Essex Senior League – Saturday 14th August Round-Up


Saturday 14th August


Clapton 1 St Margaretsbury 2

Enfield 2 Stanway Rovers 0

FC Clacton 0 Hoddesdon Town 1

Ilford P White Ensign P

Saffron Walden Town 4 Southend Manor 2

Sawbridgeworth Town 1 Little Oakley 5

Takeley 1 Cockfosters 2


Saffron Walden Town top the table after a 4-2 home win over Southend Manor which included a hat-trick from Gavin Cockman. Matthew Hurley was the other Bloods scorer, while Jordan Chambers bagged both the Manor goals. Enfield almost took the lead in the opening minute against Stanway Rovers as Callum Ibe just placed his shot wide. A minute later and Ryan Ramsey was having a shot tipped over by Aldridge. Bransgrove had to make a save in the 7th minute. But it was the hosts that kept pushing and they duly broke the deadlock on 23 minutes when Ibe’s cross caused panic in the Stanway box allowing Reece Conway to slot home. Ibe then had a shot saved, while at the other end Franchi had a shot deflected wide. The E’s doubled their lead in the 54th minute when a long throw into the box casued a scramble and from it Ibe was able to drill the ball into the net. Stanway almost cut the deficit from a Holder shot from outside the box, however it was inches wide, but Conway also went close for the E’s, who then almost made it three in the 85th minute when Johnson was played in but the Aldridge was able deny him. However the E’s were not denied all thee points that sees them end the afternoon in 9th, while Stanway drop down to 2nd. Ethan Rookard bagged Hoddesdon Town’s goal in their 1-0 away win at FC Clacton, while a Kyle Roberts brace helped St Margaretsbury take all the spoils as they beat Clapton 2-1. The Tons scored their goal via Darnell Kithambo. Little Oakley posted their first win of the season in some style as they beat Sawbridgeworth Town 5-1 at Crofters End. Harry Mann’s brace was added to by goals from Lewis Wood, Luke Mayhew and Danny Garrad and the win sees them move to 15th. Sawbridgeworth Town’s scorer was Jake Skeet and defeat here leaves them winless and down in 20th, with only goal difference separating the current pointless quintet of Ilford, White Ensign, Woodford Town, Sawbridgeworth Town and Sporting Bengal United. Takeley will be cursing their luck as they had opportunities to beat Cockfosters but ended up losing 2-1. The visitors started brightly, but then Mullings collided with the Cockfosters keeper in the box, but nothing was given. Healey then placed a header onto the roof of the Takeley net, before appealing to the ref that he had been fouled in the box. Back and forth it went, with Takeley perhaps shading it before finally opening the scoring in the 23rd minute through Carl Mullings. After scoring Takeley then continued having chances, even having one shot from O’Hanlon that hit the crossbar and bounced on the goal-line just before the half time whistle. Billy Healey levelled the game in the 56th minute, having first been fouled in the box, he then picked himself up and buried the penalty. But Lady Luck was clearly not favouring Takeley as they hit the crossbar again when Campbell charged through the Fosters defence before unleashing a shot that hit the woodwork; a case of third time unlucky for the hosts as they had hit the post in their previous attack,  And when it wasn’t the woodwork keeping the ball out it was Seymour who kept out a fine Mullings effort. Then on 77 minutes Cockfosters were handed the lead when Reece Mosanya headed a cross into the net. And while Cockfosters had other chances to seal the deal, you have to feel for Takeley who ended up with ten men because after making all their subs they then picked up another injury. The hosts then fluffed their lines when a dangerous ball into the box was lashed high over the bar and possibly landed somewhere in the car park. Cockfosters will be happy with the win which sees them end the day in 5th, one place below Takeley who may not look back on this game with such fondness as they had chances to win it. West Essex were big winners on Saturday as they fired eight past Sporting Bengal United. Samraj Gill got things started in the 13th minute, then Callum Bloss notched twice, the first coming in the 17th minute and he then made it a brace two minutes later. Leading 3-0 at half time it was obvious that the hosts were not about to rest on their laurels with Bloss completing his hat-trick three minutes into the second period.  On the hour it was 5-0 as Symeon Taylor found the target, followed six minutes later by another Gill goal. Cameron Gray scored twice to make it 8-0 with the visitors at least managing to grab a consolation when Terry Amoafo notched in the 82nd minute.

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