MATCH REPORTS 13TH APRIL 2013
Awful news from the Britannia v Chipping Ongar game which was abandoned with fifteen minutes to go after Matt Marvel of Chipping Ongar suffered a badly broken leg which required the Air Ambulance and over an hour’s treatment on the pitch before he could be moved. Fully credit to Kes Outhwaite of Britannia who stayed with Matt through his treatment to try to assist. It showed the true spirit of the League. We wish Matt well for his operation and a speedy recovery.
Four nil was a popular score line with the other three games in the Division finishing this way. Manford Way’s scorers at Rosebay were Andy Vesey 2, Franklyn Hunte and Anthony Driscoll, whilst Old Chelmsfordians celebrated last weeks Cup win with goals from Nick Wright 2, Michael Kilbey and Alex Wilson against Herongate Athletic. The other winners were Beacon Hill Rovers at Old Parmiterians.
Division Two East
This got a littler clearer in this Division this week with John Cox of White Ensign scoring in the second half to end Leigh Ramblers promotion hopes. Sporting Club Woodham can concentrate on the Cup now as they went down 3-2 “at home” to Tillingham Hotspur in a game switched to Witham due to waterlogging. Rob Debell and Keith Pope scoring for “the hosts”. Cricketers Horndon Saxons are now in second place after they beat Pavilion United 2-1. Pavilion United’s goal coming from Paul Robinson.
Division Two West
West Essex are now three points clear at the top after their 9-1 win over Harold Wood Athletic, the visitors consolation coming from Stephen Gosnell. Collier Row and Hale End Athletic are only separated by goal difference so no surprise with the sides sharing four goals. This allowed Maidonians to close the gap to two points on these teams after they won 3-2 at Blackmore Royals. Stephen Shaw scored twice for the home team. In the other game Ryan and Old Parmiterians Reserves drew three all which didn’t really help either teams relegation battle.
Division Three East
Steve Baker, Huw Evans and Paul Rippengale scored for Chelmer Vets in their 3-1 “away win” against third placed Henderson Casuals. We say “away win” as the game was switched to Chelmer’s ground in order to get the game played. Wittle won 2-1 at Great Baddow who’s goal came from Terry Holland. White Roding just about confirmed their survival and condemned Peverel to relegation with a 5-2 win at Shenfield Reserves. White Roding’s goals coming from Lewis Beales, Matthew Copland, Mark North, an own goal and a Fraser Higgs penalty. Danny Brooks and Andrew Potter scored for Springfield Reserves in their 2-1 victory over Blackmore Royals Reserves who replied through Jim Chandler.
Division Three South
An important win for second placed Ford Basildon as they inflicted a first League defeat of the season on Runwell Town. All the goals in Ford’s win came in the first half with Runwell Town’s goal coming from a Lee Barnby penalty. Ian Rodd and Nolan Ralph gave Hockley & Hawkwell the points against Leigh Town. A Roy Stevens penalty was enough for Hannakins Farm to beat Sporting Club Woodham Reserves. Having lead 1-0 at half time a second half goal blitz gave Benfleet an 8-1 win over Cricketers Horndon Saxons Reserves. Benfleet’s goals coming from David Johnson 3, Daren Burgess, David Flanagan, Dominic Markham, Paul Pereira and a Ricky Taylor penalty.
Division Three West
Debden Sports strengthened their promotion push thanks to goals from Tony Maslin and Ian Taylor as they beat Met Police Chigwell Reserves who replied via Andy Yeoman. Rainham Working Mens Club maintained third spot with a 2-0 win at North Weald. Paringdon won by the same score at Westhamians to move up to fourth place.
Division Four East
Old Chelmsfordians Reserves completed their steady rise to the top with a 2-1 win over Ludlows who replied with a Tom Stimson goal. Hutton Old Boys Reserves are up to third after their 3-0 win against Runwell Hospital.
Division Four West
The top game in the Division was the meeting of second placed Hatfield Broad Oak and third placed West Essex Reserves with the losers promotion hopes being over. Hatfield Broad Oak triumphed 5-1 thanks to two goals from Nick Blackham-Hayward, single strikes from Simon Cumberpatch and Ian Barnes a well as an own goal. A win for Hatfield Broad Oak in their final game will guarantee promotion. The only team who can deny them are Harold Wood Athletic Reserves who came from behind at half time to beat Champions Doddinghurst Olympic 2-1. A Tony Burke penalty and a goal from Josef Kollar cancelled out Colin O’Neill’s opener. Newport also came from behind having trailed to a 37th minute goal from Wayne Edwards of Old Parmiterians A, however two second half goals from Andrew Doble and a further goal from Steve Beer lifted Newport from the bottom of the table