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.