S2020-21 Round-ups: Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier (Wk 8 – Sat 24 Oct) [ESBL 20-21 26.10.20]

Hello and welcome to a bonus blog, going through the action in the Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division on Saturday 24th October. Thanks for reading.

Written by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – Non-League Writer

Essex & Suffolk Border League – Saturday 24th October


ESBL Premier Division

At the top of the standings are Gas Recreation, despite being held to a 3 – 3 draw by Lawford Lads at Salary Close. Strikes by Aston Firkins, Shane Goodyear and Callum Rogers’ ninth league goal of the season wasn’t enough to grab their eighth league win of the campaign as Lawford responded through a brace from Jack Wood and one from Oliver Mann. Dean West’s side are still four points clear at the summit, whereas Lawford remain 15th after one win in their eight games thus far. Nearest challengers Colne Athletic were also held at home this weekend as they drew 2 – 2 with White Notley. Daniel Bradley and substitute Aran Yarwood both netted for Notley but replacement Gareth Evans was dismissed. Kane Dobrowolski scored his fifth league goal of the campaign for the visitors, with Regan Farley-Hearn also on the score-sheet to keep Notley in seventh.

There was no such trouble for third-placed Great Bentley who comfortably defeated Dedham Old Boys 4 – 0 at the Village Green. Joseph Hurd struck twice to take his tally to five this term already, with Archie Herbert and lead scorer Louis Olymbios notching his eighth this season to see Jack Murray’s side to the points. Dedham’s usually tight defence was outclassed here and drop to ninth spot. West Bergholt continued the theme of stalemates for the top four as they drew 2 – 2 with Hatfield Peverel with Benjamin Adams and Joshua McFaull netting for Peverel in this one.

Elsewhere, Stanway Pegasus notched their fifth win in their seven matches this term to rise to fifth spot. They won 2 – 1 at Flitch Utd with Callum Griffith grabbing his seventh league goal of the campaign and Jake Plane both scoring for the visitors. Alresford Colne Rangers drop to sixth after being held 3 – 3 by draw specialists Earls Colne at Ford Lane. Ryan Lewis got two goals for Rangers here with Jack Johnson getting the other goal but strikes by Keiran Adams, Connor Randall and Benrico Stripe made sure of a point for Earls who have drawn five of their seven games thus far.

Also, Tiptree Heath rise to eighth after a 3 – 1 triumph over Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res, thanks to goals from Charlie Green, Joe Chester and replacement Billy Coe. Declan Cameron responded for Felixstowe but Rhys Henry saw red which only made the afternoon for the strugglers, who remain 17th. In the last game this weekend in the division, Little Oakley Res defeated Sudbury Sports 3 – 0 with Robert Pratt getting two goals here, plus Jamie Eades notched his sixth league goal this term to send his side up to tenth, with Sports a place and two points behind, though they do have four more matches in hand on Oakley’s second-side.

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S20-21 Round-ups: Essex & Suffolk Border League (Wk 6 – Sat 10 Oct) [ESBL 20-21 11.10.20]

Hello and welcome to a guest blog, going through the action in the five Essex & Suffolk Border League divisions on Saturday 10th October, alongside the action in the Olympian League it is good to welcome this round-up of ESBL action, thank you Spencer. This round-up is posted with the author’s permission, with thanks. Thanks for reading.

Guest Blog written by Spencer Hume   [Twitter: @SpencerHume03] – ESBL Social Media Officer

Essex & Suffolk Border Lge crest (Credit: ESBL/Twitter)

Essex & Suffolk Border League – Saturday 10th October

ESBL Premier Division

Alresford Colne Rangers got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win away at Barnston AFC, goals from Rob Thompson and Josh Gray. Good win for ACR which puts them in 8th, Barno stay bottom.

Colne Athletic picked up a big 3 points with a 2-0 win at home to unbeaten West Bergholt, Luke Goldie-McSorley put Colne 1-0 up from the spot, Bergholt were reduced to 10 men then a Harry Watts goal towards the end saw Colne take all 3 points and move into 2nd! Earls Colne & Flitch United shared the points at the recreation ground, a 1-1 draw. Flitch were ahead at the break but a second half goal from Jake Horlock saw both leave with a point. Colne in 10th, Flitch in 16th.

Gas Recreation went top of the table with a 3-1 win at home to Little Oakley Reserves, 3 first half goals from Harry Hewes, Callum Rogers and Luke Taylor was enough as Gas picked up another big 3 points. Oakley in 13th. Great Bentley got back to winning ways with a 5-2 win away at Hatfield Peverel, Louis Olymbios grabbed a hat trick with Jake Vaughan and Kieron Baker netting the others. The win sees Bentley sit in 3rd place, while Hatfield sit in 12th.

We saw a 10-goal triller at Stanway School as Stanway Pegasus beat White Notley 6-4. Notley were ahead 3-2 at the break but a brilliant second half comeback saw Pegasus take another big 3 points. Rory Bone (2), Robbie Bennett and Regan Farley-Hearn on the scoresheet for Notley. Tiptree Heath got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win at home to Lawford Lads, goals from Jamie Chesney, Cameron Ward, Charlie Green and Ben Turner. The win puts Heath in 9th place while Lawford sit in 15th.

ESBL Division One

Only 1 game on in division one yesterday afternoon, Stanway Pegasus Reserves beat Coggeshall United Reserves 2-0, thanks to goals from Jack Slater and Daniel Shaikly. Good win for Pegasus which puts them in 6th place, Coggeshall in 7th.

ESBL Division Two

Cavendish picked up a big 4-1 win over top of the table Harwich & Parkeston Reserves, goals from Addy Roy (2) and Haydn Taylor (2). Big 3 points for the Dishmen who sit in 2nd, Harwich stay top. Hatfield Peverel Reserves picked up their first win of the season with a 5-1 win away at Harwich Rangers, good 3 points for Hatfield which sees them climb into 11th place, Harwich stay bottom.

Oyster & Dedham Old Boys Reserves shared the points at the Glebe, a 2-2 draw. John-Joseph Peat with a brace for Dedham. The point sees Dedham sit in 8th, Oyster in 14th.

Tollesbury picked up a 3-1 win away at St Osyth, goals from Sam Hume, Lewis Ponder and Scott Keeble. The win sees Tollesbury sit in 5th place, St Osyth sit in 13th.

Tiptree Jobserve Reserves picked up a big 3 points with a 1-0 win away at Stanway Athletic. The win sees Jobserve stay in 3rd place while Stanway Ath suffer their 3rd defeat in a row, they sit in 9th.

ESBL Division Three

Flitch United Reserves went joint top with a 4-2 win over Oyster Reserves, goals from Paul Layzell, Alex Cannon and a brace from Will Gale. Good 3 points for Flitch. Conor Garvey & Owen Stedman on target for Oyster who sit in 13th.

Barnston Reserves went top of the table with a 6-1 win away at Little Clacton, goals from James Bolandi, Jamie McLaughlin, Lee Jarvis-Brown and a hat trick from Rees Cook. Another good win for Barno who sit top on goal difference. Little Clacton in 12th.

Ramsey & Mistley grabbed their second win of the season with 4-2 win at home to Abbey Fields, goals from Chris Stratton with a brace and Ben Allington. Good win for Ramsey especially being 2-1 down, they sit in 9th, Abbey Fields in 14th.

ESBL Division Four

Cavendish Reserves got back to winning ways with a 7-1 win away at Bradfield Rovers, goals from Steven Hill (3), Michael Wilson (2), Adam Barton and Lewis King. The win sees the Dishmen move up to 6th place, while Bradfield sit in 14th.

Dovercourt Rovers came out on top in the Harwich derby, a 6-1 win over Parkeston Welfare, goals from Kieran Lammas (3), Harry Brundle, Lee Bodle and Bradley Simpson. Strong win for Dovercourt which puts them into 4th place, Parkeston bottom.

Ramsey & Mistley Reserves continued their unbeaten start with a 4-1 win over Mersea Island Reserves, goals from Gary Merchant and Tom Allen. Another good win for Ramsey which sees them sit in 2nd place, Mersea in 8th.

Wethersfield picked up a good 3 points with a 3-2 win away at Tollesbury Reserves, the win lifts Wethersfield up to 12th place while Tollesbury stay in 15th place.

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S2020-21 Round-ups: Essex & Suffolk Border League (Wk 4 – Sat 26 Sept) [ESBL 20-21 28.9.20]

Hello and welcome to a guest blog, going through the action in the five Essex & Suffolk Border League divisions on Saturday 26th September, alongside the action in the Olympian League it is good to welcome this round-up of ESBL action, thank you Spencer. This round-up is posted with the author’s permission, with thanks. Thanks for reading.

Guest Blog written by Spencer Hume   [Twitter: @SpencerHume03] – ESBL Social Media Officer

Essex & Suffolk Border League – Saturday 26th September

Essex & Suffolk Border Lge crest (Credit: ESBL/Twitter)

Premier Division round up – 26/09/20

West Bergholt continued their great start to the season with a 4-0 win away at Alresford Colne Rangers, goals from Liam Close, Liam Springett, Lewis Blanchett and Jack Harrington. Bergholt stay unbeaten and sit in 4th place, ACR drop to 9th.

White Notley continued their 100% record with a 4-0 win away at Barnston AFC, goals from Rory Bone, Rob King, Peter Falco and Regan Farley-Hearn. Another strong win for Notley which puts them top of the table on goal difference. Fantastic start to the season. Barnston are bottom!

Scott’s Non-League colleague Pete Dudley was there & here is his report: https://pedroslocalfootiefix.blogspot.com/2020/09/barnston-afc-0-white-notley-4.html

Colne Athletic & Sudbury Sports shared the points in Brightlingsea, a 1-1 draw. Jack Burch on target for Colne while Luke Hipkin netted for the visitors. Luke Rogers was sent off for Colne on the 35th minute. A good point for both in tough conditions, Colne in 6th, Sudbury in 10th.

Great Bentley made it 3 wins on the trot with a 2-0 win away at Dedham Old Boys, goals from Louis Olymbios and Dale Brown. Another good 3 points for the bulldogs who sit in 3rd place. Dedham suffer their first defeat of the season, they sit in 5th place. Earls Colne & Little Oakley Reserves shared the points at the recreation ground, a 0-0 draw. The point sees Colne sit in 11th place and Oakley in 12th.

Gas Recreation continued their 100% start with a 4-1 win over Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves, goals from Shane Goodyear (2) and Callum Rogers (2). Great result for the Gas which sees them drop to 2nd on goals scored. Felixstowe are joint bottom!

Stanway Pegasus picked up a good 3 points on the road with a 2-1 win away at Hatfield Peverel. Ryan Mahon and Jake Plane on target for Pegasus which sees them sit in 7th place, Hatfield sit in 14th.

Lawford Lads & Flitch United shared the points at school lane, a 0-0 draw. The point sees Lawford sit in 13th place while Flitch pick up their first point of the season, they sit in 16th place.

Brantham Athletic Reserves picked up their first 3 points of the season with a 4-2 win away at Tiptree Heath, goals from Zachery Elseidy, Matt Simpson, Sam Gunn and Ethan Nightingale. First 3 points of the season for Athletic against a good Heath side, Brantham in 15th, Heath in 8th.


Division One round up – 26/09/20

Belle Vue Social continued their impressive start to the season with a 3-0 home win over Cressing United, goals from Bruce Poole, Josh Chapman and Wesley Henry. Belle stay top with their 100% start. Cressing drop to 16th.

Coggeshall United Reserves picked up a big 3 points with a 1-0 win over Hedinghams United, Ben Clarke with the only goal of the game, first win of the season for Coggeshall which sees them climb into 10th. Hedinghams in 12th.

Dunmow Town made it 3 wins on the bounce with a 1-0 win over Silver End United, Dean Wallace with the only goal of the game on 15 minutes. A good battle between both saw Dunmow leave with the points, Dunmow in 4th, Silver End in 8th.

FC Clacton Reserves & Stanway Rovers Reserves shared the points in Clacton, a 0-0 draw. The point sees Clacton sit in 5th place while Stanway pick up their first point of the season, they sit in 15th.

Shrub End United picked up a big 3 points with a 2-0 away win at Gosfield United, goals from Alex Curtis & Jake Kingsnorth. Big 3 points for the Shrub which sees them sit in 9th place, Gosfield sit in 11th.

Alresford Colne Rangers Reserves picked up a big result in Holland. An 8-1 win away at Holland A, Holland were 1-0 up until the 60th minute then 8 goals in 30 minutes saw ACR leave with all 3 points, goals from Kieran Radford (3), Robbie Cant, Roger Smith, Rob Czapla, Alex Akinola and Ross Nash. ACR in 2nd, Holland in 14th.

Tiptree Jobserve came away with a big 3 points in a 5-3 victory away at Stanway Pegasus Reserves, the result sees Jobserve move up to 3rd place, back to back defeats for Pegasus who sit in 7th place.

Boxted Lodgers picked up their first 3 points of the season with a 1-0 win away at West Bergholt Reserves, Jack Keeble with the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute. Boxted in 13th, Bergholt first game of the season ends in defeat. There bottom!


ESBL Division Two round up – 26/09/20

Brantham Athletic A & Harwich Rangers shared the points in a 4-4 draw. Goals for Harwich from Leroy Eade, Toby Skinner and a brace from Lewis Button. The point sees Brantham sit in 14th and Harwich in 16th.

Gas Recreation Reserves picked up a big away win at Great Bentley Reserves, a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Charley Cook and two from Harry Willoughby. Great win for the Gas which moves them up to 3rd place. Bentley in 7th.

Harwich & Parkeston Reserves picked up a good 3 points with a 3-0 win over Oyster, goals from Elliot Fay, Leslie Lewis and Daniel Roots. Great result for Harwich which keeps them top of the table, Oyster sit in 15th.

Cavendish got back to winning ways with a 2-0 away win at Rowhedge, goals from Ryan Tatum and Addy Roy. Good three points for the Dishmen which puts them in 2nd place, Rowhedge sit in 11th place.

St Osyth & Dedham Old Boys shared the points at Cowley Park, a 1-1 draw. Cameron Lane on target for the Tossey while James Walsom was on target for the away side. The point sees St Osyth sit in 12th, Dedham in 8th.

Lawford Lads Reserves picked up a big 3 points with a 2-1 win away at Stanway Athletic, goals from Harry Parkes and a 89th minute winner from Daniel Edwards. Big 3 points for Lawford which sees them sit in 4th place, Stanway in 9th.

Tiptree Jobserve Reserves picked up a good 3 points with a 3-1 win over Brightlingsea Town, the win sees Jobserve move up to 5th place in the table, 2nd defeat of the season for Bsea, they sit in 10th.

Tollesbury picked up a good 3 points with a 3-1 win over Hatfield Peverel Reserves, goals from Sam Hume with 2 and Mitchell Wright with the other. Good 3 points for Tollesbury which sees them move into 6th. Hatfield in 13th.

ESBL Division Three round up – 26/09/20

Flitch United Reserves got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Tiptree Heath Reserves, goals from Will Gale and a last minute penalty from Paul Layzell. Good result for Flitch and the 3 points sees them move into 6th place. Heath stay in 15th place.

Thorpe Athletic went top of table with a 12-1 win away at Hedinghams United Reserves, goals from Jimmy Shuttlewood and Bailey Barnard who grabbed 4, a brace for Kalon Harms and one apiece for Matthew Gray & Harry Hulstrom. Strong away win for Thorpe which puts them top on goal difference! Hedingham stay bottom.

Langham Lodgers made it back to back wins with a 2-1 home win over Abbey Fields. Good win for the lodgers which moves them up to 10th place in the table. Abbey Fields sit in 13th.

Kelvedon Social picked up a strong 4-0 away win at Little Clacton, goals from Martin Young and Fagner Lima who both bagged braces. Another strong away win for the dons which sees them sit in 3rd place, joint top. Little Clacton drop to 12th place.

Wormingford Wanderers got back to winning ways with a 3-1 away win at Oyster Reserves, goals from Brett Angel, Alex Ince and Liam Whittaker. Good away win for the worms which sees them move into 4th place, Oyster Reserves sit in 14th.

Barnston Reserves continued their great start to the campaign with a 4-1 away win at Ramsey & Mistley, goals from James Bolandi, an own goal and a brace from Ryan Johnson. The result sees Barno in 2nd on goal difference and Ramsey in 11th, Chris Stratton on target!

Sporting Rebels picked up a big 3 points with a 3-2 win over Colne Athletic Reserves. A strong win for Rebels which sees them climb into 5th place while Colne Ath sit in 9th place.

ESBL Division Four round up – 26/09/20

Frinton & Walton made it 4 from 4 with a 7-1 win away at Boxted Lodgers Reserves, goals from Patrick Dixon, George Giltinance (3) and Josh Lake (3). Another good win for the new ESBL side which keeps them top, Boxted in 13th!

Tollesbury Reserves picked up their first 3 points of the season with a 3-1 away win at Bradfield Rovers, goals from George Davison, James Davison and Jude Crozier. Great result for Tollesbury which keeps them in 15th but only 3 points of 4th! Bradfield in 11th.

Cavendish Reserves picked up their second win of the campaign with a 5-1 home win over FC Clacton A. Goals from Steven Hill (2), James Rendall (2) and Kamran Purcell. Great three points for the dishmen which sees them climb up to 6th place, Clacton drop to 12th.

Dovercourt Rovers made it back to back wins with a 7-2 home win over Mersea Island Reserves, goals from Bradley Simpson (2), Kieran Lammas, Reece Brundle, Bailey Smith and Cal Boyne. Strong 3 points for Dovercourt which sees them sit in 7th place. Dean Ager and Kai Mitchell on target for Mersea, they sit in 9th.

Gosfield United Reserves picked up another 3 points with a 2-1 win away at Great Bentley A, goals from Tom Webb & Will Drew. 10 points from a possible 12 for Gossy who sit in 2nd place. Bentley sit in 5th place.

Kelvedon Social Reserves & Ramsey & Mistley Reserves shared the points at the Chase in a 1-1 draw. Gary Merchant on target for the visitors grabbing his 6th of the campaign. The point sees Ramsey stay in 3rd and Kelvedon sit in 10th.

New Field picked up an impressive 6-0 win over Stillwaters, goals from Callum Ellis, Kieran Lee, Jamie Stewart, Charlie Beal and a brace from Ronan Lunan. Big 3 points for New Field which sees them sit in 4th place, Stillwaters drop to 8th.

Wethersfield picked up their first 3 points as a new club with a 3-1 win away at Parkeston Welfare, the hosts took the lead through Justin Cleavland, but Wethersfield fought back straight away through Steve Willis, Teddy Harrison and Luke Green . Good away win for Wethersfield which keeps them in 14th but only 3 points of 4th.

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