Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]
Hello and welcome to this week’s Essex Senior League round-up, looking at this weekend’s action on Saturday 2nd March, hopefully this piece won’t bring on any more daft jibes.
Saturday 2nd March
Clapton 3 – 1 West Essex | Old Spotted Dog | Att: 42
The Tons produced another strong home display to overpower West Essex. Strikes by Bryan Kyungu [17’], Valentine Iheanyiogu five minutes before the break and a third from Giovanni Palmer with 15 minutes to play secured the hosts’ third win in their last five matches to send them up to 11th. West got one back through Michael Mignot though they sit in 14th spot.
Ilford 2 – 1 Barkingside | Cricklefield ‘derby’ | Att: 38
Ilford ended up getting the victory here to rise to tenth spot though the score-line doesn’t tell the whole story as my report here will say: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/match-report-ilford-2-1-barkingside-sat-2-mar-esl/
Redbridge 4 – 1 Sawbridgeworth Town | Oakside | Att: 42
The Motormen powered to another good home success, this time over Sawbridgeworth. The damage was done before the break really as Taylor Tombides opened the scoring on 23 minutes for Micky Wetherall’s team. Connor Okus [30’] and full-back Billy Willis [43’] strikes gave the hosts a comfortable advantage. Tombides got a second just four minutes after the re-start to secure a good day for Redbridge though they couldn’t hold on to a clean sheet because Louie Kenny’s 90th minute goal gave Sawbo a little to savour on a long day for them. Redbridge’s 9th win this season takes them a point shy of Sawbo in the standings, while Town suffered fourth straight league loss here.
Southend Manor 2 – 0 Leyton Athletic | Southchurch Park | Att: 52
Manor’s early blitz gave them a great platform to secure a big win for them as they seek to cut the bottom two adrift. Early goals from Kye Jude on four minutes and Grant Frances two minutes later set Adam’s Peek side on their way to a first win in 11 league matches. Leyton could not respond as their own winless run extends to 20 matches now and only above the bottom on goals scored.
Sporting Bengal Utd 0 – 1 Hullbridge Sports | Mile End | Att: 40
Hullbridge will feel the result was better than their performance as a added-time Perry Dunn header granted them the win over a spirited Bengal side at Mile End. Nevertheless this extended the ‘Bridge boys unbeaten stretch to six matches as they remain 2nd, only a point behind leaders Stansted, with a match in hand. Bengal’s third straight match without a win sees them remain eighth.
Stanway Rovers 0 – 5 St Margaretsbury | Hawthorns | Att: 49
St Margaretsbury roared to an impressive 5 – 0 win at the Hawthorns. Loanee Lanre Balogun continued his scoring run with the opener on 14 minutes though talisman Charncey Dash doubled that advantage on 36 minutes though Ollie Sharman made it three four minutes before the interval as Max Mitchell’s side continued their recent fine form. Prince Madu [49’] and Dash’s second of the afternoon with 18 minutes remaining added more polish to St Margs’ third straight win to send them sixth. Stanway fall to 13th.
Takeley 4 – 0 Saffron Walden Town | Station Road | Att: 266
Takeley stunned the Bloods with arguably their performance of the season with front of a hefty crowd at Station Road. Three goals in the first half-hour saw to Marc Das’ side to a position from which Walden couldn’t recover from. First, Michael Castle struck after just five minutes before Coby Miles [15’] and Josh Sykes [25’] gave the hosts a dominant lead. Freddie Burrell struck on the hour to seal a memorable day for the hosts and send them back above Walden to third spot. The Bloods’ second defeat in their last eight sees them six points off top spot.
Walthamstow 1 – 0 Tower Hamlets | Wadham Lodge Stadium | Att: 42
Hamlets gave one of the front-runners a tough afternoon for the second weekend running as ‘Stow battled to a narrow win at Wadham Lodge. Dwade James was the man to be counted again as his 86th-minute penalty separated the sides. Walthamstow remain fifth after their fourth win in their last five matches. Hamlets remain 17th though they are five points behind Redbridge immediately above them.
Woodford Town 3 – 3 Enfield | Harlow Arena ‘derby’ | Att: 57
Woodford were denied another victory by as Enfield retained their recent spirit in an entertaining draw in the Harlow Arena ‘derby’. Josh Steele, Jordan Sanderson and Asher Modeste all found the net for Dee Safer’s side though Jimmy Cox’s fine hat-trick continued both his goal-scoring run and Enfield’s recent unbeaten stretch. Woodford drop to seventh while the E’s rise to 12th.
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.