Ilford win, Redbridge lose
PUBLISHED: 10:13 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 10:13 28 September 2016
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Mixed fortunes for local rivals
Ilford booked their place in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup with a fine 3-0 win at Essex Senior League leaders Takeley last night.
But neighbours Redbridge came away from Southend Manor empty-handed after a 4-2 defeat in the league.
Allan Fenn’s Foxes travelled to Station Road on the back of a 4-0 FA Vase win at Burnham Ramblers at the weekend, which earned them a trip to St Margaretsbury in the first round.
And they enjoyed another impressive win on the road thanks to goals from Sipho Mtyanda, Luke McLeavy and Justas Paliulis.
Ilford will now wait to see who they face in the next round when the draw is made at 5.30pm today (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, Redbridge suffered a fourth defeat in five league and cup matches as they went down against Manor at Southchurch Park.
Knocked out of the FA Vase at Colney Heath on Saturday, Motormen found themselves behind after only four minutes as Rhys Fatt struck for Manor, who had lost a penalty shoot-out to Essex Olympian League side Canning Town to go out of the Vase themselves at the weekend.
It was 2-0 just four minutes later as Michael Hopkins fired home, but Redbridge avoided any further damage before the break.
A third home goal arrived from Sam Short, after Motormen had made a brighter start to the second half, but Kieran English replied seven minutes from time after Joe Gent’s effort came back off the crossbar.
Callum Ibe quickly restored Manor’s three-goal cushion with a lobbed finish, before Jay Knight grabbed a late consolation for Motormen.
Joint bosses Ricky Eaton and Dave Ross will look to bounce back when their side welcome Tower Hamlets to Oakside on Saturday, ahead of a derby date at Ilford next Wednesday.
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