Match Reports

2018-19 EOL Pre-Season Friendly & Training Schedule Announced

Pre-Season training will commence on Monday 9th July 2018 at The Drive, Warley from 7-15 to 8-45 and continue every Monday and Thursday until the end of August. The following pre-season friendlies have been arranged : Sat 14th July – Away – Toby -2pm kick off Weds 25th July – Home – White Ensign – 7.45 kick off Sat 28th July – Away – Laindon Orient  – 2pm kick off Weds 1st August – Home – Shoebury Town – 7.45 kick off Sat 4th August – Home – Leigh Town- 2pm kick off Sat 11th August – Home – Westhamians –...
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EOL Reserves secure 3rd place

Dominic Barretts EOL reserves last night ended the season on a high after wining the shoot out for 3rd place against Catholic Res’s 3-1. Goals from Josh Russell, Kishan Sackey and a 20 yard thunderbolt from Luke Williamson (who appears to have found his level) ensured the 3 points were acquired. We hope now that the anticipated changes to the EOL constitution will result in a well deserved elevation to Division 4 for the reserves. The previous night also saw victory for the 1st team who travelled to Harold Hill in their penultimate match of the season and secured the 3...
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Results 10th March 2018

Not  a great day all told. 2 draws and 2 defeats. With both Vets Teams (A & B) drawing heir games 1-1 (Campbell) against Collier Row and 0-0 versus Gt Baddow, respectively. The EOL res’s lost 2-1 (Obi) at promotion rivals Catholic Res. and an understrength 1st team on the end of 5-0 drubbing by FC Hamlets. Nuff said

Results 10th February 2018

The Vets A take centre stage this week after their 7-1 drubbing of Harold Hill. Ade Agunbiade (2), Francis Wight, Glen Southgate (2), Martin King and Dan Walker with the goals. An under strength EOL 1st XI battled bravely against promotion hopefuls Gt Baddow but lost to the odd goal in 5 with Will Marlowe and sub Gavan Hammerton on target for The Blues. After dispatching high flyers Leigh Ramblers last week the Vets B were hoping to cement their promotion challenge against lowly Fullbrook Royals but came unstuck in another 5 goal thriller. Daniel Kirby and the long serving Steve Luck...
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Results 3rd February 2018

Not the best of days for Shenfields various XI’s with 3 defeats, 1 win and a postponement to boot. After the EOL Reserves games fell foul of the local precipitation in Bishops Stortford it was left to the remaining sides to carry the Blue flag.   The Williamson Sisters took the EOL 1st XI to in form Catholic looking to inflict something of a shock on their hosts in Essex Premier Cup quarter final. Sadly it wasn’t to be as they went down 5-1 to their Premier league counterparts. The Vets A gave leaders Little Thurrock Dynamos a scare as they lost out by the odd...
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Results 27th January 2018

Good win for the EOL reserves as they won 4-2 at Old Barkabbeyans. Goalscorers unavailable at time of going to press. The 1st XI were soundly beaten by run away league leaders Buckhurst Hill 4-1. George Cunningham scoring for Shenfield direct from a corner. This week, weather permitting, sees a full round of fixtures with the 1st XI travelling to Catholic in the Essex Premier Cup quarter final, the EOL res’s off to Bishops Stortford Swifts, the Vets A travel to Little Thurrock Dynamos, the Vets B at home to Leigh Ramblers and the Geriatrics away to Horndon (assuming they can get a side out)....
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Match Report against Little Oakley scribed by Alex Broadbridge

Marlowe cracks Acorns defence! Having played Little Oakley (“The Acorns”) this time in the cup two seasons ago and losing narrowly 1-0, it was a much anticipated match to set right our past failings and make the long trip down to their ground a worthwhile journey ! The match started at a high tempo with both teams creating some slick passing moves to test out each defence. After the game had settled, Shenfield looked the more likely team to score with most of the possession and several chances coming through good passing moves down each wing involving Ben Absolon and...
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Results 6th January 2018

2018 kicked off with 2 games and 2 postponements with the EOL reserves games at Oracle Components being pushed back to this Saturday and the Geriatrics home match falling foul of the counsel. That left the 1st XI to fly the Blue flag which they dully did over at Runwell Sports whilst recording a 2-0 victory. A goal from Ben Absolon and a strike from returning crowd favourite Billy Texiera made up the numbers. Mark Tarpletts high flying Vets B were given a set back in their quest for promotion following a defeat by the odd goal in 5 at Leigh...
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Results 2nd Dec 2017

Mixed bag this past weekend with the EOL Res’s deserved of top billing following their 5-0 thumping away to Dagenham. Matthew Taiwo with a hat-trick, Jimmy Brett and player manager Dominic Barrett on the score sheet. The Vets A also strolled to victory following a 3-0 victory over Blackmore. Martin King with a brace and a goal from Glenn Southgate making up the numbers. The EOL 1st XI went down 3-0 at home to league leaders Buckhurst Hill and the Vets over 45’s faired no better following their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Frenford in the Geriatrics Cup. Some dubious goalkeeping attributing to...
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Results 25th November 2017

In the big local derby Hutton secured bragging rights as they trounced Shenfield 4-0 in a one sided display. The Reserves faired better as they secured the double over Southend Sports following a 3-1 win at The Drive. Goals from Brett and a brace from Doctrove making up the numbers. The Vets 1 drew 2-2 with Frenford and the Vets B secured ye another victory with a 5-3 win at Leigh Ramblers.

Quiz Night

An excellent night was had by all on Saturday at the clubs quiz night. Expertly hosted by our Chairman Simon Hearn, the quiz resulted in victory for team “Where is Dave Churchill”. The final league table looked as follows:   Where is Dave Churchill 133 1 She was only VI 126 2 Muggy Melts 124 3 The Late Comers 124 3 Rug Munchers 113 5 Mickys Muppets 112 6 Find Dom 109 7 Team Good Looking 98 8 £260 raised. Well done to organisers and winners.

Results 20th October 2017

A full house of positive results on Saturday with wins for all our sides with the exception of the Super Vets who were on a SAGA break. The EOL 1st XI recorded their biggest win of the season against against bottom of the table Runwell. Marlowe and Sumner each with a brace and a neat finish from Ben Absolon (please see Bens eloquent match report on the match report page) making up the scorers. Dominic Barretts Reserves entered the last 32 of the Essex Junior Cup following their 3-1 victory over Galleywood Res’s. Conteh, Taiwo and Dom himself with the...
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1st Team Match report from the match against Runwell courtesy of Ben Absolon

October 21st Shenfield AFC vs Runwell Sports Shenfield were looking to bounce back from a damaging defeat to Great Baddow which had left Kevin Williamson questioning some of his player’s desire. In many respects this was the perfect game as Runwell sat bottom of the league due to a manager and player re-shuffle. Shenfield started strongly and on the front foot no doubt with the manager’s team talk still ringing loudly in their ears. The game ebbed and flowed at a frantic pace for the first five minutes until Will Marlowe found some space on the right wing, after beating...
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Results 7th October 2017

3 wins from 4 this last weekend and the other result, a 1-1 draw for the EOL 1st XI (Marlowe), ensured we were undefeated. Dominic Barretts 2nd XI continued their goalscoring frenzy with a 7-2 win at Herongate res’s. Snellin (2), Stockholm, Bauckham, Conteh (2), Dobson and Doctrove on the scoresheet. The Vets A, having no game, promoted Mick Tarling to Supervets for their fixture against Horndon and he repaid their faith with a goal in the 4-1 victory. Martin Henderson with a brace and rare goal from the evergreen Stepano Fillippo making up the numbers. The Vets B gained another notable...
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Results 30th September 2017

The EOL Res’s take centre stage this week following their 10-0 thrashing of Barnston Res’s in 1st round of the Essex Junior Cup. Goal scorers will be published on the Results page but I understand that player manager Dominic Barrett set three up. The EOL 1st team also had a useful league victory away to OC’s where goals from Josh Sumner (2), a stunner from player manager Luke Williamson and the winner from substitute Sam Lock. The Vets A completed a lifeless bore draw against Collier Row whilst the Vets B made it two in two with victory at home to Archers...
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Match Report: 9th September 2017 – 1st Team

On Saturday we hosted Sungate who are newly promoted after winning Division 2 last season.  It was also our first game on the new 3G pitch we have moved to this season and,  as expected, was a very open game, end to end game for the whole 90 minutes.    Shenfield started off on top and had a few chances to take the lead which we then accomplished through good passing down the left hand side to which Ollie Dingli set up Will Marlowe for an easy tap in to go 1-0 up. Shenfield then kept the pressing the Sungate...
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Match Report: 2nd September 2017 – Reserves

Shenfield 2nds began the season entertaining Springfield FC at the Drive. The aim was for Shenfield to carry on from where they left off last season, and they didn’t disappoint. Despite Springfield 1sts last year claiming the Premier Division title, and the club expected to field two strong squads this season, Shenfield on the day had too much firepower, and went in an impressive 5-0 up at half time. From the off , Shenfield were both organised and clinical,  having drafted in Tom Oliver and Chris Waterhouse to the backline,  in addition to those that had featured in pre-season, Matthew...
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Results 13th May 2017

And so it came to pass….and with it Shenfields last shot at silverware. So the season concluded on a sombre note with the Vets over 45’s exiting the League Management Trophy at the Semi Final stage following a 4-0 reverse at the hands of Harold Hill. Now that the season has concluded it falls to me, on behalf of the Clubs Committee, to thank all those players, managers, officers and other non playing personnel in and outside of the club who have contributed in various ways to ensure that the season has been a success. Special thanks here to the laundry...
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Results 6th May 2017

Luke and Kevin Williamson took charge of the final game of the season at champions Basildon and secured an unlikely 2-1 victory courtesy of goals from Josh Sumner and Alex Broadbridge in the last 5 minutes. The result meant that they finished in a highly creditable 3rd place in Senior Div 1. Not quite enough for promotion, but with the EOL due to discuss the divisional constitution for next season in the next couple of weeks who knows. Any how, well done to Luke and Kevin on what must be seen as a successful campaign and a springboard for next season where we hope...
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Results 29th April 2017

Super Sub Bill Texiera  grabbed the headlines and the match ball on Saturday after smashing 5 second half goals as the EOL 1’s beat Newbury Forest 8-2. Jimmy “Basher” Brett, Josh Sumner and Will Marlowe making up the numbers. The win gives the 1sts an outside chance of finishing 3rd if they beat champions Basildon this weekend. John Hendersons Geriatrics saw off Old Parmetarians Res’s in another closely fought contest finally coming through 9-1. Perry Charles helping himself to 4 goals (although some say it should have been 44) with singletons coming from Jason Swan, Mick Tarling, Paul Allmark and a brace...
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Results 8th April 2017

Goals from Terry Monksfield and Perry Charles were insufficient to beat Chelmer Vets as the Vets B concluded their miserable season following a 3-2 defeat. Well done to both Matt Reagan and Steve Holt in completing their fixtures in what has been a trying season. The EOL 1st XI travelled to London APSA in search of 3 points which would cement their position in the top 4, but had to settle for a point following their 3-3 draw. Will Marlowe bagging a hatrick for Shenfield in what we hope will be the first of many. The Super Vets will look to complete their League Management trophy match...
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Results 25th March 2017

Two goals from Will Marlowe and further strikes from George Cunningham, Jimmy Brett and Alex Tredgett saw Shenfield comfortably home against Newham United who were without a recognised goalkeeper. Next up for the Williamson Sisters are Gt Baddow at The Drive this coming Saturday. With the Vets A games awarded to the home side following Old Parmetarians inability to field a side, it was left to the Super Vets to make it a clean sweep of victories which they were unable to accomplish following a 6-1 reverse at the hands of Chipping Ongar. That game concluded John Hendersons teams league campaign which...
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Results 18th March 2017

Despite goals from Ben Absolon and Alex Tredgett Shenfield were unable to move further away from the drop zone as they went down 3-2 to fellow strugglers Old Chelmsfordians. The Williamson Sisters, Luke and Kevin, will be hoping to secure their Div 1 status with this Saturdays home match against relegated Newham. Dominic Barretts EOL Reserves dispatched bottom club Leytonstone 5-0 in their final contest of the season and in doing so secured  fourth place in the table. Only time will tell following publication of the league constitution whether that will be enough to bring promotion to Div 4. Goals from...
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Results 11th March 2017

An under strength EOL 1st team squad travelled across the divide to play rivals Hutton FC and returned empty handed following a 3-0 defeat. Nuff said. The Vets A, on the other hand, smacked 7 past the hapless Hutton Old Boys goalkeeper. Gregory Campbell with a hat-trick, Agunbiade with a brace and further goals from King and Daniel Catterick (gasp, choke, splutter…) making up the tally. Hutton did trouble the scorers with 3 of their own. Dominic Barretts EOL Reserves bucked the trend by cruising to a 3-0 victory over Newbury Forest goals from Russell, Thwala and …. wait for it…....
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Results 25th February 2017

Not a great weekend for Shenfields Fab Five with it beginning with the cancellation of the Vets B’s game against Catholic, which was probably the best result of the day. In the 4th round of the EOL Senior Cup Shenfield faced the mighty Frenford Senior, who occupied 2nd place in the Premier League. The teams were evenly matched on the 3G plastic at St Martins School with both goalkeepers keeping clean sheets going into extra time. Despite Frenford taking an early lead, Shenfields sub William Marlow turned the game on its head with 2 goals to put them 2-1 up...
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Results 11th February 2017

The EOL 1st teams inconsistent season took another turn as they went down 2-1 at home to improved Runwell Sports. Jimmy Brett bagging the only goal.   In a ding battle against Pavillion Untd the vets Res’s still couldn’t get a win and went down by the odd goal in 7. Holt, with a brace, and Tarpling on target.   The Super Vets missing their disabled body keepers succumbed 3-0 to league leaders Frenford Untd.  


The club are pleased to announce the launch of its new website, courtesy of Mike Hudson, the son of one of our founder members, the legendary Steve “Huddo” Hudson, arguably Shenfields finest ever keeper. Certainly their finest cider drinker ! Please browse the site and if you have any recommendations or suggestions please e-mail them to me at the link on the contacts page. We will try to maintain the site as often as possible and will attempt to feature match reports from players and “ghost writers”. Which I might add will be vetted before publication in order to prevent...
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Match Report: 29th October 2016

Apologies for the intermittent posts on the clubs website. This is down to a firewall issue which only allows occasional access rights. To this effect we would welcome any approach from a web designer (we can pay modest sums for labour etc.) or company that would be prepared to construct a new site. Please contact me at for further information. This week saw a mixed bag of results with the stand our result coming in the Essex Premier Cup where the EOL 1st team beat Runwell Hospital 5-2. Scorers unavailable at going to press. The EOL reserves travelled to Dagenham...
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Match Report: 17th September 2016

Shenfield gained temporary bragging rights following their 2-1 victory over neighbours Hutton. Goals from Sumner and Texeira securing a 2-1 home win for the first time since the 2006/7 season. The Reserves failed to transfer their league form against May & Baker in the res cup and were dispatched 4-0, Although the scoreline did not reflect the nature of the game which was much closer than it suggests. The Vets A lost out by the odd goal in 9 (yes 9) against Harold Wood with substitute Ade Agunbiade  scoring a hattrick and Shenfield stalwart Robbie Edwards (aka Collins) bagging the other...
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Match Report: 10th September 2016

A good start to the season saw Shenfields Olympian league squad emerge with another brace of victories. The 1st team followed up their 3-1 cup victory against Ongar last week with the same score line against Galleywood. Bill Tex (2) and Josh Sumner with the goals. The EOL Reserves went goal crazy again and added a further 7 (to the 4 they scored against Hernogate last week) as they thumped Southend Sports without reply. Liam Snellin (4),  Terry Bauckham (2) and 1 from young Alex Tredgett (offspring of the infamous Darren – but with skill and height) making it a maximum 6 points for the res’s....
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