Sunday 18th September 2016
Witham Utd got their county cup campaign off to a flyer beating Pope and Smith Sunday league team, Woodham Athletic 5-2 with goals being scored from C Williams (2) R King, R Leftly, J Merton. This hard fought, but well won battle sees them progress to the next round. This week also saw the first game of the prestigious Gordon Snell Trophy between CSS Celtic and T K Eagles. CSS who were clearly running on a high after scoring 6 in their first came saw themselves put 4 passed TK Eagles. After a long 90 minutes, T K Eagles could only find 3 in return.
Elsewhere in the league Witham Utd remain at the top of the premier division having won 2 in 2. However this is only due to goal difference at present as Tiptree Elite are closing in after also winning 2 in 2. Cressing FC currently sit bottom having lost 3 out of three. CFC Shalford hosted Dunmow Rhodes in a game that saw CFC’s Collier bag 3 in a 5 – 3 win for CFC SHALFORD
Division one sees Sporting 77 remain top after beating Great Bardfield 3-1 and all other results going their way including a Witham Nomads 3-2 home win over Old Bramstonians. Only Arms were subject to another defeat at the mercy of Notley loosing 4-2 putting them third from bottom, while Silver End Social bring up the rear after a third loss in a row so far this season in a game that saw Dan Tiller sent of in the 92nd minute.
Witham Phoneix did not play in division two after CFC Shalford reserves folded. However, their player Keith Mckoy sees himself joint top goal scorer on 5 along with Tiptree Elites (Prem Div), S Simmons who also bagged 5 in their first game. Mannor Works slotted 6 passed Bocking Social reserves who could only find 2 in reply. Witham Nomads also suffered defeat away at Great Bradford reserves loosing 3-2 and firmly cementing a place at the bottom with a goal difference of -17.
Next week gives all teams at the bottom of their respected tables a chance to climb up the ladder and assert their authority after a disappointing start for some. While those at the top will not be looking to slip up.
By Nathan Williamson