Essex Premier Cup
Galleywood were trailing to a Ross Carpenter goal which Ongar Town were able to hold onto going into the final twenty minutes of their Essex Premier Cup 1st Round tie. However Galleywood rallied and went on to win the game 2-1, with Thomas Watling and Jack Chatterway their marksmen.
London Junior Cup
FC Hamlets moved into the next round after overcoming Hackney Wick Res. 3-1 in their 1st Round tie.
Current Premier Division leaders Buckhurst Hill had to work very hard against an organised Old Southendian outfit on Saturday. The hosts went into the game at the foot of the table with no points on the board; but for eighty minutes it looked like they were about to rectify that. However Sonny Shilling burst that bubble in the final ten minutes to maintain Buckhurst Hill’s one hundred percent winning record. Old Southendian, despite their hard battle against the Premier Division leaders, remain at the foot of the table and are now winless in five. Manford Way have also made a winless start to the campaign and lost 2-1 at home to Great Baddow this weekend. Dan Gage scored a brace for Great Baddow which moves them up to tenth; Lee Lashley scored for Manford Way who remain in the bottom two. Catholic United have not made the start that they, or indeed anyone, was expecting. Last season’s Premier Division Champions seems to be suffering a hangover as they were gunned down at Rayleigh Town who won the game 3-1 with Max Jones notching a hat-trick. Catholic United have drawn one and lost the remainder of their opening four games and sit one place above the drop zone. Rayleigh Town sit fourth after this success. Harold Wood Athletic were beaten 3-2 by Bishop’s Stortford Swifts which keeps them in second place, but now three points behind Buckhurst Hill. Robert Whitnell and Joe Stevens provided the Harold Wood goals, but a Charles Brown brace plus a goal from Mark Nougher secured the points for Swifts which moves them up to fifth. Kelvedon Hatch remain third after a 2-1 win at Leigh Ramblers. Dan Gilliard and Mike Daniels scored the Kelvedon goals with Matt Brinklow the Leigh scorer. Sungate provided Canning Town with one of their goals, the other one was supplied by Tom Quinn as Canning Town came over with a 2-0 away win.
Jamie Miller fired Basildon Town to the top of the table; his solitary goal inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Old Chelmsfordians that also sees his side maintain their one percent winning start to the season. Snaresbrook move up to third after a similar score line over May & Baker E.C. Res. Harry Price scored the goal in that one. Shenfield AFC picked up a 5-2 away win at Frenford Res. with braces for Jordan Elliot and Mitch Day, with Sam Bubb also chipping in. Meanwhile Herongate Athletic beat Ramsden Scotia 5-2 at home with Perry Aldridge and Ben Lambert notching braces while Ben Crouch provided the other goal. Keegan Risley and Sam Wren supplied the Ramsden replies.
Runwell Sports were able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday; going into the final twenty-five minutes of the game, Runwell were trailing 2-0 but goals from Callum Prin, Declan Clarke, plus an unfortunate own goal saw them run out 3-2 winners. Peter Spicer bagged both of Toby’s goals in a 2-2 draw with Shoebury Town. The visitors equalised in the final minute to salvage a point with Aaron Day and Dom Binns their marksmen. A Jason Patmore brace plus goals from Dwayne Francis-Riley and Troy Reed helped Rochford Town beat Beacon Hill Rovers 4-2. Charlie Brewer and Steve Bennett scored for Beacon Hill.
Westhamians remain top of the table after a 3-1 win at Roydon. Tom Pennells, Ben Jones and Sam Jones supplied the goals. Old Southendian Res. are up to second after they secure a 3-1 win at White Ensign Res. Ryan Kelly, Pete Jelley and Ben Franklin scored the goals, and while Zach Somerset-Butley was able to find the net with one penalty, Old Southendian keeper George Dugdale was able to save the other one. Hutton Res. and Academy Soccer played out a tight, tough battle; but any late comers would have missed the only goal of the game as Luis Ruiz provided that for Academy Soccer inside the opening minute.
Essex Premier Cup 1st Round
Ongar Town 1 Galleywood 2
London Junior Cup 1st Round
Hackney Wick Res. 1 FC Hamlets 3
Bishop’s Stortford Swifts 3 Harold Wood Athletic 2
Leigh Ramblers 1 Kelvedon Hatch 2
Manford Way 1 Great Baddow 2
Old Southendian 0 Buckhurst Hill 1
Rayleigh Town 3 Catholic United 1
Sungate 0 Canning Town 2
Herongate Athletic 5 Ramsden Scotia 2
Frenford Res. 2 Shenfield AFC 5
Old Chelmsfordians 0 Basildon Town 1
Snaresbrook 1 May & Baker E.C. Res. 0
Lakeside 2 Runwell Sports 3
Rochford Town 4 Beacon Hill Rovers 2
Toby 2 Shoebury Town 2
Hutton Res. 0 Academy Soccer 1
Roydon 1 Westhamians 3
White Ensign Res. 1 Old Southendian Res. 3
Saturday 22nd September
Essex Premier Cup 1st Round
Arlesford Colne Rangers v Rochford Town
Basildon Town v Toby
Beacon Hill Rovers v Upminster
Buckhurst Hill v Shenfield AFC
Canning Town v Barkingside Res.
Catholic United v Cressing United
Clapton Community v Hutton
Dedham Old Boys v Academy Soccer
Earls Colne v Great Baddow
Gas Recreation v Frenford Res.
Grays Athletic Res. v Ramsden Scotia
Harold Wood Athletic v Kelvedon Hatch
Kelvedon Social v Ryan
Little Oakley Res. v Herongate Athletic
Manford Way v Wormingford Wanderers
Old Chelmsfordians v Snaresbrook
Old Southendian v Great Bentley
Ramsey & Mistley v Shoebury Town
Rayleigh Town v Leigh Ramblers
Runwell Sports v Barnston
Springfield v Docklands Albion
Sungate v Lakeside
West Bergholt v May & Baker E.C. Res.
FC Hamlets v Galleywood
Chingford Athletic v Newham United
May & Baker E.C. ‘A’ v Harold Wood Athletic Res.
Hutton Res. v Wakering Sports
Leigh Town v Old Chelmsfordians Res.
Roydon v Old Southendian Res.
Westhamians v Basildon Town Res.