Prokit UK Essex Olympian League – Saturday 2nd February Round-Up



Essex Premier Cup

Buckhurst Hill become the first club to reach this season’s semi-finals after their game at Arlesford Colne Rangers went ahead, whilst the other three quarter-final games fell afoul of the elements. Galleywood v  Kelvedon Hatch;  Hutton  v  Rayleigh Town and Tiptree Heath  v  Catholic United are now scheduled for next Saturday. Buckhurst Hill booked their semi final appearance this weekend,  after coming through a seven goal thriller with Arlesford,  which the Olympian Premier Division leaders won 4-3.


Premier Division

Harold Wood Athletic are now equal on points with leaders Buckhurst Hill after Joe Stevens and Rob Whitnell both notched in their 2-0 away win at Canning Town. Bishop’s Stortford Swifts finish the day in third after they too won 2-0 on the road. Gavin Cockman and Lee Samways from the penalty spot causing the damage to Manford Way who remain at the foot of the table. Great Baddow remain in the other relegation spot as despite a goal from John Baxter their opponents Springfield went on to win the game 2-1. Sungate also lost at home, but unlike Great Baddow, their loss at the hands of Old Southendian was slightly heavier: it ended in a 5-0 Old Southendian win. Nick Henesy scored a hat-trick, with Scott Plom and Nico Dubuchet also chipping in.


Division One

With the rest of the league programme being decimated due to the weather meant that Shenfield AFC were handed the opportunity to take Division One leadership off Snaresbrook if they were able to get anything from their game with FC Hamlets. The game ended in 1-1 draw with Ronnie Hobbrough scoring for Shenfield, while FC Hamlets replied via John Gilroy. Shenfield now top the table on goal difference.


Division Three

Academy Soccer kept themselves in the slipstream of the top two after beating White Ensign Res. 4-0 which moves them up to third, seven points behind leaders Westhamians, but only four behind second-placed Wakering Sports who have also played one game more. Marc Porter-Brown opened the Academy account in the first half, with the points secured in the second half as Mike Nichols, Kuis Ruiz and Dom Cooper added to the tally. Old Chelmsfordians Res. beat Roydon 4-3, while Laindon Orient won their game with Hutton Res. 3-0. It didn’t take them long to be in the driving seat, Ally Collins firing home in the opening minute. It took until the 54th minute for Laindon to add a second, which was notched by Tom Read. Then two minutes later the scoring was rounded up when Henry Ballard rifled home.



Essex Premier Cup Quarter Final

Arlesford Colne Rangers 3 Buckhurst Hill 4


Premier Division

Canning Town 0 Harold Wood Athletic 2

Great Baddow 1 Springfield 2

Manford Way 0 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 2

Sungate 0 Old Southendian 5


Division One

Shenfield AFC 1 FC Hamlets 1


Division Three

Academy Soccer 4 White Ensign Res. 0

Laindon Orient 3 Hutton Res. 0

Roydon 3 Old Chelmsfordians Res. 4


Forthcoming Fixtures


Saturday 9th February

Essex Premier Cup Quarter Finals

Galleywood v  Kelvedon Hatch

Hutton v  Rayleigh Town

Tiptree Heath v  Catholic United


Herts Senior Centenary Trophy Semi Final

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts v  Belstone


Premier Division

Canning Town v Sungate

Harold Wood Athletic v  Buckhurst Hill

Manford Way v  Leigh Ramblers

Old Southendian v  Great Baddow


Division One

Frenford Res. v  FC Hamlets

Herongate Athletic v  Snaresbrook

May & Baker E.C. Res. v  Basildon Town

Old Chelmsfordians v  Ramsden Scotia

Shenfield AFC v  Rayleigh Town Res.


Division Two

Chingford Athletic v  Lakeside

Rochford Town v  Shoebury Town

Ryan v  Beacon Hill Rovers

Toby v  Runwell Sports


Division Three

Academy Soccer v  Leigh Town

Basildon Town Res. v  Laindon Orient

Roydon v  Hutton Res.

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