2004-05

2004-05

Essex Senior League

1. Enfield Town 28 20 6 2 62 21 66
2. Burnham Ramblers 28 21 2 5 63 34 65
3. Waltham Abbey (-1) 28 19 2 7 61 29 58
4. Barkingside 28 16 7 5 62 31 55
5. Romford 28 16 5 7 56 40 53
6. Southend Manor 28 14 5 9 51 44 47
7. Basildon United 28 14 4 10 42 31 46
8. Sawbridgeworth Town 28 11 9 8 47 36 42
9. Concord Rangers 28 12 3 13 50 44 39
10. Bowers & Pitsea 28 9 7 12 53 53 34
11. Stansted 28 7 4 17 41 74 25
12. Eton Manor 28 6 3 19 34 62 21
13. London APSA 28 5 4 19 33 72 19
14. Brentwood Town 28 3 7 18 30 66 16
15. Hullbridge Sports 28 1 4 23 22 70 7

Waltham Abbey have just completed their most successful season in Senior Football History. Finishing in their highest ever league position at this level, the team led the Essex Senior League until the New Year, when sadly a run of 6 matches without a win put paid to the Championship aspirations.  The club were also deducted 1 point for an administration error.  In the Cups however it was a different story.  The Gorden Brasted Memorial Trophy became the first ESL silverware on the mantel piece when Burnham Ramblers were defeated on their own ground following a 0-0 draw.  Penalties decided the destination of the Trophy.  At Barkingside FC on a hot Bank Holiday Monday in June the team completed a cup double beating local rivals Enfield Town convincingly 4-1 in the League Cup to quash their double hopes.  Waltham Abbey became the first club to win both the Gorden Brasted and League Cups in one season.  Next up came the held over Roy Bailey Memorial Trophy Final.  South Midlands team and former rivals St Margaretsbury provided the opposition on their home ground.  A 3-0 win saw another trophy in the cabinet.   And finally the club travelled to Brentford FC and Griffin Park to meet Ruislip Manor to contest the final of the Middlesex Millennium Trophy.  The icing on the cake was achieved when Burbridge and Elmes put the tie beyond doubt in the first 20 minutes. 2-0 the final score.  The celebrations went on into the early hours as the club celebrated 4 cups in one season, a fine achievement by anyone’s standards.  Striker Billy Holland also won the Don Douglas trophy for league, leading goalscorer.

 

Results

W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  3   0  Hullbridge Sports Saturday, 14 August 2004
W Premier Division Romford  1   3  Waltham Abbey Tuesday, 17 August 2004
W Premier Division Burnham Ramblers  2   3  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 21 August 2004
W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  4   2  Brentwood Town Saturday, 28 August 2004
W Premier Division Bowers & Pitsea  0   2  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 04 September 2004
W League Cup Group B Hullbridge Sports  1   2  Waltham Abbey Tuesday, 07 September 2004
W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  5   0  London APSA Saturday, 11 September 2004
W League Cup Group B Waltham Abbey  3   0  Bowers & Pitsea Tuesday, 14 September 2004
W Premier Division Concord Rangers  0   1  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 18 September 2004
W League Cup Group B Waltham Abbey  3   1  Basildon United Tuesday, 21 September 2004
W F.A. Vase
2nd Qualifying Round
Thetford Town  1   4  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 25 September 2004
D Premier Division Waltham Abbey
-1 point
 2   2  Barkingside Saturday, 02 October 2004
W League Cup Group B Waltham Abbey  5   1  Hullbridge Sports Tuesday, 05 October 2004
W The Gorden Brasted Memorial Trophy
Round 1
Waltham Abbey  4   1  Sawbridgeworth Town Saturday, 09 October 2004
W League Cup Group B Bowers & Pitsea  0   1  Waltham Abbey Wednesday, 13 October 2004
W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  3   0  Basildon United Saturday, 16 October 2004
L F.A. Vase
Round 1
Edgware Town  2   1  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 23 October 2004
D League Cup Group B Basildon United  1   1  Waltham Abbey Tuesday, 26 October 2004
W Premier Division Eton Manor  1   3  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 30 October 2004
W London FA Senior Cup
Round 2
Romford  0   3  Waltham Abbey Tuesday, 02 November 2004
W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  3   0  Southend Manor Saturday, 06 November 2004
W Essex FA Senior Cup
Round 3
Waltham Abbey  4   0  Concord Rangers Tuesday, 16 November 2004
W The Gorden Brasted Memorial Trophy
Round 2
Romford  2   5  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 20 November 2004
W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  4   1  Sawbridgeworth Town Saturday, 27 November 2004
W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  2   0  Enfield Town Saturday, 04 December 2004
L Essex FA Senior Cup
Round Four
Dagenham & Redbridge  1   0  Waltham Abbey Wednesday, 08 December 2004
W Premier Division Hullbridge Sports  1   2  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 11 December 2004
L Premier Division Waltham Abbey  2   4  Burnham Ramblers Saturday, 18 December 2004
L Premier Division Waltham Abbey  0   1  Concord Rangers Saturday, 08 January 2005
L Premier Division London APSA  2   0  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 15 January 2005
L Premier Division Waltham Abbey  0   2  Romford Saturday, 22 January 2005
D League Cup Knock Out Stages
Quarter Final – 1st Leg
Barkingside  2   2  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 05 February 2005
L Premier Division Southend Manor  1   0  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 19 February 2005
W League Cup Knock Out Stages
Quarter Final – 2nd Leg
Waltham Abbey  5   2  Barkingside Saturday, 12 March 2005
W The Gorden Brasted Memorial Trophy
Semi Final
Southend Manor  2   3  Waltham Abbey Tuesday, 15 March 2005
L League Cup Knock Out Stages
Semi Final – 1st Leg
Burnham Ramblers  1   0  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 19 March 2005
W The Gorden Brasted Memorial Trophy
Final
Burnham Ramblers  0   0  Waltham Abbey [ Away Win on penalties ] Saturday, 26 March 2005
L Premier Division Enfield Town  3   1  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 02 April 2005
W Premier Division Sawbridgeworth Town  1   2  Waltham Abbey Tuesday, 05 April 2005
W Premier Division Brentwood Town  2   5  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 09 April 2005
W Premier Division Stansted  0   2  Waltham Abbey Tuesday, 12 April 2005
W League Cup Knock Out Stages
Semi Final – 2nd Leg
Waltham Abbey  2   0  Burnham Ramblers Saturday, 16 April 2005
W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  3   0  Eton Manor Tuesday, 19 April 2005
W Premier Division Barkingside  1   3  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 23 April 2005
W Premier Division Waltham Abbey  2   0  Stansted Tuesday, 26 April 2005
L Premier Division Waltham Abbey  1   2  Bowers & Pitsea Thursday, 28 April 2005
D Premier Division Basildon United  0   0  Waltham Abbey Saturday, 30 April 2005
W League Cup Knock Out Stages
Final
Enfield Town  1   4  Waltham Abbey Monday, 02 May 2005