Sunday 13th November 2016
The prestigious Gordon Snell Trophy 2nd round was played this week. However, out of three games only one was played. Great Bradfords could not play due to the Parish council deciding the playing surface was not suitable to be played on this weekend. Witham Nomads could not muster together an 11 to play away at Black Notley. The one game that was played between Dunmow Rhodes and Great Bardfield, appeared to be an evenly fought contest. After 90 Minutes the score remained level at 3-3. Great Bardfield managed to find the back of the net in extra time to secure progression to the next round.
In the premier division all fixtures were played, Western Arms continued their run of form beating Cressing 3-0 away. Both D.Gage and K.Hawes appeared on the score sheet again. CFC Shalford remaining at the bottom of the table after another defeat. Bocking Social proving too strong a side for them. Braintree Bull also continued a good run of form beating Valley Green in a great physical battle coming out on top 5-4 in the highest scoring game of the premier division.
In Division one, only two fixtures where played. Broomfield hosted Notley FC in a 2-1 home win. Ironically Broomfield scored all 3 goals. Sporting 77 failed to get the measure of Old Bramstonians in a 2nd versus 3rd clash which ended in a 4-2 defeat.
Division two saw TK Eagles come out on top against Manor works 6-3. Andy Cheek scoring 3. Witham Phoenix didn’t really turn up against Great Bradfords Reserves as they lost 12-0. Phoenix who are struggling with players will have to find some players to avoid defeats like this. Bocking Social Reserves played away at Witham Swan in a tough game that saw them 2-1 up after 90 minutes.
Some interesting fixtures to be played still so, watch carefully as the league tables get tighter and cup draws become increasingly harder.