Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 19 Jan) [EOFL 20.1.19]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

 

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League round-up (Sat 19 Jan). This week, we round-up the action in the Premier Division, Senior One, Senior Two, Senior Three and Senior Four. Thanks for reading.

EOFL Premier Division

In the top-tier, the top-two shootout between Buckhurst Hill and Harold Wood Athletic ended in a 3 – 0 home win for Hill. Steve Townsend’s double and a Nathan Sollosi strike in the last half-hour did the damage in this one to keep the leaders three points clear. Ath’s eight-match unbeaten run ended here as they dropped to third on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Kelvedon Hatch nipped into 2nd place with a 3 – 1 success over Hutton. Anthony Aylett’s brace led the way with Danny Gillard also netting as Hatch’s own unbeaten run extended to eight matches. Hutton fell to ninth though have a seven-point cushion on Old Southendian in tenth. Bishop’s Stortford Swifts ended a five-match winless stretch with a solid 2 – 1 win at Springfield. Michael Moore and Gavin Cockman were on target to see them extend their lead over Rayleigh in 5th to seven points. The home side remain 11th.

Rayleigh Town were held 2 – 2 at home by lowly Sungate. Ciaran Kelly and Jermaine Purchase both netted for the visitors though Max Jones and Bailey Moss strikes restored parity and earned a point for Town. Sungate drop to second-bottom, five points clear of bottom side Manford Way, who earnt a fine 1 – 0 win at Canning Town. Ruben Carvalho getting the only goal of that game as Manford got successive wins under their belts.

Elsewhere, Great Baddow ended a nine-match run barren of victory with a 2 – 0 home win over Old Southendian. Dan Gage and Nav Arain strikes saw Baddow rise one to 12th. Catholic Utd edged a scrappy game 1 – 0 at Leigh Ramblers with player-manager Dan Trenkel coming off the bench to grab the only goal and send them up to 8th. Ramblers drop to 6th.

EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, FC Hamlets defeated Rayleigh Town Res 2 – 1 as an OG and Charlie Heatley goals saw them to success at Hackney Marshes. Ramsden Scotia won 3 – 0 at Frenford Res as Lewis Godbold, Kurt King and Steve Paoletti were all on target for the third-placed side who cut the gap to leaders Snaresbrook to six points.

Old Chelmsfordians were held 2 – 2 by Ongar Town. Martin Mixture continued his goal-scoring prowess with one for OC here with Paul Tiffen getting the other goal for the home side. Peter Davies and Niki Love struck for Town who drop to 7th.

Shenfield AFC edged a tough contest with Galleywood as they won 3 – 2. Ben Carroll, Mitch Day and Samuel Lock all scored for AFC while Thomas Watling’s double wasn’t enough for the Chelmsford-based side. Shenfield are now four points adrift of the summit. Basildon Town continued their good season with a 3 – 1 win at leaders Snaresbrook. Ryan Barker-Francis got the goal for the hosts here, though Alfie Phillips struck two and Brodie Horner got the other goal as Town continued their good season in 4th spot.

Herongate Athletic compounded May & Baker Reserves’ poor run as Ath won 7 – 0 away from home. Ben Warren led the charge with four goals here with Glen Jordan nabbing another brace and Jack Wilson-Jones was also on the score-sheet.

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, there was one stand-out result. Chingford Athletic built on their fine Senior League Cup win last week with a devastating goal-scoring display in their 17 – 0 win over hapless Rochford Town. Eric Kelly continued his fine season with six goals himself, with Alex Gordon getting five goals, Louis Bollard a mere hat-trick and Mickey Mesmin and Harry Williams notching as well in a hugely exciting performance for Ath which saw them up to 5th place.

Runwell Sports got back to winning ways with a 3 – 2 win at Harold Wood Athletic Res. Joe Pyne & an Own Goal were the Ath scorers though Charlie Adams, Scott Mortlock and Joe Young strikes saw Sports to a triumph here. Toby also struck three in a 3 – 1 win over Ryan at Wadham Lodge’s 3G pitch. Paul Carr, Ross Dipple and Nick Harvey’s pearler saw them stay at the ‘top of the mountain’ by a point after the weekend’s action.

Beacon Hill Rovers also maintained their good form with a 2 – 0 home win over Lakeside. Rovers rise to third while their opponents drop to sixth.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, leaders Westhamians remain at the summit as they won 2 – 1 at White Ensign Res. Caiden Imbert-Thomas and Lewis Lawrence goals saw them to the win. Chadrack-Kisoka Domingo got Ensign’s goal though they continue to struggle this term. Laindon Orient hit eight in a 8 – 1 win over Old Chelmsfordians Reserves at the James Hornsby Centre (3G). Sam Lake led the way with a hat-trick, Jason Purewal added two with Jasper Read, Jamie Williams and Jordan Williams also chipping in for the home side.

Wakering Sports won 2 – 1 at Academy Soccer with Francis Alinc getting both goals for Aaron Bloxham’s side. Academy’s strike came from Alex Brown. In the other game in the division, Leigh Town were held 1 – 1 by Old Southendian Res. Sam Gillmore struck for the hosts with Jack Pagett getting OS’ goal.

EOFL Senior Four

In Senior Four, Corinthians remain top after another goal-laden display. They won 6 – 2 at home to Buckhurst Hill Res. John Bolton-Smith and Bill Wilton were among the goals again, both getting braces plus Leo Clarke and Jordan Stoneham also scoring here. Dagenham Utd also continued their fine form with a 5 – 3 win at Shenfield AFC Res. The home side had Billy Calder, Richard Palmer and Edson Sousa to thank for their goals though the Dingli brothers had another day to remember, with Jacob Dingli getting another four goals to take him to a terrific goal haul – 28 so far in Division Four this season. Oliver Dingli got the other goal as Dagenham got the win to stay 2nd.

Third-placed Epping Town edged a fabulous game at Stonards Hill as they beat Catholic Utd Res 5 – 4. Alex Paraskeva grabbed a hat-trick with Joe Killingback and ex-Hornchurch legend Elliot Syles also netting. Galleywood Reserves defeated Leigh Ramblers Res 3 – 1 with Paddy Dowse, Saw Rawlinson and Joe Reynard striking for the hosts. Yannic Werling got the consolation for the strugglers.

Meanwhile, Canning Town Res won 4 – 2 at Lakeside Res and Toby Res also had a fine day with a 5 – 1 home win over Old Barkabbeyans, who remain second-bottom.

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading. For more information about the Essex Olympian League, visit their website at eofl.co.uk

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2018-19 Season Review – Essex Olympian League Premier Division (part 1) [EOFL PDR 20.11.18)

Written By Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

 

Hello and welcome to the first of a mini-series of articles looking at the EOFL divisions thus far this season. We start off with the top tier – the Premier Division with a look at all 14 sides from the bottom-up.

 

The beginning of the season saw somewhat of a upheaval with the likes of May & Baker, Frenford & White Ensign moving up to compete in the new Eastern Senior League South at Step 6. To compensate, a number of existing EOFL sides were promoted into the Premier Division (Step 7) and they were Great Baddow, Hutton, old Southendian, Sungate as well as Div One Champions Buckhurst Hill.

As I write this in mid-November, most sides have played ten matches and filling the bottom two places are Manford Way and last season’s champions Catholic Utd. Manford sit bottom after a very difficult start, with nine losses from their nine matches so far. A narrow loss at Rayleigh Town on the opening day started off the train which hasn’t yet been stopped. Arguably the biggest issue on-the-pitch at present is their scoring record: Nine goals in those nine matches.

Catholic Utd are the only other side yet to win this campaign and to be fair, a transition both in terms of management and a change in venue to Bowers & Pitsea’s new 3G pitch may have added to things. The ‘Super Hoops’ have only played eight matches, mainly due to Cup action (They also heavily beat Frenford Res in the Senior Challenge Cup in August). Their only points this season have come in the shape of draws at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts and at home to Leigh Ramblers in a rare midweek match. With their form in the Anagram Records Trophy (which they won last season), surely their league form will pick up at some point.

The next three sides (in 10th,11th & 12th) are promoted sides in Old Southendian, Sungate & Great Baddow. In one of these twists, all three sides have conceded 23 goals so far. OS had a rough start to proceedings with five straight losses though a big win over Manford Way prompted a run of only one loss in their last four matches. Sungate started with promise with wins at Kelvedon Hatch and at home to Manford in their first three matches though they are winless in their last six outings as they are finding out how strong the division is perhaps. Great Baddow round out this mini-group as they started the campaign with three defeats on-the-bounce though a home win over Leigh Ramblers and at Manford suggested an upturn may come. It hasn’t as yet as they are winless in their last five though a comfort to them may be that the three sides ahead of them are within five points of them at present.

 

Ahead of them in quite a tight cluster are five sides in the form of Canning Town (5th), Hutton (6th), Leigh Ramblers (7th), Rayleigh Town (8th) and Springfield (9th).

Springfield started fairly slowly with one win in their opening five though have picked up a bit recently with wins at Leigh Ramblers and at home to Old Southendian and it is that home form which may be a solid base for them, as for many sides in this tier for the remainder of the season. Rayleigh Town have made a solid start to the division and the stat the stands out for me is they’ve only conceded ten goals in their nine matches to date. They count wins over Hutton and Great Baddow as part of their fairly strong record at home.

Leigh Ramblers and Hutton made good starts themselves to the season though the latter have picked up in recent weeks with three straight wins (all at their Polo Fields pitch to Catholic Utd, Canning Town and Sungate respectively) which coincides with their increased goal-scoring threat. Leigh brought in a few new signings in the summer, all of whom have played at Essex Senior League level or higher and though at least three of them have since departed, it will be intriguing to see how they get on in the next few months.

Canning Town are another of the sides who have done well at home, at their ground in Beckton. They’ve beaten the likes of Catholic Utd and Springfield there whilst also can get the odd result away from home too so they probably will be happy with their work thus far.

Now onto the top four, which have a cushion on those below though only four points separates the top lot. Kelvedon Hatch in 2nd are two points clear of Harold Wood Athletic (3rd) and Bishop’s Stortford Swifts (4th) who are separated only Ath’s superior goal-scoring prowess. Buckhurst Hill have continued their superb form of last season to top the standings by two points.

Let’s look at the 3rd and 4th-placed sides first. Swifts have only lost one in ten thus far, with that coming in their opening match at Hutton. Since then, seven wins in nine matches has brought about wins over leaders Buckhurst Hill and Canning Town in recent times. Factor in that they don’t score many, little over a goal a game on average and you need a miserly defence and they have it – nine goals shipped thus far – the second best defensive record in the division at present.

Harold Wood Athletic are a side known to pose a threat and they started well with four wins in their first five league outings showed they meant business. They are strong at Harold Wood Rec though their battling qualities were also in evidence when I saw battle to a win at Leigh Ramblers (Summary here: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/match-summary-leigh-ramblers-0-2-harold-wood-athletic-eofl-3-11-18/  ) earlier this month. They are unbeaten in their last four also.

Kelvedon Hatch sit 2nd, thanks largely to a run of eight games unbeaten and are the best goal-scoring side in the top-tier thus far. It’s always handy to have goals throughout the team and that logic seems to apply to Hatch. When you average nearly three goals a match, you know you’re in for a game and Kelvedon are also unbeaten away from home currently as well.

Finally for this tier, Buckhurst Hill have almost flawless record with nine wins from ten matches, with that only blemish coming at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts. They also have a knack of grinding out wins and that is no bad thing, as well as being able to pile the goals on. They are unbeaten at their Roding Lane ground and the longer that run holds, the more likely they may be to be among the top teams this term.

Thanks for reading.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League w/ Essex Alliance Rs [Prem – D3] (15th Sept 2018) [EOFL & EAL 15.9.18]

 

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of Essex Olympian League action from the weekend of Saturday 15th September, with results from the first two tiers of the Essex Alliance League as well.

 

EOFL Premier Division

Starting off with the Premier Division as ever, current leaders Buckhurst Hill continued their fine start with a 1 – 0 triumph at Old Southendian, who were unable to get their first points of the season. Sonny Shilling struck late on to give Hill the victory.

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts defeated Harold Wood Athletic 3 – 2 as a brace from Charles Brown and a Mark Nougher strike overturned goals from Robert Whitnell and Joe Stevens for Ath who are now three points behind the leaders Buckhurst Hill. Rayleigh Town continued their useful start to the campaign with a 3 – 1 home victory over last season’s champions Catholic Utd. Max Jones ‘came to the party’ again with a splendid hat-trick for the hosts to secure the points.

Elsewhere, Canning Town won 2 – 0 at Sungate thanks to an OG and a Tom Quinn strike. Kelvedon Hatch won 2 – 1 at Leigh Ramblers as Dan Gillard and Mike Daniels strikes saw them to victory with former Essex Senior League player Matt Brinklow netting for Ramblers. Dan Gage’s double for Great Baddow saw them a 2 – 1 away-day win at winless Manford Way. Lee Lashley got their goal though the search for a win goes on.

 

EOFL Senior Division One

Shenfield AFC powered to a impressive 5 – 2 win at Frenford Reserves with braces for Jordan Elliott and Mitch Day and a Sam Bubb strike. Luke Jacobs and Reece Morley pulled two back for the hosts. Herongate Athletic also won 5 – 2, at home to Ramsden Scotia. Perry Aldridge and Ben Lambert netted twice while Ben Crouch provided the other goal for Herongate while Keegan Risley and Sam Wren struck for Scotia.

Snaresbrook narrowly won 1 – 0 over May & Baker E.C. Ressies with Harry Price getting the only goal. Basildon Town continued their renaissance with a 1 – 0 success at Old Chelmsfordians thanks to Jamie Miller’s strike.

 

EOFL Division Two

In Senior Two, Rochford Town had a day to remember with a 4 – 2 home win over Beacon Hill Rovers. Jason Patmore struck twice with Dwayne Francis-Riley and Troy Reed strikes adding to the scorers for the hosts. Charlie Brewer and Steve Bennett goals for Rovers weren’t enough to alter the result.

Runwell Sports secured a comeback victory over Lakeside as Callum Prin, Declan Clarke and an OG saw Sports to the points. To round out the action in D2, Toby and Shoebury Town drew 2 – 2 – Peter Spicer struck both of Toby’s goals while Dominic Binns and Aaron Day secured a point for Town. Newham Utd also drew 2 – 2 at Upminster with Kaci Henry and Omar Jomanday getting Utd’s goals.

Finally, in Senior Division Three, Old Southendian Reserves won 3 – 1 at White Ensign Reserves as Ryan Kelly, Pete Jelley and Ben Franklin all scored for OS’ second-string. Zach Somerset-Butley pulled one back for the hosts though they fell to defeat. Meanwhile, Westhamians also got a away win, 3 – 1 at Roydon. Tom Pennells, Ben Jones and Sam Jones supplied the goals for the newcomers while Nader Benzid got Roydon’s goal.

Also, Academy Soccer won 1 – 0 at Hutton Reserves thanks to an early as Luis Ruiz strike.

 

Essex Alliance League – Saturday 15th September

Senior Division

ACD Utd 4 – 2 Grove Utd

Colebrook Royals A – W Jolof Sports

Docklands Abion 1 – 2 London Cranes

London Park City 1 – 7 Blue Marlin

Lopes Tavares (London) Reserves 1 – 2 East Ham Inter

West Essex Reserves 2 – 1 Singh Sabha Barking

 

Division One

FC Baresi 1 – 1 Three Colts

Forest Green 3 – 5 Lymore Gardens

Melbourne Sports 1 – 5 Chingford Athletic Reserves

Rapid Chingford 2 – 1 Chigwell

 

That’s all for now. We’ll be back next week.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (and Essex Alliance Lge Rs – Sat 8th Sept) [EOFL & EAL 9.9.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of this weekend’s Essex Olympian League action in the top four tiers plus results from the Senior League Cup action and the second weekend of the Essex Alliance League action as well. Thanks for reading.

 

EOFL Premier Division

In a full programme of Essex Olympian League Premier action, Kelvedon Hatch arguably got the stand-out result with a 5 – 1 win at Hutton. Steve Barlex, Dan Gillard, Anthony Aylett, Andy Edmunds and an OG secured an excellent day at the office for the visitors.

Elsewhere, another brace from Steve Townsend assisted Buckhurst Hill to another victory, this time at home to Springfield. Steve Sollosi got the other goal as Hill got their fourth straight win. Harold Wood Athletic won 3 – 1 at Old Southendian with Charlie Liddiard, Ade Onileyan and Robert Whitnell all finding the net.

Meanwhile, Great Baddow got their first win of the league season, winning 3 – 2 over Leigh Ramblers. Nav Arain’s double plus a strike from Ben Cross sealed the points, with Harry Hansom and Andrew Webster scoring for Ramblers who saw their 100% start to the season end here.

Sungate also won 3 – 2, at home to local rivals to Manford Way. Jack Clarke’s brace and a Bobbie Port goal saw the the hosts win their second win in three games. Manford have lost all four matches thus far this term.

Finally in the top tier, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts were held 1 – 1 by Catholic Utd. Mark Nougher scored for Swifts, while Mike Sammut levelled for the Super Hoops. Rayleigh Town battled to a goal-less draw at Canning Town.

 

EOFL Division One

In Senior Division One, four matches took place which saw all four home sides emerging with victories. Basildon Town won 3 – 0 against Herongate Athletic with a double from Sener Suari and a Alex Witham strike seeing Town to their second straight league win. Rayleigh Town Reserves defeated May & Baker Reserves 4 – 1 thanks to two goals from Max Jones plus one goal each from Matt Seago and Jimmy Nottage.

Elsewhere, Ramsden Scotia won 3 – 0 against FC Hamlets while Snaresbrook beat Shenfield AFC 1 – 0, with the solitary goal coming from Tyrique Solomon.

 

Senior Division Two

Next, in Senior Division Two, three matches saw 13 goals scored. Seven of those came as Upminster handed May & a Baker ‘A’ a heavy 7 – 0 home loss while Newham Utd beat Ryan 3 – 0 thanks largely to Lamar Obinkwo’s double plus one from Richard Boah.

Finally, Harold Wood Athletic Reserves won 2 – 1 against Beacon Hill Rovers with Mike Burton and Tom Lamb the scorers for Ath.

 

Division Three

In EOFL Division Three, three matches also saw 13 goals in them. Westhamians got an impressive 6 – 0 away-day win at Wakering Sports with Ben Jones claiming a hat-trick plus goals from Dave Gornall, Lewis Lawrence and Ben O’Brien adding to the gloss on the score-sheet.

Hutton Reserves edged Basildon Town Reserves 1 – 0 thanks to Carl Dutton’s strike and Old Southend Reserves were held 3 – 3 by Leigh Town.

 

Senior League Cup 2018-19 Rs (8.9.18)

Chingford Athletic  3 – 0  Frenford Reserves
Ongar Town  1 – 3  Toby
Roydon  3 – 1  Shoebury Town

 

Essex Alliance League   – Saturday 8th September

Senior Division

 

ACD Utd  2 – 1  Blue Marlin

Colebrook Royals  1 – 6  West Essex Res

East Ham Inter  1 – 2  Grove Utd

Jolof Sports  3 – 2  Docklands Albion

London Cranes  1 – 0  London Park City

 

EAL Division One

 

Chingford Utd  1 – 3 Forest Green

Rapid Chingford  5 – 5  Melbourne Sports

Sporting Hackney Under-23s  0 – 10  FC Baresi

Wapping  2 – 4 Chigwell

 

EAL Division Two

 

Flyers  2 – 2 FC BKT

Inter Plaistow  2 – 5  Chingford Athletic Development

Old Esthameians  2 – 2  South Marsh Utd

Puma Kings  0 – 1  Cowley Community

Rainham Working Men’s Club  1 – 0  Eastside

Upshire Forest  1 – 11  CSM London

 

That’s all for this week. We’ll be back next week.

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 10.5.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to what is likely to be my second-last round-up of Essex Olympian League action this term. As in previous weeks, I’ll begin with the weekend’s action then move on to the midweek action in the top three tiers.

 

Anagram Records Trophy Final

Despite a continuing heavy fixture pile-up, Catholic Utd defeated Broadfields 2 – 0 to claim another bit f silverware for the trophy cabinet. Goals from Harley Kee and Dan Williams ‘sealed the deal’ for the Super Hoops.

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

On a reduced day of fixtures, White Ensign continued their recent good patch with a 3 – 0 success at relegated Basildon Town. Luke Skinner, David Limber and Liam Sewell all found the net to keep Brett Munyard’s side 5th after the weekend’s action.

Elsewhere, Kelvedon Hatch won 2 – 1 at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts thanks to strikes from Lee Newton and substitute James Burt while Daniel Callaway hit back for Swifts. And in a clash of two of the top four sides, Harold Wood Athletic drew 2 – 2 with Springfield. Danny Gilliard and Robert Whitnell netted for Ath while Andrew Elgar and Joe Mayer replied for Springfield, who remain 3rd, ahead of Ath on goal difference alone.

 

EOFL Senior Division One

There were certainly goals aplenty in Senior One on Saturday. Great Baddow retained their hopes of promotion with a 5 – 2 triumph at Harold Hill. Goals from Ryan Baxter, Matthew Crick, Oliver Evans, Jack Mead and substitute Luke Perry secured Baddow their 16th win of the season.

Hutton also ‘did their bit’ with a 5 – 0 thrashing of out-of-form Snaresbrook. A brace from Dan Carpenter plus strikes from Robert Lorkins, Keelan O’Donovan and substitute George Nash meant the hosts grabbed their 15th win of the campaign and if they win both of their remaining games then they will be promoted.

In other action, Galleywood won 2 – 0 at Old Southendian, thanks to Jack Chatterway and substitute Matthew Buckingham strikes to rise to 10th after the weekend’s action. Also, Buckhurst Hill secured a well-earned promotion and the Senior One title with a 5 – 3 home win over mid-table FC Hamlets and Sungate found some form to defeat Shenfield AFC 4 – 2 to obtain their 10th success of the season.

In Senior Division Two, Rayleigh Town Reserves did local rivals Rochford a favour by handing Upminster another loss as they won 2 – 1. A Dillon Southgate brace was too much to overcome for the visitors, who replied through Louis Elwood’s goal. Also, Newham Utd ended Benfleet’s winning run as they drew 1 – 1. After the weekend’s action, Newham are 8th and Benfleet stay 4th.

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Moving onto the midweek action now and in the Essex Premier Cup final held at Thurrock’s Ship Lane on Monday, Catholic Utd suffered a rare loss to Senior One champions Buckhurst Hill. Hill won it 2 – 0 though Utd’s Brad Wiliams suffered a serious injury during this match and we wish Brad a speedy recovery. Congratulations go to Buckhurst Hill who ‘rubber-stamped’ an excellent season for them here.

Onto Tuesday’s solitary match in the Premier Division now, where Canning Town edged to a 2 – 1 victory over May & Baker, which means Town will finish the season in 11th place.

On Wednesday night in Olympian Premier, Catholic Utd edged to a 1 – 0 win over in-form White Ensign at the Len Salmon Stadium. This vital win means they only need a single point from their two remaining matches to leapfrog Frenford and claim the Premier Division title. Ensign remain 5th in the standings.

Elsewhere, Kelvedon Hatch picked up another win, 6 – 2 at Manford Way to go above May & Baker into 6th spot thanks to win #10 of the season. Manford sit 8th.

In Senior One on Wednesday, FC Hamlets rose to 5th after a 3 – 0 victory over Old Southendian. Old Southendian slip below their opponents here into 6th. In a match held at Runwell Chase, Old Chelmsfordians narrowly defeated Runwell Sports 3 – 2 to stay 11th though also go level on points with Newbury Forest. Runwell’s season ended here and only three victories this term is perhaps a signal of why they finished bottom.

Also, Galleywood v Harold Hill ended in a “Home Walkover” as struggling Harold Hill couldn’t field a side. Hill will go down and may end up bottom if a likely further points deduction materialises. Galleywood end their season in 8th.

 

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

 

 

 

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 17.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a mini round-up of all the action in the Essex Olympian League this weekend, looking at the results from the Premier Division all the way to Senior Division Four.

 

Olympian League  –  Premier  Division

Basildon Town P – P  Leigh Ramblers

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Canning Town 0 – 1 Frenford

Frenford edged this contest over Canning Town thanks to a solitary goal from substitute Driscoll to see them stay top by two points. Town are in 11th place.

 

Catholic Utd  P – P  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Harold Wood Athletic  P – P   Springfield

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Kelvedon Hatch  2 – 1  White Ensign

 

Manford Way 1 – 3  May & Baker E.C

May & Baker returned to winning ways with a comeback win at Manford Way. Reece Tranter had put the hosts ahead, though goals from Johnson, Elbi and substitute Osei sealed an important win for the former leaders. Manford drop to 9th spot while May & Bakers rise to second place.

 

EOFL – Senior Division One

 

Galleywood  1 – 4  Snaresbrook

 

Great Baddow  2 – 0  Runwell Sports

Baddow extended their unbeaten run to ten matches as a Sam Mead double ensured the win over bottom side Runwell Sports. The hosts go top by two points due to this win and the fact that Buckhurst Hill were not in action today. Sports stay bottom, level on points with Galleywood though they have five matches in hand on Sports.

 

Newbury Forest  P – P  Buckhurst Hill

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Old Chelmsfordians 1 – 0  Harold Hill

 

Old Southendian  5 – 1   Shenfield AFC

The hosts powered to a big win over mid-table Shenfield at Garon Park. Sam Jones (2), Nick Henesy (2) & Jon Staines secured the points and stay 3rd, six points off the leaders while Shenfield remain 6th.

 

Sungate  2 – 3   Hutton

 

 

EOFL   – Senior Division Two

 

Herongate Athletic  5 – 3  Toby

Newham Utd  P – P  May & Baker E.C Res.

Ramsden Scotia  P – P   Benfleet

Rayleigh Town Res.  P – P  Ongar Town

Rochford Town  8 – 3  Ryan  (Ryan are Relegated from EOFL Division Two)

Upminster  0 – 1    A1 Sportsr

 

EOFL – Senior Division Three

Beacon Hill Rovers   P – P   Shoebury Town

Debden Sports  P – P    Leytonstone Utd

Frenford Res.  5 – 2  Harold Wood Ath. Res.

Hutton Res.  1 – 3     Leigh Town

White Ensign Res.  2 – 5  Manford Way Res.

 

EOFL   – Senior Division Four

Leigh Ramblers Res. 4 – 0    Canning Town Res.

Old Barkabbeyans   1 – 5    Old Southendian Res.

Southend Sports  1 – 0   Epping

Toby Res.   P – P     Sungate Res.