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27/11/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 27th November 2021.

It has been a massive week for Stanway Pegasus FC who have now taken full control of the Premier Division leading by eight points following a huge result in mid-week, and a comfortable goal spree and three additional points on Saturday.

Ian Booth’s side ably supported by UEFA coach Rossi Webb further enhanced their credentials with their mid week success at Heybridge Swifts on Wednesday evening when they came from behind to defeat second place Chelmsford City FC Reserves 3-1.

Max Booth (two penalties) and Max Booth again in normal play were the scorers in response to the opener from the hosts Evan Payne.

On Saturday they cruised pass Little Oakley FC Reserves 8-0.

In the modern times of the Border League, sixteen wins from an opening 17 matches is worthy of much praise, the other match being drawn. Their position was assisted when both Chelmsford City FC Reserves and West Bergholt FC dropped points on Saturday.

‘City’s’ title aspirations virtually expired when held at Heybridge against lowly Dedham Old Boys FC in 1-1 draw. Samuel Wade was on target for the home side, but there cause was not helped when John Thain received a straight red card, the second Chelmsford player to receive marching orders in a week. John Vitelli scored for the visitors who also saw Liam Macklin dismissed.

They remain second, ahead of West Bergholt FC on goal difference, as Brantham Athletic FC Reserves visit to the Lorkin Daniel Field secured a surprising 1-1 draw. Lee Townrow was on target for the home side.

Fourth in the table are Alresford Colne Rangers FC who narrowly beat bottom side Lawford Lads at School Lane 3-2 with goals from Sam Hume, a 14th goal of the season for Ryan Lewis whilst Samuel Knill-Jones scored a last-minute winner. (See Full Report on “web-site”

Dunmow Town FC showed no mercy to Gas Recreation FC and struck four first half goals. The final result was 5-0 thus ensuring five clean sheets from their last six matches.

Earls Colne FC enjoyed their afternoon at Oak Farm in defeating White Notley FC 2-1 following their excellent point at West Bergholt FC last week. Will Harris was on target whilst Declan Cameron scored his first goal for the club.

At High Easter Road, Colne Athletic FC secured three points against Barnston AFC to maintain fifth spot, whilst Hatfield Peverel FC were involved in an exciting encounter against visiting Sudbury Sports FC winning 4-3.

In Division One Belle Vue Social FC drew level with Stanway Rovers FC U23s at the top of the table beating visiting Stanway Pegasus FC Reserves 3-0. ‘Rovers’ who were without a game, lead with a much better goal difference.

Silver End FC are in third place following a 3-2 win at home to Coggeshall United FC Reserves and FC Clacton Reserves trounced plucky Mersea Island FC 8-3. Gosfield United FC had a 3-2 win at Ford Lane, beating Alresford Colne Rangers FC Reserves 3-2.

In the Essex Junior Cup, Cressing United FC reached the quarter finals with a convincing 4-1 win over Kelvedon Social FC, but who they will meet next is unknown at present.

There was a fine win for Wormingford Wanderers FC in the same competition with victory over Old Chelmsfordians 1-0 where they will have a home tie against Deben FC. However, Gosfield United FC Reserves bowed out at home to Catholic United FC Reserves 4-2.

In the Suffolk Junior Cup Cavendish FC overcame Elmswell FC 5-4 on penalties having been held after 90 minutes 0-0.

In Division Two, Boxted Lodgers FC thrashed luckless Lawford Lads Reserves 17-0 with goals from Jaden Smith, Joe Stevens, Isaac Lewis and variously, Andrew Rochford, James Lock, Tom Hayter, Tommy Gant, Jack Keeble and Jack Percival.

John Campany.