S20-21 Round-ups: Essex Olympian League & Cups (Wk 6 – Sat 10 Oct) [EOFL 20-21 11.10.20]

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

Hello and welcome to another packed edition of the round-up of the Essex Olympian League, here on my blog, from Saturday 10th October from the Premier Division all the way to Division Three this week, with results from Divisions Four & Five and sections on the Senior &Reserve League Cup and the Essex Junior Cup ties this weekend. Thank you to Pete Dudley (@ped1980) for the additional photo. Thanks to you for reading.

Image from OS 0 – 2 LR (Sat 10 Oct – image: Scott W)

Essex Olympian League – Saturday 10 October

EOFL Premier Division

As ever, we begin in the Premier Division, with one match called off on Friday due to ‘health concerns’ so Kelvedon Hatch v Rayleigh Town will be rescheduled. Five matches did take place and leading the standings are Basildon Town on goal difference after Marcus Bowers’ side made it five wins from five matches as they won 4 – 1 at Shenfield AFC. Graham Harrison’s hat-trick set the visitors on a great course and Benjamin Smith’s goal secured another super day for the visitors. Shenfield drop down to ninth place after this result. Buckhurst Hill are also on 15 points from five matches after a brilliant 5 – 0 win over Catholic Utd at Roding Lane. A brace from Tyler Dolan plus strikes from skipper Suleyman Zuhdu, substitute Zachary Davidson and Josh Banfield made sure of the points for mark Williams’ side.

My Non-League colleague Pete Dudley was at this game and if you’d like more on it, his report is here: https://pedroslocalfootiefix.blogspot.com/2020/10/buckhurst-hill-5-catholic-united-0.html/

Elsewhere, at the match Scott attended this week, Leigh Ramblers won their second consecutive local derby as they won 2 – 0 at Old Southendian. A double from centre-back Harry Haysom made the difference for the well-organised Rams, who move up to fourth place. OS fall to tenth after their third loss this term. If you’d like more on this match, my report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/s20-21-match-report-old-southendian-0-2-leigh-ramblers-sat-10th-oct-eofl/   

Also, Sungate remain third after defeating Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 3 – 0 at home. Swifts’ tough run goes on after a fourth straight defeat. Hutton also got their first win this term, winning 2 – 1 at Harold Wood Athletic thanks to goals from George Wickings and Will Marlowe. The result moves them up to sixth place. Robert Whitnell netted for Ath but their quest for consistency continues, sitting in 12th spot.

EOFL Senior League Cup Results

Canning Town  4 – 0  Ramsden Scotia

Ongar Town  5 – 1  Ryan

EOFL Reserve League Cup

One match in the Reserve Cup saw Catholic Utd Res convincingly win 7 – 0 at Herongate Athletic Ressies which took place at St Clere’s in Stanford-le-Hope. Frankin Craik netted another four goals as he pushes for a recall to the first team, with James Warder, Tom Elliott and Joe Keville also on target as they progressed to the next round.

EOFL Division One

Returning to the League now with Division One action and Snaresbrook lead the division after a fine 2 – 1 win at Runwell Sports. A cracker from 35 yards by Ife Ogunbayo put Rob Caine’s side ahead. Max Catherall also netted for the visitors who are two points clear at the summit. After Sports had a spot-kick saved, Jon Atmore replied for Jason Plom’s side but they still fell to their first league loss this term and drop to fourth place. Manford Way are up to third place after their 2 – 0 success at Toby, with Kieran Smih and Dexter Stuart the goal-scorers for Trevor Grace’s team. Toby are still in a respectable fifth place. In sixth place are Galleywood after a superb 4 – 1 away-day win at Shoebury Town. Replacement Max Orrin notched twice, with Matthew Buckingham and Thomas Watling also on the score-sheet.

Elsewhere, Rayleigh Town Res got their first win in the league this term as they defeated Herongate Athletic 3 – 1 at London Road. Dean Hazleton, Tommy Dominguez and Ebe Djan all scored for Dave Gipp’s side as they go up to tenth. Herongate are eighth, one of three sides on six points in a tight mid-table area. Finally, Old Chelmsfordians won 2 – 1 at Chingford Athletic despite Luke Dimond scoring for the Town Mead side.  

EOFL Division Two

Now moving into Division Two, Leigh Town lead the standings by two points after a fine 3 – 1 win over Beacon Hill Rovers at John Burrows Recreation Ground. Sam Gillmore, Sam Irvine and James Roberts were the goal-scorers for Jack Pearman’s side as they remain unbeaten. They also benefitted from being awarded two extra points after Rochford Town were found to have fielded an ineligible player in their draw in late September.

Rochford also had a painful defeat at home as they lost 3 – 2 to ten-man Old Southendian Res at Rochford Recreation Ground. The OS second-side saw goalkeeper Chris Leonard dismissed, and won the game thanks to goals from Nico Dubouchet, Lewis Bickford and Luke Stillwell. Wakering Sports are in fourth place after a narrow 1 – 0 win at the newly-renamed May & Baker ‘A’ (see end of this section for news on that). Ryan Gregory got the only goal for the Shoebury-based side here. Laindon Orient are a point behind them in fifth place after they got a hard-fought 3 – 2 win over Epping Town in a match moved to the Eversley Leisure Centre in Pitsea. Former Walthamstow & Saffron Walden player Lewis Francis turned out for Neil Blackburn’s side and got their opening goal, to which Sam Moore and Anthony Hill added to obtain the three points. Epping fall to sixth after their first league defeat of the campaign.    

Lastly for this division, Corinthians got a 2 – 1 victory over Harold Wood Athletic Res at Stambridge which means Chris Stoneham’s side go up to second spot.

Re: May & Baker ‘A’, the Essex County FA recently ordered them to revert to the previous name of ‘A’ as there is already a Reserve side in the Essex Senior Reserve Division.

EOFL Division Three

In Division Three, Wakebury are the new leaders following a 7 – 2 victory over bottom side Leigh Town Reserves at Shoebury Park. Defences in this division will be alerted to the fact that the returning Charlie Little nabbed four goals in this match, with an OG, Chris Gore and Shaun Lewis-Evans accounting for the other goals as Matt Cardy’s side remain unbeaten. Collier Row drop to second place after being held 3 – 3 away to Manford Way Res, with Daniel Reeve notching a treble for Row in this one. Shaun Goddard and David Hornsby were among the scorers for the Manford second-side.  

In the two other matches in this division, Lakeside Utd got their first win of the league season as strikes by Carl Prendergast and David Alele saw them to a 2 – 0 triumph at Basildon Town Res.  Also, Hutton Res drew 3 – 3 with Corinthians Res with both sides yet to win this term and in the bottom three.

EOFL Division Four Results

Canning Town Res  1 – 3  Ongar Town Res

Old Chelmsfordians Res  2 – 1  Laindon Orient Res

EOFL Division Five Results

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  4 – 4  Wakering Sports Dev

Old Barkabbeyans  7 – 0  Newbury Forest Res

Essex Junior Cup Results

ACD Utd  5 – 3  Sungate Res       

AS Rawreth Res  2 – 0  Hashtag Utd Development

Epping Town Res  3 – 2  Shenfield AFC Res

Galleywood Res  2 – 1  Old Chigwellians Res

Leigh Ramblers Res  3 – 3  Leigh Town ‘A’ (Town won 4 – 3 on pens)

Leytonstone Utd  4 – 1  All Prospects

Lymore Gardens  3 – 1  Collier Row Res

Roydon  2 – 4  Brentwood Utd

Sandon Royals  3 – 2  Buckhurst Hill Res

Springfield Res  2 – 4  Waltham Abbey Res

Wakering Sports Res  5 – 2  Hullbridge Sports ‘A’

West Essex Res  4 – 0  Toby Res

Writtle  1 – 0  Chingford Athletic Res

S20-21 Match Report: Old Southendian 0 – 2 Leigh Ramblers (Saturday 10th Oct) [EOFL 20/21 10.10.20]

EOFL Crest

Essex Olympian League – Premier Division

Venue: Garon Park [3G]

Season 2020- 21: Match 14

Saturday 3rd October 2020 – 2.30pm KO

Old Southendian: Green Shirts, Black Shorts, Green Socks

Leigh Ramblers: Red & Black Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks 


On kick-off [OS 0 – 2 LR EOFL Prem 10.10.20]

A highly efficient display sees Ramblers to another win

Old Southendian 0 – 2  Leigh Ramblers

Match Report & Photos by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

This weekend’s match saw me return to Garon Park to see Old Southendian in action in the league for the first time this season, as they welcomed Leigh Ramblers in another Essex Olympian League Premier Division encounter. The hosts named Pete Loveday between the posts, with a defence of Ben Burrows, Billy Taylor plus centre-backs, skipper Connor Burrows and player-boss Connor Lane. Their forward line was led by hard-grafter Craig Paton, with support from Nick Henesy and Ryan Stillwell. On a depleted bench was midfielders Ed Gould and Sam Adcock plus defender Charlie Kernott. The Ramblers made a few changes after last week’s win at Catholic Utd, as they named a back five here with centre-backs Harry Haysom, skipper Ryan Lowe and Rick Alabaster alongside full-backs Billy Carter and Joe Hunter. Their forward line was comprised of Dan Williams and George Moxon, with Matt Brinklow the chief support. In their dug-out was forward Scott Rankin,Lewis Kelsey, Barv Waiwaiku and stand-in player-boss Ronnie Bridges.

After a slightly delayed start, the match got underway and in the first minute, an attack from the home side needed Ramblers right-back Billy Carter to produce a fine sliding challenge to clear the ball out of danger. Minutes later, the visitors had a sight at goal as after skipping past two defenders, forward George Moxon couldn’t quite keep his balance and therefore his tame shot wasn’t powerful to defeat home stopper Pete Loveday from close range. On seven minutes, a great long pass by Ryan Stillwell for the ‘Old Boys’ found forward Craig Paton though his finish couldn’t match the quality of the ball to him as he blazed over. Just after the quarter-hour mark, Loveday had to be alert again as a super free-kick on the edge of the 18-yard box  from the Rams’ Matt Brinklow was just tipped over the woodwork.

Leigh Ramblers were starting to find their mojo going forward in the next phase of the game as following a good attacking move involving Brinklow and full-back Joe Hunter, Moxon was denied by a clear strike by the covering defender Connor Burrows, who made a good tackle to deny him. The warning signs were apparent but OS were unable to respond as on twenty-five minutes, another set-piece was arrowed in to the six-yard line and centre-back Harry Haysom was there to force the ball over the goal-line at the near post.  That goal gave the Rams further impetus to continue their passing and high-pressing game, and exactly on the half-hour, after being well picked out again by Brinklow, another fine effort by Moxon in attempting to chip the ball over Loveday was thwarted by the over-worked Old Southendian ‘keeper.

It was fair to say that some feisty challenges were shared by both sides, and OS nearly levelled as Mitchell Ali broke away down the right channel from midfield, broke free of the Ramblers defence and his centre was headed against his own bar by visiting defender Rick Alabaster. It would’ve been quite an own goal but fortune favoured the bold in this case. For the most part though, the hosts’ passing was going astray as they struggled to maintain possession and deal with the pressing game of their opponents, who were happy to clear aerial balls in through the likes of Haysom and ever-committed skipper Ryan Lowe. Minutes before half-time, Luke Moloney’s free-kick from deep for Old Southendian was headed narrowly wide by Connor Burrows.

Half-Time: Old Southendian 0 – 1 Leigh Ramblers

After the interval, OS were continuing to defend deep, but consequently found it tough to get out of their own half in the early stages of the half. Barely a minute in, Ramblers midfielder Patrick Cannon sent a warning shot flying just wide of the left-sided post. As the hour mark approached, visiting midfielder Justin Hazell made a good darting run before curling a drive wide from about 15 yards. Moments afterward, visiting custodian Andrew Webster showed his concentration by getting in ahead of Ali, who was well-found by a fine through ball from Paton. Old Southendian were finding it frustrating work to get through the determined Ramblers defence, including from set-pieces.

Their task got even harder midway through the second half as the Rams doubled their lead. Moments after coming on, replacement Scott Rankin’s strike was cleared off the goal-line, only for that man Harry Haysom to stab the ball home following-up. He’s getting quite a knack for this goal-scoring lark – not bad for a centre-back!

Much to their credit, OS kept pushing as we entered the last twenty minutes and on 70 minutes, a well-struck effort from twenty yards by Stillwell was gathered quite well by Webster. Four minutes later, a telling centre by substitute Barv Waiwaiku from the left side found Rankin whose strike was well-saved by Loveday, only for the rebound to be powered away by central defender Connor Lane, which in fairness was one of at least half a dozen good interceptions he made all match. As the minutes ebbed away for the home side, replacement Ed Gould was unfortunate as a sterling drive from 25 yards cannoned back off the crossbar but ultimately it was the robust visitors who took the win here.

Full-Time: Old Southendian  0 – 2  Leigh Ramblers

So to sum up then, this was a more efficient performance by the hard-working Ramblers side here, but they showed their qualities in defence and also going forward. As a neutral watching on, they out-worked the hosts for large parts of the game and that will disappoint the Old Southendian management team of Connor Lane and David Tubbs. The hosts were also somewhat disjointed in terms of their own attacking prowess here today.

Finally, we go on to the stand-out performers from both teams today. For Leigh Ramblers, I have to give a good mention to hard-working forward Dan Williams, who again served as a fine focal point for his side with his energy, pace and movement. Williams and strike partner George Moxon gave the OS defence very little time to regroup and were both willing runners down the flanks. Again, I have to note the high level of defending by centre-backs Ryan Lowe and Harry Haysom, who alongside Rick Alabaster in a back five today, were in no mood to give any chances away. Lastly for the Rams, nice to see forward Matt Brinklow in good form again and he displayed his technical side to good effort, looking to start moves and was also a danger with his set-pieces.

Moving on to Old Southendian now and despite the result, credit has to go to gritty centre-back pairing Connor Lane and Connor Burrows. Lane certainly put in a number of good interceptions and noticeably reduced the amount of chances that the visitors had. He and Burrows also looked to drive the side forward as well. Ryan Stillwell was as ever a committed presence in midfield as well as looking to grab a goal plus honourable mentions for the hard-working forward Craig Paton and midfielder Mitchell Ali.

My thanks to both teams for their pre-match welcome and I wish both sides well for the remainder of what is again looking like a very tight Essex Olympian League Premier Division this season.


Old Southendian  | Player-Manager: Connor Lane | Assistant: David Tubbs

1 Pete Loveday (GK), 2 Ben Burrows, 3 Billy Taylor, 4 Luke Moloney, 5 Connor Lane, 6 Connor Burrows (Capt), 7 Jamie Oates, 8 Mitchell Ali, 9 Craig Paton, 10 Ryan Stillwell, 11 Nick Henesy

Subs Used: 16 Sam Adcock [46’], 14 Ed Gould [62’], 15 Charlie Kernott [78’]

Booked: None   | Sub Not Used: Tubbs


Leigh Ramblers  | Stand-in Manager: Ronnie Bridges  | Assistant: Paul Cannon

1 Andrew Webster (GK), 2 Billy Carter, 3 Joe Hunter, 4 Harry Haysom, 5 Ryan Lowe (Capt), 6 Rick Alabaster, 7 Patrick Cannon, 8 Justin Hazell, 9 Dan Williams, 10 Matt Brinklow, 11 George Moxon

Goal-scorers: Harry Haysom [25’ & 65’]

Subs Used: 12 Scott Rankin [61’], 16 Barv Waiwaiku [67’], 14 Lewis Kelsey [73’] and 15 Ronnie Bridges [73’]

Booked: None | Subs Not Used: None

Referee: David Tregaskes

Assistant Referees: Haydn Seaman and Ryan Bennett

S20-21 Round-ups: Essex Olympian League & Cups (Wk 5 – Sat 3 Oct) [EOFL 20-21 4.10.20]

Image from Catholic Utd 1 – 3 Leigh Ramblers [EOFL Prem 3.10.20]

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

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Essex Olympian League round-up, here on my blog, looking at the action from Saturday 3rd October from the Premier Division all the way to Division Four this week, also including sections on the Senior & Reserve League Cup action this weekend. Thanks for reading.

Essex Olympian League – Saturday 3 October

EOFL Premier Division

In the only Premier Division match that took place this weekend, Leigh Ramblers put in a great performance to win 3 – 1 at local rivals Catholic Utd. First-half goals from skipper Ryan Lowe and Harry Haysom overturned an earlier Harley Kee spot-kick for the ‘Super Hoops’ and the win was secured by a late goal by replacement George Moxon. I attended this match and if you’d like more on this good advert for the division, my report is here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/s20-21-match-report-catholic-utd-1-3-leigh-ramblers-sat-3rd-oct/

EOFL Senior League Cup

The EOFL Senior Cup once again involved most of the sides in the top three tiers and although it was curtailed by the elements, we still had some surprise results. In the first of our six featured matches, Epping Town of Division Two defeated Division One side Old Chelmsfordians 3 – 1 at Epping Rugby Club. Strikes from Callum Turner, Kai Bowers and Ben Collier sent the OC’s out of the competition. Premier side Shenfield AFC had to survive with ten men before edging to a 2 – 1 success at Division One side Manford Way. Liam Burgess netted for Trevor Grace’s side but AFC responded through strikes by Tom Blackmur and Ben Carroll to go through.

Elsewhere, in the first of two all top-tier clashes, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts defeated Old Southendian 2 – 0 with both goals for Billy Cove’s side coming through Chris Gibbs. Also, Harold Wood Athletic got a morale-boosting win, dispatching Kelvedon Hatch as Alex Goldstone’s side won 3 – 0 at Harold Wood Park. Robert Whitnell, John Bradley and Jack Baines got the goals on a fine day for Ath. Top-tier Rayleigh Town were too strong for Division Three hosts Lakeside Utd as they emerged with a 5 – 0 victory, with Bailey Moss earning a hat-trick and Harry Talbot netting twice for Paul Higgins’ team.

It wasn’t so clear-cut as Westlands though as Division Three outfit ACD Utd gave Premier side Sungate a scare, holding them to a 0 – 0 draw, with the ‘Gate going through 6 – 5 on penalty kicks. The visitors will be happy to get through but credit has to go to Michael Wade’s side for the progress they have made since joining the EOFL. Buckhurst Hill join them in the next round as they got a home Walkover with opponents Leigh Town unable to field a side for their contest.

Other Results (Senior Cup):

Beacon Hill Rovers  6 – 1  Wakebury 

Herongate Athletic  1 – 1  Runwell Sports (Herongate won 4 – 3 on pens)

Matches Off:

Collier Row  P – P  Roydon

Galleywood  P – P  Basildon Town  

Hutton  P – P Springfield  

May & Baker ‘A’  P – P  Newbury Forest Res

EOFL Reserve League Cup

Finally for the Cup action this week, there was goals aplenty in the Reserve Cup. Old Southendian Res comfortably won 4 – 1 over Wakering Sports Development at Garon Park. Thomas Smith struck twice for Oliver Tatton-Bennett’s team, with Nico Debouchet and Jared Brand also on target as they progressed. Rayleigh Town Res also had a great day, defeating Runwell Sports Res  6 – 0 at London Road. Among their scorers was a double for substitute Samuel Barker, plus goals for Matthew Bampus, Matthew Oaten and Kalvin Armstrong as Dave Gipp’s side went through comfortably. Also, Springfield Ressies went through with a 3 – 1 win against Shoebury Town Res at Arun Close. Harrison Elles, Liam England and James Page strikes outdid the response for Town from Simon Pearce as Peter Ellwood’s side went through to the next round.

Matches Off:

Chingford Athletic Res  P – P  Manford Way Res 

Sungate Res  P – P  Collier Row Res 

EOFL Division One

Returning to league action now and it was kudos all round to the home sides in Division One as all three matches went ahead. Chingford Athletic got their first league win this term with a 4 – 1 victory at Shoebury Town and in doing so leapt out of the bottom two. Snaresbrook went up to third spot after edging to a 4 – 3 win over Ramsden Scotia at Nutters Field, with a pair of spot-kicks from Ife Ogunbayo and goals from Daniel Tesfay and Drew Barbier secured the points for Rob Caine’s team.

Meanwhile, Toby continued their good start to the campaign by holding irrepressible Ongar Town to a 2 – 2 draw in Newbury Park. Chris Rowland got both goals for Mark Jones’ side but Aaron Blair made it twelve league goals already this term by grabbing another brace here as Ongar eked out a one-point lead over nearest rivals Runwell Sports, who were in Cup action this weekend.

EOFL Division Two

The weather further limited the Division Two action, though Wakering Sports handed Rochford Town a first league loss this term as Sports won 1 – 0 at Cupid’s. Meschack Kisoka got the decisive goal for the home side as they moved up above their opponents into fourth. Elsewhere, Laindon Orient were held 2 – 2 by an improving Ryan side at Markhams Chase. James Shadwell and Ashley Blackburn both netted for Neil Blackburn’s side but both sides remain in mid-table.

Match Off:  Corinthians  P – P  AS Rawreth 

EOFL Division Three

Unfortunately, all three Division Three matches were postponed this week so It’s ‘as you were’ at the top of the standings with ACD Utd, Collier Row, Buckhurst Hill Res and Basildon Town Res all on six points each, with ACD and Row the only sides with a 100% league record.

Matches Off: Basildon Town Res  P – P  Toby Res   |

Buckhurst Hill Res  P – P  Corinthians Res  |

Leigh Town Res  P – P  Hutton Res  |

EOFL Division Four

This week, we’ll go into more detail in Division Four. Leaders Catholic Utd Res further endorsed their goal difference as well as their 100% winning start with a huge 9 – 0 triumph at Old Chelmsfordians Res. Also on nine points are Laindon Orient Ressies who won 2 – 0 at Shenfield AFC Res, with replacement Olanrewaju Aborisade and Thomas Springer both netting for Kevin Scott’s side, who sit second. In third spot are Hashtag Utd Development, who got their third win in four games, defeating Galleywood Res at Barleylands. William Santos and substitute Michael Parkinson scored for the ‘Wood second side, but a brace for Harry Braysher and goals for Harrison Michaelson and substitute Kai Warren ensured the three points stayed with Denis Simpson’s team.  

Match Off: Ongar Town Res  P – P  Leytonstone Utd (Due to a Waterlogged pitch)

EOFL Division Five 

Old Barkabbeyans  3 – 0  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res

Matches Off: AS Rawreth Res  P – P  Herongate Athletic Res

Leigh Ramblers Res  P – P  Epping Town Res

S20-21 Match Report: Catholic Utd 1 – 3 Leigh Ramblers (Saturday 3rd Oct) [EOFL 20/21 3.10.20]

EOFL Crest

Essex Olympian League – Premier Division

Venue: Len Forge Centre [3G pitch]

Season 2020- 21: Match 12

Saturday 3rd October 2020 – 2.30pm KO

Catholic Utd: Green & White Hooped Shirts, Black Shorts, Green & White Socks

Leigh Ramblers: Red & Black Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks  

Image from Cath U 1 – 3 Leigh R (EOFL Prem 3.10.20)

Defiant display see Ramblers win at Catholic Utd

Catholic Utd  1 – 3  Leigh Ramblers

Match Report & Photos by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On an afternoon where a number of games were scrubbed because of the incessant rain this week, I decided to head to the Len Forge Centre to see Catholic Utd’s local derby with Leigh Ramblers, in an Essex Olympian League Premier Division encounter. Conditions were tricky from the outset after the recent downpours but recently-appointed boss Stuart Marshall named stalwart & skipper Louis Godwin-Green in goal, with Louis Robinson and Ellis Sands as centre-backs and a front three of Alfie Lindfield, player-coach Simon Thomas and regular goal-getter Aaron Baldwin. Among the options on their bench were midfielders Tom Kearney, Brad Rowland and forwards Rhys Fatt and Luke Trice.

Ramblers are in a similar transition under new boss Colin Wall and named a back four of Billy Carterand Joe Hunter at full-backs, with Harry Haysom and Ryan Lowe at centre-back with Lowe also skippering the side. Justin Hazell and Dan Williams led their attack, with George Moxon and Matt Allum among their options from the substitutes’ bench.

Onto the match itself, and Catholic started the match in a promising fashion, pinging a few well-directed crosses into the visitors’ 18-yard box, with a neat move involving forward pair Aaron Baldwin and Alfie LIndfield unfortunately not quite having the desired end product for the home side. Leigh had a sighter of goal on eleven minutes as forward Dan Williams’ strike from a corner was cleared with inches to spare by the Utd defenders. Stuart Marshall’s side soon pushed forward and after being well-spotted by Lindfield’s through ball, Baldwin could only slot just wide of visiting stopper Andrew Webster. The deadlock was broken on nineteen minutes as an accurate threaded ball by midfielder Max Kent found the path of Baldwin, who did well to shrug off and pressure his marker, before being felled in the penalty area. Spot-kick. Harley Kee stood up to take it and coolly struck home, sending Webster the wrong way.

So, the ‘Super Hoops’ had the lead but it was a slim one. Ramblers responded almost immediately as they went on the attack, with right-back Billy Carter’s good centre being cleared by the home defence. In fairness, the hosts were unlucky to not go further ahead on 24 minutes as another good ball in found centre forward Simon Thomas, who lobbed Webster well but didn’t have the same fortune with the woodwork, as the ball cannoned back off the underside of the crossbar and was able to be cleared. That being said, Ramblers were still more than useful on the counter-attack, with winger Scott Rankin fizzing in another good centre from the channels, though that crucial last touch was wanting, much to the relief of Utd custodian Louis Godwin-Green. Even so, Colin Wall’s side built the pressure as the next few minutes went on, as Rankin sent a looping header in on goal but Godwin-Green was happy to gather.

Ramblers then forced a few set-pieces as their momentum continued, from one of those corners, winger Patrick Cannon delivered and sleepy defending by Catholic allowed Ramblers skipper Ryan Lowe to ghost in unmarked and powerfully head home to level the match on 34 minutes. This time it was the hosts on the proverbial back foot, as minutes later, Cannon stuck a fine effort which skimmed off the top of the goal frame. The visitors kept up their pressure a minute before the break as after a Sam Mountstpehens free-kick had been deflected wide for a corner, from that set-piece, centre-back Harry Haysom wriggled some space and headed home right into the left corner, much to the delight of the travelling contingent.

Half-Time: Catholic Utd  1 – 2  Leigh Ramblers

The visitors had the lead at the break and in some ways they had earned it for keeping a determined attitude to their defending and making the most of their chances. In the first part of the second half, both sides looked to take the initiative, with Thomas narrowly heading over from a free-kick for the hosts and Carter firing off-target for Ramblers. It was nearly a milestone moment midway through the second-half for Ramblers centre-back Haysom as his clever turn led to a fierce drive from 25 yards which home ‘keeper Godwin-Green did well to get down to and parry wide.  At the other end, Kent continued to fizz in some angled through balls to the forwards and centre-half Louis Robinson’s header was gathered by Webster before substitute Luke Trice also fired off-target.

Ramblers were showing a strong work rate and energy to repel the Utd forward line and yet, you felt that another goal was necessary to seal the match. Fortunately for them, it came in the closing minutes. A clever passing move by the visitors ended with replacement George Moxon in on goal with only Godwin-Green to beat and Moxon made no error, calmly lifting the ball over the goalkeeper to finally put the result beyond doubt.

Full-Time: Catholic Utd  1 – 3  Leigh Ramblers

After five minutes of added time, the final whistle blew and the visitors prevailed and in the end, they deserved to do so. After a long post-match discussion with his players, Catholic Utd boss Marshall felt his side was ‘second-best’ for large parts of the match.

This was in summary, a really good battle between two good sides and also a good ‘advert’ for the division, which is still arguably ‘under-rated’ by some in the Non-League scene. Ramblers put in an absolutely stellar shift, full of fire, energy and work rate to take a well-earned three points. In terms of the players that stood-out for me today, firstly for the home side, forwards Aaron Baldwin and Simon Thomas gave their side running and a physical threat as well, particularly in the first half. Max Kent also put in some telling long passes & through balls and deserves a mention, while Michael Sammut also stuck to his task well assisting his defence.

For Leigh Ramblers, the whole team was fired up for this local derby but in particular, skipper Ryan Lowe led his defence superbly and noticeably lessened the aerial threat with committed defending, backed up well by central defensive partner Harry Haysom, who also gave little chance to the opposition at times. Both of them took their goals well also. Winger Patrick Cannon was also a good outlet going forward, as was forward Dan Williams who was a good focal point in attack. Last but not least, full-back Billy Carter also put in a good performance with an energetic display with good tackling and crossing in the final third.


Catholic Utd  | Manager: Stuart Marshall

1 Louis Godwin-Green (GK & Capt), 2 Patrick Kearney, 3 Michael Sammut, 18 Ellis Sands, 5 Louis Robinson, 8 Max Kent, 14 Harley Kee, 16 Callum Matthews, 7 Alfie Lindfield, 15 Simon Thomas, 11 Aaron Baldwin

Goal-scorers: Harley Kee [pen 19’]

Subs Used: 20 Brad Rowland [46’], 19 Rhys Fatt [59’], 6 Tom Kearney [71’], 12 Luke Trice [71’], 4 Matthew Gibson [87’]

Booked: Kent   | Subs Not Used: None

Leigh Ramblers    | Manager: Colin Wall

1 Andrew Webster (GK), 2 Billy Carter, 3 Joe Hunter, 4 Harry Haysom, 5 Ryan Lowe (Capt), 6 Rick Alabaster, 7 Patrick Cannon, 8 Sam Mountstephens, 9 Justin Hazell, 10 Dan Williams, 11 Scott Rankin

Goal-scorers: Ryan Lowe [34’], Harry Haysom [44’], George Moxon [88’]

Subs Used: 12 George Moxon [59’], 14 Matt Allum [70’], 15 Lewis Kelsey [89’] and 16 Ronnie Bridges [90’+1]

Booked: Lowe, Alabaster | Subs Not Used: None

Referee: George Barker

Assistant Referees: Ryan Bennett and Elliott Hardcastle

S2020-21 Fixtures: Across the Divisions (FAC/ESL/EaSL,EOFL & EAL) [Fri 2nd – Sun 4th Oct] [20-21 All 1.10.20]

Compiled by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s fixture list, looking at the fixtures in the Essex Senior & FA Cup 2RQ involving ESL sides, Eastern Senior League South, Essex Olympian League & Cups,  Essex Alliance League & Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier divisions this weekend – Friday – Sunday 2nd – 4th October.

The FA Cup – 2nd Qualifying Round  (Essex Senior sides)

Saturday 3rd October

Hashtag Utd  v  Braintree Town  | Len Salmon Stadium [3G]

Peterborough Sports  v  Stansted  | Lincoln Road

Walthamstow  v  Hornchurch    | Wadham Lodge

ESL crest

Essex Senior League

Friday 2nd October

West Essex  v  Southend Manor  | Mayesbrook Park [3G]

Saturday 3rd October

Clapton  v  Woodford Town  | Terry Mac

Hoddesdon Town v  Hadley  | Lowfield

Sawbridgeworth Town  v  Saffron Walden Town  | Crofters

St Margaretsbury  v  Cockfosters  | The Rec

Sun 4th Oct – Enfield  v  Ilford  | Woodside

Eastern Senior League South Fixtures 

Friday 2nd October  –  Barkingside  v  May & Baker  | Cricklefield

Saturday 3rd October

Burnham Ramblers  v  Athletic Newham  | Leslie Field

Coggeshall Utd  v  Benfleet | West Street

Halstead Town  v  White Ensign  | Millbank Stadium

Harwich & Parkeston v Newbury Forest  | Royal Oak

Holland  v  Wormley Rovers  | Dulwich Road

Little Oakley  v  Hackney Wick  | Memorial Stadium

Wivenhoe Town  v  Frenford  | MEC Stadium


 Essex Olympian League Fixtures

Saturday 3rd October  (2.30pm KO unless stated)

EOFL Premier Division

Catholic Utd  v  Leigh Ramblers  | Len Forge Centre [3G]

EOFL Senior League Cup    (2.15pm KOs unless stated)

ACD Utd  v Sungate   | Westlands Playing Fields

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  Wakebury  | Wickham Bishops Sports Grd

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  v  Old Southendian  | Silver Leys

Buckhurst Hill  v  Leigh Town  | Roding Lane

Collier Row  v  Roydon  | Forest Row Centre (Pitch 1)

Epping Town  v  Old Chelmsfordians  | Epping UC Rugby Club

Galleywood  v  Basildon Town   | Clarkes Field

Harold Wood Athletic  v  Kelvedon Hatch  | Harold Wood Park (Pitch 1)

Herongate Athletic  v  Runwell Sports  | St Clere’s Sch [3G] (3pm KO)

Hutton  v  Springfield  | Polo Fields

Lakeside Utd  v  Rayleigh Town  | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G] (2.30pm KO)

Manford Way  v  Shenfield AFC  | London Marathon Sports Ground

EOFL Reserve League Cup (2.15pm KOs)

Chingford Athletic Res  v  Manford Way Res  | Town Mead [3G]

Old Southendian Res  v  Wakering Sports Dev  | Garon Park [3G]

Rayleigh Town Res  v  Runwell Sports Res  | London Road

Springfield Res  v  Shoebury Town Res  | Arun Close

Sungate Res  v  Collier Row Res  | Ilford Wanderers RFC

Essex Junior Cup  – Hullbridge Sports ‘A’  v  Wakering Sports Res  | Lower Road (2pm KO)

EOFL Division One

Shoebury Town  v  Chingford Athletic   | Cupid’s CC (Pitch 2)

Snaresbrook  v  Ramsden Scotia   | Nutters Field

Toby  v  Ongar Town  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

EOFL Division Two

Corinthians  v  AS Rawreth  | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Laindon Orient  v  Ryan  | Markhams Chase

Wakering Sports  v  Rochford Town  | Cupid’s CC (Pitch 1)

EOFL Division Three

Basildon Town Res  v  Toby Res   | Basildon Sports Club

Buckhurst Hill Res  v  Corinthians Res  | Roding Lane (Pitch 2)

Leigh Town Res  v  Hutton Res  | John Burrows Rec Ground

EOFL Division Four

Hashtag Utd Dev.  v  Galleywood Res

Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Catholic Utd Res

Ongar Town Res  v  Leytonstone Utd

Shenfield AFC Res  v  Laindon Orient Res

EOFL Division Five 

AS Rawreth Res  v  Herongate Athletic Res

Leigh Ramblers Res  v  Epping Town Res

Old Barkabbeyans  v  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res


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

Essex & Suffolk Border League  Fixtures   

(Saturday 3 Oct)  (3pm KOs unless stated)

ESBL Premier Division

Barnston  v  Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res  | High Easter Road

Colne Athletic  v  Earls Colne  | Strangers Corner Sports Complex

Dedham Old Boys  v  Alresford Colne Rangers  | Duchy Field

Flitch Utd  v  Little Oakley Res  | Alcott Playing Field

Hatfield Peverel  v  Lawford Lads  | Keith Bigden Memorial Ground

Stanway Pegasus  v  Great Bentley  | Stanway Sch (3.30pm KO)

Tiptree Heath  v  Gas Recreation  | Tollesbury Road

West Bergholt  v  White Notley  | Lorkin Daniell Field


Essex Alliance League Fixtures  (Sat October 3rd) – 2pm KOs unless stated

Premier Division 

CSM London  v  Blue Marlin  | West Ham Community Ground [3G], Beckton

DT FC  v  FC Petrocub  | the Harlow Arena [3G]

FC Baresi  v  Chigwell Town   | Britannia Sports Ground, Walthamstow

Jolof Sports  v  All Prospects   | Flanders Playing Fields, East Ham

London Cranes  v  Tower Utd   | West Ham Memorial Park

West Essex Res  v  Lymore Gardens  | Fairlop Oak Playing Fields

Division One

Chadwell Heath Spartans  v  North East Lions  | Mayfield Leisure Centre, Goodmayes

Francis Luke  v  Kit Out London  | Hackney Marshes

Kwanzas London Sport  v  Eastside | Beckton District Park (South), Stansfield Rd

Leyton Royal  v  London Park City  | Salisbury Hall        

Woodford East  v  Frenford ‘A’ | Debden Park Sch

Rest of the Fixtures are on website at essexallianceleague.com 

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.


S2020-21 Round-ups: Essex Olympian League (Wk 3 – Sat 19 Sept) [EOFL 20-21 20.9.20]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Essex Olympian League round-up, here on my blog, looking at the action from Saturday 19 September from the Premier Division all the way to Division Three, plus Results from Divisions Four & Five. Thanks for reading.

EOFL Premier Division     – Saturday 19th September               

Starting off as we always do in the Premier Division, Basildon Town have three wins from three league games after a 3 – 1 win at Bishhop’s Stortford Swifts. Strikes from Antony Aylett, Graham Harrison and substitute Jamie Simpkins were enough to continue their fine start under player-boss Marcus Bowers. Carlos Flood got Swifts’ goal in this one but a frustrating afternoon was compounded by finishing the match with ten men. Harold Wood Athletic also got an important victory with a 2 – 1 success over Canning Town at Harold Wood Park. Connor Hartwell’s brace was enough to give Alex Goldstone’s side their first league win of the campaign.

Buckhurst Hill also retained their 100% start with a narrow 1 – 0 win at Leigh Ramblers. Suleyman Zuhdu once again was the difference as his goal saw them to victory despite ending the match with ten men. Rayleigh Town also saw off a tricky match with a 1 – 0 win at Old Southendian in their local derby at Garon Park. Harry Talbot got the only goal as Paul Higgins’ side got their campaign going with a first league win.

Hutton made the trip to the Len Forge Centre to face Catholic Utd and came away with a decent 1 – 1 draw. Aaron Baldwin put the Super Hoops ahead before substitute Lewis Scott levelled with sixteen minutes remaining. Kelvedon Hatch also drew 1 – 1 with Shenfield AFC at New Hall. Pelumi Adedokun struck for Shenfield and replacement Joseph Benjamin replied for Hatch as both teams picked up their first league point here. Finally for the top-tier, Sungate edged Springfield 1 –  0 to join Buckhurst and Basildon on nine points at the top of the early standings.

EOFL Division One

This week in Olympian Division One, we only had 34 goals being scored. Manford Way laid down another marker for their prospects this term as they powered past Shoebury Town 7 – 2 at the London Marathon ground. After coming off the bench, Kieron Smith got four goals on his own for the hosts, with Liam Burgess, Olajide Yusuff and Joe Lovell also on target for Trevor Grace’s side here. Ongar Town also got a big win, defeating Chingford Athletic 5 – 3 at the Lakeside Sports Ground.

Snaresbrook also got a fine win, with a 4 – 2 success over Galleywood at Nutters Field. Drew Barbier got a double here for Rob Caine’s side. Billy Osbourne and Daniel Tesfay also netted to overpower a brace for Harry Bond for Galleywood as they fell to defeat here. Toby also scored four in their 4 – 0 win at Ramsden Scotia with Rhys Willson also getting two goals here, with Marc Porter-Brown and Luis Ruiz also finding the net for Mark Jones’ team.

Elsewhere, Runwell Sports got a 2 – 0 win at Rayleigh Town Res with Keane Hill and Jon Atmore getting the crucial goals at London Road. Herongate Athletic also got a good result, winning 3 – 2 against Old Chelmsfordians at St Clere’s Sch. Goals from Jai Felstead, replacement Corley Ross and Ben Warren sealed the win for Herongate. OC’s responded through goals from Marley Okosi and Samuel Pollard.

EOFL Division Two

Now we move into Division Two and Epping Town got the result of the day as they secured a 7 – 3 triumph over Harold Wood Athletic Res. Joe Rickett was the hero for Stuart Hoskins’ side as he claimed four goals himself, with Graeme Turner, Callum Turner and Mike Moore also on target. Ath couldn’t stem the flow of goals but did respond through strikes by Warren Taylor, Mike Lowry and a penalty from James Pottle. Wakering Sports also got a decent result, winning 1 – 0 at AS Rawreth, with Ryan Gregory getting the only goal at the Warren.

Also, Leigh Town maintained their winning start to the season with a 4 – 0 victory at May & Baker Res. Shane Cooper struck twice in this one, with James Roberts and Tom Byford also getting their names on the score-sheet. Corinthians also have two wins from two league wins as they won 4 – 2 at Ryan, on the 3G pitch at Wadham Lodge. Lewis Watson and Scout Bown netted for the home side, but another treble for Nathan Dewberry and one from John Bolton-Smith got the Stambridge side to victory.

In the other two matches, Laindon Orient held Old Southendian Res to a 1 – 1 draw, with James Shadwell on target for Neil Blackburn’s side. And Rochford Town got an excellent 3 – win at Beacon Hill Rovers to remain unbeaten so far this term.

EOFL Division Three

In Division Three, Basildon Town Res maintained their 100% start with a 3 – 2 win over Manford Way Ressies at Basildon Sports Club. Two goals from Scott Cooper and one from Toby Warren were enough to claim the win, with Josh Duah and David Hornsby goals for the Manford side making it a close game. ACD Utd got a fine start to their league campaign as they won 4 – 2 at Hutton Res. Ollie Williams, Michael Wade, Samuel Payne contributed to the win, as did an own goal. Charlie Nichols and replacement Benjamin Rose scored for Hutton’s second side as they fell to defeat at Polo Fields.

Elsewhere, Buckhurst Hill Res defeated Leigh Town Res 2 – 0, with Genit Abazi and Maxwell Nwofor accounting for the goals at Roding Lane. Collier Row also got a victory, sending new side Lakeside Utd to a 3 – 2 loss at the Forest Row Centre. Michael Coughlan, Ben Woolven and Dan Reeve goals got Row to the points, while George Meany and Mohammed Bouzeryouh responded for Utd here. The other two matches in this division were both draws. First, Wakebury got a creditable 2 – 2 draw at Corinthians Res with Daniel Buglione and Chris Gore finding the net for Matt Cardy’s side. The home side responded through strikes by Luke Smith and Ryan Woodley.

And finally, Toby Res held Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ to a 2 – 2 draw In Newbury Park. The hosts had Chris Rowland’s brace to thank for their goals, while Harry Boswell and Max Pitts both netted for the young Hullbridge side.

EOFL Division Four Results  

Canning Town Res  0 – 3  Laindon Orient Res

Chingford Athletic Res  1 – 4  Hashtag Utd Development

Old Chelmsfordians Res   0 – 2  Sungate Res

Ongar Town Res  2 – 5  Galleywood Res

Shenfield AFC Res 0 – 2  Leytonstone Utd

Wakering Sports Res  2 – 3  Catholic Utd Res

EOFL Senior Five Results  

Collier Row Res  2 – 1  Leigh Ramblers Res

Newbury Forest Res  1 – 2  Herongate Athletic Res

Runwell Sports Res  3 – 0  Bishop’s Stoftford Swifts Res

Shoebury Town Res  6 – 2  AS Rawreth Res

Springfield Res  2 – 1  Roydon

Wakering Sports Development  4 – 0 Epping Town Res

S2020-21 Fixtures: Across the Divisions (FAV/EaSL/EOFL & EAL) [Fri 18 -Sun 20 Sept] [20-21 All 17.9.20]

Compiled by Scott W [Twitter:@ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to the semi-regular blog listing all the fixtures for regional sides in the FA Vase First Quali Round, one Eastern Senior South match plus full listings in the Essex Olympian League and Essex Alliance Leagues for friday 18 – Sun 20th September. Thanks for reading.

FA Vase

  The FA Vase First Qualifying Round    (Regional sides)

Friday 18th September

Barkingside  v  Coggeshall Utd  | Cricklefield    (All-Eastern South tie)

Saturday 19th September – 3pm KO’s

Athletic Newham  v  Wormley Rovers  |    (Venue TBC )

Brimsdown  v  Clapton  | Chadfields

Colney Heath  v Wivenhoe Town  | Recreation Ground

Frenford  v  Newbury Forest  | The Drive [3G]

Hadley  v  Hadleigh Utd  | Brickfield Lane

  Harwich & Parkeston  v  Walthamstow  | Royal Oak

Hashtag Utd  v  Takeley  | Len Salmon Stadium [3G]

Hoddesdon Town  v  Langford  | Lowfield

Ilford  v  Long Melford   | Cricklefield

Little Oakley  v  Stotfold   | Memorial Stadium

Redbridge  v  May & Baker  | Oakside  

Saffron Walden Town  v  Whitton Utd  | Catons Lane

Southend Manor  v  Cockfosters  | Southchurch Park

Sporting Bengal Utd  v  Sawbridgeworth Town  | Mile End

St Margaretsbury  v  London Colney   | The Rec

Sunday 20th Sept

Holland  v  Enfield   | Dulwich Road  (12pm KO)

Hackney Wick  v  Halstead Town  | Spa Road, Witham (3pm KO)

West Essex  v  Haverhill Borough  | Mayesbrook Park   (2pm KO)

Eastern Senior League South    Sat 19th September  [3pm KO]

Burnham Ramblers  v  Benfleet  | Leslie Field

EOFL Crest

 Essex Olympian League Fixtures

Saturday 19th September 2020   (2.30pm KOs unless stated)

EOFL Premier Division

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts  v  Basildon Town  | Silver Leys

Catholic Utd  v  Hutton  | Len Forge Centre[3G]

Harold Wood Athletic  v  Canning Town  | Harold Wood Park

Kelvedon Hatch  v  Shenfield AFC  | New Hall

Leigh Ramblers  v  Buckhurst Hill | Belfairs Park

Old Southendian  v  Rayleigh Town  |  Garon Park [3G]

Sungate  v  Springfield  | Ilford Wanderers RFC

EOFL Division One

Herongate Athletic  v  Old Chelmsfordians  | St Clere’s Sch [3G]  (3pm KO)

Manford Way  v  Shoebury Town  | London Marathon Sports Ground

Ongar Town  v  Chingford Athletic  | Lakeside Sports Ground [3G]

Ramsden Scotia  v  Toby  | Nursery Sports Ground

Rayleigh Town Res  v  Runwell Sports  | London Road

Snaresbrook  v  Galleywood  | Nutters Field

EOFL Division Two

AS Rawreth  v  Wakering Sports  | The Warren

Beacon Hill Rovers  v  Rochford Town  | Wickham Bishops Sports Ground

Epping Town  v  Harold Wood Athletic Res  | Epping UC Rugby Club

Laindon Orient  v  Old Southendian Res  | Markhams Chase

May & Baker Res v  Leigh Town  | May & Baker Club

Ryan  v  Corinthians  | Wadham Lodge [3G]

EOFL Division Three

Basildon Town Res  v  Manford Way Res  | Basildon Sports Club

Buckhurst Hill Res  v  Leigh Town Res  | Roding Lane (Pitch 2)
Collier Row  v  Lakeside Utd  |
Forest Row Centre (Pitch 1)

Corinthians Res  v  Wakebury  | Stambridge Memorial Ground

Hutton Res  v  ACD Utd  |  Polo Fields

Toby Res  v  Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

EOFL Division Four

Canning Town Res  v  Laindon Orient Res  | 

Chingford Athletic Res  v  Hashtag Utd Dev.
Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Sungate Res

Ongar Town Res  v  Galleywood Res

Shenfield AFC Res  v  Leytonstone Utd

Wakering Sports Res  v  Catholic Utd Res

EOFL Division Five

Collier Row Res  v  Leigh Ramblers Res

Newbury Forest Res  v  Herongate Athletic Res

Runwell Sports Res  v  Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res

Shoebury Town Res  v  AS Rawreth Res

Springfield Res  v Roydon

Wakering Sports Dev  v  Epping Town Res


Essex Alliance League Fixtures   – Sat 19th September

Premier Division  – 2pm KOs unless stated

Blue Marlin  v  Tower Utd  | Ford’s Sports Club (Newbury Park)

CSM London  v  London Cranes  | West Ham Community Ground, Beckton [3G]

FC Baresi  v  All Prospects  | Britannia Sports Ground
FC Petrocub  v  Lymore Gardens | Noak Hill [3G]
Jolof Sports  v  Chigwell Town  | Flanders Playing Fields

West Essex Res  v  Rapid Chingford | Fairlop Oak Playing Fields

EAL Division One

Eastside  v  Chadwell Heath Spartans  | Mabley Green

Francis Luke  v  Kwanzas London Sport  | Hackney Marshes

Frenford ‘A’  v  London Park City  | The Drive (Grass pitch)

Leyton Royal  v  North East Lions  | Salisbury Hall Sports Ground

Woodford East  v  Wapping  | Debden Park Sch

EAL Division Two

Belfry  v  Rainham WMC

Dagenham Utd  v Chingford Athletic ‘A’

Old Esthameians  v  Forest Green

Royal Forest  v  Newham Wanderers

St Francis  v  Cowley Community

EAL Division Three

Bailey Football Academy  v  Glendale

FHN Athletic  v  Loughton Lions

Melbourne Sports  v  Flyers U23s

EAL Division Four

Avondale Rangers  v  Brentwood Utd Res

Chingford Harriers  v  Collier Row ‘A’

Custom House Utd  v  Emerson Utd Res

Dagenham Utd Res  v  Newham Royals

Together Utd  v  Royal Forest Res

Season 2020-21 Round-ups: Essex & Suffolk Border League (Wk 2 – Sat 12 Sept) [ESBL 20-21 13.9.20]

Hello and welcome to a guest blog, going through the action in the five Essex & Suffolk Border League divisions on Saturday 12th 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.

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

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

Essex & Suffolk Border League – Saturday 12th September

Premier Division

Gas Recreation made it back to back wins with a 1-0 win away at Alresford Colne Rangers, Shane Goodyear’s 7th minute goal was enough as Gas left Ford Lane with all 3 points. Gas are top, ACR in 4th.

West Bergholt grabbed their first win of the season with a 2-1 win away at Brantham Athletic Reserves, Jack Harrington and Perry Newman on the scoresheet. Good win for Bergholt which sees them sit in 9th place, Brantham in 15th.

Earls Colne & Sudbury Sports shared the points in an entertaining 3-3 draw. Kieran Adams, Connor Randall and an own goal for Earls Colne while Jake Banyard (2) and Sam Cooke netted for the visitors. Earls Colne in 7th, Sudbury in 13th.

Great Bentley came away with a 5-1 win over Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves, goals from Joe Hurd (3), Chris Bowles and Bailey Farley. Good win for the bulldogs which sees them sit in 6th place. Dan Norman was on target for the Seasiders.

Colne Athletic made it 2 from 2 with a 1-0 win away at Flitch United, Scott Yearling with the only goal of the game to give the visitors all 3 points. Colne Ath are in 3rd ahead of a trip to Gas next week, Flitch in 16th.

White Notley also made it 2 from 2 with a 5-3 win away at Hatfield Peverel. Kane Dobrowolski with a hat trick on his debut while Rob Cole and Josh Goddey netted the others! Excellent win for Notley which puts them in 2nd place. Hatfield in 14th.

Little Oakley Reserves beat Barnston AFC 6-1, goals from Jamie Eades (3), Rob Pratt, Theo Sanderson and Franky Selwyn. Excellent win for the acorns which sees them sit in 5th ahead of a trip to Sudbury on Friday. Barno are bottom.

Tiptree Heath picked up a big 3 points with a 2-1 win over Stanway Pegasus, goals from Charlie Green and Ryan Knill-Jones. Excellent result for Heath which sees them pick up their first win of the season, they sit in 12th, Pegasus sit in 10th.

Division One

FC Clacton Reserves made it back to back wins with a 3-1 win away at Cressing United, goals from Thomas Ayton, Dan Baldwin and Terrance Kangandu. Good win for Lionel Toms’ men which sees them in 2nd place. Cressing sit in 12th.

Gosfield United picked up their first 3 points of the season with a 1-0 win over Boxted Lodgers, a second half goal from Ross Swann was enough for the 3 points. Big win for Gossy which sees them in 7th.

Alresford Colne Rangers Reserves made it back to back wins with a 5-3 win away at Hedinghams United, goals from Kieran Radford (2), Russell McLean, Garry Machin and Robert Czapla. Good win on the road for ACR which puts them in top spot.

Holland A & Tiptree Jobserve shared the points in Eastcliff, a 1-1 draw. The point sees Jobserve drop to 5th place while Holland get their first point on the board, they sit in 11th.

Shrub End United picked up their first win of the season with a 2-1 win at home to Coggeshall United Reserves, goals from Alex Curtis and Jake Kingsnorth . Great win for the Shrub which sees them sit in 9th place. Coggeshall in 10th.

Belle Vue Social made it back to back wins with a 4-1 win away at Silver End United, goals from Bruce Poole (3) and Josh Chapman. Excellent away win for Belle against a good Silver End side. Belle in 3rd place.

Stanway Pegasus Reserves made it back to back wins with a 2-1 win over Mersea Island, goals from Kane Elliot and Daniel Shaikly. Good win for Pegasus which sees them sit in 4th place. Jack Szmodics on target for Mersea who sit in 6th.

Division Two

Dedham Old Boys Reserves picked up a 1-0 win away at Brantham Athletic ‘A’, Sam Hodder on target for the away side who came away with a big 3 points. 4 points from 2 games and 2 clean sheets for Dedham, they sit in 4th.

Great Bentley Reserves picked up their first 3 points of the season with a 3-2 win over Hatfield Peverel Reserves. Excellent result for Bentley which sees them sit in 6th. Hatfield in 11th.

Harwich & Parkeston Reserves came away with a 2-1 win over Harwich Rangers in the Harwich derby. Goals from Robert Good and Elliot Fay. 3 wins on the bounce for the shrimpers which puts them in top spot.  Harwich Rangers stay bottom.

Rowhedge & Brightlingsea Town shared the points in a 1-1 draw, Ricky Griggs with the goal for the away side. The point sees Brightlingsea in 14th place while Rowhedge sit in 8th place.

St Osyth & Stanway Athletic shared the points at Cowley Park in a 2-2 draw. Dan Austin and Matthew McGowan-Harvey on target for the Tossey while James Hardy and Dean Frost were on target for the lions! St Osyth in 13th, Athletic in 9th.

7 goal thriller at Florence park as Tiptree Jobserve Reserves beat Oyster 4-3. An excellent result for Jobserve which sees them climb into 3rd place while Oyster sit in 12th.

Cavendish made it back to back wins with a 3-1 win away at Tollesbury, goals from Ryan Tatum, Haydn Taylor and Dan Ashdown. Excellent result for the Dishmen who move into 2nd place. Tollesbury in 5th.

Division Three

Wormingford Wanderers made it back to back wins with a 2-0 win away at Abbey Fields, goals from Sam Moss and Liam Whittaker. Another strong win for the Worms, 2 wins, 12 goals and 2 clean sheets, they stay top.

Barnston Reserves made it 4 points from a possible 6 with 9-0 win over Hedinghams United Reserves, goals from Ryan Johnson (6), Kyle Johnson, Jamie McLaughlin and Nathan Waterfield. Great result for Barno which lifts them up to 2nd place.

Colne Athletic Reserves picked up their first 3 points off the season with a 6-0 win over Langham Lodgers, goals from Ryan Brown (2), Charlie Usher (2), Ross Barnard and Khamron White. Great way to bounce back for Colne Ath who sit in 8th, Langham in 16th.

Kelvedon Social & Thorpe Athletic shared the points at the Chase, a 0-0 draw. Thorpe in 3rd place, Kelvedon in 4th. A good point for both, two strong sides.

Little Clacton picked up a big 3 points with a 2-1 win over Felsted Rovers AFC, goals from Simon Prior and Dave Guy. Excellent win for the tractor boys who bounce back from last weeks defeat. LC in 10th, Felsted in 6th. George Hammil on score-sheet for the away side, scoring from his own half!

University of Essex started life back in the ESBL with a 5-1 win away at Oyster Reserves, goals from Aidan Sansom, Kiah Fround, James Hanrahan, Charlie Fletcher and Sam Allan. Great result for the Uni who sit in 7th place, Oyster Reserves start life in ESBL with a defeat.

Sporting Rebels & Flitch United Reserves shared the points in Kirby. A 2-2 draw. Jason Powell and Kieran Crolla put Rebels 2-0 up after just 9 minutes but Flitch fought back with goals from Ash Kowkabzadeh and Ed Killin. Rebels are in 11th, Flitch in 5th.

Division Four

Frinton & Walton made it back to back wins with a 8-0 win over Mersea Island Reserves, goals from George Giltinane (5), Patrick Dixon and Jack Brownsdon. Excellent result for Frinton, who sit in 2nd.

Gosfield United Reserves also made it back to back wins with a 4-2 victory over FC Clacton ‘A’, goals from Will Drew, Brad Harris and a brace from James Anderson. Two wins on the trot for Gosfield Reserves, great start to life in the ESBL, they stay top! Jack Perry and Mark Trebes netted for the away side.

Boxted Lodgers Reserves picked up their first 3 points of the campaign with a 2-1 win away at New Field, goals from Sam Bloomfield and the winner coming from James Burton. Big 3 points for Lodgers! James Reeve on target for New Field.

Cavendish Reserves also picked up their first 3 points off the season with a 7-2 win away at Parkeston Welfare, goals from Lewis King (2), Jamie Rendall, Steve Hill, Oli Ditton and an own goal. Strong away win for the Cavendish who pick up their first points of the season! Mitchell Good and Adam Williams on target for Welfare.

Ramsey & Mistley Reserves came away 6-1 winners in the local derby against Dovercourt Rovers, goals from Gary Merchant (3), Gareth Hyums, Jamie Cook and Tom Allen. Great result for Ramsey which moves them up to 4th. Dovercourt in 14th.

Great Bentley ‘A’ made it back to back wins with a 2-1 win away at Stillwaters, strong away win for Bentley against a tough Stillwaters side, the win sees Bentley in 3rd and Stillwaters in 6th.

Kelvedon Social Reserves started the life in the ESBL with 3 points, a brace from Gerry Roulston in a 2-0 win. Excellent start for Kelvedon who sit in 7th place, back-to-back defeats for Tollesbury who sit in 15th.

Bradfield Rovers picked up their first 3 points off the season with a 3-1 win over Wethersfield, goals from Michael Boswell (2) and Steve Ball. First 3 points on the board for Bradfield. Charlie Archer on target for Wethersfield.


Season 2020-21 Round-ups: Essex Olympian League & Cups (Wk 2 – Sat 12 Sept) [EOFL 20-21 13.9.20]

EOFL Crest

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

Hello and welcome back to the the second of my round-up blogs looking at the Essex Olympian League divisions for the Season 2020-21. In this piece, we look at the League, Reserve Cup & Senior Cup action, focusing on the Top four divisions and the Cups this weekend. How did your side get on? Thank you for reading.

EOFL Premier Division                                                  

In this week’s action in the Premier Division, Basildon Town made it two wins from two games with a 4 – 0 home win over Kelvedon Hatch. Antony Aylett, Keith King,  Benjamin Smith and substitute Jamie Simpkins all netted for Marcus Bowers’ side. Hatch have conceded seven goals now in their opening two games, without scoring. Buckhurst Hill also made continued their good start to the season with a hard-fought 2 – 1 win over Bishop’s Stortford Swifts at Roding Lane. Suleyman Zuhdu and Nathan Sollosi goals before the interval secured the points for Mark Williams’ side.

Elsewhere, Springfield had an own goal to thank for a 1 – 0 triumph in a tight contest with Rayleigh Town at Arun Close. Catholic Utd returned to winning ways with a 2 – 0 success at Shenfield AFC. Ronnie Hobbrough’s first-half penalty put Stuart Marshall’s side ahead before Ellis Sands sealed the win on his 100th appearance for the club. Sungate also kept their 100% record with a 3 – 2 win over Harold Wood Athletic, although Tom Ward and an OG accounted for Ath’s goals In that contest. Finally in this division, Canning Town remain unbeaten after defeating Leigh Ramblers 1 – 0 in Beckton.  

EOFL Division One

Now moving into Division One, and Ongar Town maintained their fine start in all competitions with a thumping 7 – 0 over Toby at the Lakeside Sports Ground. Aaron Blair scored four goals on his own, with Ayo Awosinka notching a brace and Harry Rawlins also chipping in. Snaresbrook also won, 3 – 0 at Rayleigh Town Res with Ife Ogunbayo grabbing two goals and an OG also appearing on the score-sheet.

Meanwhile, Runwell Sports roared to a 5 – 0 success over Herongate Athletic at St Luke’s Park. Jon Atmore and Ashley Burgess both struck twice for Jason Plom’s side, with Ben Austin also on target. Also, Ramsden Scotia drew 2 – 2 at home with Shoebury Town.

EOFL Division Two

In Division Two, Beacon Hill Rovers made it two wins from two with a 2 – 0 win over AS Rawreth. Also, Ryan made it two wins from two in League & Cup as they defeated Wakering Sports 2 – 0 at Cupid’s. Lewis Watson and Tayyab Mahmoud were the scorers for the new-look Walthamstow-based outfit.

Corinthians also returned to league action with a 5 – 2 away triumph at Laindon Orient. Nathan Dewberry returned with a brace, with John Bolton-Smith also grabbing two goals plus Connor Summerhill also netted in this fine win for Chris Stoneham’s side. In the other match in the division, Rochford Town held visitors Epping Town to a 1 – 1 draw, with Charlie Pollard getting Epping’s goal there..

Still from Res Cup: Old S Res 3 – 1 L Town Res [Image: Scott W]

EOFL Reserve League Cup    

This week, the Reserve League Cup took centre stage with fourteen ties taking place. In the first of our nine featured matches, Division Five side Shoebury Town Res got a fine win at Division Two side Harold Wood Athletic Res, winning 4 – 3 at Harold Wood Park. Replacement Connor Payne scored twice for Shoebury, with Kirk Hudson and Garry Johnson also netting for the visitors. James Pottle’s brace and one from Joe McBurney in response for Ath’s second-side was not enough to prevent them heading out of the competition.

Collier Row Res also progressed with a 2 – 0 home win over Shenfield AFC Res at the Forest Row Centre. Nicky George and Johnson Lawrence were the goal-scoring heroes for the Division Five side. Galleywood Res also went through, beating fellow Division Four side Canning Town Res 3 – 1 away from home. Jack Chatterway’s double and one from Zak Robinson meant the Chelmsford-based side went through.

Hutton Ressies also progressed as they achieved a 3 – 1 home win over Basildon Town Res at Polo Fields. Stewart Biggie, Brad Freeman and substitute Benjamin Rose all found the net for Hutton, with Jamie Miller getting the consolation for Town here. Runwell Sports Res also went through, as they won 3 – 1 at Epping Town Res, with James Driver notching a brace and Alex Marsh getting the other goal for Runwell. Andrew Smith got the goal for the hosts but they unfortunately headed out of the Cup. Ongar Town Ressies made it a good day for the club as they won 3 – 2 at Leigh Ramblers Res. Frankie Goodall struck twice for the visitors, with Jack Zielinski’s goal also proving important.

Next, in the match I attended at Garon Park, Old Southendian Reserves were made to work hard before they grabbed a 3 – 0 win over Leigh Town Res. A fine strike by Jack Cripps and two from substitute Nico Debouchet sealed the win. If you’d like more on this match, the link to my report is here: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2020/09/12/match-report-os-res-3-0-leigh-town-res-eofl-rc-12-9-20/  

Manford Way Ressies also had a great day, winning 5 – 1 at Toby Res, with Shaun Goddard leading the goal-scorers with a double. David Hornsby, Jack Barraclough and Jake Muller all also netted as they took their place in Round Two. Chingford Athletic Res also advanced to the next round as they triumphed 4 – 1 at Old Chelmsfordians Res. Callum Godfrey, Leighton Hughes-Franklin and Conor Medhurst were among their Ath’s scorers here.

Other EOFL Reserve Cup Results:

AS Rawreth Res  0 – 6  Wakering Sports Res

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  0 – 2  Springfield Res

Corinthians Res  2 – 6  Catholic Utd Res

Herongate Athletic Res 1 – 1 Laindon Orient Res (Laindon won 4 – 3 on pens)

Wakering Sports Dev. 4 – 0 Buckhurst Hill Res

EOFL Senior League Cup

In the two remaining Senior Cup ties, the South Essex sides competing both prevailed. First, Division Three side Wakebury went through on spot-kicks, after a 3 – 3 draw with Division One side Chingford Athletic at Town Mead. Two goals from Harry Kateley and one from Billy Bonham-Dare for Matt Cardy’s side forced the penalty shoot-out, which they won 4 – 1 to claim a scalp and go through.

Also, Division One side Leigh Town went through after a comfortable 3 – 0 win at Division Four side Leytonstone Utd. Dan Steerwood, Mark Frostick and James Roberts were all on target to seal progression for Jack Pearman’s side.   

EOFL Division Three

Finally for the round-up section this week, in the one Division Three match this week, Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ got a good 3 – 1 win over Lakeside Utd at Lower Road. Harry Boswell, William Bray and Joseph Bray were the scorers for the ‘Bridge side.

EOFL Division Four Result

Hashtag Utd Dev. 1 – 2 Sungate Res  

EOFL Senior Five Result

Old Barkabbeyans  0 – 4  Roydon

That’s all from the Essex Olympian League round-up this week. Check back next week for the next edition, and thank to those clubs who passed on the info of goal-scorers this week.