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ESBFL – Weekly Round-Up for 26th January 2019. – John Campany

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 26th January 2019.


Pride of place goes to AFC Sudbury ‘A’ who ended the unbeaten run of Stanway Pegasus the division two runaway leaders in a mid week clash at Kings Marsh.

This was an outstanding performance from the academy scholars that saw young starlet Fred King help himself to a fine hat trick. Lewis O’Malley was the other scorer to sink the promotion bound visitors by 4 goals to 2.

In the quarter final of the Essex Junior Cup Stanway Pegasus was beaten 3-0 at Old Southendian Reserves.

In the League Knock – Out Cup Alresford Colne Rangers blitzed Elmden Rovers 10-1, whilst AFC Sudbury continued their fine mid week victory with an impressive win at premier side Little Oakley Reserves 3-0.

Wormingford Wanderers progressed to the second round with a comfortable win at first division Tiptree Engaine with Ben Fowler and Luke Whybrow getting the goals.

Finally, in the Knock – Out Cup first division Cressing United beat premier side Barnston 4-1.

There was one tie in the Reserve Knock – Out cup that saw hosts Great Bentley Reserves account for Hatfield Peverel Reserves 3-0.

In the premier division Dedham Old Boys beat Brantham Athletic Reserves 4-1.

Tiptree Heath took advantage of leaders Gas Recreation’s inactivity by moving up to second, level on points. It was a hard-fought match at Green Farm Meadow against hosts Earls Colne, who remain precariously placed amongst the strugglers at the wrong end of the table. The 2-1 win saw Charlie Green take his season’s tally to 27 with the second scored by Jack Tollhurst.

Kelvedon Social had a 2-1 win at The Chase against White Notley. The home scorer’s were Luke Thurston and Martin Young. Josh Goodey replied for the visitors.

The final premier game saw West Bergholt share four goals at Lorkin Daniel Field with Hatfield Peverel. The visitors held a two goal, lead at the break by courtesy of a Lawrence Hale brace, but third place ‘Bergholt’ stormed back to get a point with goals from Nicholas Farthing and Ryan Brown.

In the first division, leaders Alresford Colne Rangers Reserves were beaten at Ford Lane by visiting Bures United 3-2 who were well served by Tom Wingfield’s brace and the other from Lloyd Finch whilst the home scorers were Daniel Findlay and Kye Learoyd – Tuckwell.

As a result, Flitch United closed in on the leaders with a resounding win at Bell Vue Social 4-0. Shane Pyne hit two and Daniel O’Brien and substitute Peter Monk got the others. Flitch now trail Alresford by six points with four games in hand.

Boxted Lodgers were beaten at Cage Lane by West Bergholt Reserves 3-2 with Connor Howard scoring both the Lodgers goals. It was a good fight back for the visitors who trailed by both goals at half time.

Mathew Griffin got both goals for Tiptree Jobserve in there 2-0 win at home to ‘Gas’ reserves who remain second from bottom in the table.

In division two with Stanway Pegasus in cup action, second place Long Melford, third positioned FC Clacton and fourth place Tollsbury all won as they contest promotion to the first division.

Melford beat Wormingford Wanderers Reserves 4-2 at Stoneylands where Addy Roy hit two and one each for Perry Newman and Sam Newton.

FC Clacton was 5-1 winners at Harwich Rangers that included a Samuel Thompson hat trick and Tollesbury beat Cavendish 3-2 with a Ashley Collins brace and one from Tommy Gregory. Daniel Ashdown scored both for the visitors.

In division three Gosfield United strengthened there lead with a 5-0 win over second place Tiptree Engaine Reserves 5-0 with goals from Jake Gilder, Josh Green, Adam Smith, Liam Bowman and Luke Jones.


John Campany.

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