2019-20 Season Preview: Essex Olympian League Premier Division (EOFL 19/20 PD 27.7.19)

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Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – EOFL Blogger

Hello and a warm welcome to the first of a mini-series of articles previewing the upcoming 2019-2020 season, division-by-division which in turn starts off my blogs on the Essex Olympian League for another season. We start off with the top tier which has 14 teams in it though with a few new teams entering it thanks to two promotions, following the unfortunate resignation of Great Baddow towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign and Manford Way being relegated after a season of struggle.

 

EOFL Premier Division Constitution (2019-20)

  • Basildon Town (P)
  • Bishop’s Stortford Swifts
  • Buckhurst Hill (C)
  • Canning Town
  • Catholic Utd
  • Harold Wood Athletic
  • Hutton
  • Kelvedon Hatch
  • Leigh Ramblers
  • Old Southendian
  • Rayleigh Town
  • Shenfield AFC (P)
  • Springfield
  • Sungate

 

After a fine season on all fronts, Buckhurst Hill ran away with the championship last term by 25 points though were ultimately frustrated in their efforts to seek elevation to the Eastern Senior League South (Step 6) so they will once again compete at the top tier of the EOFL. Manager Mark Williams is still in place, and I have little doubt his team will be fired up to defend their title. Last season’s chasing pack of Kelvedon Hatch, Harold Wood Athletic, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts & Catholic Utd will again look to have some say in the matter, all four sides are now recognised names in this division.

Rayleigh Town had a promising mid-table campaign last time out, finishing six points clear in sixth, ahead of Leigh Ramblers. The trio of Hutton, Sungate  & Springfield all finished last term well while Old Southendian and Canning Town will want better campaigns after their bottom-four finish.

Plus, with promoted sides Shenfield AFC and Basildon Town joining the mix as well, it adds to the theory that all-round it could be a stronger division this term. Shenfield won EOFL Senior One after a strong campaign saw them lose only four matches last term. Town return to the top tier after sealing second spot on the final day, with a win over Shenfield at home in front of a hefty crowd.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the division is more hard-fought than last term, I recall how Catholic Utd’s poor start impacted their campaign though new boss Mick Jacobs’ side will compete in the FA Vase this term, as they travel to the Old Spotted Dog to face Essex Senior League side Clapton on the weekend of August 31st in the First Round Qualifying. I wish them well for that momentous occasion.

I shall end this preview with a look at the fixtures for the opening couple of weeks in the EOFL Premier Division. Round-up’s of EOFL action will return hopefully on Sunday August 11th, subject to info I receive.

To all the clubs, managers, players and many others who support them, have a good season all. I look forward to keeping tabs on the action. Best, Scott

First two weekend’s of EOFL Premier Fixtures (subject to change)

Saturday 10th August – 2.30pm KO

Canning Town v Leigh Ramblers   | West Ham Community Grd (3G)

Rayleigh Town v Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  | London Road, Rayleigh

 

Saturday 17th August – 2.30pm KO

Basildon Town v Canning Town  | Basildon Sports Club

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts v Old Southendian  | Silver Leys

Catholic Utd  v  Kelvedon Hatch  | Len Salmon Stadium (3G)

Harold Wood Athletic  v  Leigh Ramblers  | Harold Wood Recreation Ground

Rayleigh Town  v  Buckhurst Hill | London Road, Rayleigh

Shenfield AFC v Springfield   | St Martins Sch (3G)

Sungate  v  Hutton | Ilford Wanderers RFC, Forest Lane

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 30 Mar) [EOFL 31.3.19]

EOFL Round-up  (Sat 30 Mar)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another of my round-up pieces, this time looking at the Essex Olympian League action on Saturday 30 March, from the top tier to the results from Division Four as the season run-in continues.
EOFL Premier Division
In Olympian Premier, the stand-out result was Catholic Utd’s 6 – 2 success over faltering Bishop’s Stortford Swifts at the Len Salmon. Aaron Baldwin and Tom Hollingsworth both grabbed braces here with Jamie Salmon and Max Kent also netting to see the ‘Super Hoops’ rise above their opponents into fourth spot. The most important result though came at Roding Lane where Buckhurst Hill squeezed past Leigh Ramblers 2 – 1. Andrew Webster struck for the Rams though goals from Sam Sollosi and talisman Steve Townsend secured a huge win which means in all likelihood Hill will not be passed and therefore will be crowned Premier Division champions next month. Leigh stay 7th and are winless in their last four.

Meanwhile, Harold Wood Athletic defeated fellow high-flyers Kelvedon Hatch 1 – 0, thanks to the ever-reliable Robert Whitnell getting on the score-sheet in Ath’s final league match this term. Hatch only need a maximum of five points to secure the runners-up spot with only Swifts in position to deny them. In South Essex, Rayleigh Town drew 2 – 2 with Springfield, with Joe Mayer and Jack Mundy strikes for the visitors being cancelled out by Damien Siemienczuk and Jack Long goals for Town, who have secured a top-six finish this term. Credit to them. Springfield can still slip into the top ten but will need to better Sungate’s result in the latter’s last match of the campaign.

As we ,mention the ‘Gate, Old Southendian held them 0 – 0 at Garons Park, which means OS only remain above them on goal difference due to them both having identical records (8 wins, 5 draws, 12 losses in 25 matches).

 

EOFL Senior One

On an action-packed day in Senior One, leaders Shenfield AFC roared to a 5 – 1 win over challengers Basildon Town to extend their cushion over them to 14 points.  Mitchell Day’s double, plus strikes by James Bigmore, George Cunningham and Harry Hatt overcame a solitary consolation by Jamie Miller for Town. The ramifications of this result means that even with six matches yet to play, Town’s chances of winning the title are slim. AFC have struck eight wins in their last nine matches and that is promotion-winning form, you must say.

FC Hamlets are still in the promotion hunt after a thumping 6 – 0 win over Herongate Athletic. John Gilroy plundered a hat-trick, while Aaron Glasgow, Charlie Heatley and Ashley King were all also on target. FC have five matches to play and have lost one of their last 14 league matches. Ongar Town beat strugglers Rayleigh Town Reserves 2 – 1 thanks to a pair of Ben Polley spot-kicks and end a four-match winless run. Old Chelmsfordians’ fine end to the season continued with a 1 – 0 win at Galleywood. Sam Adams got the only goal to extend OC’s unbeaten run to seven matches whilst also ending ‘Wood’s five-match winning streak.

 

EOFL Senior Two

Into Senior Two now and Chingford Athletic really kept themselves in promotion nick with a 7 – 0 battering of Ryan, in what was the visitors’ last game of the campaign. Jack Yates led proceedings with a treble for Ath, while Alex Gordon grabbed two, with Luke Dimond and Jonny Hirst also finding the net to extend their unbeaten stretch to six games. Ath need eight points from their last three matches to pip Toby to the title and face fellow promotion-hunters Runwell Sports next weekend.

Runwell need to win that battle as they were held to a disappointing 3 – 3 draw at basement side May & Baker ‘A’. Ernest Dunlop, Marcellino Rodrigues and Gyane Sanderson all struck for the hosts, while Declan Carke fired back two of the goals for Sports here though one win in their last five leaves their hopes of elevation in jeopardy.

 

EOFL Senior Three

We start Senior Three with a massive win for Laindon Orient, 7 – 0 at Basildon Town Reserves. Samuel Lake led the scorer’s chart with two to take his tally to 18 this season with Jason Warner, Michael Agba, Jasper Read, Rodney Sarah-Wilson and Henry Ballard all getting their names on the same sheet. Orient go top thanks to their vastly superior goal difference though have ended their campaign now. Bas remain third-bottom with three matches left.

Former leaders Westhamians were held 0 – 0 at Leigh Town, though have two matches remaining to be one of four possible winners of the division. The other two challengers faced each there at Cupids, though Wakering Sports lost at home, 5 – 2 to Old Southendian Reserves. Tom Judge and Dave Stubbs both nabbed a double each and Oliver Tatton-Bennett also notched here. The OS’ second-side know victory in both of their last two matches will seal the title.

 

EOFL Senior Four

Finally, in Senior Four, the top two were both in action. Epping Town won 2 – 0 at Galleywood Reserves to heap the pressure on rivals Corinthians. Lennox Forster and Alex Paraskeva got the goals, with Paraskeva hitting 25 goals for the season in Town’s last match here.

Lakeside Reserves held Corinthians 4 – 4 in an epic encounter. The hosts were in command after David Alele struck twice, plus Ben Christie and Damilola Olusanya also notched. However, the Stambridge-based side are a good side and once again showed their mettle as a brace of Leo Clarke strikes and Theodore Cannon & Ashley Webb goals ensured they got a point. Even so, they still need to win all three of their remaining matches to win the title.

In the remaining two matches, Shenfield AFC Reserves defeated Toby Res 2 – 0 thanks to Paul Constable and Corley Ross strikes. AFC move away from the bottom three while Toby need two points to stave off the drop . Canning Town Res also moved into mid-table with a 3 – 1 success over Buckhurst Hill Res. Daniel Aworinde, Calum Newson and substitute Marcel Bayfield netted for Town as they went 6th, one place behind their opposition here.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 2 Feb) [EOFL 3.2.19]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

 

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League round-up, here on my blog. The weather did have a heavy impact on the amount of matches that took place on Saturday 2nd February though as ever, we cover the top five tiers, plus the solitary Essex Premier Cup quarter-final that happened.

EOFL Premier Division

In the top-tier, with the top two of Buckhurst Hill and Kelvedon Hatch not in action, Harold Wood Athletic and Bishop’s Stortford Swifts sought to recoup some ground on them. Harold Wood won 2 – 0 at Canning Town in Beckton. Joe Stevens and Robert Whitnell got the goals as they took the points. Swifts also won 2 -0 away from home, at Manford Way. Gavin Cockman and Lee Samways strikes saw Mark Watters’ side to their third straight victory.

Old Southendian got a fine 5 -0 victory at Sungate. Nick Henesy fired a hat-trick, with former Burnham Ramblers player Scott Plom and substitute Nicolas Dubouchet also netting here as OS grabbed their first win in seven games. Springfield also nabbed a vital  2 – 1 win at fellow strugglers Great Baddow, which was only their second win in their last 11 league matches.

 

Essex Premier Cup –  Quarter-Finals

Arlesford Colne Rangers  3 – 4  Buckhurst Hill

Galleywood P – P Kelvedon Hatch | Hutton  P – P Rayleigh Town  |

Tiptree Heath  P – P Catholic Utd

 

EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, only one match survived the elements. In a match of two high-flying sides, Shenfield AFC drew 1 – 1 with FC Hamlets. Ronnie Hobbrough struck for AFC and John Gilroy hit back for the visitors. Shenfield have lost in their last ten matches, while FC Hamlets are unbeaten in their last nine games.

 

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, the weather was the only victor as all three matches were postponed: Beacon Hill Rovers v Chingford Athletic, May & Baker ‘A’ v Rochford Town & Toby v Runwell Sports

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, three matches brought about 14 goals. First up, Academy Soccer continued their good season with a 4 – 0 success over White Ensign Res. Dominic Cooper, Michael Nichols, Marc Porter-Brown and Luis Ruiz were the names on the score-sheet.

Laindon Orient were also celebrating three points despite ending with ten men in their 3 – 0 triumph over Hutton Res. Ally Collins struck very early on before Tomn Read and Henry Ballard secured the points. Samuel Lake saw red for the home side though they held on for a comfortable win. In the other match that took place, Old Chelmsfordians Res consigned Roydon to a second straight home loss with OCs winning 4 – 3.
The two matches that were postponed due to the adverse weather involved leading sides. Westhamians’ trip to Old Southendian Res and Leigh Town’s home clash with Basildon Town Res will need to be played in due course.

EOFL Senior Four

In Senior Four, two of the five set games survived the incessant rain. The highlight goals-wise came at the Lakeside Sports Ground 3G as Lakeside’s Ressie side defeated Shenfield AFC Res 9 – 2. Dale Kenyon led the way with a hat-trick, with a stellar supporting cast of David Alele, Daniel Damain, Emmanuel Mattheus, George Meaney, Carl Prendergast and substitute Damilola Olusanya all also notching. Alessander Cook and Corley Ross netted for AFC’s second-string though they fell to a heavy defeat here.

Elsewhere, Leigh Ramblers Reserves edged to a fine 2 – 1 win over goal-hungry Epping Town.

 

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

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 12 Jan) [EOFL 14.1.19]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s extensive Essex Olympian League round-up, tracking the action from the Premier Division all the way to Senior Division Four on Sat 12th January. Enjoy, and love #NonLeague

EOFL Premier Division

In the top-tier, Harold Wood Athletic went joint top in the stands with Buckhurst Hill with a fine 5 – 2 win at Hutton. Brad Foley grabbed a brace with John Bradley, Rob Whitnell and Matty Donovan all chipping in as well to extend Ath’s recent unbeaten run. Leigh Ramblers won 3 – 1 at Sungate with the hosts notching through Ciaran Kelly though Justin Hazell, Ryan Lowe and Jamie Selby-Knight goals saw the Rams sit 5th. Canning Town defeated Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 2 – 1 to go 7th. Suliaman Massaquoi’s brace overcame Ade Cole’s strike to see Town to victory. Swifts are 4th, eight points off the summit.

Manford Way finally got their first win of the campaign with a fine 1 – 0 win over Catholic Utd. Alex Leslie got the only goal as Manford reduced the gap to rivals Great Baddow to five points. Kelvedon Hatch won 2 – 0 at Baddow with Anthony Aylett and Michael Daniels both notching to fortify third spot for Hatch. Meanwhile, Rayleigh Town also won, 2 – 1 over local rivals Old Southendian. Ruari McIntyre struck for OS though Paul Morris and Bailey Moss goals saw Town head up to 6th spot.

Senior League Cup

In the one Senior Lge Cup tie this weekend, EOFL Senior Two side Chingford Athletic caused a surprise by defeating Premier side Springfield 4 – 3. Tom Kavanagh, Jack Yates, Will Gleeson and Eric Kelly all got on the score-sheet as Ath head to the Quarter-Finals. Springfield had Joe Mayer’s double and Oliver Brittain to thank for making it close though they exited the competition here.

EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, Shenfield AFC took the limelight with a enormous 13 – 1 win at strugglers May & Baker Res. Jordan Elliot led the onslaught with four goals, with Harry Hatt, Tom Blackmur and Ben Carroll all getting braces plus James Bigmore, Mitch Day and Alex Broadbridge also chipped in in this rout. Leaders Snaresbrook won 2 – 1 at Frenford Res, thanks to Scott Hill’s double.

FC Hamlets also won 2 – 1 away from home, at Old Chelmsfordians. Martin Mixture found the net for the hosts though John Gilroy and Charlie Heatly goals saw the points head back to East London. Ongar Town defeated Ramsden Scotia 2 – 0 with Sean Green and Ben Polley the scorers in that match. Herongate Athletic also won this weekend, with a 2 – 1 success at home to Rayleigh Town Res. Lee Atkinson scored for Ath before later being sent off. Glen Jordan got the other goal for the hosts.

Galleywood were held by Basildon Town 1 – 1 with Matthew Buckingham’s opener for the hosts being cancelled out by a spot-kick for Alex Witham for Town.

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, Toby got the stand-out result of the day with a 6 – 1 triumph at Rochford Town. On his 100th appearance for the club, Peter Spicer grabbed a brace while Des Gallen, Paul Carr, David Major and Ross Dipple also found the net. Jake Lunn got the Rochford goal. Lakeside continued their good campaign with a excellent 3 – 2 win at Runwell Sports. Connor White hit a double plus Ryan Budd also found the ‘onion bag’ in this one.

Beacon Hill Rovers won narrowly at home, 1 – 0 over Harold Wood Athletic’s Ressie side as Steve Bennett got the only goal of the game. Newham Utd’s game with Shoebury Town was abandoned.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, Basildon Town Reserves secured a comfortable win over Roydon with Levi Harbour’s double plus Alex Shields’ effort sealing their triumph this weekend. Leigh Town won 2 – 1 at home to Hutton Ressies. Carl Dutton got the visitors’ goal though George Darby and Sam Gilmore efforts were enough to see them to the win. Wakering Sports won 2 – 0 at White Ensign Reserves, thanks largely to Charlie Burns’ double.

Meanwhile in other action, Leaders Westhamians drew ablank at home to Laindon Orient while Old Southendian Ressies also were held  0 – 0 by 3rd-placed Academy Soccer. Laindon Orient have also been hit by a points deduction of nine points for fielding an ineligeable player earlier this term.

EOFL Senior Four

Finally for this week, in Senior Four, Dagenham Utd powered to a 6 – 1 success over Catholic Utd Res with the Dingli brothers getting all six for the hosts. Jacob Dingli led the way with four himself, while Oliver Dingli grabbed a brace of his own as the hosts cantered to victory and keep the gap to leaders Corinthians to a single point. Epping Town were also amongst the goals with a 5 – 2 victory over Galleywood’s Ressies. Substitute Alex Paraskeva grabbed a double while Liam Clifton, Daniel Garfinkle and Glen Warwick all struck for Billy Cove’s side. Sam Rawlinson & Joe Reynard struck for the visitors.

Lakeside Reserves smashed eight past Buckhurst Hill’s second side as they won 8 – 2. Harry Davison grabbed a hat-trick with Brandon Booty notching twice plus David Alele, Dale Kenyon and Jake Willis all also on target. Corinthians won at Old Barkabbeyans 5 – 1 as John Bolton-Smith  hit two  to add to Bill Wilton’s gal with substitutes Jack Darby and Bradley Smith adding more shine to the win. Shenfield AFC Res also won away from home, 3 – 2 at Toby Reserves as Corley Ross’ brace was added to Richard Palmer’s strike. Stefan Adams and Harvee Bassan replied for Toby’s second side. Also, Leigh Ramblers Reserves won by Walkover over Canning Town Ressies.

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

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 5 Jan) [EOFL 7.1.19]

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A still from Wadham Lodge 3G (earlier in the season)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another of my round-up pieces, this time looking at the Essex Olympian League action on Saturday 5th January, with a firm round-up of the Premier Division, all the way to Senior Division Four.

EOFL Premier Dvivision

Leaders Buckhurst Hill continued their superb form with a strong 4 – 0 home win over lowly Manford Way.  Suley Zuhdu’s brace of penalties, Josh Addinall and Josh Banfield saw Hill to a 13th win in 14 league matches. Harold Wood Athletic were in no mood to concede any ground though with a 4 – 1 victory over Canning Town. Reiss Kingsley notched two while goalkeeper Martyn Guest and Charlie Liddiard also scored to maintain the gap to Hill to three points. David Tilley got the Canning goal as they sit in 8th spot.

Catholic Utd got their 5th straight league win with a big 6 – 0 triumph over Great Baddow at the Len Salmon Stadium. Tom Hollingsworth was among the goals again with a treble, while Thomas Kearney got two and Tony Jacobs also chipped in. Kelvedon Hatch lost ground on the top-two as they were held 1 – 1 at home by fellow high-flyers Bishop’s Stortford Swifts. Alan Taylor netted for Hatch while Gavin Cockman replied for Mark Watters’ side.

Leigh Ramblers are the ‘best of the rest’ in fifth, seven points adrift of Swifts in 4th as they defeated Rayleigh Town 3 – 2 at Belfairs Park. Max Jones and Harry Talbot struck for Rayleigh though a Justin Hazell double plus one from Jamie Selby-Knight saw Ramblers to their fourth win in their last seven. Mid-table sides Hutton and Old Southendian drew 3 – 3 at Polo Fields. Jon Hilliard netted twice and Brad Freeman also scored for the hosts, with Jon Staines joining in ‘on the brace front’ with two goals and Riley Oliver getting the other goal.

Springfield drew 2 – 2 with Sungate with Peter Morgan and Anthony Pantaleo  strikes for the hosts being cancelled out by Jermaine Purchase and Chris Barry goals for the visiting side.

 

EOFL Senior One

Most of the goal-power in Senior One was found in Basildon Town’s mammoth 12 – 2 triumph over May & Baker Reserves. Keith King and Alex Witham both got hat-tricks while Barv Walkuaika and substitute Brodie Horne grabbed two each and Daley Grant and Jamie Miller also chipped in for the hosts. Kevin Badu and Tim Ojo goals were scant consolation for the bottom side.

Mid-table Ongar Town won 6 – 1 at Rayleigh Town Res, largely thanks to Ben Polley’s hat-trick and Niki Love’s double. James Stevens got the other strike for Ongar and Charlie Legg netted for the hosts. Snaresbrook maintained their six-point lead at the summit with a slender 1 – 0 win at Shenfield AFC. Max Catherall got the only goal in that one.

Ramsden Scotia leapfrogged Shenfield into second spot with a 2 – 1 home success over strugglers Old Chelmsfordians. Kurt King and Sam Wren provided the goals for the hosts, with the prolific Martin Mixture getting one back for the visitors. Finally for this division, Herongate Athletic won 2 – 0 at home to Frenford Res, as Glen Jordan and substitute Joe Barness struck for Ath to see them up one to 10th.

 

EOFL Senior Two

In Senior Two, Lakeside maintained sixth spot with a 3 – 1 hom triumph over fellow mid-table side Harold Wood Athletic Res. Joe Pyne netted for Ath though Ollie Pettit, Charlie Ashpole and Drew Klessa-Smith goals did the business for the hosts.

Meanwhile, Runwell Sports went three points clear at the summit with another big win, 6 – 1 at home to Ryan. Aaron Rix got two of them, with Charlie Adams, Declan Clark, Scott Mortlock and Carey Wallace all notching. Beacon Hill Rovers went third with a fine  2 – 1 win at Shoebury Town. Mat Kosinski and David Howard goals were enough to give Rovers their ninth win this term.

There were plenty of goals elsewhere as Toby lost ground on the leaders as they fell to a 4 – 1 loss at Chingford Athletic. Ross Dipple netted again for the visitors though Eric Kelly’s brace & Joe Cloake and Gary Murray goals saw Ath open up a eight-point gap on Rochford Town. Newham Utd produced a fine display to defeat Rochford Town 6 – 3 with Lisandro Tavares striking twice though Omar Jomanday, Abraham Kwaku Adjei, Mikel Smith and sub Kaci Henry all also chipped in. Ashley Fowles star turn with a hat-trick wasn’t enough for Town.

 

EOFL Senior Three

In Division Three, Academy Soccer continued a good run with a 2 – 0 home win over Hutton Res. Luis Ruiz got both of the hosts’ strikes. Basildon Town Res moved four points clear of the bottom with a good performance in a 3 – 1 away win at bottom side Old Chelmsfordians Res. Levi Harbour, Alexander Shields and Andrew Wiggins were the names on the goal tally for Bas. Jake Henry responded for OC but they fell to their 11th loss this season. Old Southendian Res notched their seventh win this campaign with a 4 – 2 home win over White Ensign Res. A brace from Greg Molford was added to by David Stubbs and Oliver Tatton-Bennett strikes. Perry Osborne and substitute Chadrack-Kisoka Domingo netted for Ensign here.

Leigh Town won 2 – 0 at Roydon, thanks to strikes from Sam Irvine and Harry Payne. The success takes them 5th. Leaders Westhamians extended their lead to four points with a 2 – 1 success over Wakering Sports with Kenny Liddiard and Lewis Rix strikes seeing them to the win, Tom Vine netted for Sports.

 

EOFL Senior Four

In Senior Four, it was another strong weekend for the top teams. Corinthians added to their fine season with a 3 – 0 win at Catholic Utd Reserves. Leo Clarke, Jake Lang and Bill Wilton all netted to see the Stambridge-based side to victory. Dagenham Utd also won ‘on the road’ with a 2 – 1 victory over Canning Town Res with Mark McAuley and Lanre Sodeinde both finding the net.

Epping Town stayed fourth in the standings with a superb  7 – 2 win over strugglers Old Barkabbeyans. Glen Warwick led the way with a hat-trick with substitute William Weightman getting two and former Ilford pair Joe Killingback and Alex Paraskeva also notching. Lakeside Res also won, 3 – 2 at fellow mid-table side Galleywood Res with Harry Davison getting a brace and Brandon Booty also netting. Matthew Buckingham and Sam Rawlinson struck for the hosts but they fell to their third defeat this term.

Goals from Thomas Oliver and Corley Ross saw Shenfield AFC Res to a 2 – 1 victory over Buckhurst Hill’s second-string, who stay third. Finally, Toby Ressies comfortably defeated bottom side Leigh Ramblers Res 4 – 1 as Peter Spicer nabbed two while Charlie Ross and Leroy Sackey-Addoo also got on the score-sheet. Seb Allen got the solitary consolation for the Rams.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 15 Dec) [EOFL 17.12.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another of my round-up pieces, this time looking at the Essex Olympian League action on Saturday 15th December, from the top tier to the results from Division Four.  Also this week as we have hit the rough -mid-way’ point of the season, also in this piece are the lead goal-scorers from the top four tiers (Source: FA Full-Time – EOFL Section)

EOFL Premier Dvivision

Leaders Buckhurst Hill continued their superb season thus far with a huge 9 – 1 success at Canning Town. Suleyman Zuhdu led the goal-scorers for Hill with a hat-trick with Steve Townsend netting a brace plus Josh Banfield, Nathan Sollosi, Sam Sollosi and Sonny Shilling joining that cast with one each. Patrick Damali netted the scant consolation for the home side.

Kelvedon Hatch joined the ‘heady goal-club’ as well with a big 8 – 3 home win over Leigh Ramblers. Ramblers got their goals courtesy of a brace by Jamie Selby-Knight and one from Ben Munday though Hatch overwhelmed them as Theo Ola and Anthony Aylett both netted hat-tricks and Dan Gillard & Dan Johnson also chipping in to give the hosts their fourth straight league win.

Old Southendian also had a day to savour with a fine 6 – 1 home triumph over Springfield. Ryan Stillwell nabbed two goals while Riley Oliver, Elliott Hemmings, Nick Henesy and Matt Tonking all also struck to render Dare Wareham’s strike for the visitors a mute consolation. Harold Wood Athletic continued their strong campaign with a 4 – 2 success at Rayleigh Town. Town struck through Jack Long and Damien Siemienczuk goals though a double from Lee Newton allied with one each for Matthew Donovan and Scott Williams sealed the win for Ath, they are unbeaten in eight matches now.

Catholic Utd defeated Sungate 4 – 1 as two goals from Tom Hollingsworth and strikes by Aaron Baldwin and Jamie Salmon saw the Super Hoops to victory.  Strikes by Tom Price and Chris Skingley saw Hutton to a 2 – 1 comeback victory at lowly Manford Way, who had led through Lee Lashley’s strike. Great Baddow held high-flying Bishop’s Stortford Swifts to a 2 – 2 home draw as Ashley Cole and Dan Gage goals for Baddow were levelled out by Mark Robinson and Michael Moore for Swifts, who are now unbeaten in the league since their first match of the campaign.

Lead Goal-scorers   (EOFL Prem – Lge Only)

  • Theo Ola (Kelvedon Hatch)  – 11 goals
  • Michael Daniels (Kelvedon Hatch)  –  9 goals
  • Steven Townsend (Buckhurst Hill)  –  9 goals
  • Robert Whitnell (Harold Wood Ath)  – 8 goals
  • Jamie Selby-Knight (Leigh Ramblers)  – 7 goals
  • Suleyman Zuhdu (Buckhurst Hill) – 7 goals

EOFL Senior One

In Senior One, Frenford Res got a fine 5 – 1 victory over struggling May & Baker Ressies with Hendrew Schimidt’s double leading the way with Michael Appiah, George Fairhead and Christopher Ifill also notching. Daniel Pandele’s effort was not enough to prevent M & B’s seventh straight defeat in the league.  Leaders Snaresbrook continued on their merry way with a 2 – 0 triumph at Galleywood as efforts from Scott Hill and Max Catherall were enough to seal their ninth win of the season.

Herongate Athletic continued their recent revival with a 2 – 1 success at fellow strugglers Old Chelmsfordians. Glen Jordan and Ben Warren strikes outmatched Gareth Williams’ goal for OC. Athletic now only four points adrift of FC Hamlets in fifth spot in an increasingly-congested mid-table.

Basildon Town’s game with Shenfield AFC had to be abandoned in the latter stages of the contest.

Lead Goal-scorers   (EOFL D1 – Lge Only)

  • Ryan Leddra (Ramsden Scotia)  – 10 goals
  • James Stevens (Ongar Town)  – 9 goals
  • Tyriquee Solomon (Snaresbrook) & Sener Suavi  (Basildon Town) – 8 goals
  • Martin Mixture (Old Chelmsfordians) & Thomas Watling (Galleywood) – 6 goals

 

EOFL Senior Two

In Senior Two, Lakeside pummeled Harold Wood Athletic Reserves 9 – 0 away from home in an emphatic result. Drew Klessa-Smith led the charge with a staggering six goals here, and Luke Quinton, Charlie Ashpole and Harry Hearn also notched here. Beacon Hill Rovers  defeated Rochford Town 4 – 2 as Stephen Bennett, Charles Brewer, David Heward and Mat Kosinski all struck for Rovers, outweighing strikes by Grant Lye and David Watson for Rochford.  Toby went joint-top of the standings with a 4 – 1 win at Newham Utd. Ben Britton’s brace plus goals from Junior Bammeke and David Major saw the visitors to their 9th win this term. Utd responded through Richard Boah’s goal though they remain third-bottom.

Unfortunately, two matches ended in walkovers with Shoebury Town getting the win over May & Baker ‘A’ and Ryan similarly over Upminster.

Lead Goal-scorers  (EOFL D2 – Lge Only)

  • Dominic Binns (Shoebury Town) – 28 goals
  • Drew Klessa-Smith (Lakeside)  – 26 goals
  • Declan Clarke (Runwell Sports)  –  12 goals
  • David Watson (Rochford Town)  – 10 goals
  • Luke Quinton (Lakeside)   – 9 goals

EOFL Senior Three

Division Three provided goals aplenty as well as Laindon Orient waved goodbye to boss Neil Blackburn (who has joined Bostik North side Basildon Utd) with a fabulous 8 – 2 home win over fellow high-flying side Old Southendian Res. Jason Purewal grabbed a hat-trick with Henry Ballard and Ally Collins both getting braces with Jason Warner also on target. Tom Margerison and Pete Jelley strikes were not enough to prevent their second loss this term.

Leaders Westhamians retained their four-point cushion at the top of the standings with a 3 – 0 home win over Roydon. Jamie Reddington’s brace was supplemented by Ryan Creed’s goal as the hosts keep their unbeaten stretch this season. Basildon Town Res leapt off the foot of the table with a fine 5 – 3 win at fellow strugglers Hutton Res. Alex Shields contributed a double with Ross Jeffrey, Sam Green and Levi Harbour also on the score-sheet. Strikes by Tony Winchelo, Adam Player and Tom Biddiss weren’t enough to save the day for the home side.

Wakering Sports and Academy Soccer both continued their good seasons. Sports overcame Old Chelmsfordians Res 5 – 0 at Cupids Country Club. Jamie Brown, Conor Cobb, Bill Crumpton, Aaron Marshall and Brennan Nolan all hit goals for Aaron Bloxham’s men. Academy picked up a fine 4 – 0 win at White Ensign Res. Jake Jones got two of those goals with Luis Ruiz and Ben Picton also finding the net.

Lead Goal-scorers (EOFL D3, Lge Only)

Samuel Lake  (Laindon Orient)  – 10 goals

Nader Benzid (Roydon) & Lewis Lawrence (Westhamians) – 7 goals

George Darby (Leigh Town) & Carl Dutton (Hutton Res) – 6 goals

Senior Four

Lakeside Reserves 4 – 4  Galleywood Reserves

Canning Town Reserves 1 – 4  Shenfield AFC Reserves

Epping Town 1 – 0 Corinthians

Leigh Ramblers Reserves  2 – 3  Buckhurst Hill Reserves

Old Barkabbeyans  3 – 4  Catholic Utd Reserves

Toby Reserves  3 – 4  Dagenham Utd

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 1st Dec) [EOFL 3.12.18]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello & welcome to my round-up of this weekend’s action in the Essex Olympian League, from the Premier Division all the way to the results from Senior Division Four, on the first weekend of December.

Saturday 1st December

EOFL Premier Division

 

Harold Wood Athletic leapt to the summit of the top-tier with a 4 – 2 win at Manford Way. Scott Williams and substitute Brad Foley both nabbed braces as Ath secured their ninth win of the season. Manford responded through goals from Tyler Le-Poiderin and Jimmy Nganga though their losing run extends to ten matches. Kelvedon Hatch went second with a narrow 3 – 2 triumph over Canning Town in Beckton. Ben Gibbons, Daniel Johnson and Theo Ola all notched to continue a great season thus far for Hatch. Canning are half way through their league campaign and remain in mid-table.

Elsewhere, Leigh Ramblers hit five in an impressive 5 – 3 success at Springfield. Alfie Halliday, David Wareham and Josh White all struck for the hosts though Ramblers overcame them thanks to a double for Montana Stewart plus one each for Ronnie Bridges, Justin Hazell and Jamie Selby-Knight, which sees them rise to fifth place. Catholic Utd finally erased their winless streak with a 3 – 0 victory over Hutton and their new home of Bowers & Pitsea’s 3G Len Salmon Stadium. Patrick Kearney, Aaron Baldwin and Louis Robinson provided the strikes to see Dan Trenkel’s side to within a point of nearest rivals Great Baddow.

 

EOFL Senior Division One

Two matches in the division took place this weekend, with Old Chelmsfordians upsetting mid-table Frenford Reserves 4 – 2 at the Drive. Tom Tinsley-Gardner’s double and further strikes by Tyrese Fairmaner and Martin Mixture saw OC to their third win this season, though they have only played seven matches thus far.

In the other fixture, Galleywood defeated Ongar Town 4 – 2 as well at Clarkes Field. A brace for Tom Lakin set them on their way while Sam Donn and Tyler Tredgett goals completed the damage. Ongar have a taste for scoring goals themselves this term and struck two back through Ross Carpenter and Peter Davies though they fell to 9th spot. Galleywood rise to 6th after this victory.

 

EOFL Senior Division Two

In Senior Two, leaders Runwell Sports pulled three points clear at the summit with a 4 – 1 home success over third-placed Toby. Declan Clarke was among the goals again, grabbing a pair while Jordan Gregory and Thomas Howe added to the score-sheet. Des Gallen netted the solitary reply for the visitors though Sports have struck an impressive 26 goals in just five home matches thus far.

Meanwhile, A Tyson Browning hat-trick saw Beacon Hill Rovers to a 3 – 1 win at Upminster. Matthew Taylor got the consolation for the hosts, who still haven’t won at Belhus Park this term. Rovers move up to 6th spot.

Rochford Town got the better of a tough contest, with a 3 – 2 home win over Lakeside. David Watson hit 10 goals for the season with a brace here, with Aaron Smith getting the other goal. The visitors made it tight through strikes by Sam Pettit and Luke Quinton though they stay 5th while Rochford solidify themselves in 8th place. Finally for this division, Ryan won 5 – 0 at May & Baker ‘A’ who continue to really struggle this season with 12 defeats in 12 matches.

 

EOFL Senior Division Three

Goals were aplenty in the two league matches that took place. Hutton Reserves secured only their third win this season with a 4 – 0 victory at fellow strugglers Old Chelmsfordians Reserves. Harry Calder, Gaston Mendy, Tom Stephens and Tony Wichelo all scored to elevate themselves to 8th spot while OC’s Ressies remain second-bottom.

The Len Forge Centre saw a cracker as White Ensign Reserves held Laindon Orient 3 – 3. Jon Wightman grabbed a brace while Dean Nevill got the other strike for the hosts though their endeavours were cancelled out by Samuel Lake’s brace and substitute Rodney Sarsah-Wilson’s goal. Ensign’s second-string remain in mid-table while Orient missed the chance level on points with leaders Westhamians.

EOFL Senior Division Four Results

Canning Town Res  1 – 1  Galleywood Res

Epping Town  0 – 1  Buckhurst Hill Res

Leigh Ramblers Res  3 – 3  Dagenham Utd

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 24th Nov) [EOFL 24.11.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another of my extended round-up pieces covering the top five tiers of the Essex Olympian League. How did your local side do this weekend?

Saturday 24th November

EOFL Premier Division

In a reduced fixture list due to Essex Premier Cup action, Harold Wood Athletic and Bishop’s Stortford Swifts took the opportunity to reduce the gap to leaders Buckhurst Hill to a single point. Athletic won 3 – 2 at Great Baddow thanks to strikes by John Bradley, Robert Whitnell and substitute Brad Foley to remain 2nd because of their superior goal difference. Swifts are right there with them in terms of points as they won 2 – 0 at Leigh Ramblers. Charlie Brown and Danny Morgan goals saw the visitors to their fourth straight win.

Meanwhile, Old Southendian powered to their third win of the season in defeating Catholic Utd 4 – 0 at Garon Park. Jon Staines and Ryan Stillwell both netted as the hosts were assisted by two OGs as Utd continued their mystifying league form. Rayleigh Town also won, 3 – 2 at home to Canning Town. Joe Hall and Kevin Songolo struck for the visitors though a Paul Morris brace, either side of a strike by former Hullbridge youngster Damien Siemienczuk aided Rayleigh to a third win in their last five and elevate them to 5th place.

Essex Premier Cup R’s

Beacon Hill Rovers  0 – 3  Hutton

Buckhurst Hill  5 – 0  Sungate

Galleywood  2 – 0  Old Chelmsfordians

Kelvedon Hatch  2 – 1  Chingford Athletic

Tiptree Heath  5 – 1  Shoebury Town

EOFL Senior Division One

Now we head into Senior One and we start with a fine win for Rayleigh Town Reserves who won 6 – 1 at bottom side May & Baker EC Res. Doubles for James Nottage and Billy Field were added to by Charlie Sullivan and Taylor Armstrong as Town rose to fourth spot in consigning their hosts to a fifth straight loss. FC Hamlets continued their fine recent form with a 3 – 2 win at Ongar Town. Tyler Sanago-Ishmael, Charlie Heatly and Farren Smith provided the goals for Hamlets and although Town responded through James Stevens and Ross Carpenter, they went down to their fourth loss in five league matches.

Ramsden Scotia had a day to remember with their 5 – 2 home win over Basildon Town. Max Corrigan got another brace with Sam Wren, Ryan Leddra and Anthony Driscoll all also netting to overwhelm Town who pulled two back through the prolific Sener Suavi. Shenfield AFC had a Robbie Hobbrough hat-trick to thank in a 3 – 0 home victory over Herongate Athletic for their fourth league win on-the-bounce which keeps them third. Elsewhere, Frenford Reserves won 2 – 0 at Snaresbrook, who lost for only the second time his season.

EOFL Senior Division Two

Next, in Senior Two, three matches saw 18 goals scored. Harold Wood Athletic’s Ressies matched leaders Runwell Sports on points with a 2 – 1 home success over Rochford Town. Jason Patmore’s goal for the visitors was outdone by Joe Pyne’s brace as Town remain 8th. Lakeside got the better of joint-leaders Toby 5 – 3 thanks to five different goal-scorers. Drew Klessa-Smith, Connor White, Matthew Vambe, Ollie Pettitt and Ryan Budd made up the five while Ben Turner, David Major and Junior Bammeke all notched for Toby who were dethroned to third due to only their second loss of the season.

Newham Utd also hit five with a 5 – 2 win over May & Baker ‘A’. Omar Jomanday secured a treble while Lisandro Tavares also netting a brace to send Newham into 9th place with only their second win this season. Runwell Sports’ match with Upminster ended in an away walkover as their hosts couldn’t field a side.

EOFL Senior Division Three

It was another goal-laden weekend in Senior Three as 23 goals flew in from five matches. First, Wakering Sports won  5 – 3 at Basildon Town’s Reserve side. A hat-trick for Mike Curtis and a brace for Nick Bettis saw them Aaron Bloxham’s side on their way to the points though Town played their part in an entertaining match with Tommy Green bagging a brace and Jake Bridgeman also netting though Sports went fourth with this result.

Laindon Orient reduced Westhamians’ lead at the summit to four points with a 2 – 1 triumph at Hutton Reserves. Jasper Read and James Shadwell’s penalty provided their sixth win in seven matches for Neil Blackburn’s side. Hutton responded through Tom Biddiss though they stay 9th. Leigh Town were held 1 – 1 by Roydon with Zac Mashford’s goal for Town being cancelled out by Charlie Rider for Roydon.

White Ensign Reserves got their fourth league win of the season with a 3 – 1 success at Old Chelmsfordians Reserves. Lubona Wyatt, Chadrack Kisoka-Domingo and Zach Somerset-Butler all netted for the visitors. Also, Academy Soccer were held 3 – 3 by third-placed Old Southendian Reserves.

Finally for the this week, here are the results from

EOFL Senior Division Four.

Buckhurst Hill Res  4 – 2  Galleywood Res

Catholic Utd Res  8 – 1  Shenfield AFC Res

Corinthians  2 – 3  Lakeside Res

Dagenham Utd  3 – 3  Old Barkabbeyans

Epping Town  10 – 3 Leigh Ramblers Res

Toby Res  4 – 3  Canning Town Res

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 (Sat 3rd Nov) [EOFL 3.11.18]

Written by Scott W

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action this weekend, including a look from Premier Division to the results in Senior Division Four, plus the results for EOFL sides in the Essex Premier Cup.

 

EOFL Premier Division

As ever, we start in the Premier Division, and in the only match of the day due to Essex Premier Cup action was at Belfairs Park as I saw Harold Wood Athletic win 2 – 0 at Leigh Ramblers. Ath needed a gritty defensive performance to win this one and deny the hosts who tried hard and played decent stuff at times. Skipper Reiss Kingsley got both goals as Ath won their seventh match of the season while Ramblers are now winless in their last five outings.

 

Essex Premier Cup Rs

Aveley Reserves  2 – 3  Rayleigh Town

Basildon Town 0 – 2  Galleywood

Beacon Hill Rovers  1 – 0  Runwell Sports

Buckhurst Hill  2 – 1  Great Baddow

Hullbridge Sports Reserves  3 – 2  Chingford Athletic

Hutton  4 – 2  Canning Town

Kelvedon Hatch  6 – 3  Gas Recreation (AET)

Old Chelmsfordians  4 – 3  Academy Soccer

Old Southendian  0 – 1  Sungate

Ramsden Scotia  1 – 2  Barking U23

White Notley 1 – 6  Catholic Utd

Shoebury Town H – W  Manford Way (Visitors didnt field a side)

 
EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, three matches saw 13 goals scored. Ongar Town let a narrow lead slip in a late defeat at home to Shenfield AFC. Sean Green put the hosts ahead though two goals in added-time from Ronnie Hobbrough and Sam Lock carried AFC to victory. Meanwhile, Rayleigh Town Res drew 2 – 2 with Frenford’s Ressies. Oliver Ventura got both of Town’s goals while Frenford responded through Nick Hughes and Caiden Imbert-Thomas.

Finally in Senior One, FC Hamlets achieved a fantastic away win at leaders Snaresbrook, winning 5 – 1. Charlie Heatly, Ishmael Carter, Farron Smith, Ashley King and Tyler Sanago-Ishmael all netted while Tyriquee Solomon got a consolation for the hosts, who fell to their first defeat of the season.

 

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, there was a real goal-fest. First, Lakeside heavily defeated Upminster 7 – 0. Luke Quinton bagged five of those goals with further strikes from Harry Hearn and Drew Klessa-Smith sealing a fab day for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Harold Wood Athletic Reserves won 3 – 2 at Newham Utd. Perry Robinson, Paul Virdi and Chris Pope all struck to seal a good win for Ath’s second side. Rochford Town got the win of the day with a huge 12 – 0 success at home to May & Baker ‘A’. . David Watson led the scoring with four, Ashley Fowles struck a hat-trick while Daniel Bathurst, Grant Lye, Christopher Haycock, Jake Lunn and Tyler Fowles also netted to extend what is a harrowing losing run for the visitors.

Toby also won 4 – 0 at home to Ryan with David Major having a big say in this result with a hat-trick plus Des Gallen also notching.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, the goal-fest continued as Laindon Orient plundered nine in a 9 – 2 win at home to Basildon Town Ressies. Henry Ballard got a treble while there was also a brace for Samuel Lake plus one each for Jasper Read, Tom Read, Adam Cole and Michael Bottone. Town responded through strikes from Luke Higgins and Alexander Shields though they couldn’t match their hosts’ goal-power.

In other matches, Leigh Town secured a 6 – 2 home win over White Ensign Res. Rhys Mosedale’s brace was added to by George Darby, Sam Gillmore, Oliver Raker and Adam Smith. Ensign pulled two back thanks to Adam Skinner and Efrem Nuguse though the day belonged to Leigh. Roydon won 3 – 2 at Wakering Sports thanks to a fine comeback. Ryan Curtis and Aaron Marshall put Wakering ahead though Micky Coppin, Ezra Folan and Nader Benzid turned the tide and saw the visitors to the win.

Finally, Westhamians battled to a 1 – 0 home win over Hutton Reserves thanks to Max Holt’s solitary strike, which keeps them six points clear top of the table.

 

EOFL Senior Four Results

Canning Town Res  3 – 5 Lakeside Res
Catholic Utd Res  3 – 4  Old Barkabbeyans
Corinthians  5 – 0  Leigh Ramblers Res
Dagenham Utd  4 – 2  Buckhurst Hill Res
Epping Town  3 – 0  Toby Res
Galleywood Res  1 – 1  Shenfield AFC Res

 

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