FA Cup 2nd Rd Draw (6.11.17)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Below is a short listing of the FA Cup Second Round Draw with Venues where known. Who does your team face?

Ties to be played 1st-4th December


Woking or Bury v Tranmere Rovers or Peterborough Utd| Venue: TBC
MK Dons v Maidstone Utd  | Venue: Stadium MK
Newport County v Cambridge Utd | Venue: Rodney Parade
Wycombe Wanderers v Leatherhead or Billericay Town | Venue: Adams Park
Port Vale v Yeovil Town   | Venue: Vale Park
Shrewsbury Town v Morecambe | Venue: New Meadow
Doncaster Rovers v Northampton Town or Scunthorpe Utd | Venue: Keepmoat Stadium
Slough Town v Rochdale | Venue: Arbour Park
AFC Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic  | Venue: Kingsmeadow
Stevenage v Swindon Town  | Venue: Broadhall Way
Mansfield Town v Accrington Stanley or Guiseley | Venue: Field Mill
Gateshead v Luton Town | Venue: Gateshead International Stadium
Bradford City v Plymouth Argyle  | Venue: Valley Parade
Blackburn Rovers v Crewe Alexandra | Venue: Ewood Park
AFC Fylde v Wigan Athletic   | Venue: Mill Farm
Gillingham v Carlisle Utd    | Venue: Priestfield
Notts County v Oxford City   | Venue: Meadow Lane
Forest Green Rovers v Exeter City  | Venue: The New Lawn
Fleetwood Town v Hereford  | Venue: Highbury
Coventry City v Boreham Wood    | Venue: Ricoh Arena


The FA Cup 1st Round Proper Draw (Updated 18.10.17)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to the complete Emirates FA Cup First Round Proper draw, where EFL League One & League Two sides enter the competition. Some sides have fought through earlier rounds to this point, amassing very useful funds already though with potential prize-money of £18,000 on offer for the winners in this round alone, the stakes continue to rise.

The FA Cup First Round Proper Draw


Ties to be played on the 3rd-6th November 2017


Stevenage  v   Nantwich Town | Venue: Broadhall Way

Bradford City v  Chesterfield   | Venue: Valley Parade

Port Vale  v  Oxford Utd        |  Venue: Vale Park

Newport County  v  Walsall    |  Venue: Rodney Parade

Morecambe  v  Hartlepool Utd  |  Venue: Globe Arena

Yeovil Town  v  Southend Utd     |  Venue: Huish Park

Peterborough Utd  v  Tranmere Rovers  | Venue: London Road

Cambridge Utd  v  Sutton Utd       | Venue: Abbey Stadium

Forest Green Rovers  v  Macclesfield Town   | Venue: The New Lawn

AFC Fylde  v  Kidderminster Harriers       |    Venue: Mill Farm

Luton Town  v  Portsmouth                | Venue: Kenilworth Road

Shrewsbury Town  v  Aldershot Town    | Venue: New Meadow

Hereford  v  AFC Telford Utd             | Venue: Edgar Street

Guiseley  v  Accrington Stanley        | Venue: Nethermoor Park

Blackburn Rovers  v  Barnet          | Venue: Ewood Park

Ebbsfleet Utd v Doncaster Rovers     | Venue: Stonebridge Road

Leatherhead  v   Billericay Town      | Venue: Feltcham Grove

Boreham Wood  v  Blackpool            |  Venue: Meadow Park

Shaw Lane AFC  v  Mansfield Town     | Venue: Ollerton Road

Colchester Utd  v  Oxford City    |   Venue: Colchester Community Stadium

Plymouth Argyle  v  Grimsby Town     | Venue: Home Park

AFC Wimbledon  v  Lincoln City         | Venue: Kingsmeadow

Rochdale  v   Bromley                              | Venue: Spotland

Coventry City  v  Maidenhead Utd      | Venue: Ricoh Arena

Chorley  v  Fleetwood Town               |    Venue: Victory Park

Carlisle Utd  v  Oldham Athletic       | Venue: Brunton Park

Notts County  v  Bristol Rovers         |   Venue: Meadow Lane

Dartford  v  Swindon Town                | Venue: Princes Park

Cheltenham Town  v  Maidstone Utd      | Venue: Whaddon Road

Woking  v   Bury                            | Venue: Kingfield

Crewe Alexandra  v  Rotherham Utd       | Venue: Gresty Road

Gillingham  v  Leyton Orient               | Venue: Priestfield

Hyde Utd  v  MK Dons                          | Venue: Walker Lane

Gainsborough Trinity  v  Slough Town    | Venue: Northolme

Solihull Moors  v  Wycombe Wanderers   | Venue: Damson Park

Northampton Town  v  Scunthorpe Utd     | Venue: Sixfields

Charlton Athletic  v  Truro City                    |   Venue: The Valley

Wigan Athletic   v  Crawley Town               | Venue: The DW Stadium

Gateshead  v  Chelmsford City        | Venue: Gateshead International Stadium

Exeter City  v  Heybridge Swifts      | Venue: St James’ Park


Thanks for reading.

ICYMI the round-up for the FA Cup Fourth Quali Round (South) is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/the-fa-cup-4qr-sth-r-up-15-10-17/

The FA Cup 4QR (South) round-up (15.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the action from the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round focusing on the entire southern side of the draw. Who made it to the First Round Proper & is another £12,500 better off? The draw for the First Round Proper is on Monday, live on TV. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 14th October

The FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round (South side A- Z)

Aldershot Town  1 – 0   Torquay Utd

Venue: The EBB Stadium   | Attendance: 1,583

Aldershot narrowly saw their way past Torquay to claim a place in the next round. Scott Rendell got the only goal with 11 minutes remaining to see Gary Waddock’s side through at the expense of their fellow National League Premier opponents.

Bath City   0 – 0   Chelmsford City

Venue: Twerton Park   |  Attendance: 878

Chelmsford held firm to take this tie to a replay at Melbourne Park in midweek. Both the Romans and the Clarets will go into the First Round draw though the two National League South sides will undergo a replay in midweek.

Brackley Town 3 – 3  Billericay Town

Venue: St. James Park    | Attendance: 731

Ten-man Brackley struck late to deny Billericay an outright place in the next round at the first time of asking. Aaron Williams put the Saints ahead after just two minutes and that lead stood at half-time. The same couldn’t be said for the hosts keeping their full complement of players on-the-pitch though as Alex Gudger was dismissed just before the interval. Billericay responded after the break and levelled through Adam Cunnington two minutes after the break. Substitute Louis Theophanous gave ‘Ricay the lead on 72 minutes though that lead only lasted four minutes before Adam Walker restored parity for the National League North side. Cunnington snared his second of the afternoon on 78 minutes as the visitors re-took the lead though Brackley levelled once again right on the stroke of full-time as Shane Byrne struck to send the tie to a replay at New Lodge in midweek.

Burgess Hill Town  0 – 1    Dartford

Venue: Leylands Park    | Attendance:  873

National League Premier side Dartford were given a tough afternoon by Isthmian Premier side Burgess Hill though the visitors edged it at Leylands Park. Alfie Pavey’s early goal was enough to seal the Darts’ passage into the next round.

Dagenham & Redbridge  0 – 0  Leyton Orient

Venue: Victoria Road    |   Attendance: 2,259

Both these National League Premier sides drew a blank at Victoria Road, watched by a healthy crowd of over 2,000 fans. They’ll have to do it all again on Tuesday night at Brisbane Road.

Dover Athletic  0 – 0    Bromley

Venue: Crabble Athletic Ground    | Attendance:

There was another stalemate at the Crabble as both these National League Premier sides cancelled each other out and you know what that means… a replay at Hayes Lane in midweek.

East Thurrock Utd  0 – 0   Ebbsfleet Utd

Venue: Rookery Hill    | Attendance: 669

National League South side East Thurrock held draw-specialists Ebbsfleet (they’ve drawn nine of their 15 National League Premier matches so far this season) to a creditable draw at Rookery Hill. Both sides will go forth in a replay in midweek.

Eastleigh  1 – 2    Hereford

Venue: Silverlake Stadium    | Attendance: 1,345

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Hereford upset National League Premier Eastleigh to advance into the next round. Michael McGrath’s deflected free-kick sent the travelling fans wild with the opener on the quarter-hour. The hosts were a man down on 31 minutes as Andrew Boyce was dismissed.It got even better for the Bulls a minute before half-time as Garyn Preen’s goal doubled the priceless advantage. The Spitfires did improve after the break and Callum Howe halved the deficit with 12 minutes remaining. During an extended amount of injury-time due to a serious injury to Hereford’s Preen, Gavin Hoyte was also sent off to end a not-so-momentous day for the National League Premier hosts though unsurprisingly the same cannot be said for the visitors who endured a nervy end to the match.

Hampton & Richmond Borough   0 – 2 Truro City

Venue: Beveree Stadium    | Attendance: 784

The White Tigers sealed their place in the next round with this good performance against fellow National League South side Hampton & Richmond at the Beveree Stadium. Both goals came after the break as Noah Keats [60’ & 89’] did the business for Lee Hodges’s team as they became the first Cornish side to reach the First Round Proper in 48 years {Credit to Tony Incenzo for that particular statistic].

Haringey Borough   2 – 4    Heybridge Swifts   

Venue: Coles Park   | Attendance: 401

This much-anticipated all-Isthmian North tie certainly lived up to its billing.. and then some as Swifts emerged with the win and earmarked their place in the next round. Lawrence Yiga’s OG on 14 minutes gave Jody Brown’s side the lead and that narrow led lasted until after half-time. Haringey levelled 12 minutes after the break through hot-shot Ralston Gabriel. A three-goal burst from Sam Bantick [65’] and Luke Callander’s brace [pen 69’ & 73’] put the visitors in a very strong position. Borough weren’t finished though as Ruaridh Kay pulled another goal back three minutes from the end though it’s Heybridge who proudly take their place in the next round

Maidenhead Utd  2 – 1  Havant & Waterlooville

Venue: York Road    | Attendance: 753

National Premier side Maidenhead struck late to seal their progress to the next round. Sam Barratt handed the hosts the lead on 23 minutes as Alan Devonshire’s side led at the break. The Hawks levelled five minutes after the re-start as Jason Prior struck. There was late drama though as Ryan Upward sent the Magpies jumping for joy though the visitors can be proud of their performance.

Fellow Non-League blogger Peter Dudley was at this match and here is his report – http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/10/15/maidenhead-united-2-havant-waterlooville-1/

Maidstone Utd   2 – 2   Enfield Town

Venue: Gallagher Stadium    | Attendance: 1,495

Maidstone denied Enfield a famous win by striking late-on at the Gallagher Stadium. The Isthmian Premier side took the lead on 20 minutes in through Simon Thomas’s goal. Ex-Dagenham winger Zavon Hines missed a penalty late in the first half though the hosts did level the tie in first-half stoppage time through Alex Wynter. The visitors got a spot-kick of their own and Darren Purse [57’] did convert as the Towners led for the second time. Joe Piggott struck [90’] to avert the exit door for Jay Saunders’ side. The two sides will do battle again in midweek.

Margate  1 – 2   Leatherhead

Venue: Hartsdown Park   | Attendance:  879

Leatherhead overcame fellow Isthmian Premier side Margate in a exciting finale at Hartsdown Park. Player-manager Sammy Moore put his side ahead with 15 minutes to play before fellow ex-pro Jack Midson made it two ten minutes afterward. Substitute Harry Stannard [89’] pulled one back for Steve Watt’s side three minutes after coming on though it’s the Tanners who made their way into the draw for the next round.

Oxford City  1 – 0   Bognor Regis Town

Venue: Marsh Lane         | Attendance: 406

City edged this encounter to make it into the next round. Matthew Paterson got the only goal of the match on 32 minutes though it could have been more comfortable though Paterson fluffed his lines from a spot-kick. Bognor had to play the last 13 minutes a man light as Calvin Davies was dismissed for a second bookable offence. City held on to triumph over their fellow National League side here.

Paulton Rovers  2 – 3    Sutton Utd

Venue: Winterfield Road   | Attendance:  601

Sutton got the win though had a real hum-dinger of a contest at Winterfield Road. Kieron Cadogan put the visitors ahead on ten minutes though Rovers levelled seven minutes later through captain Josh Ford’s strike. The stalemate lasted until just after the break when a two-goal salvo from Cadogan [49’] and Louis John appeared to break the hosts’ resistance. Not so though as substitute Dave Sims’s goal 14 minutes from time ensured a nervy finish for the National League Premier side.

Slough Town  1 – 0  Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Arbour Park    | Attendance: 926

Southern League Premier side Slough fellow Step 3 side Invicta to claim a good win at Arbour Park. The Rebels led after only four minutes through Warren Harris’s goal. The visitors couldn’t create too many opportunities and saw Kieron McCann dismissed with nine minutes to go as the hosts went through.

St Albans City   1 –  3   Boreham Wood

Venue: Clarence Park | Attendance: 1,418

National League Premier side Boreham Wood saw off the challenge of their National League South opponents at Clarence Park in the match that was also streamed online by the BBC. Bruno Andrade gave Luke Garrard’s side the lead from the spot on 13 minutes. Wood received a boost before the break as Shaun Jeffers made it two five minutes before half-time. Andrade got his brace four minutes after the interval to all but seal the visitors’ progression. Zane Banton [66’] slotted home to pull one back though it wasn’t enough to stop Wood from prevailing here.

Woking  1 – 1  Concord Rangers

Venue: Kingfield   | Attendance: 1,004

Woking were denied by a tough Concord side at Kingfield. Steve Cawley put the National League South side ahead on 25 minutes with a cracker. The visitors frustrated the Cards for long periods though the hosts did ensure a replay as substitute Jamie Philpott struck with three minutes of normal time remaining.

The FA Cup 4QR Draw (Updated) (3.10.17)

Compiled by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to the complete Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round draw, where National League Premier sides enter the fray. Particularly for sides who came through the previous round, the stakes get ever-higher, as does the potential prize-money with £12,500 on offer for the winners in this round alone.

The FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round Draw (UPDATED)

(North side followed by South side)

Ties to be played on the weekend of 14th October 2017

Draw – North side

FC Halifax Town  v   Tranmere Rovers    | Venue: The Shay Stadium

Solihull Moors  v  Ossett Town AFC | Venue: Damson Park

South Shields   v   Hartlepool Utd    |   Venue: Mariners Park

Shaw Lane AFC  v   Barrow AFC   |  Venue: Sheerien Park

Chorley    v  Boston Utd       |  Venue: Victory Park

AFC Telford Utd v FC Utd of Manchester  | Venue: New Bucks Head

Harrogate Town  v Gainsborough Trinity | Venue: Wetherby Road

Nantwich Town v Kettering Town   | Venue: Weaver Stadium

Buxton   v  Gateshead     |   Venue: Silverlands

Guiseley  v   Shildon AFC   | Venue: Nethermoor Park

AFC Flyde   v    Wrexham AFC  | Venue: Mill Farm

Kidderminster Harriers   v   Chester  | Venue: Aggborough

Scarborough Athletic  v  Hyde Utd  |  Venue: Scarborough Sports Village

Stourbridge  v  Macclesfield Town    | Venue: War Memorial Athletic Ground

South side

Brackley Town v  Billericay Town  | Venue: St. James Park

Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient  | Venue: Victoria Road

Eastleigh v Hereford    | Venue: Silverlake Stadium

Aldershot Town  v  Torquay Utd   | Venue: The EBB Stadium

Bath City    v   Chelmsford City  | Venue: Twerton Park

Oxford City   v   Bognor Regis Town  | Venue: Marsh Lane

Maidenhead Utd  v  Havant & Waterlooville  | Venue: York Road

Haringey Borough  v  Heybridge Swifts   | Venue: Coles Park

Woking v Concord Rangers    | Venue: Kingfield

Hampton & Richmond Borough  v Truro City  | Venue: Beveree Stadium

Dover Athletic  v   Bromley    |  Venue: Crabble Athletic Ground

Slough Town   v   Folkestone Invicta   | Venue: Arbour Park

Burgess Hill Town   v   Dartford    | Venue: Leylands Park

St Albans City   v  Boreham Wood    | Venue: Clarence Park

Maidstone Utd   v    Enfield Town    | Venue: Gallagher Stadium

Margate   v    Leatherhead     |   Venue: Hartsdown Park

Paulton Rovers   v  Sutton Utd    | Venue: Winterfield Road

East Thurrock Utd   v  Ebbsfleet Utd   | Venue: Rookery Hill

FA Cup 3QR (NL South & Isthmian P & N sides) (1.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the action from the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round focusing on National League South and Isthmian League Premier Division & Division North sides. Who made it to the Fourth Qualifying Round, only one round away from the First Round Proper? Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 30th September

Ashford Town (Middx) 1 – 2 Leatherhead

Venue: The Robert Parker Stadium    | Attendance: 277

The Tangerines started well though ultimately exited at the hands of Isthmian Premier Division side Leatherhead at the Robert Parker Stadium. Alex Fisher’s penalty gave the hosts the lead after just three minutes. The Tanners were level 11 minutes later through Lee Minshull’s goal. On 56 minutes, ex-pro striker Jack Midson got the winner to seal Sammy Moore’s side a place in the Fourth Qualifying Round.

Bath City   3 – 0   Hemel Hempstead Town

Venue: Twerton Park   | Attendance: 510

National League South side Bath left it late to seal their place in the round with victory over fellow NL South side Hemel at Twerton Park. The Romans led on 45 minutes through skipper Frankie Artus before  late goals Andy Watkins (90’+1) and substitute Jamie Lucas (90’+3) sealed the hosts’ progression.

Brackley Town 4 – 1  Braintree Town

Venue: St James Park, Churchill Way | Attendance: 383

NL North side comfortably defeated NL South side Braintree at St James Park. Glenn Walker gave the Saints the lead after only four minutes. Luke Graham made it two ten minutes into the second half, before Ellis Myles extended the lead still further only a minute later. Aaron Williams struck on 65 minutes to eliminate any doubt that Kevin Wilkin’s side would progress. The Iron pulled one back through substitute Karl Olyide with ten minutes left though they exit the competition here.

Burgess Hill Town  1 – 0  Wealdstone

Venue: Leylands Park | Attendance: 590

Isthmian Premier side Burgess Hill struck late to send NL South side Wealdstone out in front of a good crowd at Leylands Park. Cheik Toure got the only goal on the stroke of 90 minutes to seal the Hillians’ place in the next round.

Chelmsford City  2 – 1   Weymouth

Venue: Melbourne Park   | Attendance: 664

Chelmsford sealed their place in the next round by defeating the Terras at Melbourne Park. Chris Dickson’s spot-kick put the Clarets ahead on 58 minutes. Dickson completed his brace with a cracking drive with ten minutes to play. The visitors pulled one back a minute from time through Baker though the Evo-Stik Southern Premier side go out.

Cinderford Town  2 –  3   Hampton & Richmond Borough

Venue: The Causeway

Hampton overcame a scare to book their place in the next round. Declan Morley-Lyne gave the hosts the lead in the first minute. Taurean Roberts’ header on 32 minutes restored parity for the NL South side, though Cinderford went ahead once again through skipper Lewis’s penalty on the hour. Substitute Brendan Kiernan changed the course of this match though with a brace (80’ & 88’) which sealed Alan Dowson’s side’s progression and heartbreak for the hosts.

Concord Rangers  3 – 0 Dorking Wanderers

Venue: Thames Road  | Attendance: 141

NL South side Concord ensured their place in the next round at the expense of Isthmian Premier side Dorking at Thames Road. Amos Nasha gave the Beach Boys the lead on 17 minutes. After the break, goals from captain Steve Cawley (50’) and Jordan Cox (59’) sealed the win for Adam Flanagan’s side.

Eastbourne Borough   0 –  2    Bognor Regis Town

Venue: Priory Lane  | Attendance: 762

Bognor sealed their place in the next round by defeating NL South rivals Eastbourne at Priory Lane. Ollie Pearce’s brace (10’ & 49’) sealed the win for Jack Pearce’s men at the expense of former Rocks manager Jamie Howell and his Sports side.

East Thurrock Utd 2 – 2  Harlow Town

Venue: Rookery Hill

Harlow held the Rocks to a draw at Rookery Hill. Talimanic striker Sam Higgins put the hosts ahead on 18 minutes though Alex Read levelled for Town on the half-hour. Xavier Vidal gave the visitors the lead just four minutes later. Higgins struck again on 66 minutes to level for John Coventry’s side. Harlow had to play the last 24 minutes with a man down as Craig Pope was dismissed for two bookings. Higgins had a spot-kick saved by Town ‘keeper Ben McNamara with 13 minutes remaining so it will go to a replay at the Harlow Arena on Tuesday night.

Enfield Town  3 – 0   Phoenix Sports

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium | Attendance: 501

A bumper Enfield crowd saw Isthmian Premier side Town defeat Isthmian South side Phoenix. Mario Noto (7’) and Simon Thomas (10’) put the hosts two ahead early-on before substitute Montell Moore sealed the win with three minutes left.

Folkestone Invicta  2 – 1   Aylesbury Utd

Venue: The Fullicks Stadium  | Attendance: 473

Invicta sealed the win after being pegged back initially at The Fullicks. Joe Taylor put Invicta ahead on 25 minutes, before Lea Coulter levelled six minutes before the break. Adam Yusuff got the winner eleven minutes into the second half to seal their place in the next round.

Haringey Borough 4 – 1 Bideford AFC

Venue: Coles Park  | Attendance: 267

Haringey produced a good performance to make the next round at Coles Park.  Rolston Gabriel put the hosts ahead on 24 minutes. After the break, Anthony McDonald doubled the lead five minutes into the second half. Gabriel struck twice more (62’ & 72’) to claim the match ball and seal the win. Craig Allan’s goal a minute from time was scant consolation for the Robins who exit the competition here.

Hayes & Yeading Utd  0 – 4  Havant & Waterlooville

Venue:  Beaconsfield Road   | Attendance: 241

NL South side Havant produced an excellent away-day performance to seal the win at ten-man Hayes & Yeading. Hayes were a man light after 50 minutes as skipper Spyros Mentis was dismissed. The Hawks took full advantage of that as Rory Williams opened the scoring on 55 minutes. Jason Prior made it two four minutes later before goals from Ryan Woodford (61’) and substitute James Hayter (74’) sealed the visitors’ progression to the next round.

Fellow Non-League blogger Peter Dudley was at this match and his report is here: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/10/01/hayes-yeading-united-0-havant-waterlooville-4/

Hereford   2 – 0  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Edgar Street   | Attendance: 2,440

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Hereford won of the battle of the Step 4 sides in front of a big crowd at Edgar Street. Second-half goals from Keyon Reffell (61’) and John Mills (pen 65’) were enough to seal the win for Peter Beadle’s side.

Heybridge Swifts 2 – 1   Frome Town

Venue: Scraley Road    | Attendance: 244

Isthmian North side Swifts continued their fine FA Cup run with a good win at Scraley Road. Hot-shot Juan Luque put the hosts ahead on the half-hour. Chas Hemmings levelled for Town with 16 minutes remaining though Jody Brown’s side were not to be denied as Sam Bantick got the winner four minutes later.

Hungerford Town 1 – 1   Billericay Town

Venue: Bulpit Lane | Attendance: 507

NL South side held ambitious Isthmian Premier side Billericay at Bulpit Lane. Stefan Brown’s spot-kick on 31 minutes put the Crusaders ahead. Substitute Ricky Modeste levelled for the Blues on 67 minutes and despite pressure from the visitors, a replay is required at New Lodge in midweek.

Margate  2 – 0   Herne Bay

Venue: Hartsdown Park  | Attendance: 1,009

A bumper crowd saw Isthmian Premier side Margate prevail at Hartsdown Park. A brace from Jordan Chiedozie (53’ & 59’) sealed the win for Steve Watt’s side over their Isthmian Division South visitors.

Needham Market  1 – 6    Dartford

Venue: Bloomfields | Attendance: 379

NL South side Dartford put in a devastating performance to reach the next round at Bloomfields. Alfie Pavey’s first-half hat-trick (21’,35’ & 45’) put the Darts in command and Tom Murphy put the result beyond doubt four minutes into the second half. Sam Nunn pulled one back for the Marketmen on 66 minutes though Andy Pugh made it 5-1 five minutes later. Needham were a man down with 8 minutes to play as Billy Holland was dismissed. Hayes got the sixth in added-time to seal a great day for Tony Burman’s side.

Oxford City  4 – 2   Leiston

Venue: Marsh Lane     | Attendance: 185

NL South side Oxford City struck very late to seal their place in the next round. Byron Lawrence gave the visitors the lead after six minutes. City levelled ten minutes later through Joe Oastler. Isthmian Premier side Leiston re-took the lead through Matt Blake on 73 minutes though Dave Pearce restored parity again for the hosts with nine minutes to play before two stoppage-time goals from Enza Forde and Rob Sinclair sealed a narrow win for Mark Jones’ side.

St Albans City 2 – 1   Bridport

Venue: Clarence Park    |

NL South side St Albans got the win at Clarence Park. Shaun Lucien gave the hosts the lead on 24 minutes before Kiangebeni doubled the lead seven minutes later. Bridport did pull one back through Leigh Bailey nine minutes into the second half though Ian Allinson’s held out to book their place in the next round.

Slough Town  2 – 1  Poole Town

Venue: Arbour Park    |    Attendance: 680

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Slough upset NL South side Poole to book their place in the next round. The visitors took the lead through Warren Bentley’s goal on the half-hour. Slough levelled through Chris Flood twele minutes into the second half before George Wells sent the Rebels’ crowd wild with the winner with seven minutes to play.

Truro City   4 – 1  AFC Sudbury

Venue: Treyew Road   | Attendance: 359

NL South side Truro held off the challenge of Isthmian North side Sudbury at Treyew Road to make the next round for the first time in their history. Sudbury started well as they took the lead four minutes in thanks to Tevan Allen’s goal. The hosts levelled through Chris Todd a minute before the break. Aaron Lamont put City ahead for the first time six minutes into the second-half before  late goals from Tyler Harvey (84’) and Stewart Yetton (90’) sealed the White Tigers’ progress into the next round.

Essex Senior League, FA Cup 2QR (ESL) & EOFL round-up (17.9.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the action from the Essex Senior League, Essex Olympian League (Premier-Division Two) that took place this weekend & this week, also mentioning the FA Cup 2nd Quali Round match: F8C Romania v Hayes & Yeading Utd. Enjoy.

Friday 15th September

Essex Senior League

Barkingside 1 – 2  Redbridge

Venue: Cricklefield    | Attendance: 165

Redbridge edged their former tenants at Cricklefield. After a goalless opening half, Shaun Harris put the Motormen ahead three minutes after the break. Michael Ogboin levelled for Michael Walther’s side with 24 minutes remaining before a fortunate winner from Calvin Poku sealed the points for Ricky Eaton & Joey May’s side & record their fourth win of the season.

If you’d like more about this match – my match report is here:  https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/report-barkingside-1-2-redbridge-esl-15-9-17/

Tower Hamlets  3 – 1   Wadham Lodge        

Venue: Mile End Stadium   | Attendance: 57

Hamets continued their fine recent league run with a win at Mile End. Mata Julio put the hosts ahead on 28 minutes, before a spot-kick from Luke With five minutes prior to half-time put them two-up at the break. Wale Odedoyin struck midway through the second half to seal the points before Wadham got a late consolation from Joe Pattison with two minutes left to play. Hamlets held on well to grab their fourth win of the season and sit 6th in the table after all the other weekend matches.

Saturday 16th September

Essex Senior League

Basildon Utd   1 – 2   Enfield 1893            

Venue: The Hive   | Attendance: 109

Enfield upset Basildon at the Hive to claim all three points and end the Bees’ unbeaten start to the ESL season. A second-half double by Carl Mullings (66’ & 76’) put Matt Hanning’s side in the drivers’ seat before Ash Blackburn pulled one back for the hosts with six minutes left. Marc Harrison’s side drop to second though have still made a superb start to the campaign. Enfield’s second win of the campaign sees them in 18th place.

Clapton 1 – 0 Burnham Ramblers   

Venue: Old Spotted Dog    | Attendance: 67

Clapton picked up a narrow but nonetheless important win at the OSD. Ikem Odeh scored the only goal four minutes before the break. After the break, Clapton had Quincy Egbejale dismissed. Goalkeeper Mark Kavanagh saved a penalty well soon after to assist his side getting their second win of the season from six matches. Burnham remain second bottom after what seemed to be a frustrating afternoon for Lee Hughes’ side.

Great Wakering Rovers  2 – 0  Ilford

Venue: Burroughs Park   |     Attendance: 71

Wakering comfortably defeated the Foxes at Burroughs Park. Neil Richmond put Rovers ahead six minutes in. Scott Pethers got the second twenty minutes later as Ilford faltered. Wakering’s 5th win this term sees them rise to third spot, while Ilford’s fourth loss in their eight matches thus far sees them in 9th place.

If you’d like more about this match, my match report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/report-gwr-2-0-ilford-esl-16-9-17/

Southend Manor  3 – 4  West Essex

Venue: Southchurch Park   |    Attendance: 31

West Essex came from behind to snatch a late win in a pulsating match at Southchurch Park. Daniel Okah put Manor ahead on the half-hour. The visitors responded through talisman forward Michael Mignot five minutes into the second half. Manor put some daylight between the sides after Jacob Cleaver netted a second-half brace (57’ & 71’) though West Essex pulled back level again at 3-3 through goals from Tom MacLeod (80’) and Mignot’s second (83’) though Tom Woodbridge settled it at the death. Apparently, there were four red cards in this match, Manor finished with eight men and W Essex ten men.

Stansted  1 – 3  Woodford Town (2017)   

Venue: Hargrave Park    | Attendance: 27

Stansted were hit by a Woodford comeback at Hargrave Park. Jack Sykes had given the hosts the lead after 21 minutes. Town responded through Andre Bennett 15 minutes later. And then a late, late double from Asher Modeste sealed all three points for the Broxbourne-based side.

Takeley  4 – 1  Hackney Wick

Venue: Station Road   |     Attendance: 49

Takeley comfortably overcame Wick to continue their 100% start to the season. Stuart Zanone gave the hosts the lead on the quarter-hour, before Jason Todd made it two, two minutes before the break. Three minutes after the restart, Todd got his second of the afternoon. Saico Djop got a consolation for Tolga Dervish’s side five minutes from time. The hosts weren’t done though as Mitchell Das grabbed a fourth three minutes later.

Fellow Non-League blogger Peter Dudley was at the match & here’s his report: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/09/17/takeley-4-hackney-wick-1/

Waltham Forest  2 – 3  Sporting Bengal Utd

Venue:  Kitchener Road    |    Attendance: 37

Bengal struck late, late onto claim all three points at Kitchener Road. Steven Carvell put Imrul Gazi’s side ahead on 34 minutes. Oscar Mendes doubled the lead six minutes later. Aniola Tanimowo got one back three minutes before the break. With 11 minutes left, Chris Medina thought he’d given Forest a point though Carvell struck in injury-time to claim a good win for Sporting.

Sunday 17th September

The FA Cup Second Qualifying Round

FC Romania 2 – 2 Hayes & Yeading Utd   

Venue: Theobalds Lane       |    Attendance: 168

FC Romania were denied a famous win late-on by Step 4 side Hayes & Yeading at Theobalds Lane. Rohdell Gordon put Hayes & Yeading ahead ten minutes in, before Florin Pop levelled 18 minutes later. Toby Cleaver struck four minutes into the second half to put FCR ahead, though the hosts were down to ten men late on and Manny Doku scored from the spot with seven minutes left to give the visitors another chance in midweek to book their place in the next round.


Essex Olympian League

Saturday 16th September

Premier Division

 Basildon Town  0 – 4 May & Baker E.C  | Venue: Gardiners Way

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  0 – 1  Frenford  | Venue: Silver Leys

Canning Town 0 – 4 Harold Wood Athletic   | Venue: Albatross Close

Manford Way  4 – 1 Rayleigh Town  |  Venue: Forest Road

Springfield 2 – 2  Kelvedon Hatch   |  Venue: Springfield Hall Park

White Ensign 3 – 1  Leigh Ramblers   | Venue: The Len Forge Centre


Senior Division One

Harold Hill 2 – 7 Buckhurst Hill

Hutton  3 – 0  Great Baddow

Newbury Forest  1 – 0  Shenfield AFC

Runwell Sports  0 – 3  FC Hamlets

Snaresbrook  0 – 0  Old Chelmsfordians

Sungate  3 – 1  Galleywood


Senior Division Two

 Benfleet  2 – 2  Toby

Herongate Athletic 3 – 1 Ramsden Scotia

May & Baker E.C Res  H – W  Rochford Town

(Rochford Town couldn’t raise a side)

Newham Utd  2 – 0  Ryan

Ongar Town  3 – 2  Upminster

Rayleigh Town Res  2 – 2 A1 Sports

Essex Senior League & FA Cup Second Quali Round (ESL) – Preview (15.9.17)

Written by Peter D & Scott W

Intro by Scott W

Hello and welcome to a joint-preview of the Essex Senior League action taking place this weekend. FC Romania and are the sole team remaining to carry the ‘ESL flag’ in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round as they seek a bumper pay-day of £4,500 on Sunday whilst there is a near-full ESL fixture programme featuring nine matches. Here are both our thoughts on this weekend’s fixtures:

Friday 15th September

Essex Senior League

Barkingside v Redbridge  |     Venue: Cricklefield

Scott: The ESL action kicks off on Friday as Barkingside welcome Redbridge to Cricklefield. Both sides are in mid-table at present though are also unpredictable. This is Barkingside’s third match in six days whilst the Motormen have had midweek off. That could have an impact on this encounter, though Redbridge’s recent improving form (having won their last their last three matches in league & cup) might just give them the edge here.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

Peter:  A potentially cracking contest awaits us at Cricklefield as former Oakside rivals Barkingside and Redbridge meet on Friday evening.  Both sides come into this game off the back of victories in the FA Vase too, Side defeated Southend Manor last Sunday whilst The Motormen powered past Brantham Atheltic, netting six goals in an hour.  Both will fancy winning this game but I feel it could end all square.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 1


Tower Hamlets  v   Wadham Lodge   |  Venue: Mile End Stadium

Scott: Hamlets also play on Friday night, as they entertain Wadham at Mile End. Both sides were in league action in midweek, Hamlets winning a feisty encounter at Sawbridgeworth, while Wadham lost at home to Hackney Wick. The hosts have won their last four matches on-the-spin and currently reside in the top ten. The form book would lean towards a home win and I happen to agree with that.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 0

Peter:  The other Friday night game comes from Mile End as Tower Hamlets face Wadham Lodge in another derby in the East End.  Hamlets are on a four-game winning streak in all competitions whilst Lodge are bottom with just one win in seven league games.  I feel this game may be closer than people think but the hosts will most likely come away with the points.

Pete’s Prediction: 3 – 1


Saturday 16th September

Essex Senior League

Basildon Utd   v   Enfield 1893      |   Venue: The Hive

Scott: In-form Basildon welcome Enfield to the Hive. These two sides are at opposite ends of the table at present. The Bees miserly defence have only conceded four goals in the side’s 100% run thus far in the league. Enfield lost out at Sporting Bengal in midweek and will likely have to be at their best to avoid a negative result here. Home win.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

Peter:  The Bees are six from six in the league so far this season and sit three points clear at the top after what has been a brilliant start for Marc Harrison as Basildon United manager.  Enfield, who promised much pre-season, have failed to deliver despite some good performances however five defeats from six and only three league goals to show was not the start they wanted.  The visitors almost gained a point at GWR on their last visit to South Essex but I feel the Bees may have enough to see off the Harlow-based side.

Pete’s Prediction: 2 – 0

Clapton v Burnham Ramblers      |    Venue: Old Spotted Dog

Scott: Clapton welcome Burnham to the Old Spotted Dog Stadium. The hosts have had two weeks off whilst Burnham were held at Hullbridge in midweek in a pulsating encounter. Jon Fowell’s side have drawn their last two league matches and will look to improve on that here. Burnham will be looking to spring a surprise as recently performances have perhaps been better than their results. This one could really go either way though I’m going for a narrow home win.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

Peter: The Tons have only lost one of their five league games to date however three draws and only one win see them down in 17th spot.  They take on a side two places below them in the table and only two points behind although the visitors have played three games more although they would of been heartened by their 3-3 draw at Hullbridge in midweek after being 3-1 down with ten men.  The Tons won this fixture 7-0 on the very last day of last season to confirm their runners up spot but I don’t think it will be as one-sided this time round, although I do expect a Tons victory.

Pete’s Prediction: 3 – 0

Great Wakering Rovers  v  Ilford    |   Venue: Burroughs Park

Scott: This tasty encounter sees the Foxes travel to Burroughs Park to face in-form Wakering. The hosts have won four out of their last five in all competitions and put six past Sporting Bengal last weekend in the FA Vase. Ilford have won their last three matches in all competitions, crucially without conceding a goal. That recent defensive record will come under some scrutiny here. If both sides are on-form on the day , this one could be a corker.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 2

Peter:  This proves to be a decent battle at Burroughs Park as Rovers host Ilford and the hosts come into this one after ending Takeley’s 100% home record in all competitions in midweek whilst Ilford also tasted County Cup success, defeating their Cricklefield tenants Barkingside in a low-key contest in midweek.  It really depends what Ilford show up, it’s been a Jekyll and Hyde season for them so far, however I believe these are the type of games Allan Fenn and his players relish and I feel they will grab a point here.

Pete’s Prediction: 2 – 2

Southend Manor v West Essex       |   Venue: Southchurch Park

Scott: Manor welcome West Essex to Southchurch Park. The hosts have lost their last four matches in league & cup and although they’ve only played four league matches thus far, they do need to get their season started. West Essex have won two and lost two of their last four matches in all competitions though have started the season well. Stuart Marshall’s side will need to play well in both boxes to get a win here. I’m thinking this one will end honours even.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 1

Peter:  Manor welcome high-flying West Essex to their Southchurch Park Arena home looking to try and kick start their season which has been pretty disappointing so far. However, Manor have only played four games so a run of positive results will see them climb the table for sure however they come up against a West Essex side who have been awesome away from home and will surely prove a more than tough assignment for the hosts.  I reckon the contest will end all-square but it could go either way too.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 1

Stansted v Woodford Town (2017)     |   Venue: Hargrave Park

Scott: The Airportmen welcome Woodford Town to Hargrave Park. The hosts went out of the FA Vase last weekend, though responded by achieving a creditable draw at FC Romania in midweek. Woodford sit in mid-table at present though are winless in their last three matches. Woodford have had two weeks off and that might help the hosts. I’m going to plump for a narrow home win in this one.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

Peter:  The Airportmen play their first home league match of the season against a Woodford side who were beaten heavily at home by an out of form Waltham Forest and with Stansted holding FC Romania to a goalless draw in midweek this will certainly give them confidence going into this one although their home loss to Wodson Park last weekend was a disaster so they will not want a repeat of that.  I do feel the hosts will prevail here though.

Pete’s Prediction: 2 – 1

Takeley v Hackney Wick          |   Venue: Station Road

Scott: Takeley welcome Wick to Station Road. Marc Das’ side have gone out of the FA Cup and the Essex Senior Cup in the last fortnight and I would think they’ll be looking for a reaction here. Wick had lost their last four ESL matches prior to a midweek success at Wadham Lodge. Their opponents here are bidding to keep up their 100% start to the campaign and I reckon they will do just that.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 1

Peter:  It will be interesting to see how Takeley bounce back from their first home defeat of the season in midweek however they are still five from five in the league and have the chance to go top on goal difference with a victory here.  Wick would of been heartened after their come from behind win at Wadham Lodge in midweek, their first win since the opening day, but the Station Road outfit are a totally different ‘kettle of fish’ and I feel will ultimately prove too strong for the visiting side.

Pete’s Prediction: 4 – 1

Waltham Forest v Sporting Bengal Utd    |   Venue:  Kitchener Road

Scott: Forest welcome Sporting Bengal to Kitchener Road. The home side here won well at Woodford Town in midweek. Meanwhile, Bengal have won four of their last six matches in all competitions and currently are in the top six. My gut feeling says that Imrul Gazi’s side will triumph here.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 3

Peter:  Forest have had a largely poor season although it improved slightly in midweek with when they came from behind to stick four past Woodford Town, this after three straight defeats with a goal.  Sporting Bengal managed to record a positive result in midweek themselves by beating Enfield at Mile End, which saw Imrul Gazi’s side into sixth spot.  Could be goals in this one and I feel it may end all square too.

Pete’s Prediction: 3 – 3


Sunday 17th September

The FA Cup Second Qualifying Round

FC Romania v Hayes & Yeading Utd  (1pm KO)  |  Venue: Theobalds Lane

Scott:  FC Romania welcome Step 4 Hayes & Yeading to Theobalds Lane. The hosts were shut out by Stansted in the ESL in midweek, whilst Hayes & Yeading won their last encounter in the Evo-Stik South East division last weekend. This will be a good test of FC Romania’s future ambitions though this is unquestionably a step up against the former National League side.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

Peter:  FCR welcome Evo Stik Southern East side Hayes & Yeading United to Theobalds Lane for a big FA Cup tie and with a great chance of a ‘cupset’.  The hosts are in pretty good form this season and although they failed to score in their last game they had netted 26 goals in their nine previous games this season in all competitions.  Hayes have picked up slightly with two wins in their last three in the league but their away form hasn’t been great although they have only conceded eight in five league games so they are fairly solid.  Such a hard one to predict but I think it may end in a replay next week.

Pete’s Prediction: 2-2


You can follow Peter on Twitter: @ped1980 and on his website at http://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/unofficialesl

You can follow Scott W on Twitter: @ScottMHC14

If you’d like to catch up on last week’s FA Vase action involving ESL sides, click here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/fa-vase-esl-sides-eofl-r-up-10-9-17/

If you’d like to catch up on the last weekend of all-ESL action, click here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/esl-eofl-r-up-2-9-17/