By Scott Lanza
Saturday 26th October
Errington Challenge Cup 1st Round
Redbridge 4 Enfield 0
Redbridge eased into the next round after putting Enfield to the sword in a game in which they could have scored by a wider margin had they taken all their chances. The Motormen took the lead through Tony Martin in the 20th minute after he side-footed home from close range. The E’s almost equalised a minute before the break when a Ronnie Ledwith shot just went the wrong side of the post. A minute later and Redbridge went up the other end and doubled their lead via a Taylor Tombides strike that put them two goals to the good at the break. Redbridge dominated large parts of the second half and made it 3-0 after a plethora of missed opportunities, with Martin scoring his second of the afternoon. Jake Larkins went on to pull off a double save to deny Daniel Chambers and then Chris Gormley in the 81st minute, then the hosts were a bit wasteful as they looked to get another goal, which they duly scored in stoppage time as Daniel Gilchrist finished off to give his side an emphatic win.
Essex Senior League – Premier Division
Cockfosters 5 Sporting Bengal United 4
Chalk Lane played host to a real classic encounter on Saturday that saw nine goals in a real thriller. Ned Clarke handed the hosts a 4th minute lead, but David Vaughan then levelled up in the 17th minute. Two minutes later and Cockfosters were back in the driving seat via an own goal, but on the half hour Curtley McIntosh had levelled up once again. However the hosts went in at the break 3-2 up after Billy Healey rifled home. Healey scored his second in the 65th minute and it looked like job done when Ryan Wade scored from the penalty spot two minutes later. However Sporting Bengal were able to cut the deficit as Ashaan Siddik rifled home a penalty in the 77th minute and then converted a second penalty six minutes from time. There was to be no further scoring in a highly entertaining encounter that leaves Cockfosters sitting 10th in the table, while Sporting Bengal now on a four game losing streak sit one place below in 11th.
Hashtag United 3 Clapton 1
Jay Devereux’s men opened a four point lead at the top after a 3-1 win over strugglers Clapton. Tashan Richmond, Daniel Smith and the evergreen George Smith provided the goals, with Clapton, who now sit second from bottom, notching a consolation through Mario Gjini.
Hoddesdon Town 4 Saffron Walden Town 1
The Lilywhites upset title-chasers Saffron Walden Town after a good day at the office which started in the 40th minute when Joss Lillis handed them the lead. Jordan Halls doubled that lead in the 47th minute but Charlie Cole reduced arrears with a penalty in the 55th minute. But Cyrus Babaie then made it 3-1 to the hosts, with Lillis then adding his second to make sure of the points. Saffron Walden remain second but now four points behind leaders Hashtag after this one. Hoddesdon meanwhile are now 6th.
Southend Manor 1 Walthamstow 4
The Stow won on the road thanks to a Dwade James hat-trick, with each of them coming via penalties. Emiel Aiken added a fourth on the stroke of full-time with Sadiq Akanbi notching Manor’s consolation. Stow are now 3rd, with games in hand, while Manor slip down to 17th.
St Margaretsbury 1 Sawbridgeworth Town 1
Fans waited until stoppage time before there were any goals in this one, and once the hosts had broken the deadlock the visitors then found an instant reply a minute later. Daniel Palmer looked like he had found a late winner when he found the target in the second minute of stoppage time, but the Robins levelled up a minute later through Harry Bushell which gained them their first point of the campaign. St Margaretsbury, now on a four game unbeaten run, sit 8th after this one.
Takeley 0 Hadley 2
Takeley’s title tilt has been seriously derailed in the last 7 days as they followed last weekend’s defeat at home to Hashtag United with a midweek defeat at Ilford; on Saturday it became three defeats on the spin as they lost 2-0 to Hadley who are now unbeaten in seven league games. Cameron Ferguson and Luke Jupp scored the goals that see the Bricks up to 5th, while Takeley drop down to 7th.
Tower Hamlets 2 Stansted 3
Stansted came away from the Mile End Stadium with all the spoils courtesy of goals from Billy Coyne, Luke Hirst and Ryan Ramsey. Hamlets replied via a Suaibo Blade brace and the result now sees Stansted occupying 14th in the table, one place and one point better off than Tower Hamlets.