Essex Senior League
Venue: Mile End Stadium
Date: Monday 13th February 2017 7.45pm
Tower Hamlets : Orange Shirts, Black Shorts, Orange Socks
Hullbridge Sports: Yellow & Blue Striped Shirts, Yellow Shorts, Yellow Socks
Scott W reporting (Follow me on Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Tower Hamlets took on mid-table Hullbridge Sports on a chilly evening at Mile End Stadium in an Essex Senior League encounter. The home side were looking to avenge a 7-1 home Cup defeat just two weeks ago here.
The visitors started brighter, and took the lead after only four minutes as forward Lucas Frankis slotted home neatly as Hamlets couldn’t clear their lines.
Hamlets attempted to settle themselves down after thieir early setback, though just couldn’t find much fluency in the final third. Forward O’Neal Rowe had two chances comfortably saved by visiting ‘keeper James Merralls. The home side’s best chance of the first period came on the half-hour as Saico Djop blasted a well-executed overhead kick in the area which Merralls saved at the second attempt.
Hullbridge were more composed going forward and extended their lead through a 25-yard cracker from forward Howard Wright on 37 minutes. The visitors made it three just minutes later as Frankis powered in good header from Aaron Hunwicks’ free-kick, for his second of the match.
Half-Time: Tower Hamlets 0 – 3 Hullbridge Sports
After the break, Hullbridge started well though Hamlets to their credit, stuck at their task in defence with ‘keeper making saves from winger Charlie Little and Wright.
Late on, the game petered out a little as the visitors defended stoutly. Hamlets kept going though were slightly hesitant going forward, perhaps the effects of two matches in three days starting to tell (though Hullbridge also played on Saturday).
Hullbridge held on well for a deserved victory, and rise to 8th place in the table. Hamlets stay 20th after three defeats on-the-spin.
Full-Time: Tower Hamlets 0 – 3 Hullbridge Sports
Goalscorers: Frankis 4’ , 40’ & Wright 37’
Manager: Ade Abayomi
Player-Manager: Rob Hodgson
|1 Carl Duggas- During (GK)||1 Jamie Merralls (GK)|
|2 Inesh Sumithran||2 Sean Savage|
|3 Ruben Junior||3 Kieran Offord (Subbed 79’)|
|4 Rahim Adama Bamba||4 Dan Regan|
|5 Edward Lang||5 Aaron Hunwicks|
|6 Jairo Pedro (C)||6 Harry Skinner (C)|
|7 O’Neal Rowe||7 Charlie Little (Subbed 73’)|
|8 Saico Djop (Subbed 65’)||8 Jimmy Cox (Subbed 81’)|
|9 Germaine Agymeng||9 Lucas Frankis|
|10 Kerfala Kourouma||10 Howard Wright|
|11 Anthony Ikenwe||11 Sam Taylor|
|12 Sergionmer da Silva (On 65’)||12 Will Holland (On 73’)|
|13 Librario Fernandonca||14 Luke Osborne (On 79’)|
|14 Raymar Cedras||15 Jack Sparrow (On 81’)|
|15 Joe Biscoe|
|Assistant Referees:||Alan Steward