Match Reports

Witham Mens Academy
2023/2024 Season

Scorer(s): Lee 'Widdle' Ward

Player of the Match: Scott Howe Burke

Witham academy faced upminster 5th team.

A very strong and experienced Upminster team took the advantage against Witham despite some strong defending especially by left back and man of the match Scott Howe burke, Upminster got the break through and scored from open play on 11 minutes.

Upminster continued to attack and their player was brought down and a penalty flick was awarded, to which Jon Joyce stepped to his left and saved.

Very soon after Witham attacked and won a short corner and despite all efforts from upminster the shot from Lee Ward couldn't be kept out. During the second half Witham continued to attack but to no avail and the match played out to a 1-1 draw.

Scorer(s): Keane Dunnage

Player of the Match: Eddie Spooner

On Witham academy travelled to old loughtonians 7th team. Witham academy turned out against old loughtonians with pretty much a new team from last season with just a few old faces returning captained by Richard dunnage.

Witham started off slowly and old loughts attacked well penetrating the D on numerous occasions with but was shut out with great keeping by Jon Joyce with the defence of Lee Ward, Martin Lawrence and man of the match Eddie Spooner. Towards the end of the first half Witham started to press and won a short corner, the ball was pulled out to Richard Dunnage and was then quicky pushed back to Jamie Moore who only just put wide.

At the start of the second half Old Loughts started as they started the first half very strongly and was quickly rewarded with a goal, after the goal Witham pushed hard for a goal, after a great ball putting Keane Dunnage through which the keeper saved twice before Keane put the ball in the bottom corner of the game. Towards the end of the game Old Loughts pushed for a goal but Witham held strong and saw the game out for a 1-1 draw earning their first point of the season.

2022/2023 Season

Scorer(s): James Mullane

Player of the Match: Keane Dunnage

Witham academy travelled to Maldon, despite having the majority of the play they unfortunately lost 3-1.

On a positive note Witham played with five fathers and sons on the pitch, Richard dunnage, Keane Dunnage, James Mullane, Edward Mullane, David Grainger, Edward Grainger, Jamie Moore, Jacob Moore, Martin Painter and Joshua Painter