Essex Senior Cup: Barkingside face trip to Coggleshall Town in first round

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 July 2016

Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Side on the road after draw made for county competition

Barkingside have been handed a trip to Thurlow Nunn Division One club Coggleshall Town after the draw was made for the first round of the Essex Senior Cup.

The Side enter the competition at the first stage this year following relegation from the Ryman North and visit a Seedgrowers team who have been absent from the competition for 40 years.

The match will take place before September 3 at Town’s West Street stadium, though when it will take place is yet to be confirmed with Gursel Gulfer’s men facing a busy start to the new campaign.

Last year, Side were knocked out in the third round of the competition on penalties at home to National League South outfit Chelmsford City.

The draw for the second round has also been made, with Barkingside knowing a win at Coggleshall will set up a trip to Essex Senior League rivals Stansted.

Redbridge, Barking and Ilford all receieved byes in the first round, but have been handed tough ties in the second stage.

The Motormen will visit the winner of the all-Essex Senior League first round clash between West Essex and Waltham Forest, while Ilford are on the road at league rivals Takeley.

Barking, meanwhile, will entertain Wivenhoe Town of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, with all second round ties ordered to take place before October 1.

Essex Senior Cup selected ties, first round (to be played before Sep 3): Coggleshall Town v Barkingside

Second round (to be played before Oct 1): Stansted v Coggleshall Town or Barkingside; West Essex or Waltham Forest v Redbridge; Barking v Wivenhoe Town; Takeley v Ilford

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