New Season Highs for Beacon Hill
It may have been a confusion of on-off weeks with covid casting its diversionary grip over last season’s 20-21 fixtures but Beacon Hill teams refused to be distracted and collectively managed to produce a set of highly impressive league performances. The Club’s senior teams marked the Centenary Year with league positions to be proud of. The Men’s and Women’s First teams both secured promotion. The Men were runners-up and now ply their trade to Division One of the Olympian League, Beacon’s highest ever status. Hill’s Women returned after a single season’s absence to the Premier Division of the Essex League as Champions of Division One (East). The Men’s Reserves also got promoted and will play in Division One of the Mid-Essex League, a measure of the Club’s progress on the pitch being that only six years ago this was the status of the First Team. Rovers’ youth section also could be proud that both their u16 teams were at the highest level with the boys finishing second; Hills highest league position for their oldest youth teams.
The next few weeks will see a flurry of pre-season friendlies for Hill’s teams including the Vets and the newly formed Development Squad, based on last season’s u16s, who will play in the Mid-Essex League Division Five. Rovers youth teams will start to get into the action too whilst the Club’s Walking Football teams continue their summer campaigns. The new Clubroom hasn’t been idle hosting a series of socials including a couple of successful BBQs; watch this space for further events organised by Clubroom Steward, Lexi Williams.
The serious League action started on the 14th when the Men’s Firsts played Leigh Town, last season’s champions and put on a battling show despite going down 1-3. All the positive vibes then came together last Saturday with a stunning 2-1 win at home over Snaresbrook, a result which gives encouragement for the coming season, Beacon Hill’s 101st!