Football: Olympian League Reports

CANNING Town’s FA Vase adventure sadly came to an end on Saturday but they certainly gave Biggleswade one hell of a game, which required extra time before the Spartan South Midland side could celebrate reaching the Second Round. Canning Town went into half-time leading 1-0, twice came from behind in the second half, before finally succumbing to a late goal in the final stages of extra time. Tom Phillips, Dean Pearson, Julian Edwards and Ky McClements were the Canning Town scorers in a pulsating cup tie that they were unlucky to lose.Galleywood breezed into the Second Round of the Anagram Records Trophy after a 6-0 win over Evergreen. Jamie Ricks scored a hat-trick and his goal scoring accomplices were Matthew Buckingham, Jared Cousins and Craig Skipper. They now travel to Broadfields in the next round.Bishops Stortford Swifts are the new leaders of the Premier Division after they beat White Ensign on Saturday. Robert Whitnell scored twice, Liam Baptiste grabbed one and then White Ensign gifted an own goal. Brett Munyard scored the White Ensign goal but they now slip into the relegation zone. A superb rear guard display from May having started the day leading the table. Strikes from Chris Gormley and Dean Nevill helped Hannakins Farm beat Buckhurst Hill 2-0 and the win moves them up to second in the table. Leigh Ramblers picked up their first win of the campaign at Harold Hill which not only moves them off the bottom position but out of the relegation zone altogether.Justin Hazell, Brad Williams and Tommy Hollingsworth scored the goals in the 3-1 win over Harold Hill who drop to bottom after this result. Luke Woodward scores for Frenford Senior with Damian Yoxall notching the Manford Way goal in a local derby that ended 1-1. Rayleigh Town also share a point with Kelvedon Hatch after their game ends goalless.The top two clashed on Saturday as leaders Basildon Town entertained second-placed Catholic United. A tight battle ensued with the solitary goal being scored by Catholic United’s Dave Collins who unleashed a 30 yard free-kick to win the game for the visitors. The result means that Catholic United now move to the top of the table, maintaining their one hundred percent winning record whilst at the same time ending Basildon Town’s perfect winning start to the campaign.Great Baddow move up to second after a 3-2 win at Newbury Forest. Jack Mead, Jay Parks and Nav Arain scored a goal apiece cancelling out the Newbury goals which were scored by Bradley Gates and Andy Adamokah. Hutton picked up their first win of the season at London APSA winning the game 4-2 courtesy of goals from Rob Clarke, Carl Dutton, Dan Williams and an own goal. London APSA scored through Arshad Coowar and Eusebio Da Silva but sit just above the relegation zone. Newham United had an afternoon to forget as they lost 8-1 to Old Chelmsfordians which keeps them in the relegation zone.A Liam Sewell brace plus further goals from Scott Mortlock and Jeff Banks help Runwell Sports register a 4-1 win over Snaresbrook, who scored a solitary reply via Josh Woodcock. Shenfield AFC and Old Southendian cancel each other out and so share a point each after their game ends 0-0.Reece Mosanya, Adam Tebbani and Clifford Newby-Harris score a goal each as Ryan beat Old Barkabbeyans; moving them to the top of the table in the process. Simeon Dennis scored the Old Barks reply via the penalty spot. Toby move up to third after they were finally able to beat a resolute Ongar Town team, who had a man sent off early in the second half before being cruelly denied a point in the final minute of the game as Toby broke their resolve with a goal from Arron Watson-McNab in the dying seconds. Georgie Wright and Lawrence Petts score the goals that help Lakeside beat Herongate Athletic 2-1. Lee Atkinson notched the Herongate Athletic reply. Upminster record a 4-2 win over Rochford Town thanks to goals from Lewis Elwood, Zack Killoran, Warren Taylor and James Lakey. Rochford’s goals are scored by Mark Pope and Steve Sharpe.There were only two games in Division Three on Saturday and both of them produced eight goals. Shoebury Town provided all eight of them in their hammering of Leytonstone United, which saw Kirk Hudson and Aaron Cooper scoring four apiece, which moves their team up to second. Roydon and Frenford Senior Res. meanwhile drew their game 4-4. In a quite amazing game Darren Williams scored twice for Roydon with Ferid Medanovic doing likewise for Frenford. Tony Smith was the other Roydon marksman while George Fairhead notched one of the other Frenford goals. Amazingly both teams also had own goals in their goal tally so perhaps, on reflection, a draw was a fair result.Runwell Sports Res. hit Epping for six with Ben Crouch and Jack Walsh each scoring a hat-trick with a red card perhaps taking a bit of shine of the victory. However the win moves Runwell up to sixth.Catholic United Res. open up a 5 point lead after a 3-0 home win over Bishops Stortford Swifts Res. Jack Deasey (2) and Luke Winter were the marksmen.Collier Row and Southend Manor play out a 3-3 draw. Dan Reeves, Tom Stimston and Jack Chapman are the Collier Row scorers, while Mathew Hubbard scores twice for Southend Manor with Jasper Read adding the other goal.FA Vase 1st RoundCanning Town 4 Biggleswade 5 (aet)Anagram Records Trophy 1st RoundGalleywood 6 Evergreen 0Premier DivisionBishops Stortford Swifts 4 White Ensign 1Frenford Senior 1 Manford Way 1Hannakins Farm 2 Buckhurst Hill 0Harold Hill 1 Leigh Ramblers 3Harold Wood Athletic 1 May & Baker E.C. 1Rayleigh Town 0 Kelvedon Hatch 0Division OneBasildon Town 0 Catholic United 1London APSA 2 Hutton 4Newbury Forest 2 Great Baddow 3Old Chelmsfordians 8 Newham United 1Runwell Sports 4 Snaresbrook 1Shenfield AFC 0 Old Southendian 0Division TwoHerongate Athletic 1 Lakeside 2Old Barkabbeyans 1 Ryan 3Ongar Town 0 Toby 1Upminster 4 Rochford Town 2Division ThreeLeytonstone United 0 Shoebury Town 8Roydon 4 Frenford Senior Res. 4

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