The RFU has welcomed the news that government has given the green light for 15-a-side contact rugby union to return at grassroots level, subject to adaptations.

Ilford manager Adam Peek is urging local football fans to come and support the historic club as they bid to battle through an uncertain period with the latest restrictions.

Redbridge manager George Christou was keen to praise the Essex Senior League for being proactive since the latest Covid-19 restrictions were announced.

Jarrod Bowen shines for West Ham as his goal and assist guided them to a third consecutive win and moved them up to fifth in the Premier League with a narrow 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

Ronnie O’Sullivan was ‘embarrassed’ by world No.66 Alexander Ursenbacher as the Swiss ‘boxer’ left him flat on the canvas at the UK Championship.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Daryl McMahon felt it was a ‘cruel’ defeat as they crashed out of the FA Cup with the final kick of extra-time away to Mansfield Town.

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton says his side showed real spirit and deadly finishing as they came away from Port Vale with a 3-2 victory in a match where they had to sit deep and defend.

FA Cup: Mansfield Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

League Two: Port Vale 2 Leyton Orient 3

Well, I’m writing this on the eve of match day as ever, yet it is a match day like no other for the Daggers in many ways, not least because it’s a Sunday.

Ronnie O’Sullivan has absolutely no desire to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award – but believes he should have scooped the end of year gong four times.

Dagenham & Redbridge turn their attentions back to the FA Cup after a break from league action at the weekend.

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed the club is already working on a number of contract extensions for players, including top goal scorer Danny Johnson.

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has explained the reasons behind the Port Vale match being swapped to an earlier kick-off.

Redbridge manager George Christou is delighted about the expected return to Essex Senior League action on the first weekend after lockdown is lifted.

Leyton Orient defender Dan Happe insists it’s a rare occasion for him to find the back of the net but was more focused on the clean sheet and picking up the win.

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton heaps praise on young defender Dan Happe as he netted the winner in their 1-0 victory over Bradford City.

League Two: Leyton Orient 1 Bradford City 0

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton is hoping to be able to stick with a similar line-up for the Bradford City clash on the back of a 3-0 win over Harrogate Town.

Ilford boxer Conor Benn remained unbeaten with a points win over Sebastian Formella at Wembley Arena to retain his WBA continental welterweight title.

Ronnie O’Sullivan says the Northern Ireland Open reignited his passion for snooker and convinced him he won’t hang up his cue before he turns 60.

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton believes his side were professional and devastating when attacking as they sealed a 3-0 victory over Harrogate Town.

Well, just the one game this week and just the one point – a point gained at that – however there is still plenty to get our teeth into. The performance, still not quite there? Kenny Clark, are his days in the starting XI numbered? Ultimately, are we still on track.

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton believes the new substitution laws have been brought in too late as they were needed when all teams were expected to play a heavy fixture list after a six-month lay-off.

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has admitted he is envious of opponents Harrogate Town for being able to build on promotion momentum like the O’s.

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has insisted they will be using their first week in several without a midweek game to work on defending ahead of their clash with Harrogate Town.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Daryl McMahon felt it was very much a game of two halves as they drew 1-1 with second-placed Sutton United.

Work has continued at Ashton Playing Fields despite the current lockdown restrictions, a situation which will give Woodford Town fans an ‘even better footballing experience’ according to club chairman Tony Scott.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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