Written by Scott W
Hello and welcome to my round-up of the latest action in the Essex Senior League which saw nine league matches and one Errington Cup tie take place this weekend. How did your side do?
For more match reports and other info about the ESL, you can also visit essexseniorleague.co.uk
Friday 26th October
Barkingside 1 – 6 Woodford Town | Cricklefield | Att: 76
I was among the attendees for this match, my full report is below as Woodford overwhelmed their hosts with forward Temi Babalola claiming a hat-trick as the weekend’s action got underway at Cricklefield.
Saturday 27th October
Clapton 1 – 0 Enfield | Parkside (3G) |
The Tons edged their way to the next round of the Errington Cup at Parkside. Jeffrey Cobblah struck the decisive goal and although Matt Hanning’s side had chances, they were unable to get back into the tie and head out.
Essex Senior League
Hullbridge Sports 2 – 2 Ilford | Lower Road | Att: 50
I was also at this match and here’s my report from a hard-fought battle at Lower Road: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/10/27/match-report-hullbridge-sports-2-2-ilford-esl-27-10-18/
Sawbridgeworth Town 1 – 3 St Margaretsbury | Crofters End | Att: 35
St Margs’ superior goal-clout arguably won this one over Sawbo at Crofters, though the hosts finished with ten men. Ramone Cassidy-Sinclair put the visitors ahead before Joe Wright’s penalty levelled things up though the ‘Bury won the match thanks to strikes from Charncey Dash and Luke Marshall.
Fellow Non-League writer Peter D was at this match and his report is here: https://pedroslocalfootiefix.blogspot.com/2018/10/sawbridgeworth-town-1-st-margaretsbury-3.html
Southend Manor 2 – 2 Saffron Walden Town | Southchurch Park | Att: 50
A topsy-turvy game saw the points shared as Manor held the Bloods at Southchurch Park. James Crane’s penalty initially gave Jason Maher’s side the lead on the half-hour though the goal-scoring drama really went up a few notches later on. Jordan Fisher levelled proceedings on 70 minutes before Rhys Fatt [85′] struck for the hosts, who may have thought that would be enough to claim a morale-boosting win. It wasn’t to be though as Tony Da Silva’s injury-time equaliser rescued a point and extended SWT’s unbeaten run to seven while Manor are now six without a win.
Stansted 2 – 1 Redbridge | Hargrave Park | Att: 51
Stansted maintained their surge of good results with this triumph over the Motormen at Hargrave Park. Connor Hammond struck nine minutes in to give the Airportmen the lead and perhaps negate some nerves in the home camp. Redbridge responded on 22 minutes through Terrell Miller’s strike as the visitors battled stoutly. Jordan Palmer [74′] got the winner as the hosts were not to be denied an eighth win in nine matches to go two points clear at the summit. Redbridge should take something from this outing though, despite it being their sixth loss in their last eight.
Takeley 2 – 0 Leyton Athletic | Station Road | Att: 42
Takeley got their second win on-the-bounce (and shutting up a few doubters along the way) here at Station Road. A double from Josh Sykes [2′ & 58′] was enough to send Marc Das’ side up to 8th, thanks to their 7th league win this term. Leyton are now winless in five league matches, slipping to second-bottom in the process.
Tower Hamlets 1 – 0 Hoddesdon Town | Mile End Stadium | Att: 20
Hamlets picked up a narrow but nonetheless important win over Hoddesdon at Mile End. Darnel Coker got the only goal of the game as AJ Ashinike’s side got their third win this campaign. Hoddy’s nine-match unbeaten run ended here though they sit 7th in the table.
Walthamstow 1 – 1 Sporting Bengal Utd | Kitchener Road | Att: 46
This much-anticipated match ended honours-even as Bengal got a creditable point at Kitchener Road. Bengal took the lead through defender Kamarl Duncan though ‘Stow made it 11 matches without defeat thanks to Reece Conway’s goal. Imrul Gazi’s Bengal side are seven matches unbeaten themselves. Walthamstow remain fourth while Bengal rise to sixth in the standings.
West Essex 3 – 3 Stanway Rovers | Mayesbrook Park | Att: 28
Finally for this weekend, West struck late again to deny Stanway a good victory at Mayesbrook Park. Stanway took the initiative on ten minutes as Alfie Cleal scored though forward Izzy Ogedi-Uzokwe levelled on the half-hour. West led for the first time only five minutes afterward as Ogedi-Uzokwe got his second of the afternoon. Cleal was hardly done himself and added two [50′ & 70′] to seal his hat-trick for the visitors. Though the points were shared thanks to full-back Tanvir Ahmed’s goal a minute from time, following good work by substitute Samraj Gill. The Stags sit 10th while Stanway are up to 15th in the table.
Thanks for reading, that’s all for this week.