S20-21 Round-ups: Len Cordell Cup (Fri/Sat 23/24 April) [LCC 2021 25.4.21]

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Written by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – ESL & Non-League Writer

Hello and welcome to my round-up of third & final weekend of the Group Stages of the Len Cordell Cup, a competition run by the Essex Senior to remember a pillar of the Non-League Family in Len Cordell, who was associated with Redbridge FC for many years. Thanks to Pete Dudley (@ped1980) for the main image above (from Holland v FC Clacton)

All the results from this week’s action are below, they took place on Saturday 24th April unless stated in the Result line. The sides highlighted in bold progress to the next round. After each group, we have a final table and at the end of the article we have the draw for the last 16 of the Len Cordell Cup and the eight sides that will face each other in the Len Cordell Plate.

Len Cordell Cup  – Saturday 24 April 

Cockfosters   3 – 2  Hoddesdon Town |  Chalk Lane  | Group A

The ‘Fosters went through from Group A in second spot after a good win over Essex Senior rivals Hoddesdon at Chalk Lane. James Verney put his side ahead early on, which was added to by Marcus Crowther five minutes before the break and Jo Wilkinson late on. Harrison Rookard and Alfie Little responded for the Lilywhites but they finish bottom and go into the Plate mini-competition.

DT FC   0 – 2   St Margaretsbury | the Harlow Arena  [3G] | Group A

St Margs did enough to inflict the first defeat on newcomers DT at the Harlow Arena. Strikes from Aiden Read [35’] and Jermaine Nicholson in added time secured a place in the last 16 for Ray Bartlett and James Falaise’s side. DT’s loss means they slip down to third but they still make it to the next round.  

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Clapton 2 – 0 Barkingside | Played at J. Carter Cen. [3G], Frenford  | Group B | Fri 23 Apr 

The Tons sealed their progress to the knockout stages of the competition with a decent win over Barkingside in this match played at Frenford on Friday night . Second-half goals from Melos Ajvasi and Bayemore Ndiaye were enough to claim the win which sent the home side to their second win in three games. Both sides go through, with Clapton in second spot.

My good friend Pete Dudley was at this match & his report is here: http://pedroslocalfootiefix.blogspot.com/2021/04/clapton-2-barkingside-0.html

Woodford Town  2 – 3   Redbridge  |  Coles Park [3G]  | Group B | Sat 24 April

In the match on Saturday, Redbridge recovered from a poor start to complete their third win in succession. Tariq Alexander had given Dee Safer & Julian Charles’ side a first-minute lead but Tony Martin erased that lead two minutes later. Further strikes by tricky winger Ayub Kadiri [21’] and Sonny Fish [61’] turned the tide of the match. Josh Steele pulled one back on the stroke of the 90 minutes but it is the Motormen who advance as group winners in this competition that they dearly want to get to the latter stages at least. Woodford finish bottom and therefore head into the Plate mini-competition.

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Saturday 24 April – Group C

Billericay U23s  2 – 3  Stansted   | New Lodge [3G]   | Group C 

Stansted made a heroic comeback after their interval to defeat Billericay’s development side at New Lodge. The hosts were two goals to the good at the break thanks to strikes by Gabriel Ipanga Mbambo [25’] and Nyan Msuria five minutes later. But Paul Pittuck & John Watters’ side once again showed the “Stansted resolve” and goals from John Clarke, Michael Salako and Jack Mitchell’s winner later on sealed their first win and progression into the last 16 as the ‘best’ of the fourth-placed sides.

Holland  3 – 2   FC Clacton   | Dulwich Road   | Group C 

These two local rivals met for the first time in a competitive match and it was the Step 6 hosts who prevailed. It was some match for Louis Olymbios who not only netted a treble but was also later dismissed for persistent fouling. Kevin Coyle’s spot-kick and an OG saw Clacton close but ultimately both sides progressed with Holland topping the group.

Fellow Non-League writer Pete Dudley (@ped1980) was also at this match & his report is here: http://pedroslocalfootiefix.blogspot.com/2021/04/holland-3-fc-clacton-2.html

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Barking  2 – 1  West Essex  | Mayesbrook Park [3G] | Group D  | Friday 23rd April

West Essex faced their landlords Barking for the last time whilst being tenants in this local derby on Friday night. It was to be the Blues who won and progressed as Group winners. Strikes from Louis Dillion six minutes before the break & Johnny Ashman midway through the second half cancelled out a thunderbolt from the returning James Jewers early on. West still head into the knockout phase as they finished in second spot.

Frenford 0 – 2  Hackney Wick | Jack Carter Centre [3G] | Group D  | Sat 24th April

The Saturday game saw Wick grab their first win & with it progression to the knockout phase with victory at Frenford. Mohamed Raza and Jermain Lachoo provided the goals to ensure they leapfrogged Dave Forbes’ side into third spot and sent the hosts out of the Cup and into the Plate mini-competition.

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Athletic Newham  6 – 2   Great Wakering Rovers   | Terry Mac | Group E 

Finally in Group E, Athletic Newham sealed a hugely morale-boosting win over Great Wakering at the Terry Mac. Anderson Baro put the hosts head just past the 20-minute mark, with Richard Kone and Joel Appiah both adding doubles to add to Stephen Butterworth’s team’s pain. Babs Sonupe added further gloss to the score-line late on and render strikes by Jake Gordon and Louie Hay to be mere consolation. Newham go through in second while Wakering exit and will compete in the Plate next weekend.

Brimsdown   0 – 3  White Ensign | Moved to Lower Road | Group E 

Ensign ended a superb group stage for them with a fine win over Brimsdown at Lower Road. Luke Skinner, Dominic Locke and Luke Woodward all struck to complete a decent three weeks for Brett Munyard & Mark Healy’s team and they march on to the next round as group winners. Brimsdown’s defensive record has assisted them to the last sixteen as they ended up third.

As promised earlier, here is the draw for the knockout round of the Len Cordell Cup. Fixtures in both competitions will be played on weekend of April 30/May 1.   

Draw for Len Cordell Cup Last 16

Billericay U23  v  Athletic Newham

Brimsdown  v  Clapton

Cockfosters  v  Barking

DT FC   v  Redbridge

Holland  v  Hackney Wick

St Margaretsbury  v  FC Clacton

West Essex  v Stansted

White Ensign  v  Barkingside

Here is the draw for the Cordell Cup Plate competition as well:

Draw for QFs on Len Cordell Plate

Frenford v Hoddesdon Town

Frenford Res. v Walthamstow Res.

Great Wakering Rovers v Woodford Town

Sawbridgeworth Town Res. v West Essex Development

Season 2020-21: The Fa Vase 1QR Draw (Local Sides) [FAV 20-21 18.8.20]

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Compiled by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello all and welcome to a brief rundown of the draws in the FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round, focused on our local sides in East Anglia. Thanks for Reading.

The FA Vase First Qualifying Round    – Ties to be played on weekend of Saturday 19th September

Peterborough Northern Star  v  Mulbarton Wanderers

Sheringham  v  Newmarket Town

Huntingdon Town  v  Mildenhall Town

Diss Town  v  Fakenham Town

Lakenheath  v  Framlingham Town

Godmanchester Rovers  v  Norwich Utd

Downham Town  v  Ely City

Barkingside  v  Coggeshall Utd

Colney Heath  v  Wivenhoe Town

Brimsdown  v  Clapton

Little Oakley  v  Stotfold

Hackney Wick  v  Halstead Town

Enfield Borough  v  Tower Hamlets

West Essex  v  Haverhill Borough

St Margaretsbury  v  London Colney

Ipswich Wanderers  v  Brantham Athletic

Redbridge  v  May & Baker

Ilford  v  Long Melford

Southend Manor  v  Cockfosters

Sporting Bengal Utd  v  Sawbridgeworth Town

Holland  v  Enfield

Saffron Walden Town  v  Whitton Utd

Harwich & Parkeston  v  Walthamstow

Frenford  v  Newbury Forest

Hashtag Utd  v  Takeley

Hoddesdon Town  v  Langford

Hadley  v  Hadleigh Utd

Athletic Newham (aka Lopes Tavares)  v  Wormley Rovers

 

 

Season 2020-21: The FA Cup EPR Draw (Local sides) [FAC 20-21 18.8.20]

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Compiled by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello all and welcome to a brief rundown of the draws in the FA Cup Extra Prelim Round, focused on our local sides in East Anglia. Thanks for Reading.

 

The FA Cup – Extra Prelim Round   (Ties to be played midweek – September 1st)

Long Melford  v  Northampton-on-Chenecks

Whitton Utd  v  Ipswich Wanderers

Newmarket Town  v  Walsham-le-Willows

Hadleigh Utd  v Mildenhall Town

Diss Town  v  Framlingham Town

Gorleston  v  Swaffham Town

Haverhill Rovers  v  Norwich Utd

Woodbridge Town  v  Biggleswade Utd

Stowmarket Town  v  Rothwell Corinthians

Wroxham  v  Arlesey Town

Godmanchester Rovers  v  Ely City

Redbridge  v  Harpenden Town

Park View  v  Hashtag Utd

 

Harlow Town  v  Enfield

Clapton  v  Sporting Bengal Utd

Hoddesdon Town  v  FC Clacton

New Salamis  v  Colney Heath

Southend Manor  v  Ware

Walthamstow  v  London Lions

Saffron Walden Town  v  Little Oakley

Baldock Town  v  St Margaretsbury

Stansted  v  Takeley

Cockfosters  v  Stanway Rovers

Hullbridge Sports  v  Hadley

Sawbridgeworth Town  v  Romford

Brantham Athletic  v  Benfleet  

Woodford Town   v  London Colney

West Essex  v  Crawley Green

Ilford  v  Halstead Town

 

 

 

 

Season 2020/21 Cup Draws: Essex Olympian League Cups First Round [EOFL 20/21 31.7.20]

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Compiled by Scott W  [Twitter:@ScottMHC14]

Hello all and welcome to this piece looking at the Draws for both the Essex Olympian League (or EOFL) Senior League Cup and Reserve League Cup which they have announced for Season 2020/21, despite the possibility still remaining of the upcoming season being affected by the ongoing uncertainty. Both Finals are due to once again take place at Bishop’s Stortford’s Woodside in May 2021. The brackets after each tie indicates which division they are playing in.

EOFL Senior League Cup 2020-21

First Round matches (as drawn, not A – Z)

Ramsden Scotia  v  FC Hamlets      (all-Senior One tie)

Hashtag Utd Development  v  Manford Way    (Senior Four v Senior One)

Old Barkabbeyans  v  Galleywood    (Senior Five v Senior One)

May & Baker Reserves   v  Newbury Forest  Reserves   (Senior Two v Senior Five, Reserves competing in this Cup as both First Teams play in Step 6)

Collier Row  v  Toby    (Senior Three v Senior One)

Ryan  v  AS Rawreth     (all-Senior Two clash)

Leytonstone Utd  v  Leigh Town    (Senior Four v Senior Two)

Shoebury Town  v  ACD Utd    (Senior One v Senior Three)

Epping Town   v  Hullbridge Sports ‘A’   (Senior Two v Senior Three)

Wakering Sports  v  Rochford Town   (all-Senior Two)

Lakeside Utd  v  Snaresbrook   (Senior Three v Senior One)

Chingford Athletic  v  Wakebury   (Senior One v Senior Three)

Laindon Orient  v  Ongar Town    (Senior Two v Senior One)

Corinthians  v  Runwell Sports    (Senior Two v  Senior One)

 

EOFL Reserve League Cup 2020-21

First Round (as drawn)

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Res  v  Springfield Res  (An All-Division Five tie)

Herongate athletic Res  v  Laindon Orient Res  (Division Five v Division Four)

Old Chelmsfordians Res  v  Chingford Athletic Res (all-Division Four tie)

Wakering Sports Develoment  v  Buckhurst Hill Res (Division Five v Division Three)

Epping Town Res  v  Runwell Sports Res  (all-Division Five tie)

Leigh Ramblers Res  v  Ongar Town Res   (Division Five v Division Four)

Harold Wood Athletic Res  v Shoebury Town Res  (Division Two  v Div Five)

Corinthians Res  v  Catholic Utd Res   (Division Three v Div Four)

Hutton Res  v  Basildon Town Res  (all-Division Three tie)

AS Rawreth Res  v  Wakering Sports Res  (Division Five v Division Four)

Canning Town Res  v  Galeywood Res  (all-Division Four tie)

Collier Row Res  v  Shenfield AFC Res  (Division Five v Division Four)

Old Southendian Res  v  Leigh Town Res  (Division Two v Division Three)

Toby Res  v  Manford Way Res  (all-Division Three tie)

 

At present, the EOFL season is set to begin on September 5th though that could change at short notice. Thanks for reading.

 

Cup Draws: Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy & Errington Challenge Cup – Prelim Rd’s (GBT & ECC 19.7.18)

Compiled by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

(With thanks to Adam of GFS)

 

Hello and welcome to a mini-look at the cup draws for the Prelim Round of both the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy and the Errington Challenge Cup.

Both sides who won the respective cups were promoted to the Bostik League in May. FC Romania defeated previous holders Takeley to win the Gordon Brasted Trophy while Great Wakering Rovers beat Sawbridgeworth Town to claim the Errington Cup last season.

Turning our attention to the 2018/19 campaign, here is the draw for the Preliminary rounds of both competitions, starting with the Gordon Brasted Trophy.

Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy – Prelim Round

Ties to be played week commencing August 20th

Woodford Town  v  Barkingside

Southend Manor  v  Walthamstow

Sawbridgeworth Town  v  Tower Hamlets

Ilford    v     West Essex

 

Errington Challenge Cup  – Prelim Round

Ties to be played week commencing September 4th

St Margaretsbury   v   Stanway Rovers

Southend Manor   v  Saffron Walden Town

Sawbridgeworth Town   v  Tower Hamlets

Woodford Town   v   Hoddesdon Town