Senior League Cup
Rayleigh Town’s troubles continued on Saturday as the Premier Division strugglers were dumped out of the Senior League Cup by Benfleet. The side from Division Two run out 3-1 winners. Leigh Ramblers progress to the next round after beating A1 Sports 4-2. Justin Hazell scored twice for Leigh with Ryan Lowe and Tommy Hollingsworth also providing goals. Jake Stock and Jason Purewal scored the A1 Sports replies. May & Baker E.C. currently lead the Premier Division but their interest in the Senior League Cup ended at the hands of Bishops Stortford Swifts. Joe McEvoy and Mark Nougher grabbed the goals in the 2-1 success with James Barlow scoring the May & Baker effort.
Anagram Records Trophy
The all-Olympian affair involving Catholic United and Manford Way went right down to the wire. Nathan Dewberry and Shaun Illet both chalked strikes for Catholic United but Tom Herbery and Callum Ibe did likewise for Manford Way; the game ended all-square at 2-2 but Catholic United went on to win the penalty shoot-out 4-2.
London Senior Trophy
Canning Town’s interest ended at the hands of Phoenix Sports Res. who won the tie 2-1. Josh Thompson scored the Cannin Town goal.
Frenford are up to second after a Luke Woodward brace plus a strike from Ashley Taylor-Forbes eased them to a 3-0 home win over White Ensign. Springfield move up to fourth after a 4-2 home win over Harold Wood Athletic. Joe Mayer scored twice with Matt Webb and Ross Lamb also bagging goals. Chad Liddard scored both the Harold Wood replies. Kelvedon Hatch finally broke their duck last Saturday with a 4-0 win over Snaresbrook. They went up a further gear this weekend as they swept Basildon Town aside with a 7-0 win. James Burt scored a hat-trick; Mike Daniels banged in a couple; George Saunders and Lee Hamill providing a goal apiece.
Sungate remain top of the Division One pile after a 6-0 win over Harold Hill. Jake Clarke (2), Danny Downer (2), Steve Harding and Shane Mason were the marksmen. Harold Hill had started the day in second but after this result drop down to fourth. Great Baddow move into second after a goal-laiden 7-3 win over Shenfield AFC. Dane Gage notched twice with the other goals being supplied by Dane Nelson, Luke Perry, Jack Sterland, Grant Hill and Nav Arain. Shenfield were not exactly shy in front of goal themselves as Ollie Dingli, Josh Sumner and James Brett all found the net. John Staines bagged the match-ball as Old Southendian unleashed six at Runwell Sports. Connor Lane added a further two with Stuart Judd rounding up the scoring. Runwell Sports managed to score twice themselves through James Driver and Arron Rix and are holding up the rest of the table. Hutton and FC Hamlets share a point each in a 2-2 in a game that featured a goal from the Hutton keeper Joe Williams. Outfield player Gaston Mendy scored the other Hutton goal with John Gilroy and George Oakley the source of the FC Hamlets replies. A single goal is enough to settle the local derby between Snaresbrook and Newbury Forest. The 1-0 win for Snaresbrook moves them up to eighth; Newbury Forest slip into the drop zone after this result. Old Chelmsfordians lifted themselves out of the bottom two after a Josh Goodey brace plus a Gareth Hutchings solo guide them to a 3-2 win over fellow-strugglers Galleywood who score through Sammy Donn and Craig Skipper.
Ongar Town remain top of the table after a 2-0 home win over Newham United. Sean Green and Peter Davies were the marksmen. Ramsden Scotia remain on their tail though as they come away from May & Baker E.C. Res. with a 3-0 win. Ryan Leddra supplied two of the strikes with Dave Hollis supplying the other. Ben Lamberts scores twice in Herongate Athletic’s 3-1 win over Ryan. Scott Mortlock scores the other Herongate goal with Gionit Zejnullahu the Ryan scorer. Toby remain bottom despite the best efforts of Richie Harvey who scored their goal against Upminster. However the visitors needed points themselves and went on to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Matthew Taylor and Warren Taylor. The win moves Upminster up to eighth. Steve Brooks, Ryan Cushway and Ricky Gill score the Rayleigh Town Res. goals in a 3-1 win over Rochford Town. Max Hall snared the consolation.
Shoebury Town remain top but had to come through a tough encounter against lowly Roydon. Strikes from Dom Binns, Scott Clark and Daryl Cooper ensured that the point went Shoebury’s way as they won the game 3-2. Mo Benzid and Liam Oliver scored the Roydon replies. Leigh Town keep on Shoebury’s tail though as their 4-1 win over Debden Sports keeps them third but only a point behind. White Ensign Res. remain second, picking up points after their opponents forfeited the match. Leigh had to win their points on the pitch and did so thanks to an Alfie Phillips brace plus strikes from Reece Graves and Jimmy Markham. Ben Trigg scores the all-important goal that sees Hutton Res. eke out a 1-0 victory at Beacon Hill Rovers. Old Chelmsfordians Res. and Frenford Res. cancel each other out totally and share a point each from a goalless encounter.
Senior League Cup 2nd Round
Benfleet 3 Rayleigh Town 1
Leigh Ramblers 4 A1 Sports 2
May & Baker E.C. 1 Bishops Stortford Swifts 2
Anagram Records Trophy 1st Round
Catholic United 2 Manford Way 2 (Catholic United win 4-2 Pens)
London Senior Trophy 1st Round
Phoenix Sports Res. 2 Canning Town 1
Basildon Town 0 Kelvedon Hatch 7
Frenford 3 White Ensign 0
Springfield 4 Harold Wood Athletic 0
Galleywood 2 Old Chelmsfordians 3
Great Baddow 7 Shenfield AFC 3
Harold Hill 0 Sungate 6
Hutton 2 FC Hamlets 2
Runwell Sports 2 Old Southendian 6
Snaresbrook 1 Newbury Forest 0
Herongate Athletic 3 Ryan 1
May & Baker E.C. Res. 0 Ramsden Scotia 3
Ongar Town 2 Newham United 0
Rayleigh Town Res. 3 Rochford Town 1
Toby 1 Upminster 2
Beacon Hill Rovers 0 Hutton Res. 1
Leigh Town 4 Debden Sports 1
Old Chelmsfordians Res. 0 Frenford Res. 0
Roydon 2 Shoebury Town 3