Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – ESL & Non-League Writer
Hello and welcome to my round-up of the weekend’s Quarter-Final ties in the Len Cordell Cup, plus a look at the second semi-final of the Len Cordell Trophy which took place on Friday night.
After the round-up, we’ll have a look at the updated draw for the Cordell Cup Semi-Finals and a run through of the matches that will also be played on Finals weekend on Saturday 29 May & Sunday 30 May. Thanks for reading.
Len Cordell Cup – Quarter-Finals
Redbridge 1 – 1 Athletic Newham | Oakside | Sat 15 May – 2pm KO
The Motormen edged through to the last four by way of defeating Athletic Newham 5 – 4 in a the necessary penalty shoot-out. Josh Sykes had put the hosts ahead on 21 minutes from twelve yards, before Jeff Idemudia levelled for Newham on 56 minutes as they finally made their growing rhythm in the game pay. The visitors couldn’t take the chances they had soon after the equaliser and found Redbridge stopper George Martin in good form in the shoot-out as he made three penalty saves.
I was at this match & my report is here: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2021/05/15/s-20-21-match-report-redbridge-1-1-athletic-newham-sat-15-may/
Stansted 0 – 1 Clapton | Mayesbrook Park [3G] | Sat 15 May – 3pm KO
The Tons booked their place in the last four by edging this battle with the Airportmen at Mayesbrook Park, in the live-streamed match this weekend. Eleftherios Metso got the only goal of the game just the quarter-hour. The visitors held on despite seeing skipper Hussein Jaffa dismissed with about an hour left to play. Fellow Non-League writer Peter Dudley was at this match on co-commentary duties & here’s his report: http://pedroslocalfootiefix.blogspot.com/2021/05/stansted-0-clapton-1.html
These results mean that Redbridge will again face the Tons in the Semi-Finals, after beating their fellow East London side in the group stages. But their next meeting has rather more hanging on it – a place in the final in a fortnight’s time.
Len Cordell Trophy – Semi-Final
Barkingside Res 2 – 0 Grays Athletic U23 | Lakeside Sports Ground | Fri 14 May
Barkingside Reserves saw off a decent Grays Under-23 side to make the Cordell Trophy Final on Friday night. Goals from Robert Adams [66’] and Manraj Phagura two minutes later were enough to defeat Michael Walther’s side and secure a tangible reward for a fine competition so far. They will face Harlow Town Res in the final (see below)
Updated Draw for the Cordell Cup Semi-Finals:
Clapton v Redbridge | Date & Venue TBC
Barking/Holland (Match played on Tuesday 18 May) v FC Clacton
Cordell Trophy Final:
Harlow Town Res v Barkingside Res | at Oakside | Sunday 30 May 4pm KO
Other competition Finals
Cordell Cup – Plate Final
Hoddesdon Town v Woodford Town | Oakside | Saturday 29 May 12pm KO
Cordell Trophy – Plate Final
Walthamstow Res v Sawbridgeworth Town | Oakside | Sunday 30 May 12pm KO