Newbury Forest’s campaign in the FA Vase came to an early end as Essex Senior League opponents London Bari edged out a 3-0 victory. It was a valiant effort from the Division One team but the two division difference proved to be just a step too far.
Senior League Cup
Old Barkabbeyans twice took the lead against Herongate Athletic on Saturday through Tyler Turner and Ryan James – but on two occasions Ben Lambert fired home equalisers. A Lee Atkinson penalty then put Herongate 3-2 up. The hosts then dominated the second half as Ben Lambert completed his hat-trick and then saw team-mate Glen Jordan do the same as Herongate close the show with a 7-2 victory. Ramsden Scotia were felled by Epping and they themselves had a hand in their downfall. Elliot Brown scored for Epping, who then had another goal supplied via an own goal. Jack Wiley scored the Ramsden goal. Matty Smith scored for Rochford Town but they came unstuck at local rivals Basildon Town, who went on to win the game 2-1. Jack Main gave Basildon Town the lead with a 20 yard strike before Chris Charlery popped up to score the winner in the closing stages. London APSA move onto the next round after brushing aside Old Southendian 4-1 with Jordan Malick, Valter Correia, Philip Brown and Jose Daia supplying the goals. It wasn’t a good day for another Southend-based side as Southend Sports were beaten 3-2 by Lakeside. Paul Wines and Kyle Peries scored the Southend Sports goals. Benfleet are also into the next round after they beat Old Chelmsfordians 2-1.
Harold Wood Athletic made it three wins out of three after a solitary goal from Ryan Parker was enough to take all the points at Rayleigh Town. The result sees Harold Wood move to the top of the table. Hannakins Farm are 2nd after a 4-3 win over Canning Town but they had to come back from 3-1 down before snatching the spoils at the death. Canning Town took a first half lead but Hannakins went in at half-time back on terms thanks to an Al Headley strike. The visitors then scored twice early in the next period. The hosts however stole the show with a closing 20 minute demonstration of fire power as Chris Gormley pulled one back, then Dave Limber provided the equaliser with Dean Nevill then scoring the winning goal deep in stoppage time. A dramatic way to win the game but so heartbreaking for Canning Town, whose goals included a brace from Orien Jaha plus a strike from Matt Betts. Harold Hill also suffered heart-break as their game at home to Frenford Senior saw the visitors leave with all the points after dishing up an 8-2 beating. Luke Woodward lead the charge with four goals, while Shane Wallace and Jake Marsh scored twice apiece. The win moves Frenford to fourth and is their first win of the campaign. Harold Hill now drop to the foot of the table and are joined in the relegation zone by Buckhurst Hill – who shipped five at home to Manford Way. Suley Zuhdu bagged a hat-trick with Ross Owen and Tyler Jalland rounding up the scoring in the 5-1 success. Tyriquee Soloman scored Buckhurst Hill’s consolation. Adam Vyse and Charlie Egelton fired Springfield into a 2-0 lead but were unable to add further goals due to a combination of fine keeping, determined defending and the woodwork. May & Baker then pulled one back through Lamar Lamounis with ten minutes to go which meant Springfield had to hold on to make sure of the spoils. Jarmain Hughes and Rob Whitnall are the Bishops Stortford Swifts scorers in a 2-2 draw with Leigh Ramblers. The visitors reply via Justin Hazell and Matt Wilson. White Ensign and Kelvedon Hatch also share a point after their encounter ended 1-1. Jonathan Wightman was the source for the White Ensign goal, while Ryan Parker nabbed the Kelvedon reply.
Catholic United move to the top of the table after a 4-2 home win over Newham United. Dan Trenkel and Aaron Comerford scored twice each to secure the victory. Shenfield AFC picked up their first win of the season as Billy Texeria bagged a brace, with the other goal being notched by Josh Sumner. Harry Bond grabbed the Galleywood goal. Snaresbrook leave Hutton with a 2-1 win tucked under their belts as Matt Shrubsole and Jay Sendal hit the target, while Carl Dutton scores the Hutton reply. Carey Wallace and Jay Kynaston are the Runwell Sports scorers but Great Baddow score twice themselves through Ollie Evans and Elliot Armstrong; a point each then from the 2-2 draw.
Toby eke out a slender 1-0 win at Upminster that moves them to the top of the table. The other two games in the division both end in draws. Ongar Town draw 1-1 with Ryan, with Reece Clarke scoring their goal as well as picking up a yellow card. Antonio Mark-Tucker was the Ryan scorer. Sungate found themselves 2-0 at half time at FC Hamlets, trailing by goals from John Gilroy and Ishmael Carter. Sungate however changed their formation in the second half and went for an all-out-attack. Spencer Pitfield scored both Sungate’s goals. The first came from a rebound after the initial penalty was saved. Then in the last minute Sungate were awarded another penalty after Whiting was tripped in the box and this time Pitfield made no mistake, rifling home to snatch a point.
Debden Sports lead Division Three after a 2-0 win over May & Baker E.C. Res. Bentley Vancootan and Taylor McLaughlin score the goals. Roydon overwhelm Westhamians, going on to win the game 5-1 courtesy of a Darren Williams brace. Shaun Gilden, Nadar Benzid and Aymen Mekni round up the scoring. Martin Mixture also scores twice for Old Chelmsfordians Res. who secure a 3-2 victory over Broomfield as Elliott Walker also gets on the OC’s score sheet. Darren Ince and Dean Palmer score the Broomfield efforts. Shoebury Town open their Olympian League account with a handy 3-0 win over Leytonstone United. Kyle Ross, Omar Mahmoud and Mo Sesay are the Shoebury marksmen.
FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
London Bari 2 Newbury Forest 0
Senior League Cup 1st Round
Basildon Town 2 Rochford Town 1
Benfleet 2 Old Chelmsfordians 1
Herongate Athletic 7 Old Barkabbeyans 2
London APSA 4 Old Southendian 1
Ramsden Scotia 1 Epping 2
Southend Sports 2 Lakeside 3
Bishops Stortford Swifts 2 Leigh Ramblers 2
Buckhurst Hill 1 Manford Way 5
Hannakins Farm 4 Canning Town 3
Harold Hill 2 Frenford Senior 8
May & Baker E.C. 1 Springfield 3
Rayleigh Town 0 Harold Wood Athletic 1
White Ensign 1 Kelvedon Hatch 1
Catholic United 4 Newham United 2
Hutton 1 Snaresbrook 2
Runwell Sports 2 Great Baddow 2
Shenfield AFC 3 Galleywood 1
FC Hamlets 2 Sungate 2
Ongar Town 1 Ryan 1
Upminster 0 Toby 1
Debden Sports 2 May & Baker E.C. Res. 0
Old Chelmsfordians Res. 3 Broomfield 2
Roydon 5 Westhamians 1
Shoebury Town 3 Leytonstone United 0