Season 1982-83

Last Updated: 14 August 2016

Final League Tables

Cup Final Results

An Additional Reserve Division

After the expansion to the Senior Section in the previous season, this season saw the Reserve Section increased to two divisions.

Although Civil Service Olympian dropped out after only one season, three new clubs Hambros Bank. Shell Club and South Woodham Ferrers joined the league. With all of the new clubs and the clubs who had joined us in the previous season entering in teams, the only club not to have a team in the Reserve section were Essex Police.

For the second season running Herongate Athletic achieved the Senior double by winning both the League and Cup. The league was won by a comfortable six points with Springfield runners-up.

Both cup finals were victims of the weather and after a draw at Epping Town, Herongate Athletic secured the double by beating Takeley in the replay at Old Chelmsfordians.

Having gained promotion to the top division in the previous season, Old Chelmsfordians joined Essex Police as the two relegated teams at the end of the season, whilst Dunmow won Senior Division Two and with Great Baddow won automatic promotion.

In a very close battle, Takeley were crowned Reserve Division Champions by one point from runners-up Runwell Hospital, but Runwell Hospital did not finish the season empty handed as they won the Reserve Division Cup by defeating Benfleet.

The first Reserve Division Two winners Basildon Town and runners up Rayleigh Athletic, exchanged places with Upminster and Ongar Town who were the first teams to suffer Reserve relegation.

Herongate Athletic did not have things all their own way in the Senior Section, and came away empty handed from the pre-season Challenge Cup match, when they were beaten by Benfleet. The Reserve Division Challenge match went to the previous seasons double winners Writtle, who overcame Rayleigh Town.

The Representative side gained a valuable scalp when,in their only match of the season, they beat an Essex County XI side by two goals to one.

Tailpiece

Dunmow First XI were worthy winners of the Sportsmanship Award for a second time and for the third time in the clubs history. Not only did Dunmow win Senior Division Two, but they managed to do it without having a single player cautioned or sent off.