Essex Sunday Premier Cup Winners – Fifteen Degrees

Fifteen Degrees won this morning’s Essex Sunday Premier Cup, beating Rayleigh Utd 4-3 at Bowers & Pitsea FC.

Huge congratulations to everyone involved at Fifteen Degrees for this magnificent achievement.


Courtesy of Essex FA’s Twitter feed, here is the match commentary …


Good luck to all involved in this morning’s Essex Sunday Premier Cup Final!

10:30am at Bowers & Pitsea FC

Fifteen Degrees v Rayleigh Town

Referee: Ashley Butler, Assistants: James Perry and Wayne Dearsley, Fourth Official: Matthew Rowling

Starting XI – Fifteen Degrees :

1 Glenn Morrison, 3 Connor Davidson, 26 Adam Bailey-Dennis, 13 Jay Barker, 6 David Quinny, 9 Shane Goodyear, 15 Lewis Blanchett, 4 Callum Rogers, 20 Elliott Aves, 8 Josh Dillon, 17 Kyle Bergin.  Subs. 5 Tyler Rogers, 18 Robert Thorne, 7 Asten Firkins, 10 Robbie Taylor, 11 Elliott Gosling

Starting XI – Rayleigh Town :

1 Tommy Metcalfe, 13 Anthony Pegg, 22 George Smith, 20 Tom Malcolm, 16 Jack Long, 12 Sonny Coutts, 5 Matt Seago, 6 Tom Cole, 8 George Vile, 2 William Vile, 18 Harry Talbot.  Subs. 4 Jono Pashley, 3 Charlie Gardner, 17 Brad Tanton, 7 Ryan Wellington, 9 Jamie Chick

The teams are out and ready for kick off shortly Essex Sunday Premier Cup

Kick Off: The game is underway

15: Penalty awarded to Rayleigh Town after a push in the back in the box… George Vile steps up to take… and scores with a well placed shot in the bottom left corner. 0-1

17: Goal Rayleigh Town : Almost immediately from kick off, Harry Talbot wins the ball and fires a left footed shot from the edge of the left hand side of the box which bounces into the right side of the goal. 0-2.

23: After a short break in play due to the Fifteen Degrees goalkeeper needing treatment, we are back underway.

35: Penalty awarded to Fifteen Degrees after a swinging leg in the box… Lewis Blanchett steps up and side foots the ball into the left hand side of the goal. 1-2. ·

Half Time: After a well contested first half between both sides, Fifteen Degrees search for an equaliser and Rayleigh Town look to extend their lead. 1-2.

Second Half is back underway.

51: Goal Fifteen Degrees : Ball was played forward from the centre circle to Lewis Blanchett who shifted the ball past the keeper and slotted the ball into the right side of the goal. 2-2.

68: Close – Rayleigh Town : A ball played across the goal by skipper Jack Long is put out for a corner, but it comes to nothing. 2-2.

72: Goal Fifteen Degrees : Lewis Blanchett got the ball on the edge of the box, got past his man and finished off with a lovely left footed dink over the keeper. 3-2.

77: Goal Rayleigh Town : A well worked move by Harry Talbot which he finished with a lovely shot from 20 yards away bouncing into the left side of the goal, equalising the game. Just over 10 minutes to go. 3-3.

81: Goal Fifteen Degrees : Ball was floated in from a corner which Adam Bailey-Dennis headed in from close range, giving Fifteen Degrees the lead. 4-3

Full Time: Fifteen Degrees are winners of the Essex Sunday Premier Cup, with a hat trick from Lewis Blanchett and one from Adam Bailey-Dennis in what was a highly contested game between both sides.