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Spartak showing strong early formBattling point sends out message to rivals

By Essex Chronicle  |  Posted: September 20, 2012

  • GOAL: Dave Patterson scores past Steven Baddow's Hodgkinson

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Premier Division

BADDOW Spartak have made a bright start to the new campaign and a 2-2 draw with William de Ferrers means they have four points apiece as they both look like being tough opponents for any team in this division.

Daen Ingas provided the shock result of the day by beating last season's champions Priory Sports 2-1.

Highfield Victoria were leading Broomfield by a solitary goal up until 65 minutes before four goals in twelve minutes saw them rap up a comfortable victory in the end. Broomfield scored a late penalty after Darren Hawes, David Hawes, Kevin Hawes, James Brady and Anthony Heard did the damage.

Ongar claimed their first win of the season at the expense of Hatfield Swan Inn, winning by four goals to two. Luke Eatwell (two), Sam Raven and Nick Pegg were on target for the hosts while Sean Parsons and Chaz Ayles scored for Hatfield.

Division One

NEWLY promoted Goldhanger Argyle look to be finding this season very tough as they are yet to record a victory from their opening three games. They lost 3-2 to new-boys Walnut Tree in a tough outing.

Marconi Leisure earned another three points after defeating Gallow United 2-0. The hosts look to have started the season in confident fashion as they look to push on for honours. New signing Craig Woodhatch and Duncan Childs both scored in the first-half.

Norton are now at the summit after an excellent 4-1 win over Infield. Paul Cousins bagged a hat-trick and Adam Murphy also managed to get on the score sheet.

Runwell & Bromfords Reunion are off the mark in the division after a comfortable 4-1 over Howbridge Swifts. Last season's club top goalscorer Matt Clubb was amongst the goals alongside Nick Joyce, Ryan Barnard and Conor Doyle.

Division Two

AFTER two successive promotions Woodham Athletic Reserves claimed their third straight win to ensure a 100% start to the season. This time their opponents were Athletico Billericay as it finished 1-0.

Little Baddow destroyed Great Baddow 7-1 to keep up their strong opening to the season and leave the visitors pointless after two outings.

Old Chelmsfordians earned a good victory over a decent Brookhouse side by winning 2-0. Paul Tiffen and a Stuart Lockwood penalty secured the points for the home team.

Rivermead are finding life in the higher tier hard to handle as they slumped to a third loss in a row. Little Waltham were the visitors who struck five times as Francis Kyan grabbed Rivermead's only goal in a 5-1 defeat.

Woodham Radars and M & G played out an eight-goal thriller as it ended 4-4. New signings Martin Young (two) and Ian Ellis were on the score sheet for M & G as they sit in mid-table after two games. Radars remain undefeated.

Division Three

BROOMFIELD Reserves beat Margaretting 1-0 thanks to Lee Ladlow's forty-yard lob in a tight encounter.

Howbridge Swifts Reserves beat Writtle Manor 3-2 to earn their first points this season.

Ongar United Reserves sit at the top of the pile at this early stage after a comfortable 4-1 win over Priory Sports Reserves. Britton, Hayes, Jarvis and an own goal did it for the visitors as Will Locker netted for Priory.

Springfield United let a two-goal lead slip after a Woodham Radars Reserves fight-back but regained their composure to seal four 4-2 victory. Dan Pocklington and Ian Smith were the Radars


Division Four

Carpenters Arms secured an easy 3-0 win at Woodham Radars A's disbursement to claim their first three points of the campaign.

Marconi Leisure defeated Daen Ingas Reserves 4-0 as they have four points from three appearances.

William de Ferrers Reserves are the only side in the division to hold a 100 per cent win-rate after a 3-2 win over E2V Mannex.

New team Hatfield Swan Inn Reserves were involved in an eleven-goal encounter but unfortunately for them they only managed four to Old Chelmsfordians Reserves seven. Ross Lamb netted three goals and the scoring was completed by Bayley, Kemp, Farnworth and Yavuz. The OC's have had 25 goals scored in their opening three games.

Margaretting Reserves late collapse saw them slip to a 6-0 defeat to Queens Park (Hannakins).

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