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Mixed fortunes for Ilford, Redbridge, Barkingside

PUBLISHED: 08:12 07 November 2016 | UPDATED: 08:12 07 November 2016

Ilford's Paul Clayton scores against Sporting Bengal (pic Tim Edwards)

Ilford's Paul Clayton scores against Sporting Bengal (pic Tim Edwards)

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Sporting Bengal 2 Ilford 3

Ilford keeper Chris Clark punches clear against Sporting Bengal (pic Tim Edwards)Ilford keeper Chris Clark punches clear against Sporting Bengal (pic Tim Edwards)

Ilford had reason to cheer after beating Sporting Bengal in the Essex Senior League, while borough rivals Redbridge let a two-goal lead slip to draw at Burnham and Barkingside lost at home to Hullbridge.

Allan Fenn’s Foxes travelled across east London to Mile End Stadium on the back of a 2-0 midweek home defeat to Clapton and took the lead through Wale Odedoyin on 24 minutes.

Paul Clayton doubled their advantage four minutes later and struck again just six minutes into the second half.

But Shiblu Miah and Codey Cameron hit back for the hosts to set up a tense finale, as the visitors held on for the points.

Action from the Essex Senior League clash between Sporting Bengal and Ilford at Mile End Stadium (pic Tim Edwards)Action from the Essex Senior League clash between Sporting Bengal and Ilford at Mile End Stadium (pic Tim Edwards)

Ilford turn their attentions to the Essex Senior Cup in midweek as they visit Ryman North side Witham in a last-16 tie on Tuesday.

Ilford: Clark, Whipps, McLeavy, Adeyemi, Armah-Tackie (Matthews 65), Clayton (Ramsay 65), Killingback, Odedoyin, Paliulis, Stevens, Valionis (Nkosi 46). Unused subs: Mullings, Solarin.

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A Sporting Bengal player produces a neat turn against Ilford (pic Tim Edwards)A Sporting Bengal player produces a neat turn against Ilford (pic Tim Edwards)

Burnham 2 Redbridge 2

Motormen appeared to be cruising to all three points against lowly Ramblers at Leslie Field thanks to goals from Reside Coxi-Sebastfao Hunt and Terrell Miller in the first half.

But Bradley Morgan hit back for the home side and substitute Elliot Hemmings levelled things up to salvage a point.

Redbridge return to action with a trip to Waltham Forest on Wednesday.

Redbridge: Mernagh, Roult, Carter, Good, Hunt, Kettle, Miller, Coxi-Sebastfao, Parish, Dingli, Phillips. Subs: Mehmet, McCann, Stephenson.

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Barkingside 1 Hullbridge 2

Barkingside were beaten by struggling Hullbridge at Cricklefield Stadium on a disappointing afternoon.

The visitors, after a poor couple of weeks, took the lead with only six minutes on the clock as Harry Skinner struck.

But their joy was shortlived as Luke With levelled for Barkingside just five minutes later.

Hullbridge regained the lead five minutes before the interval when Ash Pibworth headed in from a Matt Brinklow cross and the visitors preserved that advantage under great pressure during the second half.

Gursel Gulfer’s Barkingside will hope for better when they host Stansted on Monday, with special reduced admission of £4 being offered for supporters of Clapton, as their former manager Michael Walther is now boss of the Airportmen.

The club will also hold a collection for the homeless.

Barkingside: Francis, Ademilyu, Wright, Campbell, Glancy, Laird, Lee, Lutaaya, Portway, Theobalds, With. Unused subs: Ambrose, Bonju, MacPherson, Martins.


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