Search

Stevens hits landmark for Ilford

PUBLISHED: 10:11 20 September 2015

Ilford's Chris Stevens struck twice in their latest win to reach a notable landmark (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ilford's Chris Stevens struck twice in their latest win to reach a notable landmark (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 8450 946026

Latest news from the Essex Senior League

Ilford 5 Enfield 2

Chris Stevens hit the 200th and 201st goals of his Ilford career to help the Foxes to the points at Cricklefield Stadium.

Stevens fired the home side in front after only four minutes, but Enfield hit back with two goals in five minutes through Parker (penalty) and Leslie to take the lead.

Ajay Ashnike got Allan Fenn’s men back on terms on 37 minutes, before fellow defender Ashley Skeggs made it 3-2 six minutes later.

Stevens completed the first-half scoring with Ilford’s fourth in stoppage time and they sealed the points in the very last minute through Lithuanian Karolis Atutis.

Victory lifted Ilford into a share of second place and the club tweeted: “Congratulations to @DirtyStevens who scored his 200th and 201st goals for the club today. Fantastic achievement! #legend #Foxes #ESL”.

****

London Bari 2 FC Romania 1

Bari broke their duck for the season with an impressive win at the Old Spotted Dog ground.

Having battled to a goalless draw at Barking a week earlier, they saw Kareem Richardson net after 14 minutes.

And Ifedayo Adetunji netted their second in the third minute of stoppage time to help Bari record their first win of the campaign.

*****

Sawbridgeworth 3 Clapton 3

Clapton came back from two goals down to earn a battling point at Crofters End.

Mendez Formosa Gomez put Tons in front after only seven minutes, but Jason Todd levelled on 13 minutes.

And two goals in the space of three minutes towards the end of the first half put the hosts on top at the break.

Mitchell Das put Sawbo 2-1 up on 41 minutes, with George Wappett adding a third just two minutes later.

And the scoreline remained unchanged until the 76th minute, when Warren Mfula converted a penalty to give Tons hope.

And Mfula popped up again four minutes from time to level and ensure the visitors did not return home empty-handed.

*****

Hullbridge 4 Newham 3

Newham were left to pay the penalty at Lower Road after losing a seven-goal thriller.

Luke Hornsley put the home side in front after only five minutes, but Newham levelled as Sean Clarke struck three minutes later.

Vlad Sighirtau beat Bobby Mason with a superb half volley on 18 minutes to put the visitors ahead, but Hullbridge hauled themselves back on terms through Hornsley’s second goal of the game on the half hour mark.

Sherwin Stanley netted Newham’s third on 35 minutes, but the hosts squared matters in stoppage time through Charlie Little.

Hullbridge’s Charlie Garada had penalty appeals waved away soon after the restart and the scoreline remained unchanged until three minutes from time when Brad Morgan went down in the box and a penalty was awarded.

Hornsley stepped up to convert from the spot and complete his hat-trick, leaving Newham to wonder what might have been.

A club spokesperson tweeted: “Lads unlucky not to come away with three points. Let the game on three occasions but could not hold the lead.

“Game should have been buried in first half, missed a hatful of chances. Fair play to @HullbridgeFC they never gave up but they would admit they were lucky to come away with 3 points.

“Consistency is the key. Once we get a regular back 4 playing together I’m sure the club will start picking up results.

*****

Eton Manor 3 Sporting Bengal 0

Sporting Bengal slumped to defeat at Goffs Lane as Chid Onokwai’s late brace sealed the points.

Modeste gave Manor a 14th-minute lead, but it was not until nine minutes from time that Onokwai doubled their advantage.

Onokwai added his second on 83 minutes and Sporting boss Anwar Uddin tweeted: “Disappointed with the @SportingBengal defeat but you can learn lots about your team in adversity, good luck to @EtonFC #welldone.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder