Brentwood Town break Aveley’s unbeaten run and continue their great league form as they won 3-1 at The Brentwood Arena.
Courtney White grabbed a brace to settle the three points with two early goals in eight minutes for White and Sherwin Stanley.
Former blues player Petrit Elbi brought Aveley back into the first half but White secured the points with minutes to play to move Brentwood up to third.
Brentwood flew out the blocks two minutes in after a long ball up was brought down by Alex Akofi for Courtney White to volley into the bottom corner.
Jack Gardner almost scored a second directly from the corner. Brentwood doubled their lead within eight minutes as Akofi’s low cross to Sherwin Stanley was smashed into the roof of the net.
Aveley got a foot hold in the game 18 minutes in and Lee Weemes strike was well saved by Ollie Bowles.
The away side brought themselves back into the game as Ryan O’Rawe great block fell to Petrit Elbi who slotted it into the bottom corner past Bowles.
Weemes nearly equalised as a free-kick was drifted in but he headed onto the roof of the net.
Billy Coyne for the visitors almost scored three minutes into the second half from his corner but was hooked off the line by Stanley.
Daryl Robson lifted the back into the box which was flicked on by Danny Dafter for Stanley who stayed onside but blazed his shot over.
Aveley Captain Junior Baker nearly levelled the away side as his bullet header was parried away by Bowles.
Substitute Sam Bantick almost extended their lead as a long free kick was headed towards Dafter and Bantick header was plucked away from his goal to deny Brentwood.
Teddy Nesbitt struck an unbelievable strike from 25 yards plus which had Bowles worried as he pushed it away for a corner.
Brentwood secured the three pointed with three minutes left as Bantick’s pace down the left beat his man and cut it across goal for White to grab his brace.
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Jack Gardner, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Danny Dafner, 7 Daryl Robson, 8 Andrew Joslin (77), 9 Courtney White, 10 Sherwin Stanley (63), 11 Alex Akofi
Substitutes: 12 Christian Mbulu, 14 Shad Ngandu (77), 15 Sam Bantick (63), 16 Yeshaya Lomotey, 17 Robbie Rees
Aveley Lineup: 1 James Marrable, 2 Billy Coyne, 3 Teddy Nesbitt, 4 Junior Baker, 5 Spencer Harrison, 6 Brian Okwera, 7 Petrit Elbi (69), 8 Danny Francis (45), 9 Lee Weemes, 10 Mathias Bakare, 11 Marcus Elliot (76)
Substitutes: 12 Aziz Kanu, 14 Danny Hopkins (79), 15 Alex Stavrinou (69), 16 Sammy Knott, 13 Theo Ola (45)
Essex Premier won 24-16 away to Oxfordshire in their first Inter County Championship group game at Oxford Indoor Bowls Club.
The away side had the game won after the third session with a full session being won by Essex.
Last year’s quarter finalists had three new debutants in their side with Danny Curl and two new Essex members from former county Kent.
Adam Sultana got Essex off the mark but was tight up till the ninth end where Sultana pulled away from Gareth Davies to finish off with a comfortable 15-4 victory.
Dominic Reed had a tough matchup against AJ Brown and had an uphill battle being 6-0 down early on. Reed got himself back in the game and broke in front 13-11 going into the penultimate end. Brown would not let the game slip from his grasp and gained the two for the draw.
Barry Hedges and Peter Faultey struggled in their first game as they failed to keep in touch against Geoff Cross and Dave Wiggins as they lost 18-8.
Newby Matt Dillon and Babs Morokutti kept Les Woodwood and his partner at bay with a 15-8 victory to edge the session 5-3.
Del Coates, Mark Chittock and Mitchell Young were 7-4 in front, but did not win an end in the last four ends as they lost 10-7.
Mo Binstead, Linda Lambert and Paul Bax were kept at arm’s length and could not overturn there deficit as they also lost 9-6.
Debbie Tomlinson Danny Curl, Nigel Reed, Keith Paxman were level two thirds of the way through against the Oxford four but nicked the lead and extended it with an 11-6 win.
Ian Arthur, Sam Lambert, Tony Ealham and Steve Killington hit the front from end one and continued it throughout as they won 12-2, as Essex split the session and lead 9-7 at halfway.
Reed took the lead in his second game and forced the issue on Davies for shots and opened up his lead through frustration from Davies as Reed won 19-8.
Sultana kept Brown at bay despite Brown’s best efforts to get back into the game as Sultana won 14-8, which secured the bonus points for the singles with a strong plus 26 shots.
Hedges and Faultey put their first game behind them and after a slow start won with ease from 6-4 down with eight end left as they won 17-9.
Dillon and Morokutti put in a fine performance against Wiggins and Cross with one shot in it after eleven ends surged to victory 19-9, with the bonus points and the overall win for the visitors.
With the match won Essex could relax but Oxford gained some vital points as Coates, Chittock and Young threw away their lead in the final end of their game, as they lost 11-10.
Binstead, Lambert and substitute Anthony Fautley also struggled as they lost 11-8 in the other triple which gave the home side the deserved bonus points.
Tomlinson, Curl, Reed (Senior), Paxman were 8-6 up with two ends to play but Oxford bite back and snatched the win 10-8.
The last game with Arthur, Lambert, Ealham, Killington featured another fight back from the hosts as the Essex quartet were 8-6 up but dropped two for the draw, but kept the bonus points by 13 shots.
Despite only three points in the final session Essex claimed still a 24-16 victory as they now look forward to their next group game away to Northampton on Sunday.
Adam Sultana 8/10
Del Coates 5/10
Antony Fautley 5/10
Sammy Lambert 6/10
Dom Reed 7/10
Mark Chittock 6/10
Debbie Tomlinson 7/10
Tony Ealham 7/10
Babs Morokutti 7/10
Mitchell Young 4/10
Danny Curl 5/10
Steve Killington 7/10
Matt Dillon 9/10
Mo Binstead 5/10
Nigel Reed 7/10
Peter Fautley 6/10
Linda Lambert 5/10
Keith Paxman 6/10
Barry Hedges 6/10
Paul Bax 5/10
Ian Arthur 6/10
Ryman Premier leaders Maidstone United nicked an injury-time winner as they progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 over Brentwood Town at The Gallagher Stadium.
Brentwood got an early lead through a long range shot from Robbie Rees. Maidstone equalised shortly afterwards through a Ben Greenhalgh header.
The home side grabbed the all-important goal in the 94th minute by Jack Parkinson in the final play of the game.
Brentwood went in front seven minutes in after a loose ball fell to Robbie Rees who hit a thunderbolt from 20 yards which flew into the top right hand corner.
Maidstone almost made an immediate reply as Greenhalgh wriggled through but for a last ditch tackle by Captain Martyn Stokes saw out the danger for a corner.
The hosts did finally break down The Brentwood defence and equalised five minutes later after a ball whipped in by Aaron Simpson was guided in by Greenhalgh.
‘The Stones’ nearly went in front after a far post header was met by Frannie Collin who headed just wide.
Maidstone again threatened through top goal scorer Collin as he took a touch and shot which was saved by Olly Bowles. His second chance came from the second corner which he headed on the stretch over from two yards out and an open goal.
Jack Parkinson was the next player for the home side as his close range shot from the corner came off the post and cleared away by the Brentwood defence.
Early in the second half Alex Akofi skipped past the Maidstone defence and put it into the path of Rees whose shot was tame. The Brentwood striker was put in once again from Bantick but was well blocked by Lee Worgan.
Shad Ngandu burst into the space and shrugged off two challenges and brought a great save out of Worgan.
As the sides approached the last ten minutes Parkinson found a yard and got a shot away which went wide of Bowles goal.
Maidstone substitute Matt Bodkin attacked the box but for a great reflect save by Bowles. Another rifled shot from substitute James Rogers was again fantastically saved to deny Maidstone the lead.
The home side almost clinched it just into injury time as a cross field ball from Simpson to Bodkin’s who hit it on the half volley which went just wide.
Maidstone in the 94th minute of injury time and last play of the game was flicked in by Parkinson from the corner. To put Maidstone through to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.
Maidstone United Lineup: 1 Lee Worgan, 2 Aaron Simpson, 3 Tom Mills,4 Jaime Coyle ©, 5 Sonny Miles, 6 Alex Brown (67), 7 Ben Greenhalgh (80), 8 Jack Parkinson, 9 Jay May (67), 10 Frannie Collin, 11 Alex Flisher
Substitutes: 12 James Rogers (67), 14 Matt Bodkin (67), 15 Ashley Miller (80), 16 Ellis Iandolo, 17 Steve Watt, 18 Bradley Jordan, 21 Will Godman
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Olly Bowles, 2 Christian Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes ©, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Danny Dafter, 7 Shad Ngandu, 8 Daryl Robson, 9 Alex Akofi, 10 Robbie Rees (80), 11 Sam Bantick (70)
Substitutes: 12 Yeshaya Lomoley, 14 Adam Rooke, 15 Jason Dobbs, 16 Jack Gardner (70), 17 Courtney White (80), 18 James Pellin, 19 Sherwin Stanley
Brentwood Town extend their unbeaten run to ten after they grinded out a 2-0 away victory at Leslie Fields against Burnham Ramblers.
Sam Bantick gave ‘The Blues’ an early lead in the second half after a defensive laps and Shad Ngandu sealed the three points in injury time to move up to fourth.
Despite Brentwood’s injured players such as Jack Gardner and Robbie Rees, striker Alex Akofi was also out due to suspension the away side stayed strong at the back and found the net.
In the first five minutes Burnham expressed their threat up front as a dangerous cross was met by Liam Burgess and looked in the bottom corner apart from a great reaction save from Ollie Bowles.
Brentwood’s counter attack with Sherwin Stanley fed Bantick in on the left flank and burst into the box but could not get the ball out of his feet and Matt Belcher blocked the shot.
‘The Blues’ almost took the lead after Stanley’s original shot was blocked but Courtney White reacted first and volleyed his shot goal wards which was well saved by Belcher.
Just before the break Ngandu rifled a shot on the edge of the box which whistled just wide of the near post.
In added time Bantick slipped in Stanley who side stepped the rushed keeper but poked the ball wide as the angle tightened.
Brentwood took the lead four minutes in after a defence laps with after a long throw was won by Danny Dafter was saved and Bantick scuffed shot was fumbled by Belcher at the far post.
Bantick almost grabbed a second two minutes later as White lifted the ball over the top for him to dink the ball on to the roof of the net.
Stanley was next to threat as a clearance turned attack was hit on the volley but was saved by the feet of Belcher to deny Brentwood a second.
In injury time Ngandu sealed the game with a second after substitute Yesah Lomotey got in burst into the box. Ngandu was laid off to slot the ball into the far post and seal the three points and extend their unbeaten run to ten.
Brentwood will now carry this record in to this eagerly anticipated FA Cup tie away to Ryman Premier leaders Maidstone United on Saturday.
Burnham Ramblers Lineup: 1 Matt Belcher, 2 Joseph Nottage, 3 Tyler Haynes, 4 Dave Collins, 5 Kyle Jude, 6 Marc Gorbell ©, 7 Stephen Ikumelo, 8 Liam Burgess, 9 L’Heuruex Menga, 10 Bertie Brayley (80), 11 Bradley Nobbs (54)
Substitutes: 12 Isaac Aubynn (80), 14 Tyrone Scarlett, 15 Jay Kynaston, 16 William Harris (72), 17 Gregory Akpele (54)
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Christian Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Andrew Joslin, 7 Sam Bantick (87), 8 Danny Dafter © (77), 9 Courtney White, 10 Sherwin Stanley (72), 11 Shad Ngandu
Substitutes: 12 Daryl Robson (77), 14 Yeshay Lomotey (72), 15 Adam Rooke (87), 16 Jason Dobbs, James Pelin
Brentwood Town drew 3-3 against Cray Wanderers and extend their unbeaten run to six at the Brentwood Arena.
Early goals for Sam Bantick and Shaun Welford levelled it up at half-time. The visitors went two goals in front Gary Beckett and Jordan Bird.
Brentwood did not give up and Alex Akofi and Shad Ngandu drew back the visitors to grab the draw.
Brentwood Town burst straight out the blocks as Ngandu lofted a deep ball towards the in-form Bantick with four goals in three games rose above Bird to head in the far post only 44 seconds in.
Cray Wanderers almost struck back through Ramone McRae as his shot went wide. ‘The Blues’ almost doubled their lead three minutes later as Bantick fed in Sherwin Stanley with his curled shot which bounced of the post.
The away side did get their equaliser 13 minutes in after an original shot was parried by Olly Bowles and smashed in by Shaun Welford from close range.
Robbie Rees for the home side had the Cray keeper Darren Behcet worried as he had to tip over a heavy cross.
Cray caught the Brentwood defence off guard and took the lead after a corner was met by Gary Beckett to bundle in from close range.
‘The Blues’ almost grabbed an equaliser twice for Courtney White within a minute after Shad Ngandu slotted him in and went past the keeper but intercepted by the last defender. The second he was put through and beat the keeper but clipped the top of the crossbar.
Brentwood rued their chances and Cray extended their lead after a ball was lifted back into the box from a loose ball and struck sweetly on the volley by Nick Humphreys.
The home side struck back just after the hour mark as substitute Alex Akofi burst through the defence knocked it past the rushed keeper and knocked it in.
A route one ball from the Cray keeper was lifted straight down the middle with the Brentwood defence caught asleep and Welford shot from the penalty spot saved by Bowles for a corner.
Brentwood got their equaliser six minutes from time as White’s byline cross was spilled by Behcet which fell to Ngandu to grab a deserved draw.
Brentwood Lineup: 1 Olly Bowles, 2 Jack Gardner, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Shad Ngandu, 7 Sam Bantick, 8 Daryl Robson, 9 Courtney White, 10 Sherwin Stanley (57), 11 Robbie Rees (57)
Subs: 12 Alex Akofi (57), 14 Jason Dobbs (57), 15 Christian Mbulu, 16 Callum Webb, 17 Danny Dafter
Cray Wanderers Lineup: 1 Darren Behcet, 2 Gianioulis Fakinos, 3 Jordan Bird, 4 Danny Lye ©, 5 Nick Humphreys, 6 Adrian Stone, 7 Gary Beckett, 8 Tom O’Conner (24), 9 Shaun Welford, 10 Ramone McRae, 11 Andre Marques,
Subs: 12 Dan Stubbs, 14 Steve Springgett, 15 Martin Dynan (24), 16 Ian Daly
The Lakeside Vortex Hammers got a draw at home to Poole Pirates after they overturned a four point deficit in the final heat at The Arena Essex.
‘The Hammers’ needed three points to strengthen their play-off hopes but ‘The Pirates’ spoiled the party in the home sides last home match of the season.
The host got proceedings underway with a race win for Captain Davey Watt but guests Cameron Woodward and Peter Kildemand were hot on his heels to split the heat three apiece.
‘The Southend Sensation’ Ben Morely and Adam Ellis gave Lakeside an early lead, Benji Compton was excluded after he fell and injured his finger as Morely edged Ellis to the line in their own race at the front.
Vaclav Milik jumped the gate and flipped the bike on race three. The re-run made it back to back maximums as Daniel King sped to victory as Richard ‘Awesome’ Lawson held off Janowski.
Poole bounced straight back with a 5-1 reverse with Woodward and reserve rider Kyle Newman as they caught out Lewis Bridger and Morely.
Watt got his second of the night and King almost made it a third maximum but fell on the final bend which allowed both Pirates to pick up second third and share the heat.
Bridger was first to bend one of race six but again had to share the points as Lawson pulled up with a chain problem.
Newman replaced Compton as he withdrew from the meeting. Guest Aaron Summers was beaten by the replacement and Josh Grajczonek took third to edge the race 4-2.
Bridger gained another heat win which restored ‘The Hammers’ four point lead after Lawson sneaked past Milik.
In the second reserve race Poole had no second rider with Compton out and Newman in the race. He got the best result the visitors could get as Newman beat both Morely and Ellis.
Watt made his hat-trick in heat ten but Summers struggled and Janowski and Milik snatched their opportunity and kept it tight with another split race.
Kildemand won race 11 but the hosts contained Poole with King and Lawson to pick up second and third for a trio of inseparable heats.
King’s Lyn guest Woodward brought the overall tie all level aided by in form Newman for a 5-1 reverse, to make three home points a mammoth task.
‘The Pirates’ went in front after a shock 5-1 reverse after Watt retired during lap one and Janowski won the race assisted by Kildemand as he shielded off the attack from King.
Heat 14 was the seventh split race of the night with Bridger’s third of the night after superb start line reactions from Bridger but Ellis fell on the first bend which kept Poole in the driving seat.
Despite ‘The Hammers’ unable to get three home points they did not disappoint in the final heat. The determination to not lose in front of the home crowd was huge, the first attempt was feisty with Bridger and King as they attacked the first bend. Janowski fell which stopped the race and Kildemand seemed to pull up shortly afterwards. Janowski excluded, Kildemand was allowed in the re-run by the referee followed by a frustrated crowd reaction.
At the second attempt both Bridger and King went out even harder. Bridger edged in front of Kildemand both at locker heads, on the final bend both riders touched which caused both to halt. Bridger reacted first as he had all night and King grasped the opportunity to slip into second and Kildemand parked metres from the finish line in uproar. He finally pushed his bike over the line after he confronted the track referee to level the meeting in a dramatic end to Lakeside’s home meets for the season.
Lakeside = 45
1. Davey Watt 3, 3, 3, R = 9
2. Aaron Summers (G) 0, 2, 0, 0 = 2
3. Richard Lawson 2′, R, 1, 1′ = 4+2
4. Lewis Bridger 1, 3, 3, 3, 3 = 13
5. Danny King 3, F, 2, 1, 2′ = 8+1
6. Ben Morley 3, 0, 2, 1 = 6
7. Adam Ellis 2′, 0, 1′, F = 3+2
Poole = 45
1. Peter Kildemand (G) 1′, 1′, 3, 2′, 1 = 8+3
2. Cameron Woodward (G) 2, 3, 2, 3 = 10
3. Vaclav Milik T, 2, 0, 1′ = 3+1
4. Josh Grajczonek 1′, 1, 0, 1′ = 3+2
5. Maciej Janowski 0, 2, 2, 3, Fx = 7
6. Benji Compton Fx = 0 Withdrawn
7. Kyle Newman 1, 1, 2′, 3, 3, 2′, 2 = 14+2
Lakeside win toss choose to defer to Heat 15.
Poole off 1 and 3 in Heat 1
Heat 01: Watt, Woodward, Kildemand, Summers 3-3 57.8
Heat 02: Re-run Morley, Ellis, Newman 5-1 8-4 60.3
Heat 03: Re-run King, Lawson, Newman, Janowski 5-1 13-5 58.9
Heat 04: Woodward, Newman, Bridger, Morley 1-5 14-10 59.0
Heat 05: Watt, Milik, Grajczonek, King fell 3-3 17-13 59.4
Heat 06: Bridger, Janowski, Kildemand, Lawson ret 3-3 20-16 58.8
Heat 07: Newman, Summers, Grajczonek, Ellis 2-4 22-20 60.5
Heat 08: Bridger, Woodward, Lawson, Milik 4-2 26-22 58.8
Heat 09: Newman, Morley, Ellis 3-3 29-25 60.5
Heat 10: Watt, Janowski, Milik, Summers 3-3 32-28 59.3
Heat 11: Kildemand, King, Lawson, Grajczonek 3-3 35-31 59.5
Heat 12: Woodward, Newman, Morley, Summers 1-5 36-36 59.5
Heat 13: Janowski, Kildemand, King, Watt ret 1-5 37-41 59.3
Heat 14: Bridger, Newman, Grajczonek, Ellis fell 3-3 40-44 58.7
Heat 15: Re-run Bridger, King, Kildemand 5-1 45-45 61.2
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Brentwood Town move up to seventh in the Ryman League North after they beat an in-form Wroxham 5-1 at The Brentwood Centre.
The visitors early lead from Christy Finch spurred the home side on as Sam Bantick’s brace was the spearhead for ‘The Blues’ aided with goals from Sherwin Stanley and late on Shad Ngandu.
Wroxham keeper Elliot Pride had a shaky start after he threw the ball straight to Sam Bantick on the edge of the box but was brought down, nothing given by the referee.
Brentwood conceded two dangerous free-kicks early on and struggled to deal with them as the ball went straight through the defence in the opening ten minutes.
Wroxham gained an early lead 17 minutes in, after right back Ben Lewis lofted a high ball to the back post which wasn’t dealt with by Captain Micheal Alaile and Finch coolly poked it past Ollie Bowles.
Brentwood equalised ten minutes later as a great whipped in free-kick from Ryan O’Rawe came off the head of defender Matthew Halliday due to pressure from Danny Dafter went in to the far corner.
Just after the half-hour mark a corner from Bantick was won by Danny Dafter, which hit the top of the crossbar.
In added time of the first half Wroxham’s goal scorer intercepted Jack Gardner and cut the ball back to striker partner Remy Gordon but struck straight at Bowles.
Brentwood went in front nine minutes in to the second half as a low whipped cross from Alex Akofi found Sherwin Stanley at the back post for a tap in.
Wroxham almost responded immediately as a loose ball over the top of the defence found Gordon but he blazed over.
The away sides strike force increased the pressure as Gordon again span his man and his first time shot was palmed away by Bowles.
Sam Bantick extended ‘The Blues’ lead with a free-kick 62 minutes in, with a low curled shot which caught the keeper unaware.
Brentwood put Wroxham further behind as substitute Courtney White flicked the ball through to Bantick to burst towards goal and lifted the ball over Pride for his second of the day. (72)
In injury time Brentwood added another as Akofi’s outside of the boot pass out wide to substitute Shad Ngandu cut inside his marker and slotted the ball inside the far post to cap off their first home league win.
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Bowles, 2 Gardner, 3 Baucutt, 4 Alaile, 5 O’Rawe, 6 Webb (56), 7 Dobbs (66), 8 Dafter, 9 Akofri, 10 Stanley (69), 11 Bantick
Substitutes: 12 Mbulu, 14 Ngandu (56), 15 White (69), 16 Robson (66), 17 Rees
Wroxham: 1 Elliot Pride, 2 Ben Lewis, 3 Danny Rust (84), 4 David Hinton, 5 Andrew Howell, 6 Matthew Halliday, 7 Jack Garrod, 8 Daniel White, 9 Daniel Shelf (58), 10 Christy Finch, 11 Remy Gordon