Round-up: Essex Senior League (Sat 1 Dec) [ESL 2.12.18]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to the first round-up of ESL action in December, which saw some matches fall to the weather. How did your side do?

Essex Senior League

Friday 30th November

Tower Hamlets   5 – 0   Clapton  | Mile End Stadium  | Att: 82

Hamlets began the weekend’s action with a superb victory over Clapton at Mile End. Early goals by player-manager AJ Ashinike [9’] and Montel Williams [11’] set the tone before Wale Odedoyin added a third just past the half-hour. Luke With eradicated any doubt of where the points were going with his side’s fourth ten minutes into the second-half. Odedoyin got his second of the evening late on to add gloss to the score-line and secure their second win in their last seven. The Tons fell to their third loss in their last five matches.

Saturday 1st December

Hoddesdon Town  2 – 2   Walthamstow   | Lowfield  | Att: 76

‘Stow came back from two goals down to with ten men to claim an important point at Lowfield. Kane Lowe opened the scoring in first-half added-time, before Joss Lillis made it two on 61 minutes. After seeing Lee Flynn sent off, Ryan Maxwell’s side struck twice in as many minutes with Dwade James [75’] and the returning Elias Siligato [76’] both netting to get themselves right back into the match. Both sides remain in the top eight.

Leyton Athletic   0 – 1  Woodford Town   | Wadham Lodge  | Att: 28

Woodford had to really battle hard to claim the three points against Eli Benoit’s new charges at Wadham Lodge. Taku Mashingaidze’s 84th-minute winner managed to keep up the Towners’ winning run to four matches and go 5th. Leyton remain second-bottom, five points behind Southend Manor immediately above them.

Sawbridgeworth Town  4 – 2  West Essex   | Crofters End  | Att: 32

Two goals in each half saw the hosts to the victory in what was a fabulous encounter between two attack-minded sides. Daryl Doolan broke the deadlock after ten minutes before Jack Cousins doubled the lead 12 minutes before the break. Samraj Gill brought Kwame Kwateng’s side back into the match with his goal two minutes into the second-half. Any chance of West getting a share of the spoils was snuffed out by Ethan Barton’s double [50’ & 67’] though Symeon Taylor got another one back for the visitors with two minutes remaining. Sawbo got their third win in their last five matches here while West suffered their third straight defeat.

Stansted  2 – 1   Ilford     |  Hargrave Park  | Att: 39

I attended this match, here is my report:

Takeley   2 – 0   Stanway Rovers    | Station Road  | Att: 82

Takeley continued their unbeaten run with a good win over Stanway. Josh Sykes opened the scoring on 12 minutes and got his second of the afternoon, five minutes into the second-half to grab another three points and rise to third spot, only three points behind leading pair Stansted and Hullbridge. Rovers fell to their third straight loss.

Unfortunately, some matches didn’t beat the weather this weekend:


Sporting Bengal Utd   P – P   St Margaretsbury

The FA Vase – Round Three

Hullbridge Sports  P – P  Newport Pagnell Town

Redbridge  P – P  Chertsey Town   (tie has been re-set for Saturday 8th Dec)


Author: survivor16b

I'm a Mental Health survivor (been surviving for years) & campaigner. I also like Music & Sport. This blog is centred on all things Non-League Football, mainly Match Reports of matches I've seen (mainly Essex Senior League (ESL) but also other Leagues) though it also houses the regular round-up's of the ESL action plus the Essex Olympian League divisions regularly. It also has the odd post about the scary world that we're all in, talking from a Mental Health perspective. Thank you for reading.

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