Match Report: Redbridge 1 – 3 Woodford Town [ESL 28.9.18]

Essex Senior League

Venue: Oakside

Attendance: 85

2018-19 Season – Match 16

Friday 28th September 2018  – 7.45pm KO

Redbridge  : Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Woodford Town: Yellow Shorts, White Shorts, White Socks

Woodford produce a dominant display to triumph at Oakside

Report by Scott W (Twitter: ScottMHC14) with additional photos from Pete Dudley (Twitter: @ped1980)

As the evening chills started to hit, Woodford travelled to Oakside to face Redbridge just 48 hours after their victory at Sporting Bengal. Redbridge made a few chances from their last league win at Southend Manor last weekend with Quincy Egbejale joining skipper Vinny Murphy in central defence and Calvin Poku and Michael Ogboin in attack. The Towners named a strong side with Samir Ali and Temi Babalola the forward line supported by playmaker Ethan Kessel.

The hosts began things fairly brightly though midfielder Bryan Kyungu and forward Michael Ogboin’s half-openings were denied by the visiting defence. Woodford started to get their rhythm going though as midfielder Malaki Toussaint’s powerful run was denied by an off-side flag.

Redbridge were buoyed by a travelling troupe of Swedish supporters in the stands though the visitors had the most to shout about on-the-pitch as poot defending as Babalola was involved in the build-up and the fall came to fellow forward Ali who gleefully snared a tap-in at the far post on nine minutes

Town extended their lead with another big punch only four minutes later as Samir Ali turned provider, playing in midfielder Taku Machingaidze who slotted home well. To be quite honest, there was only one side really gelling at this point and home goalkeeper Lewis Greene denied winger Connor Leon and Ali, the latter when one-on-one. Motormen forward Calvin Poku sent a header over the bar on the half-hour though for the most part, it was one-way traffic.

Half-Time: Redbridge  0 – 2 Woodford Town

The visitors began the second period well though in the early part of the half, both sides traded long-range efforts with Ethan Kessel for Town and winger Jack Stevenson for the hosts. Unsurprisingly, Redbridge boss Ricky Eaton made changes early and one of those substitutes – Ashley Blackburn did well to turn his marker though his shot was gathered by visiting custodian Alex Reed.

In what was a quieter half in general,  though the Motormen had an outlet through substitute Asher Modeste but it wasn’t running for them as the Town defence looked comfortable. To compound things, home skipper Murphy was given a straight red card midway through the half for a strong challenge. With 13 minutes left, Babalola got the goal his performance deserved as the powerful forward slotted home past Greene.

The hosts did get arguably the technical goal of the match six minutes later as Kyungu unleashed a cracker into the top corner from fully 25 yards. Overall though, the visitors did more than enough to claim the points and the silky dribbling of Kessel allied with the physicality of Babalola and pace of Ali means they will be a threat this season in attack. Redbridge are in transition with their mostly-new squad and will take time to gel.

Full-Time:  Redbridge 1 – 3 Woodford Town

Credit to Woodford on a dominant performance which shows they could have a good season. Redbridge will really feel it was a ‘bad day at the office’ though they will battle again another day.

Teams
Redbridge     |  Joint-Managers: Ricky Eaton & Joey May

Lewis Greene (GK), Sam Baffour (Ashley Blackburn 56′), Tommie Turner (Asher Modeste 56′), Liam Burgess, Vinny Murphy (Capt), Quincy Egbejale, Daniel Smith, Bryan Kyungu, Calvin Poku, Michael Ogboin (Bradley Gayer 73′), Jack Stevenson
Goal-scorers: Bryan Kyungu [82′]
Booked: Turner | Sent Off: Murphy  | Subs Not Used: Walters, Miller

Woodford Town  | Manager: Dee Safer

Alex Reed (GK), Leon Wildman, Ellis Routledge, Liam Edgar, Jack Grosvenor (Capt), Malaki Toussaint, Ethan Kessel (Jordan Thomas 88′), Connor Leon, Taku Machingaidze, Samir Ali (Djinho Itshary 88′), Temi Babalola

Goal-scorer: Samar Ali [9′], Taku Machingaidze [13′], Temi Babalola [77′]

Booked: Grosvenor  |  Subs Not Used: Brown, Mantovani, Tarrant

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Round-up: Essex Senior League (Fri 21st/Sat 22nd Sept) [ESL 23.9.18]

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to another of my Essex Senior League round-up pieces, here on the blog. This weekend’s action saw a huge 35 goals scored across nine matches. How did your side do?

 
Essex Senior League

 

Friday 21st September

 

Barkingside  0 – 3  Clapton   | Cricklefield  | Att: 135

The Tons started the action off with a good win at Cricklefield. Jay Morris put the visitors ahead just shy of the half-hour. Jon Fowell’s side came out strongly after the break and Ryan Reed notched a quick-fire brace [47′ & 49′] to seal Clapton’s fourth win in seven matches more or less there and then.’Side fell to their fourth straight defeat and sit third-bottom.

 

Saturday 22nd September

 

Enfield 1893  6 – 1  Leyton Athletic    | Harlow Arena | Att: 51

The E’s crowned off a memorable eight days with a huge win over Leyton at the Harlow Arena. They laid the groundwork in the first half as ex-Takeley forward Reece Barrett struck on 28 minutes to give Matt Hanning’s side the lead. Billy Haspinall made it two on the stroke of half-time. Barrett struck again three minutes after the re-start to put his side in a commanding position. Prolific scorer Dwade James pulled one back on 67 minutes for the visitors though a goal-blitz in the last twenty minutes more than sealed the points for the hosts as Ben Bradbury [73′] netted, followed by Barrett’s third [77′] and a late spot-kick from Ayo Odukoya. The E’s now have three wins from their last four league outings while Leyton have one win from their last four.

 

 

Hoddesdon Town  4 – 1  Woodford Town   | Lowfield  |

The hosts  grabbed the points as they led from virtually start-to-finish at Lowfield. Ciaran Doherty’s 3rd-minute goal put them ahead which Connor Bolton added to with 21 minutes on the watch. Samir Ali put the visitors on the score-sheet ten minutes before the break though two goals late on sealed the win for Hoddesdon as Doherty got his second [81′] and Courtney Clay struck two minutes afterward. Woodford have now suffered four defeats in-a-row after a promising start.

 

Saffron Walden Town  5 – 0  Tower Hamlets    | Catons Lane  | Att: 170

The Bloods put a torrid week behind them by dispatching struggling Hamlets at Catons Lane. James Crane’s goal in the first minute set them on their way and Charlie Portway [20′] struck again to give them a two-goal lead at the break. Spike Bell netted on the hour before a late brace from Lewis Francis [75′ & 90′] handed ten-man Hamlets another bruising afternoon. Walden are unbeaten in five league matches now while Hamlets have manaaged a single point from their five matches.

 
Southend Manor  2 – 3  Redbridge   | Southchurch Park  | Att: 38

I attended this match and my report is here: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/09/22/match-report-southend-manor-2-3-redbridge-esl-22-9-18/

 

St Margaretsbury  0 – 3  Ilford   | The Recreation Ground  | Att: 29

The Foxes maintained their impressive recent form wiith victory at St Margs. Dan Haigh put them ahead on the quarter-hour, a lead they held at the interval. Nine minutes after the re-start, Seye Okunlola doubled that lead for Martin Haywood’s men. Callum Maltese’s goal on the cusp of the 90 secured Ilf’s third win in their last four matches to rise to 2nd spot and inflict their hosts’ third defeat in six outings.

 

Stansted  1 – 0  West Essex   | Hargrave Park  | Att: 35

The Airportmen battled to a narrow win at Hargrave Park. In-form winger Callum Ibe’s strike two minutes after the break ended up being the difference though Stags goalkeeper Jack Coker denied the hosts from the spot later on. Paul Pittuck & Marc Benterman’s side have now notched up three straight wins while West’s mini-revival is over for now.

 

 

Takeley  0 – 1  Hullbridge Sports |  Station Road  | Att: 83

Hullbridge produced a good display to pick up a surprise win at Station Road. Luke Hornsley got the only goal seven minutes before half-time to give Darren Manning’s team their 5th win in seven league matches, maintain their unbeaten run and stay at the summit. Takeley’s second 1 – 0 loss this week sees them drop to 4th, five points behind their opponents here.

 

Walthamstow   4 – 1  Sawbridgeworth Town  | Kitchener Road  | Att: 50

‘Stow went through the gears to overwhelm Sawbo at Kitchener Road. The damage was done in the first 45 as Billy Jones [18′] and Jake Giddings [28’] both struck to give Ryan Maxwell’s side a handy cushion, in between a successful spot-kick from Joe Wright for the visitors. Ageless defender Lee Flynn made it 3 – 1 five minutes before the interval and James Peagram rounded off the day’s scoring, also from the spot on 76 minutes to give the hosts their first league win in three outings though they have only lost one of seven.

That is all for this week. Thank you for reading.

Match Report: Southend Manor 2 – 3 Redbridge [ESL 22.9.18]

Essex Senior League

Venue: Southchurch Park

Attendance: 38

2018-19 Season – Match 15

Saturday 22nd September 2018  – 3pm KO

Southend Manor:  Yellow Shirts, Black Shorts, Yellow Socks

Redbridge  : Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

The Motormen Find Another Gear to overcome Manor

 

Report by Scott W (Twitter: ScottMHC14) with photos from Andy Wilkins (@Twitter: andywilkins24)

On a real dreary day in Southend, the Motormen sought to liven up their league campaign after defeat last weekend as they took on Southend Manor. For the hosts, Connor Pearce was the man in goal with a defence of Kye Jude, Grant Webb, skipper Lewis Sparrow and Ore Mosuro just in front of him. For Ricky Eaton’s side, their much-changed side from last term fielded a front three of Calvin Poku, Michael Ogboin and Asher Modeste with ex-Manor centre-back Vinny Murphy carrying the armband.

The hosts started the game brightly though Redbridge won’t be happy with how it came about. From a corner conceded directly from a nervy clearing header, more hesitant defending allowed forward Nathan Dewberry to fire in a deflected strike past visiting stopper Lewis Greene after just four minutes. Manor winger Mo Kargbo could’ve doubled that lead four minutes afterwards as he found himself all alone in the box though contrived to skew his effort wide of the post. Robbie Norris’ drive from range also drew Greene into action though the Motormen goalkeeper did well to palm his effort away from danger.

The visitors had their first sight of goal on 12 minutes as Michael Ogboin laid the ball off to fellow recent recruit Asher Modeste who fired over the crossbar. To be fair to the hosts, their attacks were more concise and quicker, taking advantage of the aerial prowess of box-to-box midfielder Lee Delf, who as ever was a handful in both penalty areas. MOdeste was growing into the game on the right of the Redbridge front three though Manor full-back Grant Webb stuck to his task well at times.

Just past the midway point of the half, Manor doubled their advantage as from midfielder Charlie Barlow’s corner, Dewberry had enough freedom to power a header home at the near post. Indeed, Dewberry was had chances to extend both his and his side’s account though Greene denied him though Kargbo should have scored when he had a half-open goal to aim at.

In the latter stages of the half, Redbridge did ‘go up the gears’ somewhat as a good ball from the right from full-back Terrell Miller was well cut out for a corner by Delf, tracking back. The visitors got an important foothold in the match three minutes before the break as after being found well by midfielder Liam Burgess, forward michael Ogboin made no mistake slotting past Pearce to halve the deficit.

Half-Time: Southend Manor 2 – 1  Redbridge

The visitors started the second half with renewed vigour as the hosts felt the pressure and might have lost their lead five minutes after the interval as full-back Bradley Gayer’s left-wing cross found Ogboin who lifted his strike just over the woodwork. Modeste also put in another telling ball soon afterwards but somehow both Ogboin and Poku mis-read it and the ball evaded both of them.

Burgess also powered a long-range drive which Pearce did well to parry though the Motormen were level midway in the half as Modeste got a tap-in at the back post. In a rare foray forward at this point in the match, substitute Charlie Little played in Dewberry though his low strike went wide. The turnaround was complete as visiting skipper Vinny Murphy curled in a sweet free-kick in the right corner with 14 minutes to play.

Manor substitute Aaron Baldwin twice failed to beat Greene late on though the latter of those needed the Redbridge goalkeeper to clutch hold of the ball near the goalline.

Full-Time: Southend Manor  2 – 3  Redbridge

Credit to both teams on a good game that highlights the spirit of the division, though Manor will feel as though the ‘same ol’ story’ of missing chances has stung them again.

Teams

Southend Manor  | Manager: Adam Peek

Connor Pearce (GK), Kye Jude (Rhys Fatt 72′), Grant Webb (Aaron Baldwin 78′), Robbie Norris, Ore Mosuro, Lewis Sparrow (Capt), Jamie Brown (Charlie LIttle 57′), Charlie Barlow, Nathan Dewberry, Lee Delf, Mo Kargbo

Goal-scorer: Nathan Dewberry [4′ & 26′]

Booked:  |  Subs Not Used: Evison

Redbridge     |  Joint-Managers: Ricky Eaton & Joey May

Lewis Greene (GK), Terrell Miller, Bradley Gayer, Liam Burgess, Vinny Murphy (Capt), Laurie Walters, Daniel Smith, Asher Modeste, Calvin POku (Tommie Turner 90′), Michael Ogboin (DJ Adelekan 80′), Ashley Blackburn (Sam Buffour 90′)

Goal-scorers: Michael Ogboin [42′], Asher Modeste [67′], Vinny Murphy [76′]

Booked: Burgess  | Subs Not Used: Bankole

Round-up: Essex Senior League (Sat 18th Aug) [ESL 18.8.18]

Written by Scott W   (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another of my round-up pieces, this time looking at this weekend’s Essex Senior League action. How did your side & your rivals do?

Saturday 18th August

Barkingside  0 – 0  Enfield   | Venue: Cricklefield  | Att: 58

‘Side were held by visiting Enfield for their third league goalless draw on the trot. It’s also worth noting that both teams are still looking for their first win of the new campaign.

Hullbridge Sports  2 – 1  Stansted  | Venue: Lower Road | Att: 72

The ‘Bridge secured a very good victory in a hard-fought encounter at Lower Road. Darren Manning’s side broke the deadlock just seven minutes in when captain Luke Hornsley struck. The Airportmen got back into contention through hot-shot Carl Mullings’s goal on the quarter-hour. Though on this day, Hullbridge were not to be denied as Andre Gumbs’ powerful strike found the net on 61 minutes to give the hosts a morale-boosting win ahead of their FA Cup tie away to Newmarket next weekend.

Leyton Athletic  0 – 0  Ilford  | Venue: Kitchener Road | Att: 9

Leyton couldn’t find a way past the Foxes at Kitchener Road. The scorers were not troubled here though the hosts are looking for their first league win this term though they do have an FA Cup tie to look forward to next weekend. Ilf have four points from their first three matches.

Saffron Walden Town  4 – 4  Sporting Bengal Utd   | Venue: Catons Lane  | Att: 175

Saffron Walden were held at home by a late Bengal comeback in an absolute fire-cracker of a match at Catons Lane. SWT started well with front-line striker Charlie Portway putting them ahead on 13 minutes from the penalty spot. Tony Cookey levelled for Bengal only two minutes afterward though Portway got his second of the afternoon with 17 minutes on the watch. Lewis Francis [26′] grabbed a third for the hosts and you may have thought that Saffron Walden would canter to victory as they led 3 – 1 at half-time.

As it turned out, it wasn’t to be. Portway grabbed his hat-trick just past the hour mark though goals from Zakariya Hoque, playmaker Ashaan Siddik [80′] & forward Steven Carvell [83′] made sure that Imrul Gazi’s side grabbed a share of the spoils after a terrific comeback.

Sawbridgeworth Town  1 – 0  Woodford Town  | Venue: Crofters | Att: 31

Sawbridgeworth improved to end Woodford’s 100% start to the season. Joe Wright got the only goal of the game to give John Watters’ men a much-needed three points after their FA Cup exit last weekend.

Southend Manor  1 – 2  Hoddesdon Town   | Venue: Southchurch Park | Att: 45

I attended this match, here’s my report: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/match-report-southend-manor-1-2-hoddesdon-town-esl-18-8-18/

Stanway Rovers   0 – 2  Clapton   | Venue: Hawthorns  | Att: 46

The Tons travelled to the outskirts of Colchester and came away with the points thanks to a brace from Eusebio Da Silva [24′ & 27′]. In the process Jon Fowell’s side handed Rovers their third ESL defeat in a row as their new side continues to take time to gel, perhaps.

Takeley  4 – 1  Walthamstow   | Venue: Station Road | Att: 66

Takeley powered past ‘Stow at Station Road thanks to braces from two of their leading lights up front. Stuart Zanone [18′ & 25′] put his side two goals up to continue his fantastic start to the campaign in front goal. Substitute Charlie Cole made his long-awaited return to goal-scoring form with his first of the game on 78 minutes. James Peagram pulled one back for Ryan Maxwell’s side with ten minutes left though Cole struck again [85’] to give ‘Stow something to think about and continue Takeley’s 100% start to the league campaign.

Tower Hamlets  1 – 3  Redbridge  | Mile End Stadium | Att: 70

Redbridge fought to grab their first win of the campaign at Mile End. Calvin Poku struck twice for the Motormen and were further aided by an OG as they continued their unbeaten start to the season. Hamlets grabbed a late consolation through Amon Walton-Owen though AJAshinike’s side are also looking for their first success of the season.

Thanks for reading, this round-up will continue during the season.

Essex Senior League round-up (ESL 28.4.18)

Champions GWR celebrate with the trophy...
Great Wakering Rovers  – champions of the ESL 2017/18 (Credit: Andy W)

 

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the weekend’s Essex Senior League action, which was ‘D-Day’ for some sides at both ends of the table, given that some teams played their last match of the campaign at the weekend.

 

Saturday 28th April

Barkingside 0 – 4  Takeley  | Venue: Cricklefield | Att: 77

Takeley produced an excellent second-half display to increase the nerves for the hosts and take their relegation battle into the final week. After a goal-less opening 45, Carl Mullings grabbed a brace [60′ & 75′] before strike partner Stuart Zanone added gloss to the result with a late double [80′ & 85′] of his own. ‘Side drop to 17th, two points above the bottom three and have two games to play at Southend Manor and Wadham respectively. Takeley’s 3rd win in their last four means they’ve hit the 80-point mark and will finish 5th.

 

Burnham Ramblers  1 – 1  Tower Hamlets
| Venue: Leslie Field  | Att: 36

This virtual ‘dead-rubber’ ended up all-square with Ollie Hanlon netting for Ramblers while James Ross responded for the Hamlets side, who look set for quite an overhaul off-the-pitch during the summer. Burnham finish 20th after only one win in nine outings while Hamlets end the campaign in 11th after a similar struggle to win matches towards sason’s end.

 

Clapton  2 – 1   Hullbridge Sports
| Venue: Old Spotted Dog  | Att: 42

Hullbridge were denied a point late on as Clapton got their 2nd win in their last five to re-take 6th place in the table. Nathan Cook gave the Tons the lead just past the half-hour before Jimmy Cox’s penalty [68′] levelled. Jon Fowell’s side pinched the win ‘at the death’ as Jeff Cobblah netted in the 90th minute. Hullbridge sit 15th with one match left, a home tie with Takeley in midweek.

 

Great Wakering Rovers  5 – 0  West Essex
| Venue: Burroughs Park  | Att: 120

I attended this match, you can view my match report here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/match-report-g-wakering-rovers-5-0-west-essex-esl-28-4-18/

 

Redbridge  2 – 1  Hackney Wick 
| Venue: Oakside | Att: 51

The Motormen came from behind to claim victory here though it most likely will not be enough to keep them in the promotion race. Nelson Dihn struck for bottom-side Wick before a second half double-salvo from Remi Nelson [57′] & Dan Gilchrist [74′] turned the tide of this match. Redbridge sit 4th though their inferior goal difference means even if they beat Basildon on Wednesday, it won’t be enough to dislodge FC Romania from second spot.

 

Sawbridgeworth Town  3 – 3   Wadham Lodge | Venue: Crofters End | Att: 33

This extraordinary game saw Sawbo come from behind to wrestle a point from spirited Wadham at Crofters. Danny Francis grabbed a double [22′ & 44′] for the visitors before Aaron Thomas and Zak Johnson responded for John Watters’ side. Eli Benoit oncecagain gave the Wad Army the lead with 20 minutes left though Mark Robinson snatched a point for the hosts which means they will finish 8th. Wadham’s struggle for victories continues, it’s two in their last eight outings now though safety is still in their hands.

 

 

Southend Manor  0 – 2   FC Romania  | Venue: Southchurch Park | Att: 43

FCR ‘did the job’ they had to do thanks to a goal in each half. Mihai Circiumaru broke the deadlock four minutes before half-time though Ion Vintila’s side could only really relax after Vladu Sighiartau’s strike [62′]. Manor could finish 14th though could still be caught by the sides below them. Two wins in their last 11 highlights the difficulties they’ve had of late. FCR rise to 2nd after their 5th straight win though await the outcome of Basildon v Redbridge in midweek before they know if they will be promoted.

 

Sporting Bengal Utd  0 – 0  Basildon Utd  | Venue: Hargrave Park | Att: 50

Bengal ended a highly-respectable month by shutting out the Bees in this match at Hargrave Park, due to Mile End being unavailable. Sporting ended the season unbeaten in five with their highest points tally in the ESL (50) and will finish 10th. The Bees know that only all three points at home to Redbridge in midweek will be enough to pip FC Romania. They drop to 3rd, despite their unbeaten run extnding to seven matches now.

 

Waltham Forest  3 – 1  Ilford 
| Venue: Kitchener Road | Att: 81

Forest completed the job of securing their Step 5 status for another season thanks to this victory over Ilford. ‘A tale of two penalties, Chris Lockwood’s for Ilford and Shomari Barnwell for Forest, meant it was level at the break. In the second-half, Josh Brimscombe-Ward [57′] and Rhea Joseph [60’] struck to seal Ryan Maxwell’s team their third win in seven, which in turn took them 16th and out of danger. Ilford’s eighth straight loss means they conclude the season in 13th and the off-season will be important for them to ‘forget’ what’s been a difficult few months.

 

Woodford Town (2017)  0 – 0  Enfield 1893
| Venue: Goffs Lane | Att: 41

Woodford held Enfield to end the season in 12th spot – a marked improvement on the team they replaced frpm last season. Enfield have a superb second half of the campaign to thank for finishing 9th with only three losses in their last 15 matches – that says it all.

 

That’s all for this week, there will be one more round-up after the Errington Cup Final in about a week’s time. Thanks for reading.

Essex Senior League round-up (ESL 24.3.18)

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my regular round-up of the action in the Essex Senior League this weekend, with several interesting results affecting both ends of the table.

 

Friday 23rd March

West Essex 2 – 0 Waltham Forest
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park  | Att: 41

The action started on Friday night as West Essex defeated Forest at Mayesbrook Park. Michael Mignot struck again for the hosts to put them ahead 12 minutes into the second half & late on, a sweet Joe Lefley free-kick sealed the points and the Stags’ third win in their last five and they rise to 7th in the table. Forest’s predictament is rather blue as thanks to other results, they drop into the bottom four, a point from safety as their recent winless run extends to seven matches.

 

Burnham Ramblers  2 – 2  FC Romania
| Venue: Leslie Field  | Att: 35

Burnham made a rousing comeback to clam their first point of 2018 against promotion-chasing FC Romania at Leslie Field. The visitors were two-up within ten minutes as first Alexandru Bostina [5′] and then Mihai Circiumaru put Ion Vintila’s side in a good position. The visitors didn’t take their chances following that though and paid for it as first Julian Bavin [19′] had a hand in the hosts first before hot-shot Charlee Hughes got a dramatic leveller in injury-time. Ramblers still drop to second-bottom, two points from safety though may have grafted some hope from this result. FCR stay third though are now seven points adrift of leaders Redbridge with Basildon chasing them down as well.

 

Hackney Wick  0 – 4  Sawbridgeworth Town
| Venue: Old Spotted Dog  | Att: 23

Wick stumbled to another damaging defeat at the OSD. Sawbo took the points through a brace from Aaron Thomas plus strikes from hot-shot Toby Cleaver and Matt Frew. Wick remain bottom, 12 points from safety now while Sawbridgeworth’s third win in their last four matches keeps them 10th, two points behind Ilford.

 

Hullbridge Sports 4 – 0 Sporting Bengal Utd
| Venue: Lower Road | Att: 38

I attended this match – my match report is available here: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/03/24/match-report-hullbridge-4-0-sporting-bengal-esl-24-3-18/

 

Ilford  1 – 3  Enfield 1893  | Venue: Cricklefield | Att: 50

An Ilford side that’s somewhat ‘in-transition’ were defeated by in-form Enfield at Cricklefield. The visitors were two ahead by the quarter-hour as Dan Chambers [13′] and Ayo Odukoya [15′] gave Matt Hanning’s side the advantage. Recent signing Harry Watkins pulled one back from the spot nine minutes later before Aundre Spencer sealed the win midway through the second half. The Foxes third defeat in four leaves them 9th while Enfield are 14th, six points clear of the bottom four.

Redbridge  3 – 0   Takeley
| Venue: Oakside | Att: 69

The Motormen drove on to another important victory, this time over rivals Takeley at Oakside, in a match were both sides ended with ten men. Talismanic striker Brian Moses put his side ahead 14 minutes in, before strike partner Thomas Gogo doubled that lead five minutes later. An incident ended with both Moses and Takeley defender George Powell seeing red before Gogo coverted a late penalty to seal the hosts fourth straight win and open up a two-point lead over Wakering at the summit. Takeley remain 5th, with up to seven matches in hand on the top four though are 22 points behind second-placed Wakering.

Southend Manor  1 – 1 Great Wakering Rovers
| Venue: Southchurch Park  | Att: 107

This local derby so nearly ended with a victory for the hosts but Wakering levelled right at the death. After a goal-less opening 45, Brennon Nolan put Manor ahead on 65 minutes before the late drama which saw Ricky Evans secure a point for Iain O’Connell’s promotion-chasers. Manor are winless in their last four matches now, sitting 12th with ten matches to play. GWR’s four-match winning run ended here and are 2nd, two points behind leaders Redbridge.

 

Stansted   1 – 3    Barkingside
| Venue: Hargrave Park | Att: 46

Stansted were on the recieving end of a Barkingside revival at Hargrave Park. It started well for the Airportmen as Ryan Ramsey gave them the lead after only three minutes. Though ‘Side responded ten minutes later through new signing Rob Hodgson before Aaron Lesta [70′] and Raphael Duyile [78′] sealed the turnaround to end a six-match winless run, they sit 15th, four points clear of the bottom four. Stansted fall behind their opponents and are only two points clear of danger in 16th and are winless in five matches themselves.

 

Wadham Lodge 1 – 4  Basildon Utd
| Venue: Kitchener Road  | Att: 34

Basildon’s first-half performance saw them well on their way to another big victory at Kitchener Road. James Peagram [3′], Ollie Spooner [24′], Marcus Bowers [35’] strikes saw Marc Harrison’s side lead comfortably at the break. Substitute Jack Adlington added a fourth on the hour before Wadham got a consolation through Danny Francis with 11 minutes remaining. Wadham sit third-bottom, two points from safety. The Bees got their third straight win as they gained ground on FC Romania ahead of them plus the Bees have three matches in hand.

Woodford Town (2017)  2 – 1  Clapton
| Venue: Goffs Lane | Att: 133

Woodford secured a good win at Goffs Lane. Dion Lewis-Kirwan put Woodford ahead before Sham Barnwell levelled for the Tons. De’Juane Taylor-Crossdale got the winner as the obtained their third win in their last seven matches to remain 11th, six points clear of Southend Manor. Clapton’s fourth straight league defeat leaves them 6th though West Essex are seven points behind them with three matches in hand over the Tons.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading.

Essex Senior League & EOFL Round-up (ESL 28.1.18)

EOFL badge (50th Anni)

 

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of Essex Senior League action this weekend, followed by a results round-up from the Essex Olympian League Premier Division, Division One & Division Two.

Friday 26th January 2018

Tower Hamlets 1 – 3 Barkingside
| Venue: Mile End Stadium | Attendance: 86

Barkingside produced a strong display to leave Mile End with a good victory. Michael Walther’s men struck twice at the end of the first half through Roddy Lemba [40′ & pen 45′] to have the advantage at the break. An OG four minutes into the second half gave Hamlets some hope though Lemba completed a fine hat-trick seven minutes from time to give ‘Side their second win in their last four matches, sitting in 16th spot. Hamlets’ third loss in their last five matches sees them fall to 8th spot.

Saturday 27th January

Clapton 3 – 1 Wadham Lodge
| Venue: Old Spotted Dog | Attendance: 62

The Tons secured a good three points at home to Wadham. Steven Sardinha’s double [29′ & 80′] and a late goal from substitute Kai Bichard late on sealed the win. Brian Simpson got Wadham’s goal. Clapton’s thurd win in their last five sees them keep pace with the top-five in 6th. Wadham’s winless run stretches to six matches as they sit 19th, six points ahead of bottom side Hackney Wick.

Great Wakering Rovers 7 – 0 Burnham Ramblers
| Venue: Burroughs Park | Att: 50

Hullbridge Sports 1 – 1 Enfield 1893
| Venue: Lower Road | Att: 39

Hullbridge came from behind to claim a point although Enfield were without regular goalkeeper Matt Corderoy so outfield player Jayden Hocking-Rising had to don the gloves. Ben Bradbury [17′] put the visitors ahead before Michael Salako restored parity for Darren Manning’s men eight minutes after the break. Sports inch up to 18th with this result, though are just a point clear of thrir opponents here who are second-bottom as their winless run extended to eight matches.

Ilford 2 – 1 Hackney Wick
| Venue: Cricklefield | Att: 55

The Foxes picked up an important if not spectacular victory over bottom side Wick. On-loan Liam Whipps and Jamie Hart got the goals for Allan Fenn & Billy Cove’s side. Jonas Fuadianitu got Wick’s goal. Ilford’s 2nd win in their last 8 sees them go into 7th, two points clear of Tower Hamlets &West Essex. Wick’s winless run continues and they are five points adrift at the bottom.

Southend Manor P – P Basildon Utd

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Stansted 4 – 0 Sporting Bengal Utd
| Venue: Hargrave Park | Attendance: 37

A superb second-half showing secured Stansted’s third win in the last four matches. Julien Lloyd put the Airportmen ahead ten minutes after the break before strikes from Chris Moore [68′], Warren Thomas [72′] and Ryan Ramsey [85′] secured the win as Stansted went up to 13th, six points clear of the bottom four. Bengal’s fourth defeat on-the-trot sees them down to 15th and not clear of the relegation scrap just yet.

Takeley P – P West Essex

Despite the efforts of the hosts to get this match on, it was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Waltham Forest 1 – 4 Redbridge
| Venue: Kitchener Road | Att: 39

Redbridge continued their fine form as all the goals came in the second half at Kitchener Road. Brian Moses gave the Motormen the lead six minutes after the break, before Abdoulie Njai levelled on 62 minutes. Reside Coxi-Sebastfao put the visitors back ahead six minutes later before late goals from Moses [81′] and Jacob Dingli [90’+2] secured the victory. Forest’s 2nd loss in-a-row sees them just two points above the bottom four. Redbridge extend thrir lead at the summit to six points.

Essex Olympian League R’s

Premier Division

Basildon Town 0 – 1 Rayleigh Town
Bishop Stortford Swifts 1 – 4 White Ensign
Canning Town 1 – 4 Kelvedon Hatch
Manford Way 1 – 0 Frenford
May & Baker E.C 4 – 3 Harold Wood Ath.
Springfield 2 – 2 Catholic Utd

Senior Division One

Buckhurst Hill 4 – 1 Shenfield AFC
FC Hamlets 2 – 0 Galleywood
Great Baddow 1 – 0 Hutton
Old Chelmsfordians 1 – 1 Runwell Sports
Old Southendian 5 – 2 Harold Hill

Senior Division Two

Benfleet 4 – 1 Rochford Town
May & Baker E.C. Res 2 – 0 Newham Utd
Ryan 3 – 7 Herongate Athletic
Toby H – W A1 Sports (A1 were unable to raise a team)

That’s all for this week, check back in the coming weeks for more round-up’s from the ESL & EOFL.