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 due to the effect of the relentless rain that made the pitch unplayable.

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

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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

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 10 Nov) [EOFL 11.11.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

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A still from Ryan 1 – 3 Runwell Sports at Wadham Lodge 3G on Saturday

Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League round-up, as we take in the action from the Premier to Division Four results. How did your team get on this weekend?

EOFL Premier Division

In the top-tier, Hutton got the win in the highest-scoring match in the division with a 5 – 3 home victory over Canning Town. Strikes from Chris Rowlatt, Tom Price, Chris Skingley, Will Marlowe and Josh Bardouleau overturned Town’s goal-scorers in Patrick Damali, Matt Betts and Paul Henry.

Leigh Ramblers end the weekend in fifth after a Jamie Selby-Knight brace plus a goal from Joe Hunter saw them beat Great Baddow 3-1 at Belfairs Park. Buckhurst Hill narrowly won 1 – 0 at home to Sungate thanks to Suleyman Zuhdu’s first-half strike which sees them stay top by two points.

Kelvedon Hatch lead the chasing pack and they won 2 – 1 at home to Springfield, thanks chiefly to a double from Theo Ola. Anthony Pantaleo hit back for the Chelmsford-based side. Also, Old Southendian held Harold Wood Athletic 2 – 2 to grab a creditable point away from home.

Also, some results in the Anagram Records Trophy here:

PFC Victoria London  3  – 2  Rayleigh Town
Sandridge Rovers  0 – 9  Catholic Utd

EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, Sean Green inspired Ongar Town’s 5 – 2 win at Frenford Reserves with a hat-trick while Ben Polley and Ross Carpenter also notching. Snaresbrook won 2 – 1 at home to Galleywood as Josh Woodcock and Harry Prince scored for the hosts, while Freddie Bartrum got one back for ‘Wood though ‘Brook still lead the division.

Ramsden Scotia are still the best of the rest thanks to a 1 – 0 win over Herongate Athletic. Ryan Leddra ‘came to the party again’ with the only goal in that one. Old Chelmsfordians went four points clear of Herongate in the drop zone by virtue of a 5 – 0 win over May & Baker E.C Reserves. A brace from Martin Mixture plus strikes by Joshua Lawrence, William King and Joe Kemp saw the hosts to a well-earned win.

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, three matches took place. Firstly, Runwell Sports won 3 – 1 over Ryan at their Wadham Lodge 3G pitch. Strikes from Charlie Adams, Aaron Rix’s spot-kick and an OG helped Sports to fourth. Meanwhile, Rochford Town succumbed to a 2 – 0 home loss to Harold Wood Athletic Ressies. Perry Robinson and Chris Pope goals did the damage as Ath rose to the summit of D2.

Also, Toby defeated Beacon Hill Rovers 2 – 1 at home thanks to Des Gallen’s brace as Toby went second in the division.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, with most of the sides in Cup action, two matches took place. Laindon Orient rise to second spot following a 4 – 1 success over Academy Soccer. The hosts had goals from Sam Lake, Ryan Scougall, Adam Cole to thank plus an OG while Marc Porter-Brown got Academy’s sole strike.

Elsewhere, Wakering Sports defeated White Ensign’s Ressies 2 – 1.

EOFL Senior Four

Catholic Utd Res  2 – 5  Canning Town Res
Dagenham Utd  7 – 4  Leigh Ramblers Res

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

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 27 Oct) [EOFL 29.10.18]

Compiled by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another edition of my Essex Olympian League Round-up, here on my blog. I’d like to thank fellow Non-League writer Scott Lanza for some of the data used in this round-up.

 

EOFL Premier Division

In the Premier Division, Buckhurst Hill returned to winning ways with a 1 – 0 win at home to Great Baddow. The winner came late on thanks to Frank Glock’s strike. Hill are two points clear of nearest rivals Kelvedon Hatch who had a Theo Ola hat-trick to thank for their 3 – 2 win at Sungate. The hosts responded with goals from Jack Clarke and Reece Simpson though defeat leaves them 11th in the standings.

Hutton defeated Catholic Utd 4 – 2 at Polo Fields with Chris Rowlatt grabbing a hat-trick and Brad Freeman also scored to send their side into the top ten. Utd remain second-bottom.   Bishop’s Stortford Swifts triumphed 2 – 1 at Rayleigh Town thanks to strikes by Danny Morgan and Charles Brown which sent Mark Watters’ side into third spot, four points behind the leaders. Town remain in fifth spot.

Leigh Ramblers were held to a 2 – 2 draw by fellow mid-table side Canning Town at Belfairs Park. Springfield overcame Old Southendian 3 – 1 with Ollie Brittain, Ross Lamb and Dave Wareham all getting on the score-sheet to secure their third win of the campaign.

 

Senior League Cup R: Manford Way  3 – 1  Laindon Orient

Anagram Records Trophy R: Cuffley  0 – 2 FC Hamlets

 

EOFL Senior Division One

In Senior One, Galleywood overwhelmed Herongate Athletic 4 – 1 to stay in the top four on goal difference. A brace from Sam Donn plus goals from Matthew Buckingham and Tyler Tredgett did the job for the Chelmsford side. Shenfeld AFC are level on points with ‘Wood in fifth after a 2 – 1 home victory over Old Chelmsfordians which saw Mitch Day get both goals for AFC.

Elsewhere, Snaresbrook won a tight match with second-placed Ramsden Scotia 1 – 0 to retain their 100% winning start to the season. Tyriquee Solomon struck the only goal to pull three points clear at the top.

Finally in this division, Frenford Reserves got only their second win this term with a 2 – 1 win at Ongar Town.

 

EOFL Senior Division Two 

Into Senior Two now and Beacon Hill Rovers handed Upminster a 3 – 0 loss as Matt Kosinki netted twice with Rene Bearman getting the other strike to send Rovers into the top six. Harold Wood Ath Res gave May & Baker ‘A’ another chastening afternoon as Ath’s second side won 9 – 0. Among the goal-scorers were James Thorn with a hat-trick, a brace for Brad Foley plus strikes from Chris Pope, Perry Robinson and Harry Boswell in a win which keeps Ath Ressies in third, three points off leaders Shoebury.

Newham Utd held Lakeside 2 – 2 as goal from Omar Jomanday and Hamzy Jomanday for Utd were cancelled out by Drew Klessa-Smith and Ollie Pettit for the visitors. Runwell Sports consigned Rochford Town to a place in the bottom-two with a 4 – 2 win at Rochford Rec. Declan Clarke, Pearce Clarke, Aaron Rix and John Smithwick all struck to keep Runwell second as one of four sides locked on 13 points. Town responded through strikes by Jason Patmore and Grant Lye.

Ryan stumbled to a heavy 6 – 1 loss at home to Chingford Athletic as they dropped to third-bottom. Eric Kelly and Tayo Olasanoye both hit braces for Ath with Mickey Mesmin and Joe Cloake also scoring. Shoebury Town suffered their first loss of the season, losing 2 – 1 at home to Toby as Ben Turner and Joe Turner both netted to send Toby up to fifth spot.

 

EOFL Senior Division Three 

 

In Senior Three, Leigh Town got the win of the day with a 6 – 1 win over Old Chelmsfordians Res. George Darby struck two with Thomas Ayford, Sam Gillmore, Zac Mashford and Ashley Sexton all netting one each to send Leigh into 4th spot.

Old Southendian Res defeated Basildon Town Res 2 – 0 with a spot-kick by Greg Smith and a Ben Franklin goal continuing Town’s 100% losing run so far this term. Academy Soccer were held 2- 2 at Roydon while Hutton Res won 5 – 2 at Wakering Sports. Carl Dutton smashed a hat-trick while Michael Lindsey and Connor O’Regan also scored, to which Sports replied thanks to Danny Pallett’s brace.

Last but not least, leaders Westhamians had a brace from Lewis Lawrence to thank for a 2 – 1 win at home to White Ensign Reserves, who responded via Izaih Antoine. Westhamians now lead by five points at the summit, with only Academy Soccer also unbeaten so far this term.

 

EOFL Senior Div Four

Finally for this week’s round-up, in Senior Div Four, there were victories for Lakeside Reserves, Buckhurst Hill Reserves plus the top two of Galleywood Reserves and leaders Corinthians.

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 w/ Essex Alliance Rs [Prem – D3] (15th Sept 2018) [EOFL & EAL 15.9.18]

 

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

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

 

EOFL Premier Division

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

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

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

 

EOFL Senior Division One

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

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

 

EOFL Division Two

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

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

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

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

 

Essex Alliance League – Saturday 15th September

Senior Division

ACD Utd 4 – 2 Grove Utd

Colebrook Royals A – W Jolof Sports

Docklands Abion 1 – 2 London Cranes

London Park City 1 – 7 Blue Marlin

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

West Essex Reserves 2 – 1 Singh Sabha Barking

 

Division One

FC Baresi 1 – 1 Three Colts

Forest Green 3 – 5 Lymore Gardens

Melbourne Sports 1 – 5 Chingford Athletic Reserves

Rapid Chingford 2 – 1 Chigwell

 

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