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Vets Season off to a Flier

After a classically erratic pre-season, Beacon Hill Vets certainly hit the ground

running on Saturday in their first league fixture of the season. Leigh Utd were the

victims of a ruthless Rovers performance: a debut double from Kevin Wilson, a mere

double from traditional scorer Jonny Saunders were topped off with strikes from Dave

Shelley and Toby Legg in a 6-1 away win. Back at the Hill Rovers were ruled by the town

boys as both Chingford Town and Rayleigh Town inflicted 0-4 defeats on the Firsts and

Ressies respectfully. Sunday saw Beacon’s Women squad into competitive action too as

they started with a tough County Cup tie away at Southend Utd. An excellent

performance nearly pulled off a remarkable result but the entertaining 4-5 defeat

certainly sets up the season in a positive light for the Rovers.


Saturday morning saw Hill’s u7s at Springfield for a mini-tournament and all their

games remained in the balance to keep the supporters entertained. Again Hill’s team play

was superb. This ethos was also on display on Sunday as Beacon’s u8s beat Tollesbury 7-

0, the u9s defeated Writtle 4-2 and the u10s completed the mini-soccer hat-trick with

a 5-2 win against Maldon Saints. The older boys had a tough game at long-term rivals

Springfield u15s and came away disappointed with the result (1-2) but pleased with the

overall performance.


Some thanks are due. A year ago when the nascent Clubroom first opened its doors

Matt Wilsher took on the role as Licensee. Joined by Lexi Williams they both set about

making the Clubroom project work and have done the job brilliantly, what a great space

it is to celebrate our victories and drown our loss sorrows (before blaming the referee!).

Lexi in particular did a fantastic job with the 100 years celebration and the Euros.

Matt’s new business ventures and baby girl demand attention and Lexi is getting back

into her courses. The new licensees will be Ryan and Kelly Harvey as the Club settles into

the new rhythm of a regular season.


Beacon Hill are in the Tesco Bags For Life Fundraising at Witham so if you’re shopping

in the area pop in and drop a few of the blue discs into our box, it looks like we’re equal

second at the moment so a few more votes might make all the difference.


Merf