Buckhurst Hill stay top of Essex Olympian League Premier Division with 3-2 win over Bishop's Stortford Swifts

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Premier Division

Buckhurst Hill earned all three points to remain top of the table after a 3-2 win over Bishop's Stortford Swifts.

Bucks' Jamie Tabard (2) and Chris Stowe cancelled out Swifts' goals scored by Ross Bristow and Dean McAteer.

A Lee Perry brace helped Southminster St Leonards beat Harold Wood Athletic 2-0.

Kelvedon Hatch hammered six past Wadham Lodge without conceding any at the other end.

Lee Newton scored twice with the other goals coming via Lee Cody, Jack Munroe, James Burt and Dan Tapper.

Harold Hill were ahead going into the last ten minutes against Newbury Forest but conceded twice late on to lose 2-1.

Michael Hatter put Hill ahead but the bottom club come unstuck when Jason Reynolds-Blanche and Bradley Gates hit two to move Forest up to third. Fellow strugglers White Ensign came away from Hannakins Farm empty handed after losing 2-0.

A Brett Munyard penalty and a Billy Jennings header did the damage for Hannakins Farm.

Current champions Frenford Senior lost for the second week in a row after Rayleigh Town sealed a 1-0 victory. Lewis Manor scored the only goal of the game. Teddy Watson scored two penalties for Manford Way as they beat May & Baker E.C. 3-2.

The other Manford Way goal came via Ricky Bailey while Ryan Parker and Ben Turner were on target for May & Baker E.C.

Division One

Hutton stay top the table despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Galleywood.

Chris Rowlett and Ryan Plom scored the goals to keep Hutton three points clear at the top.

Galleywood are two points away from the promotion places thanks to goals from Martin Stanley and Tirion Sherborne.

Second-placed Springfield floundered at home to Old Southendian, losing 3-0.

Old Barkabbeyans are also in the promotion pack and after losing their last four league encounters finally gained another three points with a 1-0 win at Westhamians.

Newham United completed the double over local rivals Canning Town with a 3-1 away victory.

Alf Dickenson, Duane Jackman and Yomi Akosile's penalty provided the goals. Dwayne Williams was on target for Town.

Benfleet took home the bragging rights after they beat Leigh Ramblers 3-1.

William Cooper, Stuart Paton and Mitchell Gleeson scored for Benfleet while Ryan Lowe hit the solitary Leigh Ramblers goal.

Old Chelmsfordians still sit at the bottom of the table but their remarkable have now won three games in a row after a 6-0 thrashing of Herongate Athletic.

The remarkable turnaround in form came as Marti Cullum and Mitchell Yeo both netted twice with Dan Griffin and Ryan Sutton rounding up the scoring.

Division Two

Runwell Hospital hammered Roydon 6-1 to go top of the table.

Lucas Winzar scored and was sent off for the victors and the other goals came via Jeff Banks, Scott Mortlock, Aaron Rix, Carey Wallace and James Morkunas.

Mo Benzid hit the net with a penalty for Roydon.

Ongar Town suffer a 4-0 defeat at Lakeside. Bill Smith (2), Lewis Taylor and Gary Aitchinson all breached the Ongar defence.

Basildon Town earned a 4-2 win at Broomfield thanks to a Reece Conway brace and goals from Alex Smith and Chris Charlery.

Yari Morrison and Adam Dale scored the Broomfield goals but defeat leaves them bottom of the table.

One place above them is Ryan but they posted a 4-2 win at Toby.

Bradley O’Donovan and Daniel Kika both scored twice each while James Coleman and Patrick Middleburg were the Toby scorers.

Debden Sports were well beaten by Upminster, who strolled to a 3-0 away win.

Division Three

Snaresbrook remain top of the piled after beating LOASS 1-0.

Rochford Town are close behind in second and maintained their challenge with a 4-3 win at Epping.

Stewart Rooke (2) and Jake Clarke got the Epping goals in a game that was 3-3 at half-time but Rochford took the points thanks to Ashley Fell, who scored twice, Ryan Lancaster and Richard Sharpe.

Sungate beat Forest Glade 2-1.

Paul Deller scored for Sungate before Matt Knowles equalised for Forest Glade but a great solo effort from Terry Lennon won the game.

Stambridge United finally returned to winning ways and also ended their goal drought with a 3-0 win at Ramsden Scotia.

Ross Boadle, Ben Higgs and Kosi Hemans were all on the Stambridge scoresheet.


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