Essex Senior League Round-Up
By Peter Dudley
Redbridge 2 Barkingside 1
Calvin Poku netted a brace in the final few minutes to give Redbridge a last gasp win over Barkingside at Oakside on Friday evening. The visitors lead when Ryan Imbert burst into the box and smashed home, and the hosts trailed at the break although Side having two other chances, Redbridge had created enough chances of their own to be in front. And it looked like the visitors would hold on for a shock win until the 89th minute when after a rash tackle saw a red card for the away side, the resultant free kick was not cleared, and it fell to substitute Calvin Poku who netted from close range. And the hosts managed to find a late winner when Poku struck in off the inside of the post to spark wild scenes. The result means the Motormen return to the top of the division.
Burnham Ramblers 0 Clapton 3
The Tons heaped more misery on Burnham Ramblers as they inflicted their third defeat in a row since the turn of the year and gave themselves a second win in a row in all competitions after victory at Leslie Field. Khadean Campbell opened the scoring for the visitors, when after a mistake in the Ramblers backline, Campbell got onto it, rounded keeper Strizovic and slotted home. The visitors could have added further goals before the break but for Strizovic and the woodwork. However Clapton did double the lead from the spot through Steve Sardinha and then made it three when Greg Akpele burst clear of the defence before slotting home to seal the win for the visitors. It was another bad day at the office for the hosts, who also saw Musson sent off late on too.
Enfield 1893 1 Basildon United 4
Braces from Marcus Bowers and Jack Adlington saw the visiting Bees thump a struggling Enfield at Barrows Farm. Bowers converted a 4th minute penalty before they doubled their lead in the 25th minute as a long throw was flicked on and Adlington headed past Knight. And two minutes before the break it was three when after Knight saw a clearance blocked and Bowers back heeled an effort into the net. Four minutes into the second period it was four when another long throw wasn’t dealt with and Adlington got in front of Thomas to smash past Knight, and although the hosts pulled one back just past the hour mark when Aundre Spencer fired home from twenty yards, the visitors bagged the points.
Hackney Wick P Takeley P
Ilford P Great Wakering Rovers P
Sawbridgeworth Town P FC Romania P
Sporting Bengal United P Waltham Forest P
Wadham Lodge P Tower Hamlets P
West Essex P Southend Manor P
Woodford Town 2017 P Stansted P