Essex Olympian Football League round-up (EOFL 2.5.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action from the last week, from the Premier Division through to Senior Division Two, starting off with the weekend’s games then moving on to the midweek action…

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

In the Essex Olympian Premier Division on Saturday, Catholic Utd continued their title-chase with a good 3 – 1 win at Rayleigh Town. Brad Vaughan, Brad Williams and Max Kent all netted for the Super Hoops who jump above Springfield into 2nd, four points adrift of leaders Frenford so two wins will suffice from their four remaining matches to win the title. Aaron Pallett replied for Town.

Elsewhere, Harold Wood Athletic defeated Canning Town 3 – 1 with Charlie Liddiard, Joe Stevens and Matty Game all scoring. Kelvedon Hatch won 3 – 2 at out-of-form May & Baker thanks to George Saunders, Lee Newton and substitute Michael Daniels’ goals while Craig Hall and Dan Mackin responded for the hosts.

Manford Way also tasted success with a 2 – 0 triumph at relegated Basildon Town. Julian Edwards and Callum Ibe got the all-important goals there.

 

In Olympian Senior One, the ‘battle of the current top-two’ went the way of leaders Buckhurst Hill who kept up their march towards the title with a 3 – 2 victory over Great Baddow. A Steven Townsend hat-trick was ‘just the job’ for the Hill though Dane Nelson’s brace for the hosts made it tight. Meanwhile, Hutton won an entertaining match 5 – 3 at Harold Hill. Dan Carpenter’s treble plus goals from Justin Bardouleau and Chris Rowlatt were enough to claim the points.

Relegated Runwell Sports earned only their 3rd win of the season with a 2 – 0 victory at mid-table Sungate. James Driver and Chris Stokes strikes sealed a morale-boosting win for Sports. Shenfield AFC edged Newbury Forest 3 – 2 thanks chiefly to Ben Carroll’s brace. Thomas Oliver got the other goal while Jason Reynolds-Blanche and substitute Bobby Wise netted for Forest.

Also, Old Chelmsfordians bested Snaresbrook 3 – 2 thanks to goals from Hayden Brunt, Jamie Gray and Lee Ifield.

Finally for the Saturday action, in Olympian Senior Two, the two fixtures produced 17 goals! May & Baker Reserves clinched a 4 – 3 success at Newham Utd. Addean Gallimore, Lamar Obinkwo and Lisandro Tavares all netted for the hosts though Carl Patten grabbed another hat-trick and substitute Derek Hawtin completed the scoring for the visitors who secured their 15th win of the season here.

Meanwhile, Benfleet edged Rochford Town closer to the drop with a huge 8 – 2 win at the Rochford Rec. Ben Foord’s hat-trick, braces from Robert Lacy and Taylor Lawrence plus a Sam Dulieu goal secured the win for the Canvey-based side. Shane Holyland and Steven Sharpe replied for Town, who now must win their final match to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

 

Into the midweek action now and on Tuesday night in the Olympian Premier, Harold Wood edged Rayleigh Town 3 – 2 as Charlie Liddiard, Joe Stevens and substitute Rob Whitnell goals for the hosts outmatched Aaron Pallett’s brace for the visitors. Ath sit 4th, behind Springfield on goal difference. Rayleigh remain 12th.

White Ensign powered to a 4 – 1 victory over mid-table Kelvedon Hatch at the Len Forge. Doubles from David Limber and Liam Sewell did the damage though substitute Michael Daniels again struck for the visitors. Ensign went above May & Baker into 5th with this win while Kelvedon are 8th.

In Senior One on Tuesday, Shenfield AFC continued their fine end to the season with a 2 – 0 win at relegation-battling Harold Hill. Ben Absolon and Will Marlowe goals saw AFC up to 4th spot. Meanwhile at Polo Fields, Hutton put four past Newbury Forest in a 4 – 1 victory that strengthened their grip on 3rd spot. Another double by Dan Carpenter plus strikes from Jonathon Hilliard and Chris Rowlatt secured the win.

 

Moving onto the action in Olympian Senior Two on Tuesday and Ramsden Scotia kept their chances of promotion well & truly alive with a 2 – 1 success over May & Baker Reserves. Aaron Chambers struck for the visitors though goals from John Burdett and Kurt King sealed Scotia’s 14th win of the season and up to 3rd, five points behind their opponents here with two matches in hand.

Elsewhere in the Denny King U21 Cup, Buckhurst Hill U21’s defeated A1 Sports U21’s 4 – 1 so congratulations goes to the champions, who are having a successful league season in 5th (at present) in the U21 Division. A1 Sports side are 2nd in the same division.

In the one match in Senior Two on Wednesday, Ongar Town won 3 – 1 at home to Rayleigh Town Reserves to go above their opponents into 5th place in their final match of the campaign.

 

That’s all for this week, the Olympian League continues into May, as will the round-up’s.

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 25.4.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action from the last week, from the Premier Division through to Senior Division Two, starting off with the weekend’s games then moving on to the midweek action…

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

On Saturday, Harold Wood Athletic were victorious at Silver Leys, defeating Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 4 – 1. A Charlie Liddiard double plus strikes from Danny Gillard and Robert Whitnell kept up Ath’s good form. Abraham Adejokun replied for Swifts. Meanwhile, Catholic Utd gave their title chances ‘the world of good’ by edging to a 1 – 0 home win over leaders Frenford, thanks to Thomas Kearney finding the net.

Elsewhere, Rayleigh Town won 2 – 0 at Kelvedon Hatch, courtesy of goals by Aaron Pallett and George Vile. This victory, Rayleigh’s 5th win of the season, confirmed Basildon Town’s relegation from the division at season’s end.

In other results, Leigh Ramblers defeated Manford Way 2 – 1 with Jack O’Connor and Luke Read netting for Ramblers, substitute Sam Coe replied for Manford. White Ensign were also trimuphant on the day, winning 2 – 0 over May & Baker at Barking Rugby Club. A Liam Sewell brace sealed the win and moved Brett Munyard’s side above their opponents here into 5th spot on goal difference, after the weekend’s action.

In Olympian Senior One, Galleywood secured an important three points with a 3 – 1 victory over high-flying Hutton at Clarkes Field. Sam Donn, Sean Lander and substitute Jared Cousins all scored for the hosts, while Chris Rowlatt grabbed Hutton’s consolation.

In other action, already-relegated Runwell Sports had a day to remember with a win at out-of-form Snaresbrook thanks to strikes from Destiny Oduh and Aaron Rix, the latter of which was later sent off. Old Southendian damaged Sungate’s charge towards the top with a 2 – 1 win, thanks to Ed Gould and Tom Judge goals while in the late kick-off, Newbury Forest were held 2 – 2 by Old Chelmsfordians (Peter attended this one) at Oakside. Ex-Redbridge duo Jason Reynolds-Blanche and Adam Hunt both found the net for the strugglers while Robert King grabbed both of the Chelmsford side’s goals.

Harold Hill once again couldn’t field a side on Saturday so Buckhurst Hill took the points on a ‘Home Walkover’.

Finally for the Saturday action, in Olympian Senior Two, Benfleet continued their fine end to the season with a 4 – 1 triumph over strugglers Upminster at Park Lane. Brad Camm, Sam Dulieu, Ben Foord and Robert Lacy all scored for the hosts, while James Lakey gave Upminster ‘something to shout about’.

In the only other match in the division, a brace from substitute Jack Wiley helped high-flying Ramsden Scotia to a 5 – 1 success at Ongar Town. Antony Driscoll, Kurt King and Jamie Auvache also found the target for Ramsden who bagged their 12th win of the campaign though Ross Carpenter pulled one back for Town.

Into the midweek action now and on Monday night, Catholic Utd won 1 – 0 at ‘home’ to Canning Town at the Len Salmon Stadium. Substitute Ellis Sands got the only goal of the match to maintain the Super Hoops’ title-tilt.

Elsewhere on Monday in Senior One, Newbury Forest triumphed with a 3 – 0 win over Sungate at Oakside.

Moving onto the action on Tuesday night now and May & Baker held improving Leigh Ramblers to a 2 – 2 draw at Belfairs Park. Jack Deasy and Harry Goodwin netted for the hosts while Petrit Elbi and Dan Mackin scored for the visitors. In Senior One, Great Baddow edged a thrilling game against Harold Hill 5 – 4 with braces from Matthew Crick and Samuel Mead plus another from Ryan Baxter sealing the win that almost secures Baddow second spot in the division.

In Senior Division Two, Ramsden Scotia kept up their promotion charge with a 4 – 2 home win over Upminster. Antony Driscoll, Kurt King and Ryan Leddra all found the net as well an own goal. James Lakey and Ollie Williams scored for Upminster though Ramsden rise to 3rd and have games in hand over the top-two.

Onto the Wednesday action and in the Premier Division, Springfield won 4 – 1 at Manford Way thanks to a hat-trick from Ross Lamb and one from Joe Mayer though other results mean that the Chelmsford-based side cannot retain their Premier title now.

That was partly because Frenford rocked up at Harold Wood Recreation Ground and powered their way to a 7 – 2 thumping of Harold Wood Athletic in a match that Peter & Scott both attended. Hat-tricks from Nick Hughes and Luke Woodward was added to by a Daniel Driscoll strike to ensure that only Catholic Utd can catch them now in the title-race. Charlie Liddiard and Rob Whitnell both netted for Ath, who played their part in a really good match, played in tricky conditions. Frenford ended their season here and are seven points clear at the summit though the Super Hoops still have five matches remaining.

As it happens, Catholic Utd were also in action and they grabbed their third win in five days with a 4 – 2 win over Kelvedon Hatch to go level on points with Springfield. In the Senior One matches that took place, leaders Buckhurst Hill won 2 – 1 at Galleywood while FC Hamlets bagged a good 4 – 3 success at Old Chelmsfordians to go into 5th spot in the process.

 

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

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 18.4.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action from the last week, from the Premier Division through to Senior Division Two, starting off with the weekend’s games then moving on to the midweek action…

Senior League Cup Semi-Final

Leigh Ramblers defeated Kelvedon Hatch 2 – 0 to reach the Senior League Cup Final against Frenford at Bishop’s Stortford FC on Tuesday 15th May. Goals from Tommy Hollingsworth and Seb Allen completed the job at Belfairs Park. Congrats to Ramblers and I wish them well in the showpiece Final.

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

In an goal-laden fixture schedule, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts withstood a superb comeback from Catholic Utd to triumph 4 – 3. Gavin Cockman, Danny Morgan and Charlie Pollard strikes put the hosts three up before the visitors responded through strikes from Mark Baptist, a Harley Kee spot-kick & Max Kent though the Westcliff-based side conceded late on through an unfortunate OG. Swifts stay 9th while the “Super Hoops” dropped to 5th after Saturday’s action.

Meanwhile, Springfield comprehensively won at Canning Town 6 – 0, courtesy of a brace from Josh White & goals from Jamie Doyle, Jack Mundy, Charles Egleton and Louis O’Sullivan to ensure they remained 2nd after the weekend’s action. Canning stay 11th.

Harold Wood Athletic won 2 – 1 at Manford Way thanks to goals from Steve Willis and Tom Quinn to keep their slim chances of winning the title intact. Henry Fisher replied for Manford who reside in 7th while Ath rose to 3rd, thanks to their 10th win of the season.

There was an eight-goal thriller at the Len Forge Centre 3G as leaders Frenford came back from two goals down to power past 10-man White Ensign 5 – 3. Daniel Driscoll had put the visitors ahead early on though Brett Munyard’s side roared back through strikes from Connor Barnby, Andy George and Luke Skinner to take the lead. Luke Woodward made it 2 – 3 before the half-time introduction of substitute Ashley Taylor-Forbes changed the game. Taylor-Forbes grabbed a second-half hat-trick to keep Frenford at the summit, while Ensign stayed 6th.

Moving into Senior Division One now and Hutton continued their good season with a hefty 6 – 0 win at Snaresbrook. Chris Rowlatt did the bulk of the damage with a hat-trick and goals from George Nash, Thomas Price and substitute Brad Freeman sealed the win. Elsewhere, Great Baddow defeated Newbury Forest 4 – 2 while Galleywood drew 1 – 1 with Old Southendian.

Sungate travelled to Lawford Lane and won 3 – 2 over Old Chelmsfordians thanks to a brace from Nicholas Muir and one from Stuart Griffiths. The hosts’ reply came thanks to a brace from Josh Goodey. Buckhurst Hill also maintained their sterling season with a 4 – 1 victory over ten-man FC Hamlets in a match that was switched to Hackney Marshes. Jose Espinoza, Fehinti Felola, substitute Eren Muti and Sam Sollasi fired the goals to provide the win. Substitute Ashley King got Hamlets’ goal who also had Josh Brind dismissed.

Harold Hill v Shenfield AFC was postponed.

 

Finally on Saturday, in Senior Division Two, three matches provided 11 goals. Ongar Town won 4 – 0 at home to relegation-battlers Rochford Town thanks to a brace from Peter Davies with Steve Merrick and Ben Stone also netting. May & Baker Reserves also maintained their title tilt with a 5 – 0 triumph at strugglers Upminster. Carl Patten helped himself to a hat-trick, supported by strikes by Kane Messenger and Darren Seymour while Ramsden Scotia defeated Benfleet 2 – 0 with Max Corrigan and Ryan Leddra finding the net as Ramsden went level on points with their opponents here.

Into the midweek action and in Olympian Premier on Monday night, Catholic United edged Harold Wood Athletic 2 – 1 at Bowers & Pitsea’s Len Salmon Stadium. Dan Trenkel and Brad Vaughan struck to seal the points for the Super Hoops, while Charlie Liddiard replied for the visitors. Catholic went above Ath into 3rd spot on goal difference with this win.

In the only other match on Monday night, in Olympian Senior One, Buckhurst Hill smashed strugglers Newbury Forest 9 – 1 at Oakside. Nathan Sollose scored four while Fehinti Falola and Steven Townsend each grabbed braces and Sam Sollasi added another as the leaders had a night they won’t soon forget.

On Tuesday night, Great Baddow kept their grip on 2nd spot in Olympian Division One with a 3 – 1 home win over Old Southendian while Galleywood won handsomely, 4 – 0 at out-of-form Snaresbrook thanks to a double from Craig Skipper and strikes from Matthew Ridley and Lewis Rose.

On Wednesday evening, there were two encounters in Olympian Premier. First, leaders Frenford were held 2 – 2 by Leigh Ramblers at Belfairs Park. Ramblers remain 10th while Frenford are 7 points clear at the summit though Catholic Utd in 3rd have 6 matches in hand on them. Elsewhere, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts won 3 – 0 at Manford Way to go above them into 7th spot.

Finally on Wednesday, in Senior One, Hutton won 2 – 1 at Old Chelmsfordians to stay 3rd, nine points clear of their nearest challengers.

One match takes place tomorrow (Thursday) at Oakside: Newbury Forest v Galleywood in Senior Division One.

That’s your lot for this week, thanks for reading.

 

 

 

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 11.4.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of Essex Olympian League action from the last week, from the Premier Division all the way through to Senior Division Three, starting off with the weekend action then moving on to the midweek matches that survived the returning rain..

Senior League Cup Quarter-Finals

The two remaining quarter-finals took place on Saturday, as Olympian Premier side Kelvedon Hatch comprehensively beat Olympian Senior One side Great Baddow 5 – 0 at New Hall thanks to doubles from Antony Aylett and George Saunders plus a Chris Neville strike.

Leigh Ramblers edged Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 2 – 1 with goals from Seb Allen and Ryan Lowe. Josh Daniel got the Swifts goal. Ramblers face Kelvedon at home in the second semi-final next weekend for the chance to face Frenford, who effectively got a bye through to the Senior Cup Final as opponents Newham Utd could not raise a side on Saturday.

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

In an unruffled fixture schedule this weekend, Catholic Utd returned to league action and their title credentials were enhanced with a 4 – 0 victory over relegation-haunted Basildon Town at Wellstead Gardens. A Dan Trenkel brace plus further goals from Max Kent and Thomas Kearney saw the Super Hoops up to 4th spot with ten matches still to play. Town simply have to win all three of their remaining matches to have any chance of averting the drop.

Elsewhere, Springfield won 3 – 0 at Rayleigh Town through a Joe Mayer brace and one from Josh White. Harold Wood Athletic maintained their slim title chances in 5th (with games in hand) with a 2 – 1 success over May & Baker thanks to strikes from Matt Donovan and Charlie Liddiard, with James Barlow the scorer for May & Baker, who remain 3rd.

Also, Manford Way edged to a 2 – 1 victory over fellow mid-table side White Ensign as Henry Fisher and Lubona Wyatt both netted for the Fairlop-based side, while Elliot Vile responded for Brett Munyard’s men. Manford rise to 7th with this win, while Ensign drop to 6th and both sides have seven matches remaining.

 

Into Senior Division One and Buckhurst Hill apparently did win on Saturday 6 – 0, despite Full-Time showing the match being abandoned on 82 minutes.  Meanwhile, Shenfield AFC secured another three points with a 3 – 1 win over Old Southendian with Will Marlowe bagging a brace for the hosts and substitute Francis Wright sealing the win, Nick Henesy replied for OS who drop behind Shenfield into 5th spot though have six matches left. Shenfield rise to 4th with just a solitary match to play. Galleywood also tasted success with a 3 – 2 win over fellow strugglers Newbury Forest. Jack Chatterway, Lewis Rose & substitute Matthew Buckingham all netted for the hosts though Forest replied thanks to goals from Matt Connolly and Scott Emmons.

Hutton recorded a narrow 1 – 0 away win at FC Hamlets with Chris Rowlatt the difference-maker to keep them 3rd., while Harold Hill drew 0 – 0 with Snaresbrook.

Moving into Senior Division Two on Saturday, and Benfleet continued their good form with a big 5 – 0 win over A1 Sports at Park Lane. A double from Ben Foord plus strikes from Brad Camm, Sonny Hartman and Tyler Hubbard did the job for the hosts, who rise to 3rd, courtesy of their 10th win of the season.

In the only other match, title challengers May & Baker Reserves kept the pressure on leaders Herongate Athletic with a 5 – 1 win at Rochford Town. Carl Patten’s hat-trick saw them well on their way and goals from Kane Messenger and Darren Seymour sealed the points. Rochford stay 11th, with three matches left to overhaul rivals Upminster and prevent relegation.

Finally on Saturday, in Senior Division Three, Frenford Reserves defeated Leigh Town 3 – 2 thanks to a Nick Hughes brace and one from Thomas Waymouth, Alfie Phillips and Gbavalena Waiwaiku replied for Town. Roydon won 2 – 1 at Hutton Reserves thanks to goals from Connor Ellis and Wesley Penny and stay 9th while Harry Calder netted for the hosts, who ended their season here and are currenly 5th.

Old Chelmsfordians Reserves drew 2 – 2 with Beacon Hill Rovers to see the hosts go up to 6th. In the late kick-off, the ‘battle of the top-two” saw leaders Manford Way Reserves lose 3 – 2 at home to Shoebury Town. Lee Lashley and Connor Leon netted for Manford though a brace from Dominic Binns and Scott Clark saw Town to victory and on the verge of promotion.

Into the matches that survived the weather in midweek now and on Monday night in Senior Division One, Newbury Forest battered Harold Hill 7 – 1 at Oakside. Braces from Bradley Gates and Matt Connolly were added to by Jason Reynolds-Blanche, Alfred Egembah and Adam Hunt as Forest got the win they badly needed and go four points clear of Galleywood in the second relegation spot, with three matches still in hand.

On Tuesday night in the Premier Division, I saw Springfield edge to a late 3 – 2 victory over Leigh Ramblers at Belfairs Park as goals from Joe Mayer, Louis O’Sullivan and Jamie Doyle sealed a comeback victory having gone behind early on. Credit must go to both sides who battled hard in tricky conditions after rainfall earlier in the day.

 

Ramblers stay 10th, while Springfield remain 2nd, six points behind current leaders Frenford – both the top two have four matches left though will still be wary of Catholic Utd who have six matches in hand over both of them.

There is one fixture set for Thursday and that sees Newbury Forest take on high-flyers Great Baddow in Senior Division One.

That’s all from the Essex Olympian League round-up this week, cheers for reading.

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 4.4.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League (Premier Division – Senior Division Three) action from last weekend which saw the various divisions begin to take shake, particularly at the bottom of Division One.

 

Anagram Records Trophy Semi-Final

Catholic Utd defeated Wormley Rovers 3 – 0 to advance to the Anagram Records Trophy Final on May 5th. Rovers were down to ten men early on after a early dismissal. The ‘Super Hoops’ made the tie safe thanks to goals from Louis Robinson, a penalty from Ellis Sands and Dan Trenkel. They will face Broadfields in the Final at Baldock Road (which is the Hertfordshire FA County Ground).

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

 

Canning Town narrowly beat Leigh Ramblers 3 – 2, as a brace from Shaun Farnum and one from Rahan Ali did the business for the hosts. Tom Hollingsworth’s brace wasn’t enough for Leigh. Canning Town are 11th on 21 points with four matches still to play. Ramblers are a point better off in tenth and also have four games remaining.

Next, Harold Wood Athletic triumphed 2 – 1 over Manford Way with Tom Quinn and Robert Whitnell grabbing the goals for the hosts. Manford’s reply came courtesy of Sam Coe’s goal. Athletic are up to 5th on 26 points, with nine matches left. Manford Way are in 8th, two points adrift of their opponents here.

Also, leaders Frenford were held to a 2 – 2 draw by visiting Bishop’s Stortford Swifts. Lewis Bartrip and a Bradley Nobbs spot-kick assisted Frenford while Lee Samways and substitute Oliver Slater replied for Swifts. Frenford stay top, nine points clear though only have four outings left whilst a number of their rivals have games in hand.  Swifts are in 9th spot.

Three matches fell foul of the weather, Basildon Town v White Ensign, May & Baker v Springfield and Rayleigh Town v Kelvedon Hatch.

Into Olympian League Division One now and leaders Buckhurst Hill continued their 100% home record with a 5 – 1 victory over Runwell Sports. Hill are now three points clear at the summit with ten matches to play. This defeat also confirmed relegation for Runwell after only one win in 22 matches.

Meanwhile, Galleywood and Shenfield AFC drew 2 – 2. A brace from Jack Chatterway assisted the hosts while Shenfield responded through George Cunningham and substitute Will Marlowe. Galleywood, the lowest scorers in the division remain second-bottom, four points behind Newbury Forest having played four more games. Shenfield are in 5th spot.

Great Baddow were held 1 – 1 by Sungate on the Melbourne Park 3G pitch in Chelmsford. Dan Gage got the goal for Baddow though Spencer Pitfield responded for Sungate. Baddow are in 2nd spot, while Sungate are 6th with a number of matches in hand over some of their rivals. Snaresbrook also won 3 – 1 at home to FC Hamlets to go level on points with them. FC Hamlets are 7th only on goal difference.

Two matches were postponed: Newbury Forest v Harold Hill and Old Chelmsfordians v Hutton

Into Division Two and Benfleet drew 1 – 1 at Toby. Ryan Morgan put Toby ahead before Brad Camm struck to snatch a point for the visitors. Toby are in 6th place, and Benfleet are in 4th spot.

Upminster v Ramsden Scotia wasn’t contested as the hosts couldn’t fulfil the fixture so an Away Walkover it was. Upminster are 10th, two points above Rochford, while Scotia are 5th.

One game also fell foul of the incessant rain this week which was Rochford Town v May & Baker Reserves.

 

Finally on Saturday, in Division Three we had two games that produced an eye-watering 15 goals!!

Roydon won 7 – 0 at strugglers Debden Sports through braces from Nader Benzid and Connor Ellis plus strikes from Carl Gregory, Darren Williams and substitute Aymen Mekni. Debden stay 11th while Roydon are in 9th place.

Meanwhile, relegated Leytonstone United suffered a heavy defeat, 7 – 1 to Harold Wood Athletic Reserves. Sam Bissue’s hat-trick set the tone with further goals from Thomas Lamb, Tom Rice, Chris Pope and Darren Wettner sealing a big win. James Medlock’s goal was mere consolation for Leytonstone and they are still without a win this season. The ‘Wood Reserves sit 3rd in the table.

Two matches were postponed: Beacon Hill Rovers v Manford Way Reserves and Shoebury Town v White Ensign Reserves.

There was a element of ‘a false dawn’ as the first midweek fixtures in the Olympian divisions were all postponed due to… you guessed it – the weather.

Tuesday 3rd April

Galleywood P – P Harold Hill (Olympian Lge Division 1)
Ramsden Scotia P – P Rochford Town (Olympian Lge Division Two)
Leigh Town P – P Beacon Hill Rovers (Olympian Lge Division Three

Wednesday 4th April

Great Baddow P – P Newbury Forest  (Olympian Lge Division One)

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 26.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to an extended round-up of the action in the Essex Olympian League this weekend, stretching from the Premier Division to Senior Division Two plus results from Divisions Three & Four and action in the Anagram Records Trophy & Senior League Cup.

 

Anagram Records Trophy – Quarter-Final

Catholic Utd  2  – 0   Sporting Hackney

The Super Hoops progressed to the last four of the competition as they saw off Middlesex County Premier side Sporting Hackney at Wellstead Gardens. Goals from Max Kent and Mike Trenkel were enough to seal the win and they will face Wormley Rovers at home in the Semi-Finals on Saturday 24th March.

 

Senior League Cup –  Quarter-Finals

 

Frenford  4 – 3  White Ensign

Frenford battled past fellow Olympian Premier side White Ensign to progress to the semi-finals. The visitors led 2-0 before a penalty from Bradley Nobbs five minutes before half-time and a Danny Lock [51′] free-kick levelled things up for Frenford. Daniel Driscoll made it 3-2 before Ensign levelled and late on, substitute Georgie Fairhead got the winner to secure the Premier Division leaders’ progression.

 

Springfield   2 – 4    Newham Utd

Newham caused an major upset at Arun Close and sent Premier Division Springfield out of the competition. Goals from Omar Jomanday, Ousman Ndure, Michael Omari and Nick Read did the business for the EOFL Div Two outfit. Springfield replied thanks to goals from Jamie Doyle and Jack Mundy.

 

Olympian League  –  Premier  Division

 

Basildon Town  3 – 1    Bishop’s Stortford Swifts

Basildon picked up only their second win of the season here. Strikes from Yaw Danso, Dominic Locke and Sam Marsh sealed the win and kept alive their slim hopes of avoiding the drop this season. Stortford are in 8th spot.

 

Harold Wood Athletic  P – P   Manford Way  (Due to a waterlogged pitch)

 

Leigh Ramblers  1 – 4   Kelvedon Hatch

Keveldon powered to a big win over Ramblers at Belfairs Park. Anthony Aylett, James Burt, Lee Newton and George Saunders goals sealed the points which leaves Hatch in 4th spot and Ramblers in 10th.

 

Rayleigh Town   3 – 2  May & Baker E.C

May & Baker’s topsy-turvy form continued as Rayleigh grabbed a last-gasp win over the former leaders. Town led through Aaron Pallett and Harry Talbot goals before an Oxby penalty and a Henry Osei strike brought them back level. Peter Beaumont’s 90th minute goal sealed all three points for second-bottom Rayleigh and therefore May & Baker missed the chance to leapfrog Frenford at the summit.

 

EOFL – Senior Division One

 

Galleywood  1 – 0   Great Baddow

Galleywood ended Baddow’s long unbeaten run to go three points clear of bottom side Runwell Sports. Craig Skipper got the only goal of the game to leave Baddow top but vulnerable as Buckhurst Hill are two points behind though have four matches in hand.

Hutton   6 – 1   Old Southendian

Hutton moved ahead of their opponents here into 3rd after a crushing win. A double from Matt Price plus further strikes from Dan Carpenter, Keelan O’Donovan, Thomas Price and Chris Rowlatt ensure the win.

Runwell Sports  0 – 1    Sungate

Sungate edged to victory here despite ending the match a man light. Jake Clarke got the only goal for the mid-table side. Stephen Harding was the man dismissed though the visitors held on to stay 5th on goal difference, with matches in hand. Runwell remain bottom with only five matches to play.

Shenfield AFC   4 – 0   Old Chelmsfordians

Shenfield stay 6th after goals from Francis Wright (2), Will Marlowe and Luke Williamson ensured the win over Old Chelmsfordians, who stay 10th.

 

Other Results:

FC Hamlets   1 – 1    Newbury Forest

Harold Hill  P – P    Snaresbrook

 

EOFL   – Senior Division Two

 

Benfleet  2 – 1  Ongar Town

Benfleet overcame Ongar Town at Park Lane thanjs to goals from Ben Foord and Sonny Hartman to go three points behind their opponents here, in 5th and 4th respectively.

 

Other Results:

A1 Sports  4 – 1  Rochford Town

Ryan (R)  2 – 3   Rayleigh Town Res.

Toby  2 – 2  Herongate Athletic

Upminster  P – P   Ramsden Scotia

 

EOFL – Senior Division Three

 

Leigh Town  6 – 3   Roydon

Manford Way Reserves  12 – 0   Leytonstone Utd

Old Chelmsfordians Res. 3 – 0  Debden Sports

Shoebury Town  3 – 2    Harold Wood Athletic Res.

White Ensign Res.  2 – 3   Beacon Hill Rovers

 

EOFL   – Senior Division Four

 

Chingford Athletic   5 – 2   Toby Res.

Old Southendian Res. 7 – 2    Southend Sports

Sungate Res.    P – P   Epping

 

That’s all from this round-up though check out the slightly larger round-up on the Grassroot Football Show every week, usually read by Pete D. Goodbye for now & thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

Essex Senior League & EOFL Round-up [ESL 11.2.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my semi-regular round-up of the action in the Essex Senior League this weekend. This week, Following the ESL action, there’s an extended results check from the Essex Olympian League (Premier Division – Senior Division 4)

Saturday 10th February

 

Barkingside P – P  Wadham Lodge  | Venue: Cricklefield |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Great Wakering Rovers  1 – 0  Takeley   | Venue: Burroughs Park  | Att: 76

I attended this match, my match report is here:
https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/match-report-great-wakering-1-0-takeley-esl-10-2-18/

 

Hullbridge Sports  P – P   West Essex    | Venue: Lower Road  | Att:

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Redbridge P – P  Basildon Utd    | Venue: Oakside   |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Sawbridgeworth Town  1 – 3  Enfield 1893   | Venue: Crofters End | Att: 28

Enfield upset Sawbo with an excellent victory at Crofters. Ben Bradbury struck on 18 minutes to give strugglers Enfield the lead before Billy Skinner levelled for John Watters’ men on the half-hour. Bradbury grabbed his second just shy of the hour before Joe Johnson [73′] secured a much-needed win for Matt Hanning’s side.

 

Sporting Bengal Utd 2 – 3  Southend Manor
| Venue: Mile End Stadium  | Att: 20

Manor edged Bengal to claim all three points at Mile End. Manor led through Rhys Fatt’s opener 20 minutes in before goalkeeper Klinton Makayabo found the net just a minute later. Steven Carvell [32′] halved the deficit for the hosts before Alfie Lindfield restored Manor’s two-goal cushion 20 minutes from time. Syed Tanvir Ahmed pulled another one back for the hosts five minutes later though Manor held on to claim an important victory.

Stansted  2 – 3  Clapton   | Venue: Hargrave Park | Att: 122

Clapton powered to an important win in difficult conditions at Hargrave Park. The Tons led thanks to goals from Jay Morris [12′] and Dylan Ebengo [20′] before Ryan Ramsey struck for the Airportmen on the half-hour. Jeff Cobblah [63′] continued his scoring run to make it 1-3 though Julien Lloyd rounded out the scoring for the hosts two minutes from time.

Waltham Forest  1 – 1   FC Romania   |  Venue: Kitchener Road  | Att: 30

Forest hit back to hold FC Romania at Kitchener Road. Vlad Sighiartau put the in-form visitors ahead seven minutes after the break. Elias Siligato struck [74′] to level things and it finished that way as FCR lost ground on rivals Great Wakering.

 

Woodford Town (2017) 5 – 2  Burnham Ramblers
| Venue: Goffs Lane  | Att: 25

Woodford weathered a Burnham comeback to secure a good victory at Goffs Lane. Gemal Nfodjo [2], De’Juane Taylor-Crossdale [2] and a super Andrea Montovani free-kick secured the win for Town, Karl Swanborough and Robert Bagnall scored the visitors’ goals in a seven-minute spell.

 

Essex Olympian League – Premier Division

 

Harold Wood Athletic P – P Canning Town

Leigh Ramblers 0 – 3 Catholic Utd

May & Baker E.C  2 – 3 Frenford

Rayleigh Town P – P  Kelvedon Hatch

Springfield  0 – 2  Manford Way

White Ensign 3 – 0 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts

 

EOFL – Senior Division One

 

FC Hamlets 1 – 2 Snaresbrook

Galleywood P – P Buckhurst Hill

Harold Hill  P – P  Hutton

Old Southendian  2 – 2 Runwell Sports

Shenfield AFC  2 – 3  Great Baddow

Sungate  P – P Newbury Forest

 

EOFL – Senior Division Two

 

Benfleet 1 – 1 May & Baker E.C Res.

Ramsden Scotia  P – P  Herongate Athletic

Ryan   2 – 3  Newham Utd

Toby   3 – 3 Rayleigh Town Res.

 

EOFL – Senior Division Three

 

Frenford Res.  0 – 3  Shoebury Town

Hutton Res.   1 – 4  Beacon Hill Rovers

Leigh Town  P – P  Leytonstone Utd

Manford Way Res.  H – W Debden Sports (Sports failed to raise a side)

Old Southendian Res.  2 – 0  Harold Wood Ath. Res.

 

EOFL – Senior Division Four

Basildon Town Res.  P – P   Galleywood Res.

Southend Sports  P – P  Sungate Res.