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.

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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 League round-up (EOFL 10.5.18)

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Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to what is likely to be my second-last round-up of Essex Olympian League action this term. As in previous weeks, I’ll begin with the weekend’s action then move on to the midweek action in the top three tiers.

 

Anagram Records Trophy Final

Despite a continuing heavy fixture pile-up, Catholic Utd defeated Broadfields 2 – 0 to claim another bit f silverware for the trophy cabinet. Goals from Harley Kee and Dan Williams ‘sealed the deal’ for the Super Hoops.

 

Essex Olympian League Premier Division

On a reduced day of fixtures, White Ensign continued their recent good patch with a 3 – 0 success at relegated Basildon Town. Luke Skinner, David Limber and Liam Sewell all found the net to keep Brett Munyard’s side 5th after the weekend’s action.

Elsewhere, Kelvedon Hatch won 2 – 1 at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts thanks to strikes from Lee Newton and substitute James Burt while Daniel Callaway hit back for Swifts. And in a clash of two of the top four sides, Harold Wood Athletic drew 2 – 2 with Springfield. Danny Gilliard and Robert Whitnell netted for Ath while Andrew Elgar and Joe Mayer replied for Springfield, who remain 3rd, ahead of Ath on goal difference alone.

 

EOFL Senior Division One

There were certainly goals aplenty in Senior One on Saturday. Great Baddow retained their hopes of promotion with a 5 – 2 triumph at Harold Hill. Goals from Ryan Baxter, Matthew Crick, Oliver Evans, Jack Mead and substitute Luke Perry secured Baddow their 16th win of the season.

Hutton also ‘did their bit’ with a 5 – 0 thrashing of out-of-form Snaresbrook. A brace from Dan Carpenter plus strikes from Robert Lorkins, Keelan O’Donovan and substitute George Nash meant the hosts grabbed their 15th win of the campaign and if they win both of their remaining games then they will be promoted.

In other action, Galleywood won 2 – 0 at Old Southendian, thanks to Jack Chatterway and substitute Matthew Buckingham strikes to rise to 10th after the weekend’s action. Also, Buckhurst Hill secured a well-earned promotion and the Senior One title with a 5 – 3 home win over mid-table FC Hamlets and Sungate found some form to defeat Shenfield AFC 4 – 2 to obtain their 10th success of the season.

In Senior Division Two, Rayleigh Town Reserves did local rivals Rochford a favour by handing Upminster another loss as they won 2 – 1. A Dillon Southgate brace was too much to overcome for the visitors, who replied through Louis Elwood’s goal. Also, Newham Utd ended Benfleet’s winning run as they drew 1 – 1. After the weekend’s action, Newham are 8th and Benfleet stay 4th.

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Moving onto the midweek action now and in the Essex Premier Cup final held at Thurrock’s Ship Lane on Monday, Catholic Utd suffered a rare loss to Senior One champions Buckhurst Hill. Hill won it 2 – 0 though Utd’s Brad Wiliams suffered a serious injury during this match and we wish Brad a speedy recovery. Congratulations go to Buckhurst Hill who ‘rubber-stamped’ an excellent season for them here.

Onto Tuesday’s solitary match in the Premier Division now, where Canning Town edged to a 2 – 1 victory over May & Baker, which means Town will finish the season in 11th place.

On Wednesday night in Olympian Premier, Catholic Utd edged to a 1 – 0 win over in-form White Ensign at the Len Salmon Stadium. This vital win means they only need a single point from their two remaining matches to leapfrog Frenford and claim the Premier Division title. Ensign remain 5th in the standings.

Elsewhere, Kelvedon Hatch picked up another win, 6 – 2 at Manford Way to go above May & Baker into 6th spot thanks to win #10 of the season. Manford sit 8th.

In Senior One on Wednesday, FC Hamlets rose to 5th after a 3 – 0 victory over Old Southendian. Old Southendian slip below their opponents here into 6th. In a match held at Runwell Chase, Old Chelmsfordians narrowly defeated Runwell Sports 3 – 2 to stay 11th though also go level on points with Newbury Forest. Runwell’s season ended here and only three victories this term is perhaps a signal of why they finished bottom.

Also, Galleywood v Harold Hill ended in a “Home Walkover” as struggling Harold Hill couldn’t field a side. Hill will go down and may end up bottom if a likely further points deduction materialises. Galleywood end their season in 8th.

 

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

 

 

 

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 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.