham had their best period of the match thus far as forward Alex Vincent was showing his skill to trick his way past the home defence  on a coupl of occasions.

As the half was teetering towards its conclusion, Swaffham winger Joe Jackson was well denied a one-on-one oppurtunity with home ‘keeper Micheal Gooch by a last-ditch challenge by defender Joe Maskell, who shortly after required treatment for a head injury (Cue the ‘Terry Butcher bandaged head’ look from the World Cup in Italy in 1990). M & B winger Kiel Chandler had a good strike well-saved by visiting stopper Tommy Rix three minutes before the break though it was scoreless at the interval, with the tension rising.

Half-Time: May & Baker EC 0 – 0  Swaffham Town

The visitors began the second-half with a fair bit of the ball though neither side really had a stranglehold on the game. On the hour, the hosts were denied by good save by Rix as midfielder Conor Okus made a surging run into the box before driving a good strike which needed the intervention of the Swaffham ‘keeper. Only a moment later, Okus headed wide from the resulting corner.

The hosts kept the pressure on in the next passage of the game though star striker Dan Gilchrist didn’t really have the type of chances he thrives on as the Swaffham defence soaked up the pressure from defending a number of set-pieces. As we entered an increasingly nervy latter part of the match, the visitors kept going and after a good run by Vincent, Jackson was one-on-one with Gooch though contrived to skew his strike wide of the far post in what was a huge let-off for M & B.

That let-off was a sign as it turned out as in the first minute of added time, substitute Luke Reed was played in well and buried a low shot past Gooch into the corner to send Micky Wetherall’s side out in heart-breaking circumstances. Some may argue they didn’t create enough chances though in fairness, there was little to seperate the sides here for the majority of the contest. Swaffham advance though to the next round and they await their opponents in the draw to come early next week.

Full-Time: May & Baker EC  0 – 1 Swaffham Town

 

May & Baker EC  | Manager: Micky Wetherall

Michael Gooch (GK), Craig Hall, Joe Maskell, Dean Hall (Capt), Henry Osei, Sam Dickins, Conor Okus, Kiel Chandler (Reece Tranter 69′), Tom Harvey, Besmir Hoxhaj (James Barlow 60′), Daniel Gilchrist

Booked: D Hall   | Subs Not Used: Warren, Oxby, Martin (GK)

Swaffham Town     | Manager: Paul Hunt

Tommy Rix (GK), Danny Tindall, Louis Duarte (David Weaver-Pope 68′), Dean Miller, Matthew Gilchrist, Ryan Pearson, Nick Castellan, Tommy Hunt (Luke Reed 79′), Kyle Plumb (Sam Carter 73′), Alex Vincent (Capt), Joe Jackson

Goal-scorers: Luke Reed [90’+1]

Booked: None     |  Subs Not Used: Conner, Watson (GK)

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Round-up: Essex Senior League (Sat 3rd Nov) [ESL 3.11.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the weekend’s ESL action. How did your side do this weekend? Also includes the results of the two teams in FA Vase action this weekend.

Saturday 3rd November

Hoddesdon Town  1 – 4  St Margaretsbury  | Att: 119

St Margs dominated this local derby at Lowfield. After only five minutes, Max Mitchell’s side took the lead through Chris Cordana-Soanes and that lead stood as that at the break. After the interval, Frazer John [51′] doubled that advantage before a pile-driver from Kane Lowe five minutes later reduced the home  side’s deficit. The visitors were not to be denied though as Connor Scully [62′] and John’s second six minutes from time capped a poor afternoon for Hoddy, who also saw skipper Michael Elliott dismissed.

Ilford  1 – 4  Sporting Bengal Utd    | Cricklefield  | Att: 42

Ilf found home comforts hard to find again with defeat to a bang in-form Bengal side. Jay Knight had put Bengal ahead on 26 minutes, though Ilf did level thanks to an OG but in the last 35 minutes, Imrul Gazi’s side finished much the stronger as Jason Ngandu fired a brace [55′ & 80′] and Bobby Redwood added gloss to a victory which extended Bengal’s unbeaten run to nine matches.

Leyton Athletic  1 – 2  Stanway Rovers  | Att: 37

Leyton were undone by an improving Stanway outfit at Kitchener Road. Home hot-shot Dwade James netted again for Glen Kendall’s men though a brace from Marley Okosi steered Rovers to an important success and they haven’t been beaten in five games now. Rovers also announced over the weekend that vastly experienced boss Terry Spillane is their new manager. Leyton suffered their 5th defeat in their last six as they sit second-bottom.

Saffron Walden Town  2 – 2  Barkingside  | Catons Lane | Att: 258

Barkingside conjured up an improved performance to hold the Bloods at Catons Lane. Lewis Francis put the hosts ahead after just two minutes and perhaps the visiting fans may have thought ‘Here we go again..’. Though on this day, Michael Walther’s side were having none of it as Michael Clark’s double either side of half-time [34′ & 60′] put the visitors into a surprise lead. It took a late leveller by Ashley Skeggs to deny them victory though this could give them something to build on in their next few matches. Walden missed the chance to close the gap to leaders Stansted though they have only been beaten once in 16 league matches thus far.

Tower Hamlets  2 – 3  Takeley   | Mile End Stadium |

Hamlets gave Takeley a good ‘run for their money’ though ultimately fell to defeat at Mile End. Takeley’s goals came from Andrew Baahen [27′] and Jason Todd [32′] with Joe Pullen [57′] getting their third. Hamlets’ goals were scored by Darnel Coker and Luke With though it’s four defeats in their last six now for AJ Ashinike’s men. Takeley’s third straight win sees them back in the top seven.

FA Vase R2 Results: Hullbridge 3 – 1 Irchester Utd and Redbridge 1 – 0 Peterborough Northern Star

That is all for this week. Thank you for reading.

Match Summary: Leigh Ramblers 0 – 2 Harold Wood Athletic (Sat 3rd Nov) [EOFL 3.11.18]

Essex Olympian League – Premier Division

Saturday 3rd November – 2pm KO

Venue: Belfairs Park

2018-19 Season: Match 30

Leigh Ramblers: Navy Blue & Black Shirts, Black Shorts & Black Socks

Harold Wood Ath: Maroon & Sky Blue Shirts, Maroon Shorts, Sky Blue Socks

 

Gritty Ath trimuph at Belfairs Park

Harold Wood Athletic made to a trip to Belfairs Park in this Essex Olympian League Premier Division encounter, the only one of the day because of the Essex Premier Cup action.

The hosts had the better of the early action and although they were wary of Ath’s forward line, led by Robert Whitnell, they had two efforts cleared off the goal-line. Although the hosts were unfortunate to not be ahead, the match was pretty even for most of the first half before the visitors went in front thanks to fine work by after a fine run down the left flank, Ade Onileyan’s ball in found skipper Reiss Kingsley running in at the back post who helped himself to a tap-in on 27 minutes.

Half-Time: Leigh Ramblers 0 – 1 Harold Wood Athletic

After the break, Ramblers did have a bit more of the ball though they didn’t carve out too many clear-cut oppurtunities, partly due to the strong defensively display of the visitors, led by Matt Donovan who won no shortage of headers during the whole match.

Just past the hour, the Rams goalkeeper made a really good save, denying a crisp strike which looked like it was heading into the top corner. In the latter stages, Kingsley got his and his side’s second after another good run down the left from the lively Onileyan resulted in a goal-mouth scramble though Kingsley [82′] slotted home well.

Just a minute later, Whitnell’s header was well-denied by the Rams ‘keeper and although the visitors ended proceedings with ten men thanks to Whitnell being sin-binned for dissent, they held on for a hard-fought victory. Ath rise to second spot after their 7th win this term while Leigh stay in seventh spot.

Full-Time: Leigh Ramblers  0 – 2  Harold Wood Athletic

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.

Preview: The FA Vase R2 & Essex Senior Lge (Sat 3rd/Sun 4th Nov)

Written by Scott W & Peter D

Hello and welcome to another of our preview pieces looking at the weekend’s action in the FA Vase Second Round Proper (involving ESL & EaSL sides) & the Essex Senior League. What do you think of our thoughts?

The FA Vase – Second Round Proper  (Sat 3rd Nov)

Hullbridge Sports v Irchester Utd    | Lower Road

Pete: Lower Road boys Hullbridge Sports enter the competition at this stage and they welcome United Counties League Division One side Irchester United to Essex.  The visitors are a step below their ESL Premier opponents and sit ninth after eleven games having won six and lost five so far, so the hosts, who are third in their division, should be confident however Irchester haven’t reached this stage without being a decent side so will no doubt cause the home side some problems.  But I feel the hosts will win this tie.

Pete’s Prediction: 3 – 0

Scott: Hullbridge begin their FA Vase campaign here after their heroics in getting into the last 32 last term. They have shown moderate form of late though it is an aim of manager Darren Manning to get to Round Four again this time round. Irchester have had a good run and may pose problems here given their hosts recent defensive record though I still believe the hosts will pull through here.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

Redbridge   v  Peterborough Northern Star  | Oakside

Pete: The Motormen welcome United Counties Premier side Peterborough Northern Star to Oakside and will be looking to grab their first win at home this season after their eight league outings to date on their own patch have yielded five defeats and three draws so far.  The visitors sit tenth in their division with five wins and five draws but will no doubt pose a threat to their opponents, and I have a feeling the Peterborough side will sneak this one too.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 2

Scott: Redbridge take on Peterborough Northern Star as they look to get a home win for the first time this season. Defensively, the hosts have struggled thus far though in a one-off tie their fortunes may change. ‘Star are a tough outfit though I will go for a draw here.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 2

Sunday 4th Nov

Enfield    v  Leverstock Green   | Harlow Arena

Pete: Sawbridgeworth Town’s conquerors Leverstock Green visit another ESL Premier side in the shape of Enfield at the Harlow Arena on Sunday although the visitors league record reads three wins, three draws and three defeats as they sit in 15th spot in their division.  Enfield’s league record is as mixed too, but this is the Vase and they will fancy themselves at home on the 3G and I feel they may grab a win here too.

Pete’s Prediction: 2 – 0

Scott: Enfield take on Leverstock at the Harlow Arena. Matt Hanning’s side defeated EaSL side Little Oakley in a replay in the last round while Green knocked Sawbridgeworth out last time out. Both sides are in the bottom half of their respective divisions (Essex Snr Lge and Spartan South Mids Lge) though Enfield will have to play well to go through. Away win for me.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

May & Baker EC  v  Swaffham Town   | Barking RFC

Pete: This proves to be a terrific tie at Barking Rugby Club as Eastern Senior South meets Eastern Counties League North and with both sides fourth in their divisions too it’s two confident sides who will clash too.  Bakers have picked up nine points this week so are in good form whilst Swaffham haven’t won in three outings although two of those were draws, so you’d say that the hosts may be the favourites here on that stat alone, but it’s unlikely either will feel this way.  But I think the hosts might just win this one.

Pete’s Prediction: 3 – 2

Scott: This tie sees Eastern Senior League South take on Eastern Senior League North as May & Baker welcome Swaffham Town. Both sides have done well in their respective divisions and this will be a sore test for Micky Wetherall’s side. Going head for a narrow home win.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

Saturday  3rd November     |     Essex Senior League

Clapton P – P Walthamstow

The Tons home match against Walthamstow has been postponed due to the ongoing problems with the pitch at The Old Spotted Dog.  A new date is yet to be announced.

Hoddesdon Town  v  St Margaretsbury   | Lowfield

Pete: The visitors are flying right now having won three of their last six which has put them on the brink of the top ten positions, whilst hosts Hoddy have only won one of their last six although for of those were draws, but their cup form has been mixed, losing at Leyton Athletic and conceding six in the process before thumping four past Woodford Town last time out.  That was as many as they had scored in six league games recently so very different form in the league to cup, and I feel the visitors may continue their good form here.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 2

Scott: Hoddy welcome their local rivals St Margs to Lowfield. The hosts here have had a mixed week with a narrow loss at Tower Hamlets last weekend though boy did they respond with a impressive Errington Cup win at Woodford in midweek. St Margs have had a good week themselves as they won at Sawbridgeworth last weekend before holding Clapton to a draw in another away fixture. This one is a hard match to call though will go for a draw.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 2

Ilford  v  Sporting Bengal Utd   | Cricklefield

Pete: This should be a decent game at Cricklefield as Ilford, who have been mixed of late but can show flashes of brilliance, take on an in-form Sporting Bengal side who went through October unbeaten and netting 27 goals in the process.  Really depends what Ilford turn up as to how this one goes, although Sporting right now are a match for anyone in the division and I feel they may win this one too.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 2

Scott: The Foxes welcome a Bengal side whose manager Imrul Gazi won the Essex Senior League ‘Manager of the Month’ for October. will that award’s curse strike again though as these two are both in good touch recently as Ilford got a point at Hullbridge last weekend before doing well to win at Enfield on Monday night. Bengal held Walthamstow last Saturday before winning the Mile End derby over Tower Hamlets, also on Monday night. If Sporting can cope with the hosts’ physicality then they ‘could get the ‘W” here though again I think this will be a close one. Honours-even for me in what could be a cracker-jack match.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 2

Leyton Athletic  v  Stanway Rovers    |  Kitchener Road

Pete: The hosts slipped into the bottom two recently after defeat at Takeley last weekend, whilst Stanway have started to pick up again and are unbeaten in four league games.  The hosts do have firepower and put six past Hoddesdon not that long ago, but their problem is at the back having conceded 14 in six games recently.  Stanway have actually conceded more despite their better form recently so could be in for some goals here, and I reckon a draw could be the outcome.

Pete’s Prediction: 2 – 2

Scott: Stanway travel to Leyton on the back of two goal-laden matches away from home, which ended in getting a point from both Redbridge and West Essex. Ath have stalled somewhat with no wins in five league matches though Rovers should be wary of them. Leyton lost at Takeley last weekend though given they have had the midweek off, they might fancy taking on a Rovers side who are unbeaten in four. Got a feeling that Stanway will get the points here in a hard-fought scrap.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

Saffron Walden Town  v  Barkingside    |  Catons Lane

Pete: Walden, who are top of the form table and sitting second in the division, face bottom side Barkingside who have conceded 22 goals in their last six and are still winless in the division.  You really do fear for the visitors whose 6-1 home defeat to Woodford last Friday really was a poor showing, and they cannot play like that again otherwise the hosts will do some damage you would have thought.  Can’t see anything other than a comfortable home win here.

Pete’s Prediction: 4 – 0

Scott: The hard games keep coming for ‘Side as they make the trip to Saffron Walden. The hosts are unbeaten in eight matches league -wise and although they were held at Southend Manor last weekend, they won well at West Essex in midweek. Barkingside have to look to play better than they did in defeat to Woodford last weekend. Could well be a home win here.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 1

Tower Hamlets  v  Takeley  |  Mile End Stadium

Pete: Hamlets have slowly started to pick themselves up after a poor start, and they welcome a Takeley side whose recent endeavours has made them more vulnerable than previous months.  Saying that they have won back to back games in the league and are back in the top ten as a result, and they will no doubt cause Hamlets problems too.  Feel the visitors will make it three in a row here.

Pete’s Prediction: 0 – 2

Scott: Takeley make the trip to Mile End to take on Hamlets. The hosts won at home to Hoddesdon last weekend before losing out to Bengal in the derby on Monday night. Takeley defeated Leyton last weekend and will want to keep their run going here and I reckon they will do.

Scott’s Prediction: 0 – 2

Round-up: Bostik Division North (Sat 27th Oct) [BLN 29.10.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another of my round-up’s looking at this weekend’s shortened BLN programme on due to the FA Trophy action. How did your side do?

 

Bostik Lge North  – Sat 27th Oct

 

Bowers & Pitsea  2 – 0  Romford  | Len Salmon Stadium (3G)  | Att: 128

Bowers continued their fine season thus far with this victory over Romford at the Len Salmon. Quentin Monville put Rob Small’s side ahead two minutes before half-time and then Lewis Manor [49′] made it two and gave them a platform to see the game out. Bowers are 2nd, ahead of Aveley on goal difference, while Romford slide to 11th.

Bury Town 3 – 0  Tilbury   | Ram Meadow  | Att: 287

Bury Town went into the top-five with this triumph over Tilbury. All the goals came in a 20 minute period with Jake Chambers-Shaw [47′], Ryan Jolland [59′] and Ollie Hughes [65′] goals sealing the points. The Dockers remain third from bottom after this loss.

 

Coggeshall Town 4 – 0  Grays Athletic  | West Street  | Att: 154

Cogg handed Grays a heavy loss at West Street. Sam Bantick’s strike [24′] gave the hosts a half-time lead though two goals in seven minutes from Ross Wall [63′] and Jamie Shaw [70′] saw them to a fine win. Connor Hubble’s late penalty added further gloss to the score-line as Town went above their opponents into sixth spot.

 

Great Wakering Rovers 0 – 3  Barking   | Burroughs Park  | Att: 111

Barking’s first-half performance laid the basis for this win at Great Wakering. Ben O’Brien put the Blues ahead on 19 minutes. Daniel Cheema made it two nine minutes later and Eusebio Da Silva rounded out the scoring on 62 minutes to send Justin Gardner’s side into 9th, one of a clutch of teams on 13 points, including Rovers.

Heybridge Swifts  4 – 2    Felixstowe & Walton Utd  | Scraley Road  | Att: 234

Finally, Heybridge defeated Felixstowe at Scraley Road. Harrison Chatting put the hosts ahead on 19 minutes before Dan Walker made it two with 33 minutes on the watch. Matt Price converted a spot-kick three minutes after the interval to extend the hosts’ lead. Things went from bad to worse for Utd as Daniel Davis was dismissed on 53 minutes and Swifts sealed the points through Chatting’s second on 69 minutes.

Credit has to go to Utd though as a Jack Ainsley penalty [80′] and a Miles Powell goal five minutes afterward made it tighter than it could have been though Swifts went fourth with this win.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 27 Oct) [EOFL 29.10.18]

Compiled by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another edition of my Essex Olympian League Round-up, here on my blog. I’d like to thank fellow Non-League writer Scott Lanza for some of the data used in this round-up.

 

EOFL Premier Division

In the Premier Division, Buckhurst Hill returned to winning ways with a 1 – 0 win at home to Great Baddow. The winner came late on thanks to Frank Glock’s strike. Hill are two points clear of nearest rivals Kelvedon Hatch who had a Theo Ola hat-trick to thank for their 3 – 2 win at Sungate. The hosts responded with goals from Jack Clarke and Reece Simpson though defeat leaves them 11th in the standings.

Hutton defeated Catholic Utd 4 – 2 at Polo Fields with Chris Rowlatt grabbing a hat-trick and Brad Freeman also scored to send their side into the top ten. Utd remain second-bottom.   Bishop’s Stortford Swifts triumphed 2 – 1 at Rayleigh Town thanks to strikes by Danny Morgan and Charles Brown which sent Mark Watters’ side into third spot, four points behind the leaders. Town remain in fifth spot.

Leigh Ramblers were held to a 2 – 2 draw by fellow mid-table side Canning Town at Belfairs Park. Springfield overcame Old Southendian 3 – 1 with Ollie Brittain, Ross Lamb and Dave Wareham all getting on the score-sheet to secure their third win of the campaign.

 

Senior League Cup R: Manford Way  3 – 1  Laindon Orient

Anagram Records Trophy R: Cuffley  0 – 2 FC Hamlets

 

EOFL Senior Division One

In Senior One, Galleywood overwhelmed Herongate Athletic 4 – 1 to stay in the top four on goal difference. A brace from Sam Donn plus goals from Matthew Buckingham and Tyler Tredgett did the job for the Chelmsford side. Shenfeld AFC are level on points with ‘Wood in fifth after a 2 – 1 home victory over Old Chelmsfordians which saw Mitch Day get both goals for AFC.

Elsewhere, Snaresbrook won a tight match with second-placed Ramsden Scotia 1 – 0 to retain their 100% winning start to the season. Tyriquee Solomon struck the only goal to pull three points clear at the top.

Finally in this division, Frenford Reserves got only their second win this term with a 2 – 1 win at Ongar Town.

 

EOFL Senior Division Two 

Into Senior Two now and Beacon Hill Rovers handed Upminster a 3 – 0 loss as Matt Kosinki netted twice with Rene Bearman getting the other strike to send Rovers into the top six. Harold Wood Ath Res gave May & Baker ‘A’ another chastening afternoon as Ath’s second side won 9 – 0. Among the goal-scorers were James Thorn with a hat-trick, a brace for Brad Foley plus strikes from Chris Pope, Perry Robinson and Harry Boswell in a win which keeps Ath Ressies in third, three points off leaders Shoebury.

Newham Utd held Lakeside 2 – 2 as goal from Omar Jomanday and Hamzy Jomanday for Utd were cancelled out by Drew Klessa-Smith and Ollie Pettit for the visitors. Runwell Sports consigned Rochford Town to a place in the bottom-two with a 4 – 2 win at Rochford Rec. Declan Clarke, Pearce Clarke, Aaron Rix and John Smithwick all struck to keep Runwell second as one of four sides locked on 13 points. Town responded through strikes by Jason Patmore and Grant Lye.

Ryan stumbled to a heavy 6 – 1 loss at home to Chingford Athletic as they dropped to third-bottom. Eric Kelly and Tayo Olasanoye both hit braces for Ath with Mickey Mesmin and Joe Cloake also scoring. Shoebury Town suffered their first loss of the season, losing 2 – 1 at home to Toby as Ben Turner and Joe Turner both netted to send Toby up to fifth spot.

 

EOFL Senior Division Three 

 

In Senior Three, Leigh Town got the win of the day with a 6 – 1 win over Old Chelmsfordians Res. George Darby struck two with Thomas Ayford, Sam Gillmore, Zac Mashford and Ashley Sexton all netting one each to send Leigh into 4th spot.

Old Southendian Res defeated Basildon Town Res 2 – 0 with a spot-kick by Greg Smith and a Ben Franklin goal continuing Town’s 100% losing run so far this term. Academy Soccer were held 2- 2 at Roydon while Hutton Res won 5 – 2 at Wakering Sports. Carl Dutton smashed a hat-trick while Michael Lindsey and Connor O’Regan also scored, to which Sports replied thanks to Danny Pallett’s brace.

Last but not least, leaders Westhamians had a brace from Lewis Lawrence to thank for a 2 – 1 win at home to White Ensign Reserves, who responded via Izaih Antoine. Westhamians now lead by five points at the summit, with only Academy Soccer also unbeaten so far this term.

 

EOFL Senior Div Four

Finally for this week’s round-up, in Senior Div Four, there were victories for Lakeside Reserves, Buckhurst Hill Reserves plus the top two of Galleywood Reserves and leaders Corinthians.