Royston Town will progress to the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup after a frustrated Brentwood Town were knocked out from a 2-0 home defeat.
Ross Maddox got the visitors the lead early on, which was doubled by Danny Mcgovern at the back end of the half.
Royston got an early lead six minutes in as Maddox slotted in from close range who looked to be offside but the linesman was stationary.
The away side nearly doubled their lead after a cross was not cleared and Maddox acrobatic effort ended on the roof of the net.
Brentwood had their first opportunity as a long lifted ball evaded all the Royston defenders and found Joe Cutmore whose header went straight at Rogers.
Royston did double their lead in added time after Jay Taylor intercepted Captain John Burgess and put in King as he slotted it past Alborough on the edge of the box.
Three minutes into the second half George gave away a penalty for a handball but Mcgovern shot rebounded off the crossbar and away from danger.
Just after the hour mark Hisham Kasimu had a great chance to grab a goal back after a dangerous ball was not cleared and he shot from a tight angle was clipped just over the post.
A Corner taken by Charlie Portway was headed just over the bar by substitute Adeoyo Olymuyiwa.
Connor Hogan’s long range shot from about 20 yards was parried away by George Rogers could not be turned in in injury time as Brentwood bail out of the FA Youth Cup.
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 James Alborough, 2 Jack Chatterway, 3 Will Barry, 4 John Burgess ©, 5 Joe Cutmore, 6 Josh George (50), 7 Connor Hogan, 8 Charlie Portway, 9 Hisham Kasimu (66), 10 Robert Carroll, 11 Remi Awosanya (56)
Substitutes: 12 George Nash (66), 14 Max O’Dwyer (56), 15 Elliot O’Connor, 16 Adeoyo Olymuyiwa (50)
Royston Town: 1 George Rogers, 2 Gus Scott Morriss, 3 Drew Cardines, 12 Sam Fletcher, 5 Conor Kilgallon, 6 Jay Taylor, 7 Josh Castiglione, 8 Perri Gentry, 9 Ross Maddox, 10 Danny Mcgovern, 11 Reece King (68)
Substitutes: 4 Jake Beattie, 14 Tom Middle, 15 Charlie Owen (68), 16 John Veal, 17 Harry Cruttenden
Brentwood Town will now face Biggeswade Town at home in the FA Trophy after a feisty 2-1 away victory in the replay against Redhill.
Sherwin Stanley grabbed a brace for ‘The Blues’ with one in each half which cancelled out a Joe Bingham header to put Brentwood into the first qualifying round.
The first opportunity of the game came just after the half hour mark for Redhill as a ball curled in to the edge of the box for O’Flaherty which shot was over.
Brentwood had their first opportunity minutes later as Bantick found Stanley whose left footed shot was saved by Hunter.
‘The Blues’ made a great move almost count as Rees fed in Stanley who let it run for Lomotey and his shot went narrowly over the bar.
The away side had a corner taken by Rees which was met by Stanley and headed just over the bar.
As the break approached Rees’s whipped in corner found Lomotey which he volleyed over from the six yard box.
In added time Brentwood grabbed the lead as a throw in fell to Lomotey who knocked the ball to an unmarked Stanley to knock it in the bottom corner.
Redhill equalised five minutes into the second half as O’Flaherty’s free-kick was drifted into the far post and headed back across goal and in by Joe Bingham.
Brentwood regained the lead two minutes later as Bantick’s long ball over the defence for Stanley to slot past hunter.
Redhill hit the post 67 minutes in as Mcardle’s free-kick rattled off the left post and cleared away by Brentwood.
Joslin almost extended Brentwood’s lead as he slotted in Bantick who beat the offside trap but could not beat Hunter as he blocked it with his body.
Bantick could have sealed the game four minutes to go as Mbulu put him in but his shot went wide.
In injury time Joslin was given a second yellow and sent on his way which had Brentwood’s backs to the wall but saw out the four minutes of added time.
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Chrisitan Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes ©, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Andy Joslin, 7 Sam Bantick, 8 Danny Dafner, 9 Sherwin Stanley (82), 10 Yeshaya Lomotey (56), 11 Robbie Rees (88)
Substitutes: 12 Jack Gardner, 14 Jason Dobbs (88), 15 Adam Rooke, 16 Owen Kabodi (82), 17 Shad Ngandu (56)
Redhill Lineup: 1 Micheal Hunter, 2 Joe Goldsmith, 3 Rob Hill (82), 4 Scott Harris, 5 Bradley Duke, 6 Jack Hope, 7 Chris O’Flaherty (71), 8 Tom Howard-Bold, 9 Javlon Campbell, 10 Fiachra Mcardle, 11 Joe Bingham (64)
Substitutes: 12 John Difford, 14 George Cousins (71), 15 Tyrone Pink (64), 16 Brendan Owusu-Ansah, 17 Leyton Regan (82)
Essex Premier won a comfortable 23-17 against Norfolk Premier in their first home game of the season at Stonyhills.
Norfolk’s slow start found them 12-4 down at the break but brought themselves back into the game after the third session. Essex saw them off in the final session as they closed in on their third win.
Although both sides were without full strength sides as Essex were without Dominic Reed and Nigel Reed whereas the visitors missed Jack Pye and Chris Mann.
Adam Sultana got the home side off the mark as he held off Neil Davidson as he won 13-9.
Peter Fautley made a great comeback from 10-6 down to be 13-10 up in the last end and managed to hold on to the points despite the last gasp measure.
Babs Morokutti and Matt Dillon had a tight game throughout with John Sparham and his partner but went in front towards the end to claim a 16-13 victory.
Another dramatic comeback came from Barry Hedges and Mo Binsford against Teresa and Selwyn Goldsmith. After they came from 12-4 down to snatch the last end from a fortunate bowl of Hedges as they won 15-14.
Del Coates, Mitchell Young and Jack Shepard overturned a 5-2 score line to be 8-6 up in the final end which they only dropped one shot as they won 8-7 against Melvin’s triple.
Linda Lambert, Paul Bax and Fred Gugeon clawed back a bad start from 9-3, as they lost 13-10 against Keith Cooke’s triple with Debbie Sparham.
Debbie Tomlinson, Phil Banner, Keith Paxman and Antony Fautley kept their opposition quiet as they plodded to a 10-5 victory.
Ian Arthur, Sammy Lambert, Tony Ealham and Steve Killlington struggled and were beaten 15-4 against David Lamb’s rink, which gave Essex 12-4 lead at the break.
In the third session Sultana deadly performance put the singles bonus points out of sight for Norfolk as he won 24-6.
Fautley (senior) had a tight affair against Davidson with the scores balance throughout. Fautley was 10-9 down in the last end but narrowly missed out as Davidson won 11-9.
Morokutti and Dillon unfortunately lost against both Goldsmith’s but kept the shots tight for the other pair as they fought back from 13-7 down, as they lost 14-11.
Hedges and Binsford came from behind again but this time the win was too much of a stretch as Sparham won 15-14 but chose a tame attempt to take the bonus points as they shared the points.
The session gave the away side an opportunity in the final session at 17-11. Coates, Young and Shepard were 12-11 up last end but dropped a killer two to cost them the victory.
Lambert, Bax and Gugeon again lost another tight game, at 8-7 last end but could not gain any shots as they lost 10-7 again Wood’s triple. Which made sure of the bonus points for Norfolk and level the match.
Tomlinson, Banner, Paxman, Fautley (junior) regained the overall lead as they got an early superior lead which was enough as they won 12-6 against Lamb’s rink.
Arthur, Lambert, Ealham and Killington redeemed themselves with a sharp 14-2 victory which also sealed the bonus points which sealed the victory 23-17 with 193 overall shots to Norfolk’s 164.
Essex will now travel in two weeks time for the reverse fixture to Norfolk where they will look to continue their run and extend it to four.
Adam Sultana- 9*
Peter Fautley- 6 1/2
Babs Morokutti- 6 1/2
Matt Dillon- 6 1/2
Barry Hedges- 7
Mo Binsford- 6 1/2
Del Coates- 7
Mitchell Young- 7
Jack Shepard- 5
Linda Lambert- 6
Paul Bax- 6 1/2
Fred Gugeon- 6 1/2
Debbie Tomlinson- 7 1/2
Phil Banner- 7 1/2
Keith Paxman- 7 1/2
Antony Fautley- 7 1/2
Ian Arthur- 6
Sammy Lambert- 6 1/2
Tony Ealham- 6 1/2
Steve Killington- 6 1/2
10-men Brentwood Town will go to a replay on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw with Ryman League South side Redhill at The Brentwood Arena.
Brentwood got an early lead through Yeshaya Lomotey in the first half but in the second Chris O’Flaherty equalised.
Danny Dafner was sent off for a second bookable offence just after the equaliser which put Brentwood on the back foot for the last 20 minutes.
Brentwood gained an early lead eight minutes in as a corner from Sam Bantick was flicked on by Captain Martyn Stokes and poked home By Lomotey.
Just under the half hour mark Jack Hope’s cross found Javlon Campbell whose header down was blocked by Bowles feet to deny Redhill.
Minutes into the second half debutant Owen Kibodi looked to be brought down by Hope by referee waved away play.
As the hour mark approached Lomotey span a ball in behind for Bantick burst in the box who shot was dragged wide.
Redhill equalised 65 minutes in as Chris O’Flaherty scored directly from a corner after it was not cleared by Bowles or Ngandu on the line.
Just seconds after the restart ‘The Blues’ went down to 10 men as Danny Dafner made a late challenge on Tyrone Pink and was given his second yellow of the game.
Redhill caught Brentwood on the break and made advantage of the extra man as Campbell shot was saved by Bowles, on full stretch.
Ngandu lifted a ball back into the box from the free-kick which Stokes shot on the volley was saved by Hunter.
In injury time Fiachra Mcardle shot went through the leg of Louis Baucutt but palmed away by Bowles to deny Redhill the win and rolls over to the replay on Tuesday.
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Chrisitan Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes ©, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Shad Ngandu, 7 Jason Dobbs (81), 8 Danny Dafner, 9 Owen Kabodi (73), 10 Yeshaya Lomotey, 11 Sam Bantick,
Substitutes: 12 Sherwin Stanley (73), 14 Ashley Bankole (81), 15 Andrew Joslin, 16 James Pellin
Redhill Lineup: 1 Micheal Hunter, 2 Bradley Duke, 3 Rob Hill (63), 4 Scott Harris, 5 John Difford, 6 Jack Hope, 7 Tyrone Pink (81), 8 Joe Goldsmith, 9 Javlon Campbell, 10 Fiachra Mcardle, 11 Chris O’Flaherty
Substitutes: 12 George Cousins, 14 Kevant Sebony, 15 Tom Howard-Bold (63), 16 Leyton Regan (81), 17 Joe Bingham (72)
UEL 2nds lose first BUCS fixture
The University of East London were defeated 4-3 in their first league game against University College of London at Memorial Park.
An early goal from the visitors midfielder set up UCL for the three points, striker Henry Mcneil grabbed a brace to help them on their way aided by Jamie Mcelhone with the all-important goal.
Despite a great goal from debutant Cemal Agdelen, Harry Matthews and Lukman Adesina which were cancelled out by UCL.
UCL gained the lead four minutes in after a needless free-kick given away from Dylan Feehily was whipped in by Mcelhone and headed in at the near post by a UCL midfielder.
UEL grew into the game and equalised 18 minutes in as Matthews passed the ball to Agdelen who cut inside him man and bent his shot into the far corner.
The referee gave a dubious penalty two minutes later for a handball by Simon Omooba. Mcneil stepped up and slotted the penalty into the bottom right corner.
The visitors extended their lead with another quick fire goal with a superb first time strike on the turn into the top left corner, which left Dan Robinson motionless.
Captain Feehily kept UEL in the game with a last ditch clearance off the line as Robinson was beaten.
The home side hit UCL on the counter-attack from their corner which drew a goal back for UEL as Matthews made a great run from the halfway line to coolly slot the ball past the keeper.
In the second half UEL made all three changes as William Semain was replaced by Marcus Smithies, Feehily was changed for Chris Fassama and David De Medina was swapped with Alan Egunyemi.
UCL caught the home side napping at the back as a ball drifted to the far post found Mcelhone to restore the away sides two goal lead.
Victor Lelis found himself one-on-one with the keeper but his shot was well saved by the UCL keeper which denied UEL back in the game.
On the hour mark, the hosts got themselves back in the game as Adesina headed in a free kick.
Omooba had a chance after great work from Henry Hayden, put in Omooba at the by-line which pinged off the post.
UEL threw the kitchen sink at UCL but could not break them down as in injury time Robinson came up for the corner which lead to nothing as UCL snatched all three points.
UEL Lineup: Dan Robinson, Mohammed Skeikhor, Lukman Adesina, Dylan Feehily © (45 Chris Fassama, Simon Omooba, Cemal Agdelen, William Semain (45 Marcus Smithies), Harry Matthews, Victor Lelis, David De Medina (45 Alan Egunyemi), Henry Hayden
Ware have ended Brentwood Town’s 11 league game unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory at The Brentwood Arena.
The away side gained the lead early in the second half through Albert Adu but Brentwood could not respond and Ware solidified the three points with a late goal from substitute Ryan Wade.
Jack Gardner had the first opportunity of the game 21 minutes in, as he cut inside his man on the edge of the box but his shot was straight at the Ware keeper.
The visitors almost took the lead as Adu’s volley into the ground from a corner was headed off the line by Louis Baucutt to deny Ware the lead.
Charlie Ledula for Ware had a snap shot from an awkward angle which hit the right post.
Brentwood nearly grabbed the opener as Gardener’s lifted ball was miscued by the away sides defence and Courtney Whites touch was just too heavy which Rhys Madden collected.
Ware’s Murat Karagul had two shots on ‘The Blues’ goal which Ollie Bowles made a great double save to deny the visitors.
In added time Kieran Bishop for the away side tried an overhead kick but it went wide of The Brentwood goal.
The home side started brightly in the second half as Bantick’s corner was flicked on by Dafner but went just wide.
Ware took an early lead five minutes in as Karagul cut the ball back at the by-line for Abu who bent his shot into the bottom right corner.
Bowles stopped Ware from a second as Karagul was involved again, was in on goal but for another great block with his feet.
Bishop almost secured the points for Ware and his shot on the turn hit the crossbar and away from danger.
Substitute Ryan Wade secured the win with five minutes left as he scored from the free-kick which he bent round the wall and into the bottom corner.
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Chrisitan Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Daryl Robson (88), 7 Andrew Joslin (56), 8 Danny Dafner, 9 Courtney White (45), 10 Sam Bantick, 11 Jack Gardner
Substitutes: 12 Robbie Rees, 14 Adam Rooke (88), 15 Yeshaya Lomotey (45), 16 Shad Ngandu (56), 17 James Pellin
Ware Lineup: 1 Rhys Madden, 2 Khale Da Costa, 3 Alaa Oudji, 4 Kazim Bishop, 5 Lee White, 6 Gareth Madden, 7 Charlie Ledula, 8 Albert Adu (90), 9 Kieran Bishop, 10 Finbarr Robins (77), 11 Murat Karagul (74)
Substitutes: 12 Marcus Milner (74), 14 Ryan Wade (77), 15 George Florence (90), 16 Micheal Deane, 17 Rheo Josephs
Brentwood Town came from a 2-0 deficit as they won 4-2 away to Heybridge Swifts at Scraley Road Stadium in The Robert Dyas League Cup first round.
Heybridge scored two early goals through Charlie Gregory and Alex Andrews but Yeshaya Lomotey got one back on the cusp of the break.
Brentwood equalised through Shad Ngandu and gained the lead through Christian Mbulu with Robbie Rees who put the away side into the next round to face local rivals Billericay Town.
Both sides made numerous changes as expected with three first starts for James Pellin, Sid Markaj and Tom Oliver.
The home side gained an early lead five minutes in as Charlie Gregory on the counter-attack cut inside and smashed a low shot which flew underneath James Pellin.
Heybridge scored a second two minutes later as the ball swept across goal by Gregory to Alex Andrews to fire it in from close range to double their lead.
The hosts almost put the game to bed 23 minutes in as Joe Pearman was put through one on one with Pellin but was blocked by his feet to deny Heybridge a third.
Just after the hour mark Brentwood had their first glimmer on goal as Shad Ngandu turned and smashed a shot from 25 yards which stung the hands of Danny Kirkham for a corner.
Yeshaya Lomotey had another snap shot which was deflected but Kirkham was equal to it.
Brentwood got back into it three minutes from the break as Robbie Rees long ball over the top for Lomotey who attacked the box and curled his left footed shot into the far post.
Jack Gardner got at the defence and fired a shot just wide to deny ‘The Blues’ an equaliser.
Ngandu got the equaliser nine minutes after he intercepted Heybridge midfielder and curled a great shot passed Kirkham.
Brentwood went infront just after the hour mark from a corner as Rees’s back post header fell to Christian Mbulu to strike on the half volley from close range.
Rees nearly extended Brentwood’s lead as he beat three Heybridge defenders but lost his balance as he struck his shot which went wide.
Substitute Junior Ibeawuchui was put in with a great lifted ball by Rees but his snap shot was straight by Kirkham.
Rees sealed the match six minutes from time as he took the defender on and outwitted him and slotted his shot into the far post.
Brentwood nearly finished with a flourish through the two substitutes as Ashley Bankole slotted in Ibeawuchui but he shot straight at Kirkham.
Heybridge Swifts Lineup: 1 Danny Kirkham, 2 Nicholas Farthing (67), 3 Danny Barber ©, 4 Paul White, 5 Ricky Springgs, 6 Nikki Beale, 7 Ryan Mcfarlane, 8 Frankie Hession-Harris, 9 Charlie Gregory (63), 10 Joe Pearman, 11 Alex Andrews (57)
Substitutes: 12 Reece Morgan, 14 Billy Hunt (67), 15 Daniel Lopes (57), 16 Neil Richmond (63), 17 Danny Sambridge
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 James Pellin, 2 Christian Mbulu (79), 3 Sid Markaj, 4 Danny Dafter, 5 Tom Oliver, 6 Adam Rooke, 7 Jack Gardner, 8 Andrew Joslin ©, 9 Yeshaya Lomotey (66), 10 Shad Ngandu, 11 Robbie Rees
Substitutes: 12 Junior Ibeawuchui (66), 14 Ashley Bankole (79), 15 Sam Bantick