We had two Premier Division fixtures take place as the new campaign started alongside a few friendlies yesterday. Here is what happened.
Canning Town 1-3 Leigh Ramblers
Wayne Seal’s Leigh Ramblers managed a 3-1 victory over Canning Town to put them at top spot of the Premier Division for a week at least. Jaime Selby-Knight and Andrew Webster got the goals for Ramblers.
Rayleigh Town 2-1 Bishops Stortford Swifts
Rayleigh Town began their new campaign by welcoming Bishops Stortford Swifts.
This game at London Road was understandably severely affected by the strong wind however the goal that made the difference was worthy of winning any game. The hosts took the lead midway through the first half with a strike from James Blewitt on 22 minutes with Stortford then levelling on the hour from the penalty spot through Chris Gibbs. Town then won it when a five man move of one touch passing was started and finished by Charlie Seadon in the 80th minute.
ACD United 4-0 FC United Of Hornchurch
In the Alex Rungay Memorial Cup, set-up by his son and current Southend Manor defender Bill, EOFL member side ACD United took part in a 4-0 victory over FC United Of Hornchurch from the Brentwood Sunday Football League. Brad Falco (x2), Paul Mangan and Greg Knock scored the goals for ACD. The proceeds from this game went to the great people at Mind. If you ever need to access their services, please use the link here: https://www.mind.org.uk/
Basildon Town 4-0 Herongate FC
Basildon Town defeated Herongate 4-0 courtesy of two goals from Brodie Horne and one each from Jimmy Markham and Junior Lawrence.
Basildon Town Reserves 2-6 Barking Under 23’s
Basildon Town’s reserve side lost 6-2 to a very impressive Barking under 23 side having been 4-0 behind at the interval. Second half goals from Alex Witham and Alex Shields gave the final scoreline a little more respectability.
Chingford Athletic Development 3-1 London Park City
Chingford Development managed a 3-1 victory over London Park City. Their goals coming from Alex, Patrick and an own goal.
Galleywood Reserves 4-0 Sandon Royals
Division 5 side Galleywood Reserves defeated Mid-Essex League side Sandon Royals 4-0.
Glendale 2-3 Old Barkabbyeans
Division 5 side Old Barkabbyeans defeated Essex Alliance League side Glendale 3-2 in their latest friendly.
Hullbridge Sports A 1-4 Old Southendian Reserves
In an early kick off at Lower Road, Division 3 side Hullbridge Sports A lost 4-1 to Division 2 side Old Southendian Reserves.
Rayleigh Town Reserves 2-0 Barkingside Reserves
Division 1 side Rayleigh Town Reserves defeated Essex Senior League Reserve Division side Barkingside Reserves 2-0 in their latest friendly.
Runwell Sports 3-0 Buckhurst Hill Reserves
Division 3 side Buckhurst Hill Reserves managed a 3-0 defeat at Division 1 side Runwell Sports.
Shoebury Town 5-4 Corinthians
Division 1 side Shoebury Town defeated Division 2 side Corinthians 5-4 in their latest friendly. Jack Hodder (x2), George Fulcher and Leo Clarke also scored for Corinthians.
Shoebury Town Reserves 0-2 Leigh Town
Division 5 side Shoebury Town lost 2-0 to Division 2 side Leigh Town in their latest friendly.
Sungate 6-0 Ilford Reserves
Premier Division side Sungate managed a 6-0 victory over Ilford Reserves. Jake got 5 goals with Jay getting the other.
Toby 3-0 Jolof Sports
Division 1 side Toby defeated Essex Alliance League side Jolof Sports 3-0 in their latest friendly.
Toby Reserves 2-1 Ongar Town
Division 1 side Ongar Town lost 2-1 to Toby Reserves in what was a high tempo game. Porter-Brown and Parish got the goals for Toby.
Wakebury 4-1 Rochford Town
Division 3 side Wakebury defeated Division 2 side Rochford Town in their latest friendly.
Wakebury Reserves 5-4 Rochford Town Reserves
Wakebury Reserves defeated Division 5 side Rochford Town Reserves in their latest friendly.