Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 10 Nov) [EOFL 11.11.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

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A still from Ryan 1 – 3 Runwell Sports at Wadham Lodge 3G on Saturday

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League round-up, as we take in the action from the Premier to Division Four results. How did your team get on this weekend?

EOFL Premier Division

In the top-tier, Hutton got the win in the highest-scoring match in the division with a 5 – 3 home victory over Canning Town. Strikes from Chris Rowlatt, Tom Price, Chris Skingley, Will Marlowe and Josh Bardouleau overturned Town’s goal-scorers in Patrick Damali, Matt Betts and Paul Henry.

Leigh Ramblers end the weekend in fifth after a Jamie Selby-Knight brace plus a goal from Joe Hunter saw them beat Great Baddow 3-1 at Belfairs Park. Buckhurst Hill narrowly won 1 – 0 at home to Sungate thanks to Suleyman Zuhdu’s first-half strike which sees them stay top by two points.

Kelvedon Hatch lead the chasing pack and they won 2 – 1 at home to Springfield, thanks chiefly to a double from Theo Ola. Anthony Pantaleo hit back for the Chelmsford-based side. Also, Old Southendian held Harold Wood Athletic 2 – 2 to grab a creditable point away from home.

Also, some results in the Anagram Records Trophy here:

PFC Victoria London  3  – 2  Rayleigh Town
Sandridge Rovers  0 – 9  Catholic Utd

EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, Sean Green inspired Ongar Town’s 5 – 2 win at Frenford Reserves with a hat-trick while Ben Polley and Ross Carpenter also notching. Snaresbrook won 2 – 1 at home to Galleywood as Josh Woodcock and Harry Prince scored for the hosts, while Freddie Bartrum got one back for ‘Wood though ‘Brook still lead the division.

Ramsden Scotia are still the best of the rest thanks to a 1 – 0 win over Herongate Athletic. Ryan Leddra ‘came to the party again’ with the only goal in that one. Old Chelmsfordians went four points clear of Herongate in the drop zone by virtue of a 5 – 0 win over May & Baker E.C Reserves. A brace from Martin Mixture plus strikes by Joshua Lawrence, William King and Joe Kemp saw the hosts to a well-earned win.

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, three matches took place. Firstly, Runwell Sports won 3 – 1 over Ryan at their Wadham Lodge 3G pitch. Strikes from Charlie Adams, Aaron Rix’s spot-kick and an OG helped Sports to fourth. Meanwhile, Rochford Town succumbed to a 2 – 0 home loss to Harold Wood Athletic Ressies. Perry Robinson and Chris Pope goals did the damage as Ath rose to the summit of D2.

Also, Toby defeated Beacon Hill Rovers 2 – 1 at home thanks to Des Gallen’s brace as Toby went second in the division.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, with most of the sides in Cup action, two matches took place. Laindon Orient rise to second spot following a 4 – 1 success over Academy Soccer. The hosts had goals from Sam Lake, Ryan Scougall, Adam Cole to thank plus an OG while Marc Porter-Brown got Academy’s sole strike.

Elsewhere, Wakering Sports defeated White Ensign’s Ressies 2 – 1.

EOFL Senior Four

Catholic Utd Res  2 – 5  Canning Town Res
Dagenham Utd  7 – 4  Leigh Ramblers Res

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

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 20th Oct) [EOFL 22.10.18]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another of my round-ups of the action in the Essex Olympian League this weekend, from the Premier Division, all the way down to Division Three, with thanks to Scott Lanza for the data used in this piece. Thanks for reading.

 

 EOFL Premier Division

We start off with the Premier Division and Bishop’s Stortford Swifts ended Buckhurst Hill’s long unbeaten stretch with a 1 – 0 home win over Hill thanks to Joel Brown’s solitary strike. Canning Town extended the ‘sinking feeling’ somewhat for Catholic Utd as Town won 3 – 2 in Beckton. Sean Mooney’s brace and one from Luke Nickles sealed the London outfit’s third win of the season.

Harold Wood Athletic won 3 – 1 at home to strugglers Manford Way with King Amieye, Michael Burton and Robert Whitnell all getting on the score-sheet for Ath in what was their sixth win of the campaign. Manford have lost all eight matches thus far and are one of only two sides that are winless this term, the other being Catholic Utd.

Springfield got the win of the day with a big 7 – 2 win at Leigh Ramblers. Jamie Selby-Knight got both Leigh goals though the Chelmsford-based side responded with a goal-glut. Dave Wareham got a double, with Dave Morgan, Ollie Gentry, Ross Lamb, Zach Davidson and Jack Mundy all also netting in their second win of the season.

Elsewhere, Great Baddow were held 2 – 2 at home by Sungate. Dane Nelson and Ryan Baxter struck for Baddow while Jake Clarke’s double ensured a point for the visitors. …..   Old Southendian also won 3 – 0 at home to Hutton to obtain their second win in their last three matches.

 

Senior League Cup Results

FC Hamlets 3 – 0 Galleywood 

Leigh Town 1 – 0 Westhamians

Newham Utd 3 – 6 Chingford Athletic (AET)

 

EOFL Senior Division One

Three matches in Senior One saw 20 goals scored. Basildon Town got a healthy chunk of them in a 6 – 2 win at Frenford Reserves. Alfie Phillips’ hat-trick and strikes from James Humphreys, Sener Suavi and substitute Billy Markham did the job as Town won their fourth match in five this term.

Elsewhere, a treble from Ryan Leddra assisted Ramsden Scotia to a 4 – 3 home win over Shenfield AFC. Antony Driscoll got the other goal for the hosts while Ben Absolon, James Bigmore and Jordan Elliott netted for AFC. Scotia have now won five of their six outings thus far. Snaresbrook retained the leadership with a hard-fought 3- 2 win over Ongar Town. Ryan Barker-Francis, Anton Ostrii and Tyriquee Solomon goals saw ‘Brook to their 5th straight win of the season while Ben Polley and James Stevens responded for Town, who are still having a decent campaign.

 

EOFL Senior Division Two

Senior Two saw an incredible 33 goals fly in from only four matches played. Runwell Sports got their biggest win for many a week with an absolute demolition of bottom side May & Baker ‘A’ – the match finished an astonishing 15 – 0. Four goals from Jae Lovell, a hat-trick from Declan Clarke plus braces from Charlie Adams and Aaron Rix, not forgetting one each for Corey Wallace, Scott Mortlock, debutant Charlie Gerada and substitute John Smithwick made it a day to remember for the hosts.

 

Elsewhere, Lakeside put seven past Rochford Town in a 7 – 1 home victory. Braces from top-scorer Drew Klessa-Smith and Connor White was added to by Luke Quinton, Harry Hearn and Jamie Jarvis to seal their third win of the season. Grant Lye got Town’s consolation.

Meanwhile, also in Senior Two, Shoebury Town now have a six-point lead at the summit following a 4 – 1 victory over Ryan. Dominic Binns got all four goals as Town continued their 100% home record and have now scored 38 goals in six matches. Beacon Hill Rovers edged to a much-welcomed 3 – 2 home triumph over Toby thanks to Charlie Brewer, Dave Howard and Matt Wilsher all notching. Justin Clarke and Ross Dipple replied for Toby though their fell to defeat for the first time in the league season.

 

EOFL Senior Division Three

With leaders Westhamians in Senior Cup action, all three of the chasing pack did their bit to close the gap. First, Academy Soccer won 4 – 1 at Old Chelmsfordians Res thanks to Dom Cooper’s brace plus added goals from Sam Parish and Luis Ruiz. Laindon Orient ‘stepped it up’ in the latter stages to win 4 – 1 at Wakering Sports with Sam Lake getting two with Rodney Sarsah-Wilson and James Shadwell also netting. Terry Horner got Sports’ strike though Orient are third spot, a point behind Academy in second.

White Ensign Ressies are fourth after a 3 – 2 win over Roydon at the Len Forge Centre. Adam Smith, Harrison Somerset-Butler and Lubona Wyatt goals did the business and overcame Nader Benzid’s double for the visitors.

Finally, in EOFL Division Four, Corinthians went two points clear at the top with a 3 – 1 win at Dagenham Utd.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 6th Oct) [EOFL 8.10.18]

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to another round-up of action in the Essex Olympian League. This weekend we have action from the Essex Senior Cup as well as league action. With thanks to fellow Non-League writer Scott Lanza.

 

Essex Senior Cup  2018/19  – Sat 6th Oct

 

Basildon Town 10 – 1 Newbury Forest Res

In the first of our seven in-focus ties, EOFL Division One side Basildon Town put Division Five side Newbury Forest Res to the sword with a huge 10-1 triumph. An Alfie Phillips hat-trick plus braces from Jamie Miller, Alex Witham, substitute Sener Suavi and a solitary goal from Jimmy Markham helped Bas advance freely into the next round.
Buckhurst Hill 5 – 0 Runwell Sports

Olympian Premier outfit Buckhurst Hill powered past Division Two opposition in Runwell Sports  5 – 0 as goals from Nathan Sollosi, Steven Townsend, Frank Glock, Sonny Shilling and Sam Sollosi saw the Hill to a comfortable victory.

Canning Town  0 – 2  Springfield

This all Premier Division-tie saw Springfield prevail at Canning Town as strikes from Graham Hall and David Morgan did the damage and see them progress to the next round.

Corinthians  2 – 3  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  (AET) 

Olympian Division Four side Corinthians gave Premier side Bishop’s Stortford Swifts a real fright at the Stambridge Memorial Ground. Swifts needed extra time to complete a 3 -2 victory thanks to a brace from ex-Sawbridgeworth Town striker Gavin Cockman and another goal from Jack Sawyer. Drew Rawlinson and substitute Theodore Cannon struck for the hosts though they showed here that they are going places.

Hutton  1 – 5  Harold Wood Athletic 

Another all-Premier tie saw Ath power forward in the competition with a 5-1 success at Polo Fields. John Bradley, Reiss Kingsley, Chris Muir, Joe Stevens and     Robert  Whitnell all netted for the visitors, who responded through substitute Brad Freeman.

Roydon    1 – 3  Epping Town

Olympian Division Four side Epping continued their good start to the season as they won at Division Three side Roydon 3 – 1. A brace from Daniel Garfinkle and one from ex-Ilford man Alex Paraskeva saw Billy Cove’s side home to progress in the competition.

 

Toby  1 – 4  Leigh Ramblers  

Finally in our featured matches, Premier side Leigh Ramblers evaded a surprise with a 4 – 1 win at Division Two side Toby. Ramblers goals came from a brace by Jack Deasy with Jacob Cleaver and Justin Hazell also finding the net.

 

Other Results in Essex Senior Cup : Catholic Utd  3 – 1  Rayleigh Town

                                                                Great Baddow  1 – 0  Snaresbrook

                                               Old Southendian  4 – 2  Academy Soccer

 

EOFL Premier Division

In the only Premier Division match this weekend, Kelvedon Hatch are up to second in the table after a 5-1 win over lowly Manford Way. Michael Daniels notched a hat-trick, with Theo Ola and Antony Aylett providing the other goals. Buckhurst Hill remain at the summit but only goal difference separates them from Kelvedon Hatch.

 

EOFL Senior Division One

In the Olympian Senior One action this weekend…

Ramsden Scotia  5 – 2  Frenford Res
Ramsden Scotia are up to second after a 5-2 win over Frenford Res; Steve Paoletti’s hat-trick was added to by strikes from Max Corrigan and Ryan Leddra and the result also keeps Frenford Res at the foot of the table.

May & Baker Res  3 – 7  Ongar Town

May & Baker E.C. Res. remain in the drop zone after a 7-3 defeat at home to Ongar Town. The visitors saw James Stevens and Niki Love both net hat-tricks with Ben Polley also chipping in. Alex Owuaday’s double and Perry Tamburrini scored the May & Baker replies.

Herongate Athletic  0 – 5  Old Chelmsfordians

There was also a hat-trick claimed by Martin Mixture as his Old Chelmsfordians side beat Herongate Athletic 5-0. Elijah Akinolu plus an own goal rounded-up the OC scoring.

Rayleigh Town Res  1 – 2 FC Hamlets

FC Hamlets won 2 – 1 as well, at Rayleigh Town Res, with Darren Serrano and Ishmael Saidy scoring their goals, while Charlie Legg notched the Rayleigh reply.

Galleywood  1 – 2 Shenfield AFC

Harry Hatt scored both of Shenfield AFC’s goals in a 2-1 away win at Galleywood.

 

EOFL Senior Division Two

Shoebury Town remain top of the pile after a 6-2 home win over Lakeside. Dom Binns led the charge with four goals, with Aaron Cooper and Kirk Hudson also notching.

Harold Wood Athletic Res. are second after a Paul Virdi strike from 25 yards, plus a headed winner from Tom Lamb saw them overcome Newham United 2-1. Lamar Obinkwo scored the Newham goal.

Dwayne Francis-Riley, Matthew Hall and David Watson scored the Rochford Town goals in a 3-3 draw with Upminster; Warren Taylor, Matthew Taylor and Daniel Peermamode scoring the visitors’ goals.

Beacon Hill Rovers move up to seventh place after a slender 1-0 win over strugglers Ryan.

 

EOFL Senior Division Three

Old Southendian Reserves looked to gain ground on leaders Westhamians. With a five point gap to fill, the Southend-based club travelled to Old Chelmsfordians Res. and were struck down by goals Josh Chapman and Cosmin Rashim, who was making his debut for the hosts as OS lost 2 – 1 . Tom Judge scored the Old Southendian goal.

Danny Pallett scored twice for Wakering Sports, who went on to add a further goal from John Sharpe en route to beating Basildon Town Res. 3-1. Wakering Sports also announced this week that former Southend Manor (of the Essex Senior Lge) assistant boss Aaron Bloxham is their new manager.

Chris Skingley scored twice for Hutton Res. but was still on the losing side as Izaih Antoine, Jasper Read, plus a brace from substitute Harry Somerset-Butler helped White Ensign Res. run out 4-3 winners. Alfie Kempton also got his name down on the Hutton score sheet. Laindon Orient picked up a fine 2-0 away win at Leigh Town with Glen Jordan scoring both their goals.

That’s all for this week, we’ll be back soon.

Round-up: Eastern Snr Lge Sth, Thurlow Nunn Premier & Essex Olympian Lge Premier (Sat 18th Aug) [EaSL, TNP & EOFLP 18.8.18]

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello again and welcome to my results round-up of the action from the Eastern Senior League South division, Thurlow Nunn Premier and the Essex Olympian League Premier Division on the weekend of the 7th & 18th August. Enjoy.

Eastern Senior League South (EaSL)

Saturday 18th August

 

Benfleet  3 – 1  Wormley Rovers

Burnham Ramblers  2 – 2  Little Oakley

Coggeshall Utd  2 – 3  May & Baker

Frenford  3 – 2  Holland

Hackney Wick  6 – 1  Brightlingsea Regent Res

Harwich & Parkeston  4 – 3  Fire Utd

Hashtag Utd  1 – 1  Wivenhoe Town

Newbury Forest  4 – 5  Halstead Town

White Ensign  3 – 0  Braintree Town Res

 

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Friday 17th August

 

Godmancester Rovers 1 – 3  Histon

Wroxham  3 – 1  Great Yarmouth Town

 

Saturday 18th August

 

FC Clacton  0 – 3  Stowmarket Town

Framlingham Town  0 – 2  Haverhill Rovers

Gorleston  0 – 3  Walsham-le-Willows

Hadleigh Utd  3 – 4  Kirkley & Pakefield

Long Melford  3 – 1  Ely City

Newmarket Town  1 – 1  Brantham Athletic

Norwich Utd  4 – 1  Woodbridge Town

Whitton Utd 1 – 1 Thetford Town

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

 

Saturday 18th August

 

Buckhurst Hill  6 – 2  Old Southendian

Harold Wood Athletic  3 – 0  Springfield

Hutton  2 – 1  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts

Kelevedon Hatch  2 – 1  Great Baddow

Rayleigh Town  0 – 1  Leigh Ramblers

That’s all from this round-up, it’ll return next week.

Report in-Brief: White Ensign 4 – 3 Catholic Utd (EOFL 19.5.18)

Essex Olympian League – Premier Division

Saturday 19th May 2018 – 2.30pm

2017 – 18 Season: Match 71

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The Len Forge Centre 3G pitch before KO

Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a sun-bathed mid-May afternoon, I made my first visit proper to the Len Forge Centre to see EOFL Premier champions Catholic Utd finish the season at local rivals White Ensign.

In what ended up being a rather entertaining encounter, the hosts led after just five minutes with home skipper David Limber forcing the ball home to give his side the lead. A depleted Utd squad struggled to hold the enterprising attacking play of the hosts at times with Godwin-Green making a couple of important saves to keep his team in the match. Though three minutes before the interval, winger Lloyd Wilson struck to double the hosts’ lead. Though Utd responded only a minute later through centre-back Ellis Sands.

Half-Time: White Ensign  2 – 1  Catholic Utd

After the break, the match became even more open-ended as first, Limber struck again [50′] to restore the hosts’ two-goal cushion though again, the Super Hoops hit back through Dan Williams’ header.

Liam Sewell’s sweet strike thundered into the net to make it 4 – 2 on 65 minutes before another from Catholic defender Sands completed the scoring on a day where the hosts celebrated 4th place.

Full-Time: White Ensign 4 – 3 Catholic Utd

 

 

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 16.5.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my last round-up of Olympian Lge action this term. In this week’s action, the dstination of the Premier Division title was confirmed, along with other crucial results across the top three-tiers.

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

In the lead match on Saturday, Catholic Utd knew a draw would be enough to seal another title for them and they edged a committed match 1 – 0 against Bishop’s Stortford Swifts in their fourth match of the week. Harley Kee got the only goal to seal the Super Hoops 15th win of the league season though the celebrations were tempered by the following news that co-managers James Paviour and Dan Trenkel will step down following this weekend’s match at White Ensign.

Elsewhere, Leigh Ramblers won at Basildon Town 2 – 1 to rise to 8th in the standings after the weekend’s action. Town suffered their 21st defeat in their 24 matches this term here and will surely look to have a better season next time out. Also, Kelvedon Hatch were held 2 – 2 by Harold Wood Athletic. Kelvedons goals came through James Burt and Ben Gibbons while Ath were grateful for Charlie Liddiard and Robert Whitnell strikes to claim the point which took them 3rd while the hosts were 6th after the weekend’s matches.

White Ensign remain 5th by virtue of a ‘Home Walkover’ victory over Manford Way who couldn’t field a side in their final match of the season, which saw them drop to 10th following a points deduction.

 

Into Olympian Senior One now and Sungate powered past relegated Harold Hill 5- 1 to rise to 5th in the standings following the weekend’s action. Hutton drew 1 – 1 with champions Buckhurst Hill and Old Southendian were held to the same scoreline by Snaresbrook.

Lastly for the Saturday action, in Senior Two, Newham Utd thumped Upminster 6 – 0 to leave the visitors sweating over their place in the division next season. Utd are 8th, with one match left. Also, Ramsden Scotia’s promotion hopes had a setback as they were held 0 – 0 by rivals Herongate Athletic, who ended their season here.

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Moving onto the midweek action now and on Monday night in Senior One, Newbury Forest triumphed 4 – 3 over Great Baddow in an epic match to really put ‘a spanner in the works’ of Baddow’s promotion dreams. Baddow ended their season here, while Hutton need to beat Harold Hill this weekend to pip Baddow to promotion. Forest go up to 8th spot with this win.

On Tuesday night, in Olympian Premier, Springfield won 3 – 2 at May & Baker in what was both clubs’ last match of the season. Springfield finish 3rd while the hosts finish the season in 7th though a bright future awaits them. In Senior One, Sungate confirmed a top-four finish by holding Buckhurst Hill 3 – 3 at Ilford Wanderers Rugby Club.

In Senior Two, Ramsden Scotia kept their promotion dreams alive with a 2 – 0 home win over Rochford Town. Scotia’s 15th win of the season here means a win on May 26th at Newham will see them promoted. At the other end of the scale, Rochford’s 17th loss of the season meant they will drop back to Division Three next term, unless they get a repreieve, ala last term.

Also on Tuesday was the EOFL Senior Cup Final at Bishop’s Stortford FC’s Dunmow Road home, and Frenford won 4 – 2 against fellow Premier Division side Leigh Ramblers to claim the trophy. Ramblers led early through Tom Hollingsworth and Andrew Webster goals though a brace from Ashley Taylor-Forbes plus strikes from Charlie Fairhead and substitute Nick Hughes powered the top tier runners-up to glory.

 

And that’s all from this round-up and for the round-up’s this season. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and that you agree that it gives EOFL clubs the ‘limelight’ that they deserve.

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.