Match Report: Wadham Lodge 1 – 1 Burnham Ramblers (ESL)

Essex Senior League

Venue: Match Day Centre, Kitchener Road

Attendance: 18

Date: Wednesday 6th April 2017 7.45pm

Wadham Lodge  : White Shirts, White Shorts and White Socks

 Burnham Ramblers : Red Shirts, Red Shorts and Red Socks

Wadham Lodge & Burnham R players before KO (ESL 5.4.17)
Wadham & Burnham players before KO

Scott W reporting (Follow me on Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a fairly chilly evening at the Match Day Centre at Kitchener Road, mid-table Wadham Lodge took on lowly Burnham Ramblers in another Essex Senior League match.

In the early-going, Wadham and Burnham traded chances, winger Larry Asare blasting his shot over for the hosts and pacy forward Charlee Hughes firing his shot wide of the left-side post for the visitors.

Wadham gradually had more of the ball and the play, forward Charlie Parker hit the post with his deflected effort with 16’ on the clock and then moments later, midfielder Glody Nsamu couldn’t quite get enough power on his header from the resulting corner.

Nsamu did have a part in the opening goal though soon after, as Wadham took the lead through forward Fahinti Falola’s strappy goal after Nsamu had headed the ball on. The home side won’t care about the nature of the goal one bit, I suspect.

Although Wadham had more possession, Burnham looked OK on the counter-attack, as forward pair Charlee Hughes and Craig Heskey kept running at a fairly strong Wadham back-line. On the half-hour mark, Falola could’ve doubled the hosts lead though a strong save from visiting ‘keeper Chris Leonard kept it out, at the expense of a corner. With half-time approaching, Wadham winger Asare was giving the visiting defence a few problems with his pace and trickery. Even so, the hosts had enough chances to really be more than a goal ahead at the break.

Half-Time:  Wadham Lodge 1 – 0 Burnham Ramblers

The second half began with Burnham starting quite well, though midfielder Ryan Stillwell, Hughes and Heskey couldn’t quite find the target. It was sign of things to come though as just before the hour, right-back Charlie Cobb sent in a lovely cross from the right and Hughes headed in past home ‘keeper Lewis Green.

For the remainder of the match, Wadham couldn’t quite keep up the pace and possession they enjoyed in the first half, and soon after the goal both sides got entangled in a bit of a brawl which saw three yellow cards shown by referee David Moreno. After that, the frustration of from the home side was fairly evident as Burnham grew in confidence and could’ve snatched all three points though substitute Jordan Denyer and Hughes both couldn’t tuck their chances away.

Certainly was a battle that both sides could’ve won and the visitors can feel pleased to turn out a gritty performance to take a point which sees them inch a point clear of bottom side Haringey & Waltham in 21st. Wadham remain in 15th place, three points clear of Eton Manor just behind them though Eton have three games in hand.

Full-Time:  Wadham Lodge 1 – 1 Burnham Ramblers

Falola 20’                           Hughes 58’


Wadham Lodge

Joint Managers: James Falaise & Kevin Lucas

Burnham Ramblers

Manager: Lee Hughes

1  Lewis Green  (GK) 1  Chris Leonard  (GK & C)
2  Akil Clarke            (Subbed 75’) 2  Charlie Cobb        (Subbed 71’)
3  Bradley Gayer 3  Grant Webb
4  Glody Msamu 4  George Elliott
5  Alex Akanbi 5  Matthew Coppen
6  Nnamdi Harold-Egole  (C) 6  Ben Timson
7  Robert Clarke      (Subbed 69’) 7  Andrew Mowforth    (Subbed 83’)
8  Joe Thomas 8  Sam Eve
9  Charlie Parker 9  Craig Heskey             (Subbed 84’)
10  Fehinti Falola        (Subbed 87’) 10  Ryan Stillwell
11  Larry Asare 11  Charlee Hughes


12  Calvin Poku 12  Luke Stillwell                  (On 83’)
14  Cemal Agdelan     (On 69’) 14  Luke Moloney                (On 71’)
15  Musa Manneh     (On 75’) 15  Jordan Denyer               (On 84’)
16 James Falaise         (On 87’) 16  Mitchell Ribet
Booked: Nsamu, Akanbi Booked: Eve, Elliott, Hughes, Cobb & Moloney


David Moreno

Assistant Referees:

Eddie Andrews

Kristian Keller

Match Report: Hullbridge Sports 3 – 0 Burnham Ramblers

Tolleshunt D’Arcy Cup Semi-Final

Venue: Lower Road

Attendance: 51

Date: Tuesday 28th March 2017 7.45pm KO

Hullbridge Sports  : Blue & White Striped Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Burnham Ramblers : Red & Yellow Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Hullbridge & Burnham teams before KO (TDA Cup 28.3.17)
Hulbridge & Burnham players before KO

Scott W reporting (Follow me on Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a fairly serene evening at Lower Road, Hullbridge Sports took on ESL rivals Burnham Ramblers in the second Tolleshunt D’Arcy Cup Semi-Final.

Hullbridge started the stronger of the two sides, having a goal chalked off after just five minutes for an Off-side. Charlie Little down the Hullbridge right flank was posing the visitors’ problems through his direct running, pace and pinging across the odd good cross as well. The Hulbridge forward pairing of captain Jimmy Cox and Luca Frankis did have openings, Cox in particular spurning a few chances, failing to beat visiting ‘keeper Chris Leonard.

The home side did eventually make their superior play count just past the half hour as midfielder Dean Wallace blasted home from inside the area into top right corner. Only minutes later, midfielder comrade Dan Regan blasted another effort wide, much to the Hullbridge man’s dismay. Burnham couldn’t quite retain possession long enough to string together passages of play in attack unfortunately, as the both sides named strong XI’s for this Cup match. Burnham’s best chance really came on 14 minutes as forward Charlee Hughes’ header from a free-kick was saved by home ‘keeper Jamie Merralls.

Half-Time: Hullbridge Sports 1 – 0 Burnham Ramblers

The second half began with Hullbridge having a slender lead for a fairly dominant first period. They made good on their resolve though early on in the second period, as just three minutes in, Hullbridge forward Cox passed the ball into the net after a defensive mishap to double the home side’s lead. Only seven minutes or so after that, winger Little blasted home a long-range effort to really take the wind out of Burnham’s sails.

Burnham kept going for the majority of the second half, though struggled to create guilt-edged chances, though they did pose the Hullbridge back four a few more problems through forwards Craig Heskey and Charlee Hughes, though Hullbridge could’ve added to their goal tally late on. Substitute Ryan Wallington skewed his strike wide of goal when one-on-one with Leonard, before Little had two well-struck efforts well-saved by Leonard late on as Hullbridge reached the Final, where they’ll play Ryman League Division North side Heybridge Swifts.
FT: Hullbridge Sports       3   –    0     Burnham Ramblers

      Wallace 32’, Cox 48’ , Little 55’


Hullbridge Sports


Player-Manager: Rob Hodgson

Burnham Ramblers


Manager: Lee Hughes

1  Jamie Merralls (GK) 1  Chris Leonard  (GK)
2  Aaron Hunwicks 2  Connor Peralta
3  Sam Taylor 3  Grant Webb        (Subbed 64’)
4  Dan Regan 4  Ben Timson
5  Rob Hodgson 5  Reggie Disley (C)
6  Joe Turpin 6  Matthew Coppen
7  Charlie Little 7  Andrew Mowforth   (Subbed 64’)
8  Dean Wallace 8  Luke Moloney   (Subbed 46’)
9  Jimmy Cox (C)    (Subbed 73’) 9  Craig Heskey
10  Luca Frankis     (Subbed 73’) 10  Ryan Stillwell
11  Charlie Gerada    (Subbed 73’) 11  Charlee Hughes
12  Ryan Walington    (On 73’) 12  Sam Eve    (On 46’)
14  Howard Wright   (On 73‘) 15  Sam Kimmence
15  Ronnie Pallett     (On  73‘) 15  Jordan Denyer    (On 46’)
GK Ryan Emery 17  James Wilsher     (On 64’)
  18  Kevin Obaze
Booked: Regan, Wright  
Referee: Dave Tregaskes
Assistant Referees: Tom Bullard

Stephen Vieira


Match Report: Burnham Ramblers 3 – 1 Tower Hamlets (ESL)

 Essex Senior League

Venue: Leslie Field Stadium

Attendance: 20

Date: Tuesday 7th February 2017 8pm KO

Burnham Ramblers : Sky Blue & Navy Blue Striped Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts & Socks

 Tower Hamlets : Orange Shirts, Black Shorts., Orange Socks

Referee: Michael Scott

Burnham Ramblers players in the tunnel before KO.

Scott W reporting (Follow me on Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a slightly soggy though decent pitch at Leslie Field, Burnham Ramblers took on Tower Hamlets in a bottom-of-the-table clash in the ESL.

The match started as it carried on, quite open as both sides hit the woodwork early-doors. Burnham took the lead with just ten minutes gone, as Charlee Hughes calmly slotted past the Hamlets’ keeper into the left corner.

Burnham kept on the pressure, having the majority of the chances before Hughes once again popped up in front of goal, blasting home from close-range to double the home side’s advantage.

Hamlets had the odd opportunity to reduce their arrears though their defensive frailties showed once again just before the break. Hughes timing his run well, receiving a good through-ball, rounding the ‘keeper before slotting home assuredly for a first-half hat-trick.

Half-Time: Burnham Ramblers 3 – 0 Tower Hamlets

Burnham had chances to extend their lead after the break, though Hamlets did improve and got a consolation late on through Leoman Medrado’s long-range cracker. Burnham finished the match down to ten men as Bobby Bird got his marching orders  late on for two bookable offences. Even so, Burnham deservedly won this encounter, as they were slicker in attack and more defensively sound. Hughes could’ve made it four though hit the post moments before the final whistle.

As a result, Burnham are off the foot of the ESL table, Haringey & Waltham are bottom on goal difference. Hamlets’ indifferent form continues.

Full-Time:  Burnham Ramblers 3 – 1 Tower Hamlets

Hughes 10, 25, 41               Medrado 74’

This was my first visit to Leslie Field and would like to give an honourable mention to the club for the nice atmosphere and friendliness of the staff. Thank you.


Burnham Ramblers: Lee Hughes
Tower Hamlets: Ade Abayomi

Unfortunately, there was no confirmed team-sheets (for both sides) from this match.