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POPE AND SMITH
CHELMSFORD SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

FOUNDED 1962
Affiliated to Essex County Football Association

Pope & Smith Chelmsford Sunday League - Report for 20th January 2019

The weather decimated this week's fixtures with only 5 matches escaping the clutches of a severe overnight frost.

Gillott Trophy Third Round

  • Division 3 City Supporters patiently waited for the pitch at Melbourne Park to thaw out and it was well worth their while as they progressed through to the semi finals with a 4-2 win over Sparta Broomfield, something of a giant-killing this with Sparta comfortably in mid-table in Division 2. Nick Dearsley, Andrew Elgar, Luke Elgar and Ben Harris were on target for the victors; a Ben Thompson brace for Sparta.

League Division One

  • Writtle took inspiration from some of the weekend's Premier League fixtures and played out a seven goal thriller at home to Tulip Royals. Adam Lythgoe opened the scoring for Tulip with a fine header in the opening minutes, before ex-Writtle Man James Aishford slotted an own goal against his former club to make it 1-1. Fine finishes from Andy Brinkman and Jacob Evident were cancelled out by defensive lapses from Tulip which Joe Reynard and Craig Simpson capitalised on for Writtle to make it all square at 3 apiece going into the closing minutes. However, Aishford had the final say when he broke through and chipped the keeper with a fine finish to settle a 4-3 win in Tulip's favour in a thoroughly entertaining, end-to-end game.

League Division Two

  • Springfield Green continue to press the top two in the table, and a 7-1 win at home to bottom of the table Margaretting SSC maintained their progress. Arran D'cruz with a hat-trick and 2 from William Baxter led the scoring for Springfield, added to by Sean Richmond and sub Courtney Warner-Denny.

League Division Three

  • Waltham United are putting pressure on the leading teams, a 1-0 win at home to a resurgent Mannex MR helping their cause; with Lewis Chapman on target in a close encounter.
  • With both sides comfortable In mid table Writtle Reserves defeated Hannakins Farm Reserves 1-0, Jake Peacock with the only goal of the game.

If you are one of this week's goal scorers and you don't see your name in the reports it's because your Club are not providing me with details on Sundays as requested.