Thursday, September 28, 2023

Essex Olympian League: Match reports

Anagram Records Trophy

Springfield were beaten finalists last season, however there will be no repeat this time around as they came unstuck at Letchworth Garden City Eagles. The Herts Senior County League side move into the next round after recording a 3-1 home win. Joe Mayer scored a late consolation for Springfield who fell behind to a contentious goal and then conceded two own goals

London Junior Cup

FC Hamlets, the current holders of the London Junior Cup, made an easy passage into the Third Round after a comprehensive 4-0 victory over IB Albion. The goals were notched by John Gilroy, Lewis Cassell, George Oakley and Ishmael Carter.

Senior League Cup

Harold Hill came from a goal behind, were at one stage 3-1 up, before Bishops Stortford Swifts scored twice more in normal time. Harold Hill went on to win the game 5-3 in extra time thanks to goals from Leroy Griffiths and Jamie Fuller, adding to the Harold Hill tally that also included strikes from Jack Suters, King Amieye and Macauley White. Daniel Callaway (2) and Jermain Hughes scored the Bishops Stortford Swifts replies. Dave Collins is a master at the long range shot and he hurled in a 30 yard screamer for Catholic United on Saturday at Ryan. The Southend-based team went on to score further goals from Pat Kearney and Nikki Beale.

Premier Division

A goal in each half from Gary Ticehurst helped Hannakins Farm beat May & Baker E.C. 2-1, whose goal came via Lamar Lamounis. The win keeps Hannakins Farm at the top of the table with a three point lead over Harold Wood Athletic who move up to second after they won their game at Leigh Ramblers. Jordan Tolan and Mathew Donovan scored the Harold Wood goals with the Leigh goal coming via an own goal. Jake Marsh scored a brace for Frenford Senior as they registered a 3-1 win over Rayleigh Town. Luke Woodward scored the other Frenford goal, with Alex Witham scoring the Rayleigh consolation. Kelvedon Hatch are becoming the draw specialists in the division after their draw with Canning Town made it six drawn games so far this season. Ryan Parker and Steven Barlex were the Kelvedon scorers in the 2-2 draw. They also provided Canning Town with an own goal, while Julian Edwards supplied the other Canning Town strike. Bottom placed White Ensign were felled by Yemi Adelani who scored both of Buckhurst Hill’s goals in the 2-1. Kem Onubogu provided the White Ensign reply. The win keeps Buckhurst Hill in the drop zone but they have now levelled up with Leigh Ramblers and only goal difference keeps them in it.

Division One

Goals from Dane Nelson and Dan Gage fire Great Baddow to the top of the table after they win their fixture at Snaresbrook 2-1. Matthew Shrubsole was the Snarebrook scorer. Basildon Town also pick up maximum points after a 4-0 victory at Shenfield AFC. Darren Phillips bangs home a hat-trick with Marcus Bowyers also chipping in. Stuart Judd and Emile Acquah score a goal each in Old Southendian’s 2-1 win at Old Chelmsfordians. Andy Adamokoh scores twice for Newbury Forest with Liam Sewell doing likewise for Runwell Sports; resulting in a point for each side as the game ends up as a 2-2 draw. Robert Clark bags a hat-trick for Hutton who move off the foot of the table after a 5-2 win over Galleywood. Brad Freeman and Robert Lorkins are the other Hutton marksmen, while Craig Skipper scores twice for Galleywood.

Division Two

Sungate remain Division Two leaders but they had to work hard against Lakeside to achieve it. David Whiting had given Sungate the lead with a towering header; yet despite dominating most of the first half they couldn’t put their chances away and Lakeside then equalised to make the half-time score 1-1. Worse was to follow in the second half when Lakeside caught Sungate on the break to go into a 2-1 lead. Spencer Pitfield then equalised with a penalty before Shane Mason came off the subs bench and scored the winner with a blistering volley to win the game 3-2. Callum Williams and Georgie Wright were the Lakeside scorers. An 80th minute goal by James Smith helped Ramsden Scotia come away from promotion-chasing Toby with all the points from a slender 1-0 win. Benfleet fired four past Ongar Town without reply. Alfie Fletcher, Taylor Lawrence, Harry Long and Mason Shave were the marksmen. Christopher Carr grabbed a goal, received a yellow card and also ended up on the losing side after Upminster beat Herongate Athletic 3-1 at Belhus Park. Zack Killoran’s first half goal was added to in the next period by James Lakey and Matthew Taylor. Ryan James scored twice for Old Barkabbeyans but they have to settle for a share of the spoils as Rochford Town score twice themselves via Ashley Fell and Steve Sharpe.

Division Three

Roydon take their unbeaten run to four games after they beat Debden Sports 2-1. Goals came from Darren Williams and James Waggitt, which cancelled out the Chris Charlombous strike for Debden Sports.

Anagram Records Trophy 2nd Round

Letchworth Garden City Eagles 3 Springfield 1

London Junior Cup 2nd Round

IB Albion 0 FC Hamlets 4

Senior League Cup 3rd Round

Harold Hill 5 Bishops Stortford Swifts 3 (aet)

Ryan 0 Catholic United 3

Premier Division

Canning Town 2 Kelvedon Hatch 2

Frenford Senior 3 Rayleigh Town 1

Hannakins Farm 2 May & Baker E.C. 1

Leigh Ramblers 1 Harold Wood Athletic 2

White Ensign 1 Buckhurst Hill 2

Division One

Hutton 5 Galleywood 2

Old Chelmsfordians 1 Old Southendian 2

Runwell Sports 2 Newbury Forest 2

Shenfield AFC 0 Basildon Town 4

Snaresbrook 1 Great Baddow 2

Division Two

Benfleet 4 Ongar Town 0

Old Barkabbeyans 2 Rochford Town 2

Sungate 3 Lakeside 2

Toby 0 Ramsden Scotia 1

Upminster 3 Herongate Athletic 1

Division Three

Roydon 2 Debden Sports 1


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