Old Southendian 3-1 Ongar Town
Old Southendian produced their best performance of the season to see off Ongar Town at Garon Park
Ongar arrived at unbeaten and top of the Essex Olympian League Premier Division table – A far cry from the hosts, looking to recover following three successive defeats.
But it was the home side who made the breakthrough. Mattias Tonking cleverly lifting into a gaping goal after the visitors’ goalkeeper Danny Haymes had attempted to nod clear after racing from his box.
Ongar levelled through Josh Boxall following a corner, but that seemed to galvanise the Old Boys. Tonking played in Callum Ludlaim who in turn restored the home sides advantage with a cool finish.
And he was soon at it again. A similar finish to secure three vital points.
Ludlaim should have claimed the match ball late on but sent his effort wide of the mark after bursting clear.
Delighted Old Boys boss, Altan Ali enthused: “It was a really good day all round, fantastic!
“Ongar are a really good footballing side They are looking to go through the leagues and they certainly came here to win.
“We turned up. They had a lot of the ball, but we sat in and looked comfortable.
“Now we have reversed our three losses, it was nice to prove ourselves against a good side who are at the top of the league.”