The University of East London 3rds will progress to the last 32 of the South Eastern Conference Plate with a dramatic 3-2 victory over University of Westminster 2nds, at Beckton District Park.
Yadgar Mahmoud gave UEL the lead in the first half with an accidental cross which ended up in the net. Westminster equalised with a long range shot but John Silva restored the lead just after.
UEL went 3-1 in front with a deserved goal from Jamie Hawthorne. The visitors piled on the pressure late on with a deflected goal which had UEL’s back to the wall for the final minutes of the game.
Due to the poor weather conditions chances were few and far between in the first half. Olly Soulsby mustered a chance on the edge of the box, as his shot was blocked by the feet of the keeper.
UEL had their chance of the half 18 minutes in as Soulsby received the ball from a throw in, with his back to goal turned and hit a fierce volley just over the bar.
The home side broke the deadlock just before the break as Mahmoud’s cross into the box swerved goalwards and the Westminster keeper could not keep it out.
The second half was full of chances. UEL almost increased their lead eight minutes in as Mahmoud’s low cross was met by Hawthorne, but blocked by the Polish keeper.
Silva nearly scored a great chance as he lifted the ball over the keeper, but fell just over the bar.
The away side equalised just after the hour mark as the Westminster centre midfielder burst past his man and struck a shot 20 yards out, bending away from Dan Hopkin and into the bottom corner.
UEL responded and regained their lead two minutes after as the ball was clipped to the far post where Silva unmarked, cut in back across goal to score.
The hosts controlled the following 15 minutes and extended their lead after a great driving run from Shaun Edwards was slotted into the path of Hawthorne to poke it past the keeper.
The away side did claim a consolation three minutes from time as a routine shot caught a wicked deflection and ended up in the top corner.
UEL saw out the tense minutes of injury time to progress to the next round of the cup, where they face either Queen Mary 4ths or London Met 1sts as they return to the league next week.
UEL Lineup: 1 Dan Hokin, 2 John Daly, 3 Luqman Adesina, 4 Jamie Fray (61 Micheal Osiguwa), 5 Liam Brady, 6 Kieran Baldwin, 7 Shaun Edwards, 8 John Silva, 9 Yadgar Mahmoud, 10 Olly Soulsby, 11 Jamie Hawthorne
Substitutes: Kane Taylor, Jamie Smith
Brentwood Town get back to winning ways after they won 2-0 away at Soham Town Rangers, with a controlled performance at The Julian Martin Lane.
Sherwin Stanley grabbed the opener on the half hour mark, with a header after numerous missed chances by the home side.
New signing Marcus Milner for ‘The Blues’ from Ware, scored on his debut with his second half strike which secured the three points for Brentwood.
The home side put pressure on Brentwood in the first five minutes as David Brown’s shot from the six yard box was blocked by Ollie Bowles, to deny Soham the lead.
A short corner allowed Soham to get a cross in far post for Captain Jordan Gent. His header hit the bar but referee deemed he used the Brentwood defender as leverage.
Soham almost took the lead after a great bit of skill from Brown, as he held the ball up and hit it on the half volley which trickled wide of the goal.
The hosts had a dangerous free-kick central to the goal 25 minutes in and it went just wide by Joel Abbs.
Brentwood took the lead against the run of play after an over hit cross from debutant Marcus Milner found Louis Baucutt, whose cross was met by Stanley to take the lead.
Within the second minute of the second half Sam Bantick’s cross found Stanley again but he miscued his header from inside the six yard box, which was a big let off for Soham.
Andy Palmer got passed Stokes and shot from the edge of the box which was parried by Bowles for a corner.
The resulted corner was palmed away again by Bowles after an overhead kick from Deakan Napier.
Just over 15 minutes to play and Ryan Sharman had a fortunate ball fall into his path but was denied a goal by an another amazing save from Bowles.
‘The Blues’ extended their lead with 14 minutes remaining on the counter-attack as Darryl Robson carried and offloaded it to Bantick, which he laid it off for debutant Marcus Milner to lash home from just inside the box.
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Christian Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes ©, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Darly Robson, 7 Marcus Milner (82), 8 Jason Dobbs (77), 9 Sherwin Stanley (77), 10 Sam Bantick, 11 Robbie Rees
Substitutes: 12 Jack Gardner, 14 Danny Dafner (82), 15 Andrew Joslin (77), 16 Yeshaya Lomotey (77), 17 Danny Aldwinkle
Soham Town Rangers Lineup: 1 Enol Ordonez, 2 Victor Torres, 3 Joe Aseni, 4 Ryan Sharman, 5 Jordan Gent ©, 6 Martin Bromwich, 7 Deakan Napier, 8 David Prada, 9 David Brown, 10 Andy Palmer, 11 Joey Abbs
Substitutes: 12 Alex Luque, 14 Marcus Hall (82), 15 Andres Gutierrez, 16 Kojo Ofori-Gyasi
University of East London 1st remain unbeaten with their first home victory as they won 3-1 against University College of London 1st at their new ground Beckton Royal Park.
Right back Stefan Wright gave UEL the lead with a cool finish, UCL equalised with a strike but centre back Namdi Harold-Egole put UEL back in front and Johan Caney-Brown wrapped up the points as scored round the keeper.
UEL had to play with ten men due to an injury with all substitutes used up then had to go down to nine men with five minutes to go with another injury.
UEL took the lead 13 minutes in as Dillan Stephenson dribbled past two players and laid off Wright whose cross eventually found its way back to Wright to finish in the bottom corner.
Just after the half hour mark UCL nearly equalised as the ball was lifted over the defence and then dinked over Richie Robins which bounced off the post and cleared by Harold-Egole.
The visitors did get their equaliser two minutes later as the UCL winger was fortunate on two tackles to keep the ball which he gave to his teammate to lash home despite Robins’ palm.
UEL regained the lead five minutes before half time as a corner from Stefan Neilson was knocked down in the box and Harold-Egole reacted first to head past the keeper.
In the second half UEL controlled the game and five minutes into the half nearly extended their lead as Ousmane Kone headed across goal to Neilson whose shot on the volley was somehow kept out.
The home side got their third goal as Shahid Kasako put a ball through for Caney-Brown which he broke the offside trap went round the keeper and cut it in from a tight angle.
Just five minutes after the UEL substitutes Harold-Egole could not continue as he pulled up with cramp so they continued with ten men.
UEL had a shuffle around as Stephenson moved to right back and Neilson into midfield.
With five minutes remaining Neilson was hurt in a challenge which meant he could not continue so UEL were down to nine men but held on in the final minutes to make it two wins in two.
UEL Lineup: 1 Richie Robins ©, 2 Darren Hammond, 3 Stefan Wright, 4 Jaden Osei-Bonsu (11th Shafik Walusimbi), 5 Nnandi Harold-Egole, 6 Shahid Kasako (62 Ade Joshua), 7 Siao Levi-Blackwood, 8 Stefan Neilson, 9 Ousmane Kone (62 James Awokaya), 10 Dillan Stephenson, 11 Johan Caney-Brown
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)