Clapton win, Redbridge lose
PUBLISHED: 08:26 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 08:27 07 September 2016
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Local rivals Clapton and Redbridge experienced mixed fortunes in their latest Essex Senior League outings last night.
Tons bounced back from their 2-0 home loss against FC Romania to beat new boys West Essex 3-0 at Mayesbrook Park.
But Redbridge slipped to a 2-1 defeat at early pacesetters Hullbridge in their first match under new chairman Ricky Eaton at Lower Road.
Clapton got their noses in front with barely a minute on the clock as Will Mowbray headed home at the far post.
And the visitors doubled their advantage later in the first half when Reece Hewitt tucked the ball home at the near post from a free-kick, with the aid of a deflection, on 26 minutes.
Tons made a flying start to the second half as well, as Johnny Ashman netted their third goal within a minute of the restart and there was no way back for West Essex after that.
Victory lifted Tons up to fifth place in the table, but they are still to appoint a permanent successor to manager Michael Walther, who hsa been joined by Stansted by striker Tony Cookey.
Fahad Nyanja is also reported to have left the Old Spotted Dog club to sign for Ryman North sied Bowers, while names in the frame for the managerial role are said to include caretaker boss Andre Thomas, former Sporting Bengal United manager Anwar Uddin and ex-Basildon United boss Craig Gilliam.
Former Tons manager Wilfred Thomas and assistant boss Peter Harrington have also been linked with returns to the club, who now turn their attentions to the FA Vase and a tie at Hertford Town on Saturday.
Clapton: Wheatley, Ashman, Cook, Haighton, Hewitt, Jaffa, Jairette, Lyndon, Morris, Mowbray, Ocran. Subs: Blake, Ikomi, Taylor-Reid.
Redbridge fell behind to a wonder goal from Matt Brinklow after only five minutes at Hullbridge.
But they were back on terms in first-half stoppage time when DJ Adelekan’s looping header found the back of the home net.
Motormen were chasing the game once again within nine minutes of the restart, though, as Charlie Gereda’s cross was headed in by Jimmy Cox.
And they were unable to salvage from the game, as a three-match unbeaten run came to an end.
Redbridge are due to return to action against Eton Manor at Oakside on Saturday, before hosting local rivals Ilford in a derby on Tuesday.
East London rivals Sporting Bengal and London Bari are due to meet at Mile End Stadium tonight (Wednesday, 7.45pm).
Imrul Gazi’s Sporting will be looking to bounce back from their 6-1 FA Cup first qualifying round defeat at Kings Langley, while Bari boss Chris Davis will look for his side to extend their four-match unbeaten run having not played in over a week since their 1-0 win over Haringey & Waltham.
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