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Ilford hit for six

PUBLISHED: 12:14 09 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:17 09 October 2013

Ilford manager Martin Haywood (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ilford manager Martin Haywood (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Gordon Brasted Trophy: Hullbridge 6 Ilford 0

Ilford suffered more midweek misery as they were dumped out of the Gordon Brasted Trophy at Lower Road last night.

The Foxes, having fallen to a 4-0 defeat at Essex Senior League rivals Clapton last Tuesday, had been forced to settle for a 3-3 draw at Bowers on Saturday, after the home side netted a last-minute equaliser.

But they were never in the hunt at Hullbridge, after Kurtis Clarke netted twice inside the first 14 minutes to put the home side on top.

Clarke broke away with only two minutes gone to slot home the opener and, after Ryan Smith made two fine saves to deny Ilford an equaliser, Clarke doubled his side’s lead from Rob Lacey’s pass.

Dean Wallace headed a third goal seven minutes later from Jimmy Cox’s free-kick to leave Ilford with a mountain to climb in the second half.

And there was no way back for the visitors after Liam Nash made it 4-0 on 55 minutes with an excellent chip.

A fifth goal arrived from Cox on 75 minutes after a fine passing move before Carlos Mullings completed the Hullbridge tally eight minutes from time.

Ilford will have to pick themselves up for the visit of London APSA on Saturday, with their rivals unbeaten in nine league and cup matches heading into their Gordon Brasted Trophy tie at FC Romania tonight.

Hullbridge: Smith, J Lacey, Hunwicks, J Nash, Wallace, Brown, R Lacey, Clark, Cox, K Clarke, L Nash, Skinner, Mullings, Ranger.

Ilford: Sole, Hinds-Cadette, Candy, Powell, Cavalier, Pattison, Hill, Adebayo, Odegi-Uzokule, Gardiner (Nelson), Lockwood (McDonald).

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Cray Valley 3 Barkingside 1

Barkingside suffered more knockout heartache as they exited the London Senior Cup.

Thumped 6-0 at home by Guernsey in the FA Trophy on Sunday, Matt Frew’s men travelled to south London looking to book a plum tie at Conference National side Welling in the next round.

But they fell behind on 13 minutes as Harrison Carnegie netted for the hosts.

Carnegie doubled Cray’s lead in the 35th minute and Laurent Hamici made it 3-0 before the hour.

Matt Gulfer replied eight minutes from time but it was little consolation for ‘Side, who return to Ryman One North action with a home match against Maldon at Oakside on Saturday.


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