Vanarama National side Boreham Wood entertained a very strong Arsenal side who played their first game under new boss Unai Emery. It was a great start for the former PSG boss as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a first half hat-trick on 7,9 and 17 mins followed by goals from Reiss Nelson, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to make the final score 0-8. Aubameyang scored 10 times in 14 games for The Gunners following his move in January 2018 so may be a decent bet for the Premier League golden-boot at 6/1 - Only Harry Kane (2/1) and Mo Salah (9/2) are above him at the moment. odds courtesy of betstars.co.uk. Boreham Wood won't be too dismayed as over 3,500 watched the game so it was a good day all round for both clubs.
NORTHWOOD IN ACTION AGAINST A CHELSEA DEVELOPMENT TEAM picture courtesy of @SeaninPinner
THE LINE-UPS FOR NORTHWOOD v CHELSEA XI TODAY WHICH NO DOUBT CONTAINED SOME STARTS OF THE FUTURE. SIX YEARS AGO THE WOODS PLAYED A CHELSEA u21 TEAM WHICH CONTAINED RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK
Bostik South Central Division side Northwood played their first home game under new manager Dean Barker against a Chelsea development side. The Woods ran out 1-0 winners thanks to James Ewington's early goal. It's early days of course but I expect The Woods to have a great 2018/19 season.
Essex Olympian side Epping Town FC entertained Essex Senior League side Walthamstow FC who ran out 2-4 winners thanks to goals from James Peagram, Christian Owusu, Ramsey and R Pope.
Bostik Premier Division Enfield Town won 0-3 at Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division side Wembley thanks to goals from Matt Johnson and two from trialist players.
MATCH ACTION FROM WALTHAM ABBEY AT ENFIELD 1893 FC
courtesy of @Mand_davies5
Bostik South-Central Division side Waltham Abbey won 0-4 at Essex Senior League side Enfield 1893 FC.
Eastern Counties League First Division South team Hashtag United continued the build up to their first proper non-league season with a game at Bostik North Division Romford. They won 2-0 thanks to goals from Daniel Adjei and Neil Richmond. Their next game comes next Saturday when they travel to Bournemouth FC.
THE BRIMSDOWN TEAM TODAY BEFORE KICK OFF AT MABLEY GREEN
JAMES BEARDWELL WAS HAPPY TODAY AT WITHAM'S 1-5 VICTORY AT SAWBRIDGEWORTH
Finally, Witham Town (of the Bostik North) travelled to Essex Senior League side Sawbridgeworth Town and ran out 1-5 winners which made the loyal Witham Town super-fan James Beardwell very happy. Witham are under the new management of Mark Ashford this season.