Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 24th Nov) [EOFL 24.11.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another of my extended round-up pieces covering the top five tiers of the Essex Olympian League. How did your local side do this weekend?

Saturday 24th November

EOFL Premier Division

In a reduced fixture list due to Essex Premier Cup action, Harold Wood Athletic and Bishop’s Stortford Swifts took the opportunity to reduce the gap to leaders Buckhurst Hill to a single point. Athletic won 3 – 2 at Great Baddow thanks to strikes by John Bradley, Robert Whitnell and substitute Brad Foley to remain 2nd because of their superior goal difference. Swifts are right there with them in terms of points as they won 2 – 0 at Leigh Ramblers. Charlie Brown and Danny Morgan goals saw the visitors to their fourth straight win.

Meanwhile, Old Southendian powered to their third win of the season in defeating Catholic Utd 4 – 0 at Garon Park. Jon Staines and Ryan Stillwell both netted as the hosts were assisted by two OGs as Utd continued their mystifying league form. Rayleigh Town also won, 3 – 2 at home to Canning Town. Joe Hall and Kevin Songolo struck for the visitors though a Paul Morris brace, either side of a strike by former Hullbridge youngster Damien Siemienczuk aided Rayleigh to a third win in their last five and elevate them to 5th place.

Essex Premier Cup R’s

Beacon Hill Rovers  0 – 3  Hutton

Buckhurst Hill  5 – 0  Sungate

Galleywood  2 – 0  Old Chelmsfordians

Kelvedon Hatch  2 – 1  Chingford Athletic

Tiptree Heath  5 – 1  Shoebury Town

EOFL Senior Division One

Now we head into Senior One and we start with a fine win for Rayleigh Town Reserves who won 6 – 1 at bottom side May & Baker EC Res. Doubles for James Nottage and Billy Field were added to by Charlie Sullivan and Taylor Armstrong as Town rose to fourth spot in consigning their hosts to a fifth straight loss. FC Hamlets continued their fine recent form with a 3 – 2 win at Ongar Town. Tyler Sanago-Ishmael, Charlie Heatly and Farren Smith provided the goals for Hamlets and although Town responded through James Stevens and Ross Carpenter, they went down to their fourth loss in five league matches.

Ramsden Scotia had a day to remember with their 5 – 2 home win over Basildon Town. Max Corrigan got another brace with Sam Wren, Ryan Leddra and Anthony Driscoll all also netting to overwhelm Town who pulled two back through the prolific Sener Suavi. Shenfield AFC had a Robbie Hobbrough hat-trick to thank in a 3 – 0 home victory over Herongate Athletic for their fourth league win on-the-bounce which keeps them third. Elsewhere, Frenford Reserves won 2 – 0 at Snaresbrook, who lost for only the second time his season.

EOFL Senior Division Two

Next, in Senior Two, three matches saw 18 goals scored. Harold Wood Athletic’s Ressies matched leaders Runwell Sports on points with a 2 – 1 home success over Rochford Town. Jason Patmore’s goal for the visitors was outdone by Joe Pyne’s brace as Town remain 8th. Lakeside got the better of joint-leaders Toby 5 – 3 thanks to five different goal-scorers. Drew Klessa-Smith, Connor White, Matthew Vambe, Ollie Pettitt and Ryan Budd made up the five while Ben Turner, David Major and Junior Bammeke all notched for Toby who were dethroned to third due to only their second loss of the season.

Newham Utd also hit five with a 5 – 2 win over May & Baker ‘A’. Omar Jomanday secured a treble while Lisandro Tavares also netting a brace to send Newham into 9th place with only their second win this season. Runwell Sports’ match with Upminster ended in an away walkover as their hosts couldn’t field a side.

EOFL Senior Division Three

It was another goal-laden weekend in Senior Three as 23 goals flew in from five matches. First, Wakering Sports won  5 – 3 at Basildon Town’s Reserve side. A hat-trick for Mike Curtis and a brace for Nick Bettis saw them Aaron Bloxham’s side on their way to the points though Town played their part in an entertaining match with Tommy Green bagging a brace and Jake Bridgeman also netting though Sports went fourth with this result.

Laindon Orient reduced Westhamians’ lead at the summit to four points with a 2 – 1 triumph at Hutton Reserves. Jasper Read and James Shadwell’s penalty provided their sixth win in seven matches for Neil Blackburn’s side. Hutton responded through Tom Biddiss though they stay 9th. Leigh Town were held 1 – 1 by Roydon with Zac Mashford’s goal for Town being cancelled out by Charlie Rider for Roydon.

White Ensign Reserves got their fourth league win of the season with a 3 – 1 success at Old Chelmsfordians Reserves. Lubona Wyatt, Chadrack Kisoka-Domingo and Zach Somerset-Butler all netted for the visitors. Also, Academy Soccer were held 3 – 3 by third-placed Old Southendian Reserves.

Finally for the this week, here are the results from

EOFL Senior Division Four.

Buckhurst Hill Res  4 – 2  Galleywood Res

Catholic Utd Res  8 – 1  Shenfield AFC Res

Corinthians  2 – 3  Lakeside Res

Dagenham Utd  3 – 3  Old Barkabbeyans

Epping Town  10 – 3 Leigh Ramblers Res

Toby Res  4 – 3  Canning Town Res

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Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 17th Nov) [EOFL 19.11.18]

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.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 3rd Nov) [EOFL 3.11.18]

Written by Scott W

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action this weekend, including a look from Premier Division to the results in Senior Division Four, plus the results for EOFL sides in the Essex Premier Cup.

 

EOFL Premier Division

As ever, we start in the Premier Division, and in the only match of the day due to Essex Premier Cup action was at Belfairs Park as I saw Harold Wood Athletic win 2 – 0 at Leigh Ramblers. Ath needed a gritty defensive performance to win this one and deny the hosts who tried hard and played decent stuff at times. Skipper Reiss Kingsley got both goals as Ath won their seventh match of the season while Ramblers are now winless in their last five outings.

 

Essex Premier Cup Rs

Aveley Reserves  2 – 3  Rayleigh Town

Basildon Town 0 – 2  Galleywood

Beacon Hill Rovers  1 – 0  Runwell Sports

Buckhurst Hill  2 – 1  Great Baddow

Hullbridge Sports Reserves  3 – 2  Chingford Athletic

Hutton  4 – 2  Canning Town

Kelvedon Hatch  6 – 3  Gas Recreation (AET)

Old Chelmsfordians  4 – 3  Academy Soccer

Old Southendian  0 – 1  Sungate

Ramsden Scotia  1 – 2  Barking U23

White Notley 1 – 6  Catholic Utd

Shoebury Town H – W  Manford Way (Visitors didnt field a side)

 
EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, three matches saw 13 goals scored. Ongar Town let a narrow lead slip in a late defeat at home to Shenfield AFC. Sean Green put the hosts ahead though two goals in added-time from Ronnie Hobbrough and Sam Lock carried AFC to victory. Meanwhile, Rayleigh Town Res drew 2 – 2 with Frenford’s Ressies. Oliver Ventura got both of Town’s goals while Frenford responded through Nick Hughes and Caiden Imbert-Thomas.

Finally in Senior One, FC Hamlets achieved a fantastic away win at leaders Snaresbrook, winning 5 – 1. Charlie Heatly, Ishmael Carter, Farron Smith, Ashley King and Tyler Sanago-Ishmael all netted while Tyriquee Solomon got a consolation for the hosts, who fell to their first defeat of the season.

 

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, there was a real goal-fest. First, Lakeside heavily defeated Upminster 7 – 0. Luke Quinton bagged five of those goals with further strikes from Harry Hearn and Drew Klessa-Smith sealing a fab day for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Harold Wood Athletic Reserves won 3 – 2 at Newham Utd. Perry Robinson, Paul Virdi and Chris Pope all struck to seal a good win for Ath’s second side. Rochford Town got the win of the day with a huge 12 – 0 success at home to May & Baker ‘A’. . David Watson led the scoring with four, Ashley Fowles struck a hat-trick while Daniel Bathurst, Grant Lye, Christopher Haycock, Jake Lunn and Tyler Fowles also netted to extend what is a harrowing losing run for the visitors.

Toby also won 4 – 0 at home to Ryan with David Major having a big say in this result with a hat-trick plus Des Gallen also notching.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, the goal-fest continued as Laindon Orient plundered nine in a 9 – 2 win at home to Basildon Town Ressies. Henry Ballard got a treble while there was also a brace for Samuel Lake plus one each for Jasper Read, Tom Read, Adam Cole and Michael Bottone. Town responded through strikes from Luke Higgins and Alexander Shields though they couldn’t match their hosts’ goal-power.

In other matches, Leigh Town secured a 6 – 2 home win over White Ensign Res. Rhys Mosedale’s brace was added to by George Darby, Sam Gillmore, Oliver Raker and Adam Smith. Ensign pulled two back thanks to Adam Skinner and Efrem Nuguse though the day belonged to Leigh. Roydon won 3 – 2 at Wakering Sports thanks to a fine comeback. Ryan Curtis and Aaron Marshall put Wakering ahead though Micky Coppin, Ezra Folan and Nader Benzid turned the tide and saw the visitors to the win.

Finally, Westhamians battled to a 1 – 0 home win over Hutton Reserves thanks to Max Holt’s solitary strike, which keeps them six points clear top of the table.

 

EOFL Senior Four Results

Canning Town Res  3 – 5 Lakeside Res
Catholic Utd Res  3 – 4  Old Barkabbeyans
Corinthians  5 – 0  Leigh Ramblers Res
Dagenham Utd  4 – 2  Buckhurst Hill Res
Epping Town  3 – 0  Toby Res
Galleywood Res  1 – 1  Shenfield AFC 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.

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.

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 26.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to an extended round-up of the action in the Essex Olympian League this weekend, stretching from the Premier Division to Senior Division Two plus results from Divisions Three & Four and action in the Anagram Records Trophy & Senior League Cup.

 

Anagram Records Trophy – Quarter-Final

Catholic Utd  2  – 0   Sporting Hackney

The Super Hoops progressed to the last four of the competition as they saw off Middlesex County Premier side Sporting Hackney at Wellstead Gardens. Goals from Max Kent and Mike Trenkel were enough to seal the win and they will face Wormley Rovers at home in the Semi-Finals on Saturday 24th March.

 

Senior League Cup –  Quarter-Finals

 

Frenford  4 – 3  White Ensign

Frenford battled past fellow Olympian Premier side White Ensign to progress to the semi-finals. The visitors led 2-0 before a penalty from Bradley Nobbs five minutes before half-time and a Danny Lock [51′] free-kick levelled things up for Frenford. Daniel Driscoll made it 3-2 before Ensign levelled and late on, substitute Georgie Fairhead got the winner to secure the Premier Division leaders’ progression.

 

Springfield   2 – 4    Newham Utd

Newham caused an major upset at Arun Close and sent Premier Division Springfield out of the competition. Goals from Omar Jomanday, Ousman Ndure, Michael Omari and Nick Read did the business for the EOFL Div Two outfit. Springfield replied thanks to goals from Jamie Doyle and Jack Mundy.

 

Olympian League  –  Premier  Division

 

Basildon Town  3 – 1    Bishop’s Stortford Swifts

Basildon picked up only their second win of the season here. Strikes from Yaw Danso, Dominic Locke and Sam Marsh sealed the win and kept alive their slim hopes of avoiding the drop this season. Stortford are in 8th spot.

 

Harold Wood Athletic  P – P   Manford Way  (Due to a waterlogged pitch)

 

Leigh Ramblers  1 – 4   Kelvedon Hatch

Keveldon powered to a big win over Ramblers at Belfairs Park. Anthony Aylett, James Burt, Lee Newton and George Saunders goals sealed the points which leaves Hatch in 4th spot and Ramblers in 10th.

 

Rayleigh Town   3 – 2  May & Baker E.C

May & Baker’s topsy-turvy form continued as Rayleigh grabbed a last-gasp win over the former leaders. Town led through Aaron Pallett and Harry Talbot goals before an Oxby penalty and a Henry Osei strike brought them back level. Peter Beaumont’s 90th minute goal sealed all three points for second-bottom Rayleigh and therefore May & Baker missed the chance to leapfrog Frenford at the summit.

 

EOFL – Senior Division One

 

Galleywood  1 – 0   Great Baddow

Galleywood ended Baddow’s long unbeaten run to go three points clear of bottom side Runwell Sports. Craig Skipper got the only goal of the game to leave Baddow top but vulnerable as Buckhurst Hill are two points behind though have four matches in hand.

Hutton   6 – 1   Old Southendian

Hutton moved ahead of their opponents here into 3rd after a crushing win. A double from Matt Price plus further strikes from Dan Carpenter, Keelan O’Donovan, Thomas Price and Chris Rowlatt ensure the win.

Runwell Sports  0 – 1    Sungate

Sungate edged to victory here despite ending the match a man light. Jake Clarke got the only goal for the mid-table side. Stephen Harding was the man dismissed though the visitors held on to stay 5th on goal difference, with matches in hand. Runwell remain bottom with only five matches to play.

Shenfield AFC   4 – 0   Old Chelmsfordians

Shenfield stay 6th after goals from Francis Wright (2), Will Marlowe and Luke Williamson ensured the win over Old Chelmsfordians, who stay 10th.

 

Other Results:

FC Hamlets   1 – 1    Newbury Forest

Harold Hill  P – P    Snaresbrook

 

EOFL   – Senior Division Two

 

Benfleet  2 – 1  Ongar Town

Benfleet overcame Ongar Town at Park Lane thanjs to goals from Ben Foord and Sonny Hartman to go three points behind their opponents here, in 5th and 4th respectively.

 

Other Results:

A1 Sports  4 – 1  Rochford Town

Ryan (R)  2 – 3   Rayleigh Town Res.

Toby  2 – 2  Herongate Athletic

Upminster  P – P   Ramsden Scotia

 

EOFL – Senior Division Three

 

Leigh Town  6 – 3   Roydon

Manford Way Reserves  12 – 0   Leytonstone Utd

Old Chelmsfordians Res. 3 – 0  Debden Sports

Shoebury Town  3 – 2    Harold Wood Athletic Res.

White Ensign Res.  2 – 3   Beacon Hill Rovers

 

EOFL   – Senior Division Four

 

Chingford Athletic   5 – 2   Toby Res.

Old Southendian Res. 7 – 2    Southend Sports

Sungate Res.    P – P   Epping

 

That’s all from this round-up though check out the slightly larger round-up on the Grassroot Football Show every week, usually read by Pete D. Goodbye for now & thanks for reading.