Weekend Roundups - Colchester & District Sunday Football League

Colchester & District Sunday League
The Weekend Roundups
2005 / 2006
(written by Graham Osborne, compiled by Steve Catley)
Sunday 4th September 2005
The 2005/06 season began with a shock, a predictable result and some confusion.
The shock came at Bromley Road where Hogs Head who flirted with relegation all of last
season took on the much fancied Northgate Athletic. Athletic battled their way to four cup
finals last season and ran away with their division. But as someone once said, "Its a funny
old game” and so it proved again as the Hogs triumphed 7-1 to race to the top of the
fledgling second division. Pierre Smith (4), Adrian Garnham (2) & an o.g. were the scoring
The other game in this section saw another side who struggled last season, Botolphs, win 42 at Legionnaires. Ricky Chown (2), Paul Weston & Adi Dehinbo got Botolphs goals whilst
for Legionnaires it was Joe Preston & Richard Williams.
The predictable result came in the Boswell Trophy Final where AFC Pegasus beat Tiptree
Monarchs 4-2 to add another trophy to their collection. It is the seventh time they have held
the trophy and their scorers were Adam Cheeseworthy, Glen Cowan, Ian Booth & Andy
The confusion came at Shrub End where changing around a building site and trying to
locate a pitch caused some tempers to fray. However all games were completed in spite of
the adversity.
The Castle Invitation Trophy group games began to tie up some loose ends from last season.
In group A Kelvedon all but ensured their qualification into the knock-out stage after they
won 3-2 at Tolleshunt D’arcy. Chris Devito gave Kelvedon the lead but D’arcy fired in two
spectacular strikes from Rob Randall & Chris Cutmore to take the lead.
John Stapley then equalised for Kelvedon before Chris Devito grabbed his second of the
game to wrap up the points.
Knights Allstars drew 3-3 with Tollegion in an entertaining local derby that did neither side
any good in terms of qualification. Legion's scorers were Ian Ewers (2) & Simon King while
for Knights it was Keeper Pat Kent from a goalkick and Andy Smith & Jon Tiffen.
Ramsey Utd top group B after they beat CUSA 4-2. The on target Rams were Paul Turner
(2), Mark Clackett & "Lee". The U's marksmen were Ryan Morrison & Ross French. Pegasus
Res move into second place after a 2-0 win at Newtown Rovers. Their marksmen were Mark
Crysell & veteran Brian "Bronsky" Himsworth.
Bayern Monkwick top group C and look odds on to qualify. They beat Rosebud 3-2 to
maintain their 100% record with goals from Chris Compton, Chris Richer & Dave Seymour.
Group D leaders Kendall Rovers confirmed their place in the next stage after they handed
out a 7-1 trouncing to Metzler. Rovers goals came from Carl Jackson (2), Carl Willis (2),
Stuart Horton (2) & John Thompson.
The group E game between Wakes Colne & Middlewick was postponed as Wakes Colne
could only muster five men.
Villa Royale muscled Bricklayers out of a qualifying spot in group F after they beat them 32.
FCB have also made it to the knockout stage after they beat Goat & Boot 6-3. Mick Hall (2),
Chris Gooding (2), Peter Steward & Sam Dunt got the goals.
Finally in Group H Tilly needed to win by more than five goals to qualify in their last game
with Colchester Utd Deaf. They rose to the challenge and won by 8-0 thus depriving
Polstead a place in the next stage.
Eastgate staged a late rally to come from behind and grab a 3-3 draw at Kelvedon Res in
division one.
The goalscoring 'Gates were Paul Cannon, Steve Armstrong & Peter Bird. Kelvedon replied
via Mark Rawlston (2) & Paul Garner.
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Feering Utd are setting the pace in division three after they won 3-1 at Hythe Athletic with
goals from Charlie Holloway (2) & Tom Stone. The other game in this section saw a Sol
Jones brace for North Hill Marquesmen beat Polstead 2-1. Jimmy Lambert got the Poles
Ramsey Utd Res got off to a flier in division four after they won 6-2 at Bramwell Rovers. The
young Rams on target were Darren Moff, Gary Fox, Del Thomas, Mark Brockman (2) & "
Aaran". A Vinny Flynn goal saw Bromley beat Blue Boar 1-0 in the other game in the
Colne Star got their league career off to a good start when they won 5-1 at Byair in division
five. SATO also posted a good result beating Drury Arms 4-0. Northgate Res won 3-0 at
Fenn Wright Albion in the other game played in the section.
Sunday 11th September 2005
The group stages of the Castle Trophy are coming to an end and many of the qualifiers are
now known.
In Group A S.C.Kelvedon lost their unbeaten record but are still certain to progress as either
winners or runners-up. With all three club goalkeepers either injured or suspended it was
always going to be a daunting trip to Tollegion and so it proved as the home side quickly ran
up a 4-0 advantage. Kelvedon did regroup in the second half but still went down 5-1. The
Legion must now beat neighbours Tolleshunt D’arcy in their last game to join Kelvedon in
the knockout stage. Scorers for the Legion were Scott Keeble, Scott Lewis, Ian Ewers, Simon
King & John Hill. Rob Smith got the Kelvedon consolation.
Knights Allstars claimed their first win of the competition in their last game beating
Tolleshunt D’arcy 6-1. However qualification is now out of their hands and they must hope
that D’arcy beat Tollegion in their last game. The Allstars on the mark were Jon Tiffen (2),
Andy Smith (2), Peter Smith & Jamie Banks. Adrian Spooner got the D’arcy goal.
Ramsey Utd have secured their place in the next stage after they fought out a titanic 5-5
draw with Britgate in Group B. In a game that was superbly controlled by stand in ref,
Britgate manager Kevin Beecham the draw means that the 'gate now need just two points
from their remaining two games to join the Rams in the next stage. Rams scorers were Tony
Mulley, Joe Pedersen (2) & Paul Turner (2).
The game between Rosebud & Blackhammer was called off as The Colne School considered
the pitch unfit.
Metzler have qualified as runners-up from Group D after they returned from Brightlingsea
Regent with a 3-2 win. Rob Humphreys (2) & Chris Baker got the Metzler goals whilst for
Regent it was Cook & Kane.
Group E remains wide open after CBC Huntsmans fell to their first defeat at the hands of
Middlewick Rangers. Rangers won 3-2 with goals from Rob Cook (2) & Kevin Stevens. Daniel
Boley got both Huntsmans goals. The result means that any two from Huntsmans,
Middlewick or Botolphs can still go through. The other game in this section saw Wakes
Colne win 4-2 at Feering Utd
The Group F game saw El Gigante draw 2-2 with Villa Royale. Darren Mucklow & Chris
Knowles netted for Villa while James Clark & Mike Burke were the scoring Giants. Villa
have qualified along with Pitchbury from this group.
The final game in Group H was between Colchester Utd Deaf & Bramwell to decide who got
the wooden spoon. Bramwell won the game 4-0 with goals from Steve Raven, Mike Clark,
Andy Creswell & Jed Sadler.
The Premier division kicked off with Champions Pegasus posting their intent with a 4-1 win
at Layer Fox. Andy Partner, Craig Isom, Ray Turner & Glen Cowans got the Pegasus goals
and Lee Meadows got Fox consolation.
AFC Phoenix who many have predicted will have a good season started off with a cracking 42 win at Tiptree Monarchs. Rob Thorne (3) & Rick Walkley got the goals and now do Pegasus
have new rivals ?
In division one St. Edmunds could only muster nine men for their game at Eastgate. There
could only really be one outcome to the game and there was, the Gate won 5-2 with goals
from Peter Bird, Paul Cannon (2), Steve Armstrong & Richard Lock. Kevin McDonnell got
both Saints goals. A Tony Chatters brace earned Highwoods Foxash a 2-2 draw with
Newtown Rovers. Keith Emerson got both Rovers goals. Pegasus Res won 4-0 at Kendall
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Rovers and had veterans Brian Himsworth & Mark Crysell on target for the second week in
a row along with Dave Clark & Alan Slater.
Allstar Quilters who fancy their chances in division two this year got off to a flier winning 50 at Revolution. Scoring Quilters were Tyler Wood, Kevin Quilter, Simon Dale, Gary Luxford
& Richard Churchill. Bayern Monkwick won 3-0 at Hogs Head with Craig Springett (2) and
their Polish international striker " Gabriel " getting on the scoresheet. A hatrick from Mike
Roach and one from N.Trigg gave Riverview a convincing 4-0 victory against Pitchbury.
Northgate Athletic bounced back from last weeks mauling beating Goat & Boot 6-2. Mike
Tucker (2), Christian Crisell (2), Mark Jones and an o.g. were the scorers. Matt Tierney got
both Goat goals.
North Hill Marquesmen recorded their second 2-1 away win of the season to move three
points clear in division three. Both goals came from Steve McHue. Rovers replied with a
Graham Clover penalty. Bricklayers win less than their fair share of games but this week
returned from bottom side Polstead with a 3-1 win. Club stalwarts Barry John Young (2) &
Andy Bridges got the goals that mattered. Dylan Pym got the Poles goal.
Ramsey Utd Res remain top of division four on goal difference from Bayern Monkwick Res
after the Bayerns beat them 3-1. Bayerns marksmen were Dave Dawson, Lee Richer & Ryan
Williams. Del Thomas got the Rams goal. Blue Boar recorded their first win after beating
Phoenix Res 2-1. Both goals came from John Smith including a delightful 30 yard chip.
Darren Springett was the man on the mark for Phoenix.
Division Five containing eleven new teams is always an unknown quantity and so this table
takes longer to settle down than most.
SATO lead the line at present after they drew 2-2 with Fenn Wright Albion. Sato scorers
were Sean Elmer & Martin English. John Baker & John Andrews got the Agents goals.
Langham Athletic marked their return to the league with an emphatic 12-0 win at
Torquespeed. There were hatricks for James Troy, Stuart Richards & " Bush " and goals for
Dan Wilson, Lloyd Burgess & Daniel Troy. Byair won 6-1 at Drury Arms and had Sean Davis
(4), Andy Smith & Ben Burge on target. A solitary Paul Taylor goal gave Borussia
Thorpmund a 1-0 victory against Colne Star. Finally AFC Lexden another "phoenix from the
flames side" beat Northgate Athletic Res 3-0 with goals from Richard Cranfield, Gareth
Minter & Andre Buda.
Sunday 18th September 2005
The League's premier cup competition the Thornavon Cup kicked off its 39th campaign with
Langham Athletic from division five thrashing division two outfit Botolphs. Goals from
Stewart Richards (3), Daniel Troy & James Troy gave Athletic the victory and a home tie
with North Hill Marquesmen in round two.
Braces from Chris Crisell & veteran hitman Mick Gosling helped Northgate Athletic to a
comfortable 5-1 win against SATO. James Carter got the SATO goal. Athletic now host
Pitchbury in the next round.
There were goals galore in Tollegion's game at Drury Arms where the Legion rammed home
eleven without reply. John Hill got four & Steve Hunt three among many others. The Legion
will make a return trip to Shrub End in round two to tackle El Gigante.
The Giants proved too good for Feering as they ran out 5-2 winners with United's
consolation strikes coming from Charlie Holloway & Owen Williams.
Airborne Muskett's season finally got off the ground but by the end of their game with CUSA
they must have wished that the Army F.A. had taken another week to give them clearance.
CUSA romped to a 5-0 victory with Matt Coghill (2) 1 pen, Matt Renton, Ross French &
Adam Wellsford on target. The U's now travel to Borussia Thorpmund.
Borussia gained a 2-0 win at home to Revolution with goals from Sonny Turnbull & Paul
Fenn Wright Albion eased to a 4-0 win at Torquespeed with goals from Carl Nash (2), Chris
Clark & John Andrews. The Agents will now host AFC Lexden.
Lexden were made to fight all the way for their second round place by Bramwell Rovers. with
the scores locked at 0-0 the tie went into extra time where two Lexden goals gave them a 2-1
victory. Steve Ramsey got Rovers only goal.
Allstar Quilters had a narrow 2-1 win at home to Bromley and now face a tough tie at
Riverview. Steve Ransom got the Bromley goal.
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Riverview powered their way to a 6-0 win at Tolleshunt D’arcy with Mike Roach (2), Adam
Emery (2), Marcus Weakes and an o.g. getting on the scoresheet.
The Brightlingsea derby between Regent & Colne Star ended up in a 4-1 victory for Regent.
Barton (2), Cane & Gilders got the goals that sets up a home tie with CBC Huntsmans.
Byair inflicted Polstead’s third straight defeat of the season in a 3-0 victory. Sean Davis (2) &
Michael Knight (Rider) got the goals. They now travel to Bricklayers in round two.
Blue Boar won their game at Wakes Colne 4-1 aet.
Dom Long got all four goals for the positive parrots (having a link to their website can teach
me all sorts) and now in a twist of fate the Boars will host Hogs Head in round two.
Legionnaires thumped Villa Royale 5-1 and will now travel to meet Tilly.
AFC Pegasus moved three points clear in the premier division after they won 5-1 at
Kelvedon. It was a scoreline that flattered them a little but they were still too strong for their
opponents. Craig Isom (2), Ray Turner (2) & Glen Cowans got the goals. Blackhammer move
into second place after a comprehensive 6-0 win at Ramsey Utd. Scott Page (3), Rob
Thompson (2) & Adam Sinclair were the men on target. AFC Phoenix returned to the scene
of their triumph at Tiptree last week but just failed to make it a win double at Colchester
Road. Knights Allstars edged to a 4-3 win in a very entertaining game which saw Jon Tiffen
& Phil Southern get two each. Rob Thorne (2) & Rick Walkley got the Phoenix goals. Layer
Fox beat FCB 3-1 with strikes from Jordan Hallpike (2) & Adam Warren with Andy Simpson
replying for FCB.
AFC Pegasus Res fell to their first defeat of the season in division one after Britgate came
from a goal down to win 2-1. Goals from Carl Pryke, Gareth Blackie & Kevin Brown saw
Kendall Rovers to a 3-1 win at Newtown. Kelvedon Res won 3-1 at bottom side St Edmunds
thanks to an o.g. from the Saints keeper, Scott Leslie & Dean Spears. Rosebud won a goal
laden game 6-4 at Highwoods Foxash and move into third place.
Hogs Head have a three point lead in division two after they won 3-2 at Bayern Monkwick
with goals from Tom Hayward (2) & Roy Cross. Goat & Boot beat bottom side Pitchbury 6-1
to move up the table. Wayne Leech got a hatrick for the "billyshoes".
North Hill Marquesmen recorded their third straight win to go six points clear in division
three. They beat CBC Huntsman 2-1 with goals from Wayne Edwards & Gordon Robinson.
Second placed Tilly won 4-2 at Bricklayers thanks to a Darren Steadman hatrick and a
John Breen effort.
The only division four game saw AFC Phoenix Res draw 2-2 with Bayern Monkwick Res Paul
Ketley & Dan Rowlands netted for Phoenix while for the Bayerns it was Lee Richer & Adam
Sunday 25th September 2005
The league's involvement in the Essex Sunday Premier Cup began this week with two sides
falling at the first hurdle and one making progress.
Middlewick Rangers were overrun 3-0 by Torrun Utd from Basildon. Knights Allstars
travelled to Silver End to face Western Arms but returned empty handed going down 5-1.
Phil Southern getting the only goal. Junior Cup holders AFC Pegasus travelled to Clacton to
take on Sports 2000 and won 3-1 with goals from Craig Isom, Ray Turner & Glen Cowan.
They must now travel again to meet old rivals CFC Shalford in round two.
Blackhammer are the new Premier Division leaders after they recorded a 9-3 win at FCB.
The happy hammers marksmen were Scott Page (4), Rob Thompson (2), Mike Smith (2) &
Mike Wheeler. They are five goals better off than AFC Pegasus and ten goals better off than
AFC Phoenix. Phoenix overcame S.C.Kelvedon 2-1 in a closely fought contest in which Rob
Thorn & Matt Hagon netted for Phoenix whilst James Storrie got the Kelvedon goal. Tiptree
Monarchs are in fourth place after they beat bottom side Ramsey Utd 5-0. Former
Brightlingsea 1664 raiders Terry Allsop (3), Lee Allsop & an o.g. were the marksmen. The
Rams have yet to trouble the goals scored section and have a minus 11 goal difference.
Eastgate head division one by one point after they beat Highwoods Foxash 4-1. Dean Gee
(2), Peter Bird & Paul Cannon got the goals. Kendall Rovers are second after they beat nine
man Metzler 8-2. Among the many scorers was a hatrick from Carl Pryke. AFC Pegasus Res
overcame a plucky ten man St Edmunds 3-2 with goals from Alan Slater (2) & Dave Clark.
Rosebud are in fourth place after they drew 2-2 with Kelvedon Res. Former Brightlingsea
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Regents striker Kevin Savory got both Buds goals. Kelvedon scorers were Richard Moffett &
Lee Murphy.
Division two leaders Riverview won 3-1 at Pitchbury in a game that was delayed by the
referee as he made Riverview change their shirts which clashed with his. The matchwinners
for Riverview were Mike Roach (2) & Simon Kelly. Allstar Quilters are third after they gained
a point in a 2-2 with Bayern Monkwick. Martin Joy & Gary Luxford were on target for the
Quilters while for the Bayerns it was Sean Baker & Rob Cooper. Brightlingsea Regent beat
Northgate Athletic 3-1 with goals from Barton, Cook & Gilders. The game between Tollegion
& Legionnaires was cancelled after Legionnaires failed to appear.
North Hill Marquesmen dropped their first points of the season after they were held to a 3-3
draw by CUSA. NHM marksmen were Jamie North, Steve McHue & the returning Roy Amey.
However they still lead division three by four points from second placed Bricklayers. The
Brick's game with Wakes Colne was held up as Colne were late arriving at Mile End. The
result summed up their morning as Brick ran out 3-1 winners. Scorers were Andy Bridges,
Daniel Waterman & Daniel Jeckells. Third place Feering were leading Newtown Rovers Res
2-0 at half time but a second half hatrick from sixteen year old debutant Ben Adams stole
the points for Rovers. Polstead got their first points of the season in a 5-3 win at Tilly. Matt
Lambert, Dylan Pym, Andy Bell, Shane Ravensdale & an o.g. were the scoring Poles. CBC
Huntsmans drew 1-1 with El Gigante with Paul Hammond netting for the Huntsmen.
Bayern Monkwick Res have opened up a three point lead at the top of division four after
they defeated Colchester Utd Deaf 4-2. Dave Dawson (2), Lee Richer & Lewis Richer were the
Bayerns on target. Second placed AFC Phoenix Res won 6-0 at Ramsey Utd Res and had
Mile Pearson (2), Gareth Evans (2), Sam Rowland & Ricky Heggett on target. Bramwell
Rovers won 2-0 at Tolleshunt D'arcy to move away from the bottom.
SATO lead division five after they won 3-2 at Airborne Musket with goals from Sean Elmer
(2) & James Carter. Second place AFC Lexden look very strong and this week beat bottom
side Torquespeed 13-0. Among Lexden's many marksmen were Darren Minter (4) & Richard
Cranfield (3). Torquespeed have now conceded 25 goals in two games and must be a little
shell shocked. Langham crashed 4-2 at home to Colne Star and now know they won't have
things all their own way this year. Star marksmen were James Cole, Roy Joseph, Martin
Cook & Stuart Morgan. Byair's good start to the season continued with a 3-1 win against
Fenn Wright Albion. Sean Davis, Mike Knight & Ben Burge netted the goals.
Northgate Res won 3-2 at Borussia Thorpmund with goals from Will Sharples (2) & Mike
Finally in the Castle Trophy Britgate won 4-1 at Newtown to secure their place in the
knockout stage. They must now beat CUSA in their last game to win the group.
Sunday 2nd October 2005
What may be the last Essex Sunday Junior Trophy to be held kicked off this week with a
mixed bag of results. Kelvedon Res strolled to a 7-0 victory against Wakes Colne helped by
braces from Richard Muffett & Steve Mark. Their reward is an away tie with Pitchbury.
Allstar Quilters too had an easy win recording a 7-1 scoreline at EL Gigante. Quilters goals
came from Kevin Quilter (2), Stuart Graham, Simon Dow, Gary Luxford, Martin Joy & Adam
Joy. The Quilters now host the winners of Fibbers & Tendring Railway. Tilly just got the
better of Newtown Rovers Res in an end to end game that ended up 4-3. Having taken a 2-0
lead Tilly were pegged back by Newtown 3-2 before a debatable penalty and a late goal shot
Tilly into round two. Darren Steadman (2), Andy Everitt (in the right end this week) & John
Breen were the Tilly marksmen whilst for Rovers it was debutant Rob Chappalow (2) & Sam
Hood. Till now host Langham Athletic. Northgate Athletic & AFC Lexden fought out a titanic
4-4 draw aet before Athletic won the shoot out 5-4. Nicholson & Keets were the Lexden
marksmen in normal time & Gareth Minter grabbed a brace in extra time. For Athletic it
was Steve Collins (2), Mark Warriner & Christian Crysell. Athletic's reward for their
endeavours is a trip to Wix Sports. Revolution were another side to come out on top in a see
saw match. They won 5-4 at CBC Huntsmans with goals from Ali Markham-Lee, Colin Allen
(2), Rob Wightman & Nick Berali. Huntsman hotshots were Phil Birkin, Adrian Mowbray,
Paul Hammond & Antonio Pedro. Revolution now host the winners of Black Bull or Sunday
Shrimpers Res. AFC Phoenix Res beat Hythe Athletic 6-1 with goals from Mile Pearson (2),
Matt Hagon, Paul Ketley, Ashley Turner & Gareth Evans. They now take on Troop Hall from
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Benfleet. Polstead travelled to Benfleet only to find Troop Hall in a rampant mood as they fell
to a 6-0 defeat. Troop Hall are only in this group because of a printing error in the County
Handbook and like Polstead I'm sure they will enjoy travelling from one end of the County to
another on a Sunday morning. Bayern Monkwick could have expected to run up a large
score against Bramwell Rovers but things don't always go as expected. The game ended up
2-0 to the Bayerns but Bramwell put up a spirited performance. Chris Richer & Dan Crosby
got the goals that sends the Bayerns to meet Colne Star. Star drew 2-2 with Fenn Wright
Albion aet but won the shoot out to progress. Tollegion won 5-1 at Norton who hail from
Chelmsford with goals from John Hill (2), Steve hope (2) & Ben Rollo. They must now return
to the County town to meet either Crescendo Kings or Red Star.
Hogs Head went down 6-5 to Station Villa in the Sunday Junior Cup.
Blackhammer continue to top the Premier Division after they came from behind to win 5-3
at Knights Allstars. Hammers scorers were Rob Thompson (2), Scott Page, Mike Smith &
Darren Wheat in game that saw them bounce back from 0-2 & 1-3 down.
A Ray Turner brace saw off Tiptree Monarchs as AFC Pegasus continue their unbeaten run.
They remain in second place as they are five goals worse off than the Hammers. Layer Fox
are in fourth place after they won 4-1 at Middlewick with goals from Lee Meadows (2), Lee
Whybrow & Adam Warren. Kelvedon beat bottom side Ramsey Utd 4-1 and had Dan Everitt,
Dan Scott (2) & Chris Devito on target.
AFC Pegasus Res are the new leaders in Division One after they won 5-2 at Rosebud. Goal
machine Alan Slater bagged another four aided by young Luke Harrison. St Edmunds
claimed their first point of the season in a 3-3 draw with Kendall Rovers. Scoring Saints
were Kevin McConell, Barry Wilson & Chris Stewart. The Highwoods v Eastgate game was
called off as no referee could be found.
Goat & Boot lead Division Two after they beat bottom side Pitchbury 6-0. The scoring
Billyshoes were Gavin Smith (2), Toby Willis, Sam Heard, Matt Tierney & Ben Clark.
Legionnaires beat Brightlingsea Regent 3-1 to claim their first victory of the season.
The only game in Division Three saw North Hill Marquesmen extend their lead to seven
points after a Paul Chamberlain goal gave them victory at Feering Utd
Bayern Monkwick Res won 6-0 at Colchester Utd Deaf to move four points clear at the top of
Division Four. A Lewis Richer hatrick did most of the damage here. Ramsey Utd Res move
back into second place after they won 2-0 at Tolleshunt D'arcy thanks to a John Keithly
brace. Villa Royale got their league programme running with a 4-2 victory against Bromley.
Northgate Athletic Res are the new leaders in Division Five after they won 6-0 at Drury Arms
with Carl Joiner getting four of the goals. Previous leaders SATO lost their first game going
down 9-1 to a rampant Borussia Thorpmund. Langham Athletic bounced back from last
weeks humiliation by beating Byair 4-2 helped by a Daniel Troy brace. Finally Airborne
Muskett claimed their first win of the season in a 6-3 victory against Torquespeed.
Sunday 9th October 2005
AFC Pegasus returned to the top of the Premier Division after they won 3-1 at AFC Phoenix.
Their goalscorers were Ray Turner, Glen Cowan & Adam Cheeseworth. They have now
opened up a three point lead on second placed Blackhammer. Layer Fox won 4-2 at
Kelvedon and now sit third. Ross Barton (3) & Martin Curtis were the scoring foxes. Knights
Allstars won 5-1 at bottom side Ramsey with goals from Jon Tiffen (3), Phil Southern &
Andy Smith. Tiptree Monarchs who have had a patchy start to the season beat Middlewick
Rangers 3-1 with goals from Lee Alsopp, Richard Whymark & John Chung.
Eastgate are the new leaders in division one after they won 6-2 at struggling St Edmunds.
Peter Bird (3), Darren Gee (2) & Wayne Maddison were on target for the Gate. Kendall
Rovers beat Metzler 2-0 with goals from Carl Pryke & Gareth Blackie and are now second.
Kelvedon Res unbeaten record continues after they won 3-1 at Highwoods Foxash. Sean
Argent, Dean Spears & John Bond were the scoring Dons. Former Brightlingsea Regent
striker Kevin Savory grabbed a hatrick for Rosebud in their 3-3 draw with Britgate.
Hogs Head have taken over at the top of division two. They won 5-1 at former leaders Goat &
Boot helped by a Tom Hayward brace. Allstar Quilters remain unbeaten and in second place
after they recorded a fine 7-1 home victory against Botolphs. Quilters marksmen were John
Hall (3), Lee Isom, Tyler Woods, Martin & Adam Joy. The game between Bayern Monkwick &
Legionnaires was abandoned after an hour when a Legionnaires player broke his leg. The
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Bayerns were winning 2-0 at the time. Tollegion made a belated start to their league season
with a 3-1 win against Riverview. Ed Coates (2) & Ian Brightwell were the men on the mark.
Northgate beat pointless Revolution 6-3 to stay just behind the leaders whilst Brightlingsea
Regent's game with Pitchbury was called off as Pitchbury failed to raise a side.
North Hill Marquesmen's fantastic start to the season continued in division three with a 2-0
win at bottom side Hythe Athletic. NHM scorers were Roy Amey & Paul Chamberlain and the
win puts them ten points clear of second placed Tilly. Tilly beat Polstead 3-0 with James
Brotherton (2) & Sean Borley getting the goals. CBC Huntsman finally showed some of last
seasons form after they won 9-0 at Feering Utd Three players shared the goals each
recording a hatrick, they were Darren Jackson, Paul Hammond & Dan Boley. Goals from
Pete Gould & James Ryan helped Newtown Rovers Res win 2-1 at Bricklayers and move into
fourth place. Wakes Colne failed to raise a side for their game with El Gigante and can now
expect a heavy fine.
Bayern Monkwick Res are proving to be the dominant force in division four as this weeks 50 demolition of Bramwell Rovers proved. The Bayerns are now four points clear of their
Ramsey counterparts. Ramsey Res won 3-2 at Bromley with goals from John Keithly,
Darren Warnes & Brett Piper. Villa Royale maintained their 100% record with a 3-1 win
against Colchester Utd Deaf with goals from Shane Potter, Matt Phelan & Steve Allcock. AFC
Phoenix Res had a narrow 1-0 victory over Tolleshunt D’arcy with Ricky Heggett netting.
This was D’arcy's third game and they have yet to score.
Langham Athletic have taken on the leaders mantle in division five and showed SATO no
mercy in a 4-0 victory. Stuart Richards (3) & Lucas Webb were the Athletic marksmen.
Borussia Thorpmund are in second spot just four goals worse off after they beat Airborne
Muskett 4-0. Colne Star won 3-1 at former leaders Northgate Res while Byair won 5-1 at
bottom side Torquespeed. AFC Lexden were left without a game after Drury Arms were
suspended from the league because of large debts.
Sunday 16th October 2005
The second round of the Thornavon Cup threw up some interesting results as the lower
league sides fought it out to see which of them take on the leagues top sides.
Borussia Thorpmund's 3-2 home win against CUSA gives them the biggest prize. They must
travel to the mighty Pegasus in round three. Thorpe's marksmen were Glenn Mills, Carl
Pritchard (pen) & Paul Turner.
However it could have been very different were it not for a five star show from keeper
Stewart Burgoyne including a wonder stop at the end of the game to deny CUSA extra time.
Fenn Wright Albion produced a good display to oust AFC Lexden 3-2. All the agents goals
came from Darren Revie. They now host Metzler in the next round. Villa Royale found
themselves back in the cup this week after it was discovered Legionnaires had fielded an
ineligible player in the last round. They took full advantage and won 3-2 at Tilly and can
now look forward to a home tie with Newtown Rovers. Bayern Monkwick were far too strong
for Hythe Athletic as they battered them 6-0 with Chris Richer grabbing a hatrick. The
Bayerns now travel to Kelvedon. League newcomers Byair are starting to find their feet and
produced their best result thus far after they won 5-2 at Bricklayers. Sean Davis who has
been racking up the strikes this year added three more to his tally and was aided by Luke
Taylor & Spencer Hamilton. They now host premiership side FCB and an upset could be on
the cards.
Riverview eased past Allstar Quilters 4-3 to earn a crack at Rosebud in the next round.
In the battle of the swine Hogs Head beat Blue Boar 5-1 with Dennis Leeks (2), Tom
Hayward, Pierre Smith & Luke Smith netting for the Hogs. The hogs now head off to meet
Tiptree Monarchs. Northgate had little trouble seeing off Pitchbury running out 5-2 victors.
The Northgate now play the Britgate in a game that should give five bar entertainment.
The legion keeping marching on and this week Tollegion won 4-2 at El Gigante to set up a
trip to Ramsey. Another upset in the offing.
Goat & Boot were another side who had little difficulty making progress as they beat
Colchester Utd Deaf 5-1. They may find things a little more tricky in the next round as they
host Knights Allstars. Langham Athletic inflicted the first defeat of the season on North Hill
Marquesmen beating them 2-1 in a close fought encounter. Their reward is a trip to Layer
Fox. CBC Huntsmans had to fight hard for their place in the third round. They just edged
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past Brightlingsea Regent 4-3 with goals from Lee Percival (2) one of which was a "70" yard
rocket, Dan Stokes & Paul Hammond. The Huntsmen now travel to Kendall Rovers.
In the league Layer Fox won 3-2 at faltering Tiptree Monarchs in the premiership to go joint
top with Pegasus. The scorers were Stewart Parker, Martin Curtis & Lee Meadows. FCB
recorded their first win beating Ramsey 5-4. Ramsey clawed their way back from 4-2 down
to 4-4. As the game entered stoppage time the Rams slammed a shot against the post. The
play went to the other end where FCB converted their chance and claimed the points. Come
the springtime it will be games like this that determine who stays up and who goes down.
The headline in division one was the abandonment of the game between Kelvedon Res &
Britgate. With the score at 0-0 the referee gave a penalty to Britgate which the Kelvedon
manager did not agree with. In the altercation that followed the manager was shown the red
card but refused to leave the pitch which left the referee with little choice but to abandon
the game. The matter has been reported to the ECFA so watch this space.
We are continually asked why we are so short of referees. Perhaps the Kelvedon manager
has the answer. One the football front leaders Eastgate beat Kendall Rovers 3-1 with goals
from Clinton Stockbridge, Peter Bird & Darren Gee. AFC Pegasus Res are just a point
behind the Gate after they whacked Newtown Rovers 5-0. Rosebud found all too easy to beat
Metzler 6-2 and now find themselves in fifth place.
Polstead and Feering fought out a 2-2 in division three in a game that was a credit to Poles
stalwart Dylan Pym. With club goalkeeper, secretary and league webmaster Steve Catley
confined to a hospital bed this week, Dylan did an excellent job in staging the game at all.
Thanks are also due to Feering for providing the match balls.
AFC Phoenix Res took closer order in division four after they won 2-1 at Tolleshunt D’arcy
with both goals coming from Gareth Evans. D’arcy however were enjoying their own success
as Adrian Spooner's strike was their first league goal of the season. Bromley propelled
themselves up the table after they won 6-1 at Ramsey Utd Res.
Finally the only game in division five saw Airborne Muskett beat Northgate Res 5-1.
Sunday 23rd October 2005
A Ray Turner hatrick saw AFC Pegasus through to the last 32 of the Essex Sunday Premier
Cup as they defeated CFC Shalford 3-2. They must now travel to the winners of Ockendon
Motor Spares & Harberts in the next round. Blackhammer had a long journey to Dagenham
to play Cambourne Wednesday but returned with a wonderful 3-2 victory. The Hammers
marksmen were Scott Page (2) & Rob Thompson. They now entertain the winners of
Broomhills & Bellmaine in round three. Tiptree Monarchs ran Fairfax Utd close but went
down 2-1 to the Southend based side with Richard Whymark getting the Monarchs goal.
Layer Fox found Elan of Chadwell Heath too hot to handle as they crashed out 5-0.
With the top three in the Premier Division all in County Cup action it was fourth placed
Knights Allstars chance to take closer order. This they did by beating bottom of the table
Middlewick Rangers 4-0. The scoring Knights were Jon Tiffen (2), Phil Southern & Mike
Burrows. AFC Phoenix equalised deep into stoppage time to salvage a point in a 1-1 draw
with Ramsey Utd. Manager Scott Maul was the Phoenix hero with his late strike but it was
harsh for the Rams as they looked for their first win of the season. Andrew King got the
Rams goal during the first half. Kelvedon doubled their points total with a comfortable 4-0
win at FCB. Chris Devito (2) gave the Dons a half time lead before the FCB keeper became
involved with the third & fourth goals. Firstly a shot hit the post rebounded out and struck
him on the back of the head and promptly flew into the net. Perhaps as a result of the blow
to the head a little later on he dropped the ball at the feet of James Storrie who wrapped up
the points for his side.
Eastgate continue to lead the way in division one and this week beat Rosebud 1-0 thanks to
a Lee Oliver strike. The Gate are now three points clear of second placed AFC Pegasus Res
who were held to a 1-1 draw by Britgate. Jason Mort got Pegasus goal while James Stalley
netted for Britgate. Britgate remain undefeated for the season but find themselves in sixth
place. Kelvedon Res move into third place after a 5-1 victory against an injury ravaged
Newtown Rovers. Rovers with just one point all season are now next to bottom. Bottom side
Metzler still await their first point of the season after they went down 4-3 at home to St
Edmunds. It was the Saints first win of the season and their scorers were Ian Blair (2),
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Kevin McDonnell & former Pitchbury man Chay Hammerton. Fourth place Kendall fought
out a 2-2 with Highwoods Foxash and had Stuart Fulton & John Sissons on target.
Division Two leaders Hogs Head had a narrow 1-0 victory against Goat & Boot thanks to a
Pierre Smith goal. The Hogs are two points clear of Allstar Quilters who beat bottom side
Revolution 5-2. Scoring Quilters were Gary Luxford (3), Martin Joy & John Hall. Tollegion
crashed to a rare defeat losing 3-1 at home to Bayern Monkwick. Bayerns marksmen were
Sean Baker, Lewis Poole & Gabriel. Northgate Athletic recorded a crushing 9-1 win at
Legionnaires to push them into third place. Pitchbury at last got their first win of the season
beating Brightlingsea Regent 6-3. Riverview's charge up the table was halted by Botolphs as
they were held to a 1-1 draw.
Division Three would appear to be a one team section as once again leaders North Hill
Marquesmen thrashed their opponents 9-0. This time the poor unfortunates were Hythe
Athletic. NHM remain ten points clear, not bad for the second month of the season. Up into
a distant second place are Newtown Rovers Res who beat Bricklayers 4-3 with all four goals
coming from Pete Gould. CBC Huntsmen beat Polstead 5-1 to slip into third place. El
Gigante drew 4-4 with Feering Utd in an end to end game. The Giants remain unbeaten but
third from bottom. Ryan Morrison completed his night shift to join his team CUSA. He
promptly hit a hatrick against bottom side Wakes Colne. Two more strikes from Chris
Rhodes gave the U's a 5-1 win.
Bayern Monkwick Res maintained their three point lead at the top of division four and their
unbeaten record after they returned from D’arcy with a 4-0 victory. Second placed Phoenix
Res won 6-1 at Bromley whilst third placed side Villa Royale won 3-0 at Ramsey Res. Blue
Boar beat Colchester Utd Deaf 2-0 with goals from Sam Burrows & Ronnie Day.
The biggest win of the day came from division five's new leaders. Borussia Thorpmund beat
bottom side Torquespeed 14-0 to move three points clear. Among Thorpe's many scorers
midfield dynamo Stuart Cutmore's hatrick and performance earned him the man of the
match award. Spare a thought for the poor Speed keeper who battled gamely to keep the
score down. Speed have now conceded a staggering 50 goals in just five games. Second
placed AFC Lexden conceded their first goals of the season but still beat Byair 6-2. Fenn
Wright Albion claimed their first league victory of the season with a 6-2 win at Colne Star.
Darren Revie getting a hatrick for the Agents. Langham's game with Northgate Res was
called off when the Gate failed to raise a side.
Sunday 30th October 2005
Highwoods Foxash travelled to Clacton league side Town & Country in the second round of
the Essex Sunday Junior Cup. The woodsmen enjoyed their day in the country as they
returned with a 5-0 win. Their scorers were Tony Chatters (2), George Stewart, Dave Ross &
James Ross. They now entertain either Wallis or Woodham Radars in round three. AFC
Pegasus Res netted two late goals to ensure victory in their 3-1 win at Metzler. Lee Bradden
& a Jason Mort penalty had the scores tied a 1-1 until Alan Slater & Luke Harrison's late
late show earned their side a trip to either Purleigh or Directa Hotspur. Eastgate booked
their place in round three with a 4-2 defeat of Newtown Rovers. Richard Lock, Wayne
Maddison, Paul Cannon & Peter Bird were the Gate marksmen. They now travel to Clacton
to meet either Harts or Station Villa. S.C.Kelvedon were in total command at half time in
their game with CFC Shalford Res. They lead 2-0 through goals by James Storrie & Chris
Devito. However a goal that never was threw the side into disarray and they never recovered.
Shalford were awarded a goal but the ball never crossed the line. Even the referee agreed
that he had made a mistake but refused to change his mind. Shalford went on to score twice
more as the fight drained out of the Dons.
The league enjoyed limited success in the Junior Trophy with many representatives falling
by the wayside. However it was not all bad news........Tollegion returned from Crescendo
Kings in Chelmsford with a 3-2 win. John Hill netted a brace for the Legion and they now
entertain Pyramids or Partners. Langham Athletic were made to fight all the way by Tilly. In
a very close encounter Athletic just edged it 4-3 with Stuart Richards getting a brace. They
now travel to meet the winners of Wix Sports & Northgate Athletic. Kelvedon Res won 4-1 at
Pitchbury with goals from Dean Spears, John Bond, Leon James & Paul Garner. The Dons
Res now entertain their Sunday Shrimper counterparts. The Shrimps ended Revolution's
cup hopes after they defeated them 5-3 in extra time. Colne Star pulled off a mini giant
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killing beating Bayern Monkwick 2-1. The game was marred by a serious injury to Bayern's
striker Chris Richer who broke his leg. Following a long hold up in play after the injury the
Bayern's enthusiasm was understandably diminished and the Stars took full advantage.
Their reward is a home tie with Devon who saw off Colchester Utd Deaf 8-1. Allstar Quilters
took Fibbers to extra time but went down 4-2. Their reward would have been a trip to
Benfleet to take on Troop Hall so perhaps they are not too upset. The Benfleet based side
had the long trip up to play AFC Phoenix Res and won 3-0. And all because of a printing
error in the County Handbook.
The biggest surprise of the week was the shock withdrawal of 2003/04 champions Tiptree
Monarchs and following the expungement of their record the revised Premier League table
makes interesting reading. The dominance of AFC Pegasus is certainly being challenged on
several fronts and this was superbly demonstrated by leaders Blackhammer as they held
Paul Booth's men to a 2-2. Scott Page & Darren McRae got the Hammers goals while a Glen
Cowans brace did it for Pegasus. The Hammers lead the table on goal difference, being five
goals better than Pegasus. Three points behind the leaders are AFC Phoenix who romped to
a 7-1 win at bottom side Ramsey Utd. Phoenix marksmen were Rob Thorne (3), Scott Maul
(2 in 2 games !!), Greg Murthwaite, Rick Walkley & Shane Woolgar. Middlewick claimed their
first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with FCB. Former FCB hitman Ray McGiven gave
Rangers the lead but a stoppage time effort from Scott Guite gave FCB a share of the spoils.
Just one game in division one and that saw St Edmunds beat Rosebud 7-1. Scoring Saints
were Rob Marsh (2), Ian Blar (2), Chris Stewart, Chay Hammerton & Darryl Little.
Division Two leaders Hogs Head won 2-1 at Botolphs with goals from Pierre Smith & Tom
Hayward. Riverview move into third spot after they beat Brightlingsea Regent 3-1. View's
goals came from Mike Roach & Adam Emery.
Division Three has become a one team division as leaders North Hill Marquesmen won 4-3
at bottom side Wakes Colne. They are now a staggering thirteen points clear of second
placed Newtown Rovers Res as we head into November. Old rivals CBC Huntsmans & CUSA
meet up again with the U's netting the winning goal with the last kick of the match. Richard
Coghill's stunning volley wrapped up a 2-1 victory to propel his side into joint third place.
Draw specialists El Gigante did it again after being held 3-3 by Bricklayers. They remain
undefeated but nineteen points behind the leaders. Polstead who are currently without a
keeper used two different outfield players between the sticks in their game with Hythe
Athletic. Each one took a half apiece and each one acquitted themselves very well.
At last Tolleshunt D’arcy have got a point. They drew 2-2 with Villa Royale in their division
four fixture. Mike Shipley & Simon Moore got the goals. A Vinny Flynn hatrick helped
Bromley to a 5-3 win at Blue Boar and his side into fourth place.
There is a three way tie at the top of division five with Borussia Thorpmund, AFC Lexden &
Byair all on twelve points. Thorpe never played this week as their opponents Drury Arms are
still suspended by the league. Lexden however did play and beat Fenn Wright 4-0 with
Gareth Minter (3) & Andrjez Buda getting the goals. Byair recorded what was once regarded
as a typical Sunday League scoreline. They won 7-5 at Northgate Res. But with a goal
difference of just +3 they have a fair way to go to catch up with Thorpe (+26) & Lexden (+24).
Sunday 6th November 2005
Four Premiership clubs were dumped out of the Thornavon Cup at the third round stage
this week. Langham Athletic took centre stage as the team from the middle of division five
travelled to high flying Layer Fox and recorded a 2-1 victory. Daniel Troy & Jake Longhurst
were the Athletic scorers. Chris Harden's men now travel to Middlewick in round four.
Another fifth division side who ousted top class opposition were Byair who beat FCB 3-2.
Sean Davis (2) & Spencer Hamilton got the all important goals to earn their side a crack at
Bayern Monkwick. The Bayern's made progress after an impressive showing at Kelvedon. A
Sean Baker penalty & Lee Thorpe-Willett got the goals to send the Dons out of a second cup
competition in a week. Tollegion ran out 5-2 winners at Ramsey Utd with John Hill (3), Ed
Coates & Nathan Jones getting the goals. The Legion now host Knights Allstars in what will
be a hotly contested derby game. Yet another fifth division side to progress were Fenn
Wright Albion who beat first division Metzler 4-1 thanks to a Martin Bartholomew hatrick.
Albion now travel to Blackhammer in the next round. A solitary Adam Emery goal was
enough for Riverview to see off Rosebud and earn a crack at Kendall Rovers. Rovers enjoyed
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a cracking 4-3 victory against CBC Huntsmans. A Scott Page brace and one from Rob
Thompson was enough to secure the Hammers a 3-1 win at Highwoods Foxash. A Keith
Emmerson hatrick helped Newtown Rovers to a 5-2 victory against Villa Royale and a last
sixteen game with Eastgate. Knights Allstars eased past Goat & Boot 3-0 with goals from
Jon Tiffen, Andy Smith & Mike Burrows. Goals from Ray McGiven & Kevin Stevens earned
Middlewick Rangers a 2-1 win at St Edmunds. The game between AFC Pegasus & Borussia
Thorpmund was called off amid safety fears concerning a goal frame. The game between
Northgate & Britgate was called off because Bromley Road was unfit.
In division one Eastgate have opened up a six point lead on rivals AFC Pegasus Res after
they beat them 4-1. Goals from Lee Oliver, Peter Bird & Steve Armstrong (2) set up the win.
Revolution got their first win of the season in a 4-3 win at Botolphs thanks in the main to a
Colin Allen hatrick.
Polstead move into third place in division three after holding Newtown Rovers Res to a 2-2
draw. The scoring Poles were Matt Lambert & Andy Bell. While for Rovers it was New
Zealander Ricki Broughton who got a brace. The game between Wakes Colne & Feering was
called off due to an unfit pitch. However it would have been nice if they had not kept it a
AFC Phoenix returned to the top of division four after thrashing Bramwell Rovers 8-0.
Second placed Bayern Monkwick Res lost their first game of the season going down 3-0 at
home to Tolleshunt D’arcy.
Division Five saw the return to action of Drury Arms who drew 3-3 with Torquespeed. Colne
Star joined three other clubs tied at the top on twelve points after they beat Northgate Res
5-2. Two points behind are SATO who beat Airborne Musket 2-1 with goals from Martin
English & Glenn Green.
Sunday 13th November 2005
The first round of the Fowler Cup took place this week Allstar Quilters taking the
goalscoring award from Northgate Athletic by a short head. The Quilters notched eleven as
they beat an understrength Hythe Athletic 11-3. Scoring Quilters were John Hall (3), Adam
Joy (2), Martin Joy (2), Tyler Wood (2), Luke Jacobs and getting his first goal for six years
Paul Short. They now host Riverview in the next round. Northgate Athletic beat North Hill
Marquesmen 9-1 with goals from Carl Joyner (2), Christian Crysell (2), Mark Warriner (2),
Craig minter and an o.g. Athletic now travel to Legionnaires. Tilly won a 35minute each way
encounter against Wakes Colne 4-2. Once more the Fordham Rec pitch had failed to be
marked out causing another late start. Tilly's goals came via Darren Steadman (2), Andy
Everitt & Rob King. Tilly now host CUSA. Tollegion won 3-1 at CBC Huntsmans and had
Danny Hunwicke (2) & Ian Ewers on target. The Legion now host Brightlingsea Regent. Hogs
Head beat Bricklayers 5-3 to earn a home tie with Botolphs. Hogs on the mark were John
Lamb (2), Dennis Leeks, Pierre Smith & Tom Hayward.
Blackhammer moved a point clear at the top of the Premiership after they fought back from
3-1 down to defeat Kelvedon 5-3. In what was described as a very entertaining game the
Hammers goals came from Mike Wheeler (3), Scott Page & Darren Wheat. Layer Fox
bounced back from last weeks cup defeat to thrash FCB 10-0 and move into second place.
The many Foxes on the scoresheet were Martin Curtis (3), Ross Barton (2), Lee Meadows,
Lee Whybrow, Steve Sprunt, Steve Parker & Will Faulkner. Knights Allstars on the same
points as the Foxes but three goals worse off beat bottom side Ramsey Utd 5-1. Scoring
Knights were Mike Burrows (2), Phil Southern (2) & Jon Tiffen.
Eastgate maintained their six point lead at the top of division one after they beat pointless
Metzler 5-0. The Gates goals came from Jamie Cottee, Peter Bird, Mike Bond, John Collins
& Wayne Maddison. Second placed Pegasus Res beat a game Rosebud outfit 8-1. As usual
goal machine Alan Slater got five. Third placed Kelvedon Res beat St Edmunds 4-1 to stay
ahead of fourth place Kendall on goal difference. Rovers who are three goals worse off ran
out 5-1 winners at Britgate. At the foot of the table Newtown & Highwoods fought out a 2-2
Ricky Chown bagged four as his Botolphs side recorded a 7-2 win at Brightlingsea Regent in
division two. Revolution won 2-0 at Legionnaires and seem to have got their season back on
track. Riverview beat Goat & Boot 4-0 and are now just two points behind leaders Hogs
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Newtown Rovers Res came from behind once more to win 3-2 at El Gigante. A Pete Gould
brace helped secure the points to send second placed Rovers three points clear of third
placed CUSA in division three. The U's beat Polstead 2-0 with the goals coming from Chris
Rhodes & Ryan Morrison.
Villa Royale move into third spot in division four after they won 3-2 at Colchester Utd Deaf.
Blue Boar enjoyed a 6-0 win at Tolleshunt D'arcy. The net busting Boars were Dom Long (3),
Dan Bond and new signing Darren Allen. Ramsey Utd Res continued their up and down
season by beating Bramwell 2-1.
AFC Lexden are the new leaders in division five after the drew 2-2 at Airborne Musket. Luke
Rooker got a brace for the musketmen while G.Minter & A.Buda netted for Lexden. Fenn
Wright put a dent in Langham's title hopes after they beat them 3-0 to record their second
league victory this season. Darren Revie (2) & Toby Spencer-Campbell got the agents goals.
SATO won 4-2 at Torquespeed to move into second place even though they have a minus
goal difference.
Finally AFC Pegasus beat Borussia Thorpmund 4-0 to move into the fourth round of the
Thornavon Cup. Veteran Simon Ashurst got a hatrick aided by a solo from Ray Turner.
Sunday 20th November 2005
There was little joy for the league in the Junior Cup as a brave Eastgate side crashed out on
penalties 4-3 after holding Station Villa 1-1 aet. Kendall Rovers went down 3-1 at home to
William De Ferrers whilst the game between Directa Hotspur & Pegasus Res was called off
because of a frozen pitch. Highwoods Foxash failed to notify the league about their game
with Woodham Radars.
A touch more success came in the Junior Trophy where Kelvedon Res beat Sunday
Shrimpers Res 2-1 thanks to a John Bond brace. Northgate had little problem in beating
Langham Athletic 6-2 in a game that saw Steve Collins claim a hatrick. Tollegion bowed out
1-0aet to Pyramids. Colne Star failed to notify the league about their game with Devon.
AFC Pegasus have joined Blackhammer at the top of the Premiership after they beat Knights
Allstars 4-0. Pegasus goalscorers were Simon Smithen, Ray Turner, Glen Cowan & Craig
Isom. AFC Phoenix beat Layer Fox 4-2 and are now three points off the top.
Riverview are the new leaders in division two after they beat Legionnaires 5-1. Adam Emery
(3) & Mike Roach (2) got the goals. Four goals worse off in second place are former leaders
Hogs Head who staged a late comeback to earn a 3-3 draw with Botolphs. Mark Ward, Dave
Willis & John Lamb were the scoring Hogs while for Botts it was Wayne Chilvers (2) & Ricky
North Hill Marquesmen beat Wakes Colne 5-1 to move TWELVE points clear in division
three. Steve Eltham (2), Roy Amey, Gordon Robertson & Dan Mimms got the goals for NHM.
Second placed CUSA grabbed a 2-0 win at Newtown Rovers Res with goals from Ryan
Morrison & Ross French. Rovers had too play 89mins with ten men after Pete Gould was
sent off in the first minute for a late lunge. A Barry John Young brace gave Bricklayers a 2-0
win against Feering Utd and saw them move into fourth place. Tilly beat CBC Huntsmen 6-2
in a scrappy game that saw CBC reduced to ten men. The Tilly marksmen were Ian Todd (3)
& Darren Steadman (3).
Bayern Monkwick Res are the new leaders in division four after they beat Bromley 3-1.
Scoring Bayerns were Lewis Richer, Dave Dawson & Guy Davis. Blue Boar had an
impressive 5-1 victory against Villa Royale. Rob Tovey (2), Bobby Love, Ronnie Day & Darren
Allen were the Boars on target. Ramsey Utd Res move into third place after they beat
Tolleshunt D’arcy 2-0. Shane Potter & Gary Fox were the scoring Rams.
Yet another clean sheet for AFC Lexden keeper Keith Tucker helped the division five leaders
to defeat Borussia Thorpmund 3-0. Stuart Sayer, John Peat & Gareth Minter got the goals
to give their side a 1point lead from FC Byair. Byair were made to fight all the way for a 5-4
victory against Airborne Musket. Sean Davis (4) & Luke Taylor got the Byair goals. Fenn
Wright Albion went goal crazy beating bottom side Torquespeed 10-0 with too many scorers
to mention apart perhaps for Matt Thomas. Finally Northgate Athletic Res beat Drury Arms
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Sunday 27th November 2005
Blackhammer edged into the fourth round of the Essex Sunday Premier Cup after they won
a tense game against Bellmaine from Thurrock 4-3. Scott Page (2), Mark Crowe & Mark
Potter notched the Hammers goals. AFC Pegasus travelled to Aveley to meet current Premier
Cup holders Ockendon Motor Spares and were soundly beaten 4-0.
However their reserves kept the club's interest in County competition alive after they won 32 at Directa Hotspur in Chelmsford. Always behind in the game they made the score 2-2
just before the end of ninety minutes and they nabbed the winner in extra time. Scoring
Pegs were Alan Slater, Dale Willoughby & Brian "Bronsky" Himsworth. Their reward is a trip
to William De Ferrers.
Northgate Athletic progressed to the fourth round of the Thornavon Cup after beating
Britgate 5-0. Steve Collins, Christian Crisell, Darren McKay, Robbie Brooks & an o.g. were
the scorers.
A first half hatrick from Ross Barton gave Layer Fox a 3-0 victory against Ramsey Utd and
saw them go top of the Premiership. The Foxes are now two points clear of Blackhammer &
Pegasus. FCB put in their best performance of the season against Knights Allstars and it
earned them a 1-1 draw. Peter Steward got the all important goal while Jon Tiffen netted for
the Knights. The game between Kelvedon & Phoenix fell victim to the weather.
In division one Rosebud beat St Edmunds 6-0 to move into fifth place. Kendall Rovers drew
1-1 with Kelvedon Res which did neither side any favours. Metzler came from 3-0 down to
beat Newtown 4-3 and record their first win of the season. The defeat condemns Rovers to
bottom place.
Riverview opened up a three point lead at the top of division two after they beat Revolution
3-1. Allstar Quilters stayed in touch with a comfortable 5-1 win at Legionnaires.
North Hill Marquesmen's winning run continues after they beat Polstead 3-1. NHM are now
twelve points clear of Newtown Rovers Res who won 6-3 at CBC Huntsmans. Hythe Athletic
notched their first victory of the season in a 5-3 encounter with Bricklayers. Once again
Wakes Colne failed to produce a team.
Its as you were in division four after Bayern Monkwick Res drew 1-1 with Blue Boar & AFC
Phoenix Res drew 2-2 with Bramwell Rovers. Ramsey Utd Res beat Colchester Utd Deaf 6-4
to condemn the U's to their sixth straight defeat.
AFC Lexden lost their first game of the season in division five. They went down 4-2 to
Langham Athletic in an enthralling game that centred on substitute Daniel Troy who netted
a brace and swung the game in Athletic's favour. Second placed Byair also contrived to lose
6-1 to Colne Star. These results in an already tight division mean that just three points
separate top and ninth place. SATO beat Northgate Res 1-0 and move into second place.
Star's win gains them third place while Fenn Wright's 4-1 win at Borussia Thorpmund
keeps their winning run going. Airborne Musket thrashed Drury Arms 10-0 in a one sided
mis-match at Shrub End.
Sunday 18th December 2005
The weather spoiled the County Cup area quarter-finals. Three of the five games involving
teams from our league were postponed due to frozen grounds. AFC Pegasus Res made the
long trip to South Woodham Ferriers to play William De Ferriers but were thwarted by the
frost. Highwoods Foxash travelled to Clacton to play Station Villa in their Junior Cup game
but returned empty handed going down 3-0.
In the Junior Trophy Kelvedon Res home game with Hatfield Swan & Northgate Athletics
game at Pyramids fell victim to the frost. Colne Star played their game against Gt Baddow
Kings Head and beat them 7-1. Star scorers were Mark Gridley (2), James Cole (2), Adam
Auger, Warren Joseph & Kit Welsh. They now await the outcome of Pyramids vs. Northgate
Athletic to see who they meet in the semi-final.
In the outstanding Thornavon Cup fourth round tie Riverview beat CBC Huntsmans 2-0.
The Views goals came from Mike Roach & Dan Crane and they now travel to Fenn Wright
Albion in the quarter-final.
Blackhammer beat rivals Bayern Monkwick 5-2 to claim top spot in Group C in the Castle
Trophy. The win gives the Hammers an easier passage in the knockout stage whilst the
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Bayerns will have to face another group winner. Britgate won their outstanding Castle game
2-1 at CUSA to top Group B and force Ramsey Utd into second place.
The Ruby Cup game between Rosebud & St Edmunds also fell foul of the weather.
The only game played in the Premier Division saw AFC Phoenix win 2-0 at FCB. Allstars
game with Pegasus was lost to the frost.
The only game in division one saw leaders Eastgate extend their lead to seven points after
they ran out 2-1 winners at third placed Kendall Rovers.
Goat & Boot sprung a surprise in division two by beating Tollegion 4-2. The win propels the
Billyshoes into fifth place. Revolution beat Legionnaires 6-2 to keep their run of good form
Shock result of the day came at Mile End where runaway division three leaders NHM were
humbled 5-1 by Tilly. Newtown Rovers Res beat bottom side Feering Utd 7-0 and have now
closed the gap on NHM to ten points. Despite saving a penalty keeper Steve Catley could do
little to prevent Polstead slipping to a 6-4 defeat at El Gigante. Wakes Colne picked up a
useful point in their 4-4 draw with Bricklayers.
Bayern Monkwick Res stretched their lead in division four to five points after they
despatched Villa Royale 5-0. Second placed Ramsey Utd Res went down 6-3 to a rampant
Blue Boar side. The game between the two bottom sides saw Tolleshunt D’arcy go goal crazy
as they thumped Colchester Utd Deaf 11-2. Bramwell Rovers good run of recent form
continued as they won 2-0 at Bromley.
Just two games in division five with in form Fenn Wright Albion thrashing Airborne Musket
6-0 and Borussia Thorpmund winning 1-0 at Northgate Res. The SATO v Byair game was a
victim of the frost whilst Drury Arms v Langham Athletic was called off as once again Drury
are suspended from the league for financial reasons.
Sunday 8th January 2006
It was a bad day for our teams in the County Competitions with all three sides losing. AFC
Pegasus Res looked to be heading for extra time as their game with William De Ferriers
stood at 1-1 as the game went into the final minute. However two injury time goals clinched
the game for WDF. Earlier in the game Ryan Saville had put Pegasus 1-0 ahead and were it
not for the heroics of keeper Paul Gregory WDF would have won the game much earlier.
In the Junior Trophy Kelvedon Res went down 2-1 to Hatfield Swan. They never really
recovered from going a goal down after just 20 seconds following a poor back pass. They
came back strongly in the second period but their only reward was a Steve Mark goal.
Northgate lost 3-1 to Maldon based outfit Pyramids which leaves just Colne Star to contest
the Trophy.
Newtown Rovers became the first team to be knocked out of the Ruby Cup. The new
competition for Premier & first division sides is so named because of the upcoming 40th
anniversary of the league. Rovers went down 3-1 to Highwoods Foxash who scored through
Tony & Jimmy Chatters & Gareth Chambers.
Other games in the Ruby Cup saw Layer Fox beat Eastgate in extra-time 4-2. The scoring
Foxes were Steve Sprunt, Ross Barton, Adam Warren & Gareth Evans. Blackhammer
brushed aside Kendall Rovers winning 6-0 whilst FCB won 5-1 at Ramsey Utd. Pegasus
were too strong for Britgate beating them 4-1. The game between Knights Allstars & AFC
Phoenix fell victim to a very wet Colchester Road pitch.
In division two Hogs Head beat Brightlingsea Regent 5-1 to head the table by just one goal.
The Hogs goals came from Tom Hayward (2), Pierre Smith & veteran Clive Everitt. Second
placed Riverview won 3-0 at Legionnaires with deadly duo Mike Roach (2) & Adam Emery
getting the goals. Third placed Allstar Quilters were held 3-3 by Tollegion and had Lee Isom,
Martin Joy & Tyler Wood on the scoresheet. Bayern Monkwick were very impressive as they
thrashed Revolution 7-0.
North Hill Marquesmen cruised to a 6-3 win at Tilly to extend their lead at the top of
division three to thirteen points. Third placed CUSA drew 4-4 with Bricklayers and had
Chris Rhodes (2), Ryan Morrison and an o.g. on target. Hythe beat Wakes Colne 4-3 in an
end to end game. The Athletic marksmen were Carl Gunn (2), Richard Goodey and an o.g.
While for Colne Gary Davis got all three. Despite saving yet another penalty for his side
Polstead keeper Steve Catley could do little to stop his side slipping to a 2-1 home defeat to
El Gigante.
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CBC Huntsmans beat Feering 4-2.
Bayern Monkwick Res lead division four by eight points after they won 3-0 at Bromley. The
biggest scoreline of the day came from AFC Phoenix Res who beat Ramsey Utd Res 10-2.
Blue Boar drew 1-1 with Bramwell with both goals coming in stoppage time at the end of the
In division five second placed Borussia Thorpmund came from behind to beat Byair 5-1 with
Sonny Turnbull claiming a hatrick. Colne Star warmed up for the big County game with a 72 mauling of SATO, while Langham strolled to a 7-0 victory against Torquespeed.
Sunday 15th January 2006
A Ross Barton hatrick helped table topping Layer Fox to a resounding 4-0 win at bottom
side Ramsey Utd. The Premiership leaders are now five points clear of second placed
Knights Allstars. The foxes other goal came from Ben Whybrow. Allstars beat Kelvedon 2-1
with goals from Phil Southern & Dan Wadden. For the second week running the Dons put in
a great second half performance but again lacked the cutting edge to claim the points. Third
placed Pegasus eased to a 3-1 win at FCB with goals by Adam Cheesewright, Alex Martin &
Ray Turner. Phoenix wrapped up the section with a 4-2 victory against Middlewick Rangers.
Rob Thorne (2), Dave Walkley & Rick Walkley were the marksmen.
Division One leaders Eastgate had a wasted trip to Brightlingsea as opponents Rosebud
failed to raise a side. Second placed Kelvedon Res took full advantage as they beat
Highwoods Foxash 2-0 with strikes from Paul Lodge & Mike Crimmins. They are now just
four points behind the Gate. Third placed Kendall Rovers beat St Edmunds 4-0 with John
Sissons getting a hatrick aided by a Kevin Brown solo. Metzler never recovered from
conceding a penalty in their game at Pegasus Res in the first minute. They ended up going
down 6-0. The Peg Res marksmen were Luke Harrison (2 one pen), Alan Slater, Dale
Willoughby, Ryan Saville & Mark Crysell. Britgate claimed only their second win of the
season as they won 2-0 at bottom side Newtown Rovers with Darren Schales & Ricky Clark
getting the goals.
Hogs Head have taken a clear lead in division two after they won 3-2 at Tollegion and close
rivals Riverview went down 4-2 at Revolution. Northgate Athletic enjoyed a goal feast at
Botolphs winning 11-1. Half the team got on the scoresheet as Athletic rise to fourth place.
Goals from Adam Joy, Tyler Wood & Kevin Quilter earned Allstar Quilters a 3-1 at bottom
side Pitchbury. Goat & Boot shared the spoils with Brightlingsea Regent in a 1-1 draw.
Runaway division three leaders North Hill Marquesmen crashed to a 4-1 defeat at the hands
of CUSA. The U's supporters who are beginning to emulate their idols are now up into third
place and scored via Ryan Morrison (3) & Adam Wellsford.
Polstead recorded their biggest win for several seasons after they thrashed second placed
Newtown Rovers Res 9-2. The rampant Poles scored through Gary Chenery (3), Chris
Warren (3), Andy Lambert, Jimmy Lambert & Dylan Pym.
Bricklayers maintained their challenge as they won 4-1 at Feering. The scoring Brickies
were B.J.Young, Dan Jeckells (2) & Sean Quinn. Gary Davis grabbed another four goals for
Wakes Colne but still ended up on the losing side as El Gigante ran out 5-4 winners. Darren
Steadman was another player to get four goals but he ended up on the winning side as Tilly
beat Hythe Athletic 6-2.
Second placed Phoenix Res took closer order in division four after they won 4-1 at Villa
Royale. Matt Hagon grabbed all four goals. Blue Boar enjoyed a relaxing morning as they
strolled to a 7-1 win against Ramsey Res. Bobby Love (3), Dom Long (2) & Sam Burrows
were the scoring Boars.
AFC Lexden's lead at the top of division five has been cut to just a point after they were held
to a 0-0 draw by Langham Athletic. Second placed Fenn Wright Albion won 4-2 at Northgate
Res. Finally Airborne Musket beat Torquespeed 3-2.
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Sunday 22nd January 2006
Langham Athletic stormed into the next round of the Ernie Osborne Cup after beating
Bromley 6-0. James Troy (3), Daniel Troy, Andrew Wilson & Simon Trevilick were the
Athletic marksmen who earned their side a trip to SATO. SATO beat Villa Royale 2-1 in the
battle of the Dovercourt based sides. Bradley Brown got the Villa goal. Borussia Thorpmund
beat Colchester Utd Deaf 6-0 and now travel to AFC Lexden. The Thorpe marksmen were
Sonny Turnbull (2), Paul Turner, Jason Joseph, Malcolm Cutmore & Ben Cruise. Richard
Cranfield got all four goals as Lexden beat Blue Boar 4-0. A solitary Sean Davis goal was
enough to see off Tolleshunt D’arcy and set Byair up with a trip to Bramwell Rovers or
Torquespeed. John Andrews, Tony White & James Taverner got the goals as Fenn Wright
Albion won 3-0 at Colne Star. The Albion now entertain Airborne Musket.
AFC Pegasus moved into second place in the Premiership after they thumped Middlewick
Rangers 8-1. The men on target for Pegasus were Craig Isom (2), Ray Turner, Simon
Smithern, Ian Booth, Glen Cowans & Jimmy Clewley (2). AFC Phoenix are now third
following their 2-0 defeat of Knights Allstars with goals from Dave Walkley & Rob Thorne.
Eastgate’s 5-3 win at bottom side Newtown Rovers sees them seven points clear at the top of
division one. Dean Gee (4) & Jamie Cottee got the Gate’s goals. Second placed Kelvedon Res
lost their first game of the season going down 4-2 at Britgate. The Brit’s goals came via
James Stalley (3) & Gavin Schales. Pegasus Res romped to a 7-1 win at Metzler. An Alan
Slater hat-trick in the first 23 minutes was added to by Luke Harrison (2) who showed no ill
effects from the car crash he was involved in on the way to the game, his brother David and
an o.g.
James Chatters & James Morris were on the scoresheet as Highwoods Foxash won 2-1 at
Rosebud. It was the Woodsmen’s first league win of the season.
Hogs Head extended their lead at the top of division two to four points after they drew 2-2
with Tollegion. Mark Ward & Simon Wilson grabbed the goals for the Hogs. And although
the Legion gained a point results elsewhere saw them drop to bottom place in the section.
Allstar Quilters suffered their first defeat of the season going down 7-1 to a rampant Bayern
Monkwick. Even more rampant were Northgate Athletic who followed up their 11-1 last
week with a 10-0 win at Revolution. Pick of the scorers was Mark Warriner who bagged four.
Brightlingsea Regent won 3-1 at Botolphs with goals from James Barber, Steve Cane &
Steve Cook. Pitchbury came from 2-0 down to beat Legionnaires 3-2 thanks to strikes from
Andi Clark (2) & Ian Roxborough.
A patched up El Gigante side held runaway division three leaders North Hill Marquesmen to
a 2-2 draw. Both the Giants goals coming from Mike Burke. NHM netted via Steve McHue &
Steve Eltham. Second placed Newtown Rovers Res got back to winning ways with a 3-2 win
at Wakes Colne. Rovers marksmen were Ben Adams (2) and to celebrate his 40th birthday
Andy Hewitt. Ryan Morrison bagged his fourth hat-trick of the season to help third placed
CUSA to a 3-0 win at Feering Utd. Finally Polstead drew 1-1 with CBC Huntsmans and had
Matt Bray on target.
Sunday 29th January 2006
Layer Fox maintained their five point lead at the top of the Premiership after inflicted the
first defeat of the season on Blackhammer. A brace apiece from Martin Curtis & Ross
Barton did the damage in a 4-1 victory. However the Hammers will get a quick chance for
revenge as the two sides meet again this weekend. Second placed Pegasus with three games
in hand beat FCB 4-0 with goals from Ray Turner (2), Glen Cowans & Craig Isom.
Second placed Kelvedon Res gave leaders Eastgate their first taste of defeat beating them 10 with a Paul Hewitt strike. The result puts the Dons just five points behind the Gate.
Newtown Rovers recorded their first win of the season after they won 3-2 against Britgate.
The win was all the more remarkable as they were trailing 2-0 at half time and were then
reduced to ten men. Rovers win forces Metzler on to the bottom after they succumbed to
Rosebud going down 7-1. The game between St Edmunds & Highwoods Foxash was called
off because of a frozen pitch.
Hogs Head are taking advantage of their rivals poor form in division two and are opening up
a lead at the top. They won 4-2 at third placed Allstar Quilters with goals from Simon
Wilson (2), Karl Kennedy & Tom Hayward. This was Quilters second defeat on the trot.
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Second placed Riverview went down 4-0 to a rampant Goat & Boot outfit, who if they win
their games in hand could still have a say in the title race.
Second place CUSA with SIX games in hand on division three leaders NHM beat CBC
Huntsmans 2-1. Adam Welsford & Ross French were the U's scorers. Leaders NHM who are
still ten points clear were held 0-0 by draw specialists El Gigante. Half of the Giants games
have now ended all square. Wakes Colne went goal crazy as they beat fellow strugglers
Hythe 11-0. Having scored four goals on the last two Sunday's and ending up on the losing
side, Gary Davis went one better this time and got five. His fellow strike partner Steve Coote
also got five and Adam Levoy compounded Athletic's miserable morning. Bricklayers recent
good run of form has seen them slip into third place and this week they beat a stubborn
Tilly outfit 3-2.The Brickies marksmen were Barry John Young (2) & Tony Ridgley. Polstead
enjoyed a 7-2 win at Feering With Andy Bell getting a hatrick.
Bayern Monkwick Res maintained their six point lead at the top of division four after they
won 2-0 at Villa Royale. Lewis Richer & Lewis Poole getting the goals. Matt Hagon bagged
another four as his Phoenix Res side beat Bromley 8-2 to remain in second place. Mid table
Bramwell beat Colchester Utd Deaf 6-0.
AFC Lexden march on in division five, winning 4-2 at Northgate Res. They are now four
points clear of Fenn Wright Albion. Third place SATO beat bottom side Torquespeed 3-0. Yet
another hatrick from James Troy helped Langham to a 6-2 win at Borussia Thorpmund.
Athletic have now moved back into the promotion frame after several below par
In the outstanding Ruby Cup game AFC Phoenix won 6-2 at Allstar Quilters with Rick
Walkley getting three. Phoenix now entertain FCB in the quarter-finals.
Also through to the quarter-finals but this time in the Fowler Cup are Bayern Monkwick
who beat Revolution 7-2. Gabriel was a four time scorer here.
Finally Middlewick clinched a place in the knockout stage of the Castle Trophy after they
beat Botolphs 6-1. Veterans Barry Morris & Kevin Stevens were on target as Rangers
finished as group winners. They now entertain Bayern Monkwick.
Sunday 5th February 2006
Two fifth division sides have fought their way through to the Thornavon Cup semi-finals.
Langham Athletic beat a powerful Bayern Monkwick outfit 2-0 with goals from Stuart
Richards (pen) and Chris Harden. Athletic now face a daunting task in their semi-final as
they take on the might of Pegasus. Fenn Wright Albion overcame Riverview 4-2 with Darren
Revie getting all four goals. FWA take on AFC Phoenix in their semi-final on March 12th.
Pegasus beat Tollegion 4-0 to secure their place and had Glen Cowans (2), Ray Turner &
Simon Smithern on target. Phoenix thumped Eastgate 5-1 on their way to the semi-final. If
things run to form we should be looking at a Pegasus v Phoenix final. But as we all know,
it's a funny old game this football.
In the Premiership Blackhammer failed to raise a side in their game with Layer Fox. A Mike
Burrows goal was all that separated Knights Allstars from FCB but it was enough to secure
all three points for the Allstars. They have now moved into third place behind Layer Fox &
Kelvedon Res are now just a point behind division one leaders Eastgate after they came from
behind to defeat Pegasus Res 2-1. Dean Spears & Paul Lodge getting the goals. Mid table
Kendall Rovers & Britgate shared the points in a 4-4 draw.
Leaders Hogs Head went down to a shock 3-0 home defeat to Northgate Athletic in division
two. The Athletic scorers were Robert Brooks (2) & Gary Fisher. Allstar Quilters are now
second following their mauling of near neighbours Brightlingsea Regent. Their 7-0 win puts
them just six points behind the Hogs with two games in hand. Goat & Boot who are in good
form won 3-0 at Botolphs and are still on the fringes of the title race. Revolution recorded
their biggest win of the season as they thrashed Pitchbury 11-2. Aaran MacIntosh getting
six of his sides goals.
NHM retained their ten point advantage in division three after they beat bottom side Feering
4-1. Roy Amey & Steve Mchue both getting a brace. In a tightly fought game at Shrub End
second placed CUSA just got the better of El Gigante winning 2-1.
Barry John Young & Sean Quinn got the goals as Bricklayers beat Polstead 2-0 to move into
third place. Tilly who can blow hot & cold, proved to be hot this week as they beat Wakes
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Colne 6-2. Darren Steadman getting a hatrick. CBC Huntsmans won 7-6 at Hythe Athletic
in an end to end game.
A Bobby Love hatrick helped Blue Boar to a 4-1 win at Colchester Deaf and third place in
division four. Tolleshunt D’arcy won 5-1 at Villa Royale but still occupy a relegation spot.
AFC Lexden are now five points clear at the top of division five after they beat SATO 4-2.
Second placed Borussia Thorpmund defeated Byair 2-0 whilst Colne Star beat Airborne
Musket by the same score. Northgate Res won 4-0 at Torquespeed.
Sunday 12th February 2006
It was a busy day of cup action for many of the leagues leading teams but for one of the
lesser lights it was a cup game to remember. Metzler who are bottom of division one without
a win to their name beat premiership heavyweights Blackhammer 3-2 in the Ruby Cup
Quarter-Final. True, the Hammers could only muster ten men and finished the game with
nine but when you are in Metzler's position these are mere details. The Metzler marksmen
were Neil Goldsworthy, Lee Bradden & Chris Baker and their reward is a semi-final with
AFC Phoenix. Phoenix reached the semi-final after beating FCB 4-1 with Simon Byford (2),
Rob Thorne & Greg Murthwaite getting the goals. A Ross Barton hatrick saw off the
Middlewick challenge as Layer Fox won 3-0 to set up a semi-final with either Pegasus or
A Chris Crysell brace helped Northgate to a 2-1 win against Hogs Head in their Fowler Cup
quarter-final. The Gate now meet Bayern Monkwick in the semi-final. The Bayerns eased
past CUSA 4-1 to earn their semi place. Riverview needed extra time to overcome El Gigante
but ended up winning 3-2 and now face Tollegion in their semi. The Legion beat Polstead 31.
In the Martin Trophy Bayern Monkwick Res beat their Ramsey counterparts 5-3 on pens
after the game ended up 2-2 aet. They will now meet Northgate Res in the semi-final.
Pegasus Res had little trouble disposing of their Phoenix counterparts as they romped to a
6-2 win. They now await the outcome of Kelvedon Res v Newtown Rovers Res to see who
they will play in their semi.
In the outstanding Osborne Cup game Bramwell Rovers recorded their biggest win for many
years beating Torquespeed 10-0.
In division two Allstar Quilters beat Brightlingsea Regent 4-0 to stay in touch at the top. At
the bottom Legionnaires did their survival hopes the power of good as they beat Goat & Boot
twice in their double header. Both games finished 2-1. Another side at the bottom Botolphs
claimed a welcome win. It came at Pitchbury and the scoreline was 4-2.
Feering won 3-0 at Wakes Colne in division three but still remain anchored to the foot of the
table. CBC Huntsmans drew 3-3 with Bricklayers. A result which helped neither side.
A Vinny Flynn goal gave Bromley all three points as they won 1-0 at Colchester Utd Deaf in
division four.
Division Five leaders AFC Lexden were held to a 3-3 draw by Byair. Second place Borussia
Thorpmund failed to take advantage as they too were held. This time 2-2 at Colne Star.
Fenn Wright Albion crashed four past SATO without reply while Langham won 4-2 "away" at
fellow Langham Rec tenants Northgate Res.
Sunday 19th February 2006
On an historic day for football in Colchester, the league suffered because too many people
wanted to watch and not enough play.
In a very shortened programme three of the Osborne Cup quarter-finals were completed.
Langham Athletic reached their second semi-final of the season, coasting to a 6-1 win at
SATO. They now meet AFC Lexden who just pipped Borussia Thorpmund 2-1. Bramwell
Rovers beat Byair 3-0 and now meet the winners of FWA or Airborne Musket.
In the outstanding Ruby Cup quarter-final AFC Pegasus beat fellow premiership side
Kelvedon 7-1. They now play Layer Fox in their semi-final.
Another side to a semi-final were Kelvedon Res who rattled up a 7-3 victory against
Newtown Rovers Res in the Martin Trophy.
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A Paul Ager goal for Middlewick earned his side a 1-1 draw with AFC Phoenix which helps to
ease Rangers relegation fears in the premiership.
AFC Pegasus Res had little trouble claiming the points at Newtown, winning 6-1. Britgate
failed to raise a side in their game with Eastgate in division one.
In division two Bayern Monkwick played a double-header with Brightlingsea Regent winning
5-0 and drawing 2-2. Allstar Quilters suffered another defeat going down 4-2 at home to
Legionnaires. However they still retain second place. Hard on their heels come in form
Northgate Athletic who won 8-1 at Riverview.
Finally in division three lower-half sides Wakes Colne & Polstead fought out a 3-3 draw,
while Tilly recorded a narrow 3-2 win at Feering Utd
Sunday 26th February 2006
The Castle Trophy reached the knock-out phase this week with division three side Tilly
claiming a famous victory at first division Britgate. Trailing 2-1 at the break Tilly rallied with
four second half goals to earn themselves a quarter-final tie at Tollegion. The Tilly
marksmen were Darren Steadman (2), Andy Everitt, Ian Todd & Mark Glennister. Tollegion
eased past neighbours Metzler 3-0 to earn their place. Blackhammer came from behind to
beat Kelvedon in extra time 5-2. Hammers scorers were Mike Wheeler (3), Mark Potter &
Andy Miller. The hammers now entertain Riverview who beat CBC Huntsmans 3-2 with
Mike Roach (2) & Adam Emery getting the goals. Ramsey enjoyed playing lesser opposition
for a change and duly won 5-2 at Kendall Rovers. Andy King (3), Joe Pedersen & Matt
Goodwill got the goals. The Rams now entertain the Goat & Boot. The Goat won 3-1 at
Pitchbury to set up what should be a very entertaining match. FCB were another
premiership side to enjoy their morning against lower opposition. They beat nine man Villa
Royale 7-0 and had Peter Hazell on the scoresheet on his 200th game for the club. Their
reward is a tie against Middlewick Rangers who overcame the much fancied Bayern
Monkwick aet 4-2.
The only game in the premiership saw leaders Layer Fox grab a last minute winner against
second placed AFC Pegasus. Adam Warren's goal mean that the Fox are eight points clear at
the top. However Pegasus do have three games in hand.
Division One leaders Eastgate extended their lead to four points after they won 4-2 at
Highwoods Foxash. Newtown Rovers drew 1-1 with Rosebud as they continue their fight
against the drop. Pete Gould headed Rovers goal.
Hogs Head beat Revolution 4-0 to remain five points clear in division two. Pierre Smith (3) &
Dennis Leeks were the scoring Hogs. Northgate moved into second place after they defeated
Allstar Quilters 4-2. Brightlingsea Regent recorded a vital 4-3 win against Legionnaires as
they battle relegation.
Second placed CUSA were held 3-3 by third placed Bricklayers in a thrilling division three
encounter. Chris Rhodes (2) & Ryan Morrison were the U's marksmen while for the Brickies
it was Andy Bridges, Rob Hunting & David Lowes. Andy Bell grabbed a hatrick for Polstead
in his side's 4-2 victory over Wakes Colne. El Gigante who still have an outside change of
promotion won 4-2 at Hythe Athletic who are looking very shaky as the season reaches its
The only game in division four saw Bromley beat a game Colchester Utd Deaf side 5-0.
Vinny Flynn (2), Andy Hill, Dennis Nulty & Steve Tuckwell were the scorers.
Division Five leaders AFC Lexden went down 3-1 at close rivals Borussia Thorpmund. The
win puts Thorpe into fourth place just five points behind Lexden and level with Langham &
Fenn Wright Albion. Langham won 4-1 at Byair while FWA were busy disposing of Airborne
Musket 4-0 in the Osborne Cup. They now meet Bramwell in next week's semi-final.
Sunday 5th March 2006
Semi-Final Sunday at Mile End produced the usual mix of unpredictable games and odds
on favourites romping home.
In the Ruby Cup AFC Phoenix confirmed their favourite status as they trounced Metzler 8-0.
Phoenix marksmen were Rob Thorne (3), Eldon Craig (2), Matt Gregory, Dave Walkley &
Gary McIlwayne. They now meet Layer Fox in the final following the Reynards second defeat
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in a week of AFC Pegasus. Fox won 3-1 with Martin Curtis (2) & Adam Warren getting the
goals. As for Pegasus who can remember the last time they lost two in a row ?
Tollegion have reached the Fowler Cup final after they survived a stormy encounter with
Riverview, winning 2-1. John Hill & Mark McQuillan netted for the Legion to set up a final
with Bayern Monkwick. The Bayerns won their tie with Northgate 2-1 and had Jake Holman
& "Axel" on the scoresheet.
Fenn Wright Albion staved off the challenge of Bramwell Rovers to reach the Osborne Cup
final. They beat Rovers 2-1 with goals from Darren Revie & Martin Bartholomew. FWA now
meet AFC Lexden in the final. Lexden beat fancied Langham Athletic 3-1 to book their final
place. Chris Buda, Kelvin Triolo & Gareth Minter netted the all important goals.
In the Premiership Kelvedon beat Middlewick 1-0 thanks to a late Chris Devito penalty. The
game between Ramsey & FCB fell victim to the frost.
For the second time in two weeks Britgate failed to raise a side against leaders Eastgate. As
a result Kelvedon Res 4-0 win at Pegasus Res sees them just one point behind the leaders.
Ritchie Meadows found the going all too easy as he blasted six of Rosebud’s seven goals
against a shell shocked Newtown Rovers. Kendall Rovers won 2-1 at Highwoods Foxash.
Brightlingsea eased their relegation fears in division two after they beat fellow strugglers
Pitchbury 3-1. Allstar Quilters were held 2-2 by Goat & Boot whilst Botolphs recorded their
biggest win for some time beating Legionnaires 7-0.
Bricklayers move into second place in division three after they thumped El Gigante 7-0.
Tilly’s rich vein of form continues after they beat Newtown Rovers Res 5-1. Darren
Steadman (3), Ian Todd and skipper Andy Everitt got the goals. A debut hatrick from Ian
Turner helped Hythe Athletic to a narrow 4-3 win at Feering Utd The win could just secure
their stay in the division. The double-header between Wakes Colne & CBC Huntsmans saw
Colne win 5-1 & CBC win 3-1.
AFC Phoenix Res division four title hopes were dealt a blow as they went down 5-4 to
bottom side Colchester Utd Deaf. Ramsey Utd Res hold onto third spot after they won 3-2 at
Villa Royale.
The two games in division five saw Northgate Res beat bottom side Torquespeed 7-0 &
Airborne Musket beat Byair 2-1.
Sunday 12th March 2006
The second semi-final Sunday produced some more predictable scorelines. In the Thornavon
Cup Pegasus made up for last weeks disappointment by beating Langham Athletic 3-0. Glen
Cowans, Alex Curtis & veteran Ian Booth were the men on target. It completed a miserable
week for Langham who were deducted three points following a league name check in their
game with Byair. It emerged that they were fielding an illegal player.
Pegasus will face arch rivals Phoenix in the final after Scott Maul’s men narrowly defeated
Fenn Wright Albion 3-2. Rob Thorne (2) & Eldon Craig got the goals as Phoenix can now
look forward to two cup finals.
In the Martin Trophy semi-finals Northgate Athletic Res overcame Bayern Monkwick Res 4-3
to reach a final in their first season. Veteran hitman Mike Gosling hit a brace with Barry
Sage & James Wignall assisting. Athletic will face Pegasus Res in the final after Simon
Hayward’s men beat Kelvedon Res 5-0. Alan Slater (3) & Ryan Saville (2) got the goals as
their side reached the final for the eleventh time in ten years.
The Castle Trophy quarter-finals produced one heavy scoreline with Blackhammer beating
Riverview 10-3. Scott Page grabbed four of the goals. The Hammers now meet Tollegion who
beat lionhearted Tilly 6-5 in the semi-final. Matt Good, Andy King & Leroy Howard got the
goals as Ramsey Utd beat Goat & Boot 3-0. The Rams will now meet FCB next week in semifinal Sunday 3. FCB came from behind to beat Middlewick 3-1 in extra time. Peter Steward,
Neil Fulford & Scott Guite got the last gasp strikes against ten man Rangers.
Layer Fox strengthened their grip on the premiership after they beat Knights Allstars 5-2
helped by a Ross Barton hatrick.
In division one mid table St Edmunds & Britgate both won. The Saints beat struggling
Newtown 5-2 with Barry Wilson (2), Daryl Little (2) & Ian Blair getting the goals. Britgate
found enough numbers this week to beat Metzler 3-0 and had Russell Brown & Stuart
Malseed (2) on target.
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Northgate Athletic are slowly moving in on top spot in division two after they won 5-0 at
third place Allstar Quilters. Christian Crysell (2), Darren Newcombe, Matt Greenleigh & Rob
Brookes were on target. Pitchbury endured a hostile crowd to win 4-2 at Botolphs whilst
Bayern Monkwick kept up the pressure on the leaders with a 4-1 home win against
Division three leaders NHM tumbled to a 4-1 defeat to Bricklayers and may now have blown
their championship hopes. Although still top they must be concerned that CUSA can easily
overhaul them if they can play their games in hand. El Gigante had little trouble beating ten
man Hythe 5-1 whilst Feering’s 4-2 home defeat by Wakes Colne looks set to earn them the
wooden spoon.
Blue Boar cruised to a 4-2 win against Tolleshunt D’arcy in division four with Bobby Love,
Darren Allen (2) and goal of the game from an obliging D’arcy player earning the points.
AFC Lexden beat title rivals Colne Star 3-2 to retain top spot in division five. Kelvin Triolo,
Jamie Mardell and an o.g. were on target. Borussia Thorpmund won 3-1 at bottom side
Torquespeed whilst SATO beat Byair 2-1.
Sunday 19th March 2006
The Castle Trophy semi-finals produced two enthralling games. Bottom of division two
Tollegion took on premiership high fliers Blackhammer in the first game. After 120 minutes
both sides were locked together at 3-3. The penalty shoot-out that followed was just as close
with the Legion just coming out on top 4-3.
The other game also went to extra time but this time no penalties were required as FCB beat
Ramsey Utd 2-1 with the extra time winner coming from Craig Axon.
In the Premiership AFC Phoenix dented AFC Pegasus hopes of retaining their title after they
beat their hosts 3-1. Rob Thorne (2) & Matt Hagon got the Phoenix goals that sent them into
second place. Although the win had an effect on the title race it will not be enough to help
Phoenix who can only hope for a runners-up berth at best. Long time leaders Layer Fox won
3-2 at Knights Allstars and are now 13 points clear at the top. But with games running out
they are looking over their shoulder at Pegasus & Blackhammer who are their only threat to
the title.
Eastgate are four points clear at the top of division one after they beat lowly Newtown 5-1.
An after game incident in which the police were involved soured the victory. Second placed
Kelvedon Res were left kicking their heels after opponents Metzler were stopped from playing
following a sine die suspension from the ECFA. A lone mike Johnson goal gave Kendall a 1-0
win at Rosebud and third place in the table. It looks like the premiership is calling to the
Rovers. Mid table Britgate beat Highwoods Foxash 2-1 with Craig Jeal & Russell brown on
Division two leaders Hogs Head went down 4-2 to fourth place Riverview. While second
placed Northgate Athletic lost 3-2 to a weakened Bayern Monkwick side. These two results
coupled with Allstar Quilters week off has given the section a very tight feel with just nine
points separating the top five.
The other two games in the division saw Goat & Boot draw 2-2 with Botolphs & Revolution
beat Brightlingsea Regent 4-1.
Long time division three leaders NHM saw off struggling Newtown Rovers Res 6-0 with Steve
Eltham getting four. However with just one game to play the new favourites to claim the title
must be CUSA who with seven games left are just nine points behind in third place. The U's
posted their intentions with a 3-0 victory against El Gigante with goals from Ryan Quinlan
(pen), Chris Rhodes & Adam Wellsford. Second placed Bricklayers became the first team in
the league to conclude their fixtures. But went down 3-2 at home to CBC Huntsmans.
Feering Utd drew 2-2 with ten man Tilly but the point was not enough to save them from the
A Stuart Irvine brace gave Tolleshunt D’arcy a 2-0 victory against Bromley. Bayern
Monkwick Res failed to raise a side for their game with Bramwell Rovers.
The division five title race is rapidly coming to a close with AFC Lexden leading the way.
They thrashed Airborne Musket 12-0 with ten different players getting onto the scoresheet.
Second placed FWA have three games in hand and eight points to make up and this week
overcame Byair 5-3. Colne Star beat Langham 6-1 and may still have an outside chance of a
say in the promotion stakes.
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Sunday 26th March 2006
Layer Fox increased their lead at the top of the premiership to fourteen points after they
beat another of their rivals Blackhammer 3-2. AFC Pegasus returned to winning ways with a
comfortable 4-0 defeat of Ramsey Utd. The win puts them back into second place. FCB won
4-1 at Kelvedon and the three points gained might just be enough to see them remain in the
Eastgate's march to join the premiership continues as they won 3-2 at Rosebud with Peter
Bird getting all three. They now lead division one by four points from Kelvedon Res who beat
nine man Metzler 4-1. Whilst Kelvedon can't go up they must hope that their first team
don't slip out of the premier or else they will find themselves being downgraded to division
two. Kendall Rovers move into fourth place after beating Newtown 4-1 and could go up by
default. Britgate are fifth and find themselves in a similar position after a 2-2 draw with
Highwoods Foxash.
Northgate Athletic top division two following a double-header win against Tollegion. The first
game saw them win 2-1 while in the second they went one better and made it 3-1. The
defeats leave the Legion rooted to the foot of the table. Second placed Hogs Head won 7-1 at
Revolution with Pierre Smith getting four. Third place Riverview won 5-2 at Botolphs. The
double-header between Goat & Boot & Bayern Monkwick was called off when no ref could be
CUSA move closer to the third division title as they beat already relegated Feering Utd 7-3. If
they win four of their last six games the title is theirs. Other games in the section saw wins
for Tilly, CBC Huntsmans & El Gigante.
Tolleshunt D’arcy won 4-0 at Colchester Utd Deaf to relegate the U's from division four. at
the top end of the section AFC Phoenix Res beat ailing Villa Royale 8-2 to keep the pressure
up on Bayern Monkwick Res Bromley won 3-1 at Bramwell Rovers.
Leaders AFC Lexden went down to a last minute Darren Revie strike as they lost 1-0 to Fenn
Wright Albion. Although Lexden still lead division five FWA are now the title favourites as all
they need to do is win their remaining four games and the title is theirs.
Second place Borussia Thorpmund won 11-1 at Airborne Musket but have only three games
remaining. SATO beat Colne Star 1-0 to end their title hopes while Langham beat fellow
tenants Northgate Res 2-1.
Sunday 2nd April 2006
AFC Pegasus Res won the Terry Martin Trophy for the eighth time by beating Northgate
Athletic Res. The previous seven times have been fairly one sided affairs but this time they
were made to fight hard for the prize. Athletic were leading 1-0 with a goal from veteran
hitman Mike Gosling with just a minute remaining. Pegasus grabbed a last gasp equaliser
from their goal machine Alan Slater to send the final into extra-time. Pegasus proved to be
the stronger in the extra period and scored goals through Mark Crysell & Jason Mort.
In the Premier division second placed AFC Pegasus kept their slim title hopes alive by
thumping Ramsey Utd 9-2. Blackhammer's title hopes ended after they were held by AFC
Phoenix in a 3-3 draw. S.C.Kelvedon won 7-3 at Middlewick Rangers to keep the relegation
scrap wide open.
In division one Britgate won 4-3 at bottom side Metzler to keep alive their outside chance of
promotion to the premiership. St Edmunds beat Highwoods Foxash 5-2 in a mid table clash.
Northgate Athletic extended their lead at the top of division two to three points after they
defeated Brightlingsea Regent 3-1. Third placed Bayern Monkwick are hard on their heels
and gained six points from their double-header against Legionnaires. They won the first
game 4-0 & the second 2-1. Pitchbury took a huge step towards safety after they withstood
early pressure to beat Allstar Quilters 3-0. Tollegion won one & lost one in their doubleheader against Botolphs but still remain bottom. Revolution beat Goat & Boot 5-0 & drew 00 in their double-header.
Tilly won 4-0 at Hythe Athletic in division three and Newtown Rovers Res drew 1-1 with
Wakes Colne.
Division four saw Bromley & Villa Royale play out a goalless draw. While Bramwell won 3-1
at already relegated Colchester Utd Deaf.
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Borussia Thorpmund put on a five star show when defeating Langham Athletic 3-1. The
result sees them just two points behind leaders AFC Lexden with two games to play. Colne
Star although out of the title race beat Airborne Musket 10-0.
Sunday 9th April 2006
Layer Fox completed what could be the first part of an historic league and cup double after
they became the first winners of the Ruby Cup. They defeated rivals AFC Phoenix 4-2 with
goals from Ross Barton (2), Martin Curtis & Lee Meadows.
They now need to win their last league game to complete the double and win the
Hoping they are going to slip up are current champions AFC Pegasus who occupy second
place in the Premiership and are the only team that could catch them if they drop any
points. This week saw Pegasus beat S.C.Kelvedon 5-0. FCB captain Peter Steward scored
the only goal of the game as his side beat fellow strugglers Middlewick Rangers. Although
not enough to guarantee a Premier place next season the win could just seal Rangers fate.
Bottom side Ramsey Utd look doomed after they went down 5-1 to Blackhammer.
Eastgate won 5-1 at nine man Metzler in division one and now need three points from their
remaining two games. The title could be wrapped up if they win at Pegasus Res next week.
Second placed Kelvedon Res who are hoping that the Gate slip up beat Kendall Rovers 4-1.
The other game in this section saw St Edmunds beat Britgate 1-0.
The Division two title race is still wide open and far from over. Leaders Northgate Athletic
bagged six points from their double-header with Pitchbury and now lead the table by seven
points. However they were made to fight all the way by a very spirited Pitchbury outfit. They
had to come from 2-1 down to win 3-2 in the first game while two late goals in the second
saw them record a 2-0 win. Goals from Dennis Leeks & Pierre Smith saw second placed
Hogs Head to a 2-0 win against Allstar Quilters. Third place Bayern Monkwick beat Goat &
Boot 2-1 & 6-0 in their double-header game. Tollegion came off the bottom of the table after
they beat Brightlingsea Regent 3-2 & drew 0-0 in yet another double-header.
CUSA all but wrapped up the third division title after they defeated Tilly 2-1 & 6-0. However
any celebrations were put on hold after the U’s keeper collided with a goalpost and suffered
a serious injury whilst trying to prevent a goal in the first game. Play was held up for around
45 minutes as an ambulance was called for. Matt Smith was rushed to hospital were it was
confirmed that he had fractured his knee cap in three places. The U’s now need one point
from their remaining four games and could wrap things up next week at Wakes Colne. North
Hill Marquesman’s challenge game to an end as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat in their last
game of the season at CBC Huntsmans. They also said goodbye a Sunday League stalwart
who turned out for the last time in NHM colours. Paul Chamberlain who at 49 years of age
has called time on his playing career. A career which stretches all the way back to 1980
with Midland Bank. Hythe Athletic are fighting for their third division lives and this week
beat Polstead 3-1 but will it be enough ? If Wakes Colne do succumb to CUSA next week
Athletic will require three points from their remaining four games to stay up. Two of those
games are against Newtown Rovers Res who beat El Gigante 4-0 with all four goals coming
from Mick Miller.
The division four title could be on its way to Bayern Monkwick Res after they beat Blue Boar
3-0. They now need to beat AFC Phoenix Res next week to claim the title. Bramwell Rovers
saw off Tolleshunt D’arcy 2-1 in the other game in the section. The defeat condemns D’arcy
to the drop.
Division Five leaders AFC Lexden completed their fixtures with a 2-2 at Colne Star and it
may not be enough to secure the title. Third placed Fenn Wright Albion defeated second
place Borussia Thorpmund 2-0 to end their challenge and now need four points from three
games to be crowned champions.
Sunday 16th April 2006
Bayern Monkwick football club had a day to remember as their first team clinched the John
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The Fowler Cup was won at the expense of Tollegion who were beaten 4-2. The second team
took the title in some style beating nearest rivals AFC Phoenix Res 4-1.
In the Premiership the action was at the foot of the table where Ramsey Utd won 2-1 at
Middlewick Rangers to give themselves a chance of staying up. Only one point now
separates the two sides with one or other of them doomed to the drop. However Rangers still
have five games left whilst Utd have just two remaining. AFC Phoenix scraped a 1-0 win a
Kelvedon and can thank their keeper who saved a second half penalty for the points.
Blackhammer just edged out FCB 2-1.
Eastgate failed to get the three points they needed to clinch division one after they were held
to a 2-2 draw by Pegasus Res. Pegasus lead 2-0 at the break but Eastgate converted two
second half penalties to earn the point. They must now win their last game of the season to
be sure of the title. The other game in the section saw Rosebud beat Britgate 2-0.
The title race in division two which was already wide open took another twist as leaders
Northgate Athletic went down 3-2 to Botolphs. Second placed Hogs Head failed to raise a
side and may lose the points. All of which makes third placed Bayern Monkwick's great
morning even better. Riverview completed a 3-0 & 1-0 double against Allstar Quilters.
CUSA finally wrapped up division three after they drew 2-2 at Wakes Colne to get the point
they needed. Tilly who could still grab runners-up spot from NHM won 4-3 at CBC
As mentioned above Bayern Monkwick Res took the division four title, but now the race is
on for the runners-up berth. Blue Boar won 7-1 at Villa Royale and could still pip AFC
Phoenix Res.
Fenn Wright Albion have almost won the division five crown after they beat Airborne Musket
3-0. They need just one more point from their remaining games to take the title. Langham's
game with SATO was off after Langham failed to raise a side.
Sunday 23rd April 2006
Fenn Wright Albion came from 2-0 down to defeat AFC Lexden 3-2 in the Osborne Cup
Final. Darren Revie (2) & Toni White got the FWA goals while Richard Cranfield got the
Lexden goals.
Middlewick Rangers saved themselves from the drop out of the Premiership with two
victories against Blackhammer. Rangers upset the form book with two 2-1 wins that
condemns Ramsey Utd to relegation. AFC Pegasus still cling to their dream of retaining the
league champions crown after they thrashed Knights Allstars 10-1. Layer Fox must beat
Middlewick Rangers in their final game to claim the title but after this weeks results that
may be a little harder than at first thought. Ramsey Utd’s fate was sealed after they went
down 2-0 at Kelvedon to a Chris Devito brace. AFC Phoenix beat FCB 1-0.
Newtown Rovers were all but relegated after they crashed 3-0 at home to fellow strugglers
Metzler in division one. Pegasus Res beat Highwoods Foxash 6-4 which means the
Woodsmen are still not safe from the drop. Britgate beat St Edmunds 6-2.
The situation at the top of division two is getting tighter after Northgate Athletic were held to
a 0-0 draw with Goat & Boot. Athletic now head the table by five points with three games to
play. Second place Hogs Head lost 1-0 to Legionnaires and beat them 7-0 in their double
header game. In another double-header Bayern Monkwick beat Pitchbury 9-0 but were held
1-1 in the second game. Tollegion drew 3-3 with Revolution and won 3-0 in yet another
double header match. A weakened Brightlingsea Regent side went down 2-1 to Riverview.
In division three Hythe Athletic lost 4-1 to new champions CUSA and still need two points
from three games to avoid the drop. CBC Huntsmans beat Newtown Rovers Res 4-0 and
Tilly won 5-1 at El Gigante.
Blue Boar won 3-1 at AFC Phoenix Res and now sit in the runners-up spot in division four.
However if Phoenix win their last game they could snatch second place. Bramwell Rovers
late run of good form could yet earn them promotion after they defeated Villa Royale 5-3.
Colne Star picked up six points in their division five encounter with Torquespeed. They won
7-1 & 9-0 and could still be crowned champions if results go their way. Langham won 5-2 at
Airborne Musket.
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Sunday 30th April 2006
Tollegion won the Castle Trophy in a thrilling encounter at Foxash beating FCB 3-0. The
game was goalless at the break but three quickfire strikes from the Legion after the restart
put the game beyond FCB.
Pegasus won 4-0 at Middlewick in the premiership to maintain the pressure on Layer Fox.
Blackhammer beat AFC Phoenix 3-2 as they battle for third place.
Kelvedon Res kept up the pressure on Eastgate in division one after they beat nine man
Metzler 4-1 at The Chase. Metzler lead 1-0 at the break but second half sub Dean Spears
grabbed four goals as the nine men ran out of steam. Kendall Rovers completed their
programme with a 2-1 win at Pegasus Res and now look likely to take their place in the
premiership next season. Newtown Rovers were condemned to the drop after they went
down 4-2 to St Edmunds.
Northgate Athletic still head division two but following another defeat at the hands of
Riverview it looks like the title will be heading elsewhere. Bayern Monkwick would seem to
be that elsewhere after they picked up another six points in their double-header with
Botolphs. They won 3-1 & 4-1 and are now poised to snatch the title from Northgate's grasp.
The situation at the bottom of the league is still very tight with bottom side Pitchbury
refusing to give up the fight. They drew 3-3 with Revolution and can still scramble to safety.
Goat & Boot drew 1-1 with Allstar Quilters but are not safe yet.
Division three champions CUSA beat Newtown Rovers Res 5-0 and now need to avoid defeat
in their last game to remain unbeaten for the season. CBC Huntsmans finished their
programme with a 5-2 win at El Gigante.
Division four champions Bayern Monkwick Res signed off with a 3-1 win at Bramwell
Colne Star won 3-0 at Fenn Wright Albion to wreck FWA's championship party. A point
would have given FWA the title. As it is Star now head the table but with one game to go
FWA need maximum points to clinch the title. Borussia Thorpmund rounded off their
season in style by beating SATO 5-0. Promotion would seem to be their reward for all their
Sunday 7th May 2006
The very unspringlike weather caused the postponement of several games, the most notable
being the Thornavon Cup Final between AFC Pegasus & AFC Phoenix. Early reports suggest
that the game may take place in two weeks time.
Only one game survived in the premiership and that saw Kelvedon sign off with a 3-1 victory
against Blackhammer. The game was surrounded in drama as first the Kelvedon keeper
failed to appear which forced leading scorer Chris Devito to don the gloves. There was also a
nasty looking injury to a Blackhammer player which resulted in the Essex Air Ambulance
being called to whisk the player off to hospital.
Eastgate’s game in division one with Britgate was called off for the third time this season.
Although this time the ref deemed the pitch unplayable. Pegasus Res beat St Edmunds 3-2
in the only game to be played in the section.
Bayern Monkwick won their double-header against Riverview 4-2 & 3-2 and now look
unlikely to be caught in Division Two. Tollegion beat Allstar Quilters 5-1 to ensure they stay
up whilst Pitchbury could only get a point in their double header with Hogs Head. They
drew 1-1 & lost 4-0 to remain bottom of the division. Botolphs won 3-2 at Revolution and
Northgate beat Legionnaires 7-1.
Division Three champions CUSA completed their season defeating Hythe Athletic 6-2 to
remain unbeaten. The defeat sends Athletic down on goal difference. El Gigante failed to
raise a side against Tilly.
AFC Phoenix Res beat Colchester Utd Deaf 11-1 in their final game to finish up in second
place in division four.
Fenn Wright Albion needed to win at Torquespeed to clinch the division five title. They got a
little carried away with their task as they recorded what is possibly a Sunday league record
score of 28-0. Thirteen different players got on the scoresheet which again may be a record.
Leading the way was Darren Revie with twelve which MUST be a record for one game. The
other game saw Northgate Res win 2-1 at Byair.
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Sunday 14th May 2006
Layer Fox claimed the Premiership title after they beat Middlewick Rangers 4-0. The Foxes
marksmen were Ross Barton (2), Lee Meadows & Ben Whybrow. The other game in the
section saw Blackhammer beat Knights Allstars by the same scoreline.
Kelvedon Res claimed the first division title after they overcame nine man Britgate 9-0. The
result has come as a blow to Eastgate who cannot rearrange their game with Britgate now
that the season has ended. They must settle for second place and a place in the Premiership
next season.
The outcome of division two remains in doubt after Northgate beat Bayern Monkwick 4-0.
Bayern need to win their last game against Tollegion. But will it ever be played ?
Pitchbury took three points off Tollegion but it was not enough to stop them plunging into
division three. They won 3-2 & lost 2-1 in their double-header encounter.
Monday 15th May 2006
The re-arranged Thornavon Cup Final took place tonight at Wivenhoe Town FC and it was a
case of the usuals as AFC Pegasus eventually came out on top against AFC Phoenix.
Two goals apiece after ninety minutes sent the match into extra-time and it was the boys
from Pegasus who got the only goal in the extra thirty minutes to claim the trophy for the
sixth consecutive time and their eighth triumph in the last ten attempts.
Sunday 21st May 2006
The final weekend of the season saw just one match played, with Division Two title hopefuls
Bayern Monkwick taking on Tollegion at Foxash.
Two goals from Sean Baker plus an o.g. saw Monkwick through to a 3 - 1 victory and the
Division Two title.
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