Senior League CupHannakins Farm took time out from leading the Premier Division to host Division One outfit Runwell Sports. The visitors put aside their currently winless league campaign to pull off a shock result as they humbled Hannakins Farm by registering a 2-0 victory. Liam Sewell was their marksman who rifled off two shots to move them into the next round. Shoebury Town from Division Three move on at the expense of Hutton; showing the Division One outfit their shooting prowess on route to registering a 4-1 victory. Kirk Hudson scored twice with further Shoebury goals coming via Lewis Sparrow and Sam Newman. Kelvedon Hatch have won this competition for the past two seasons and they made a winning entry into this season competition by beating Canning Town 3-1. Julian Edwards scored for the team that caused a shock in the FA Vase the previous weekend. However Chris Neville, Lee Newton and Ryan Parker grabbed a goal each that sees Kelvedon Hatch into the next round. Matt Allum’s effort for Leigh Ramblers isn’t enough to see them overcome Harold Hill who progress via a 2-1 score line courtesy of strikes from Afolabi Obafemi and George Saunders. However Liam Baptiste’s goal for Bishops Stortford Swifts is enough to win their game at Galleywood. Toby are downed by Josh Sumner and Ben Absalom who grab a goal each in Shenfield AFC’s 2-0 victory. Ryan meanwhile beat Lakeside 5-1 with Olakumni Sosany grabbing a brace alongside goals from Malik Donaldson, Ashley Brown and Clifford Newby-Harris.Premier DivisionWith the top two involved in Senior League Cup action meant that there was opportunities for teams to close the gap on the leading pair and Harold Wood Athletic took that opportunity after picking up maximum points in their home fixture against Rayleigh Town. Chas Liddard, Reiss Kingsley and Ade Onielyan scored the all-important goals in the 3-2 win that moves Wood up to second. Tony Fraser and Ricky Evans scored the Rayleigh replies. James Barlow punished an error by the Manford Way keeper to give May & Baker E.C. the lead and was involved in the second goal when he got a flick on Richard Oxby’s super delivery that ended up being headed home by Jamie Redington. May & Baker then added third via a Joe Villiers penalty. Manford Way pulled one back in the second half and then attempted to get back into the game and started to bombard their opposition keeper. However May & Baker then closed the show by adding a further goal that was nicely finished by Craig Hall. The win moves May & Baker E.C. up to third. Billy Whatling and Luke Woodward scored the Frenford Senior goals in a 2-2 draw at Buckhurst Hill. Adam Vyse opened Springfield account against White Ensign in the first half. Grant Kirkby then extended the lead in the second half before a wicked cross from Mark Crick was diverted into his own net by a White Ensign player. The 3-0 win moves Springfield up to fourth while White Ensign sit just above the relegation zone.Division OneBasildon Town continued their perfect start to the season as they won for the fourth time, with all their goals coming in the first half at Old Chelmsfordians. Jack Main, Jamie Merrit and Darren Phillips were the Basildon marksmen in the 3-1 victory. Catholic United also maintained their winning start to the season after they beat local rivals Old Southendian 2-1, with Craig Roberts and Dan Williams grabbing a goal apiece to secure the win. Great Baddow scored four times against Newham United, who were at least able to notch a goal themselves. The Great Baddow hot shots were Naveen Arain, Elliott Armstrong, Joe Nathanson and Dale Nelson. Newbury Forest also scored four times but they had to first overcome a two goal deficit. Jason Reynolds-Blanche pulled one back and then got Newbury Forest back on level terms. Alex Nicol and Bobby Wise then notched further goals to win the game 4-2 in Newbury Forest’s favour. Harry Brown and Bradley O’Donovan were the Snaresbrook scorers.Division TwoA right foot volley from Steve Harding and then a searching run and finish from Tundi Robinson earned Sungate a 2-0 victory over Ramsden Scotia that keeps them at the top of the Division Two table. Herongate Athletic ended up taking all the points in a titanic struggle with Old Barkabbeyans that saw them fall behind twice. Herongate Athletic then took the lead themselves but their hosts promptly equalised. Sean Savage then scored a late winner for Herongate Athletic, whose other goals were scored by Matt Allix (2) and Glen Jordan. Ryan James, Wayne Martin and Jay Dale were the Old Barks scorers. Mark Pope scored a brace for Rochford Town but they went on to lose 5-2 at Benfleet. Reece Clarke also notched a brace for Ongar Town but goals from Matt Taylor (2) and Charlie Hazelwood made it a 3-2 win in Upminster’s favour.Division ThreeDebden Sports move up to third after they overcome Leytonstone United by the odd goal in five. Stephen Bryan cracked off two of the goals with the other one being rifled home by Tom Osmond. Harry Spackman and Paul Bergamini grabbed the Leytonstone goals and they remain pointless and sit in the relegation zone. Old Chelmsfordians Res. are fourth in the table after a 4-1 win at Roydon. Ed Freeman scores twice with Martin Mixture and Elliott Walker also chipping in. The Roydon reply was scored by Mo Benzid.
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