By Peter Dudley
ESL Premier Division
Woodford Town 4 Stanway Rovers 1
Jordan Sanderson and Temi Babalola netted braces as Woodford went just three points behind leaders Stansted in fifth spot after they thrashed Stanway Rovers at The Harlow Arena. Sanderson netted the opener after just three minutes and then saw Babalola double that lead ten minutes before half time. And when Sanderson added another three minutes later, the hosts were well in control at the break. Babalola then made it four twenty minutes into the second period and although Tyler Harris netted a consolation for the visitors they are now thirteenth after their tenth league defeat of the campaign.
Buildbase FA Vase Third Round Proper
Hullbridge Sports 0 Newport Pagnell Town 2
Sports are out of the FA Vase after they fell to defeat to Quarter-Finalists of two years ago Newport Pagnell Town. The visitors netted the opener on the hour mark through Dom Lawless and then sealed their passage into the Last 32 of the competition when Harry Stratton netted the visitors second.
Redbridge 0 Chertsey Town 5
The Motormen crashed out of the FA Vase after they were outclassed by a terrific Chertsey Town side at Oakside. Sam Murphy netted the opener midway through the first half before he added a second eight minutes before the break. And Murphy completed his treble nine minutes after the restart before Jake Baxter made it four just past the hour mark, and then Dale Binns netted Town’s fifth a final goal with just under twenty minutes to go to cruise into Round Four of the competition.
ESL Premier Division
Enfield 2 Tower Hamlets 4
Hamlets continued their recent resurgence with a terrific win at Enfield, Luke with netted after eighteen minutes to give Hamlets the lead and then he doubled their lead just before the half hour mark. And when Iljhal Currie-Wilson added a third just past the half hour mark the visitors were three goals up at the break. The hosts then briefly harboured hopes of the comeback when Dabn Chambers pulled one back seven minutes into the second period before Michael Opoku added a second for the hosts just a minute later, but Kris Queeley then netted a fourth for Hamlets on the hour mark to thwart any hopes of such a comeback, and it meant the visitors climbed up to 14th and above their opponents who slipped down to 17th.
Hoddesdon Town 0 West Essex 2
West Essex grabbed all three points with victory at Lowfield against Hoddesdon Town, Tom Woodbridge gave them the lead nine minutes before the break before Izzy Ogedi-Uzokwe netted a second just two minutes later. It means the hosts remain eighth whilst West go up to 12th.
Saffron Walden Town 5 Ilford 1
Walden are now just two points off the lead in fourth after they thrashed Ilford at Catons Lane, Tom Lakin opened the scoring after seven minutes before Lewis Francis doubled their lead from the spot in the 32nd minute. Marcus Crowther, who netted in their midweek defeat to Billericay Town, added a third right on half time before Dan Trendall made it four two minutes into the second period. Connor Kain did pull one back for The Foxes soon after but the last laugh went to Walden and Trendall, adding a fifth with nine minutes remaining and defeat sees Ilford slip a place to tenth.
Southend Manor 0 Takeley 1
Coby Miles netted in the 14th minute as Takeley continued their long unbeaten run with victory at Southchurch Park against Southend Manor. The visitors are just a point behind the leaders with a game in hand in third whilst Manor remain in the bottom three.
Sporting Bengal United 1 Leyton Athletic 1
Mario Gjini netted with seventeen minutes remaining to see visitors Leyton Athletic grab a decent point away at Mile End against Sporting Bengal United. Jay Knight gave the hosts a nineteenth minute lead but Leyton saw Gjini net that leveller to make sure the game ended all square, leaving the hosts in seventh and eight points off the top five now, whilst Athletic remain second bottom but now eight points above Barkingside and with a much better goal difference.
St Margaretsbury 1 Clapton 0
Charncey Dash netted in the 16th minute to help see The Bury Boys grab victory at home to Clapton at The Recreation Ground. It sees the hosts climb a place into ninth whilst The Tons are now down in 15th following another defeat, their tenth of the season.
Stansted 2 Sawbridgeworth Town 2
The Airportmen are a point clear at the top after a dramatic ending at Hargrave Park saw them come from two goals down to grab a share of the spoils against local rivals Sawbridgeworth Town. Joe Wright gave The Robins a 65th minute lead and when Julien Lloyd doubled their lead five minutes later the visitors look odds on to stun their hosts, but James Turvey netted with six minutes to go to reduce the arrears before adding his and Stansted’s second three minutes later to salvage un unlikely point for the hosts. Sawbo are in 11th after this result.