Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]
Hello and welcome to my round-up of Essex Senior League action this weekend, starting with the Friday night action.
Friday 28th September
Redbridge 1 – 3 Woodford Town | Oakside | Att: 85
I attended this match alongside fellow Non-League colleagues such as Pete D, here’s my report: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/match-report-redbridge-1-3-woodford-town-esl-28-9-18/
Saturday 29th September
Hullbridge Sports 6 – 1 Enfield 1893 | Lower Road | Att: 86
Hullbridge recovered to pile on the goals over Enfield. Dan Okah [20′] put the hosts ahead though Jayden Hocking-Rising [28′] levelled for the E’s. On the cusp of half-time, Michael Salako [45′] and Perry Dunn [45’+4] struck to restore their lead. Tony Martin struck a six-minute double [64′ & 70′] and Dunn struck late on to made it six and grab their sixth win of the season.
Ilford 0 – 0 Hoddesdon Town | Cricklefield | Att: 55
I attended this match, here’s my report: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/match-report-ilford-0-0-hoddesdon-esl-29-9-18/
Sawbridgeworth Town 1 – 1 Clapton | Crofters End | Att: 37
Both sides struck in the second-half as Clapton denied Sawbo the victory. Lewis Deamer [66′] put John Watters’ side ahead before debutant Dylan Gordon-Broadley levelled for the Tons late on. Sawbo have won one of their five outings now while Clapton are unbeaten in their last four league matches.
Stansted 4 – 1 Sporting Bengal Utd | Hargrave Park | Att: 47
The Airportmen secured a good win over Bengal. Callum Ibe put the hosts ahead on 11 minutes. Sporting Bengal levelled through new signing Jay Knight [25′]. Ibe secured his hat-trick [53′ & 59′] after the break before Connor hammond added a late fourth. The hosts have now won 5 straight league matches while Bengal suffered their second heavy loss inside a week.
Stanway Rovers 4 – 1 Barkingside | Hawthorns | Att: 43
Stanway roared to their second league win of the season over fellow strugglers Barkingside. Marley Okosi, Toby Blanche, Danny Nesbitt and Marley Andrews all netted for the hosts while Jacob Dingli’s goal was a rare beacon of light for ‘Side, whose winless streak extends to nine matches.
Takeley 3 – 2 St Margaretsbury | Station Road | Att: 72
Takeley edged St Margs in this battle at Station Road. The visitors struck early as Charncey Dash broke the leadlock after two minutes. An OG levelling things up [20′] before the familiar goal-getters Stuart Zanone [26′] and Charlie Cole [pen 35’] turned the tide of the match. Tom Cowell’s 70th-minute strike made it tight towards the end though the hosts held firm to get their first win in three matches. St Margs have had three straight defeats though credit goes to them for making this one tighter than it could’ve been.
Tower Hamlets 1 – 0 Southend Manor | Mile End | Att: 29
Silo Joao’s solitary goal gave player-manager AJ Ashinike’s side their first league win of the campaign, at the sixth attempt. Manor have had three losses in their last four league outings now and will want to curb that soon.
Walthamstow 2 – 2 Leyton Athletic | Kitchener Road | Att: 47
Finally, in a topsy-turvy ‘Kitchener Road’ derby, Leyton denied ‘Stow all three points in the first match since the departure of Jason Ngandu, who has taken a coaching role at Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers. Gebrai Samrai’s 31st-minute strike put the hosts ahead though Mario Gnijaj equalised three minutes after the break. The ‘home’ side restored their advantage on 56 minutes through Craig Pope but Leyton struck on the 90 as Francesco Cicconi salvaged a point. ‘Stow have are unbeaten in thir last five outings now, though three of those have been draws. Leyton have averted a three-match losing run though have only won one in eight thus far.
That’s all for now, thanks for reading.