Round-up : Essex Senior League/ FA Cup FRQ & Eastern Senior South (Sat 7 September) [ESL 19/20 8.9.19]

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Action Still from West Essex v Woodford Town [ESL 7.9.19] [Image: Scott W]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14) – ESL Writer & Grassroots Football Show Contributor

Hello all and welcome to the latest of my round-up pieces on the 2019-20 Essex Senior League campaign, with results in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round involving the three remaining ESL sides plus the results from the Eastern Senior League action this weekend.

 

Essex Senior League

Saturday 7th September

Cockfosters  2 – 1  Tower Hamlets  | Chalk Lane  | Att: 38

Two goals in three minutes was enough for the ‘Fosters to defeat Hamlets at Chalk Lane. Billy Healey opened the scoring for the hosts on 31 minutes, before player-boss Ryan Wade’s spot-kick two minutes later put the hosts in a strong position. In-form Suaibo Balde struck again for Damien Briggs’ team though they still fell to their sixth league defeat this term. Cockfosters are unbeaten since the opening day now in the league.

 

 

Enfield  4 – 4  Sporting Bengal Utd   | Woodside   | Att: 65

The game of the day for goals was certainly at Woodside as Enfield drew 4 – 4 with Bengal. The E’s took the lead after just four minutes thanks to Alfie Cleal though Bobby Redwood nullified that lead for Imrul Gazi’s side on 18 minutes. Cleal struck again on 26 minutes before Nana Asamoah made it 3 – 1 to the hosts eight minutes afterward. The momentum continued to swing in this entertaining again as Redwood struck twice more to claim his treble before the interval [43’ & 45’] to ensure it was level. Komal Lleweyn-Reid netted eight minutes after the resumption to hand Matt Hanning’s side the lead again. It wasn’t to last though as Curtley McIntosh netted on the hour for the visitors as this one ended honours-even,

 

Ilford  3 – 0  Clapton   | Cricklefield  | Att: 37

This quickly-convened encounter saw the Foxes defeat the Tons at Cricklefield. Nicolas Keyamo put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes before returning centre-back Steve Sylvester made it two eight minutes into the second-half. Clifford Newby-Harris also netted four minutes later as Morgan LaForce’s side got their second successive league win, while Clapton fell to defeat.

 

Redbridge  2 – 3  Saffron Walden Town  | Oakside  | Att: 73

Walden saw of the threat of the Motormen to grab the win at Oakside. Jason Maher’s side led proceedings on five minutes thanks to Gavin Cockman’s opener. Taylor Tombides kept up his goal-scoring form with the hosts’ leveller ten minutes before the break though a strong start after the interval for the Bloods was a telling factor here. First, Jack Isherwood struck on 51 minutes before Cockman got his second of the afternoon midway through the second half. Tombides got a second for the hosts late on to ensure a nervy end though Walden held on to go top, and are still unbeaten.

 

Sawbridgeworth Town  2 – 3  Hashtag Utd  | Crofters

Hashtag recovered from a poor start to grab all three points at Crofters. Sawbo started well and led by two goals thanks to Aaron Donaldson and Harry Bushell. Veteran Neil Richmond came off the bench and soon levelled things up with a brace [71’ & 86’] before George Smith got the decisive goal with moments remaining as the Tags got their fourth straight league win. Sawbo remain bottom though the signs are more promising than it looked a month ago.

 

Stansted  1 – 1  St Margaretsbury   | Hargrave Park  | Att: 48

St Margs’ continued their decent mini-run with a draw against Stansted at Hargrave Park. Wisley Baltazar got his second goal in as many games with the opener two minutes after the interval for the visitors. The Airportmen did get a point though as Jack Mitchell struck with 19 minutes remaining, though they haven’t won in the league since the opening day now.

 

West Essex  3 – 2  Woodford Town   | Mayesbrook Park  | Att: 28

West got the points in a hard-fought, high-tempo match at Mayesbrook Park. Michael Mignot got another double here, along with a powerful header by skipper Tom MacLeod. Town levelled on two occasions here through Samir Ali and an OG. I attended this match & my report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/match-report-west-essex-3-2-woodford-town-sat-7th-sept-esl/

 

Eastern Senior League South Results

Friday 6th September  – Frenford 2 – 3  Benfleet

 

Saturday 7th September

Brightlingsea Regent Res  0 – 1  Harwich & Parkeston

Burnham Ramblers  0 – 1  Lopes Tavares

Coggeshall Utd  2 – 2  White Ensign

Halstead Town 5 – 0 Fire Utd

Little Oakley  7 – 0  Wormley Rovers

Wivenhoe Town 6 – 2 Hackney Wick

 

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The FA Cup  – First Round Qualifying  (ESL Sides) Results

Saturday 7th September

Hadley  3 – 2  Arlesey Town  | Brickfield Lane  | Att: 127

The Bricks continued their fine FA Cup run with a win over Arlesey Town at Brickfield Lane. The goal-getters for Anthony Clark’s side were Shaz Anwar, another spot-kick by Alfie Bartram and one from in-form forward Solomon Ofori. Charlie Thake and James Hatch responded for Town though the ‘fortress’ is holding at present for the ESL side.

 

Takeley  0 – 1  Potters Bar Town  | Station Road | Att: 166

After denying White Ensign in extra-time in the last round, it was Takeley’s turn to feel the heart-break here as an added-time goal sealed progression for Step 3 side Potters Bar in front of a very decent crowd at Station Road. Bradley Sack was the hero for the visitors as they FA Cup journey goes on.

 

 

Sun 8th Sept  – Aylesbury Utd  0 – 3  Walthamstow  (to be updated)

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Round-up: Essex Senior League (Fri 16/Sat 17 Aug) [ESL 2019/20 18.8.19]

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14) – ESL Writer & Grassroots Football Show Contributor

Hello all and welcome to another of my weekly Preview pieces for the 2019-20 Essex Senior League campaign. After a frenetic two weeks of ESL & FA Cup matches which involved replays for a few of our sides, the league programme to take centre stage, hot on the heels of the Replays that two of our sides had in midweek.

Friday 16th August

Woodford Town  1- 3  West Essex   | the Harlow Arena | Att: 58

West started the weekend’s action with a fine win at Woodford. Symeon Taylor opened the scoring for Kwame Kwateng’s side. Sharn Quinn levelled for Dee Safer’s Town side though it was the visitors who took the points as Hakim Medfai & Brad Russell both struck to make it a night to remember for the Stags.

 

Saturday 17th August 

Enfield   1 – 3   Cockfosters  | Woodside

Cockfosters came away from Woodside with a good three points. James Verney, on loan from Hitchin Town, got the first for Player-manager Ryan Wade’s side on 19 minutes. Wade then notched himself as the visitors had a 2 – 1 lead at the break. Verney then got his second with three minutes remaining to give the ‘Fosters their second win of the campaign. The E’s tricky start to the season continued here with their fourth loss in five matches in all competitions.

 

Hadley  2 – 0  Sporting Bengal Utd   | Brickfield Lane | Att: 52

The Bricks kept their home form going in all competitions with a hard-fought win over Bengal at Brickfield Lane. After an own goal had put the hoss ahead, substitute Peter Rosemin completed the scoring to give Anthony Clark’s team the win, their third in League and Cup.

 

Ilford  0 – 3   Hoddesdon Town  | Cricklefield

Hoddy overpowered the Foxes with a fine display at Cricklefield. All the goals came after the hour as Connor Scully’s double [62’ & 80’] more than set Simon Riddle’s side on their way to victory. Blue Gallagher added a late third as Ilf extended their wait for a first win this term.

 

Redbridge  0 – 2   Hashtag Utd  | Oakside

Hashtag held firm to record their second win of the season at Oakside. Substitute George Smith was the difference-maker as he got the opening goal on the hour, just six minutes after entering the fray. Smith then completed his brace five minutes later as Jay Devereux’s side showed they can get results wherever they play here. The Motormen were defeated at home for the second time this term, though remain in the top ten in this embryonic table.

 

Sawbridgeworth Town  1 – 4  Tower Hamlets  | Crofters

Hamlets produced a fine display to add to Sawbo’s early-season woes at Crofters. Ezra Ndukuba grabbed a hat-trick to make it a day worth savouring personally while Kahlil Kirwan-Meade got the other goal for Damien Briggs’ side, who racked up their first win of the season here.

 

Takeley  0 – 1  Saffron Walden Town  | Station Road

Walden got the result in this local derby, laying another foundation for a possible challenge on the top three here. Jack Leachman got the only goal of the game just shy of the hour mark as the Bloods got their second win of the season. Takeley’s 100% start to the campaign ended here though they remain top of the standings.

 

Walthamstow  1 – 0  Stansted       | Wadham Lodge Stadium | Att: 63

Finally, ‘Stow won a battle with rivals Stansted as Dwade James struck again on 56 minutes to edge a tight affair at Wadham Lodge.

I attend this match & my in-depth report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2019/08/17/match-report-walthamstow-1-0-stansted-sat-17-aug-esl/

 

That’s all for this weekend’s Essex Senior League action. Thank you for reading. Check back regularly for more Essex Senior League round-up articles, Match Reports from the ESL & elsewhere, plus the regular Essex Olympian League round-up articles here on my blog. Finally, here are the results from this weekend’s Eastern Senior League South matches. Thanks for reading.

 

Eastern Senior League South Results

Friday 16th August

Barkingside 1 – 0 Hackney Wick

Frenford  2 – 2  Coggeshall Utd

May & Baker  3 – 0  Newbury Forest

Wivenhoe Town 3 – 0 Brightlingsea Regent Res

 

Saturday 17th August

Benfleet  5 – 1  Holland

Halstead Town  1 – 0  Burnham Ramblers

Little Oakley  2 – 0 Fire Utd

White Ensign  3 – 1  Harwich & Parkeston

 

 

Preview: Essex Senior League (Fri 16/Sat 17 August) [ESL 19/20 15.8.19]

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Still from Hashtag Utd v S Manor on August 7th (Image: Scott W)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14) – ESL Writer & Grassroots Football Show Contributor

Hello all and welcome to another of my weekly Preview pieces for the 2019-20 Essex Senior League campaign. After a frenetic two weeks of ESL & FA Cup matches which involved replays for a few of our sides, the league programme to take centre stage, hot on the heels of the Replays that two of our sides had in midweek.

 

Friday 9th August – 7.45pm KO

 

Woodford Town v West Essex   | the Harlow Arena

The weekend kicks off with Woodford back in action just 48 hours after their battle with White Ensign in the FA Cup Extra Prelim Round Replay which went to extra-time on Wednesday night. They face a West Essex who also went out of the FA Cup this week so both teams may feel they have to ‘get back in the saddle’ with a league triumph. If both sides play near their best, this could be another corker of a match given both teams’ attacking nature. Have to go with my gut instinct which says a narrow West win, purely because they’ve had three more days to recover from their last match than their hosts.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

 

Saturday 10th August – 3pm KO

 

Enfield    v   Cockfosters  | Woodside

Our look at the Saturday action begins at Woodside as Enfield welcome Cockfosters. The E’s haven’t had the best week with a loss in their long trip to Fairford Town last weekend in the Cup before getting narrowly beaten by Hoddesdon in midweek, also at home. Their only win in their opening three has come at home though, ten days ago at home to Stansted so there are signs they could make their new home a fortress, which you sense boss Matt Hanning & co will want to do. Cockfosters may be ‘riding high’ after progression in the FA Cup with a win over Eastern Senior League South side Leyton Athletic last weekend, which was followed by a super comeback to draw at home to Ilford in midweek. Player-boss Ryan Wade scored twice in that latter match and I can see this one perhaps being a draw as well.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 2

 

Hadley  v  Sporting Bengal Utd   | Brickfield Lane

The Bricks return to ‘home comforts’ after a good win over ESL side Redbridge in the FA Cup last weekend. Anthony Clark’s team have scored ten goals in their three matches in League & Cup thus far so that is a record they will want to keep adding to at this early stage of the season. Bengal were overpowered by Walthamstow in the Cup last weekend and will seek to avoid a repeat here. Imrul Gazi’s side are not one to under-estimate though in my view they will need to improve defensively to get anything out of this away-day. Home win for me.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 1

 

Ilford  v  Hoddesdon Town  | Cricklefield

Ilford are at home once again as they welcome the Lilywhites to Cricklefield. Morgan LaForce’s Foxes have had a mixed week at best. Last weekend wasn’t a happy one as they exited the FA Cup with a home loss to Eastern Senior League South side Harwich & Parkeston. That said, their midweek exploits was better as they battled to an entertaining draw at Cockfosters, which was their first points of the campaign. Hoddesdon have had a brighter week with a good win over Brantham Athletic in the FA Cup before a good away performance in the win at Enfield on Wednesday night. If Simon Riddle’s side keep stern in defence then it could be an away win.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

 

Redbridge   v   Hashtag Utd  | Oakside

The Motormen entertain Hashtag Utd at Oakside. Micky Wetherall’s side played their part in their recent two matches, before succumbing to successive defeats at Hadley and Takeley in the FA Cup and league respectively in the past week, despite four goals in those two games. Jay Devereux’s Hashtag outfit will be buoyed after a late five-goal flourish in a hefty win over Tower Hamlets in midweek at Chadfields. This is a tricky one to call as both sides have the firepower to score goals though will narrowly go with ‘the Tags’.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 3

 

Sawbridgeworth Town  v  Tower Hamlets  | Crofters

Sawbo welcome Hamlets to Crofters. These two sides had many battles last term though since then both have had rather extensive squad changes and their recent results suggest that those changes will take time to settle. Sawbridgeworth went out of the Cup with a home loss to Step 6 side Halstead Town last weekend though did score in that match. Hamlets did triumph in the Cup last weekend with a battling win over Selsey at Mile End though had a chastening end to their match at Hashtag in midweek. Manager Damien Briggs will want to get that out result out of his team’s systems. Instinct says a narrow win for the hosts.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

 

Takeley  v  Saffron Walden Town  | Station Road

Takeley face Saffron Walden in an early-season belter at Station Road. Marc Das’ side has started the season in a spritely fashion and backed that up in the last week with wins in League & Cup. First, a good victory at Crawley Green in the Cup last weekend was followed by a hard-fought win at Redbridge in the league in midweek. Forward Bryn Thorpe has notched five goals in all competitions already though this match represents arguably their toughest test yet. Walden also progressed in the FA Cup with a narrow win over Baldock Town last weekend and you do sense their forward line will click into goal-scoring touch sooner or later. Takeley powered to a good win in this fixture last season so Jason Maher’s team may have that in their minds too. Draw in my view.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 2

 

Walthamstow  v  Stansted       | Wadham Lodge Stadium

Finally this weekend, another potential corker awaits as ‘Stow entertain Stansted at Wadham Lodge. Ryan Maxwell’s side have started the season as they mean to go on, in regards to goal-scoring. They progressed in the Cup with a big win over Sporting Bengal last weekend though following that match, it was revealed that promising forward Samrai Gebrai has departed for Step 3 Canvey Island. Stansted had a hiccup last Sunday as they crashed out to Eastern Senior League South side Barkingside in the Cup as they seek to settle following minor squad changes recently. This may be closer than some think though hard to go against another home triumph.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 1

 

That’s all for this edition of the ESL preview blogs. Check back on Sunday/Monday  when I’ll have the round-up of what happened in this weekend’s matches of the 2019 – 20 Essex Senior League season. Thanks for reading.

Match Report: Hashtag Utd 0 – 2 Southend Manor (Wed 7th Aug) [ESL 19/20 8.8.19]

Essex Senior League

Venue: Chadfields

Attendance: 291

2019 – 20 Season: Match 9

Wednesday 7th August 7.45pm KO

Hashtag Utd: Yellow & Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Yellow Socks

S Manor: White & Red Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

 

Manor out-perform Hashtag to complete memorable win

Hashtag Utd 0 – 2 Southend Manor

 

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The teams prior to kick-off (Image: Scott W)

Report & Photos by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

The second of the new season’s Essex Senior League matches took me to Tilbury FC’s Chadfields, the new home of last season’s Eastern Senior League South champions, not forgetting social media heavyweights Hashtag Utd. Jay Devereux’s team made their bow in the ESL here, facing established ESL side Southend Manor. The hosts fielded a mixture of youth and experience, with recent signing George Smith leading the line, with a supporting trio of Albert Keith, veteran Neil Richmond and Ryan Adams, who also skippered the side. Tricky winger Harry Honesty and centre-back Farai Tsingano were among the substitutes.

Manor began their campaign with a narrow loss at home to Sporting Bengal four days previously and retained Hullbridge loanee Jacob Adams between the sticks with Kiah Froud and Connor Burrows at centre-back and Larry Akanbi as their number nine. Jordan Chambers reverted to left-back and was named captain here.

The hosts began with decent passing moves in the early throngs of this match as they looked to set the tone early. Manor also ‘set their stall’ out to be combative in defence and push forward on the counter-attack. Twelve minutes into the contest, Manor winger Callum Fitzer made a speedy jinking run down the left flank and got his effort on goal though it drifted wide of the left-side post. Right on the quarter-hour, Utd responded as from a free-kick, midfielder Lee Hursit’s powerful effort kept visiting custodian Jacob Adams interested before it fizzed wide of the woodwork at pace. By about this point, the visiting backline had their fair share of defending to do though they remained alert to the danger.

With twenty minutes on the watch, Manor were awarded a penalty as winger Mekhi Hyde was felled in the 18-yard area. Hyde stepped up to take the spot-kick himself after a short delay, which saw Tags right-back Cain Brougham booked for the foul. Hyde made no mistake, his penalty evading the grasp of home stopper Tim Pitman who had guessed the right way but was unable to keep things level. Adam Peek’s side were having their best phase of the game so far going forward at this stage, with Fitzer again breaking through the home defence though when one-on-one with Pitman, the ‘keeper did well to smother the angle in denying his strike. Manor did increase their lead though with 27 minutes gone, with Larry Akanbi netting with a cool finish, under pressure in the area.

Hashtag responded moments later as anchor midfielder Ricky Evans’s header failed to hit the target from a corner just shy of the half-hour mark. Forward George Smith, who signed from Coggeshall Utd in the summer, was the bright spark for the home side in attack, stretching the visiting defence at times. With half-time approaching, Smith’s well-struck effort was parried by Manor goalkeeper Adams, though home winger Ryan Adams could only blaze over the rebound.

 

 

Half-Time: Hashtag Utd 0 – 2 Southend Manor

Manor were standing firm with their hard-earned lead at the break, though you sensed Hashtag needed to raise their game somewhat. Winger Joshua Osude came on at the start of the second-half to add more pace and trickery on the right-flank. The opening phase of the second period was a little muted although that soon ended when winger Harry Honesty entered the field of play, coming on for Richmond. Honesty showed no shortage of pace and trickery down the left wing though unfortunately for the hosts, his crosses couldn’t find a teammate in a promising position in the area.

As we entered the latter stages of this exciting encounter, Smith had a close-range header for the hosts well-cleared on the goal-line as the Manor defence remained vigilant and determined. Hashtag midfielder Albert Keith also piled in a 25-yard drive though Adams got across well to gather. With full-time was approaching, you couldn’t say the hosts were not putting in the effort with Osude and Honesty good outlets on the flanks.

Full-Time: Hashtag Utd 0 – 2 Southend Manor

 

In summary, you could not fault the gutsy and hard-working visitors who deserved their win here. Centre-back Kiah Froud marshalled the defence well and made several decent interceptions to assist Manor to the win. Larry Akanbi also led the line well, with good support from Callum Fitzer & Mekhi Hyde, among others. It was certainly a team effort by them and although the hosts may be disappointed by the result, they will be comforted by the fact that we had an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 300 in attendance here. One thing I do not doubt is that they will return stronger for the experience here and may even be good for them in the long run.

Finally, I’d like to thank Hashtag for the welcome tonight and wish them well for the season. It certainly looks like an interesting journey for them once again.

 

Teams

Hashtag Utd   | Manager: Jay Devereux

Tim Pitman (GK), Cain Brougham (Joshua Osude 46’), Jack Martin (Farai Tsingano 78’), Okuwute Izuchukwu, Ross Gleed, Ricky Evans, Albert Keith, Lee Hursit, Ryan Adams (Capt), George Smith, Neil Richmond (Harry Honesty 57’)

Booked: Brougham, Smith, Osude   | Subs Not Used: Clarke (GK), Isa

 

Southend Manor    | Manager: Adam Peek

Jacob Adams (GK), Josh Brocklebank, Jordan Chambers (Capt), Jordon Fisher, Kiah Froud, Connor Burrows, Mekhi Hyde (Max Makaka 63’), Alfie Walker, Larry Akanbi (Harry Rogers 77’), Brad Rowland, Callum Fitzer (Ope Mosuro 87’)

Goal-scorers: Mekhi Hyde [pen 20’], Larry Akanbi [27’]

Booked: Rowland, Makaka | Sub Not Used: Evident, Rungay

Referee: Leigh Ballinger

Match Report: Hashtag Utd 1 – 2 Harleston Town (Tues 12 Mar) [TNFDKO S-F 12.3.19]

Thurlow Nunn First Division KO Cup: Semi-Finals

Venue: Coles Park

Attendance: TBC

2018-19 Season – Match 58

Tuesday 12th March 2019  – 7.45pm KO

Hashtag U: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, Yellow Socks

Harleston: White Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Harleston overcome Hashtag to make KO Cup Final

Report by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14) with photos by Peter D (Twitter: @ped1980)

On a rare break from Essex Senior League action, I went to Haringey Borough’s Coles Park to see the first semi-final of the TN First Division Knockout Cup which saw Hashtag Utd take on Harleston Town. Both of these sides of top of their respective divisions at present (Hashtag are top of Eastern Senior Lge (EaSL) South while Town are top of EaSL North). As many in the Non-League community have this term, you hear a fair bit of the ‘buzz’ that Hashtag Utd have created in their first season of senior Football, with their match commentary and obvious social media connections but what interested me the most is this: what are they like on-the-pitch?

In this match, Player/assistant boss Neil Richmond led the attack alongside Ryan Adams, with wingers Albie Keith and Harry Honesty providing the support on the flanks. Matt Carter, Lee Hursit and Charlie Morley were among the substitutes. Harleston are another side that have had a stand-out season regardless of how it finishes, as they named Lawrence Cheese as their number nine, with Scott Roberts and Nathan Stone providing support. It was worth noting that all three have got more than ten league goals this term already.

Onto the match itself then and it was the visitors who had the better of the early stages, with full-back Jake Anema looking  to ping in dangerous crosses from the right flank to stretch the home defence. Town frontman Lawrence Cheese signalled his intent as well barely three minutes in as his drive had to be parried away by home stopper Jamie Jackson. The ‘Tags’ responded immediately at the other end as forward Ryan Adams’ stinging effort needed visiting custodian Brandon LIng to be alert enough to tip it over the ccrossbar.

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Image by Peter D 

 

Cheese continued to be a threat for Harleston and only a superb covering tackle by Utd centre-back Faral Tsingano prevented him having a sighter on goal. The action-packed start to the game continued as Hashtag poured forward again, with winger Harry Honesty’s good centre found fellow winger Albie Keith who sent a powerful header towards goal which Ling did well to save. With 19 minutes on the watch, Neil Richmond was well-placed in the penalty box though just when you thought he had a tap-in, Ling reacted well to smother the angle and deny Utd again.

Harleston then broke the stalemate six minutes later as a ball forward nicked off a home defender into the path of the advancing Cheese who blasted home past Jackson low into the net to really give the home side something to think about. Honesty had a header at goal just before the break though in the main, Harleston deserved their lead as they were showing their uncompromising nature, particularly defensively.

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Half-Time: Hashtag 0 – 1 Harleston

Hashtag started the second half looking to get back on terms though in their pursuit of creating clear-cut chances, they were frustrated by a Harleston defence who were in no mood to gift anything, led by the impressive Andrew Howell who barely lost a header all match. Still, Utd were looking to get back on terms, although Honesty let fly with a 30-yarder which Ling gathered at the second attempt. The crucial second goal for the enterprising visitors came on 56 as after Jackson made a good interception to deny a dangerous cross, his momentum took him into Town midfielder Nick Howell who was sent sprawling. Referee’s verdict: Penalty.

Nathan Stone stepped up to duly fire home the spot-kick and Hashtag were really up against it, although you wouldn’t say that to the noisy contingent of home fans singing songs about their favourite players and that is good to see. Utd continued to huff & puff though finally got a breakthrough with 15 minutes remaining. Midfielder Ross Gleed cracked home a super strike, low into the corner from 20+ yards to give Jay Deveraux’s side some hope of getting back into the tie.

Unsurprisingly, Utd poured forward in the latter stages and although there were signs that Town were ‘feeling the pressure’ at the back, they held firm to complete a fine win and a place in the First Division KO Cup Final.

Full-time: Hashtag  1 – 2 Harleston

I would like to say thank you to the hosts for their hospitality and wish Hashtag well in their quest to get promoted and therefore join the ranks of the Essex Senior League.

Hashtag Utd   | Manager: J Deveraux

Jackson (GK), Peddie, Williams, Tsingano, Harrison (Capt), Evans (Hursit 79′), Keith (Morley 83′), Gleed, Adams (Carter 61′), N Richmond, Honesty

Goal-scorer: Ross Gleed [75′]

Booked: Richmond   | Subs Not Used: Brougham, Kellum

 

Harleston Town  | Manager: A Gorleston

Ling (GK), Anema, Delaney, Roe, Howard (Capt), A Howell, Russell, N Howell (Burke 62′), Roberts, Stone (Betts 68′)

Goal-scorers: Lawrence Cheese [25′ ], Nathan Stone [pen 56′]

Booked: Roe    | Subs Not Used: Pickess, Hundson, Green,

R’s Round-up: Eastern Snr Lge Sth & Thurlow Nunn Premier (Sat 13.10.18) [EaSL & TNP 13.10.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another round-up of the results in the Eastern Senior League Sth & Thurlow Nunn Premier Division this weekend (13th Oct – Non-League Day), how did your side do?

 

Eastern Senior League South 

Braintree Town Res  1 – 3   Coggeshall Utd

Fire Utd  2 – 3   Holland

Frenford  2 – 1  Burnham Ramblers

Harwich & Parkeston  2 – 3  Halstead Town

Hashtag Utd  3 – 1   Benfleet

Wivenhoe Town  0 – 1  Hackney Wick

Wormley Rovers  2 – 3  White Ensign

 

Thurlow Nunn Premier 

 

Framlingham Town 2 – 3  Long Melford

Gorleston 2 – 0 Haverhill Rovers

Hadleigh Utd  2 – 0   Ely City

Walsham-le-Willows  3 – 0  Brantham Athletic

Whitton Utd  3 – 2  Norwich Utd

Round-up: Eastern Senior Lge Sth & Thurlow Nunn Prem (Sat 29th Sept) [EaSL & TNP 29.9.18]

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello again and welcome to my results round-up of the action in the Eastern Senior League South and the Thurlow Nunn Premier division. Thanks for reading.

Eastern Senior League South (EaSL)

Friday 28th September

Holland  1 – 2  Wivenhoe Town

Saturday 29th September

Benfleet   1 – 3 White Ensign

Braintree Town Res  0 – 4  Newbury Forest

Brightlingsea Regent Res  3 – 0  Lopes Tavares

Fire Utd  2 – 1  Burnham Ramblers

Hackney Wick  0 – 0  Frenford

Harwich & Parkeston  1 – 2  Wormley Rovers

Hashtag Utd  2 – 1  Halstead Town

May & Baker  8 – 0  Little Oakley

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Saturday 29th September

Brantham Athletic   3 – 0   Ely City

FC Clacton  3 – 3  Kirkley & Pakefield

Gorleston   2 – 1   Newmarket Town

Great Yarmouth Town   0 – 1   Framlingham Town

Haverhill Rovers    2 – 1   Stowmarket Town

Histon   5 – 0   Wroxham

Norwich Utd  1 – 0  Long Melford

Thetford Town  3 – 0   Hadleigh Utd

Whitton Utd  2 – 0  Walsham-le-Willows

Woodbridge Town  3 – 0  Godmanchester Rovers

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading.