Results Round Up – Sunday 8th December 2019
Bocking Social 7th hosted Braintree Legends 6th and the game was drawn 1-1 with no movement for either team. Bocking Social’s goal scorer was Sean Pilgrim and Braintree Legends goal scorer was Robert Rusu Constantine.
Flitch United 10th hosted Stisted FC 8th and the home side won 2-1 and move up to 8th place. Flitch United’s goal scorers were Tommy Mercer & Rory Mercer and Stisted FC’s goal scorer was George Smith.
Halstead Town 3rd hosted Tiptree Jobserve 11th and the away side won 3-1 with no movement. Halstead Towns goal scorer was Arnold Ferridge and Tiptree Jobserve’s goal scorers were N Kent, Spratt & Pirie.
Witham Town FC 1st hosted Kenson FC 4th and the home side won 5-4, Witham Town FC are now 4 points clear at the top. Witham Towns goal scorers were James Brown, Adam O’Neill, Harry Stoneham, Jacob Palmer & Jamie Panting and Kenson FC’s goal scorers were Mark Yabsley, Lee Nash, Steve Shelley & Sam Haley.
Stisted Reserves 3rd hosted Witham Phoenix 10th and the home team won 8-0 and go top of the league. Stisted Reserves goal scorers were Billy Kinkaid, Reece Jones 3, Christian Goodbrand, Ricky Leftly, Jamie Eaton & an OG.
Tiptree Jobserve Reserves 4th hosted Finchingfield Rovers 2nd and the game ended in a 2-2 draw with no movement. Tiptree Jobserve Reserves goal scorers were Jack Johnson & Kieran Oakley and Finchingfield Rovers goal scorer was Charlie Pitt 2.
After their first league defeat of the season last week and with Tiptree climbing the table, this was always going to be a keenly fought game.
An even opening saw Rovers create a few half chances before Constantinou was scythed down in the Tiptree box but unfortunately, the ref was not at the right angle to see what the other 100 people present saw. Rovers eventually took the lead through Charlie Pitt after more good work from Constantinou down the left.
Rovers were edging the half but Tiptree levelled from a well delivered free kick where one of their players prodded home after a scramble to the second ball.
The second half was more of the same with Rovers creating the much better chances as ball after ball, flashed across the box but we couldn’t convert. We thought we had when Durrant smashed one that hit the post and somehow didn’t roll in. Huge shout out to the young Tiptree keeper who had a fine game and produced a breathtaking save from our skipper Miles when it was headed for the top corner. Thankfully, Charlie Pitt cropped up again to make it 2-1 Rovers.
Finchingfield’s lack of a third was always going to be dicey and so it proved when we gave the ball away in a dangerous area, right at the end before a Tiptree midfielder tried his luck from long range and the sweetly hot shot flew in to make it 2-2
Our thoughts are with the player on the pitch opposite who had to be attended to by an ambulance, we hope it’s not as serious as feared.
Well done to all players wearing rainbow laces and supporting the inclusion of the LGBT community in football.
Andy Livermore Premier Cup Semi Final
Nags Head Celtic hosted Western Arms and the home side won 10-0 and move in to the final. Nags Head Celtic’s goal scorers were Rory Bone 3, Sean Radley, Charlie Frost, Steve Duckworth, Robbie Cole & Andy Hughes.
Sporting 77 hosted CFC Shalford and the home side won 2-1 and move into the final. Sporting 77’s goal scorer was Chris Cook 2 and CFC Shalford’s goal scorer was Matt Smith.