Results Round Up – Sunday 12th January 2020
Great Bardfield 9th hosted Heybridge Harriers 8th and the away side won 7-1 and move up to 4th place. Great Bardfields goal scorer was Will Meekings and Heybridge Harriers goal scorers were Billy Mason 3, James Baker, Dan Parish, Lewis Thacker & Jack Howe.
Tiptree Jobserve 11th hosted Panfield Bell 3rd and the home side won 2-1 and move up to 9th. Tiptree Jobserves goal scorers were Harry Page & an OG and Panfield Bell’s goal scorer was Ben Parker.
Braintree Legend Reserves 2nd hosted Tiptree Jobserve Reserves 4th and the away side won 9-2 which means no movement. Braintree Legend Reserves goal scorers were Darren Gear & Ben Evans and Tiptree Jobserve Reserves goal scorers were Ryan Oakley 4, Thomas Dalton 2, Harry Dalton, Jack Johnson & Kieran Oakley.
Stisted Reserves 3rd hosted Finchingfield Rovers 1st and the away side won 3-2 to move 3 points clear at the top. Stisted Reserves goal scorers were Matt Stacey & Taylor Nicholson and Finchingfield Rovers goal scorers were Callum Sparrow, Lefkos Constantinou & Lee Rider.
Rovers travelled to Stisted in a top of the table six pointer, determined to avenge our recent defeat to our hosts. The pitch resembled The Battle of the Somme and we heard that it was recently used for trench warfare scenes in the current movie, 1917? Seriously, grass roots football deserves so much more from the FA and local government when it comes to pitches for us all to play on. People wonder why player participation is dropping off and why people Choose to play on Astroturf and the state of pitches is a major factor. Clubs pay hire fees to local councils and we all pay council tax yet very little is done to improve park pitches and we all, as Sunday footballers, deserve so much more. Stisted certainly do from their local authorities, that’s for sure. Rovers dominated early on but Stisted opened the scoring against the run of play, which only galvanised us. We remained calm and Lefkos Constantinou, quickly put us level with a powerful finish. We should have been further in front before Lee Rider scooped the ball in the net in the scramble from a corner. Just before half time, Callum Sparrow went on a little dribble before banging one in from 30 yards. It’s on our Facebook page for all you long range screamer fans. We knew the second half would be more difficult, although we had plenty of chances to put the game to bed but half way through the second half, Stisted made a game of it from a set piece as the ball was bundled into the net .A Stisted bombardment never quite materialised although there was a shout for a penalty but the ref was consistent with his interpretation throughout the game, so it was highly unlikely to be given. Rovers saw the game out to win 3-2 and strengthen our title challenge.
Witham Phoenix 10th hosted Witham White Horse 5th and the home side won 5-2, no movement. Witham Phoenix’s goal scorers were Gary Johnson 2, Jon Flowers, Bradley Grey & Regan Turner.
Malcolm Foy Quarter Final
Kenson FC hosted Flitch United in a 1st division clash and the away side won 1-0 to go through to the semi final. Flitch United’s goal scorer was Jordan Robertson.
Halstead Town from Division One hosted Bradwell Rovers from Division Two and the away side won 3-1 to go through to the semi final. Halstead Town’s goal scorer was Ant Sleet and Bradwell Rovers goal scorers were James King & Shaye Ellis 2.
Notley FC 1st hosted Witham Town in a 1st division clash and the away side won 6-1 to go through to the semi final. Notley FC’s goal scorer was Callum Farrell and Witham Towns goal scorers were Jack Stoneham, Shane Lindsell, Ryan McCormack, Jacob Palmer, Tom Graves & Martin Cullum.
Tolleshunt Knight Eagles of Division Two hosted Stisted FC of Division One and the home side won 1-0 to go through to the semi finals. Tolleshunt Knight Eagles goal scorer was Chris Lancaster.
Chelmsford and Braintree Inter Competition Plate
Bocking Social hosted Hatfield Swan Inn and the away side won 7-1. Bocking Social’s goal scorer was Sam Greenhalgh.
Braintree Iron hosted Broomfield and the away side won 3-1. Braintree Iron’s goal scorer was Simon Curry.
Braintree Legends travelled to South Woodham Ferrers and the home side won 3-1. Braintree Legends goal scorer was Robert Rusu.
Sporting 77 travelled to Writtle and the home side won 1-0.