Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 29th Sept) [EOFL 1.10.18]

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of Essex Olympian Lge action from this last weekend, tracking the action from the top-four tiers. Thanks for reading.

 

EOFL Premier Division

We begin the Premier Division round-up with Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 2 – 1 success over Canning Town. The hosts had Ade Cole and Joe McEvoy to thank for their goals while Abdul Shobawale got one back for Town.

Elsewhere, Buckhurst Hill made it six wins from six matches with a 3 – 1 home win over Hutton. Sonny Shilling got another brace to add to his growing goal tally, while Nathan Sollosi got the other goal for Hill. Hutton’s strike came courtesy of Will Marlow.

Meanwhile, Harold Wood Athletic defeated Rayleigh Town 2 – 1 as goals from John Bradley and Joe Stevens ensured their side’s 5th win of the season. Jack Long got Rayleigh’s goal as they fell to only their second defeat this term. Kelvedon Hatch added to Catholic Utd’s poor start to the season as Hatch secured a 3 – 1 victory over the ‘Super Hoops’ through strikes from Mike Daniels, Alan Taylor and Theo Ola. This was Hatch’s fourth straight league victory.

Leigh Ramblers beat Sungate 3 – 1 thanks to a brace from Jay Nash and one from Ronnie Bridges. Reece Simpson got the goal for the visitors though they fell to their third loss in five games thus far. Nico Debouchet’s hat-trick assisted Old Southendian to a 4 – 0 home win over strugglers Manford Way with Ruari McIntyre grabbing the other goal. Manford have lost all six of their league matches now while OS got their first league win of the campaign here.

Finally in the top-tier, Springfield were held 3 – 3 at home to Great Baddow. Chris Bryan, Ryan Batchford and Zach Davidson goals were cancelled out by strikes from John Baxter, Daniel Booty and Nav Arain as Baddow extended their unbeaten stretch to three matches.

 

EOFL Senior Division One

In Senior Division One, there was a goal glut with 29 goals struck in 6 matches. Galleywood powered past Frenford Reserves 7 – 1 thanks to a treble from Thomas Watling plus additional strikes from Matthew Buckingham, Luke Osborne, Jack Chatterway and Lewis Rose. Snaresbrook were also among the goals as they roared past Herongate Athletic 6 – 1 with six different scorers – Mitchell Collymore, Harry Price, Ryan Barker-Francis, Drew Barbier, Max Caterhall and Tyrique Solomon all notching here to give their side their third straight win thus far.

Meanwhile, Basildon Town’s impeccable league start was ended by FC Hamlets as the latter won 2 – 1 with Pa Jagne and Jaemar Lawes strikes outdoing a goal by home forward Alfie Phillips. Ramsden Scotia got their second league win with a 5 – 2 home success over Ongar Town with Steve Paoletti’s double aided by strikes from  Anthony Driscoll, Ryan Leddra and Lewis Godbold. James Stevens and Paul Tiffen responded for Ongar though they succumbed to defeat here.

Elsewhere in the division, Rayleigh Town Reserves were held at home 1 – 1 by Old Chelmsfordians while Shenfield AFC and May & Baker Reserves also played out a 1 – 1 draw.

 

EOFL Senior Division Two

Next, in Senior Division Two, six more matches provided a whopping 39 goals. Shoebury Town continued their super goal-scoring record with an 8 – 1 thumping of Newham Utd. Hat-tricks from Scott Clark and Dom Binns set the tone with further goals coming from Shaun Illett and Dan Regan sealing a big win though Kaci Henry’s strike for Newham ensured no clean sheet for the hosts.

May & Baker ‘A’ continued their poor run with a 7 – 2 home loss to Beacon Hill Rovers as a Tyson Browning hat-trick plus a brace from Charlie Brewer and one each for Will Simpson and Rene Bearman secured the points for Rovers. Elsewhere, Toby had cause to celebrate with a 6 – 2 triumph at home to Lakeside as goals from John Turner, Justin Clarke, Ross Dipple, Dan Cunningham, Peter Spicer and Nick Harvey seeing them to a big win.

Eric Kelly’s hat-trick inspired Chingford Athletic to a narrow 4 – 3 win at Upminster with Tayo Olasanoye also notching for Chingford. Upminster hit back through goals from Jamie Lakey, Warren Taylor and Daniel Peermamode but it wasn’t enough to snatch a point.

Also, Runwell Sports defeated Harold Wood Athletic’s Ressies 3 – 0 thanks to a double from Charlie Adams and one from Declan Clarke while Ryan also won 3 – 0 at home to Rochford Town.

 

EOFL Senior Division Three

In EOFL Division Three, three matches still saw 11 goals scored. Westhamians remain top of the standings thanks to a 3 – 1 win over Leigh Town. Jean Gomes, Danny Dobson and Anthony DaSilva strikes sealed their victory while Academy Soccer won 4 – 0 at home to Basildon Town Reserves. A double from Louis Mansell and strikes by Luke Jones and Alex Mansell saw them home and finally, strikes from Tyrese Fairmainer and Owen Linford helped Old Chelmsfordians Reserves to a 2 – 1 success over Wakering Sports with Lee Price getting their consolation effort.

In Senior Division Four, there were wins for Dagenham Utd, Galleywood Reserves and Canning Town’s Ressie side.

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.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League and Essex Alliance League (Sat 1st Sept) [EOFL & EAL 2.9.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14) with additional reporting by Scott Lanza

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League, with additional reporting from the Senior League Cup action, courtesy of local Football write & ESL Publicity Officer Scott L. Also included at the tail of this article are the results from the top two tiers of the Essex Alliance League.

We start off as ever with the Essex Olympian League Premier Division.

Newcomers Buckhurst Hill continued their 100% start to the new season with a superb 5 – 1 win at Sungate, thanks to Josh Addinall, Sonny Shilling, Josh Banfield, Joe Re and Suley Zuhdu all hitting the target. Jermaine Purchase got the consolation for the home side.

Harold Wood Athletic grabbed their third win in four matches with a good 3 – 0 at home to Catholic Utd. Stalwart Charlie Liddiard scored another double with Scott Williams getting the other goal for Ath. The Super Hoops have began their title defence with two defeats.

Old Southendian suffered a 2 – 1 home defeat to Bishop Stortford Swifts. Swifts goals came from an unfortunate own goal and a Danny Morgan strike. Nick Henesy struck for the Southend side though they have suffered three defeats from three thus far.

Springfield notched their first victory of the new campaign as goals from Ross Lamb and David Wareham assisted them to a 2 – 1 home win over Manford Way. Kelvedon Hatch defeated Canning Town 3 – 1 thanks to goals from Mike Daniels, Steve Willis and Dan Gillard. Tom Quinn got the goal for Canning Town though Hatch confirmed their second win of the season.

Finally in the Premier Division, Rayleigh Town continued their decent start with a 2 – 0 home success over Hutton who lose their 100% winning start to the season. Damian Siemienczuk’s brace sealed the win for Town.

EOFL Division One

Onto Senior Division One and two matches took place. First, Galleywood began their league campaign with an excellent 4 – 0 success at newcomers Herongate Athletic, thanks chiefly to a hat-trick from Thomas Watling and Sam Donn’s additional strike.

Elsewhere, Rayleigh Town Reserves picked up a creditable point at Frenford Reserves as their match ended 1 – 1.

Into Senior Division Two now and one of the results of the season in terms of goals saw Shoebury Town pummel May & Baker ‘A’ 15 – 0 which will help their goal difference no end. Among the mass of goalscorers were Dominic Binns who scored EIGHT himself, with doubles for Shaun Illet and Kirk Hudson and further strikes from Lee Turner, Simon Pearce and Daniel Regan.

In a more sedate affair, Toby won 1 – 0 at home to newcomers Chingford Athletic thanks to a last-minute goal from Ben Turner.

Division Three

In EOFL Division Three, Old Southendian Reserves won 3 – 1 at Hutton Reserves with El Hemmings the difference with two goals and Oli Tatton-Bennett also finding the net. Carl Dutton got Hutton’s goal .  In the only other game that took place in the division, Academy Soccer drew 1-1 with Westhamians.

Senior League Cup

Report by Scott Lanza (Twitter: @lanzasport)

Basildon Town were the day’s big hitters as they knocked Rochford Town to one side with a 9-2 victory. Sener Suavi helped himself to five of the goals; Keith King grabbed a hat-trick, with the other goal being supplied by Alfie Phillips. Dave Watson and Sean Chimba scored the Rochford consolations.

There was another hungry forward on show in the Shenfield AFC v Upminster tie. Unfortunately for Upminster Ronnie Hobbrough led the Shenfield charge, bagged five of the goals with Ben Carroll and Ben Absolon scoring apiece in the 7-1 success. Plenty of goals too in the Laindon Orient v Lakeside showdown – nine of them in fact with the home side notching six of them. Glen Jordan opened Laindon’s account in the 5th minute and added a second just before the half hour mark. Henry Ballard went on to score a brace in the second half with Ashley Blackburn and Adam Cole also getting their names on the score sheet. Drew Klessa-Smith actually scored a hat-trick for Lakeside, but in the end in proved to have been in vain.

A Jack Darby-Clarke brace plus goals from Darren Burrell and Bradley Read saw Corinthians beat Wakering Sports 5-2, with Ryan Curtis and Danny Pallett the Wakering scorers; FC Hamlets also scored five against Beacon Hill Rovers, whilst also keeping a clean sheet at the other end. Epping Town did likewise on their visit to Old Barkabbeyans, with Daniel Ezeorji (2), Tim Curtis, Liam Clifton and Chris Lockwood the marksmen. Snaresbrook beat Ramsden Scotia 4-1 courtesy of goals from Drew Barbier, Yasin Hammad, George Bacon and Ryan Barker-Francis.

Leigh Town secured a relatively easy passage into the next round after they overcome White Ensign Res. 4-0. Jed Ofori meanwhile fired Newbury Forest Res. into the next round as his double saw his side record a 2-1 win at Dagenham United, with Ashley Retter their scorer. . Tom Howe, Jordan Gregory and John Smithwick were the Runwell Sports scorers in a 3-1 win over May & Baker E.C. Res. The hosts scored their goal through Emmanuel Boateng. Newham United knocked Ryan out with a 2-0; Lamar Obinkwo and Richard Boah scored a goal apiece.

Essex Alliance League (results)

Senior Division – Saturday 1st September

London Park City 0 – 4  ACD Utd

Lopes Tavares Res  1 – 4  West Essex Reserves

Singh Sabha Barking  2 – 0  Docklands Albion

EAL Division One

Chingford Athletic Res  1 – 3  Chigwell

Chingford Utd  3 – 2  Melbourne Sports

Rapid Chingford  1 – 7  FC Baresi

Sporting Hackney U23s  2 – 4  Lymore Gardens

That’s all for this week. My aim is to include Essex Alliance Rs among with the Olympian League round-up this season. Thanks for reading.

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

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

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

Eastern Senior League South (EaSL)

Saturday 18th August

 

Benfleet  3 – 1  Wormley Rovers

Burnham Ramblers  2 – 2  Little Oakley

Coggeshall Utd  2 – 3  May & Baker

Frenford  3 – 2  Holland

Hackney Wick  6 – 1  Brightlingsea Regent Res

Harwich & Parkeston  4 – 3  Fire Utd

Hashtag Utd  1 – 1  Wivenhoe Town

Newbury Forest  4 – 5  Halstead Town

White Ensign  3 – 0  Braintree Town Res

 

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Friday 17th August

 

Godmancester Rovers 1 – 3  Histon

Wroxham  3 – 1  Great Yarmouth Town

 

Saturday 18th August

 

FC Clacton  0 – 3  Stowmarket Town

Framlingham Town  0 – 2  Haverhill Rovers

Gorleston  0 – 3  Walsham-le-Willows

Hadleigh Utd  3 – 4  Kirkley & Pakefield

Long Melford  3 – 1  Ely City

Newmarket Town  1 – 1  Brantham Athletic

Norwich Utd  4 – 1  Woodbridge Town

Whitton Utd 1 – 1 Thetford Town

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

 

Saturday 18th August

 

Buckhurst Hill  6 – 2  Old Southendian

Harold Wood Athletic  3 – 0  Springfield

Hutton  2 – 1  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts

Kelevedon Hatch  2 – 1  Great Baddow

Rayleigh Town  0 – 1  Leigh Ramblers

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

Essex Olympian Football League round-up (EOFL 2.5.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action from the last week, from the Premier Division through to Senior Division Two, starting off with the weekend’s games then moving on to the midweek action…

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

In the Essex Olympian Premier Division on Saturday, Catholic Utd continued their title-chase with a good 3 – 1 win at Rayleigh Town. Brad Vaughan, Brad Williams and Max Kent all netted for the Super Hoops who jump above Springfield into 2nd, four points adrift of leaders Frenford so two wins will suffice from their four remaining matches to win the title. Aaron Pallett replied for Town.

Elsewhere, Harold Wood Athletic defeated Canning Town 3 – 1 with Charlie Liddiard, Joe Stevens and Matty Game all scoring. Kelvedon Hatch won 3 – 2 at out-of-form May & Baker thanks to George Saunders, Lee Newton and substitute Michael Daniels’ goals while Craig Hall and Dan Mackin responded for the hosts.

Manford Way also tasted success with a 2 – 0 triumph at relegated Basildon Town. Julian Edwards and Callum Ibe got the all-important goals there.

 

In Olympian Senior One, the ‘battle of the current top-two’ went the way of leaders Buckhurst Hill who kept up their march towards the title with a 3 – 2 victory over Great Baddow. A Steven Townsend hat-trick was ‘just the job’ for the Hill though Dane Nelson’s brace for the hosts made it tight. Meanwhile, Hutton won an entertaining match 5 – 3 at Harold Hill. Dan Carpenter’s treble plus goals from Justin Bardouleau and Chris Rowlatt were enough to claim the points.

Relegated Runwell Sports earned only their 3rd win of the season with a 2 – 0 victory at mid-table Sungate. James Driver and Chris Stokes strikes sealed a morale-boosting win for Sports. Shenfield AFC edged Newbury Forest 3 – 2 thanks chiefly to Ben Carroll’s brace. Thomas Oliver got the other goal while Jason Reynolds-Blanche and substitute Bobby Wise netted for Forest.

Also, Old Chelmsfordians bested Snaresbrook 3 – 2 thanks to goals from Hayden Brunt, Jamie Gray and Lee Ifield.

Finally for the Saturday action, in Olympian Senior Two, the two fixtures produced 17 goals! May & Baker Reserves clinched a 4 – 3 success at Newham Utd. Addean Gallimore, Lamar Obinkwo and Lisandro Tavares all netted for the hosts though Carl Patten grabbed another hat-trick and substitute Derek Hawtin completed the scoring for the visitors who secured their 15th win of the season here.

Meanwhile, Benfleet edged Rochford Town closer to the drop with a huge 8 – 2 win at the Rochford Rec. Ben Foord’s hat-trick, braces from Robert Lacy and Taylor Lawrence plus a Sam Dulieu goal secured the win for the Canvey-based side. Shane Holyland and Steven Sharpe replied for Town, who now must win their final match to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

 

Into the midweek action now and on Tuesday night in the Olympian Premier, Harold Wood edged Rayleigh Town 3 – 2 as Charlie Liddiard, Joe Stevens and substitute Rob Whitnell goals for the hosts outmatched Aaron Pallett’s brace for the visitors. Ath sit 4th, behind Springfield on goal difference. Rayleigh remain 12th.

White Ensign powered to a 4 – 1 victory over mid-table Kelvedon Hatch at the Len Forge. Doubles from David Limber and Liam Sewell did the damage though substitute Michael Daniels again struck for the visitors. Ensign went above May & Baker into 5th with this win while Kelvedon are 8th.

In Senior One on Tuesday, Shenfield AFC continued their fine end to the season with a 2 – 0 win at relegation-battling Harold Hill. Ben Absolon and Will Marlowe goals saw AFC up to 4th spot. Meanwhile at Polo Fields, Hutton put four past Newbury Forest in a 4 – 1 victory that strengthened their grip on 3rd spot. Another double by Dan Carpenter plus strikes from Jonathon Hilliard and Chris Rowlatt secured the win.

 

Moving onto the action in Olympian Senior Two on Tuesday and Ramsden Scotia kept their chances of promotion well & truly alive with a 2 – 1 success over May & Baker Reserves. Aaron Chambers struck for the visitors though goals from John Burdett and Kurt King sealed Scotia’s 14th win of the season and up to 3rd, five points behind their opponents here with two matches in hand.

Elsewhere in the Denny King U21 Cup, Buckhurst Hill U21’s defeated A1 Sports U21’s 4 – 1 so congratulations goes to the champions, who are having a successful league season in 5th (at present) in the U21 Division. A1 Sports side are 2nd in the same division.

In the one match in Senior Two on Wednesday, Ongar Town won 3 – 1 at home to Rayleigh Town Reserves to go above their opponents into 5th place in their final match of the campaign.

 

That’s all for this week, the Olympian League continues into May, as will the round-up’s.

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 25.4.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action from the last week, from the Premier Division through to Senior Division Two, starting off with the weekend’s games then moving on to the midweek action…

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

On Saturday, Harold Wood Athletic were victorious at Silver Leys, defeating Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 4 – 1. A Charlie Liddiard double plus strikes from Danny Gillard and Robert Whitnell kept up Ath’s good form. Abraham Adejokun replied for Swifts. Meanwhile, Catholic Utd gave their title chances ‘the world of good’ by edging to a 1 – 0 home win over leaders Frenford, thanks to Thomas Kearney finding the net.

Elsewhere, Rayleigh Town won 2 – 0 at Kelvedon Hatch, courtesy of goals by Aaron Pallett and George Vile. This victory, Rayleigh’s 5th win of the season, confirmed Basildon Town’s relegation from the division at season’s end.

In other results, Leigh Ramblers defeated Manford Way 2 – 1 with Jack O’Connor and Luke Read netting for Ramblers, substitute Sam Coe replied for Manford. White Ensign were also trimuphant on the day, winning 2 – 0 over May & Baker at Barking Rugby Club. A Liam Sewell brace sealed the win and moved Brett Munyard’s side above their opponents here into 5th spot on goal difference, after the weekend’s action.

In Olympian Senior One, Galleywood secured an important three points with a 3 – 1 victory over high-flying Hutton at Clarkes Field. Sam Donn, Sean Lander and substitute Jared Cousins all scored for the hosts, while Chris Rowlatt grabbed Hutton’s consolation.

In other action, already-relegated Runwell Sports had a day to remember with a win at out-of-form Snaresbrook thanks to strikes from Destiny Oduh and Aaron Rix, the latter of which was later sent off. Old Southendian damaged Sungate’s charge towards the top with a 2 – 1 win, thanks to Ed Gould and Tom Judge goals while in the late kick-off, Newbury Forest were held 2 – 2 by Old Chelmsfordians (Peter attended this one) at Oakside. Ex-Redbridge duo Jason Reynolds-Blanche and Adam Hunt both found the net for the strugglers while Robert King grabbed both of the Chelmsford side’s goals.

Harold Hill once again couldn’t field a side on Saturday so Buckhurst Hill took the points on a ‘Home Walkover’.

Finally for the Saturday action, in Olympian Senior Two, Benfleet continued their fine end to the season with a 4 – 1 triumph over strugglers Upminster at Park Lane. Brad Camm, Sam Dulieu, Ben Foord and Robert Lacy all scored for the hosts, while James Lakey gave Upminster ‘something to shout about’.

In the only other match in the division, a brace from substitute Jack Wiley helped high-flying Ramsden Scotia to a 5 – 1 success at Ongar Town. Antony Driscoll, Kurt King and Jamie Auvache also found the target for Ramsden who bagged their 12th win of the campaign though Ross Carpenter pulled one back for Town.

Into the midweek action now and on Monday night, Catholic Utd won 1 – 0 at ‘home’ to Canning Town at the Len Salmon Stadium. Substitute Ellis Sands got the only goal of the match to maintain the Super Hoops’ title-tilt.

Elsewhere on Monday in Senior One, Newbury Forest triumphed with a 3 – 0 win over Sungate at Oakside.

Moving onto the action on Tuesday night now and May & Baker held improving Leigh Ramblers to a 2 – 2 draw at Belfairs Park. Jack Deasy and Harry Goodwin netted for the hosts while Petrit Elbi and Dan Mackin scored for the visitors. In Senior One, Great Baddow edged a thrilling game against Harold Hill 5 – 4 with braces from Matthew Crick and Samuel Mead plus another from Ryan Baxter sealing the win that almost secures Baddow second spot in the division.

In Senior Division Two, Ramsden Scotia kept up their promotion charge with a 4 – 2 home win over Upminster. Antony Driscoll, Kurt King and Ryan Leddra all found the net as well an own goal. James Lakey and Ollie Williams scored for Upminster though Ramsden rise to 3rd and have games in hand over the top-two.

Onto the Wednesday action and in the Premier Division, Springfield won 4 – 1 at Manford Way thanks to a hat-trick from Ross Lamb and one from Joe Mayer though other results mean that the Chelmsford-based side cannot retain their Premier title now.

That was partly because Frenford rocked up at Harold Wood Recreation Ground and powered their way to a 7 – 2 thumping of Harold Wood Athletic in a match that Peter & Scott both attended. Hat-tricks from Nick Hughes and Luke Woodward was added to by a Daniel Driscoll strike to ensure that only Catholic Utd can catch them now in the title-race. Charlie Liddiard and Rob Whitnell both netted for Ath, who played their part in a really good match, played in tricky conditions. Frenford ended their season here and are seven points clear at the summit though the Super Hoops still have five matches remaining.

As it happens, Catholic Utd were also in action and they grabbed their third win in five days with a 4 – 2 win over Kelvedon Hatch to go level on points with Springfield. In the Senior One matches that took place, leaders Buckhurst Hill won 2 – 1 at Galleywood while FC Hamlets bagged a good 4 – 3 success at Old Chelmsfordians to go into 5th spot in the process.

 

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

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 11.4.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of Essex Olympian League action from the last week, from the Premier Division all the way through to Senior Division Three, starting off with the weekend action then moving on to the midweek matches that survived the returning rain..

Senior League Cup Quarter-Finals

The two remaining quarter-finals took place on Saturday, as Olympian Premier side Kelvedon Hatch comprehensively beat Olympian Senior One side Great Baddow 5 – 0 at New Hall thanks to doubles from Antony Aylett and George Saunders plus a Chris Neville strike.

Leigh Ramblers edged Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 2 – 1 with goals from Seb Allen and Ryan Lowe. Josh Daniel got the Swifts goal. Ramblers face Kelvedon at home in the second semi-final next weekend for the chance to face Frenford, who effectively got a bye through to the Senior Cup Final as opponents Newham Utd could not raise a side on Saturday.

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

In an unruffled fixture schedule this weekend, Catholic Utd returned to league action and their title credentials were enhanced with a 4 – 0 victory over relegation-haunted Basildon Town at Wellstead Gardens. A Dan Trenkel brace plus further goals from Max Kent and Thomas Kearney saw the Super Hoops up to 4th spot with ten matches still to play. Town simply have to win all three of their remaining matches to have any chance of averting the drop.

Elsewhere, Springfield won 3 – 0 at Rayleigh Town through a Joe Mayer brace and one from Josh White. Harold Wood Athletic maintained their slim title chances in 5th (with games in hand) with a 2 – 1 success over May & Baker thanks to strikes from Matt Donovan and Charlie Liddiard, with James Barlow the scorer for May & Baker, who remain 3rd.

Also, Manford Way edged to a 2 – 1 victory over fellow mid-table side White Ensign as Henry Fisher and Lubona Wyatt both netted for the Fairlop-based side, while Elliot Vile responded for Brett Munyard’s men. Manford rise to 7th with this win, while Ensign drop to 6th and both sides have seven matches remaining.

 

Into Senior Division One and Buckhurst Hill apparently did win on Saturday 6 – 0, despite Full-Time showing the match being abandoned on 82 minutes.  Meanwhile, Shenfield AFC secured another three points with a 3 – 1 win over Old Southendian with Will Marlowe bagging a brace for the hosts and substitute Francis Wright sealing the win, Nick Henesy replied for OS who drop behind Shenfield into 5th spot though have six matches left. Shenfield rise to 4th with just a solitary match to play. Galleywood also tasted success with a 3 – 2 win over fellow strugglers Newbury Forest. Jack Chatterway, Lewis Rose & substitute Matthew Buckingham all netted for the hosts though Forest replied thanks to goals from Matt Connolly and Scott Emmons.

Hutton recorded a narrow 1 – 0 away win at FC Hamlets with Chris Rowlatt the difference-maker to keep them 3rd., while Harold Hill drew 0 – 0 with Snaresbrook.

Moving into Senior Division Two on Saturday, and Benfleet continued their good form with a big 5 – 0 win over A1 Sports at Park Lane. A double from Ben Foord plus strikes from Brad Camm, Sonny Hartman and Tyler Hubbard did the job for the hosts, who rise to 3rd, courtesy of their 10th win of the season.

In the only other match, title challengers May & Baker Reserves kept the pressure on leaders Herongate Athletic with a 5 – 1 win at Rochford Town. Carl Patten’s hat-trick saw them well on their way and goals from Kane Messenger and Darren Seymour sealed the points. Rochford stay 11th, with three matches left to overhaul rivals Upminster and prevent relegation.

Finally on Saturday, in Senior Division Three, Frenford Reserves defeated Leigh Town 3 – 2 thanks to a Nick Hughes brace and one from Thomas Waymouth, Alfie Phillips and Gbavalena Waiwaiku replied for Town. Roydon won 2 – 1 at Hutton Reserves thanks to goals from Connor Ellis and Wesley Penny and stay 9th while Harry Calder netted for the hosts, who ended their season here and are currenly 5th.

Old Chelmsfordians Reserves drew 2 – 2 with Beacon Hill Rovers to see the hosts go up to 6th. In the late kick-off, the ‘battle of the top-two” saw leaders Manford Way Reserves lose 3 – 2 at home to Shoebury Town. Lee Lashley and Connor Leon netted for Manford though a brace from Dominic Binns and Scott Clark saw Town to victory and on the verge of promotion.

Into the matches that survived the weather in midweek now and on Monday night in Senior Division One, Newbury Forest battered Harold Hill 7 – 1 at Oakside. Braces from Bradley Gates and Matt Connolly were added to by Jason Reynolds-Blanche, Alfred Egembah and Adam Hunt as Forest got the win they badly needed and go four points clear of Galleywood in the second relegation spot, with three matches still in hand.

On Tuesday night in the Premier Division, I saw Springfield edge to a late 3 – 2 victory over Leigh Ramblers at Belfairs Park as goals from Joe Mayer, Louis O’Sullivan and Jamie Doyle sealed a comeback victory having gone behind early on. Credit must go to both sides who battled hard in tricky conditions after rainfall earlier in the day.

 

Ramblers stay 10th, while Springfield remain 2nd, six points behind current leaders Frenford – both the top two have four matches left though will still be wary of Catholic Utd who have six matches in hand over both of them.

There is one fixture set for Thursday and that sees Newbury Forest take on high-flyers Great Baddow in Senior Division One.

That’s all from the Essex Olympian League round-up this week, cheers for reading.

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 4.4.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League (Premier Division – Senior Division Three) action from last weekend which saw the various divisions begin to take shake, particularly at the bottom of Division One.

 

Anagram Records Trophy Semi-Final

Catholic Utd defeated Wormley Rovers 3 – 0 to advance to the Anagram Records Trophy Final on May 5th. Rovers were down to ten men early on after a early dismissal. The ‘Super Hoops’ made the tie safe thanks to goals from Louis Robinson, a penalty from Ellis Sands and Dan Trenkel. They will face Broadfields in the Final at Baldock Road (which is the Hertfordshire FA County Ground).

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

 

Canning Town narrowly beat Leigh Ramblers 3 – 2, as a brace from Shaun Farnum and one from Rahan Ali did the business for the hosts. Tom Hollingsworth’s brace wasn’t enough for Leigh. Canning Town are 11th on 21 points with four matches still to play. Ramblers are a point better off in tenth and also have four games remaining.

Next, Harold Wood Athletic triumphed 2 – 1 over Manford Way with Tom Quinn and Robert Whitnell grabbing the goals for the hosts. Manford’s reply came courtesy of Sam Coe’s goal. Athletic are up to 5th on 26 points, with nine matches left. Manford Way are in 8th, two points adrift of their opponents here.

Also, leaders Frenford were held to a 2 – 2 draw by visiting Bishop’s Stortford Swifts. Lewis Bartrip and a Bradley Nobbs spot-kick assisted Frenford while Lee Samways and substitute Oliver Slater replied for Swifts. Frenford stay top, nine points clear though only have four outings left whilst a number of their rivals have games in hand.  Swifts are in 9th spot.

Three matches fell foul of the weather, Basildon Town v White Ensign, May & Baker v Springfield and Rayleigh Town v Kelvedon Hatch.

Into Olympian League Division One now and leaders Buckhurst Hill continued their 100% home record with a 5 – 1 victory over Runwell Sports. Hill are now three points clear at the summit with ten matches to play. This defeat also confirmed relegation for Runwell after only one win in 22 matches.

Meanwhile, Galleywood and Shenfield AFC drew 2 – 2. A brace from Jack Chatterway assisted the hosts while Shenfield responded through George Cunningham and substitute Will Marlowe. Galleywood, the lowest scorers in the division remain second-bottom, four points behind Newbury Forest having played four more games. Shenfield are in 5th spot.

Great Baddow were held 1 – 1 by Sungate on the Melbourne Park 3G pitch in Chelmsford. Dan Gage got the goal for Baddow though Spencer Pitfield responded for Sungate. Baddow are in 2nd spot, while Sungate are 6th with a number of matches in hand over some of their rivals. Snaresbrook also won 3 – 1 at home to FC Hamlets to go level on points with them. FC Hamlets are 7th only on goal difference.

Two matches were postponed: Newbury Forest v Harold Hill and Old Chelmsfordians v Hutton

Into Division Two and Benfleet drew 1 – 1 at Toby. Ryan Morgan put Toby ahead before Brad Camm struck to snatch a point for the visitors. Toby are in 6th place, and Benfleet are in 4th spot.

Upminster v Ramsden Scotia wasn’t contested as the hosts couldn’t fulfil the fixture so an Away Walkover it was. Upminster are 10th, two points above Rochford, while Scotia are 5th.

One game also fell foul of the incessant rain this week which was Rochford Town v May & Baker Reserves.

 

Finally on Saturday, in Division Three we had two games that produced an eye-watering 15 goals!!

Roydon won 7 – 0 at strugglers Debden Sports through braces from Nader Benzid and Connor Ellis plus strikes from Carl Gregory, Darren Williams and substitute Aymen Mekni. Debden stay 11th while Roydon are in 9th place.

Meanwhile, relegated Leytonstone United suffered a heavy defeat, 7 – 1 to Harold Wood Athletic Reserves. Sam Bissue’s hat-trick set the tone with further goals from Thomas Lamb, Tom Rice, Chris Pope and Darren Wettner sealing a big win. James Medlock’s goal was mere consolation for Leytonstone and they are still without a win this season. The ‘Wood Reserves sit 3rd in the table.

Two matches were postponed: Beacon Hill Rovers v Manford Way Reserves and Shoebury Town v White Ensign Reserves.

There was a element of ‘a false dawn’ as the first midweek fixtures in the Olympian divisions were all postponed due to… you guessed it – the weather.

Tuesday 3rd April

Galleywood P – P Harold Hill (Olympian Lge Division 1)
Ramsden Scotia P – P Rochford Town (Olympian Lge Division Two)
Leigh Town P – P Beacon Hill Rovers (Olympian Lge Division Three

Wednesday 4th April

Great Baddow P – P Newbury Forest  (Olympian Lge Division One)