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
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.