Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 12 Jan) [EOFL 14.1.19]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s extensive Essex Olympian League round-up, tracking the action from the Premier Division all the way to Senior Division Four on Sat 12th January. Enjoy, and love #NonLeague

EOFL Premier Division

In the top-tier, Harold Wood Athletic went joint top in the stands with Buckhurst Hill with a fine 5 – 2 win at Hutton. Brad Foley grabbed a brace with John Bradley, Rob Whitnell and Matty Donovan all chipping in as well to extend Ath’s recent unbeaten run. Leigh Ramblers won 3 – 1 at Sungate with the hosts notching through Ciaran Kelly though Justin Hazell, Ryan Lowe and Jamie Selby-Knight goals saw the Rams sit 5th. Canning Town defeated Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 2 – 1 to go 7th. Suliaman Massaquoi’s brace overcame Ade Cole’s strike to see Town to victory. Swifts are 4th, eight points off the summit.

Manford Way finally got their first win of the campaign with a fine 1 – 0 win over Catholic Utd. Alex Leslie got the only goal as Manford reduced the gap to rivals Great Baddow to five points. Kelvedon Hatch won 2 – 0 at Baddow with Anthony Aylett and Michael Daniels both notching to fortify third spot for Hatch. Meanwhile, Rayleigh Town also won, 2 – 1 over local rivals Old Southendian. Ruari McIntyre struck for OS though Paul Morris and Bailey Moss goals saw Town head up to 6th spot.

Senior League Cup

In the one Senior Lge Cup tie this weekend, EOFL Senior Two side Chingford Athletic caused a surprise by defeating Premier side Springfield 4 – 3. Tom Kavanagh, Jack Yates, Will Gleeson and Eric Kelly all got on the score-sheet as Ath head to the Quarter-Finals. Springfield had Joe Mayer’s double and Oliver Brittain to thank for making it close though they exited the competition here.

EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, Shenfield AFC took the limelight with a enormous 13 – 1 win at strugglers May & Baker Res. Jordan Elliot led the onslaught with four goals, with Harry Hatt, Tom Blackmur and Ben Carroll all getting braces plus James Bigmore, Mitch Day and Alex Broadbridge also chipped in in this rout. Leaders Snaresbrook won 2 – 1 at Frenford Res, thanks to Scott Hill’s double.

FC Hamlets also won 2 – 1 away from home, at Old Chelmsfordians. Martin Mixture found the net for the hosts though John Gilroy and Charlie Heatly goals saw the points head back to East London. Ongar Town defeated Ramsden Scotia 2 – 0 with Sean Green and Ben Polley the scorers in that match. Herongate Athletic also won this weekend, with a 2 – 1 success at home to Rayleigh Town Res. Lee Atkinson scored for Ath before later being sent off. Glen Jordan got the other goal for the hosts.

Galleywood were held by Basildon Town 1 – 1 with Matthew Buckingham’s opener for the hosts being cancelled out by a spot-kick for Alex Witham for Town.

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, Toby got the stand-out result of the day with a 6 – 1 triumph at Rochford Town. On his 100th appearance for the club, Peter Spicer grabbed a brace while Des Gallen, Paul Carr, David Major and Ross Dipple also found the net. Jake Lunn got the Rochford goal. Lakeside continued their good campaign with a excellent 3 – 2 win at Runwell Sports. Connor White hit a double plus Ryan Budd also found the ‘onion bag’ in this one.

Beacon Hill Rovers won narrowly at home, 1 – 0 over Harold Wood Athletic’s Ressie side as Steve Bennett got the only goal of the game. Newham Utd’s game with Shoebury Town was abandoned.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, Basildon Town Reserves secured a comfortable win over Roydon with Levi Harbour’s double plus Alex Shields’ effort sealing their triumph this weekend. Leigh Town won 2 – 1 at home to Hutton Ressies. Carl Dutton got the visitors’ goal though George Darby and Sam Gilmore efforts were enough to see them to the win. Wakering Sports won 2 – 0 at White Ensign Reserves, thanks largely to Charlie Burns’ double.

Meanwhile in other action, Leaders Westhamians drew ablank at home to Laindon Orient while Old Southendian Ressies also were held  0 – 0 by 3rd-placed Academy Soccer. Laindon Orient have also been hit by a points deduction of nine points for fielding an ineligeable player earlier this term.

EOFL Senior Four

Finally for this week, in Senior Four, Dagenham Utd powered to a 6 – 1 success over Catholic Utd Res with the Dingli brothers getting all six for the hosts. Jacob Dingli led the way with four himself, while Oliver Dingli grabbed a brace of his own as the hosts cantered to victory and keep the gap to leaders Corinthians to a single point. Epping Town were also amongst the goals with a 5 – 2 victory over Galleywood’s Ressies. Substitute Alex Paraskeva grabbed a double while Liam Clifton, Daniel Garfinkle and Glen Warwick all struck for Billy Cove’s side. Sam Rawlinson & Joe Reynard struck for the visitors.

Lakeside Reserves smashed eight past Buckhurst Hill’s second side as they won 8 – 2. Harry Davison grabbed a hat-trick with Brandon Booty notching twice plus David Alele, Dale Kenyon and Jake Willis all also on target. Corinthians won at Old Barkabbeyans 5 – 1 as John Bolton-Smith  hit two  to add to Bill Wilton’s gal with substitutes Jack Darby and Bradley Smith adding more shine to the win. Shenfield AFC Res also won away from home, 3 – 2 at Toby Reserves as Corley Ross’ brace was added to Richard Palmer’s strike. Stefan Adams and Harvee Bassan replied for Toby’s second side. Also, Leigh Ramblers Reserves won by Walkover over Canning Town Ressies.

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 15 Dec) [EOFL 17.12.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another of my round-up pieces, this time looking at the Essex Olympian League action on Saturday 15th December, from the top tier to the results from Division Four.  Also this week as we have hit the rough -mid-way’ point of the season, also in this piece are the lead goal-scorers from the top four tiers (Source: FA Full-Time – EOFL Section)

EOFL Premier Dvivision

Leaders Buckhurst Hill continued their superb season thus far with a huge 9 – 1 success at Canning Town. Suleyman Zuhdu led the goal-scorers for Hill with a hat-trick with Steve Townsend netting a brace plus Josh Banfield, Nathan Sollosi, Sam Sollosi and Sonny Shilling joining that cast with one each. Patrick Damali netted the scant consolation for the home side.

Kelvedon Hatch joined the ‘heady goal-club’ as well with a big 8 – 3 home win over Leigh Ramblers. Ramblers got their goals courtesy of a brace by Jamie Selby-Knight and one from Ben Munday though Hatch overwhelmed them as Theo Ola and Anthony Aylett both netted hat-tricks and Dan Gillard & Dan Johnson also chipping in to give the hosts their fourth straight league win.

Old Southendian also had a day to savour with a fine 6 – 1 home triumph over Springfield. Ryan Stillwell nabbed two goals while Riley Oliver, Elliott Hemmings, Nick Henesy and Matt Tonking all also struck to render Dare Wareham’s strike for the visitors a mute consolation. Harold Wood Athletic continued their strong campaign with a 4 – 2 success at Rayleigh Town. Town struck through Jack Long and Damien Siemienczuk goals though a double from Lee Newton allied with one each for Matthew Donovan and Scott Williams sealed the win for Ath, they are unbeaten in eight matches now.

Catholic Utd defeated Sungate 4 – 1 as two goals from Tom Hollingsworth and strikes by Aaron Baldwin and Jamie Salmon saw the Super Hoops to victory.  Strikes by Tom Price and Chris Skingley saw Hutton to a 2 – 1 comeback victory at lowly Manford Way, who had led through Lee Lashley’s strike. Great Baddow held high-flying Bishop’s Stortford Swifts to a 2 – 2 home draw as Ashley Cole and Dan Gage goals for Baddow were levelled out by Mark Robinson and Michael Moore for Swifts, who are now unbeaten in the league since their first match of the campaign.

Lead Goal-scorers   (EOFL Prem – Lge Only)

  • Theo Ola (Kelvedon Hatch)  – 11 goals
  • Michael Daniels (Kelvedon Hatch)  –  9 goals
  • Steven Townsend (Buckhurst Hill)  –  9 goals
  • Robert Whitnell (Harold Wood Ath)  – 8 goals
  • Jamie Selby-Knight (Leigh Ramblers)  – 7 goals
  • Suleyman Zuhdu (Buckhurst Hill) – 7 goals

EOFL Senior One

In Senior One, Frenford Res got a fine 5 – 1 victory over struggling May & Baker Ressies with Hendrew Schimidt’s double leading the way with Michael Appiah, George Fairhead and Christopher Ifill also notching. Daniel Pandele’s effort was not enough to prevent M & B’s seventh straight defeat in the league.  Leaders Snaresbrook continued on their merry way with a 2 – 0 triumph at Galleywood as efforts from Scott Hill and Max Catherall were enough to seal their ninth win of the season.

Herongate Athletic continued their recent revival with a 2 – 1 success at fellow strugglers Old Chelmsfordians. Glen Jordan and Ben Warren strikes outmatched Gareth Williams’ goal for OC. Athletic now only four points adrift of FC Hamlets in fifth spot in an increasingly-congested mid-table.

Basildon Town’s game with Shenfield AFC had to be abandoned in the latter stages of the contest.

Lead Goal-scorers   (EOFL D1 – Lge Only)

  • Ryan Leddra (Ramsden Scotia)  – 10 goals
  • James Stevens (Ongar Town)  – 9 goals
  • Tyriquee Solomon (Snaresbrook) & Sener Suavi  (Basildon Town) – 8 goals
  • Martin Mixture (Old Chelmsfordians) & Thomas Watling (Galleywood) – 6 goals

 

EOFL Senior Two

In Senior Two, Lakeside pummeled Harold Wood Athletic Reserves 9 – 0 away from home in an emphatic result. Drew Klessa-Smith led the charge with a staggering six goals here, and Luke Quinton, Charlie Ashpole and Harry Hearn also notched here. Beacon Hill Rovers  defeated Rochford Town 4 – 2 as Stephen Bennett, Charles Brewer, David Heward and Mat Kosinski all struck for Rovers, outweighing strikes by Grant Lye and David Watson for Rochford.  Toby went joint-top of the standings with a 4 – 1 win at Newham Utd. Ben Britton’s brace plus goals from Junior Bammeke and David Major saw the visitors to their 9th win this term. Utd responded through Richard Boah’s goal though they remain third-bottom.

Unfortunately, two matches ended in walkovers with Shoebury Town getting the win over May & Baker ‘A’ and Ryan similarly over Upminster.

Lead Goal-scorers  (EOFL D2 – Lge Only)

  • Dominic Binns (Shoebury Town) – 28 goals
  • Drew Klessa-Smith (Lakeside)  – 26 goals
  • Declan Clarke (Runwell Sports)  –  12 goals
  • David Watson (Rochford Town)  – 10 goals
  • Luke Quinton (Lakeside)   – 9 goals

EOFL Senior Three

Division Three provided goals aplenty as well as Laindon Orient waved goodbye to boss Neil Blackburn (who has joined Bostik North side Basildon Utd) with a fabulous 8 – 2 home win over fellow high-flying side Old Southendian Res. Jason Purewal grabbed a hat-trick with Henry Ballard and Ally Collins both getting braces with Jason Warner also on target. Tom Margerison and Pete Jelley strikes were not enough to prevent their second loss this term.

Leaders Westhamians retained their four-point cushion at the top of the standings with a 3 – 0 home win over Roydon. Jamie Reddington’s brace was supplemented by Ryan Creed’s goal as the hosts keep their unbeaten stretch this season. Basildon Town Res leapt off the foot of the table with a fine 5 – 3 win at fellow strugglers Hutton Res. Alex Shields contributed a double with Ross Jeffrey, Sam Green and Levi Harbour also on the score-sheet. Strikes by Tony Winchelo, Adam Player and Tom Biddiss weren’t enough to save the day for the home side.

Wakering Sports and Academy Soccer both continued their good seasons. Sports overcame Old Chelmsfordians Res 5 – 0 at Cupids Country Club. Jamie Brown, Conor Cobb, Bill Crumpton, Aaron Marshall and Brennan Nolan all hit goals for Aaron Bloxham’s men. Academy picked up a fine 4 – 0 win at White Ensign Res. Jake Jones got two of those goals with Luis Ruiz and Ben Picton also finding the net.

Lead Goal-scorers (EOFL D3, Lge Only)

Samuel Lake  (Laindon Orient)  – 10 goals

Nader Benzid (Roydon) & Lewis Lawrence (Westhamians) – 7 goals

George Darby (Leigh Town) & Carl Dutton (Hutton Res) – 6 goals

Senior Four

Lakeside Reserves 4 – 4  Galleywood Reserves

Canning Town Reserves 1 – 4  Shenfield AFC Reserves

Epping Town 1 – 0 Corinthians

Leigh Ramblers Reserves  2 – 3  Buckhurst Hill Reserves

Old Barkabbeyans  3 – 4  Catholic Utd Reserves

Toby Reserves  3 – 4  Dagenham Utd

Round-up: Essex Olympian League (Sat 3rd Nov) [EOFL 3.11.18]

Written by Scott W

Hello and welcome to my round-up of the Essex Olympian League action this weekend, including a look from Premier Division to the results in Senior Division Four, plus the results for EOFL sides in the Essex Premier Cup.

 

EOFL Premier Division

As ever, we start in the Premier Division, and in the only match of the day due to Essex Premier Cup action was at Belfairs Park as I saw Harold Wood Athletic win 2 – 0 at Leigh Ramblers. Ath needed a gritty defensive performance to win this one and deny the hosts who tried hard and played decent stuff at times. Skipper Reiss Kingsley got both goals as Ath won their seventh match of the season while Ramblers are now winless in their last five outings.

 

Essex Premier Cup Rs

Aveley Reserves  2 – 3  Rayleigh Town

Basildon Town 0 – 2  Galleywood

Beacon Hill Rovers  1 – 0  Runwell Sports

Buckhurst Hill  2 – 1  Great Baddow

Hullbridge Sports Reserves  3 – 2  Chingford Athletic

Hutton  4 – 2  Canning Town

Kelvedon Hatch  6 – 3  Gas Recreation (AET)

Old Chelmsfordians  4 – 3  Academy Soccer

Old Southendian  0 – 1  Sungate

Ramsden Scotia  1 – 2  Barking U23

White Notley 1 – 6  Catholic Utd

Shoebury Town H – W  Manford Way (Visitors didnt field a side)

 
EOFL Senior Div One

In Olympian Division One, three matches saw 13 goals scored. Ongar Town let a narrow lead slip in a late defeat at home to Shenfield AFC. Sean Green put the hosts ahead though two goals in added-time from Ronnie Hobbrough and Sam Lock carried AFC to victory. Meanwhile, Rayleigh Town Res drew 2 – 2 with Frenford’s Ressies. Oliver Ventura got both of Town’s goals while Frenford responded through Nick Hughes and Caiden Imbert-Thomas.

Finally in Senior One, FC Hamlets achieved a fantastic away win at leaders Snaresbrook, winning 5 – 1. Charlie Heatly, Ishmael Carter, Farron Smith, Ashley King and Tyler Sanago-Ishmael all netted while Tyriquee Solomon got a consolation for the hosts, who fell to their first defeat of the season.

 

EOFL Snr Div Two

In Senior Division Two, there was a real goal-fest. First, Lakeside heavily defeated Upminster 7 – 0. Luke Quinton bagged five of those goals with further strikes from Harry Hearn and Drew Klessa-Smith sealing a fab day for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Harold Wood Athletic Reserves won 3 – 2 at Newham Utd. Perry Robinson, Paul Virdi and Chris Pope all struck to seal a good win for Ath’s second side. Rochford Town got the win of the day with a huge 12 – 0 success at home to May & Baker ‘A’. . David Watson led the scoring with four, Ashley Fowles struck a hat-trick while Daniel Bathurst, Grant Lye, Christopher Haycock, Jake Lunn and Tyler Fowles also netted to extend what is a harrowing losing run for the visitors.

Toby also won 4 – 0 at home to Ryan with David Major having a big say in this result with a hat-trick plus Des Gallen also notching.

EOFL Snr Div Three

In Senior Three, the goal-fest continued as Laindon Orient plundered nine in a 9 – 2 win at home to Basildon Town Ressies. Henry Ballard got a treble while there was also a brace for Samuel Lake plus one each for Jasper Read, Tom Read, Adam Cole and Michael Bottone. Town responded through strikes from Luke Higgins and Alexander Shields though they couldn’t match their hosts’ goal-power.

In other matches, Leigh Town secured a 6 – 2 home win over White Ensign Res. Rhys Mosedale’s brace was added to by George Darby, Sam Gillmore, Oliver Raker and Adam Smith. Ensign pulled two back thanks to Adam Skinner and Efrem Nuguse though the day belonged to Leigh. Roydon won 3 – 2 at Wakering Sports thanks to a fine comeback. Ryan Curtis and Aaron Marshall put Wakering ahead though Micky Coppin, Ezra Folan and Nader Benzid turned the tide and saw the visitors to the win.

Finally, Westhamians battled to a 1 – 0 home win over Hutton Reserves thanks to Max Holt’s solitary strike, which keeps them six points clear top of the table.

 

EOFL Senior Four Results

Canning Town Res  3 – 5 Lakeside Res
Catholic Utd Res  3 – 4  Old Barkabbeyans
Corinthians  5 – 0  Leigh Ramblers Res
Dagenham Utd  4 – 2  Buckhurst Hill Res
Epping Town  3 – 0  Toby Res
Galleywood Res  1 – 1  Shenfield AFC Res

 

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.

Essex Olympian League round-up (EOFL 11.3.18)

Written By Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to an expanded round-up of this weekend’s Essex Olympian League action, including the sole surviving Cup tie involving EOFL sides. Enjoy.

Essex Premier Cup -Semi-Finals

 

Waltham Abbey Res. 1 – 3 Buckhurst Hill

Olympian League Division One side Buckhurst Hill fought back from a goal down to overcome the ESL Reserve Division side and book their place in the Premier Cup Final. The hosts started well and took the lead though Jose Espinoza restored parity for Hill before goals from Nathan Sollasi and Steve Townsend sealed the turnaround.

 

Old Southendian P – P Catholic Utd

This match was at Garon Park was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

Senior League Cup

 

Kelvedon Hatch P – P  Great Baddow

This match was postponed due to burst pipes at New Hall.

 

Olympian League – Premier Division

 

On a weekend heavily affected by the weather & cup action, only one Premier Division match went ahead. In fairness, it was quite a match as leaders Frenford continued their promotion charge with a 5 – 1 win over Canning Town at The Drive. Messrs Foley and Nobbs both grabbed braces after Woodward’s early opener to see Frenford go five points clear at the summit, although the likes of Catholic Utd and Kelvedon Hatch have matches in hand.

Meanwhile, Bishop’s Stortford Swifts v Harold Wood Athletic, Manford Way v Leigh Ramblers and Rayleigh Town v Springfield were all postponed.

 

EOFL – Senior Division One

In Olympian Senior One, two of the five matches set for this weekend survived and they both saw away wins. Firstly, FC Hamlets secured a fine 5 – 0 win at Shenfield AFC thanks largely to a Carter hat-trick though Johnny Gils and Charlie Heatley also found the target. Elsewhere, Snaresbrook defeated ten-man Runwell Sports 2- 0 at Runwell Chase to leave the hosts on the brink of relegation.

Galleywood v Harold Hill, Hutton v Newbury Forest and Old Chelmsfordians v Sungate all fell foul of the weather.

 

EOFL – Senior Division Two

Into Senior Division Two now and the four surviving encounters produced 26 goals between them. Leaders Herongate Athletic fell to a heavy 7 – 0 defeat at May & Baker Reserves as a Darren Seymour hat-trick led the way for the hosts and further goals from Daniel Alexander, Carl Patten plus substitutes Derek Hawtin and Joel Oliver sealed a big win and sees them remain 2nd, six points behind Herongate with 3 matches in hand.

Meanwhile, A1 Sports continued their decent form with an important 5 – 3 win over Ongar Town at the Lakeside Sports Ground 3G. Braces from Rodney Sarsah-Wilson and Ryan Scougall and a goal from substitute George Gibbon sealed the win for the 9th-placed hosts. A double from Ben Stone and Sean Green replied for Ongar, who remain 4th.

Also, Ramsden Scotia defeated Newham Utd 4 – 0 thanks to goals from Max Corrigan, Kurt King, Ryan Leddra and substitute Antony Driscoll and the win sees them rise to 6th with games in hand on the teams around them. Newham remain 8th.

Toby went 5th with a big 6 – 1 win at already-relegated Ryan as braces from Arron Watson-McNab and Peter Spicer plus goals from Rodney Capemba and Nick Harvey sealed the win for the visitors.

Benfleet v Upminster was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

EOFL – Senior Division Three & Four

In EOFL Divisions Three & Four, one match took place in each of the two divisions. In Senior Division Three, Frenford Reserves comfortably defeated Leytonstone United 6 – 0 and in doing so, confirming the hosts’ relegation from the division at season’s end.

Leigh Town v Old Chelmsfordians Reserves was postponed due to the weather.

Meanwhile in Senior Division Four, Old Barkabbeyans also secured a big win, defeating Southend Sports 6 – 0 with a hat-trick from Michael Ryder alongside a brace from Clifford Newby-Harris and a strike from Daniel Margiotta sealing the win.

Also, this result means Chingford Athletic are promoted and we congratulate them on a fine season.

Basildon Town Reserves v Canning Town Reserves, Leigh Ramblers Reserves v Epping and Sungate Reserves v Toby Reserves were all postponed.

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Thanks for reading, that’s all for this week.