Old Southendian Football Club were well represented as the Essex Olympian League made FA Inter League Cup progress at the expense of the Essex & Suffolk Border League in a well-contested encounter at Harlow Town’s Pardus Wealth Stadium.
Ryan Stillwell skippered the league’s representative side, while Neil Maclean, Jack Mead, Ben Marrable and Jonny Pitts featured for the entire ninety minutes, helping their side to a 3-2 second-round success, during which Mead was on the scoresheet.
Old Boys’ boss, Altan Ali, was delighted to see so many of his players involved: “It reflects well upon the football club that we have so many players selected,” he told Yellow Sport.
“The lads played throughout the games and it was great to see Ryan handed the armband and Jack get amongst the goals.”
Rayleigh Town Reserves 1-1 Old Southendian Reserves
Meanwhile, at Rayleigh Town Sports & Social Club, Old Southendian’s second string was denied all three Olympian League Division Two points by a late equaliser from the home side.
George Brown had given the Old Boys a first-half lead. The result leaves the Garon Park-based club hovering precariously above the relegation zone on goal difference, ahead of AS Rawreth and Leigh Ramblers Reserves, who occupy the bottom two places.