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.
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.