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Pope & Smith Chelmsford Sunday League - Report for 2nd December 2018

The weather bit into the match programme this week, but some good football played nonetheless.

Essex Sunday Junior Trophy Fourth Round

Two all Pope & Smith League ties dominated as this competition heads towards its later stages.
  • A fine 3-2 victory for Danbury & Bicknacre at Blackwater thanks to strikes from Jack Atwill as usual, Charley Burgess and Sam Kirk. Blackwater's goals from Scott Mathieson and Connor Seabright.
  • Springfield Green hosted Tulip Royals and progressed 3-2. For the victors David Price, Kier Winstone and Courtney Warner-Denny were on target; Jacob Evident and Joe Waller for the Royals.
  • Unfortunately Chelmer Wanderers lost out 3-2 at home to Rectory Rovers despite goals from Sam Fieldson and Kurtis Lipman.

Premier Division League Cup First Round

Priory Sports and William de Ferrers both won through to the semi finals of the League Cup.
  • A solitary Dan Gage goal for Priory gave them victory at Stones.
  • William de Ferrers trounced Chelmsfordians United 6-2. Sami Taylor led the way with a hat-trick, one apiece for Nicky Wigington, Nathan Hunt and Ben Atkinson. Michael Farnworth and Jack Thomas the scorers for Chelmsfordians.

Division Two League Cup First Round

  • Progress for Springfield with an excellent 6-0 at Southminster Aragon; an outstanding 5 goals for Joseph Davis plus one for Harry Potter.

Division Three League Cup First Round

  • Bramston maintained their positive start to the season with cup progress at the expense of Writtle Reserves, winning 5-2. Alberto Ordonez gave Writtle an early lead but Ben Hindley levelled for Bramston; then strikes from Aaron Mangan, Ross Beckwith and Nathan Clarke gave Bramston a comfortable 4-1 lead at the interval. Writtle began well after the break and Thomas Weare pulled a goal back and had their moments in a hard fought game but a penalty converted by Beckwith gave Bramston a cushion that they didn't squander.
  • Chelmer Athletic join Bramston in the semi finals defeating Melbourne Athletic 4-1. James Glasscock, Reece Goodchild, Connor Pinch and Josh Ripton struck for the victors; Adam Trench a consolation for Melbourne.

League Division One

  • Leaders Priory Sports Reserves somewhat surprisingly dropped a point at home to Old Brentwood United in a 2-2 draw, a John Watson brace for Priory; Alex Feagan and David Kay netting for Brentwood.
  • William de Ferrers Reserves and Woodham Athletic also shared the spoils, 3 goals each. For Woodham Jason Kew struck a brace with one for Adam Leslie. For WDF the scorers were Theo Clarke, Dean Greensmith and Matt Cross.

League Division Two

  • Great Baddow hit 6 without reply in a fine performance at home to Ravens as they look to catch the leaders in the table. A goal each here for Adam Flack, Conor Hurst, Craig Mon, Phillip Wright, Rhys Bailey and Samuel Davis.
  • Kenson slip to third after a defeat at home to Stock United but they do have games in hand. Stock took a handsome 3-0 lead into the half time break courtesy of goals from Jake Lunn, Kieran Croker and Charlie Nicholls. Kenson scored soon after the re-start but Lunn netted his second and despite 2 further goals for the homesters Stock secured an excellent 4-3 victory. For Kenson Ben Green notched a brace and one for David Shelley.

League Division Three

  • Mayland Village continue to make their presence felt amongst the table toppers, an 8-1 thrashing of Galleywood Rangers maintaining their position. Mayland dominated possession in the early stages but there were chances at both ends and only a fantastic save from Mayland goalkeeper Bradley Powell kept Galleywood at bay. Robbie Sawyer began to have an influence on the game for Mayland creating a good couple of chances before picking the ball up on the edge of the box shifting to his right and firing an unstoppable dipping drive into the top corner to make it 1-0 to Mayland. This was followed by 2 further quick goals for Mayland leaving Galleywood stunned, a good header from Bradley Robinson was followed immediately by James Naulder tapping home for a 3 goal cushion at half time. Mayland's attacking pace and trickery proved too much after the break as the floodgates opened. Sawyer and Naulder each bagged their 2nd of the game both tidy finishes finding the corner of the net. Chris Charlton then used his pace to get in behind to poke home making it 6-0. Lee Braithwaite then took centre stage with a 30 yard drive into the bottom corner a great strike for his 1st and another long distance finish then beat the keeper for his 2nd. Galleywood netted a consolation late on to round off the scoring, a clinical performance from Mayland's forwards.

Gillott Trophy Second Round

  • Sparta Broomfield trounced struggling Brookhouse 9-1 in the end but a Harry Cawston penalty for Sparta was all that separated the teams at half time. After the interval Sparta seized control with a hat-trick each for Andrew Roche and Ben Thompson and one each for Darren Sawyer and Cameron Worcester to see their side into the quarter finals. Brookhouse skipper Andrew Millane scored his team's consolation.

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