Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello and welcome to my round-up of this weekend’s Essex Olympian League action in the top four tiers plus results from the Senior League Cup action and the second weekend of the Essex Alliance League action as well. Thanks for reading.
EOFL Premier Division
In a full programme of Essex Olympian League Premier action, Kelvedon Hatch arguably got the stand-out result with a 5 – 1 win at Hutton. Steve Barlex, Dan Gillard, Anthony Aylett, Andy Edmunds and an OG secured an excellent day at the office for the visitors.
Elsewhere, another brace from Steve Townsend assisted Buckhurst Hill to another victory, this time at home to Springfield. Steve Sollosi got the other goal as Hill got their fourth straight win. Harold Wood Athletic won 3 – 1 at Old Southendian with Charlie Liddiard, Ade Onileyan and Robert Whitnell all finding the net.
Meanwhile, Great Baddow got their first win of the league season, winning 3 – 2 over Leigh Ramblers. Nav Arain’s double plus a strike from Ben Cross sealed the points, with Harry Hansom and Andrew Webster scoring for Ramblers who saw their 100% start to the season end here.
Sungate also won 3 – 2, at home to local rivals to Manford Way. Jack Clarke’s brace and a Bobbie Port goal saw the the hosts win their second win in three games. Manford have lost all four matches thus far this term.
Finally in the top tier, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts were held 1 – 1 by Catholic Utd. Mark Nougher scored for Swifts, while Mike Sammut levelled for the Super Hoops. Rayleigh Town battled to a goal-less draw at Canning Town.
EOFL Division One
In Senior Division One, four matches took place which saw all four home sides emerging with victories. Basildon Town won 3 – 0 against Herongate Athletic with a double from Sener Suari and a Alex Witham strike seeing Town to their second straight league win. Rayleigh Town Reserves defeated May & Baker Reserves 4 – 1 thanks to two goals from Max Jones plus one goal each from Matt Seago and Jimmy Nottage.
Elsewhere, Ramsden Scotia won 3 – 0 against FC Hamlets while Snaresbrook beat Shenfield AFC 1 – 0, with the solitary goal coming from Tyrique Solomon.
Senior Division Two
Next, in Senior Division Two, three matches saw 13 goals scored. Seven of those came as Upminster handed May & a Baker ‘A’ a heavy 7 – 0 home loss while Newham Utd beat Ryan 3 – 0 thanks largely to Lamar Obinkwo’s double plus one from Richard Boah.
Finally, Harold Wood Athletic Reserves won 2 – 1 against Beacon Hill Rovers with Mike Burton and Tom Lamb the scorers for Ath.
In EOFL Division Three, three matches also saw 13 goals in them. Westhamians got an impressive 6 – 0 away-day win at Wakering Sports with Ben Jones claiming a hat-trick plus goals from Dave Gornall, Lewis Lawrence and Ben O’Brien adding to the gloss on the score-sheet.
Hutton Reserves edged Basildon Town Reserves 1 – 0 thanks to Carl Dutton’s strike and Old Southend Reserves were held 3 – 3 by Leigh Town.
Senior League Cup 2018-19 Rs (8.9.18)
Chingford Athletic 3 – 0 Frenford Reserves
Ongar Town 1 – 3 Toby
Roydon 3 – 1 Shoebury Town
Essex Alliance League – Saturday 8th September
ACD Utd 2 – 1 Blue Marlin
Colebrook Royals 1 – 6 West Essex Res
East Ham Inter 1 – 2 Grove Utd
Jolof Sports 3 – 2 Docklands Albion
London Cranes 1 – 0 London Park City
EAL Division One
Chingford Utd 1 – 3 Forest Green
Rapid Chingford 5 – 5 Melbourne Sports
Sporting Hackney Under-23s 0 – 10 FC Baresi
Wapping 2 – 4 Chigwell
EAL Division Two
Flyers 2 – 2 FC BKT
Inter Plaistow 2 – 5 Chingford Athletic Development
Old Esthameians 2 – 2 South Marsh Utd
Puma Kings 0 – 1 Cowley Community
Rainham Working Men’s Club 1 – 0 Eastside
Upshire Forest 1 – 11 CSM London
That’s all for this week. We’ll be back next week.