Football: Essex Olympian League Reports

Herts Senior Centenary Trophy

Bishops Stortford Swifts moved into the 3rd Round after a 3-2 away win at Ware Sports. Rob Whitnell scored a hat-trick for the holders who now face a home tie with Belstone in the Quarter Finals.

Senior League Cup

With 3rd Round ties underway, Springfield where able to get their 2nd Round tie against London APSA out the way, booking an away trip to White Ensign, after securing a 3-1 win. London APSA had taken the lead via Jordan Malick. Joe Mayer equalised with a sublime free-kick, before Josh White came off the subs bench to score twice. Liam Sewell scored for Runwell Sports on Saturday, however Kelvedon Hatch, who completed a League and Cup double last season, went on to win the game 3-2 thanks to goals from Mike Daniels, Ryan Parker and Lee Newton. Shenfield AFC are also through after a 4-0 away win at Shoebury Town. Billy Texeria hit the target on two occasions, with Ben Absolon and Josh Sumner also claiming a goal apiece. Marcus Bowyers scored one of Basildon Town’s goals in their 3-0 win over Rayleigh Town. Basildon took time out from their Division One promotion campaign to gun down their Premier Division rivals with further goals from Grant Cumming and Ben Smith. FC Hamlets from Division Two also knocked out Premier Division opposition, travelling to May & Baker E.C. and winning the game 2-1. The game required extra time after Richard Oxby gave May & Baker the lead, only for Jay Morris to equalise. Morris then scored again in the extra period to win the game for FC Hamlets and causing a shock result in the process. Frenford Senior beat fellow Premier Division outfit Harold Wood Athletic 3-1. Dan Clouth, Nick Hughes and Billy Whatling were the Frenford marksmen.

Premier Division

Hannakins Farm move to the top of the table after finally managing to put bottom-placed White Ensign to the sword. The game was goalless at half-time but Hannakins Farm then cranked up the gears and scored three times in the second period via Dave Limber, Gary Ticehurst and Nick Carpenter. Mark Argent scored against his former Leigh Ramblers team mates on Saturday, and in doing so helped Canning Town come away from their trip to the coast with a share of the points, after a 3-3 draw. Beko Dushku and Dean Pearson were the other Canning Town scorers, while Justin Hazell scored twice with the other Leigh goals being scored by Brad Williams. The other game in the Premier Division also ended in a draw, with Harold Hill and Manford Way scoring twice against each other on route to sharing a point each. King Amieye scored both the Harold Hill goals, while Damian Yoxall and Suley Zuhdu grabbed the Manford Way replies.

Division One

The top two both tasted victory on Saturday showing no compassion on the bottom two opponents they both faced. Catholic United kept their two point lead intact as they rifled five past Newham United. The team that sits second from bottom scored once themselves. Craig Gillam meanwhile scored for Hutton but the team that currently sits bottom were brushed aside by second-placed Great Baddow who went on to win the game 4-1. Snaresbrook had an amazing second half come back on Saturday at Old Chelmsfordians. At half time the game looked as good as won for the hosts who were leading 3-0. Harry Brown had other ideas however and went on to score four times in the second period to win the game 4-3 for Snaresbrook. Mostee Abid and Jamal Khan scored the Newbury Forest goals in a 2-1 win at Galleywood. The win moves them up to fifth and having games in hand on all the teams above them.

Division Two

Sungate had an early scare at Herongate Athletic, finding themselves a goal down within the opening ten minutes. Sungate equalised soon after via David Whiting and then went into a 2-1 lead when Spencer Pitfield despatched a penalty. Danny Downer then extended the lead further to give the leaders a 3-1 half-time lead. The game ended in a 3-3 draw as Herongate capitalised on some defensive errors to reduce the arrears and then levelled the game. The point is enough to move Sungate to the top of the table but they might be a bit angry with themselves for not taking all three. Ryan drop down to second after they lost 4-3 at Rochford Town. Ashley Fell (2), Shane Holyland and Steve Sharpe notched the Rochford goals. Clifford Newby-Harris scored a brace for Ryan and Adam Tabbini scored their other goal. Toby kept their third clean sheet in a row but didn’t score any goals either down at Benfleet. The goalless draw keep them third, while fourth-placed Lakeside lost 3-2 at home to Ongar Town. Ryan Scougall and Gracious Obiji were the Lakeside scorers but Ongar, who have now won two in a row, scored through Reece Clarke (2) and Jordan Buntin. Ramsden Scotia move off the bottom after a 7-1 win at Old Barkabbeyans – a result that now drops them to the foot of the table. Steve Paoletti lead the charge by claiming a hat-trick, Glen Auvache, Jamie Auvache, Richard Bishop and Sam Wren grabbed the other goals. Ryan James scored the solitary Old Barkabbeyans reply.

Division Three

May & Baker E.C. Res. move themselves to top of the table, hammering bottom placed Leytonstone United in the process. The game ended 8-0 in May & Baker’s favour with Tom Harvey bagging a hat-trick. Darren Seymour scored twice with the other goals being rifled home by Kane Messenger, Ben Saunders and Carl Patten. Taylor McLaughlin scored the Debden Sports goal in a 5-1 home defeat at the hands of Frenford Senior Res, while Harold Wood Athletic Res. and Roydon played out a goalless draw.

Herts Senior Centenary Trophy 2nd Round

Ware Sports 2 Bishops Stortford Swifts 3

Senior League Cup 2nd Round

Springfield 3 London APSA 1

Senior League Cup 3rd Round

Basildon Town 3 Rayleigh Town 0

Frenford Senior 3 Harold Wood Athletic 1

May & Baker E.C. 1 FC Hamlets 2 (aet)

Runwell Sports 2 Kelvedon Hatch 3

Shoebury Town 0 Shenfield AFC 4

Premier Division

Hannakins Farm 3 White Ensign 0

Harold Hill 2 Manford Way 2

Leigh Ramblers 3 Canning Town 3

Division One

Galleywood 1 Newbury Forest 2

Great Baddow 4 Hutton 1

Old Chelmsfordians 3 Snaresbrook 4

Newham United 1 Catholic United 5

Division Two

Benfleet 0 Toby 0

Herongate Athletic 3 Sungate 3

Lakeside 2 Ongar Town 3

Old Barkabbeyans 1 Ramsden Scotia 7

Rochford Town 4 Ryan 3

Division Three

Debden Sports 1 Frenford Senior Res. 5

Harold Wood Athletic Res. 0 Roydon 0

Leytonstone United 0 May & Baker E.C. 8

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