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Ilford secure victory over the Robins

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 February 2019

Ilford striker Yemi Adelani in action against Redbridge met at Cricklefield Stadium (pic Tim Edwards)

Ilford striker Yemi Adelani in action against Redbridge met at Cricklefield Stadium (pic Tim Edwards)

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Essex Senior League: Ilford 3 Sawbridgeworth Town 2

A Yemi Adelani brace inspired Ilford to a 3-2 victory over Sawbridgeworth Town and push them up to 11th in the table.

Striker Adelani put the hosts ahead after just eight minutes, only to see Joe Wright head home a leveller three minutes later, but in the 25th minute Lamar Douglas saw an effort just cross the line - despite an acrobatic attempt to clear it off the line to give the Foxes the lead once again.

The Robins fought back again to level on the hour mark thanks to Ollie Fortune, but Adelani then netted a solo goal four minutes later to restore Ilford’s lead once again.

The visitors had the chance to level for a third time seven minutes from the end but Rossetti saved their spot-kick, and it meant the hosts claimed all three points.

Martin Haywood’s side will now look to build on that win when they travel away to the Mile End Stadium to take on Tower Hamlets on Friday evening.

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