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Pope & Smith Chelmsford Sunday League - Report for 17th March 2019

Coward Cup Semi-Final

  • With Priory Sports waiting to meet the winners in the final, Chelmsfordians United and William de Ferrers did battle, and it truly was a battle as it took extra time to separate the teams, Chelmsfordians United winning through 5-3. For the winners goals from Elliot Armstrong (2), Michael Farnworth, Ronnie Edwards and Patrick Heketh; and they had George Hews red carded by referee Tom Bullard.

Gillott Trophy Semi-Final

  • Priory Sports Reserves and William de Ferrers Reserves are both riding high in Division One, but in a day to forget for the William de Ferrers club, Priory won 3-1 with a John Watson brace and Lee Watson goals to go through to meet City Supporters in the final. Theo Clarke netted the consolation for WDF.

League Premier Division

  • Hatfield Swan Inn completed their season with a 6-1 defeat at Redstones, not helped by going down to 9 men, Johnnie Savva for handball on the goal line and sub Louis Smart with two yellows the red card recipients from referee Paul Gorrie; Sean Parsons with the Swan goal. For Redstones goals in a good victory came from James Clarke, John Hodgson, Angus Poole, Liam Wallis with two and Michael Ward.

League Division One

  • Blackwater hosted Tulip Royals who are making rapid progress on the leaders with games in hand, Tulip's momentum halted slightly in a 2-2 draw, their goals from Bradley Keefe and Ross Kochan. A creditable result for Blackwater for whom Andrew Potts and Scott Mathieson were the marksmen.
  • Also needing to win games in hand to threaten the top of the table are Broomfield, at home this week to Queens Park Hannakins and a 2-0 win keeps them on track, the goals from Mark Coleman and Nathan Hull.
  • Woodham Athletic defeated Latchingdon 5-4 thanks to two apiece for Daniel Adams and Richard Canty plus Charlie Marshall.
  • Showing improved form of late are South Woodham Ferrers United who hosted Writtle, and the two evenly matched teams netted a goal apiece in a 1-1 draw; Charlie “Ronaldo” Mann scoring for Woodham and Ryan Shewring for Writtle; with both goalkeepers excelling.

League Division Two

  • Great Baddow are well behind with their fixtures but a good run and they will be in the title mix, and they started to gain ground again at Chelmer Wanderers who would have been high on confidence after last week's goal fest but that was soon blunted as Baddow produced a fine performance to crush Chelmer 6-0. Andy Syrett led the way with a hat-trick, one apiece for Daniel Belcher, Adam Flack, Adam Jones.
  • Kenson also need to win their games in hand to threaten the leaders, and at home to Danbury & Bicknacre they duly made progress with a 4-0 win, the goals from William Ritchie, Sam Sullivan, Jonathan Yabsley and Alex Broad.
  • Another in the mix towards the top are Sparta Broomfield also 4-0 winners, this against Springfield Green to reverse the result of earlier in the season. Two goals each for Samuel Adams and Ben Thompson secured a well deserved win for Sparta.
  • Leaders Springfield sit atop the table with games played and points on the board and a 5-2 victory over Stock United keeps them ticking over nicely in a classic game of two halves, Springfield winning the first 5-0 and Stock the second 2-0. Strikes for Springfield from Joshua Bebbington, Harry Potter, Tyler Pearson twice and an own goal. On target for Stock were Ben Staplehurst and Jake Lunn.
  • Brookhouse and Galleywood Athletic played out an exciting 4-4 draw. New signing Jack Coldwell made an immediate impact for Brookhouse with 2 goals, matched by Jamie Lane with a penalty one of his goals. For Galleywood the scorers were Harry Green, George Ohalloran a brace and Haydn Walters.

League Division Three

  • Bramston beat Waltham United 4-1 thanks to goals from Nathan Clarke with two, Aaran Mangan and Max Westwood; Charlie Munday with the consolation goal for Waltham.
  • Chelmer Athletic, scorers being Benn Goodchild and Loui Howe; lost out 3-1 at home to Woodham Radars for whom Jamie Churchman hit two and Scott Mason one.

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