Essex Senior League & EOFL Round-up [ESL 11.2.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my semi-regular round-up of the action in the Essex Senior League this weekend. This week, Following the ESL action, there’s an extended results check from the Essex Olympian League (Premier Division – Senior Division 4)

Saturday 10th February


Barkingside P – P  Wadham Lodge  | Venue: Cricklefield |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Great Wakering Rovers  1 – 0  Takeley   | Venue: Burroughs Park  | Att: 76

I attended this match, my match report is here:


Hullbridge Sports  P – P   West Essex    | Venue: Lower Road  | Att:

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Redbridge P – P  Basildon Utd    | Venue: Oakside   |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Sawbridgeworth Town  1 – 3  Enfield 1893   | Venue: Crofters End | Att: 28

Enfield upset Sawbo with an excellent victory at Crofters. Ben Bradbury struck on 18 minutes to give strugglers Enfield the lead before Billy Skinner levelled for John Watters’ men on the half-hour. Bradbury grabbed his second just shy of the hour before Joe Johnson [73′] secured a much-needed win for Matt Hanning’s side.


Sporting Bengal Utd 2 – 3  Southend Manor
| Venue: Mile End Stadium  | Att: 20

Manor edged Bengal to claim all three points at Mile End. Manor led through Rhys Fatt’s opener 20 minutes in before goalkeeper Klinton Makayabo found the net just a minute later. Steven Carvell [32′] halved the deficit for the hosts before Alfie Lindfield restored Manor’s two-goal cushion 20 minutes from time. Syed Tanvir Ahmed pulled another one back for the hosts five minutes later though Manor held on to claim an important victory.

Stansted  2 – 3  Clapton   | Venue: Hargrave Park | Att: 122

Clapton powered to an important win in difficult conditions at Hargrave Park. The Tons led thanks to goals from Jay Morris [12′] and Dylan Ebengo [20′] before Ryan Ramsey struck for the Airportmen on the half-hour. Jeff Cobblah [63′] continued his scoring run to make it 1-3 though Julien Lloyd rounded out the scoring for the hosts two minutes from time.

Waltham Forest  1 – 1   FC Romania   |  Venue: Kitchener Road  | Att: 30

Forest hit back to hold FC Romania at Kitchener Road. Vlad Sighiartau put the in-form visitors ahead seven minutes after the break. Elias Siligato struck [74′] to level things and it finished that way as FCR lost ground on rivals Great Wakering.


Woodford Town (2017) 5 – 2  Burnham Ramblers
| Venue: Goffs Lane  | Att: 25

Woodford weathered a Burnham comeback to secure a good victory at Goffs Lane. Gemal Nfodjo [2], De’Juane Taylor-Crossdale [2] and a super Andrea Montovani free-kick secured the win for Town, Karl Swanborough and Robert Bagnall scored the visitors’ goals in a seven-minute spell.


Essex Olympian League – Premier Division


Harold Wood Athletic P – P Canning Town

Leigh Ramblers 0 – 3 Catholic Utd

May & Baker E.C  2 – 3 Frenford

Rayleigh Town P – P  Kelvedon Hatch

Springfield  0 – 2  Manford Way

White Ensign 3 – 0 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts


EOFL – Senior Division One


FC Hamlets 1 – 2 Snaresbrook

Galleywood P – P Buckhurst Hill

Harold Hill  P – P  Hutton

Old Southendian  2 – 2 Runwell Sports

Shenfield AFC  2 – 3  Great Baddow

Sungate  P – P Newbury Forest


EOFL – Senior Division Two


Benfleet 1 – 1 May & Baker E.C Res.

Ramsden Scotia  P – P  Herongate Athletic

Ryan   2 – 3  Newham Utd

Toby   3 – 3 Rayleigh Town Res.


EOFL – Senior Division Three


Frenford Res.  0 – 3  Shoebury Town

Hutton Res.   1 – 4  Beacon Hill Rovers

Leigh Town  P – P  Leytonstone Utd

Manford Way Res.  H – W Debden Sports (Sports failed to raise a side)

Old Southendian Res.  2 – 0  Harold Wood Ath. Res.


EOFL – Senior Division Four

Basildon Town Res.  P – P   Galleywood Res.

Southend Sports  P – P  Sungate Res.






Match Report: Southend Manor 0 – 1 Stansted (ESL 3.2.18)

Essex Senior League

Venue: Southchurch Park

Attendance: TBC

2017-18 Season – Match 53

Date: Saturday 3rd February 2018 – 3pm KO

Southend Manor: Yellow Shirts, Black Shorts and Yellow Socks

Stansted: Royal Blue Shirts, Royal Blue Socks & Royal Blue Socks


Scott W Reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)


As the we entered the final three months of the Essex Senior League season, Southend Manor welcomed Stansted to Southchurch Park. This was Manor’s first action in three weeks while the Airportmen gave leaders Redbridge a fright in midweek before losing out late on. Manor’s attack was led by target-man Ellis Skidmore with Rhys Fatt and Hamid Zamani providing support from the flanks. Stansted joint-managers Paul Pittuck and Marc Benterman won the ESL’s Managers of the Month for January and fielded a strong XI with Julien Lloyd, Jack West and skipper Ryan Ramsey in attack.

The match started with a bang as merely three minutes in, Stansted forward Jack West struck a shot wide as the visitors looked to gain the advantage. Two yellow cards in the space of less than a minute for Manor’s Lewis Sparrow handed them that advantage as they were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area and Sparrow a very early bath. Stefan Neilsen struck a powerful effort past the wall and although home goallkeeper Klinton Makayabo got a hand on it, he was unable to keep it out as the visitors took the lead with just five minutes gone.

For the remainder of the half, there wasn’t a huge array of chances created by either side as the match struggled to find much rhythm. Manor forward Ellis Skidmore snuffed out the off-side trap but struck his effort wide on eleven minutes while eight minutes later Stansted winger Paul Preston shot wide in what was a decent oppurtunity.

As this encounter started to get quite scrappy, the visitors nearly doubled their advantage though forward Julien Lloyd slotted his shot just wide of the post. Manor winger Rhys Fatt was doing his best to get his side into the match though in truth, he couldn’t quite carve out the quality crosses his side needed.

Half-Time: Southend Manor 0 – 1 Stansted

Due to a power cut, during the break the Stansted management elected to give their team-talk to the players in the stand which added to what was already an interesting afternoon.

After the break, the slippery surface did have an effect on both sides to a degree though Stansted were again looking threatening in the early stages as a corner was bravely headed away by Manor midfielder Robbie Norris at the back stick. The visitors defended stoutly, denying an effort on goal from midfielder John-Jo Slatert ten minutes into the half.

The hosts struggled to contain the pace of the Airportmen’s attacks as forward Ryan Ramsey blazed over from 20 yards just past the hour and soon afterwards, Preston’s strike was well-kept out by Makayabo at his near-post. Preston was in the action again 15 minutes from time as his curling effort needed to headed over the bar by Manor captain Lee Delf.

Manor did enjoy the better of possession in the latter stages as both sides tired though still couldn’t create enough to consistently test visiting custodian Laurence Whymark. With six minutes remaining, substitute Brennon Nolan was well-denied by Whymark though in all honesty, the visitors deserved the win today. Winger Paul Preston in particular was a constant threat down the right flank for the visitors in my view.

Still from 2nd half of the match

Hamid Zamani was dismissed late on as the hosts’ frustration was palpable, finishing with nine men. Stansted went into 12th place, just above Manor following this victory. Check out my post-match interview with the Stansted joint-managers Paul & Marc on the Grassroot Football Show on Thursday night.

My thanks to Manor for their hospitality and best wishes to them for the remainder of the season & congratulations to Stansted on their hard-earned win here although they could have made it more comfortable, had they taken a few of their chances.



Southend Manor

Klinton Makayabo (GK), Grant Webb, Jamie Alexandrou, Charlie Barlow (Ibrahim Kagbanda 63), Lee Delf (Capt), Lewis Sparrow, Rhys Fatt (Alfie Lindfield 59′), John-Jo Slater, Ellis Skidmore (Brennon Nolan 72′), Robbie Norris, Hamid Zamani


Booked: Barlow  | Sent Off: Sparrow [4′], Zamani [90’+2]

Subs Not Used: Newell, Scott



Laurence Whymark (GK), Papa Asamoah, Jahvanne Wilson, Sam West, Chris Moore, Stefan Neilsen (Oliver Fortune 82′), Paul Preston, Elias Olmos (Warren Thomas 62′), Julien Lloyd (Jack Sykes 70′), Jack West, Ryan Ramsey (Capt)

Goal-scorer: Stefan Neilsen [5′]

Booked: J West    | Subs Not Used: Baltazar, McKinson

Match Report: Southend Manor 2 – 4 Hullbridge Sports (ESL 25.11.17)

Essex Senior League

Venue: Southchurch Park

Attendance: 65

2017-18 Season: Match 42

Saturday 25th November 2017 3pm KO

Southend Manor: Yellow Shirts, Black Shorts, Yellow Socks

Hullbridge Sports: Blue & White Striped Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks


Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a very chilly & breezy afternoon at Southchurch Park, Southend Manor took on Hullbridge Sports in an interesting Essex Senior League match. For the hosts, winger Jamie Brown was banned and Nathan Dewberry led the forward line with support from the trio of Fatt, Sighiartau and Zamani behind him. Hullbridge were looking to build on a good point at Waltham Forest, new signings Jordan Meikle, Perry Dunn, Joe Pattison and Michael Salako all started for the visitors.

Both sides took a little time to settle down into the match, with few chances materialising in the first quarter-hour. Manor were on the attack when winger Rhys Fatt’s header couldn’t find a way past visiting goalkeeper Jamie Merralls. Fatt did break the deadlock though on twenty minutes as forward Nathan Dewberry’s flick-on found the winger and he slotted home past Merralls into the left corner. The hosts had another good chance seven minutes later as from a corner, Dewberry’s powerful drive was well-saved by Merrralls.

Hullbridge came back into the match though as on 32 minutes as forward Michael Salako had a goal chalked off for off-side. Two minutes later, they were level as midfielder Ashley Pibworth’s drive found the left corner. The visitors pushed for more and home ‘keeper Klinton Makayabo had to be alert to gather winger Charlie Buffin’s 30-yard effort. Centre-back Perry Dunn’s header went wide from a free-kick as the first-half headed to a close.

Hullbridge took the lead two minutes before the interval as Makayabo missed an in-swinging Taylor corner and Pibworth popped up at the back post to grab a tap-in. In truth, there wasn’t much between the sides at the break though the visitors held a slender lead.

Half-Time: Southend Manor 1 – 2 Hullbridge Sports

After the break, Manor looked to restore parity though couldn’t create many clear-cut openings. Even so, they were level on the hour as substitute Jamie Alexandrou’s deep cross found its way to Fatt at the back stick who made no mistake to seal his brace.

The hosts were only level for seven minutes before Hullbridge re-took the lead as Buffin’s pass found Salako who slotted home to grab his first goal in a ‘Bridge shirt. Manor could well have been level soon afterwards though Merralls pulled off good saves to deny efforts from Hamid Zamani and substitute Bayley Newell.

‘Bridge extended their lead with 11 minutes remaining as another Taylor free-kick found its way to skipper Jimmy Cox who slotted home well past Makayabo. Late on, Manor captain Lee Delf’s header was saved by Merralls though it was Hullbridge’s day.

To be fair, Manor were not at their best going forward or in possession today though Hullbridge were more sturdy at the back and had more energy about them in their play and they did deserve this victory in the end, this being new boss Darren Manning’s first win since taking charge.

Hullbridge will savour this performance and it may give them a lift ahead of next weekend’s FA Vase tie at home to Enfield 1893. For the record, Enfield suffered a 0-5 home defeat to FC Romania today.



Southend Manor

Klinton Makayabo (GK), Lee Scott (Jamie Alexandrou 57′), Ross Johnson (Mohamed Kargbo 72′), Joe Skeels, Lee Delf (Capt), Tyler Fowles, Rhys Fatt, Charlie Barlow, Nathan Dewberry, Hamid Zamani, Vlad Sighiartau (Bayley Newell 65′)

Goal-Scorers: Rhys Fatt [20′ & 60′]

Booked: Skeels, Alexandrou | Subs Not Used: Keys, Good


Hullbridge Sports

Jamie Merralls (GK), Jordan Meikle, Sam Taylor, Ashley Pibworth, Rob Hodgson, Perry Dunn, Tom Ranger (Michael Edgar 80′), Joe Pattison, Michael Salako (Luca Frankis 90’+3), Jimmy Cox (Capt), Charlie Buffin (Sam Kimmence 89′)

Goal-Scorers: Ashley Pibworth [34′ & 43′], Michael Salako [67′], Jimmy Cox [79′]

Booked: None | Subs Not Used: Offord, Gerada


Referee: Paul Stratton

Assistant Referees: Jack Racey & Joe Burgess


Essex Senior League & EOFL round-up (12.11.17)

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to the round-up of this weekend’s action in the Essex Senior League here on my blog. We start with the Friday night match, then move to the various matches that took place in the ESL on Saturday.  And there’s a run-down of the results from the Essex Olympian League matches.

Friday 10th November

Barkingside 2 – 3    Clapton

Venue: Cricklefield  |   Attendance: 273

Clapton triumphed at Cricklefield despite not having a recognised goalkeeper in the side. Clapton’s Jeffrey Cobblah broke the deadlock ten minutes before half-time. Barkingside levelled right on half-time through Besi Toke though the Tons led once again three minutes after the break, through Ryan Reed [48’]. The hosts levelled again through Michael Ogboin [75’]. Reed produced a cracker to win it with five minutes remaining. It proved some way to ‘go out’ as the next day it was announced that Reed had signed for Bostik North side (and last season’s ESL champions) Barking. After the weekend matches, Clapton sit in 4th place while ‘Side are 13th.

Saturday 11th November (in KO order)

Redbridge   3 – 1   Burnham Ramblers     (12pm KO)

Venue: Oakside    |   Attendance: 106

Redbridge got the win in the early kick-off to start off the ESL ‘Ground-Hop Day’ in an entertaining affair. Brian Moses gave the Motormen an 8th-minute lead though the visitors levelled a minute before the break through debutant Fraser Inns. Second-half goals from Moses [63’] and substitiute Tommie Turner [85’] sealed the hosts’ 12th win of the campaign and they go 3rd, just a point off pole-sitters Basildon. Burnham drop to 18th place.

If you’d like more on this match, my match report is here:


Waltham Forest  1 – 3  Woodford Town (2017)   (2.30pm KO)

Venue: Kitchener Road |    Attendance: 60

The action swiftly moved on to Kitchener Road as Woodford took the points. The visitors led on 36 minutes as Asher Modeste struck before Ethan Kessel [49’] made it two. Forest got a goal back though Joe Creasey [67’] though Town sealed the win through Kessel’s second of the afternoon two minutes later. Woodford stay tenth while Forest drop to the foot of the table.

If you;d like more on this match, my report in-brief is here:

Basildon Utd   1- 2   Southend Manor

Venue: The Hive    |   Attendance: 127

Onto the 3pm KO’s now and Manor picked up a battling win over table-toppers Basildon at the Hive. Luke Hornsley put the hosts head on 21 minutes, before Jamie Brown levelled three minutes later. The visitors were reduced to ten men though Manor still took the lead through Hamid Zamani [65’] and held on to claim their first win under caretaker boss Adam Peek. Basildon stay top as Takeley were not in action today, while Manor rise to 11th spot.


Stansted  1 – 3   Sawbridgeworth Town

Venue: Hargrave Park    | Attendance: 88

Sawbridgeworth produced a good performance to triumph in this local derby at Hargrave Park. The hosts took the lead on eight minutes through Wisley Baltazar though the visitors responded though Lewis Deamer [29’] and after the break sealed the win with goals from Billy Skinner [58’] and Toby Cleaver [75’] to rise to 15th place in the table. Stansted are in 12th place.


West Essex  2- 1  Ilford       

Venue: Mayesbrook Park    |   Attendance: 35

The Stags picked up a important win at mayesbrook Park. James Peagram struck 11 minutes in to give the Foxes the lead though Tom Woodbridge levelled ten minutes later. Ilford goalkeeper Chris Clark was dismissed soon afterward. After the break, the hosts made their numerical advantage count as James Bromley [67’] got the winner. West Essex go into 7th place while Ilford stay 9th.

Hackney Wick  1 – 3   Wadham Lodge    (5.30pm KO)

Venue: Old Spotted Dog    |   Attendance: 106

The ‘Ground-Hop Day’ action concluded at the Old Spotted Dog as Hackney Wick fell to defeat against Wadham Lodge. Mario Gnijaj put Wadham ahead on 22 minutes before Dwade James’ spot-kick [29’] doubled that advantage. Ibrahim Camara pulled one back 12 minutes from time for the hosts though James struck again two minutes from time to seal an important win for Marc Farrell’s side and they rise above Wick to 17th in the table. Hackney drop to 19th, two points above bottom side Waltham Forest.

If you’d like more on this match, my match report is here:

If you’d like an alternative view then my esteemed Non-League blogger colleague Peter Dudley has his say on the ‘Ground-Hop’ day matches and you can find that here:


Saturday 11th November

Essex Olympian League

Premier Division

Basildon Town  0 – 1  Canning Town

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  4 – 1  Rayleigh Town

Harold Wood Athletic  1 – 2  Leigh Ramblers


Division One

Harold Hill  2 – 1   FC Hamlets

Old Southendian  0 – 0  Hutton

Runwell Sports  3 – 8   Newbury Forest

Snaresbrook  1 – 2   Buckhurst Hill


Division Two

May & Baker E.C. Res.   5 – 3      A1 Sports

Newham Utd  5 – 1     Rochford Town

Ongar Town  1 – 6     Toby

Rayleigh Town Res.    10 – 0   Ryan

Upminster   1 – 3   Herongate Athletic

Match Report: Southend Manor 2 – 2 Enfield 1893 (ESL) (25.10.17)

Essex Senior League

Venue: Southchurch Park

Attendance: 71

2017-18 Season – Match 32

Wednesday 25th October 2017 7.45pm

Southend Manor: Yellow Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Enfield 1893: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Both sides before KO (SM v En1893 ESL 25.10.17)
Both sides before KO 

Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a nice autumn’s evening at Southchurch Park, Enfield 1893 were the the visitors as they took on Southend Manor in another Essex Senior League encounter.

After a fairly even start to proceedings, Enfield were awarded a spot-kick as the referee adjudged there was a hand-ball in the area on ten minutes. Forward Danny Jones stepped up and duly converted to give the visitors an early advantage. Manor almost responded two minutes later though forward Jacob Cleaver’s shot was saved by visiting ‘stopper Michael Corderoy. The hosts did level on 28 minutes as from Jamie Brown’s corner, full-back Alfie Lindfield snuck in to get a tap-in, beating Corderoy to the ball.

Matt Hanning’s side nearly re-took the lead on the half-hour though forward Carl Mullings had his strike saved by home custodian David Leader. Mullings was giving the home defence something to think about though defender Ross Johnson did well to snuff out the threat on 33 minutes as the ball trickled out for a goal-kick. Enfield did re-take the lead ten minutes before half-time, Jones made a good run and was well-found and the forward passed the ball into the net when one-one-one with Leader to grab his second of the evening.

Manor had a few chances to level before the break though Brown couldn’t find the target and Cleaver’s close-range effort was saved by Corderoy.

Half-Time: Southend Manor 1 – 2  Enfield 1893

The second half began with both sides trading chances, Jones could’ve put the visitors further ahead though couldn’t find the target eight minutes after the interval. Soon after, Manor full-back Robbie Norris blazed his shot over the bar and Lindfield was also denied by Corderoy. Manor felt aggrieved when with twenty minutes or so to play as forward Bayley Newell made a surging run and whilst battling with a visiting defender in the area, went down though the referee did not award a spot-kick, much to the consternation of the home bench.

In the latter stages, both Jones and Mullings missed chances for Enfield to put the game to bed, being denied by Leader. The hosts were running out of time though pushed for an equaliser and got it in the nick of time as substitute Rhys Fatt’s ball into the area was seized on by Newell who slotted home past Corderoy who was unable to keep it out.

Manor maybe deserved the point for their endeavour though Enfield will feel they should have won this match. They looked comfortable at times though they also had enough chances to prevail here.

Full-Time: Southend Manor 2 – 2  Enfield 1893

       Lindfield 28’, Newell 90’ +1  |   Jones (pen) 10’, 35’


Southend Manor

Manager: Stuart Marshall

Enfield 1893

Manager: Matt Hanning

1  David Leader  (GK) 1  Michael Corderoy  (GK)
2  Robbie Norris     (Subbed 62’) 2  Matt Claxton
3  Alfie Lindfield     (Subbed 75’) 3  Joe Clark
4  Lee Delf  (C) 4  Matt Thoma         (Subbed 33’)
5  Ross Johnson 5  James O’Brien  (C)
6  Jamie Alexandrou 6  Jacob Dixon          (Subbed 72’)
7  Jamie Brown 7  Joe Johnson
8  Charlie Barlow 8  Joe Staunton
9  Jacob Cleaver 9  Danny Jones
10  Bayley Newell 10  Carl Mullings
11  John-Joe Slater   (Subbed 84’) 11  Ben Bradbury     (Subbed 81’)


12  Scott Keys 12  Abiola Balogun     (On 81’)
14  Rhys Fatt           (On 84’) 14  David Ottley          (On 72’)
15  Ryan Kelland     (On 75’) 15  Tony Da Silva
16  Lee Scott 16  Matt Duberry-Lawrence  (On 33’)
17 Taj Hussain         (On 62’)  


Chris Cooper

Assistant Referees:

Jeff Stanley

Karl Dunnage


Booked: Cleaver, Lindfield

Essex Senior League & EOFL round-up (22.10.17)

Written by Scott W  (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to the round-up of this weekend’s reduced fixture list in the Essex Senior League, also featuring an extended look at the Essex Olympian League with results from the Premier Division down to Division Two plus the updated EOFL tables & results from the Anagram Records Trophy. How did your side do this weekend? Enjoy.

Saturday 21th October

Southend Manor   2 – 0     Wadham Lodge 

Venue: Southchurch Park    |   Attendance: 60

Manor continued their recent revival with victory over Wadham at Southchurch Park. A second-half brace from forward Bayley Newell did the job for Stuart Marshall’s side who rise to 14th in the table now. Wadham have to shrug off their poor record away from Kitchener Road, they’ve lost every one of seven away matches in the ESL thus far.

Sporting Bengal Utd   2 – 3    Barkingside

Venue: Mile End Stadium   |    Attendance: 20

‘Side struck late to grab all three points at Mile End. Chid Onokwai put Michael Walther’s side ahead after 12 minutes before Tony Cookey doubled the visitors’ lead on 34 minutes. Bengal responded well with goals from Oscar Mendes and David Vaughan though substitute Michael Ogboin’s winner two minutes from time saw Barkingside record the win and they go into 11th place in the table.

West Essex   1 – 0   Stansted

Venue: Mayesbrook Park      |      Attendance: 23

West Essex ended a four-match winless streak with a slender victory at Mayesbrook Park. Isaac Marfo got the only goal of the match just before the hour mark to send the hosts back up to third spot. The Airportmen’s third loss in their last five league matches sees them reside in 12th place.

The full round-up of ESL action returns next week.


EOFL badge (50th Anni)

Saturday 21th October

Essex Olympian League

Premier Division

Basildon Town  1 – 5   Harold Wood Athletic

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  4 – 3   Leigh Ramblers

Canning Town   0 – 1    White Ensign

Frenford  1 – 2   Kelvedon Hatch

Manford Way   2 – 2    Catholic Utd

Springfield  0 – 1    Rayleigh Town


Essex Olympian League (EOFL) Premier Division table (After Oct 21st matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 May & Baker E.C 7 4 2 1 +6 14
2 Harold Wood Athletic 7 4 1 2 +13 13
3 Frenford 7 4 1 2 +9 13
4 Manford Way 7 3 3 1 +6 12
5 Kelvedon Hatch 7 3 2 2 5 11
6 Springfield 6 3 2 1 +5 11
7 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 6 3 2 1 +4 11
8 Catholic Utd 6 2 3 1 +2 9
9 White Ensign 7 3 0 4 -1 9
10 Rayleigh Town 7 1 2 4 -14 5
11 Leigh Ramblers 7 1 1 5 -6 4
12 Basildon Town 7 1 1 5 -21 4
13 Canning Town 5 0 2 3 -8 2


Division One

Buckhurst Hill  4 – 1    Great Baddow

FC Hamlets   P – P   Newbury Forest (Due to ‘No Referee present’)

Shenfield AFC    5 – 1  Runwell Sports

Snaresbrook   1 – 0    Harold Hill

Sungate   2 – 0    Old Chelmsfordians


EOFL Division One table  (After Oct 21st matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Sungate 6 5 1 0 +13 16
2 Buckhurst Hill 5 4 0 1 +11 12
3 Great Baddow 6 3 1 2 +2 10
4 Hutton 5 3 1 1 +2 10
5 Shenfield AFC 7 3 1 3 0 10
6 Snaresbrook 6 3 1 2 -1 10
7 Harold Hill 7 3 1 3 -7 10
8 FC Hamlets 6 2 3 1 +6 9
9 Old Southendian 4 3 0 1 +5 9
10 Old Chelmsfordians 7 1 1 5 -9 4
11 Galleywood 5 1 0 4 -4 3
12 Newbury Forest 4 1 0 3 -4 3
13 Runwell Sports 6 0 0 6 -14 -2*
  *points deducted          


Division Two

May & Baker E.C Res    3 – 2    Toby

Ramsden Scotia    1 – 2    Ongar Town

Rayleigh Town Res  1  – 2    Benfleet

Ryan    0 – 5    A1 Sports 

Upminster  1 – 3    Newham Utd 


EOFL Division Two table   (After Oct 21st matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Ongar Town 8 7 0 1 +13 21
2 Ramsden Scotia 7 5 0 2 +18 15
3 Herongate Athletic 5 4 0 1 +6 12
4 Rayleigh Town Res. 7 3 2 2 +5 11
5 Newham Utd 6 3 2 1 +5 11
6 Benfleet 4 3 1 0 +13 10
7 May & Baker E.C Res. 5 3 0 2 -6 9
8 A1 Sports 5 1 2 2 -2 5
9 Upminster 6 1 1 4 -7 4
10 Ryan 7 1 0 6 -31 3
11 Rochford Town 7 1 1 5 -5 2*
12 Toby 7 0 1 6 -9 1
  *points deducted            

Essex Senior League & EOFL round-up (15.10.17)

Written by Scott W  (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to the round-up of this weekend’s action in the Essex Senior League here on my blog. We start off with all the Saturday action, followed by updated ESL table. And there’s a run-down of the results from the Olympian League plus results from the Senior League Cup & Anagram Records Trophy. How did your side do this weekend? Enjoy.

Saturday 14th October

Barkingside  0 – 1    Ilford

Venue: Cricklefield    |   Attendance: 74

Ilford held on to narrowly defeat Cricklefield rivals Barkingside. The only goal of the match came on 68 minutes as forward James Peagram struck to seal the Foxes’ seventh win of the campaign.

Clapton 2 –  0  Great Wakering Rovers

Venue: Old Spotted Dog   |    Attendance: 61

Clapton upset high-flying Great Wakering at the OSD. Two goals after the break by Ikem Odeh [48’] and Jeffrey Cobblah [63’] sealed a good victory for the Tons, their sixth of the league season.

 Hullbridge Sports  3 – 0   Hackney Wick

Venue: Lower Road      |      Attendance: 49

Hullbridge produced a resolute display to overcome Wick at Lower Road. Luca Frankis put the hosts ahead after nine minutes though couldn’t build on that advantage until after the break. Two second-half goals from Ollie Miller [54’ & 90’+3] sealed the points for Rob Hodgson’s men.

I attended this match and my full match report is here –

Redbridge  3 – 2   Sporting Bengal Utd

Venue: Oakside     |        Attendance: 32

The Motormen overcame a wobble to record another win at Oakside. Winger Reside Coxi-Sebastfao gave the hosts the lead on eleven minutes though Steven Carvell restored parity for Bengal ten minutes later. The visitors broke the deadlock on 27 minutes through Kai Parkinson’s strike. Redbridge fought back late on though as goals from Eljay Worrell [85’] and substitute Calvin Poku [88’] sealed the turnaround for Ricky Eaton & Joey May’s side.

Sawbridgeworth Town  1 – 3    Southend Manor

Venue: Crofters End   |        Attendance: 52

Manor produced another excellent away-day performance to claim an important win at Crofters End. The visitors did the damage in the first half as goals from Ross Johnson [20’], Alfie Lindfield [36’] and Jacob Cleaver [44’] put Stuart Marshall’s side in a great position. Sawbridgeworth did pull one back after the break through Joe Wright.

Stansted     3 – 1    Waltham Forest

Venue: Hargrave Park     |     Attendance: 47

Stansted did the damage early to seal a good win over inconsistent Forest at Hargrave Park. Ryan Ramsey set the Airportmen on their way with the opener on nine minutes before Jevoi Blair made it two after 20 minutes. Ramsey got his second of the afternoon seven minutes later to put Paul Pittuck’s side in a commanding position at the interval. Substitute Marco Faria [68’] got a consolation for the visitors though it was a case of ‘too little, too late’ for them as the hosts recorded their sixth win of the ESL campaign.

Takeley   5 – 4     Enfield 1893

Venue: Station Road      |     Attendance: 61

Takeley got the better of a nine-goal barnstormer at Station Road. A quick-fire double from Mitchell Das [16’] and Freddie Burrell [18’] gave the hosts the initiative though Miguel Lopes De Matos pulled one back four minutes later. Reece Barrett restored Takeley’s two-goal cushion on 29 minutes as his side led at the break 3-1.  De Matos got his second seven minutes after the break and Luke Thomas levelled a pulsating match on 66 minutes. Marc Das’ side were in no mood to be denied though as a double from substitute Will Green [82’ & 90’+3] sealed the win though Ben Bradbury’s strike deep into injury-time ended the scoring.

Tower Hamlets  2 – 2    FC Romania

Venue: Mile End Stadium      |     Attendance: 31

Hamlets came from behind to record a creditable draw at Mile End. FCR had the better of the early-going and capitalised on it as Gabriel Ghinea struck five minutes in. Sergiu Pitaru doubled the lead 19 minutes later. However, two quick-fire goals either side of half-side from Wale Odedoyin [44’ & 46’] ultimately sealed a point for Ade Abayomi & AJ Ashinike’s side.

Wadham Lodge  3 – 3   West Essex

Venue: Kitchener Road           |        Attendance: 16

West Essex’s recent defensive frailties were again highlighted as they were held at Kitchener Road. In a good first-half for the visitors, talismanic striker Michael Mignot [35’ & 40’] put the visitors’ two-up at the interval. Danny Palmer cut the hosts’ arrears in half on 62 minutes. Mignot completed another hat-trick with 15 minutes remaining as West Essex looked set for a good win. Not to be though as goals from Ben McAllister [79’] and Ben Musaka [89’] grabbed a point for the bottom-placed side.

Woodford Town (2017)  3 – 2    Basildon Utd

Venue: Goffs Lane       |     Attendance: 65

Improving Woodford recorded another good win, this time against the Bees at Goffs Lane. Larry Asare gave Town the lead eleven minutes in before Marcus Bowers levelled things eight minutes before half-time. Substitute Ashley Blackburn put the Bees ahead with 22 minutes to play though late goals from Ola Ogunwamide [80’] and Jack Grosvenor [90’] sealed an important home win for Woodford.

ESL Table (after October 14th matches)



P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Takeley 11 9 0 2 18 27
2 Great Wakering Rovers 12 8 1 3 16 25
3 Redbridge 11 8 1 2 13 25
4 Basildon Utd 11 8 1 2 11 25
5 West Essex 12 7 2 3 4 23
6 Tower Hamlets 12 6 3 3 13 21
7 Ilford 12 7 0 5 5 21
8 Clapton 12 6 3 3 4 21
9 Woodford Town (2017) 14 6 3 5 -3 21
10 FC Romania 11 6 2 3 10 20
11 Stansted 14 6 1 7 2 19
12 Sporting Bengal Utd 14 6 1 7 -3 19
13 Barkingside 11 5 1 5 2 16
14 Southend Manor 8 4 1 3 4 13
15 Hullbridge Sports 12 3 3 6 -11 12
16 Waltham Forest 14 3 2 9 -16 11
17 Sawbridgeworth Town 12 2 4 6 -6 10
18 Burnham Ramblers 12 3 1 8 -10 10
19 Hackney Wick 14 3 1 10 -15 10
20 Enfield 1893 11 3 0 8 -9 9
21 Wadham Lodge 14 2 1 11 -29 7

Saturday 14th October

Essex Olympian League

Premier Division

Basildon Town  0 – 7   Kelvedon Hatch

Frenford   3 – 0   White Ensign

Springfield  4 – 2   Harold Wood Athletic


Division One

Galleywood  2 – 3   Old Chelmsfordians

Great Baddow  7 – 3   Shenfield AFC

Harold Hill   0 – 6   Sungate

Hutton  2 – 2   FC Hamlets

Runwell Sports  2 – 6   Old Southendian

Snaresbrook    1 – 0   Newbury Forest


Division Two

Herongate Athletic   3 – 1   Ryan

May & Baker E.C Reserves  0 – 3   Ramsden Scotia

Ongar Town   2 – 0   Newham Utd

Rayleigh Town Res    3 – 1   Rochford Town

Toby   1 – 2     Upminster


Anagram Records Trophy

Catholic Utd  2 – 2    Manford Way AET (Catholic Utd won 4-2 on Penalties)


Senior League Cup 2nd Round

Benfleet    3 – 1  Rayleigh Town

Leigh Ramblers   4 – 2   A1 Sports

May & Baker E.C   1 – 2  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts