S2020-21 Results: E&S Border League & Essex Alliance League (Sat 12 Sept) [ESBL & EAL 12.9.20]

Compiled by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to brief run-through of the results from the top two tiers of the Essex & Suffolk Border League and all results from the Essex Alliance League, from Saturday 12 September. Thanks for reading.

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

ESBL Premier Division Results  – Saturday 12th September

Alresford Colne Rangers  0 – 1  Gas Recreation  |  Ford Lane

Brantham Athletic Res  1 – 2  West Bergholt   | Brantham Leisure Centre

Earls Colne  3 – 3  Sudbury Sports  | Earls Colne Recreation Club

Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res  1 – 5  Great Bentley   | Town Ground

Flitch Utd  0 – 1  Colne Athletic   | Alcott Playing Field

Hatfield Peverel  3 – 5  White Notley    | Keith Bigden Memorial Ground

Little Oakley Res  6 – 1  Barnston  |  Memorial Club

Tiptree Heath  2 – 1  Stanway Pegasus   |  Tollesbury Road

ESBL Division One Results  

Cressing Utd  1 – 3  FC Clacton Res

Gosfield Utd  1 – 0  Boxted Lodgers

Hedinghams Utd  3 – 5  Alresford Colne Rangers Res

Holland ‘A’  1 – 1  Tiptree Jobserve

Shrub End Utd  2 – 1  Coggeshall Utd Res

Silver End Utd 1 – 4  Belle Vue SC

Stanway Pegasus Res  2 – 1  Mersea Island

Essex Alliance League Results  – Sat 12 Sept

EAL Premier Division 

Chigwell Town  1 – 4  Lymore Gardens   | Fairlop Oak Playing Fields

FC Petrocub  4 – 2  CSM London   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G]

Rapid Chingford 0 – 3 FC Baresi  | Salisbury Hall Sports Ground, Chingford

Tower Utd  0 – 3  DT FC  | Hackney Marshes

EAL Division One

Kwanzas London Sport  0 – 5  Woodford East  | King George V Park, Beckton

London Park City 4 – 3   North East Lions  | Seven Kings Sch [3G], Ilford

Wapping 2 – 3  Leyton Royal | Victoria Park

EAL Division Two


Chingford Athletic ‘A’  3 – 2  St Francis  | Town Mead

Cowley Community  3 – 4  Forest Green  | Leyton County Ground, Crawley Road

Old Esthameians  0 – 4  Newham Wanderers  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

Rainham WMC  3 – 1  Royal Forest  | Rainham WMC, Upminster Road South

Unitey  1 – 2  Dagenham Utd  | Roding Valley Sch, Loughton

EAL Division Three

Fairlop Rovers  2 – 3  Lymore Gardens Res

Old Barkbbeyans Res  3 – 2  Epping Utd

EAL Division Four

Avondale Rangers  2 – 3  Royal Forest Res

Collier Row ‘A’  2 – 10  Together Utd

Custom House Utd  6 – 6  Newham Royals

Season 2020-21 Fixtures: Across the Divisions (FAC/EaSL/EOFL/ESBL & EAL) [Fri 11 -Sun 13 Sept] [20-21 All 10.9.20]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter:@ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to a preview of this weekend’s Fixtures across the Divisions, taking in the FA Cup Prelim Round, Eastern Senior League South, Essex Olympian League, Essex & Suffolk Border League & Essex Alliance League matches. Thanks for reading.

The FA Cup 2020-1: Preliminary Round (Essex Senior & EaSL South sides)

Friday 11th Sept 7.45pm KO  – New Salamis  v  West Essex   | Coles Park [3G]

Saturday 12th September – 3pm KO’s

FC Clacton v Hadley | Rush Green Bowl

Harlow Town  v  Sporting Bengal Utd  | The Harlow Arena [3G]

Leiston  v  Halstead Town   | Victory Ground

Sawbridgeworth Town  v St Margaretsbury   | Crofters

Stansted  v  Basildon Utd   | Hargrave Park

Waltham Abbey  v  Woodford Town  | Capershotts

Walthamstow  v  Cockfosters  | Wadham Lodge

Welwyn Garden City  v  Saffron Walden Town  | Herns Way

Sunday 13th September

Hashtag Utd  v Felixstowe & Walton Utd  | Len Salmon Stadium [3G] (4pm KO)

[Adam]       Eastern Senior League South    Sat 12th September 3pm KO’s

Barkingside  v  Athletic Newham  | Cricklefield

Brimsdown  v  Little Oakley | Chadfields

Harwich & Parkeston  v  Frenford  | Royal Oak

Holland  v  Hackney Wick  | Dulwich Road

Wivenhoe Town  v  Newbury Forest  | MEC Stadium

Wormley Rovers  v  White Ensign  | Wormley Sports Club

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EOFL Crest

 Essex Olympian League Fixtures

Saturday 12th September 2020   (2.30pm KOs unless stated)

EOFL Premier Division

Basildon Town  v  Kelvedon Hatch   | Basildon Sports Club

Buckhurst Hill  v  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  | Roding Lane

Canning Town  v Leigh Ramblers | West Ham Community Ground [3G]

Shenfield AFC  v  Catholic Utd    | St Martin’s Sch [3G]

Springfield  v  Rayeigh Town   | Arun Close

Sungate  v  Harold Wood Athletic | Ilford Wanderers RFC

EOFL Division One

Ongar Town  v  Toby  | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]

Ramsden Scotia  v  Shoebury Town  | Nursery Sports Ground

Rayleigh Town Res  v  Snaresbrook  | London Road

Runwell Sports  v  Herongate Athletic  | St Luke’s Park

EOFL Division Two

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  AS Rawreth   | Wickham Bishops Spts Gound

Laindon Orient  v  Corinthians  | Markhams Chase

Rochford Town  v Epping Town  | Rochford Recreation Ground

Wakering Sports  v  Ryan  | Cupid’s CC (Pitch #1)

EOFL Division Three –  Hullbridge Sports ‘A’  v  Lakeside Utd  | Lower Road

EOFL Division Four –  Hashtag Utd Dev.  v  Sungate Res  | Barleylands Road

EOFL Division Five  –  Old Barkabbeyans  v  Roydon  | Barking Abbey Sch

EOFL Senior League Cup (2.15pm KO’s)

Chingford Athletic  v  Wakebury  | Town Mead [3G]

Leytonstone Utd  v  Leigh Town   | Forest Row Centre (Pitch #1)

EOFL Reserve League Cup  (2.15pm KO unless stated)

AS Rawreth Res  v  Wakering Sports Res  | The Warren

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  v  Springfield Res  | Silver Leys

Canning Town Res  v  Galleywood Res  | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Collier Row Res  v  Shenfield AFC Res  | Forest Row Centre (Pitch #2)

Corinthians Res  v  Catholic Utd Res  | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Epping Town Res  v  Runwell Sports Res  | Epping UC Rugby Club

Harold Wood Athletic Res  v  Shoebury Town Res | Harold Wood Park (Pitch #1)

Herongate Athletic Res  v  Laindon Orient Res  | St Clere’s Sch [3G] (3pm KO)

Hutton Res  v  Basildon Town Res  | Polo Fields

Leigh Ramblers Res  v  Ongar Town Res  | Belfairs Park

Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Chingford Athletic Res  | Lawford Lane

Old Southendian Res  v  Leigh Town Res  | Garon Park [3G]

Toby Res  v  Manford Way Res  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

Wakering Sports Dev.  v  Buckhurst Hill Res  | Cupid’s CC (pitch #2)

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

  

Essex & Suffolk Border League  Fixtures   

(Saturday 12 Sept)  (3pm KOs unless stated)

ESBL Premier Division

Alresford Colne Rangers  v  Gas Recreation  |  Ford Lane

Brantham Athletic Res  v  West Bergholt   | Brantham Leisure Centre

Earls Colne  v  Sudbury Sports  | Earls Colne Recreation Club

Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res  v  Great Bentley   | Town Ground

Flitch Utd  v  Colne Athletic   | Alcott Playing Field

Hatfield Peverel  v  White Notley    | Keith Bigden Memorial Ground

Little Oakley Res  v  Barnston  |  Memorial Club

Tiptree Heath  v  Stanway Pegasus   |  Tollesbury Road

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Essex Alliance League Fixtures  (Sat 12th September) – 2pm KOs unless stated

Premier Division 

Chigwell Town  v  Lymore Gardens   | Fairlop Oak Playing Fields

FC Petrocub  v  CSM London   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G]

London Cranes  v  Jolof Sports  | West Ham Memorial Park

Rapid Chingford  v  FC Baresi  | Salisbury Hall Sports Ground, Chingford

Tower Utd  v  DT FC  | Hackney Marshes

EAL Division One

Kit Out London  v  Francis Luke   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G]

Kwanzas London Sport  v  Woodford East  | King George V Park, Beckton

London Park City  v  North East Lions  | Seven Kings Sch [3G], Ilford

Wapping v  Leyton Royal | Victoria Park  (2.30pm KO)

EAL Division Two
Chingford Athletic ‘A’  v  St Francis  | Town Mead

Cowley Community  v  Forest Green  | Leyton County Ground, Crawley Road

Old Esthameians  v  Newham Wanderers  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

Rainham WMC  v  Royal Forest  | Rainham WMC, Upminster Road South

Unitey  v  Dagenham Utd  | Roding Valley Sch, Loughton

EAL Division Three

Fairlop Rovers  v  Lymore Gardens Res

Old Barkbbeyans Res  v  Epping Utd

EAL Division Four

Avondale Rangers  v  Royal Forest Res

Brentwood Utd Res  v  Dagenham Utd Res

Collier Row ‘A’  v  Together Utd

Custom House Utd  v  Newham Royals

Season 2020-21: Results from Essex & Suffolk Border Lge & Essex Alliance Lge [ESBL & EAL 20-21 5.9.20]

Compiled by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to brief run-down of the results from the first two divisions of the Essex & Suffolk Border League (its Premier Division sits at Step 7 in the pyramid) and all the Results from the Essex Alliance League divisions, all from Sat 5 Sept.



ESBL Premier Division – Saturday 5th September 2020

Brantham Athletic Res   1 – 2   Colne Athletic  |  Brantham Leisure Centre

Dedham Old Boys  2 – 0  Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res   | The Duchy Field

Gas Recreation 4 – 0  Flitch Utd    | Gas Rec Playing Field, Colchester

Hatfield Peverel  1 – 2  Earls Colne   |  Keith Bigden Memorial Ground

Lawford Lads  1 – 1 Little Oakley Res   |  School Lane 

Stanway Peagasus   4 – 1  Barnston    |  Stanway School

Sudbury Sports  1 – 3  White Notley  |  King’s Marsh [3G]

Tiptree Heath  2 – 3  Alresford Colne Rangers   |  Tollesbury Road

West Bergholt  2 – 2  Great Bentley   | Lorkin Daniell Playing Field

ESBL Division One

Alresford Colne Rangers Res  6 – 1 Shrub End Utd

Belle Vue Social Club  1 – 9 Tiptree Jobserve

Cressing Utd  0 – 0  Coggeshall Utd Res

Dunmow Town 2 – 3 Stanway Pegasus Res

Gosfield Utd  1 – 2 Mersea Island

Hedinghams Utd  1 – 6 FC Clacton Res

Silver End Utd  4 – 2 Stanway Rovers C Res

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Essex Alliance League Results – Premier Division 

All Prospects  1 – 11 West Essex Res  | Roding Valley Sch [3G]

Blue Marlin  0 – 4  Chigwell Town   | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)
CSM London  0 – 3  Tower Utd
   | West Ham Community Ground [3G]

DT FC  11 – 0  Rapid Chingford    |  The Harlow Arena  [3G]

FC Baresi  2 – 2 Lymore Gardens   |  Hackney Marshes

FC Petrocub 7 – 2  London Cranes   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G pitch]

EAL Division One

Chadwell Heath Spartans  P – P  Eastside   |

Wapping    7 – 1  Francis Luke   |  Victoria Park, South Hackney

Woodford East 5 – 0  North East Lions   | Debden Park Sch , Loughton

EAL Division Two

Chingford Athletic ‘A’  3 – 2  Unitey  | Town Mead

Dagenham Utd  1 – 2  Cowley Community | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Rainham WMC  2 – 3 Old Esthameians | Rainham WMC

Royal Forest  4 – 11 Belfry  | Roding Valley Sch

EAL Division Three

Glendale  1 – 4  FHN Athletic

Old Barkabbeyans Res  2 – 0 Bailey Football Academy

Division Four

Collier Row ‘A’  0 – 8  Emerson Utd Res

Dagenham Utd Res  2 – 2  Chingford Harriers

Season 2020-21 Preview – Essex Alliance League [EAL 20-21 31.8.20]

 

Written by Scott W  [Twitter:@ScottMHC14] – Non-League/Grassroots Writer

Hello and welcome to a preview of the coming season’s Essex Alliance League {EAL) divisions, focusing on the top three divisions and giving you a run-down of the opening weekend’s fixtures of the new campaign. Also to note, coverage of the League will remain on the Grassroots Football Show (GFS) on East London Radio throughout the campaign as part of their Intermediate Football section.

If you’d like more info, you can find the EAL on Twitter: @EssexAllianceFL or via their website: http://www.essexallianceleague.com | Thanks for reading & wishing all EAL clubs a good season too.

We begin this preview with a look ‘at-a-glance’ at the sides who will contest the top division of the EAL, including their position last term where aplicable & their Twitter feeds where known. Featuring a heady mix of EAL veterans, new clubs plus a big returning club who has enjoyed success in the Essex Alliance League in the past.

 

EAL Senior Division 2020-21 Constitution

Club

Position Last Season (or a Returning/ New Club) Twitter feed Other Info
All Prospects 3rd – in EAL Div One @ProspectsAll
Blue Marlin 7th – in EAL Senior @BlueMarlinFC
Chigwell Town New Club @ChigwellTownFC
CSM London 4th – EAL Senior @CSMLondonFC Will play home games at the West Ham Community Grd [3G]  in Beckton this term
DT FC New Club @_dtfc Have signed to play home games at Harlow Arena [3G] this term
FC Baresi 6th – EAL Senior @FC_Baresi Won EAL Div One title in 2018/19
FC Petrocub 3rd – EAL Senior Not known
Jolof Sports Returning Club @JolofSportsFC Last played in EAL Senior in Season 2018-19 – played in Middx County Div One  (Central & East) in Step 8 last term
London Cranes 5th – EAL Senior Not known
Lymore Gardens 10th – EAL Senior @LymoreGardensfc
Rapid Chingford 11th – EAL Senior (Bottom) Not known
Tower Utd 2nd – EAL Div One @TowerUtdFC
West Essex Reserves 2nd – EAL Senior @westessexfcres Winners of Senior Division Cup in 2017/18
 
(13 clubs)
 

 

Now moving on to Division One, which sees three clubs receiving at least a double elevation. One of those clubs are Chadwell Heath Spartans who had a fine debut season in the EAl last term, finishing top of Div Three before the season was curtailed.

EAL Division One 2020-21 Constitution
Club Position Last Season (or a Returning/ New Club) Twitter feed Other Info
Chadwell Heath Spartans 1st  – EAL Div Three

(double elevation)

@CH_SpartansFC
Eastside 4th – EAL Div One @EastSideFC_
Francis Luke New Club Not known n/a
Frenford ‘A’ 5th – EAL Div Three
(double elevation)
Main: @Frenfordfc n/a
Kit Out London New Club @kol_cc n/a
Leyton Royal New Club Not known n/a
London Park City 7th – EAL Div One @londonarkcity n/a
North East Lions New Club @NorthEastSat1 n/a
Wapping Returning Club Not active n/a
Westhamians New Club @WHamians A previous iteration of the club played in the Essex Olympian League in recent times
Woodford East 1st – EAL Div Four
(Treble elevation)
@WoodfordEastFC n/a
 
(11 clubs)

 

Finally for our focused divisions, here is the Division Two constitution which has a number of familiar names to fans of EAL, plus a few clubs including one making a transition into Saturday Football in Belfry.

 

EAL Division Two  2020-21 Constitution
Club Position Last Season (or a Returning/ New Club) Twitter feed Other Info
Barkingside ‘A’ New Club Not Known n/a
Belfry New Club to EAL @fc_belfry Previously only played Sunday Football (ESFC)
Chingford Athletic ‘A’ 8th – EAL Senior (as Reserve side) Main: @ChingfordAFC n/a
Cowley Community 5th – EAL Div Two @CowleyFC n/a
Dagenham Utd New Club to EAL @DagenhamUtd_FC Also previously played in Essex Olympian League
Forest Green 9th – EAL Div One

(Bottom)

@Forestgreen19 n/a
Newham Wanderers 4th  EAL Div Three Not known n/a
Old Esthameians 6th –  EAL Div Two Not known n/a
Rainham WMC 2nd – EAL Div Two @RwmcTeam n/a
Royal Forest 4th – EAL Div Two @RoyalForestFC n/a
St Francis 3rd – EAL Div Three @StFrancis1930 n/a
Unitey 7th – EAL Div Two @FCUnitey n/a
 
(12 clubs)

 

Finally for this part of my preview, in the table below shows the sides that will compete in the ‘lower’ two tiers of the Essex Alliance League this season.

 Constitution – EAL Division Three EAL Division Four
Bailey Football Academy (New to EAL) Avondale Rangers
Epping Utd (New) Brentwood Utd Reserves
Fairlop Rovers Chingford Harriers
Flyers U23s Collier Row ‘A’
Forest Havering North (FHN) Athletic (New) Custom House Utd
Glendale Dagenham Utd Reserves
Loughton Lions Emerson Utd Reserves
Lymore Gardens Reserves Newham Royals
Melbourne Sports Royal Forest Reserves
Old Barkabbeyans Reserves Together Utd
   
(10 Clubs) (10 clubs)

 

Alright, now to round off this piece, here are the Fixtures for the opening weekend of the EAL season

 

Fixtures – Sat 5th September (Match Day #1) – Normally 2pm KOs

EAL Premier Division

 

All Prospects  v  West Essex Res   | Castle Green Leisure Centre 

Blue Marlin  v  Chigwell Town   | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)
CSM London   v   Tower Utd
   | West Ham Community Ground [3G], Beckton

DT FC  v  Rapid Chingford    |  The Harlow Arena  [3G]

FC Baresi  v  Lymore Gardens   |  Britannia Sports Ground, Walthamstow

FC Petrocub  v  London Cranes   | Noak Hill Sports Complex [3G pitch]

 

EAL Division One

 

Chadwell Heath Spartans   v  London Park City  | Mayfield Leisure Centre [3G]

Leyton Royal  v  North East Lions  | Salisbury Hall Sports Ground

Wapping    v   Francis Luke   |  Victoria Park, South Hackney

Woodford East  v  Westhamians   | Debden Park Sch, Loughton

Division Two

 

Chingford Athetic ‘A’  v  Unitey  | Town Mead Leisure Park

Dagenham Utd  v  Cowley Community   | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Rainham WMC  v  Old Esthameians   | Rainham Men’s Club

Royal Forest  v  Newham Wanderers  | Roding Valley Sch, Loughton

 

Division Two

 

Chingford Athetic ‘A’  v  Unitey  | Town Mead Leisure Park

Dagenham Utd  v  Cowley Community   | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Rainham WMC  v  Old Esthameians   | Rainham Men’s Club

Royal Forest  v  Newham Wanderers  | Roding Valley Sch, Loughton

 

Division Three

 

Glendale  v  FHN Athletic  | Roding Valley High Sch, Loughton

Old Barkabbeyans Res  v  Bailey Football Academy  | Barking Abbey Sports Grd

 

Division Four

 

Collier Row ‘A’  v  Emerson Utd Res  | Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane

Dagenham Utd  Res  v Chingford Harriers   | Castle Green Leisure Centre

Round-up: Essex Alliance League (Sat 16 Nov) [EAL 19/20 18.11.19]

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

EAL Image
EAL Emblem

Hello and welcome to a rare round-up of this weekend’s Essex Alliance League action, covering the League action from the Premier Division to Senior Three with results from the and Senior Four & Five on the weekend of Saturday 16th November. In memory of EAL photographer Jules Lister aka ‘Lamo the Lion’, RIP.

For more  information on the EAl Divisional standings, click here: https://www.essexallianceleague.com/tables/ Thanks for reading.

Saturday 16 November 

EAL Senior Division

Chigwell retained their place at the summit after a 3 – 2 win against FC Petrocub. A brace from Ross Chimes and one from Mark Howe saw them to their sixth win this term. Ghenadie Moisei and Vasilica-Cristinel Ilie both scored for Petrocub though they remain 5th, five points off their opponents here.

London Cranes sit second in the table after a 2 – 1 win at Blue Marlin. Moses Makanga and Kennedy Wampamba both netted here for Cranes to overturn a Nathan Desnoes goal and secure their sixth win of the campaign. The hosts here drop to second-bottom after one win in their seven league matches thus far. With FC Baresi in Cup action, CSM London missed a chance to overhaul them as they lost 3 – 2 at home to West Essex Reserves. Strikes by Thomas Davie, Connor Brathwaite and Abiola Balogun saw Adam Norris’ side to their fourth win in eight games to see them up to sixth. Omar Wilson and Rod Beya netted for CSM here.

Elsewhere, East Ham Inter got only their second win this term with a 2 – 1 success over Lymore Gardens to rise up to eighth. Lymore drop to seventh.

 

EAL Division One

In Division One, Eastside reduced the deficit to leaders Tower Utd to three points with a powerful 6 – 1 victory at strugglers Sporting Hackney Development. Idris Shittu led the way with a double here, with Michael Dager, Michael Morgan and Johnathan Odutolu also among their scorers here. Timi Oluwole got the solitary consolation for the hosts though they still only have one win from their opening six matches. Chingford Utd are only a point further back in third with a match in hand after a big 6 – 0 win at bottom side Forest Green. Marian Hrehorciuc and Ruslan Belicescu both got braces here, with Tamer-Andrei Bozgan and Mihail Vlad also on target for Utd in their fifth win this term.

All Prospects edged their mid-table battle with Tower Hamlets Reserves, winning 4 – 3 at the Robert Clack Sch. The ensemble cast of Delfim Carmo, Jose Mata, Jack Young and Darnell Fuller all got their names on the score-sheet for the hosts. Hamlets’ second-side made it a tight finish through a double from Atlant Bogdanovic and Cole Edwards strikes. The Prospects remain in fourth. Level on points with them are All Real who emerged victorious after a heck of a battle with London Park City, eventually winning 8 – 5 at the Low Hall Sports Ground. Jason Mbelek got a hat-trick here with Josias Biembongo and Isaiah Forde both getting two goals apiece. Tristan Jones also struck to secure his side’s fifth win this season.

 

EAL  Division Two

In Div Two, Royal Forest maintained their top spot with a 3 – 1 win over Upshire Forest in Hainault. Thomas Osmond struck twice for the hosts, with Kyle Balou also on target. Leighton Hughes-Franklin replied for Upshire though they are yet to win this term. Sungate Reserves extended their 100% winning record this term with a hard-fought 2 – 1 over Rainham Working Men’s Club. Gabriel Ogunwomoju got both goals for Sungate’s second team as they kept stay second, two points behind the leaders. Nick Tormey pulled one back for WMC though they fall behind their opponents here to third spot.

Elsewhere, Three Colts went fifth with a hefty 7 – 0 triumph over Flyers at Fairlop Oak Playing Fields. Jack Luck got two of those goals, with a big ’support cast’ of James Kane, Jason Fox, James Carter, Julian Bryant and Liam Bellamy all getting one apiece. Cowley Community got their first win this season in style with a 5 – 0 success over Melbourne Sports at the Leyton County Ground. Chris Wright and Kane Greene both got two each in that one, with David Tembua also chipping in to lift Cowley up to ninth.

 

EAL  Division Three

Finally for the round-up section, in Division Three, Chadwell Health Spartans extended their lead at the top to four points as they hammered Avondale Rangers 8 – 1 in Hainault. Jeffrey Nketia smashed four of those by himself, with Rashid Matabaro, Janel Alexander, Niven Nkansah and Bradley Downes all adding one each to give player-boss Aaron Hunwicks’ team a resounding win. Sean McGilloway netted for Rangers as they fall to fifth. St Francis lost ground on the top two as they were held 2 – 2 at Custom House Utd. Glendale went fourth with a 2 – 1 win over FC Galaxy at Fairlop Oak. Mohammed Gueye and Seyi Agboola were the goal-getters as they got their fourth win this term.

Also, Ilford Development edged to 4 – 3 away win at Flyers Development to go up to seventh place.

 

EAL Division Four results

Dagenham Utd Res 4 – 3 Prospect Protege

Flyers ‘B’ 1 – 2 Together Utd

Loughton Lions 2 – 2 Lymore Gardens Res

 

London Senior Cup – Round Three

Canning Town Res (EOFL side) 0 – 2 FC Baresi

Rapid Chingford 4 – 2 Club Langley

 

 

 

 

2019-20 Season Preview: Essex Alliance League (EAL 19/20 12.8.19)

RWMC v CSM London (EAL D2 Cup Final - May 2019)
Rainham WMC v CSM London in D2 Cup Final in May 2019 (Image: Scott W)

 

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – Non-League Blogger & GFS Contributor

Hello and a warm welcome to a one-off piece looking at the teams that will compete in the Essex Alliance League in the 2019-20 season, with a small additional preview of the top two divisions. For regular round-up’s of this increasingly popular Grassroots group of divisions, check out their website at http://www.essexallianceleague.com or via Twitter – @EssexAllianceFL

You can also hear the results round-up weekly as part of the Intermediate Football round-up which continues on the Grassroots Football Show on East London Radio from next month. My thanks to Rob Parker for his assistance in this piece.

Key: (P) = Promoted | (R) = Relegated | (NEW) =New/reclassified side

 

EAL Senior Division Constitution (2019-20) (11 clubs)

  • Blue Marlin
  • Chigwell (P)
  • Chingford Athletic ‘A’ (P)
  • East Ham Inter
  • FC Baresi (P)
  • FC Petrocub (NEW)
  • London Cranes
  • Lymore Gardens (P)
  • Rapid Chingford (P)
  • Singh Sabha Barking
  • West Essex Res

 

The top division sees a fair amount of change as the league responds to the loss of two of its stand-out clubs. Firstly, Jolof Sports have taken the plunge and will compete at Step 8 in the Middlesex County League’s Division One Central & East following a superb league campaign which saw them win the EAL Senior Division by three points from ACD Utd. Speaking of ACD Utd, they have also left the Essex Alliance League to try their hand in the Essex Olympian League, where they have been placed in Senior Division Three (the fourth tier).

Back to the clubs that remain in the top-tier from last season. Highest on that list are Singh Sabha Barking who finished in a very good third place, seven points behind ACD Utd. East Ham Inter are next as they fifth last term, with eight wins each in their 18 matches. In sixth and seventh last season, West Essex Res and London Cranes couldn’t be separated in points, West getting that sixth spot by virtue of a better goal difference.

Blue Marlin were eighth last term, 13 points clear of the bottom two and they round out the clubs that haven’t moved tiers. However, there are a number of clubs who have been elevated to the Senior Division. Firstly, last season’s Division One champions FC Baresi are in there after scoring 66 goals in their 18 matches to win the title by a point. Chingford Athletic’s ‘third team’ (aka ‘A’) will take part as well following the placing of the Development team in Essex Olympian League’s Division Four.

Three other clubs have also been promoted from Division One in Chigwell, Lymore Gardens and Rapid Chingford. Chigwell finished six points clear in third spot in D1 last term. Lymore earned a fifth-placed finish after 9 wins in their 18 matches while Rapid were sixth a point behind them. Finally, there is one new club entering the ranks in FC Petrocub, who transition over from Sunday Football. All in all, we have 12 clubs duking it out for the title and it should be another fascinating campaign.

Update (from late August 2019): Docklands Albion have announced they are withdrawing from the EAL for the 2019-20 campaign. We wish them well in the hope they reform for 2020-21.

EAL Division ONE Constitution (2019 -20) (11 clubs)

  • All Prospects Academy (NEW)
  • All Real (NEW)
  • Chingford United
  • CSM London (P)
  • Eastside (P)
  • Forest Green
  • Jolof Sports U21 (NEW)
  • London Park City (R)
  • Sporting Hackney Dev (NEW)
  • Tower Hamlets Res (P)
  • Tower United (NEW)
  • Wapping

Division One also sees a number of club changes with the only survivors from last season’s Div One being Forest Green, Wapping and Chingford Utd. All three of those sides struggled somewhat in 2018 – 19 as ‘Green finished 7th, eight points ahead of Wapping, who in turn were seven points ahead of second-bottom Chingford. London Park City come down from the top-tier after a horrid campaign there in which they acquired only one point all season. Joining them are three promoted sides – CSM London and Eastside who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in Div Two last season. Both teams scored upwards of fifty goals last term so they may be eye-catching here. Tower Hamlets Res are also given a ‘double bubble’ promotion from Division Three after a third-placed success last term, in which they scored 93 goals last season.

Finally, there are four new sides joining the second-tier. With the first team being elevated to Step 8 (see above), Jolof Sports are retaining a side in the EAL with a Under-21 side being placed here. The other new sides are All Prospects Academy, All Real and Tower Utd.

Below are the listing for the remaining divisions, as more new sides have joined the fray.

 

EAL Division TWO Constitution (2019 -20) (11 clubs)

  • Cowley Community
  • Flyers
  • Melbourne Sports (R)
  • Old Esthameians
  • Puma Kings
  • Rainham Working Men’s Club
  • Royal Forest (P)
  • Sungate Res (P)
  • Three Colts (R)
  • Unitey (NEW)
  • Upshire Forest

 

EAL Division THREE Constitution (2019 -20) (11 clubs)

  • Avondale Rangers (P)
  • Barkingside ‘A’ (NEW)
  • Chadwell Heath Spartans (NEW)
  • Custom House United
  • Debden Park (P)
  • Flyers Development (NEW)
  • Frenford ‘A’
  • Glendale
  • Ilford Development (NEW)
  • Newham Wanderers (NEW)
  • St Francis

 

EAL Division FOUR Constitution (2019-20) (11 clubs)

  • Brentwood Utd Res
  • Chingford Harriers
  • Dagenham Utd Res
  • Fairlop Rovers (NEW)
  • Flyers ‘B’ (NEW)
  • Loughton Lions
  • Lymore Gardens Res (formerly Forest Green Res)
  • Newham Royals
  • Prospect Protege (NEW)
  • Together United (NEW)
  • Woodford East (formerly Chigwell Men’s Club)