Sunday 26th October 2014 Roundup
It was the Essex county cup competitions that took centre stage this week with 10 of our teams looking to make progress into the next round.
In the Sunday Junior Cup both Valley Green and CFC Shalford Reserves made it through to round three. Valley Green needing extra time to beat Lonson APSA. Bradley Hughes and Kalvin O’Dowd netting the goals to see them through for a home tie in the next round, while CFC Shalford Reserves were given a walkover as their opposition Ramsey Mill failed to field a side, they now travel to face Greenstead Social Club.
In the Sunday Junior Trophy five of our clubs are through to the third round and all have home ties to look forward to.
Notley are through after a 3-2 win at home against Flyers, after a tight start to the game in which flyers had majority of the game, Notley then slowly got into the game and grabbed the lead when Jordan Lipede put a way a goal mouth scramble, Notley increased their lead just before half time with Ashley Phillips tucked the ball away from a across. The second half started the same as the first it wasn’t until the 75 minute that flyers got one back, nail biting end to the game was eased when Lipede broke through one on one with the keeper to slot home his second on 85 minutes, Flyers managed to pull back another goal but it wasn’t enough.
Ross Wilson scored the only goal for Witham Nomads as they won 1-0 at home against FC Byair Reserves.
Witham United progressed thanks to a 2-0 win away at Compasses with Liam Smith and Scott Barrett scoring the goals.
Coggeshall and Witham Phoenix also progressed, Coggeshall beating Queens Park (Hannakins) 3-0 and Phoenix completing a 1-0 win at home against Red Star Royals.
Onley Arms, CFC Shalford A and SC Kelvedon went out of the competition, Alex Cannon’s goal for Kelvedon wasn’t enough as they lost 2-1 at home against Clay Pigeon. CFC Shalford A lost 5-2 at home against Newtown Rovers with Josh Jenkins and Coby Aspin on target. Onley Arms lost by the same 5-2 score line against Thames Gateway, Matt Stacey and Matt Brudenell with the goals for Onley.
In league action Western Arms opened up a four point gap at the top of the Premier division after a 9-2 win at Cressing. Dave Hawes and Dan Gage both scored twice with further goals from Kevin Hawes, Dan Mackie, Sam Hollocks, Spencer claydon and Sam Clyde.
Rayne collected their first three points of the season beating Titan United 3-1. Matt Barker, Tom McGee and Billy Smith scored for Rayne while Ross Farquhar netted for Titan.
Beaumont Wanderers moved in to third after a 2-1 win at home against George, Stuart Bryant and Dave Smith scoring for the hosts, Craig Rumbelow scored the only goal for visitors George.
Division One Leaders Witham Galacticos won again this week beating Panfield Bell 4-2, Luke Johnson netted a brace with Mitchell Yeo and Jamie Lawes completing the scoring. Keith Cassidy and Dean Brandon scored the consolation goals for Bell.
Terling Villa remain hot on the heels of Galacticos following a 2-1 win at home against Old Bramstonians, Tristan Woolfenden netting both for Villa who are three points behind with games in hand. Jay Matthams scored the goal for Bramstonians.
Zizou are third following a 3-1 win against Bocking Social, Jake Buckland, Billy Skinner and Warren Baines for the hosts, Stuart Kent replied for Bocking.
In Division Two CSS Celtic inflicted more misery on Tolleshunt Knights Eagles with a 4-1 win, Scott Miller scored twice, Peter Falco with one and an own goal. Sam Corcoran scored the consolation for Eagles who still search for their first points of the season.
Sporting 77 and Panfield Bell Reserves fought out a 0-0 draw to take a share of the spoils.
In Division Three Witham Swan moved above hosts Great Bardfield into second after a 2-1 win, Ryan Kehoe and Tony Jackson scoring the all important goals for swan, Chris Dixon scored for Bardfield who drop to third.
Silver End Social won their first game of the season, After finding themselves 2-0 down at half time, Social got back into the game in the opening minutes of the second half through Joe Spencer who capitalised when the Bocking keeper spilled a Daniel Tiller shot. Shortly after the scores were level when Daniel Tiller charged down a defender who’s clearance bounced off Tillers foot and into the corner. Social then took the lead when a Jay Webb free kick was headed goal wards by Chris King the Bocking keeper saved but King made no mistake from the rebound. Two further goals from Daniel Tiller who completed his hat-trick with a lob over the keeper to wrap up a deserved win for Social.
Broomfield completed a 7-2 win at home against Valley Green Reserves. Ben Hampton and Cameron Worcester both scored two with further goals from Jake Barnard, Rory Ansell and Joseph Davis to put them in to sixth place. Lewis Newlove and Jon Flowers scored for Valley.