May & Baker E.C. catapulted themselves to the top of the Premier Division after a 2-1 away win at Catholic United that takes their winning run to three – all of which have been garnered on the road. Conor Okus and Jamie Reddington contributed to this week’s road show; Catholic United scored their reply through Dan Williams.
Harold Wood Athletic had started the day leading the division but Kelvedon Hatch knocked them off their perch on route to recording their first win of the season. Lee Hamill and James Hughes scored the goals that cancelled out Chas Liddiard’s effort for Harold Wood.
Manford Way move up to third after a 3-0 home win over Basildon Town. Julian Edwards scored twice with Elliot Carter the other scorer.
Leigh Ramblers move out the drop zone and now sit tenth after they beat local rivals Rayleigh Town 2-0. The visitors needed the points just as much as the hosts but goals from Seb Allen and Justin Hazell seal a win that keeps Rayleigh Town bottom while providing their team their first win of the season that also moves them up the table a little bit.
Sungate move to the top of the table after a 3-1 win at Snaresbrook. Steve Harding opened the Sungate account with a sublime chip. However Sungate then slipped up a little bit as Snaresbrook equalised via an own goal. Jake Clarke and his brother Reece both scored goals in the second half to seal the win.
Hutton move up to third after goals from Tom Price and Max Bolton help them pick up a 2-1 away win at Runwell Sports. Defeat drops Runwell to the foot of the table.
Harold Hill see George Shelvey and Ryan Jeffs both bagging braces in their 5-2 win over Newbury Forest. Alex Terry scored the other Hill goal with a Jamal Kahn penalty and Bradley Gates strike providing the Newbury efforts.
Adam Dowsett and Matthew Ridley scored the goals that move Galleywood out the drop zone as they were able to beat FC Hamlets 2-1. Ishmael Carter scored for the visitors but they ended up tasting defeat for the first time this season.
Old Chelmsfordians drop down into the relegation places after a 4-3 reverse at the hands of Shenfield AFC. Luke Williamson, Sam Lock plus two from Josh Sumner made sure the points went back with Shenfield.
Great Baddow score goals via Craig Skipper, Daniel Gage and Sam Mead which provides them with a 3-1 away win over Old Southendian. The hosts reply via Billy MacLean.
Steve Merrick scored two penalties on route to notching a hat trick as leaders Ongar Town made it five wins out of five against bottom of the table Ryan. Peter Davies notched two with Ross Carpenter also scoring in the 6-1 win. Ryan’s goal was scored by Richmond Bobie.
Ramsden Scotia remain second after a hard fought victory over Toby. David Hollis scored twice in the 4-3 win with the other Ramsden goals being scored by Louis Smith and Kurt King. Francesco Balestrini, Simon Bamidele and Reece Simpson scored the Toby replies and the defeat keeps them close to the wrong end of the table.
Upminster drop into the relegation zone after a 1-0 home defeat by Rochford Town confines them to their third straight league defeat. Currently pointless, they remain one place above bottom-placed Ryan on goal difference alone.
Chris Carr and Martin Llewellyn hit the target for Herongate Athletic but they leave Rayleigh Town Res. pointless after Steve Brooks, Ryan Cushway, Charlie Legg, Joe Pyne and Matt Van Lint score a goal apiece in the 5-2 Rayleigh win.
Newham United and A1 Sports share a point after a tense goalless draw.
White Ensign Res. take top spot thanks to Charlie Cooney and Samuel Irvine both posting braces. Charlie Edwards scores the other goal in the 5-3 win over Roydon whose Charlie Rider also bagged a double, with Darren Williams adding the other goal.
Shoebury Town share the spoils with Beacon Hill Rovers after a 3-3 draw. Scott Clark (2) and Jack Buxton were the Shoebury marksmen.
Carl Dutton scored the Hutton Res. goal but they lose 2-1 at home to Manford Way Res.
Leytonstone United were brushed aside by Debden Sports who showed the bottom-placed club no mercy on route to an 8-1 away win. Bentley Vancontan lead the charge by scoring a hat trick; the rest of the goals were spread around the team with Jack Hare, Jake Roberts, Bolargi Obitan, Chris Charlombous and Taku Mashingaidze putting their names down on the score sheet. Charlie Dow scored the Leytonstone goal that avoided a total white wash.
Catholic United 1 May & Baker E.C. 2
Harold Wood Athletic 1 Kelvedon Hatch 2
Leigh Ramblers 2 Rayleigh Town 0
Manford Way 3 Basildon Town 0
Galleywood 2 FC Hamlets 1
Harold Hill 5 Newbury Forest 2
Old Chelmsfordians 3 Shenfield AFC 4
Old Southendian 1 Great Baddow 3
Runwell Sports 1 Hutton 2
Snaresbrook 1 Sungate 3
Newham United 0 A1 Sports 0
Ongar Town 6 Ryan 1
Ramsden Scotia 4 Toby 3
Rayleigh Town Res. 5 Herongate Athletic 2
Upminster 0 Rochford Town 1
Hutton Res. 1 Manford Way Res. 2
Leytonstone United 1 Debden Sports 8
Shoebury Town 3 Beacon Hill Rovers 3
White Ensign Res. 5 Roydon 3