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Bob Culliton5 Dec 2013 - 19:55
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Match Review 01/12/2013 Pope and Smith League

Pope & Smith Chelmsford Sunday League - Report for 1st December 2013

Coward Cup Second Round

Old Chelmsfordians defeated Brookhouse 4-0 to progress into round three of the cup. Stu Lockwood bagged a brace along with goals from Paul Tiffen and Tom Lakin.

Gillott Trophy First Round

Woodham Athletic Reserves are safely through after winning 4-1 against Writtle Manor Reserves who play in the division below them. Their scorers were Scott Piper and Dan Stevens who had them two-up at the break before Matt Hennessey and Matt Wragg completed the second-half scoring. Lewis Snelgrove scored for the Manor.
Top of division three played top of the fourth and it was the favourites Chelmer Wanderers who controlled the game to beat Wilvale Rangers 5-1. The result inflicts the second loss of their season with Chelmer's goals coming from Colin Anderson (two), Aaron Redman, Si Green and Ben Farage.

Gillott Trophy Second Round

Mannex MR are out as they lost 3-0 at home to Blackwater. Both sides are having steady seasons so far in division four but it was the visitors who dominated the game throughout.
Howbridge Swifts Reserves put in a strong performance to overcome Hatfield Swan Inn Reserves 7-0. It was dubbed a potential banana skin but they stood up and showed their class in a one sided affair.
Compasses and Broomfield Reserves played out a 4-4 thriller after extra time but the hosts' poor spot-kicks cost them dearly as they lost 4-1 as they crash out of the competition at the first attempt. Hans Summers, Adam Lythgoe Steve Fuller and a Bobby Whittaker penalty gave them their four goals and Whittaker was the only player to net for them in the shoot-out too.

Division Four League Cup Second Round

Woodham Radars Reserves crash out after losing 5-2 to Tulip Springfield. The visitors remain one of the favourites to claim the trophy now, going into the semi final draw in the coming weeks.

League Premier Division

Daen Ingas go top of the league after defeating Baddow Spartak 3-0. They have played more games than some of their rivals but they are certainly in excellent form this campaign, picking up sixteen points in the opening nine games.
Infield earned their first win of the season to leapfrog Hatfield Swan Inn in the league standings. They beat their rivals 1-0 in a tough game where Infield also missed a penalty as well. It did take an own goal to seal the win but overall they were the better side.

League Division One

Writtle Manor thrashed Howbridge Swifts 10-3 to stay second in the league. When on top form they are truly a very good team to be reckoned with throughout the season.
Two Jim Jeffreys goals along with one each from Felix Weakley and Chris King gave Marconi Leisure their second league win of the season as they beat Walnut Tree 4-1. Stuart O'Connell scored the hosts' solitary goal.
Southminster & Norton earned a terrific three points at top of the league's William de Ferrers by winning 2-1. Chris Coombes and Adam Murphy gave them a 2-0 lead before the home side pulled back a late goal but S & N held out to stay in the chase for promotion.
Little Baddow edged out Woodham Athletic 4-3 in a thrilling game. Rich Canty scored two and Charlie Marshall also found the net for Woodham who sit in the relegation zone at present.

League Division Two

Redstones stay top of the league after thrashing M & G 4-1. They are now six points clear with 24 points from just nine games this season.
Ongar United beat Great Baddow 5-1 in a one-sided affair. Their scorers were Toby Britton, Max Smy, Dan Mott, Dan Jarvis and Billy Ayres.
Bicknacre defeated PSV Billericay 4-2 away from home in a very good contest. Both teams are sitting comfortably in the league at present after a mediocre start to the season. PSV's scorers were David Lodge and Paul Turner.
Springfield beat Rivermead 4-1 to stay up there with the front-runners. Their goal scorers were Paul Mills, Jake Leaks, Paul Hudson and Reece Bell.

League Division Three

Margaretting beat William de Ferrers Reserves 5-0 to ease their way to three points. They currently sit just six points off a promotion spot which is a very realistic target for the season.
Old Chelmsfordians Reserves thrashed Woodham Radars 7-3 to move up to third in the league. Their goals were scored by Farnworth (two), Lamb, Armstrong, Clarke, Baxter and Bailey. Gareth Clarke netted a brace for the visitors and Jamie Calleja also found the net.

League Division Four

Marconi Leisure Reserves beat bottom club Margaretting Reserves 5-2 in a dominant performance.
Queens Park (Hannakins) continue to show strong form as they thrashed Daen Ingas Reserves 7-1. P. Paoletti (three), G. Paoletti, S. Paoletti and Smith (two) were their goalscorers as they have now rattled in 44 goals in their ten league games this season.

Essex Sunday Premier Cup Third Round

Heybridge Social are through after an excellent 2-1 win against a very good Hullbridge Sports team.
Highfield Victoria came up against the Brentwood Sunday League champions and won 1-0 thanks to a late Jack Stracey goal.
Priory Sports are also through after beating Berry 4-0 in a confident display.
Broomfield are safely into the fourth round draw after beating Quilters 3-0. Charlie Egleton scored two goals in five minutes to seal the tie after Nick Miller gave them a first half lead.
Goldhanger were the only side to crash out of the competition as they came up against a very good Attero team who will be among the favourites to lift the trophy. It finished 6-0 to the visitors.

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