Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]
Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Olympian League round-up, including all the League action from Premier Division to Division Three plus the results from various Cup competitions and EOFL Division Four. My thanks to fellow Non-League writer Scott L for his assistance with the data used in this article.
Sat 17th Nov
EOFL Premier Division
In the top-tier, there was only two matches due to Cup action though we still saw nine goals. Canning Town defeated Springfield 4 – 1 in Beckton. Reece Morgan’s brace plus strikes from Carlos Garcia and Joe Hall saw Canning up to fifth spot. Springfield’s goal came via Jack Mundy though they stay in ninth. Hutton won 3 – 1 at home to Sungate as Chris Rowlatt’s goal was added to by a brace by substitute Brad Freeman. Reece Simpson responded for Sungate though they are winless in six matches now. Hutton are up to sixth.
Also, some results in the various Cup action here:
Basildon Town 4 – 4 Leigh Ramblers (Basildon won 2 – 1 on pens)
Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 3 – 1 Old Southendian
Buckhurst Hill 4 – 0 Manford Way
Epping Town 2 – 3 Great Baddow (AET)
Kelvedon Hatch 3 – 1 Harold Wood Athletic
EOFL Senior Div One
In Olympian Division One, Snaresbrook maintained top spot with a 2 – 1 triumph at bottom side May & Baker EC Reserves. Strikes from Tyriquee Solomon and Michael Ikotun saw the visitors to their eighth win in nine matches. Shenfield AFC arguably had the win of the day in Senior One with a 5 – 0 success at Old Chelmsfordians. Jordan Elliot’s double plus goals from Sam Lock, Mitch Day and Ben Absolon saw AFC to their third straight win and they fortify third spot. Rayleigh Town’s Ressies won 2 – 1 at second-placed Ramsden Scotia thanks to goals from James Nottage and Oliver Ventura. Ramsden responded through Richard Bishop though the visitors ended a four-match winless run here.
Meanwhile, Frenford Reserves won 2 – 1 over Galleywood thanks to goals by George Fairhead and Harry Payne. Harry Bond got ‘Wood’s consolation as Frenford’s Ressies went above their opponents into seventh spot. Herongate Athletic got their second win of the season with a 3 – 1 success over Ongar Town.
EOFL Snr Div Two
In Senior Division Two, Lakeside made it another torrid day for bottom side May & Baker ‘A’ as the hosts won 11 – 0 as Drew Klessa-Smith got a five-goal haul with Sam Pettit also notching a hat-trick and Ryan Clark, Luke Quinton and substitute Charlie Ashpole also netting.
Beacon Hill Rovers won 3 – 1 at Newham Utd as strikes by Rene Bearman, Tyson Browning and Mat Kosinski saw them to a good three points. Runwell Sports narrowly won 1 – 0 at home to Chingford Athletic with Jordan Gregory getting the only goal to see Sports to third spot, level on points with Shoebury Town and Harold Wood Athletic Ressies. The latter two played on Saturday as Shoebury won 3 – 1 at Harold Wood Rec. Dom Binns helped his side’s cause with a double and Scott Clark also notched a goal.
Toby are three points clear at the summit after James Coleman’s effort saw them to a 1 – 0 away win at Upminster. Rochford Town hit seven past Ryan in a 7 – 2 home triumph. Braces for Tyler Fowles and Jason Patmore were added to by Ashley Fowles, Grany Lye and Valentine Tyrell to cap a super day for them.
EOFL Snr Div Three
In Senior Three, a Tom Adams brace was largely to thank for Old Southendian Ressies’ 2 – 0 home win over Roydon while Wakering Sports got the better of Academy Soccer 3 – 1 at Cupids. Francis Alinc’s brace was supplemented by Daniel Jones’ goal and Academy’s Marc Porter-Brown got their only goal.
Basildon Town Ressies got their first win of the season, with a 4 – 0 success over White Ensign Res at the Len Forge Centre. A double for Jake Bridgeman and strikes for Scott Cooper and Joseph Fogarty sealed a fine away day for Bas. Finally for D3, Westhamians extended their lead to seven points at the top by powering past Old Chelmsfordians Res 5 – 0. Two goals for Lewis Lawrence plus one each for Danny Dobson, Kenny Liddiard and Andy Hunter saw the hosts to their 7th win in eight matches thus far.
EOFL Senior Four R’s
Buckhurst Hill Res 6 – 1 Old Barkabbeyans
Dagenham Utd 5 – 3 Lakeside Res
Galleywood Res 2 – 1 Catholic Utd Res
Leigh Ramblers Res 1 – 2 Shenfield AFC Res
Toby Res 3 – 8 Corinthians
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.