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Redbridge return with some reward

PUBLISHED: 09:01 22 September 2013

Geoffrey Mitchell put Redbridge ahead at Harlow (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Geoffrey Mitchell put Redbridge ahead at Harlow (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman Division 1N: Harlow 2 Redbridge 2

Redbridge had to settle for a point after letting a two-goal lead slip against their Ryman Division One North rivals.

Ben Bradbury sent an early chance wide, as Les Thompson and Geoffrey Mitchell caused the home defence problems.

Junior Dadson went close for Harlow before Mitchell headed past James Dodge but saw his effort cleared off the line.

Mitchell put Motormen ahead on 38 minutes, with a near post header from Emiel Aiken’s cross, and the visitors were awarded a penalty soon after when Patrick Damali was fouled in the box.

After a brief melee, Eljay Worrell saw his spot-kick saved by Dodge but the ball was sent back into the box and Worrell headed home.

Motormen went close to a third after the restart as Mitchell saw another header cleared, before Alex Read hit back from long range before the hour.

Substitutes Abs Thompson and Daniel Charge combined to create a good chance, which was lifted over the bar.

And it proved a costly miss as Harlow levelled in the last minute through James Smith.

*****

Barkingside 1 Burnham 3

Barkingside were unable to repeat their midweek heroics in Norfolk as they slipped to defeat at Oakside.

Matt Frew’s men had battled back from two goals down to earn a point at Wroxham on Tuesday, thanks to a brace from Toran Senghore.

And they fell behind early again against Burnham, as Sam Mead struck on seven minutes.

Billy Hunt doubled the visitors lead midway through the second half and Charlie Kirby put Burnham, crowned Essex Senior League champions ahead of Side last season, 3-0 up on 73 minutes.

Andy Edmunds replied for the home side soon after but it was little consolation for Frew and Co.

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Ilford 1 Great Wakering 3

Ilford saw their mini revival brought to an end by Essex Senior League rivals Rovers at Cricklefield.

Having recorded back-to-back wins over Eton Manor (3-0) and Hullbridge (1-0) on their travels, the Foxes found themselves two goals down to a Dan Trenkel brace at half time.

Ashley Hawkins added a third for the visitors on 65 minutes and although Martin Haywood’s men pulled one back, it was little consolation.


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