S20-21 Round-ups: Essex & Suffolk Border League (Wk 6 – Sat 10 Oct) [ESBL 20-21 11.10.20]

Hello and welcome to a guest blog, going through the action in the five Essex & Suffolk Border League divisions on Saturday 10th October, alongside the action in the Olympian League it is good to welcome this round-up of ESBL action, thank you Spencer. This round-up is posted with the author’s permission, with thanks. Thanks for reading.

Guest Blog written by Spencer Hume   [Twitter: @SpencerHume03] – ESBL Social Media Officer

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

Essex & Suffolk Border League – Saturday 10th October

ESBL Premier Division

Alresford Colne Rangers got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win away at Barnston AFC, goals from Rob Thompson and Josh Gray. Good win for ACR which puts them in 8th, Barno stay bottom.

Colne Athletic picked up a big 3 points with a 2-0 win at home to unbeaten West Bergholt, Luke Goldie-McSorley put Colne 1-0 up from the spot, Bergholt were reduced to 10 men then a Harry Watts goal towards the end saw Colne take all 3 points and move into 2nd! Earls Colne & Flitch United shared the points at the recreation ground, a 1-1 draw. Flitch were ahead at the break but a second half goal from Jake Horlock saw both leave with a point. Colne in 10th, Flitch in 16th.

Gas Recreation went top of the table with a 3-1 win at home to Little Oakley Reserves, 3 first half goals from Harry Hewes, Callum Rogers and Luke Taylor was enough as Gas picked up another big 3 points. Oakley in 13th. Great Bentley got back to winning ways with a 5-2 win away at Hatfield Peverel, Louis Olymbios grabbed a hat trick with Jake Vaughan and Kieron Baker netting the others. The win sees Bentley sit in 3rd place, while Hatfield sit in 12th.

We saw a 10-goal triller at Stanway School as Stanway Pegasus beat White Notley 6-4. Notley were ahead 3-2 at the break but a brilliant second half comeback saw Pegasus take another big 3 points. Rory Bone (2), Robbie Bennett and Regan Farley-Hearn on the scoresheet for Notley. Tiptree Heath got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win at home to Lawford Lads, goals from Jamie Chesney, Cameron Ward, Charlie Green and Ben Turner. The win puts Heath in 9th place while Lawford sit in 15th.

ESBL Division One

Only 1 game on in division one yesterday afternoon, Stanway Pegasus Reserves beat Coggeshall United Reserves 2-0, thanks to goals from Jack Slater and Daniel Shaikly. Good win for Pegasus which puts them in 6th place, Coggeshall in 7th.

ESBL Division Two

Cavendish picked up a big 4-1 win over top of the table Harwich & Parkeston Reserves, goals from Addy Roy (2) and Haydn Taylor (2). Big 3 points for the Dishmen who sit in 2nd, Harwich stay top. Hatfield Peverel Reserves picked up their first win of the season with a 5-1 win away at Harwich Rangers, good 3 points for Hatfield which sees them climb into 11th place, Harwich stay bottom.

Oyster & Dedham Old Boys Reserves shared the points at the Glebe, a 2-2 draw. John-Joseph Peat with a brace for Dedham. The point sees Dedham sit in 8th, Oyster in 14th.

Tollesbury picked up a 3-1 win away at St Osyth, goals from Sam Hume, Lewis Ponder and Scott Keeble. The win sees Tollesbury sit in 5th place, St Osyth sit in 13th.

Tiptree Jobserve Reserves picked up a big 3 points with a 1-0 win away at Stanway Athletic. The win sees Jobserve stay in 3rd place while Stanway Ath suffer their 3rd defeat in a row, they sit in 9th.

ESBL Division Three

Flitch United Reserves went joint top with a 4-2 win over Oyster Reserves, goals from Paul Layzell, Alex Cannon and a brace from Will Gale. Good 3 points for Flitch. Conor Garvey & Owen Stedman on target for Oyster who sit in 13th.

Barnston Reserves went top of the table with a 6-1 win away at Little Clacton, goals from James Bolandi, Jamie McLaughlin, Lee Jarvis-Brown and a hat trick from Rees Cook. Another good win for Barno who sit top on goal difference. Little Clacton in 12th.

Ramsey & Mistley grabbed their second win of the season with 4-2 win at home to Abbey Fields, goals from Chris Stratton with a brace and Ben Allington. Good win for Ramsey especially being 2-1 down, they sit in 9th, Abbey Fields in 14th.

ESBL Division Four

Cavendish Reserves got back to winning ways with a 7-1 win away at Bradfield Rovers, goals from Steven Hill (3), Michael Wilson (2), Adam Barton and Lewis King. The win sees the Dishmen move up to 6th place, while Bradfield sit in 14th.

Dovercourt Rovers came out on top in the Harwich derby, a 6-1 win over Parkeston Welfare, goals from Kieran Lammas (3), Harry Brundle, Lee Bodle and Bradley Simpson. Strong win for Dovercourt which puts them into 4th place, Parkeston bottom.

Ramsey & Mistley Reserves continued their unbeaten start with a 4-1 win over Mersea Island Reserves, goals from Gary Merchant and Tom Allen. Another good win for Ramsey which sees them sit in 2nd place, Mersea in 8th.

Wethersfield picked up a good 3 points with a 3-2 win away at Tollesbury Reserves, the win lifts Wethersfield up to 12th place while Tollesbury stay in 15th place.


Round-up: Essex Olympian League & Cups (Sat 19 October) [EOFL 20.10.19]

Corinthians push forward in their win over Barking U23s this weekend [Image: Scott W]

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


Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League preview, looking at the action from the top tier all the way to from Senior Division Five plus results from all the Cup action, including a big programme of Essex Junior Cup action.


Saturday 19 October 2019

Premier Division

Starting in the top-tier, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts returned to winning ways with a 2 – 0 victory over Springfield at Silver Leys. Goals from Terrell Hunter and Michael Moore saw the hosts to their first win in four matches. Elsewhere, Sungate drew 1 – 1 with Catholic Utd with Aaron Baldwin getting the goal for the ‘Super Hoops’.

NO EOFL Senior Division One this weekend due to Essex Premier Cup etc.



Anagram Records Trophy Result

Ware Sports  0 – 5  Hutton


Essex Premier Cup

There was a huge array of Essex Premier Cup action this weekend and in the first of my ten featured matches this weekend, Buckhurst Hill defeated Ramsden Scotia 5 – 2 as braces from Suley Zuhdu and Dan Whitehead assisted Mark Williams’ side to the win. Nathan Sollosi had earlier got the opener as Hill progressed. Also, Corinthians advanced into the next round on their Premier Cup debut by defeating Barking Under-23’s  4 – 1. A brace from Nathan Dewberry and strikes by Jake Lang and Leo Clarke did the job for Chris Stoneham’s side in the match I attended this weekend.

Epping Town went through to the next round with a 3 – 1 win over Great Bentley, thanks to a Daniel Garfinkle brace and one from Jack Jeffries. Leigh Ramblers also got one of the results of the round by winning 6 – 1 at Flitch Utd. Braces by Justin Hazell and Pat Cannon were added to by Sam Mountstephens and new signing Jack Gardner as Wayne Seal’s side had a fine afternoon.


Chingford Athletic got a fine win as they travelled to Essex Senior League Reserve side Frenford Res and won 5 – 3 at the Drive. The ensemble cast of Sam Coe, Gary Murray, Louis Bollard, Warren Isoka and Mickey Mesmin were all on target for the Senior One high-flyers. Reece Morley, George Fairhead and Ryan McDonach all struck for the Frenford second-string but they went out.

Lakeside also went through with a 3 – 0 win over May & Baker Res. Luke Quinton’s penalty was followed up by goals from Matt Bearman and Charlie Ashpole as the hosts prevailed.


Leigh Town continued their fine form in all competitions as they defeated Takeley Res 3 – 0, with a Max Jones double and Harry Payne’s goal sending them through. Joining them in the hat, Grays Athletic Res won 3 – 1 at Old Chelmsfordians with Warren Kayembe, Karl Kayembe and Remi Awosanya strikes sending the OC’s out. Rayleigh Town Reserves outshone the lot in terms of goal-scoring as they thumped AS Rawreth 10 – 1 at London Road. The ‘doubles club’ inducted Sam Lake, James Nottage and Adam Bessadi in this match with Rodney Wilson, Teddy Rumsey, Jason Warner and Joe Pidgeon all also hitting the net here.

Finally for the featured matches, Rayleigh Town won 3 – 0 at Ryan with Henry Sims, an OG plus a Bailey Moss strike sending Paul Higgins’ side through.


Other Results in Essex Premier Cup:

Arlesford Colne Rangers  2 – 1  Toby

Basildon Town  4 – 0  Laindon Orient | Basildon Sports Club

Canning Town  2 – 1  Chigwell   | West Ham Community Ground [3G]

Earls Colne  3 – 2  Old Southendian  | Earls Colne Rec Club

Galleywood  0 – 1  West Bergholt  | Clarkes Field

Halstead Town Res  1 – 6  Ongar Town  | Rosemary Park

Harold Wood Athletic  H – W  Little Oakley Res  | Harold Wood Park (Pitch #1)

Harold Wood Athletic Res  3 – 5  Lawford Lads (AET) | Harold Wood Park

Kelvedon Hatch  3 – 1  Shoebury Town   | New Hall


Rochford Town  3 – 4  Barkingside Res  | Rochford Rec Ground

Runwell Sports  1 – 2  Clapton CFC   | Runwell Sports Club

Shenfield AFC  4 – 0  Herongate Athletic   | St Martins Sch [3G]

Snaresbrook  1 – 3  Hullbridge Sports Res   | Nutters Field

Wakering Sports  2 – 0  Old Southendian Res   | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #1)



Essex Junior Cup  Results

Buckhurst Hill Res  2 – 2  Roydon Res  | Roding Lane [Hill won 6 – 5 on pens]

Dagenham Utd  A – W  Lakeside Res  (Dag Utd couldn’t field a side)


London Junior Cup Results

Canning Town Res  5 – 0  Catford

FC Hamlets 3 – 1  St Francis 


EOFL Senior Division Two

In the one Senior Two match this week, Beacon Hill Rovers dismantled Westhamians  11 – 1 at Wickham Bishops Sports Ground. Adebolu Adeyemi got another four goals to go with his hat-trick last weekend. Josh Perry and George Davis both got trebles in this one with Will Simpson the other scorer as Rovers went top on goal difference.


Senior Division Three

In Senior Three, five matches took place this weekend. Leaders Corinthians Res extended their 100% start to five matches with a 3 – 1 at Hutton Res. Sean O’Callaghan netted for Hutton though Max Hall’s double and another from Ryan Woodley saw Terry Rose’s side to the win. They are two points clear of Toby Res after Toby’s second-side won 4 – 1 at home to White Ensign Res. A brace from Rhys Willson plus goals from Jordan Aspinell and Marc Porter-Brown saw Sam Polston’s side to second spot. Collier Row were held 1 – 1 at ACD Utd with Michael Wade on target for ACD.


Wakebury powered to a 5 – 0 success over luckless Basildon Town Res, who had to field player-boss Alex Shields in goal at Shoebury Park. A hat-trick from Ben Munday and two more from Harry Kateley ensured the hosts’ fourth win of the season. Finally, Leigh Town Res won 2 – 1 at winless Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ with Alex Hubbard and Chris Pope hitting the net to send Robert Hutchings-Spiller’s side into mid-table.



Senior Division Four Results

Catholic Utd Res  5 – 2  Old Chelmsfordians Res   | Len Forge Centre [3G]

Forest Glade  4 – 1  Galleywood Res  | Barleylands Road

Laindon Orient Res  3 – 2  Leytonstone Utd  | Ford’s Sports Club (Basildon)

Roydon  3 – 0  Wakering Sports Res  | Paringdon Sports Club

Shenfield AFC Res  0 – 1  Ongar Town Res  | The Drive, Warley


Senior Division Five Results

Collier Row Res  3 – 4  Newbury Forest Res   | Robert Clack Sch [3G]

Leigh Ramblers Res  4 – 1  Runwell Sports Res   | Belfairs Park

Shoebury Town Res  4 – 3  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #4)

Springfield Res  3 – 3  Harold Wood Athletic Development  | Springfield Hall Park

Wakering Sports ‘A’  2 – 2  Old Barkabbeyans  | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #2)