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The latest from the Lakeside Speedway Press Office…

LAKESIDE boss Will Pottinger felt there were plenty of positive signs after new No.1 Nick Morris won the season-opening Lee Richardson Spring Classic.

The new Vortex Hammers top four reached the final at the Arena-Essex Raceway with Aussie ace Morris taking victory ahead of Adam Ellis, Richard Lawson and Kyle Newman.

“There were a lot of encouraging signs,” new team manager Pottinger said.

“To have the top four in the final was nice to see, and of course new No.1 Nick Morris took the win and looked impressive.

“All of the home riders were improving as the night progressed and showed plenty of positives, so we were happy.

“There was some good racing and a good opening night crowd, so it was a nice way to remember Lee Richardson, who was a great servant to British speedway and Lakeside.”

The new-look Hammers will be in SGB Championship Trophy action when they head to Peterborough on Sunday (7pm) before a home and away double header against Ipswich on Good Friday.

1ST Nick Morris
2nd Adam Ellis
3rd Richard Lawson
4th Kyle Newman

Adam Ellis 13, Nick Morris 12, Richard Lawson 11, Kyle Newman 9, Zach Wajtknecht 9, Jason Garrity 8, Ben Morley 7, Steve Worrall 7, Edward Kennett 6, Gino Manzares 4, Max Clegg 4, Alfie Bowtell 0.

Barking Abbey (Reds) 4-1 Great Danes (Lions) (Essex Under 18s Girls Cup Final)

Chris Evans reports…

Barking Abbey (Reds) 4-1 Great Danes (Lions), Wednesday 21st March, Parkside, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Essex Under 18s Girls Cup Final.

Barking Abbey (Reds) have their eyes on a 2017/18 triple success after goals from Megan Waters, Eva Carvalho and Holly Turner (2) saw them become the first ever Essex Under 18s Girls Cup winners, defeating Great Danes (Lions) at Aveley FC.

The side, jointly managed by Jason Stephens and Paul Lowther, are also close to league and league cup triumphs and their victory over Danes, who netted through Savannah Japal in the second half, could inspire Abbey to complete that milestone. “The aim at the beginning of this season was always the treble, so we’re still on for that,” said Stephens.

“The team are used to winning. They haven’t lost a game as a group of girls in three years and they don’t know defeat, so that’s the good thing about it. We’re not going to celebrate too much as we know we’ve got two other trophies to collect. The mentality was built in to win and celebrate the season at the end, so there’s another two to go.”

Barking seized the initiative in the 10th minute when Waters progressed into left-hand side of the box and drilled left-footed across goalkeeper Charlie Orwell into the far bottom corner. Then they doubled their advantage thanks to Carvalho’s 28th-minute effort. The ball was hooked over a shoulder into the area where Carvalho took it on a stride and calmly clipped wide of the exposed advancing goalkeeper.

“It was very stop-start,” said Stephens of the first half. “We started the possession very well and created a lot of openings in the first 25, 30 minutes. Unfortunately we didn’t take them or make the right choices. But we did pinch a couple of goals, went 2-0 up, and then quite a nasty injury to our centre-half unsettled the girls just after half time. It got a bit scrappy in the second half with cramp and people going down. There was no fluency at all.”

Their cause wasn’t helped when Great Danes pinched a goal back against the run of play in the 67th minute. Japal was set free on the inside right channel and she lifted the ball over advancing ‘keeper Charlotte Bolland into the net. That was the way it stayed until the last few minutes, with plenty of injury time to play due to a series of unfortunate knocks and injuries.

Abbey finally sealed the match in the final minute. After a trip in the area, skipper Turner tucked away a penalty kick to ease her team’s nerves, then they added another a minute later through Turner again, who followed up her initial parried strike to bury the rebound. “They [Great Danes] got back into it, and deservedly so,” Stephens recalled.

“They worked hard and, at 2-1, you never know how it’s going to go. Unfortunately for them – although it was the right decision – there was a silly challenge in the box and we got the penalty. It was foregone conclusion then and it was just a case of whether were going to pick up, and how many. It was an interesting night with some good moments, some scrappy moments and some unfortunate injuries from both sides, and we got the win.”

Barking Abbey (Reds): Charlotte Bolland, Molly Bowness, Tessa O’Connor, Madeline O’Connor, Gemma Aldeen, Megan Waters, Sophie Kelly, Eva Carvalho, Poppy Binding, Holly Turner, April Sykes. Substitutes (repeated): Maddie Austin, Kiera Harris, Hannah Landen, Sophie Spencer-Webb.

Great Danes (Lions): Charlie Orwell, Sadie Kirrane, Niamh Hayes, Isabel Plunkett, Jazmin Whitehead-Shakes, Ellie Kiff, Lucy Edmeades, Tara Kayne, Savannah Japal, Rebecca Kemp, Georgia Blogg. Substitutes (repeated): Emma Horton.

Referee: Christopher Noble (Barking & Dagenham).

Assistant Referees: Harry Arnot (Colchester) and Oliver Walker (Redbridge).

Fourth Official: Alfie Debono (Thurrock).

Attendance: 126.


The latest from the Lakeside Speedway Press Office…

HAMMERS boss Will Pottinger is predicting a close contest for the Lee Richardson Spring Classic at Arena Essex on Friday (8pm).

The season opener has attracted plenty of interest with World Cup stars Nick Morris and Steve Worrall set to lock horns in a meeting which remembers one of Lakeside’s all-time greats.

Richardson died in 2012 after a track crash in Poland and is sadly missed by everyone in the sport and the club are pleased to dedicate their first meeting of the season to his memory.

Said Pottinger: “Lee was a brilliant rider and I always enjoyed watching him race, it’s good for Lakeside to stage this meeting.

“There’s some great racing in prospect, the line-up is exciting and it’s nice for all the Hammers to be featured.

“I think the race for the trophy will be brilliant and I’m sure the fans will turn out in force to see the new team in action alongside some great riders from around the country.”

American international Gino Mazares makes a welcome return to British racing this season and is included in the field along with former Hammers favourite Edward Kennett.

And Max Clegg, the man snapped up by Hammers chiefs in the winter only to be cruelly robbed of a team spot by a mistake with the averages, has also accepted an invitation to appear.

The meeting features 12 riders over 15 heats with a Grand Final to decide the winner.

Alfie Bowtell, Adam Ellis, Max Clegg, Jason Garrity, Edward Kennett, Richard Lawson, Gino Manzares, Ben Morley, Nick Morris, Kyle Newman, Zach Wajtknecht, Steve Worrall.

Essex Senior Cup Final: Billericay Town 2 Chelmsford City 1

Phoenix FM’s JOHN CHUBB reporting from the Weston Homes Community Stadium

(Photograph by kind permission of Nicky Hayes)

Billericay Town are the new holders of the Essex Senior Cup, after edging out last year’s winners Chelmsford City in what turned out to be a fiercely competitive final.

For Billericay Jack Giddens replaced Alan Julian in goal, and there were returns to the starting XI for Josh Urquhart and Adam Cunnington, whilst Nick Wheeler and Danny Waldren dropped to the bench.

Chelmsford welcomed back Lee Barnard, the former Southend United and Southampton striker returning to Rod Stringer’s squad after injury.

Missing from the Clarets squad were Scott Davies, who yesterday left the club to sign for Slough Town whilst Jazzi Barnum-Bobb, Scott Fenwick, Phil Roberts, George Lapslie and Cameron James were all ineligible having arrived at Melbourne Stadium after the Clarets’ semi-final win over East Thurrock in January.

There were few genuine chances in the somewhat scrappy opening 20 minutes of the match, Jake Robinson of Billericay probably going closest when a shot of his landed on the roof of Chelmsford goalkeeper Sam Beasant’s net.

But Glenn Tamplin’s men broke the deadlock in the 24th minute when Robbie Evans found the net to put the Blues ahead. The former Wrexham midfielder’s goal was allowed to stand in spite of claims by some of the City players of offside.

The goal made the game spring into life, and Clarets almost replied on the half hour mark, when Danny Green crossed a ball into the penalty box which found Michael Spillane, who struck the left hand post.

And on 35 minutes City, who had been pushing for an equaliser got their reward, when Danny Green’s effort from the edge of the penalty box found the net to make it 1-1.

Four minutes later Chelmsford weren’t far from taking the lead when forward Chris Dickson – Clarets’ matchwinner against East Thurrock United in last season’s final – cheekily lobbed the ball over Giddens’ head and wasn’t far away from putting his side in front.

In time added on at the end of the half Ricay’s top scorer Robinson almost made it 2-1, his close range effort being superbly being tipped over the bar by Beasant to ensure that the scores remained level at the break.

After the interval City were looking the side more likely to go in front, especially on 50 minutes when a great through ball from Dickson found Jonathan Giles, whose shot was blocked.

Tamplin and Billericay head coach Harry Wheeler decided just before the hour mark that a more attacking formation was the order of the day, so on came midfielder Danny Waldren and ex-Chelmsford striker Billy Bricknell for Matt Paine and defender Kevin Foley.

Almost immediately after this the Bostik Premier League men were back in front through Calum Butcher, the Mansfield Town loanee’s effort initially striking the post before rolling into the net to make it 2-1.

Chelmsford boss Stringer made an attacking change for the final quarter of an hour, Kudus Oyenuga replacing former Millwall and Leyton Orient forward Shaun Batt, after introducing Ebbsfleet United loanee Bagasan Graham in place of left back Craig Barham-Barrett a few minutes previously.

And the Clarets came agonisingly close to an equaliser with 8 minutes remaining, Taylor Miles firing in an effort from the edge of the box which smacked against Giddens’ crossbar before rebounding into play.

Dickson almost did the same in the 85th minute, the former Ghana international setting off on a pacy run into the area before his shot was gathered by Giddens.

With time running short Stringer introduced another Chelmsford forward as a final throw of the dice, with Green making way for Barnard.

But in spite of referee Dean Skipper adding on six minutes of injury time, the National League South side could not find a way through and Blues took the county crown to claim another scalp against a team from a higher league.

Billericay Town: Jack Giddens, Josh Urquhart, Kevin Foley (Billy Bricknell 58), Joe Kizzi, Rob Swaine, Sam Deering, Robbie Evans, Matt Paine (Danny Waldren 58), Calum Butcher (Jamie O’Hara 70), Jake Robinson, Adam Cunnington.

Chelmsford City: Sam Beasant, Elliot Omozusi, Craig Barham-Barrett (Bagasan Graham 72), Taylor Miles, Michael Spillane, Chris Smith, Danny Green (Lee Barnard 87), Anthony Church, Shaun Batt (Kudus Oyenuga 76), Chris Dickson, Jonathan Giles.

Attendance: 2528

“I’m absolutely over the moon for all those fantastic fans who turned up tonight.

“It’s our first piece of silverware this season – one of three, hopefully. I won this cup a few years ago with Canvey Island, nothing can take it away from you. Some footballers go through their careers without winning anything. We’ve got an opportunity to go and win three, plus we went a long way in the FA Trophy and FA Cup too, obviously we are very happy.
“If we can add the Bostik Premier League and League Cup it will have been a successful season for us, with the league being our main priority.

“But nights like this, if you could bottle them it would be fantastic.” – Billericay assistant manager/coach Danny Hazle

“I’m proud of my players. I’m proud to be the manager of Chelmsford City”.

“What a great spectacle of a game it was.

“If people don’t know what this level is all about, they have come here tonight they have come here tonight and witnessed two good sides.

“It was a fantastic crowd, and I thought it was a good game of football”. – Chelmsford manager Rod Stringer

London Double for Leopards

Dave Ryan reports…

Levett Essex Leopards face a key weekend double-header against London Greenhouse Pioneers knowing that home court advantage is on the line.

The Big Cats travel to London on Friday evening before hosting Greenhouse at the Brentwood  Centre on Sunday, tip-off 4pm.

A 74-58 loss at Middlesex LTBC on Sunday means that Big Cats are relying on other results to go their way if they are to get a home tie in the play-off quarter-finals.

The capital side will head into the weekend in joint seventh place with a 7-13 record and will need to win one of the games against Leopards to seal a place in the post season.

In common with Leopards, Greenhouse split their two group games in the Patrons Cup and failed to qualify for the semi-finals while in the National Cup they defeated Greenwich Titans 84-72 before being hammered 92-58 at Division Two rivals Westminster Warriors.

Sunday’s loss in Northolt saw an injury hit Leopards’ side struggle to score, converting just 28 percent of their field goal attempts and for the second week in succession they had more shots than the opposition but went down to a double digit defeat.

Captain Dougie Bennett is likely to miss the rest of the season with a back injury, while youngsters Caleb Taberner, Jordan George and Jose Morais were also out of action and they lost Wes Moore after he was clattered driving to the basket in the first half.

The loss of Scottish international Bennett clearly hurt the Big Cats as they struggled offensively all game.

Jerrell Layne led the visitors’ scoring with 15 points off 22 shots, adding five rebounds. Jamie Rodwell had arguably this best game since signing for the Big Cats last season, finishing with 13 points and six boards. Shaq Lewis again provided a spark off the bench, with 13 points and three rebounds.

Layne opened the scoring with a trey, and the Big Cats started well as Moore gave them a 14-10 lead at the midway stage of the first period.

But that proved to be the last time they troubled the scorer for more than four minutes as they went into the first break trailing 21-16.

A score from Rodwell followed by a triple and a lay-up from Lewis tied the score at 23 with just over three second period minutes gone.

That proved to be as good as it got for the visitors as Krasauskas scored from downtown, and they went into the locker room 39-30 down.

Layne converted a lay-up to make it a five point game midway through the third period but despite a three-point Lewis play, the Big Cats went into the final break with a 53-42 deficit.

Lewis hit a trey to make cut the hosts’ lead to eight with five minutes remaining, but that was as close as Leopards came and the Big Cats will hope that some of their injured players can return for the Greenhouse games.



Essex Senior League – Saturday 17th March Round-Up

Redbridge Win Top Table Clash (Photo by Philip Lindhurst)

Essex Senior League Round-Up

By Peter Dudley

FC Romania 1 Redbridge 2

The Motormen came from behind to win a huge top of the table clash at Theobalds Lane against FC Romania, meaning they leapfrogged their opponents into second spot and went two points clear of them as well as go level on points with leaders Great Wakering Rovers.  The hosts, who hadn’t lost in the league since September, looked like they could be on for another win when they went ahead through a Felix Lupu goal; however the Motormen showed character to turn this one around, and goals from Brian Moses and Calvin Poku making sure they took a terrific win and end FC Romania’s long unbeaten run.


Ilford 1 Sporting Bengal United 2

Sporting Bengal played their first game in a month and it was a very welcome return to action for them as they defeated Ilford at Cricklefields to gain a huge three points as they continue their battle to stay above the bottom four.  The hosts did everything they could to get the game on after snow hit much of the region and they must be commended for their efforts as the game went ahead with no issues.  But they weren’t rewarded for their efforts as a brace of headers from Eaia Embalo gave the visitors the win which now sees them go 14th and five points above the bottom four, whilst The Foxes drop to 8th on goal difference.


Postponed games on Saturday:-

Burnham Ramblers vs Basildon United

Enfield 1893 vs Southend Manor

Hackney Wick vs West Essex

Hullbridge Sports vs Takeley

Sawbridgeworth Town vs Clapton (match now to be played Tuesday 20th March)

Tower Hamlets vs Great Wakering Rovers (match now to be played Wednesday 4th April)

Wadham Lodge vs Barkingside


O’s Grab Point In Goalless Encounter

Eastleigh 0 Leyton Orient 0

Vanarama National League

Saturday 17th March

Report by Scott Lanza


The O’s went into this game winless from their last four, while their hosts had also seen wins dry up; a 4-3 win over Hartlepool United in January being the last time they had taken all the points, with the following five games resulting in two draws against three loses. Freezing temperatures around the Silverlake Stadium were not warmed up by the action on the pitch, which was insipid at times with little in way of goalmouth action. However the O’s were able to count Lady Luck as being on their side as Eastleigh had two very good penalty shouts turned down by the Referee in the opening ten minutes. The first incident came in the 10th minute when Mark Yeates was felled in the box. Mr Johnson turned away the appeals; then two minutes later he did so again after Joe Widdowson appeared to have handled in the box.


After that lucky escape the O’s then didn’t really look in danger from Eastleigh’s frontline, but at the same time Graham Stack and his defence were not being too unduly tested either. It took until the 16th minute before the O’s mounted a serious attack, with a Jobi McAnuff free kick just missing the target and then the same player delivered a corner which fell to Craig Clay who had two attempts at rifling off a shot but on both occasions found his efforts blocked by the Eastleigh defence.


Ben Williamson dragged a shot wide and then he picked out Yeates with a delightful pass in the 24th minute which also ended up being placed wide. Craig Clay literally put his body on the line to block a powerful Ayo Obileye drive; he was limping for a few minutes afterwards and the Spitfires kept the pressure on by winning a corner just before the half hour mark that required George Elokobi to head clear.


Then in the 36th minute the O’s had the best chance of the game when a McAnuff free kick bent round the wall, left Stack standing, but unfortunately for the O’s crashed against the underside of the cross bar, bounced on the wrong side of the line and was hastily cleared by the Eastleigh defence.  The O’s were unable to build on that and the half ended with Eastleigh carving out two opportunities with a deep cross from Yeates sailing across Brill’s goal before drifting away and then Williamson fired a shot into the side-netting.


There had been little goalmouth action in the first half but within seconds of the re-start the hosts were testing Brill who had to dive at the foot of his right post to palm away Williamson’s low header. And soon afterwards Yeates found himself in space but poked his effort past Brill’s left hand post.


Josh Koroma replaced McAnuff in the 52nd minute and his first involvement in the game saw him turn his marker and put in a cross that was hooked away for a throw-in. Koroma then showed skill and pace to get past the left back and deliver a cross to Harrold, whose shot at goal was blocked by Sam Togwell. Stock wasn’t being tested though and his only piece of work came just on the hour when Dan Holman bore down on goal with his shot being charged down by the Spitfires custodian.


A Yeates free kick was met by the head of Reda Johnson which Brill tipped away. The resulting corner was swung-in by Yeates, reaching Williamson who drilled a shot that Brill blocked and Coulson reacted quickly to sweep the ball out of the O’s box.


Macauley Bonne started on the subs bench, but was introduced midway through the half and almost found a way through when he latched onto a long ball but Johnson put in a challenge to end that particular manoeuvre and then in the 75th minute another high ball aimed at Bonne required Stack to charge out of his box to hook the ball clear. Koroma then showed some good skill to bring a ball down, cut inside and then lay off to Bonne whose shot took a deflection and won the O’s a corner.


At the other end and Eastleigh substitute Chris Zebroski found himself fed a decent ball but his run into the O’s box was ended by Elokobi who harassed and disposed the Spitfires frontman before clearing. However there was no challenge put on Williamson who was able to have far too much time to get a ball under his control but luckily for the O’s he could only canon his shot high and wide of Brill’s goal.


A Koroma corner was punched clear by Stack, who like Brill had not had a terribly busy afternoon and just like his O’s counterpart when he was called upon showed safe hands. However he merely had to stand and watch a Koroma free kick as the ball ended up in the seats behind his goal and then in stoppage time a Brophy cross was headed off target by Bonne.


In the end it certainly won’t be a game that the fans will remember – beyond perhaps how cold and blustery it was. But with the O’s  on a quest to gain enough points to ensure mathematical safety means that there can be something gained from this away point. The O’s are at home to Woking next Saturday, the cheap admission price certainly offers value for money and if that also comes with a win then it could be enough to finally ensure the O’s don’t have a nervy end of the season finale.


Eastleigh: Graham Stack, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Togwell (Capt), Reda Johnson, Sam Wood, Paul McCallum (Chris Zebroski 78’), Mark Yeates, Ayo Obileye, Andrew Boyce, Cavagn Miley (Sam Matthews 68’), Ben Williamson.



Leyton Orient: Dean Brill, Joe Widdowson, George Elokobi, Jobi McAnuff (Capt)(Josh Koroma 52’), Josh Coulson, James Brophy, Craig Clay, Matt Harrold, Dan Holman (Macauley Bonne 60’), Ebou Adams, Sam Ling.

Prokit UK Essex Olympian League – Saturday 17th March Round-Up

Essex Junior Cup

Old Southendian Res. failed to make it all all-Olympian Essex Junior Cup Final, as it will be Oracle Components that meet Chingford Athletic in the Final, after winning this Semi Final tie 3-0.


London Junior Cup

FC Hamlets are through to the Final after a 4-1 away win at Battersea Boys. John Gilroy supplied a hat-trick with Ishmael Carter their other scorer. FC Hamlets now meet Goldfingers in the London Junior Cup Final, scheduled for Saturday 21st April.


Division Three

A Tyson Browning brace alongside goals from Charles Brewer and Ren Bearman ensured that Beacon Hill Rovers beat Debden Sports 4-2, making it five wins out of five. Debden Sports replied via a Will Osmond brace.


Essex Junior Cup Semi Final

Old Southendian Res. 0 Oracle Components 3


London Junior Cup Semi Final

Battersea Boys 1 FC Hamlets 4


Division Three

Beacon Hill Rovers 4 Debden Sports 2


County Cup Final Match Officials Confirmed

Chris Evans reports…


Eighty Referees Rewarded for Performance and Commitment

There was cause for celebration amongst eighty Essex match officials recently when they discovered that they had been rewarded for their efforts during the 2017/18 season with an appointment to one of the Essex County FA’s cup finals.

80 referees from all levels of the game have been recognised following nominations from their leagues, the Referee Appointment Officers for each of the 20 County Cup competitions and their local Referees Associations, as well as a close study of the marks awarded to them by the competing clubs this term.

The first County Cup Final of the campaign is the highly-anticipated Essex Senior Cup Final on Tuesday 20th March, which kicks-off at 7:45pm at Colchester United FC’s Weston Homes Community Stadium. Dean Skipper (Havering) will be the referee for Billericay Town against Chelmsford City, with Gary Jerden (Basildon) and Aaron Farmer (Colchester) as assistant referees and Rick Bloy (Basildon) as Fourth Official.

Each of the officials learnt of their appointments at a special evening in February. Essex County FA Senior Referee Development Officer, James Lisher, hosted the event at Chelmsford City FC, which featured a presentation from The FA’s former FIFA and Premier League match official Andy D’Urso, on the importance of teamwork and preparation amongst officials.

James, alongside Referee Development Officer Lukas Wood, also ran through a number of the individual requirements for the referees, assistants and fourth officials both on the day and prior to the day of the game. These include preparation, communication, understanding of the competition format, in-game management and kit.

“As always there was a huge number of referees to choose from, which makes selection incredibly difficult,” James explained. “These individuals have all shown a great deal of commitment throughout the season and displayed performance levels which have led to these prestige appointments, which were assigned according to the form of game that they referee.”

“We’re delighted to be able to present our best-performing officials with a County Cup Final appointment, which we believe is a deserved reward for everything they do. A cup final is a magical occasion for everyone involved, including the officiating team, and they deserve these accolades. Hopefully they’ll be able to enjoy more as their careers develop.”

The Essex County FA organise 20 County Cup competitions, plus the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Memorial Cup which raises funds for the Association’s Benevolent Fund. Saturday and Sunday football is catered for, as well as veterans, women’s, girls’ and youth formats. Beginning in September, the competitions come to a climax between March and May each year.

Essex Senior Cup (Tuesday 20th March, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Colchester United FC): Dean Skipper (Havering), Gary Jerden (Basildon), Aaron Farmer (Colchester), Rick Bloy (Basildon)

Essex Under 18s Girls Cup (Wednesday 21st March, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Aveley FC): Christopher Noble (Barking & Dagenham), Harry Arnot (Colchester), Oliver Walker (Redbridge), Alfie Debono (Thurrock)

Essex Saturday Junior Trophy (Friday 23rd March, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Aveley FC): Nathan Oakes (Colchester), Andrew French (Braintree), Neil Strachan (Braintree), Kevin Nicholson (Havering)

Essex Sunday Veterans Cup (Sunday 25th March, Kick-Off 3:00pm, Great Wakering Rovers FC): Brett Grant (Castle Point), Matthew Davis (Southend-on-Sea), Adrian Rogers (Rochford), Kevin Curran (Southend-on-Sea)

Essex Cordell Under 13s Cup (Sunday 25th March, Kick-Off 11:00am, Great Wakering Rovers FC): Stephen Davies (Thurrock), Jake Elwis (Havering), Louis Ambrose (Thurrock), Abdul Wahid (Redbridge)

Essex Saturday Veterans Cup (Wednesday 28th March, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Concord Rangers FC): David Parker (Braintree), Jonathan Wing (Basildon), Andrew Gilham (Havering), Brian Taylor (Chelmsford)

Essex Women’s Cup (Thursday 29th March, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Aveley FC): Stacey Ford (Chelmsford), Anthony Abbs (Basildon), Leigh Ballinger (Basildon), Harry Dunnett (Rochford)

Essex Saturday Junior Cup (Wednesday 4th April, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Stanway Rovers FC): Adam Humphreys (Basildon), Joe Alborough (Brentwood), Lee Jarvis (Thurrock), Tom Whay (Harlow)

Essex Sunday Junior Trophy (Friday 6th April, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Aveley FC): Joe Burgess (Castle Point), Sven Wood (Southend-on-Sea), Matthew Webb (Braintree), Martin Weavers (Braintree)

Essex Sunday Junior Cup (Sunday 8th April, Kick-Off 10:30am, Saffron Walden Town FC): James Parks (Colchester), Nathan Kitteridge (Harlow), Simon Lyons (Braintree), Sam Wigington (Thurrock)

Essex Women’s Trophy (Sunday 8th April, Kick-Off 3:00pm, Saffron Walden Town FC): Cristiana Hattersley (Southend-on-Sea), Michael Iddenden-Smith (Thurrock), Connor Cranfield (Harlow), Mariusz Burchan (Braintree)

Essex Saturday Premier Cup (Tuesday 10th April, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Thurrock FC): Lewis Farthing (Colchester), George Sleigh (Colchester), Jack Ridge (Braintree), Jack Willmore (Tendring)

Essex Under 12s Cup (Sunday 15th April, Kick-Off 11:00am, Burnham Ramblers FC): Callum Townsend (Chelmsford), Alfie Treacher (Southend-on-Sea), Leon Randall (Redbridge), Katie Hawkes (Havering)

Essex Under 14s Girls Cup (Sunday 15th April, Kick-Off 2:30pm, Burnham Ramblers FC): Xanthe Davis (Braintree), Emilia Dingwell (Southend-on-Sea), Harriet Kemp (Thurrock), Amy Purser (Braintree)

Essex Cassells Under 16s Cup (Wednesday 18th April, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Aveley FC): Ike Agho (Harlow), Gavin Bailey (Barking & Dagenham), Stuart Henderson (Havering), Max Di Lieto (Havering)

Essex Rosser Under 15s Cup (Sunday 22nd April, Kick-Off 3:00pm, Concord Rangers FC): Christopher Fountain (Tendring), Rhys Collins (Tendring), Andrew Jenkins (Maldon), Matthew Jarvis (Maldon)

Essex Andrews Under 14s Cup (Sunday 22nd April, Kick-Off 11:00am, Concord Rangers FC): Ryan Whitehead (Epping Forest), Adam Palmer (Chelmsford), Andy Palmer (Chelmsford), John Whitehead (Epping Forest)

Essex Pelly Under 18s Cup (Wednesday 25th April, Kick-Off 7:45pm, Billericay Town FC): Farai Hallam (Redbridge), Leo Del Rosso (Brentwood), Charlie Roberts (Havering), Jamie Pope (Rochford)

Essex Sunday Premier Cup (Sunday 29th April, Kick-Off 3:00pm, Concord Rangers FC): Craig Pullen (Havering), Paul Sturton (Chelmsford), Errol Souter (Colchester), Ayrton Hursey (Colchester)

Essex Under 16s Girls Cup (Sunday 29th April, Kick-Off 10:30am, Concord Rangers FC): Zak Johnson (Colchester), Jack Racey (Southend-on-Sea), Edward Smith (Basildon), Lewis Cobden (Colchester)