The FA Trophy 2018-19: Extra Prelim Round Draw (FAT 6.7.18)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to the draw for the Extra Prelim Rd of the FA Trophy which starts on the weekend of 29 September. The winning side obtains £2,000 in prize money.

The FA Trophy 2018-19: Extra Prelim Round Draw


1 Atherton Collieries v Runcorn Linnets

2 Cleethorpes Town v Mossley

3 Sheffield v Prescot Cables

4 Trafford v Colne

5 Glossop North End v Brighouse Town

6 Droylsden v Widnes

7 Bromsgrove Sporting v Corby Town

8 Loughborough Dynamo v Market Drayton Town

9 Peterborough Sports v Sutton Coldfield Town

10 Coleshill Town v Kidsgrove Athletic

11 Witham Town v Coggeshall Town

12 Uxbridge v Chalfont St Peter

13 Felixstowe & Walton United v Grays Athletic

14 Romford v Great Wakering Rovers

15 Bedford Town v Cheshunt 

16 Bury Town v Horsham

17 Aveley v Tooting & Mitcham United

18 Didcot Town v Thamesmead Town

19 Ashford Town (Middx) v Heybridge Swifts

20 Barton Rovers v Kempston Rovers

21 Whyteleafe v Bowers & Pitsea

22 Waltham Abbey v Hastings United

23 AFC Sudbury v Egham Town

24 Ashford United v Haywards Heath Town

25 Blackfield & Langley v Highworth Town

26 Evesham United v Moneyfields

27 Slimbridge v Winchester City

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The FA Vase 2018-19: First Round Qualifying Draw (FAV 6.7.18)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to the draw for the First Round Qualifying for the 2018-19 FA Vase, which starts on weekend of the 1st September. The winners will grab £550 in prize money with the losers obtaining £175.

The FA Vase 2018-19: First Round Qualifying Draw



1 Alnwick Town v Charnock Richard

2 Stokesley SC v Guisborough Town

3 Holker Old Boys v Prestwich Heys

4 Goole v Barnoldswick Town

5 Whickham v Jarrow

6 West Allotment Celtic v Yorkshire Amateur

7 Darlington Railway Athletic v Bedlington Terriers

8 Chester-Le-Street Town v Sunderland Ryhope CW

9 Esh Winning v Whitley Bay

10 Bishop Auckland v Newton Aycliffe

11 North Shields v Consett

12` Daisy Hill v Whitehaven

13 Harrogate Railway Athletic v Silsden

14 Thackley v Thornaby

15 Dunston UTS v Heaton Stannington

16 Team Northumbria v Garforth Town

17 Billingham Town v Campion

18 Blyth v Crook Town

19 Billingham Synthonia v Knaresborough Town

20 Durham City v Seaham Red Star

21 Eccleshill United v Hebburn Town

22 Northallerton Town v Willington

23 Lower Breck v West Didsbury & Chorlton

24 Longridge Town v Vauxhall Motors

25 Worksop Town v Grimsby Borough

26 Burscough v Alsager Town

27 Wythenshawe Town v Rylands

28 Winsford United v Liversedge

29 Maltby Main v Ashton Athletic

30 Ashton Town v St Helens Town

31 Barton Town v AFC Liverpool

32 AFC Blackpool v Nostell MW

33 Sandbach United v Athersley Recreation

34 Shelley v Penistone Church

35 AFC Emley v Litherland Remyca

36 Swallownest v Abbey Hey

37 Cammell Laird 1907 v Harworth Colliery

38 Armthorpe Welfare v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic

39 Parkgate v Chadderton

40 Congleton Town v Bootle

41 Selby Town v Stavely MW

42 Kirby Muxloe v Brocton

43 Nuneaton Griff v Coton Green

44 Littleton v Lichfield City

45 Coventry Sphinx v Sporting Khalsa

46 FC Stratford v Bewdley Town

47 Abbey Hulton United v Whitchurch Alport

48 AFC Bridgnorth v Wolverhampton Casuals

49 Ellesmere Rangers v Birstall United Social

50 Rugby Borough v Malvern Town

51 Stafford Town v Wednesfield

52 Droitwich Spa v Coventry United

53 Boldmere St Michaels v GNP Sports

54 Heather St Johns v Rocester

55 Rugby Town H – W Team Dudley**

(**Team Dudley not accepted into Competition)

56 Racing Club Warwick v Pegasus Juniors

57 Melton Town v Ingles

58 Lutterworth Athletic v Cradley Town

59 Wellington FC v St Martins

60 Dudley Sports v Shawbury United

61 Coventry Copsewood v Eccleshall

62 NKF Burbage v Lutterworth Town

63 Gornal Athletic v Stone Old Alleynians

64 Wellington Amateurs H – W Ellistown

(**Ellistown not accepted into Competition)

65 Heath Hayes v Shifnal Town

66 Dudley Town v Bardon Hill

67 Pershore Town v Hanley Town

68 Ashby Ivanhoe v Friar Lane & Epworth

69 Bolehall Swifts v Tipton Town

70 Haughmond v Saffron Dynamo

71 Gedling MW v Ilkeston Town

72 Rainworth MW v Teversal

73 Newark Flowserve v Harrowby United

74 Leicester Road v Bottesford Town

75 Loughborough University v West Bridgford

76 Ollerton Town v New Mills

77 Skegness Town v Clay Cross Town

78 Anstey Nomads v Eastwood Community

79 Borrowash Victoria v Hucknall Town

80 Clifton All Whites v Belper United

81 Blidworth Welfare v Blaby & Whetstone Athletic

82 Clipstone v Aylestone Park

83 South Normanton Athletic v St Andrews

84 Oadby Town v Sherwood Colliery

85 Dunkirk v Stapenhill

86 Quorn v Retford United

87 Holwell Sports v Pinxton

88 Lincoln Moorlands Railway v Kimberley Miners Welfare

89 Radford v Selston

90 Framlingham Town v Wisbech St Mary

91 Deeping Rangers v Blackstones

92 Woodbridge Town v Eynesbury Rovers

93 Gorleston v Boston Town

94 Peterborough Northern Star v Fakenham Town

95 Walsham Le Willows v Diss Town

96 Newmarket Town v Downham Town

97 Bourne Town v March Town United

98 Huntingdon Town v Wroxham

99 Ely City v Norwich United

100 Stotfold v Wadham Lodge

101 St Margaretsbury v Hadleigh United

102 Newbury Forest v Wivenhoe Town

103 Wormley Rovers v Biggleswade United

104 Enfield Borough v Halstead Town

105 Clapton v Woodford Town 2017

106 May & Baker Eastbrook Community v Burnham Ramblers

107 Stanway Rovers v White Ensign

108 Baldock Town v Long Melford

109 Haverhill Rovers v Ilford

110 Holland v Cornard United

111 Walthamstow v Takeley

112 Langford v Tower Hamlets

113 Southend Manor v Ipswich Wanderers

114 Stansted v Brantham Athletic

115 London Colney v Cockfosters

116 Whitton United v Hatfield Town

117 British Airways v Harefield United

118 Rothwell Corinthians v CB Hounslow United

119 Spelthorne Sports v Northampton On Chenecks

120 FC Deportivo Galicia v London Tigers

121 Sandhurst Town v Kensington Borough

122 Wellingborough Whitworth v Bugbrooke St Michaels

123 Hanworth Villa v Bedford

124 Ampthill Town v Edgware Town

125 Broadfields United v Daventry Town

126 AFC Hayes v Wembley

127 Rushden & Higham United v Winslow United

128 Raunds Town v Cranfield United

129 Bicester Town v AFC Spelthorne Sports Club

130 Southall v Reading City

131 Leverstock Green v Unite MK

132 Cricklewood Wanderers v Risborough Rangers

133 Burnham H – W Hillingdon**

(**Hillingdon not accepted into Competition)

134 St Panteleimon v Holmer Green

135 Shrivenham v Tytherington Rocks

136 Bashley v AFC Portchester

137 Binfield v Frimley Green

138 Tadley Calleva v Ascot United

139 Milton United v Clanfield 85

140 Chertsey Town v Woodley United

141 Brimscombe & Thrupp v Ash United

142 Wallingford Town v Abingdon United

143 Penn & Tylers Green v AFC Stoneham

144 Lydney Town v Abbey Rangers

145 Cove v Fleet Spurs

146 Royal Wootton Bassett Town H – W Oxford City Nomads**

(**Oxford City Nomads withdrawn)

147 Ardley United v Holyport

148 Fairford Town v Baffins Milton Rovers

149 Colliers Wood United v Stansfeld

150 Bagshot v Sidlesham

151 Raynes Park Vale v Sutton Common Rovers

152 Lingfield v Epsom & Ewell

153 Croydon v Little Common

154 Sutton Athletic v Cray Valley (PM)

155 Hassocks v K Sports

156 St Francis Rangers v FC Elmstead

157 Knaphill v AFC Varndeanians

158 Wick v Godalming Town

159 Mile Oak v Selsey

160 Billingshurst v Tunbridge Wells

161 Lordswood v Fire United Christian

162 Sheerwater v Lancing

163 Meridian VP v Southwick

164 Chessington & Hook United v Oakwood

165 Erith Town v Arundel

166 Lewisham Borough (Community) v Broadbridge Heath

167 Kent Football United v Steyning Town Community

168 Sporting Club Thamesmead v Midhurst & Easebourne United

169 Westside v AC London

170 AFC Croydon Athletic v Worthing United

171 AFC Uckfield Town v Hollands & Blair

172 Glebe v Loxwood

173 Seaford Town v Tooting Bec

174 Lydd Town v Punjab United

175 Snodland Town v Newhaven

176 Erith & Belvedere v Rusthall

177 Fisher v Corinthian

178 East Preston v Eastbourne United

179 Bearsted v Bexhill United

180 Sheppey United v Balham

181 Langney Wanderers v Canterbury City

182 Saltdean United v Crawley Down Gatwick

183 Redhill v Holmesdale

184 Guildford City v Rochester United

185 Whitchurch United v Almondsbury

186 Devizes Town v Warminster Town

187 Calne Town v Fawley

188 Christchurch v Folland Sports

189 Cowes Sports v Westbury United

190 Chippenham Park v Bitton

191 Lymington Town v Portland United

192 Oldland Abbotonians v Totton & Eling

193 Hamworthy United v Amesbury Town

194 Romsey Town v Bridport

195 Ringwood Town v Alresford Town

196 Stockbridge v Roman Glass St George

197 Hallen v Fareham Town

198 East Cowes Victoria Athletic v Pewsey Vale

199 Team Solent v Longwell Green Sports

200 Eversley & California v Downton

201 Bournemouth v Bristol Telephones

202 Hythe & Dibden v Bemerton Heath Harlequins

203 Corsham Town v Laverstock & Ford

204 Exmouth Town v Callington Town

205 Plymouth Parkway v Brislington

206 Tavistock v Helston Athletic

207 Keynsham Town v Sidmouth Town

208 Bishops Lydeard v Bishop Sutton

209 Godolphin Atlantic v Portishead Town

210 Hengrove Athletic v Newquay

211 Wellington AFC v Saltash United

212 Liskeard Athletic v Bovey Tracey

213 Crediton United v Clevedon Town

214 AFC St Austell v Ilfracombe Town

215 Wincanton Town v Radstock Town

216 Witheridge v Wells City

217 Odd Down v Shepton Mallet

218 Elburton Villa v Launceston

The FA Cup 2018-19: Extra Prelim Round Draw (FAC 6.7.18)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to a slight nudge towards the new football season – The FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Draw as 368 clubs from across the country begin this year’s competition on the weekend of August 11th with the winners’ prize being £2,250 and the losers £750.

(Essex Senior League clubs in bold)

The FA Cup 2018-19: Extra Prelim Round Draw
1 Consett v North Shields

2 Thackley v Whitley Bay

3 Hebburn Town v Dunston UTS

4 Ashington v Knaresborough Town

5 Goole v Morpeth Town

6 Glasshoughton Welfare v Blyth

7 Newcastle Benfield v Stockton Town

8 Selby Town v Whickham

9 Seaham Red Star v Heaton Stannington 

10 Team Northumbria v Shildon

11 Northallerton Town v Garforth Town

12 Guisborough Town v Newton Aycliffe

13 Barnoldswick Town v Billingham Synthonia 

14 Washington v West Auckland Town

15 Sunderland RCA v Sunderland Ryhope CW

16 Bridlington Town v Harrogate Railway Athletic

17 Penrith v Albion Sports

18 Bishop Auckland v Pickering Town

19 AFC Darwen v Barnton

20 Liversedge v Padiham

21 City of Liverpool v Silsden

22 AFC Liverpool v Ashton Athletic

23 Widnes v Northwich Victoria 

24 Burscough v 1874 Northwich 

25 Congleton Town v Eccleshill United

26 Prestwich Heys v Abbey Hey

27 West Didsbury & Chorlton v Squires Gate

28 Winsford United v Irlam

29 Penistone Church v Bootle

30 Hemsworth Miners Welfare v Runcorn Town

31 Hallam v Runcorn Linnets

32 Maltby Main v Athersley Recreation 

33 Parkgate v Sandbach United

34 Litherland Remyca v Charnock Richard

35 Maine Road v Handsworth Parramore 

36 Walsall Wood v Worcester City

37 Highgate United v AFC Wulfrunians

38 Boldmere St Michaels v Malvern Town

39 Atherstone Town v Hanley Town

40 Stourport Swifts v Shawbury United

41 Wednesfield v Rocester

42 Coventry United v Rugby Town

43 Coventry Sphinx v Whitchurch Alport

44 Haughmond v Wolverhampton SC

45 Racing Club Warwick v Coleshill Town

46 Romulus v Westfields

47 Ellesmere Rangers v Leicester Road

48 Sporting Khalsa v Tividale 

49 Long Eaton United v St Andrews

50 Sleaford Town v South Normanton Athletic

51 Heather St Johns v Kimberley Miners Welfare

52 Kirby Muxloe v AFC Mansfield

53 Clipstone v Barton Town

54 Lutterworth Town v Heanor Town

55 Hinckley v Anstey Nomads

56 Worksop Town v Shepshed Dynamo 

57 Rainworth MW v Dunkirk

58 Staveley MW v Boston Town

59 Teversal v Loughborough University 

60 Oadby Town v Shirebrook Town

61 Bottesford Town v Radford

62 Quorn v Belper United

63 Leicester Nirvana v Grimsby Borough

64 Cogenhoe United v Wisbech Town

65 Wellingborough Whitworth v Harborough Town

66 Deeping Rangers v Holbeach United

67 Raunds Town v Eynesbury Rovers 

68 Arlesey Town v Desborough Town

69 Thetford Town v Fakenham Town

70 Northampton Sileby Rangers v Ely City

71 Godmanchester Rovers v Newport Pagnell Town

72 Biggleswade United v Wellingborough Town

73 Histon v Peterborough Northern Star

74 Daventry Town v Potton United

75 Biggleswade v Northampton On Chenecks 

76 Swaffham Town v Yaxley

77 Rothwell Corinthians v Pinchbeck United

78 Hullbridge Sports v Gorleston

79 Wroxham v Saffron Walden Town

80 Great Yarmouth Town v Hadleigh United

81 Walthamstow v Walsham Le Willows

82 Kirkley & Pakefield v FC Clacton

83 Wodson Park v Hoddesdon Town

84 Tower Hamlets v Stanway Rovers

85 Norwich United v Takeley

86 St Margaretsbury v Enfield 1893

87 Framlingham Town v Whitton United

88 Southend Manor v FC Romania

89 Wivenhoe Town v Brantham Athletic

90 Stowmarket Town v Basildon United

91 Sporting Bengal United v Ilford

92 Haverhill Rovers v Haverhill Borough

93 Ipswich Wanderers v Baldock Town

94 Barkingside v Wadham Lodge

95 Cockfosters v Newmarket Town

96 Woodbridge Town v Clapton

97 Burnham Ramblers v West Essex

98 Stansted v Sawbridgeworth Town

99 Redbridge v Long Melford

100 Oxhey Jets v Wantage Town

101 Tuffley Rovers v Colney Heath 

102 Winslow United v Easington Sports

103 Harpenden Town v Edgware Town

104 Hadley v Fairford Town

105 Brackley Town Saints v London Colney

106 London Lions v Wembley

107 Windsor v Highworth Town

108 Bishops Cleeve v Stotfold

109 AFC Hayes v Lydney Town

110 Flackwell Heath v North Greenford United

111 Tring Athletic v Berkhamsted

112 Southall v Leverstock Green

113 Holmer Green v Longlevens

114 Ardley United v Shortwood United

115 Holyport v Brimscombe & Thrupp

116 Abingdon United v Burnham

117 Crawley Green v Woodley United

118 Reading City v Chipping Sodbury Town

119 Leighton Town v Royal Wootton Bassett Town

120 Arundel v Chertsey Town

121 Sutton Common Rovers v CB Hounslow United

123 Broadbridge Heath v Shoreham

124 Langney Wanderers v Epsom & Ewell

125 Bearsted v Chichester City

126 Redhill v Horley Town

127 AFC Croydon Athletic v Rochester United

128 Spelthorne Sports v Peacehaven & Telescombe 

129 Hassocks v Erith Town

130 Worthing United v Littlehampton Town

131 Little Common v Bedfont Sports

131 Crowborough Athletic v Hanworth Villa

132 Raynes Park Vale v Lingfield

133 AFC Uckfield Town v Glebe 

134 Abbey Rangers v Newhaven

135 Cobham v Sheppey United

136 Fisher v Horsham YMCA

137 Loxwood v Hollands & Blair

138 Sevenoaks Town v Lordswood

139 Crawley Down Gatwick v Three Bridges

140 Eastbourne United v Hackney Wick

141 Cray Valley (PM) v Eastbourne Town

142 Croydon v Tunbridge Wells

143 Erith & Belvedere v Saltdean United

144 Haywards Heath Town v Lancing 

145 Rusthall v Wick

146 East Preston v Balham

147 K Sports v Pagham

148 Deal Town v Whitstable Town

149 Broadfields United v Banstead Athletic 

150 Chatham Town v Walton & Hersham

151 Corinthian v Canterbury City 

152 Beckenham Town v Colliers Wood United

153 Hamworthy United v Team Solent 

154 Melksham Town v Badshot Lea

155 AFC Stoneham v AFC Portchester

156 Newport (IW) v Amesbury Town

157 Knaphill v Sholing

158 Guildford City v Petersfield Town

159 Tadley Calleva v Baffins Milton Rovers

160 Bemerton Heath Harlequins v Cowes Sports

161 Andover New Street v Romsey Town

162 United Services Portsmouth v Andover Town

163 Horndean v Godalming Town

164 Hamble Club v Alresford Town

165 Farnham Town v Binfield

166 Brockenhurst v Christchurch

167 Bashley v Bournemouth 

168 Fareham Town v Frimley Green

169 Ascot United v Camberley Town

170 Sandhurst Town v Lymington Town

171 Clevedon Town v Portland United

172 Westbury United v Cribbs

173 Hallen v Longwell Green Sports

174 Wells City v Shaftesbury

175 Bodmin Town v Keynsham Town

176 Cheddar v Bridgwater Town

177 Shepton Mallet v Willand Rovers

178 Bitton v Tavistock

179 Buckland Athletic v Pewsey Vale

180 Bridport v Wellington AFC

181 Hengrove Athletic v Plymouth Parkway

182 Saltash United v Odd Down

183 Brislington v Cadbury Heath

184 Bradford Town v Roman Glass St George

2018-19 Season Preview: Essex Olympian League part 2 – Senior One-Three (EOFL 30.6.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to a little preview of  the Essex Olympian League for the 2018-19 season – with this second part looking at Senior Division One, Senior Division Two and Senior Division Three.


EOFL Senior Division One

2018-19 season Constitution

Basildon Town, FC Hamlets, Frenford Res., Galleywood, Harold Hill, Herongate Athletic, May & Baker Res, Old Chelmsfordians, Ongar Town, Ramsden Scotia, Rayleigh Town Res., Shenfield AFC, Snaresbrook.


This 13-team line-up has also seen a number of changes to counter the loss of Benfleet and Newbury Forest who competed in this division last season though have now gone up to the Eastern Senior League South division, as well as the five sides promoted to the Premier Division. As a result, only one side was relegated to EOFL Senior Two (see below) while Basildon Town return after a ill-fated one-season stay in the Premier Division.

The division also sees a number of sides promoted including Senior Two champions May & Baker reserves, runners-up Herongate Athletic, Frenford Reserves, Ongar Town, Ramsden Scotia and Rayleigh Town Reserves. Last term’s strugglers Harold Hill return after being spared a drop down a division.


EOFL Senior Division Two

2018-19 season Constitution

Beacon Hill Rovers, Chingford Athletic, Harold Wood Athletic Res., Lakeside, Manford Way Res., May & Baker A, Newham Utd, Rochford Town, Runwell Sports, Ryan, Shoebury Town, Toby, Upminster

Senior Two also has 13 teams contesting the division, including relegated Runwell Sports who will look to bounce-back after a trying season last time out. May & Baker also bring in a new ‘A’ side to the division, in some ways it replaces the Under-21 side which has been withdrawn from the Olympian Lge’s U21 division this term.

Former Essex Alliance Lge side Chingford Athletic also rise two divisions after topping the table in Senior Four last term. The other promoted sides are from he top four sides from Senior Three, runners-up Shoebury Town plus Harold Wood Ath Reserves and Beacon Hill Rovers. Champions Manford Way Reserves have since withdrawn from the Olympian League (Updated: 12th July 2018)

The divisional changes also prevented the bottom two outfits from last term, Rochford Town and Ryan from going down to Senior Three. Finally, the name Lakeside returns after competing as ‘A1 Sports’ last term.

 

EOFL Senior Division Three

2018-19 season Constitution

Academy Soccer, Heybridge Swifts Dev., Hutton Res., Laindon Orient, Leigh Town, Old Chelmsfordians Res., Old Southendian Res., Roydon, Wakering Sports, Westhamians, White Ensign Res.

** United London have withdrawn from the league (as of July 4, 2018)**

Finally for this article, Senior Three welcomes two new sides in Heybridge Swifts Development and Laindon Orient while four further teams are promoted, two from Senior Four in Old Southendian Reserves and Wakering Sports (who were known as Southend Sports last term)  and two more sideys jumping up from Senior Five in Academy Soccer and Westhamians, who coincidentally were the top two sides in that division last term.

Debden Sports have withdrawn from the league after struggling in the latter half of last season.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this preview, the Olympian League round-up’s will return on this blog this coming season, with the possible addition of Senior Division Three. For now, it’s goodbye.



Report in-Brief: White Ensign 4 – 3 Catholic Utd (EOFL 19.5.18)

Essex Olympian League – Premier Division

Saturday 19th May 2018 – 2.30pm

2017 – 18 Season: Match 71

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The Len Forge Centre 3G pitch before KO

Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a sun-bathed mid-May afternoon, I made my first visit proper to the Len Forge Centre to see EOFL Premier champions Catholic Utd finish the season at local rivals White Ensign.

In what ended up being a rather entertaining encounter, the hosts led after just five minutes with home skipper David Limber forcing the ball home to give his side the lead. A depleted Utd squad struggled to hold the enterprising attacking play of the hosts at times with Godwin-Green making a couple of important saves to keep his team in the match. Though three minutes before the interval, winger Lloyd Wilson struck to double the hosts’ lead. Though Utd responded only a minute later through centre-back Ellis Sands.

Half-Time: White Ensign  2 – 1  Catholic Utd

After the break, the match became even more open-ended as first, Limber struck again [50′] to restore the hosts’ two-goal cushion though again, the Super Hoops hit back through Dan Williams’ header.

Liam Sewell’s sweet strike thundered into the net to make it 4 – 2 on 65 minutes before another from Catholic defender Sands completed the scoring on a day where the hosts celebrated 4th place.

Full-Time: White Ensign 4 – 3 Catholic Utd

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Grassroots Football Show specials (GFS 9.5.18)

Hello all, i felt moved to share two special episodes of the Grassroots Football Show (which as most of you will know, I do a bit for.)

These shows are the “Mental Health in Non-League” special (which looks at the deep subject of MH, in the Non-League arena and the GFS “Extra” podcast – Essex Senior League “Squads of the Season where Pete D & myself take up the challenge of choosing an 18-man squad each.

For the “Mental Health in Non-League” special, click here or add the URL: https://m.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/grassroots-football-show-mental-health-in-non-league-football-special/

 

For the GFS Extra – Essex Senior Lge “Squads of the Season” podcast, click here or add the URL: https://m.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/gfs-extra-esl-squads-of-2017-18-season-with-pete-d-scott-w/

 

Hope both are a good listen. Best, Scott