Monday, 11 November 2013


BUCKHURST HILL96122316+719
NEWBURY FOREST86022314+918
KELVEDON HATCH 84131412+213
HANNAKINS FARM 84041212012
WADHAM LODGE 6312179+810
MAY AND BAKER 6114812-44
WHITE ENSIGN 81161228-164
MANFORD WAY6105613-73
HAROLD HILL 8008827-190

Southminster St Leonards currently lead the way in the Essex Olympian League Premier Division. They won their opening seven league games and suffered their first defeat last Saturday when they lost 3-0 away to Kelvedon Hatch. Soutminster were Division One Champions in 2011/12 and finished in third place in the Premier Division last season. They are closely followed by Buckhurst Hill who have television presenter Geoff Brazier and The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright within their ranks this season. Both are no strangers to the non-league game with Brazier being a youth-team player at Grays Athletic before playing for Leyton Orient, Billericay Town, Canvey Island and Boreham Wood amongst other teams. Wright was youth team player at Tottenham Hotspur and has played for a number of non-league teams including Crawley Town, Rushden and Diamonds and Heybridge Swifts. Former Arsenal youth left-back George Brislen-Hall has also started most games for Buckhurst.

The only unbeaten side left are last season's champion's Frenford Senior who could go within three points of Southminster if they win their game in hand over the table toppers.

Harold Hill prop up the division with a misarable record of eight defeats in eight games. They have also lost against Kelvedon Hatch in the Essex Premier Cup and against Division Two side Ongar Town in the Senior Division Cup.

Many of the clubs are involved in Senior Division and Essex Premier Cup action over the next few weeks so there is only a small league fixture list available at present.

Forthcoming Fixtures
Saturday 16th November
Bishops Stortford Swifts v Harold Hill
Manford Way v White Ensign
May and Baker v Hannakins Farm
Newbury Forest v Frenford Senior

Saturday 23rd November
Hannakins Farm v Harold Hill
Wadham Lodge v Bishops Stortford Swifts

The Senior Division Cup is the competition which covers all four of the league's Senior Divisions and is now at the Third Round stage. There is one Division Three side left in Harlow based Alemite Athletic who play Premier Division Rayleigh Town in the next round. The fixtures are as follows and all the remaining games are due to be played this forthcoming weekend -

Leigh Ramblers v Upminster - Division One v Division Two
Westhamians v Old Southendian - Division One v Division One
Rochford Town 1 Bishops Stortford Swifts 6 - Division Three v Premier Division
Southminster St Leonards v Wadham Lodge - Premier Division v Premier Division
Galleywood v Springfield - Division One v Division One
Alemite Athletic v Rayleigh Town - Division Three v Premier Division
Kelvedon Hatch v Harold Wood Athletic - Premier Division v Premier Division
Ongar Town v Ryan - Division Two v Division Two

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