Round-up: Essex Senior League (Sat 18th Aug) [ESL 18.8.18]

Written by Scott W   (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another of my round-up pieces, this time looking at this weekend’s Essex Senior League action. How did your side & your rivals do?

Saturday 18th August

Barkingside  0 – 0  Enfield   | Venue: Cricklefield  | Att: 58

‘Side were held by visiting Enfield for their third league goalless draw on the trot. It’s also worth noting that both teams are still looking for their first win of the new campaign.

Hullbridge Sports  2 – 1  Stansted  | Venue: Lower Road | Att: 72

The ‘Bridge secured a very good victory in a hard-fought encounter at Lower Road. Darren Manning’s side broke the deadlock just seven minutes in when captain Luke Hornsley struck. The Airportmen got back into contention through hot-shot Carl Mullings’s goal on the quarter-hour. Though on this day, Hullbridge were not to be denied as Andre Gumbs’ powerful strike found the net on 61 minutes to give the hosts a morale-boosting win ahead of their FA Cup tie away to Newmarket next weekend.

Leyton Athletic  0 – 0  Ilford  | Venue: Kitchener Road | Att: 9

Leyton couldn’t find a way past the Foxes at Kitchener Road. The scorers were not troubled here though the hosts are looking for their first league win this term though they do have an FA Cup tie to look forward to next weekend. Ilf have four points from their first three matches.

Saffron Walden Town  4 – 4  Sporting Bengal Utd   | Venue: Catons Lane  | Att: 175

Saffron Walden were held at home by a late Bengal comeback in an absolute fire-cracker of a match at Catons Lane. SWT started well with front-line striker Charlie Portway putting them ahead on 13 minutes from the penalty spot. Tony Cookey levelled for Bengal only two minutes afterward though Portway got his second of the afternoon with 17 minutes on the watch. Lewis Francis [26′] grabbed a third for the hosts and you may have thought that Saffron Walden would canter to victory as they led 3 – 1 at half-time.

As it turned out, it wasn’t to be. Portway grabbed his hat-trick just past the hour mark though goals from Zakariya Hoque, playmaker Ashaan Siddik [80′] & forward Steven Carvell [83′] made sure that Imrul Gazi’s side grabbed a share of the spoils after a terrific comeback.

Sawbridgeworth Town  1 – 0  Woodford Town  | Venue: Crofters | Att: 31

Sawbridgeworth improved to end Woodford’s 100% start to the season. Joe Wright got the only goal of the game to give John Watters’ men a much-needed three points after their FA Cup exit last weekend.

Southend Manor  1 – 2  Hoddesdon Town   | Venue: Southchurch Park | Att: 45

I attended this match, here’s my report: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/match-report-southend-manor-1-2-hoddesdon-town-esl-18-8-18/

Stanway Rovers   0 – 2  Clapton   | Venue: Hawthorns  | Att: 46

The Tons travelled to the outskirts of Colchester and came away with the points thanks to a brace from Eusebio Da Silva [24′ & 27′]. In the process Jon Fowell’s side handed Rovers their third ESL defeat in a row as their new side continues to take time to gel, perhaps.

Takeley  4 – 1  Walthamstow   | Venue: Station Road | Att: 66

Takeley powered past ‘Stow at Station Road thanks to braces from two of their leading lights up front. Stuart Zanone [18′ & 25′] put his side two goals up to continue his fantastic start to the campaign in front goal. Substitute Charlie Cole made his long-awaited return to goal-scoring form with his first of the game on 78 minutes. James Peagram pulled one back for Ryan Maxwell’s side with ten minutes left though Cole struck again [85’] to give ‘Stow something to think about and continue Takeley’s 100% start to the league campaign.

Tower Hamlets  1 – 3  Redbridge  | Mile End Stadium | Att: 70

Redbridge fought to grab their first win of the campaign at Mile End. Calvin Poku struck twice for the Motormen and were further aided by an OG as they continued their unbeaten start to the season. Hamlets grabbed a late consolation through Amon Walton-Owen though AJAshinike’s side are also looking for their first success of the season.

Thanks for reading, this round-up will continue during the season.

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Round-up: Essex Senior League -3rd/4th Aug (ESL 5.8.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to the first of a new season of weekend Essex Senior League round-up’s here on my blog. Below are the results from the opening weekend’s league action, beginning with the opening chapter on Friday night.

My thanks to ESL Publicity Officer Scott Lanza for his assistance in this piece. Enjoy.

Friday 3rd August

Woodford Town  4 – 1   Leyton Athletic     | Venue: The Harlow Arena | Att: 65

The ESL got underway with this lively encounter on Friday night… here’s my report: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/08/04/match-report-woodford-town-4-1-leyton-ath-esl-3-8-18/

Saturday 4th August

Clapton  1  – 0   Tower Hamlets    | Venue: Old Spotted Dog | Att: 74

Clapton came through a tight battle against Hamlets with all three points thanks to a injury-time winner from returning forward Jeff Cobblah. Hamlets may gain some confidence for the next few matches despite the result given the changes to their squad.

Hullbridge Sports   0 – 0  Barkingside   | Venue: Lower Road | Att: 69

Both sides drew ablank in this encounter in front of a decent crowd at Lower Road. Hullbridge and Barkingside will look for better results in midweek ahead of the beginning of their FA Cup journeys next weekend.

Ilford  0 – 3   Stansted   | Venue: Cricklefield | Att: 91

Stansted bested a new-look Ilford side at Cricklefield. New signing Carl Mullings came back to haunt his old club by grabbing a brace [31′ & 44′] before half-time. Sam West finished the scoring ten minutes from time on a good day for Paul Pittuck & Marc Benterman’s side. ‘Start as you mean to go on’ may be in their thoughts this week.

Redbridge  1 – 1   Saffron Walden Town   | Venue: Oakside | Att: 85

Saffron Walden’s return to the ESL ended in a stalemate at Oakside. Ex-Barkingside forward Charlie Portway’s penalty on 11 minutes got the Bloods going in this one, before new signing Michael Ogboin levelled for the Motormen just nine minutes later to complete the scoring.

It will be interesting to see where both these sides are in the latter stages of the season.

Southend Manor   2 – 0    Enfield 1893  | Venue: Southchurch Park | Att: 60

Manor won their opening day encounter at Southchurch Park. Second-half strikes from Alfie Lindfield [72′] and substitute Charlie Burns on the cusp of full-time sealed a good victory for Adam Peek’s side ahead of their midweek home match v Hullbridge on Wednesday.

Stanway Rovers  1 – 5  Takeley    | Venue: Hawthorns | Att: 88

Takeley made it a miserable afternoon for Stanway in what was the latter’s debut match back in the division. Marc Das’ fancied side were three-up at the interval through goals from winger Mitchell Das [15′], forward Stuart Zanone [36′] and full-back Bryn Thorpe [42′]. Rovers pulled one back 13 minutes after the break through Romario Dunne though Zanone completed a first-day hat-trick [62′ & 81′] to really get the visitors’ campaign off to a strong start.

Walthamstow  2 – 2  Hoddesdon Town    | Venue: Kitchener Road | Att: 63

Walthamstow kicked off their new era being held by new-boys Hoddesdon. Things started well for ‘Stow as double-ESL promotion winner James Peagram struck on the quarter-hour. That lead only lasted five minutes though before Scott Hayes restored parity for the visitors.

Indeed, Town went ahead as Hayes got his second of the afternoon three minutes from half-time to make player-manager Ryan Maxwell’s team-talk more interesting. That said, ‘Stow’s firepower is something to behold this term and Christian Owusu’s goal secured a point on 62 minutes and it ended honours-even.

West Essex  2 – 3  Sawbridgeworth Town   | Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Att: 32

This was the match I attended on the day and you’ll find my report on a blistering encounter here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/08/04/match-report-west-essex-2-3-sawbridgeworth-esl-4-8-18/

That’s all for this week, next weekend the FA Cup begins its path for the new season involving ESL clubs. Thanks for reading and have a good week.

Essex Senior League round-up (ESL 28.4.18)

Champions GWR celebrate with the trophy...
Great Wakering Rovers  – champions of the ESL 2017/18 (Credit: Andy W)

 

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the weekend’s Essex Senior League action, which was ‘D-Day’ for some sides at both ends of the table, given that some teams played their last match of the campaign at the weekend.

 

Saturday 28th April

Barkingside 0 – 4  Takeley  | Venue: Cricklefield | Att: 77

Takeley produced an excellent second-half display to increase the nerves for the hosts and take their relegation battle into the final week. After a goal-less opening 45, Carl Mullings grabbed a brace [60′ & 75′] before strike partner Stuart Zanone added gloss to the result with a late double [80′ & 85′] of his own. ‘Side drop to 17th, two points above the bottom three and have two games to play at Southend Manor and Wadham respectively. Takeley’s 3rd win in their last four means they’ve hit the 80-point mark and will finish 5th.

 

Burnham Ramblers  1 – 1  Tower Hamlets
| Venue: Leslie Field  | Att: 36

This virtual ‘dead-rubber’ ended up all-square with Ollie Hanlon netting for Ramblers while James Ross responded for the Hamlets side, who look set for quite an overhaul off-the-pitch during the summer. Burnham finish 20th after only one win in nine outings while Hamlets end the campaign in 11th after a similar struggle to win matches towards sason’s end.

 

Clapton  2 – 1   Hullbridge Sports
| Venue: Old Spotted Dog  | Att: 42

Hullbridge were denied a point late on as Clapton got their 2nd win in their last five to re-take 6th place in the table. Nathan Cook gave the Tons the lead just past the half-hour before Jimmy Cox’s penalty [68′] levelled. Jon Fowell’s side pinched the win ‘at the death’ as Jeff Cobblah netted in the 90th minute. Hullbridge sit 15th with one match left, a home tie with Takeley in midweek.

 

Great Wakering Rovers  5 – 0  West Essex
| Venue: Burroughs Park  | Att: 120

I attended this match, you can view my match report here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/match-report-g-wakering-rovers-5-0-west-essex-esl-28-4-18/

 

Redbridge  2 – 1  Hackney Wick 
| Venue: Oakside | Att: 51

The Motormen came from behind to claim victory here though it most likely will not be enough to keep them in the promotion race. Nelson Dihn struck for bottom-side Wick before a second half double-salvo from Remi Nelson [57′] & Dan Gilchrist [74′] turned the tide of this match. Redbridge sit 4th though their inferior goal difference means even if they beat Basildon on Wednesday, it won’t be enough to dislodge FC Romania from second spot.

 

Sawbridgeworth Town  3 – 3   Wadham Lodge | Venue: Crofters End | Att: 33

This extraordinary game saw Sawbo come from behind to wrestle a point from spirited Wadham at Crofters. Danny Francis grabbed a double [22′ & 44′] for the visitors before Aaron Thomas and Zak Johnson responded for John Watters’ side. Eli Benoit oncecagain gave the Wad Army the lead with 20 minutes left though Mark Robinson snatched a point for the hosts which means they will finish 8th. Wadham’s struggle for victories continues, it’s two in their last eight outings now though safety is still in their hands.

 

 

Southend Manor  0 – 2   FC Romania  | Venue: Southchurch Park | Att: 43

FCR ‘did the job’ they had to do thanks to a goal in each half. Mihai Circiumaru broke the deadlock four minutes before half-time though Ion Vintila’s side could only really relax after Vladu Sighiartau’s strike [62′]. Manor could finish 14th though could still be caught by the sides below them. Two wins in their last 11 highlights the difficulties they’ve had of late. FCR rise to 2nd after their 5th straight win though await the outcome of Basildon v Redbridge in midweek before they know if they will be promoted.

 

Sporting Bengal Utd  0 – 0  Basildon Utd  | Venue: Hargrave Park | Att: 50

Bengal ended a highly-respectable month by shutting out the Bees in this match at Hargrave Park, due to Mile End being unavailable. Sporting ended the season unbeaten in five with their highest points tally in the ESL (50) and will finish 10th. The Bees know that only all three points at home to Redbridge in midweek will be enough to pip FC Romania. They drop to 3rd, despite their unbeaten run extnding to seven matches now.

 

Waltham Forest  3 – 1  Ilford 
| Venue: Kitchener Road | Att: 81

Forest completed the job of securing their Step 5 status for another season thanks to this victory over Ilford. ‘A tale of two penalties, Chris Lockwood’s for Ilford and Shomari Barnwell for Forest, meant it was level at the break. In the second-half, Josh Brimscombe-Ward [57′] and Rhea Joseph [60’] struck to seal Ryan Maxwell’s team their third win in seven, which in turn took them 16th and out of danger. Ilford’s eighth straight loss means they conclude the season in 13th and the off-season will be important for them to ‘forget’ what’s been a difficult few months.

 

Woodford Town (2017)  0 – 0  Enfield 1893
| Venue: Goffs Lane | Att: 41

Woodford held Enfield to end the season in 12th spot – a marked improvement on the team they replaced frpm last season. Enfield have a superb second half of the campaign to thank for finishing 9th with only three losses in their last 15 matches – that says it all.

 

That’s all for this week, there will be one more round-up after the Errington Cup Final in about a week’s time. 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.

 

 

 

 

Essex Senior League & EOFL r-up (ESL 5.2.18)

EOFL badge (50th Anni)

 

Written by Scott W

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) & Essex Premier Cup Quarter-Finals.

 

Basildon Utd 1 – 3  Sawbridgeworth Town   | Venue: The Hive | Att: 71

The Bees were upset by resurgent Sawbridgeworth at the Hive. James Mays put John Watters’ side ahead on the quarter-hour, before hot-shot Marcus Bowers [32′] levelled. However, goals from George Pullen [62′] and a injury-time third from Toby Cleaver sealed an impressive win for Sawbo.

 

Burnham Ramblers 0 – 1 Waltham Forest    | Venue: Leslie Field  | Att: 24

Forest edged this encounter at Leslie Field. Vincente Belho got the only goal to take Forest above Burnham in the table and continue the hosts’ poor start to 2018.

 

Enfield 1893 1 – 2 Clapton | Venue: Harlow Arena | Att: 146

A Jeffrey Cobblah-inspired Clapton narrowly won this one at the Harlow Arena. Cobblah struck on 32 minutes to break the deadlock before securing his brace with 18 minutes to play. Adu Odukeya grabbed one back for the E’s nine minutes from time.

 

Hackney Wick 1 – 7 Barkingside  | Venue: Old Spotted Dog   | Att: 21

Barkingside stormed to a big win at the OSD to add to Wick’s pain. Greg Moorse put the hosts ahead before ‘side recovered impressively through another hat-trick from Roddy Lemba plus goals from on-loan Mattheus Santos, Kofi Billzy, Michael Ogboin and James Briggs. Wick host Southend Manor in midweek in another important match.

Ilford 1 – 1 Tower Hamlets  | Venue: Cricklefield | Att: 75

Ilford recovered to hold Hamlets at Cricklefield. Ex-Ilford striker Wale Odedoyin struck just three minutes in before Tony Cookey levelled for the Foxes.

 

Southend Manor 0 – 1  Stansted
| Venue: Southchurch Park | Att: 92

Stansted ground out another win at nine-man Manor. I attended this match – my report is here: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/match-report-southend-manor-0-1-stansted-esl-3-2-18/

 

Sporting Bengal Utd  0 – 2  Great Wakering Rovers
| Venue: Mile End Stadium  | Att: 10

Wakering battled to another three points thanks to goals from Nathan Dewberry [60’] and Chris Bryan ten minutes from time to keep the heat on the top 3.

 

Takeley  P – P  FC Romania   | Venue: Station Road

Match postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Wadham Lodge  P – P  Redbridge   | Venue: Kitchener Road

Match postponed due to compassionate grounds following the sudden passing of a soul connected to Wadham the night before the match. My thoughts & best wishes to the person’s family & friends and also the club as a whole.

 

West Essex  3 – 2  Woodford Town (2017)
|  Venue: Mayesbrook Park  | Att: 36

West Essex edged a five-goal thriller at Mayesbrook. Woodford struck through Temi Babalola and Takudzwa Mashingaidze though West recovered as through goals from James Bromley, a Joe Lefley spot-kick and the ever-dangerous Michael Mignot midway through the second-half.

 

Essex Olympian League & Essex Premier Cup (Sat 3.2.18 R’s)

 

EP Cup Quarter-Finals

Buckhust Hill 5 – 0  Kelvedon Hatch

Catholic Utd  5 – 1  Shenfield AFC

Old Southendian 2 – 1  Manford Way

Waltham Abbey Res.  5 – 2   May & Baker E.C

 

EOFL – Premier Division

 

Canning Town  3 – 1  Rayleigh Town

Frenford  7 – 2  Basildon Town

Springfield  2 – 1  Leigh Ramblers

White Ensign 4 – 2  Harold Wood Athletic

 

Senior Division One

 

Great Baddow 5 – 0  FC Hamlets

Hutton 3 – 2  Runwell Sports

Newbury Forest  P – P  Harold Hill (Due to a waterlogged pitch)

Old Chelmsfordians 4 – 0  Galleywood

Sungate  4 – 0  Snaresbrook

 

Senior Division Two

 

May & Baker E.C Res. 4 – 1   Ryan

Newham Utd  P – P Benfleet

Ongar Town  0 – 9    Herongate Athletic

Rayleigh Town Res.   P – P    Upminster

Rochford Town  2 – 1   A1 Sports

Toby  1 – 1    Ramsden Scotia

 

Senior Division Three

 

Harold Wood Athletic Res.  5 – 1  Leytonstone Utd

Beacon Hill Rovers  3 – 1   White Ensign Res.

Debden Sports  1 – 6     Hutton Res.

Manford Way Res.  4 – 2    Old Chelmsfordians Res.

Roydon 4 – 2   Frenford Res.

Shoebury Town  4 – 1   Leigh Town

 

Senior Division Four

 

Basildon Town Res.  2 – 1   Southend Sports

Canning Town Res.  0 – 6   Toby Res.

Epping           1 – 0     Sungate Res.

Galleywood Res.  0 – 6   Chingford Athletic

Leigh Ramblers Res.  2 – 4  Old Southendian Res.

 

Essex Senior League & EOFL Round-up (ESL 28.1.18)

EOFL badge (50th Anni)

 

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of Essex Senior League action this weekend, followed by a results round-up from the Essex Olympian League Premier Division, Division One & Division Two.

Friday 26th January 2018

Tower Hamlets 1 – 3 Barkingside
| Venue: Mile End Stadium | Attendance: 86

Barkingside produced a strong display to leave Mile End with a good victory. Michael Walther’s men struck twice at the end of the first half through Roddy Lemba [40′ & pen 45′] to have the advantage at the break. An OG four minutes into the second half gave Hamlets some hope though Lemba completed a fine hat-trick seven minutes from time to give ‘Side their second win in their last four matches, sitting in 16th spot. Hamlets’ third loss in their last five matches sees them fall to 8th spot.

Saturday 27th January

Clapton 3 – 1 Wadham Lodge
| Venue: Old Spotted Dog | Attendance: 62

The Tons secured a good three points at home to Wadham. Steven Sardinha’s double [29′ & 80′] and a late goal from substitute Kai Bichard late on sealed the win. Brian Simpson got Wadham’s goal. Clapton’s thurd win in their last five sees them keep pace with the top-five in 6th. Wadham’s winless run stretches to six matches as they sit 19th, six points ahead of bottom side Hackney Wick.

Great Wakering Rovers 7 – 0 Burnham Ramblers
| Venue: Burroughs Park | Att: 50

Hullbridge Sports 1 – 1 Enfield 1893
| Venue: Lower Road | Att: 39

Hullbridge came from behind to claim a point although Enfield were without regular goalkeeper Matt Corderoy so outfield player Jayden Hocking-Rising had to don the gloves. Ben Bradbury [17′] put the visitors ahead before Michael Salako restored parity for Darren Manning’s men eight minutes after the break. Sports inch up to 18th with this result, though are just a point clear of thrir opponents here who are second-bottom as their winless run extended to eight matches.

Ilford 2 – 1 Hackney Wick
| Venue: Cricklefield | Att: 55

The Foxes picked up an important if not spectacular victory over bottom side Wick. On-loan Liam Whipps and Jamie Hart got the goals for Allan Fenn & Billy Cove’s side. Jonas Fuadianitu got Wick’s goal. Ilford’s 2nd win in their last 8 sees them go into 7th, two points clear of Tower Hamlets &West Essex. Wick’s winless run continues and they are five points adrift at the bottom.

Southend Manor P – P Basildon Utd

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Stansted 4 – 0 Sporting Bengal Utd
| Venue: Hargrave Park | Attendance: 37

A superb second-half showing secured Stansted’s third win in the last four matches. Julien Lloyd put the Airportmen ahead ten minutes after the break before strikes from Chris Moore [68′], Warren Thomas [72′] and Ryan Ramsey [85′] secured the win as Stansted went up to 13th, six points clear of the bottom four. Bengal’s fourth defeat on-the-trot sees them down to 15th and not clear of the relegation scrap just yet.

Takeley P – P West Essex

Despite the efforts of the hosts to get this match on, it was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Waltham Forest 1 – 4 Redbridge
| Venue: Kitchener Road | Att: 39

Redbridge continued their fine form as all the goals came in the second half at Kitchener Road. Brian Moses gave the Motormen the lead six minutes after the break, before Abdoulie Njai levelled on 62 minutes. Reside Coxi-Sebastfao put the visitors back ahead six minutes later before late goals from Moses [81′] and Jacob Dingli [90’+2] secured the victory. Forest’s 2nd loss in-a-row sees them just two points above the bottom four. Redbridge extend thrir lead at the summit to six points.

Essex Olympian League R’s

Premier Division

Basildon Town 0 – 1 Rayleigh Town
Bishop Stortford Swifts 1 – 4 White Ensign
Canning Town 1 – 4 Kelvedon Hatch
Manford Way 1 – 0 Frenford
May & Baker E.C 4 – 3 Harold Wood Ath.
Springfield 2 – 2 Catholic Utd

Senior Division One

Buckhurst Hill 4 – 1 Shenfield AFC
FC Hamlets 2 – 0 Galleywood
Great Baddow 1 – 0 Hutton
Old Chelmsfordians 1 – 1 Runwell Sports
Old Southendian 5 – 2 Harold Hill

Senior Division Two

Benfleet 4 – 1 Rochford Town
May & Baker E.C. Res 2 – 0 Newham Utd
Ryan 3 – 7 Herongate Athletic
Toby H – W A1 Sports (A1 were unable to raise a team)

That’s all for this week, check back in the coming weeks for more round-up’s from the ESL & EOFL.

Essex Senior League Round-up (20.1.18)

Written by Scott W (@Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to the return of the results round-up looking at the Essex Senior League action this weekend, which was heavily affected by the inclement weather. The action began on Friday night with one match at Oakside:

Friday 19th Jan

Redbridge 2 – 1 Barkingside  | Venue: Oakside  | Att: 104

The Motormen produced a stirring late comeback to deny gritty Barkingside at Oakside. Barkingside took a surprise lead through on-loan Ryan Imbert on 32 minutes. The hosts huffed & puffed though it looked as though they would be frustrated by a strong ‘Side defence, assisted well by goalkeeper Ryan Karrer. Though that wasn’t to be as substitute Calvin Poku levelled with two minutes remaining before Poku struck again on the cusp of 90 minutes to ensure another three points for Ricky Eaton & Joey May’s side, their seventh straight league win.

 

Saturday 20th Jan

Burnham Ramblers 0 – 3 Clapton   | Venue: Leslie Field | Att: 65

Clapton produced a strong performance to take the points at Leslie Field. Khadean Campbell struck eight minutes in to give the Tons the lead. Burnham had their goalkeeper Joshua Strizovic to thank for frustrating the visitors along with the Ramblers defence though The Tons sealed the win with Steven Sardinha’s penalty [73′] and a strike from Greg Akpele five minutes later. Burnham suffered their third straight defeat while Clapton obtained their second win in their last five matches.

 

Enfield 1893 1 – 4  Basildon Utd  | Venue: Harlow Arena  | Att: 50

Basildon overwhelmed Enfield to secure another good three points here. Marcus Bowers opened the scoring with a fourth-minute spot-kick before Jack Adlington doubled the lead on 26 minutes. Bowers struck again two minutes before half-time and then three minutes after the interval, Adlington also completed his brace to seal the points. Recent signing Aundre Spencer [64′] grabbed a consolation though the hosts fell to their fourth straight defeat here. The Bees by contrast have now won six of their last seven outings.

 

The following matches were all postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

Hackney Wick P – P  Takeley   | Venue: Old Spotted Dog

Ilford P – P Great Wakering Rovers  | Venue: Cricklefield

Sawbridgeworth Town P – P FC Romania  | Venue: Crofters End

Sporting Bengal Utd P – P Waltham Forest  | Venue: Mile End Stadium

Wadham Lodge P – P Tower Hamlets  | Venue: Kitchener Road

West Essex P – P  Southend Manor  | Venue: Mayesbrook Park

Woodford Town (2017) P – P Stansted  | Venue: Goffs Lane

 

Check back late next week for the next ESL Preview piece. Thanks for reading.