Nothing jammy about Maldon and Tiptree’s win
Maldon and Tiptree blew away Braintree Town with a thumping 19-0 victory which sees The Jammers top Division A with a massive goal difference.
Following on from a narrow 2-1 win over Romford a week earlier, Maldon and Tiptree now hold a goal difference of plus 20 after just two games.
Against Essex neighbours Braintree, Maldon and Tiptree ran riot with six goal scorers, three hat-tricks and a double hat-trick to lead the division.
As for Braintree, they haven't had it easy as it is, losing 5-1 in game week one to a strong-looking Aveley team. The only encouragement would be that their next league fixture is against struggling Dagenham & Redbridge, who have yet to get a point.
Aveley maintained their positive start to the campaign to lie in second place.
Following on from a comfortable opening day win, Aveley kept their
momentum going with a 3-1 win over Concord Rangers.
Concord have had a mixed start to the season and find themselves in mid-
table, despite winning 4-0 on the opening day.
In the game of the day, Boreham Wood took on Brightlingsea Regent in a
great contest which finished 5-5.
Both sides came into the game with wins already under their belt. Boreham Wood scored seven goals against Lowestoft in their opener.
Boreham Wood failed to hold the lead at any stage in the game and quickly trailed 2-0 when Dylan Wylie scored a first half brace for Regent.
Their character was well and truly on display as they responded swiftly to level the game with two set plays.
Jack Bruce restored Brightlingsea Regent’s lead with a fabulous 25-yard free-kick into the far corner which the R’s were convinced was the goal which would take them into the half in front.
Boreham Wood had other ideas as a late goal on the brink of half time saw the score-line at the break read 3-3, with more goals still to come.
Regent bagged two more goals after the interval through Rob Sloan, one of them from the penalty spot, to lead 5-3.
Boreham Wood continued to press their opposition and did not let up in the closing stages, scoring twice to equalise in the dying minutes of the game to share the points.
Brightlingsea Regent’s head coach Jon Taylor was lost for words after the game saying: “Games like that are not good for the coach’s health!”
Elsewhere, Ipswich Wanderers responded to last week’s defeat to
Brightlingsea Regent with a 3-1 win over Redbridge Youth.
The hosts, in their traditional blue, were in control of proceedings for the
majority of the game and will be glad to get their first points of the season on the table.
Redbridge, on the other hand, who played their first game of the season on Wednesday because their opener with Dagenham and Redbridge was
postponed, will rue the chance to get a positive early result.
Dagenham & Redbridge kicked off their season in poor fashion with a 6-1 loss to local rivals Romford Blue.
This leaves Romford in a more favourable position after their opening day defeat, lying in fifth place, whereas the Daggers are flirting with the bottom of the table.
Barking found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline against
Lowestoft Town to suffer their second successive defeat. Victory takes the Suffolk outfit up two places into seventh, whilst Barking are off the bottom due to Braintree Town’s heavy defeat.
Reports: Robert Barlow, Ciaran McLoughlin, Kirshon Wilkins