Essex Premier Cup
Harold Wood Athletic’s defence of the Essex Premier Cup is still on-going after a Dan Gillard penalty plus a goal from Joe Stevens helped them overcome Old Southendian. Catholic United sailed into the next round with a 6-0 success over Upminster. Nikki Beale scored twice with Dan Williams, Mike Sammut, Dan Trenkel and Max Kent also notching. Frenford also scored six as a Danny Driscoll brace was added to by goals from Carl Conway, Luke Woodward, Charlie Fairhead and Ashely Taylor-Forbes. Their opponents Harwich & Parkston were able to score one reply. Old Chelmsfordians needed extra time before they could overcome West Bergholt; the game ended 4-3 in Old Chelmsfordians’ favour after a titanic clash. Hutton also needed extra time and then penalties to finally put Benfleet to the sword. Josh Bardouleau and Brandon Stack scored the Hutton goals in a game that ended 2-2 before Hutton booked their place in the next round via a 5-4 penalty shootout success. Snaresbrook knocked Shoebury Town out with a 5-1 victory that saw braces for Daniel Tesfay and Harry Brown with Drew Barbier scoring the other goal. Buckhurst Hill won by the same score line at Gas Recreation but had to come from 1-0 to achieve it. Josh Addinall equalised before the second half saw goals from Jose Espinosa, Fehinti Espinosa, Harry Day and Josh Banfield eased Buckhurst Hill through. Shenfield AFC beat White Notley 4-2 courtesy of goals from Ollie Dingli, Alex Broadbridge, Ben Carroll and Ben Absolon. Manford Way beat Saffron Walden Town Res. 3-0 with Damien Yoxall, Connor Leon and Julian Edwards scoring a goal apiece . Kelvedon Hatch also won 3-0 at Redbridge Res. with Mike Daniels, Lee Hamill and Steve Barlex providing the goals. A 3-0 win was also garnered by White Ensign against Great Baddow with Lloyd Wilson, John Hilliard and Jon Wightman providing the goals.