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
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.