Senior League Cup
Having reached the Semi Finals of the Essex Premier Cup last weekend, Catholic United are now in the last four of the Senior League Cup after a 3-0 away win at Great Baddow. Simon Thomas scored twice with Aaron Baldwin also chipping in.
Bailey Moss scored the Rayleigh Town goal against leaders Buckhurst Hill, but the leaders went on to win the game 5-1 that not only keeps them top but also opens a slight points advantage over Harold Wood Athletic who were held to a 3-3 draw by Hutton. Michael Burton, Reiss Kingsley and Robert Whitnell scoring for Harold Wood, while Brad Freeman, Keelan O’Donovan and George Nash replied for the visitors. Kelvedon Hatch are up to third after a 2-1 win over Springfield who drop to twelfth: Antony Aylett scored both the Kelvedon goals, while Ryan Batchford scored the Springfield one, both having come of the subs bench in order to do so. Sungate move up to eleventh after Ciaran Kelly notched twice in their 2-1 away success at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts. The hosts, who scored via Josh Osunde drop down a place to fourth after this result. Ryan Stillwell (2) and Ed Gould were the Old Southendian marksmen in a 3-1 win over Canning Town, who replied via Abdul Shobawale.
Shenfield AFC are now three points clear of Snaresbrook after they beat FC Hamlets 2-1 away. Ronnie Hobbrough and Jordan Elliot proving the goals that cancelled out Ashley King’s effort for the hosts. Basildon Town move up to third after a 10-1 hammering of Rayleigh Town Res. that saw Sener Suavi bag four of the goals. Alfie Phillips scored three himself, Brodie Horne supplied two, with Levi Harbour also getting on the score sheet. Ramsden Scotia slip down to fourth after a 2-1 reverse at Galleywood. The hosts scored through Matthew Buckingham and Luke Osborne, while Ryan Scott was the source of the Ramsden goal. Old Chelmsfordians leapfrog Frenford Res. into ninth place after a solitary Paul Tiffen goal won the game 1-0 for the OCs. Frenford Res. slip down to tenth, the position the OCs occupied before the start of play.
Toby remain top of the division after a 6-0 win at May & Baker E.C. ‘A’ that included a screamer from Dan Mackin. Des Gallen scored a brace, with the other goals coming via Dan Cunningham, Paul Carr and Ross Dipple. Runwell Sports move up to second after they also won away at Beacon Hill Rovers. John Smithwick, Kames Lakey and Joe Young scoring the goals in the 3-0 success. Chingford Athletic meanwhile drop down to third after they could only garner a point from their home game with Shoebury Town. Jack Yates scored the Chingford goal, with Dom Binns doing likewise for Shoebury Town in the 1-1 draw.
Westhamians now lead the table on goal difference after they lost to a solitary Jack Shaw goal that won the game 1-0 for Hutton Res. Wakering Sports were able to win their game at Roydon 3-0 that now sees them level on points, although they have also played three games more than the leaders. However Harry Groves (2) and Paul Wines scored the goals that now see their team in the other promotion spot, four points better off than third-placed Academy Soccer who also won on Saturday, brushing Old Chelmsfordians Res. aside with a 9-1 victory. Luis Ruiz and Alfie Sayers both scored hat-tricks, Jake Jones added a further two with Luke Jones and Jack Shaw also getting a goal apiece. Luke Anderson supplied the consolation goal that prevented a total whitewash. Leigh Town were in a commanding position against White Ensign Res. as goals from Rhys Mosedale, Harry Payne and George Darby placed them in a 3-0 lead. However the hosts were able to reduce arrears as Zach Somerset-Butler scored twice from penalties. Leigh Town held on to take all the points with the 3-2 win seeing them up to fourth.
Senior League Cup Quarter Final
Great Baddow 0 Catholic United 3
Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 1 Sungate 2
Buckhurst Hill 5 Rayleigh Town 1
Harold Wood Athletic 3 Hutton 3
Old Southendian 3 Canning Town 1
Springfield 1 Kelvedon Hatch 2
FC Hamlets 1 Shenfield AFC 2
Galleywood 2 Ramsden Scotia 1
Old Chelmsfordians 1 Frenford Res. 0
Rayleigh Town Res. 1 Basildon Town 10
Beacon Hill Rovers 0 Runwell Sports 3
Chingford Athletic 1 Shoebury Town 1
May & Baker E.C. ‘A’ 0 Toby 6
Academy Soccer 9 Old Chelmsfordians Res. 1
Hutton Res. 1 Westhamians 0
Roydon 0 Wakering Sports 3
White Ensign Res. 2 Leigh Town 3
Saturday 23rd February
Anagram Records Trophy 3rd Round
FC Hamlets v Ware Sports
Old Bradwell United v Catholic United
Senior League Cup Quarter Final
Bishop’s Stortford Swifts v Kelvedon Hatch
Buckhurst Hill v Chingford Athletic
Canning Town v Hutton
Manford Way v Old Southendian
Springfield v Harold Wood Athletic
Sungate v Great Baddow
Herongate Athletic v Basildon Town
May & Baker E.C. Res. v Old Chelmsfordians
Ongar Town v Galleywood
Ramsden Scotia v Snaresbrook
Rayleigh Town Res. v Shenfield AFC
Harold Wood Athletic Res. v Toby
Newham United v Runwell Sports
Ryan v Lakeside
Shoebury Town v Rochford Town
Academy Soccer v Roydon
Basildon Town Res. v White Ensign Res.
Hutton Res. v Leigh Town
Old Chelmsfordians Res. v Westhamians
Old Southendian Res. v Laindon Orient