Match Report: Takeley 3 – 0 Eton Manor (GBMT Final)

Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy Final

Venue: Leslie Field

Attendance: 206

Date: Monday 17th April 2017

Takeley  : Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts and Blue Socks

 Eton Manor : Red & White Striped Shirts, Red Shorts, Red & White Hooped Socks

Scott W reporting (Follow me on Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a cloudy afternoon at Burnham Ramblers’ Leslie Field Stadium, Takeley took on Eton Manor in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy Final. Neither of these sides had won this competition before so we would see a new name on the cup regardless.

Takeley started the stronger of the two teams in the early-going with winger Andy Bartram and forward Mitchell Das having early strikes on goal, though they couldn’t get past Manor ‘keeper Michael Shoudry. Manor did have to defend deep at times, though they had chances of their own in their best spell of the game from the half-hour mark with midfielder Michael Castle blasting an effort over the bar after decent build-up play. Only a few minutes later, Manor had arguably their best chance with tireless forward Harry Prince striking his shot well, though a good save from Takeley ‘keeper Ronnie Yates tipped it onto the bar.

Half-Time: Takeley 0 – 0 Eton Manor

The second half began with Takeley pushing forward, striving to break the deadlock. Just before the hour mark, Takeley hot-shot Charlie Cole had his header cleared off the line by the under-pressure but resolute Manor back-line. Shortly afterwards, Cole then played in Das though his shot wide, in a good position. Manor had to soak up a lot of Takeley pressure and battled very hard throughout, with centre-backs Josh Woodcock and Ryan Cosson & midfielder Jacob Dixon particularly showing that iron will. Try as they might, Takeley could not quite find that ‘final ball’ often enough.

End of 90 Minutes: Takeley 0 – 0 Eton Manor

As extra-time began, early on there was a nervy moment at the back for Marc Das’ men though Manor captain Ben Bradbury’s effort was saved by Yates. Takeley surged forward again and captain Jason Todd nearly opened the scoring on 96 minutes with a curled drive that only just went over the bar. It was a sign of things to come though as Takeley won a free-kick soon after on the ‘edge of the D’ and substitute Reece Barrett’s curled strike evaded Shoudry to give Takeley the lead.

Unsurprisingly, Takeley were buoyed on by the goal, though just a minute afterward, Cole headed over and then moments later, Cole sent his shot over an unguarded net from Das’ pass. Cole would have his moment in the sun though with minutes remaining, first slotting home past Shoudry from a narrow angle and then getting a tap-in after the Manor ‘keeper had saved Mitchell Das’ effort.

A deserved, hard-fought win it was for Takeley, though admittedly the score-line did flatter them a bit in the end. Tony Stavri’s Manor, to their credit dug in and showed battling qualities which will hold them in good stead for the future, they can be proud of themselves too.

FT (AET): Takeley      3  – 0         Eton Manor

Barrett 98’

Cole 112’, 116’



Manager: Marc Das

Eton Manor

Manager: Tony Stavri

1  Ronnie Yates  (GK) 1  Michael Shoudry  (GK)
2  Danny Hammett 2  Billy Johnson
3  Bryn Thorpe 3  James Shadwell
4  Nick Barrett 4  Josh Woodcock
5  George Powell 5  Ryan Cosson
6  Alex Martin         (Subbed 106’) 6  Jacob Dixon
7  Andy Bartram     (Subbed 83’) 7  Daniel Chambers   (Subbed 37’)
8  Jason Todd   (C) 8  Michael Castle
9  Mitchell Das 9  Harry Prince        (Subbed 106’)
10  Charlie Cole 10  Ben Bradbury  (C)
11  George Wappett    (Subbed 85’) 11  Daniel Crowie    (Subbed 83’)


12  Joe Bees 12  Mason Stavri
14  Freddie Burrell     (On 106’) 14  Kingsley Francis    (On 37’)
15  Sean Sanmoogan 15  Lewis Hagland
16  Matt Hurley      (On 83’) 16  Kadeem Brightly     (On 106’)
17  Reece Barrett   (On 85’) 17  Dominic Herbert     (On 83’)
Booked: Martin, Das Booked: Johnson, Cosson, Crowie, Francis, Castle, Woodcock


Karl Sear

Assistant Referees:

Eddie Andrews and Tony King

Fourth Official:

Craig Barnett


Match Report: Tower Hamlets 0 -1 Eton Manor (ESL)

Essex Senior League

           Venue: Mile End Stadium

Attendance: 71

Date: Monday 10th April 2017 7.45pm KO

Tower Hamlets  : Orange Shirts, Black Shorts, Orange Socks

 Eton Manor : Red & White Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

T Hamlets & Eton Manor players before KO (ESL 10.4.17)
Tower Hamlets & Eton Manor players before KO

Scott W reporting (Follow me on Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a fairly serene evening at Mile End Stadium, Tower Hamlets took on Eton Manor in another Essex Senior League match, which also marked Tower Hamlets’ final home game of the season.

This match got underway with a bang as just a few minutes in, Eton Manor were awarded a free-kick about 25 yards from goal following a foul on forward Josh Sykes. Midfielder Daniel Crowie stepped up to take it and blasted a pile-driver right into the top-right corner to give Eton the lead, past home ‘keeper Carl Duggas-During who didn’t really have a chance of saving it. It was a great effort by Crowie.

So, with Manor having that early lead, they could have went further ahead though Sykes and  winger Harry Prince sent strikes wide soon after. Hamlets gradually had chances of their own, though forwards Roche Bailey and Germaine Agymeng couldn’t quite hit the target.

Eight minutes before the break, forward Josh Sykes found himself one-on-one with ‘keeper Duggas-During though hit goal-bound strike just swerved enough to hit the right-side post and go harmlessly wide.

Half-Time: Tower Hamlets 0 – 1  Eton Manor

The second half was a somewhat quieter affair and though Manor were tested in defence, the home side couldn’t quite find that ‘killer instinct’ to put chances away. Arguably their best chance of the second half was a good free-kick from full-back Ruben Nasco which hit the bar, with visiting ‘keeper Aston Grimes stranded, with 12 minutes left.

Manor looked decent at times going forward as well, with eight minutes of normal time remaining, Kadeem Brightly, playing as a forward after the break, hit a good strike on goal which Duggas-During parried onto the bar for a corner.

Manor won’t mind about the manner of how they won the game, and I believe they ground out the win, though they deserve credit for that. They remain 16th in the table; they are three points shy of Wadham Lodge in 15th, Eton having two matches to play. Tower Hamlets remain 20th, three points clear of Burnham in 21st, with Hamlets having two matches left, away to Enfield 1893 (Saturday 15th Apr) and West Essex (Sat 22nd April).

Full-Time:  Tower Hamlets 0 – 1    Eton Manor

Crowie 4’


Tower Hamlets

Manager: Ade Abayomi

Eton Manor

 Manager: Tony Stavri

1  Carl Duggas-During  (GK) 1  Aston Grimes (GK)
2  Inesh Sumithran    (Subbed 46’) 2  Dominic Herbert
3  Ruben Nasco 3  James Shadwell
4  AJ Ashinike 4  Adam Hole
5  Samuel Olanipekun 5  Kadeem Brightly
6  Jairo Pedro  (C) 6  Josh Woodcock
7  Kamon Asidio 7  Harry Prince
8  Landin Joao    (Subbed 63’) 8  Daniel Crowie
9  Trecy Bambo 9  Josh Sykes
10  Roche Bailey 10  Ben Bradbury (C)  (Subbed 46’)
11  Germaine Agymeng 11  Mason Stavri         (Subbed 46’)


12  Edward Lang  (On 46’) 12  Jacob Dixon         (On 46’)
13  Rahim Adama Bamba 14  Ryan Cosson
14  Kefala Kourouma 15  Billy Johnson       (On 46’)
15  Saico Djop    (On 63’)
16  Yusuf Ali        (On 71’)
Booked: Lang Booked: Dixon


Sam Everitt

Assistant Referees:

Kristian Keller

Eddie Andrews