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Woodford prepare for first match in Peter Butcher Memorial Trophy

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 November 2018

A Woodford Town player loses the battle for a header (pic: Tim Edwards).

A Woodford Town player loses the battle for a header (pic: Tim Edwards).

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After a 1-1 draw at Terry Spillane’s Stanway Rovers on Tuesday, Town will look to defeat Tiptree Jobserve this evening

Woodford Town entertain Tiptree Jobserve tonight (Friday) in the first round of the Peter Butcher Memorial Trophy.

The visitors ply their trade in the reserve division of the Essex Senior League and will be out to cause an upset at the Harlow Arena.

After seven games, Tiptree are fourth with 13 points following four wins, one draw and two defeats.

This evening, they will come up against a confident Town team, after they secured a 1-1 draw at Stanway Rovers in the Essex Senior League on Tuesday night.

Teenager Adam Harris hit an 85th minute leveller off the bench after Marley Okosi’s 31st minute opener and the result leaves Dee Safer’s men in seventh spot in the table.

Woods assistant manager Neil Day was delighted by the resilience shown by his team, who could even have stole the game at the death when in-form striker Samir Ali headed into the side netting.

He said: “We knew it would be hard because Terry (Spillane) is a good manager and always has his teams up for a battle, but we showed some resilience.

“We stayed in the game when we could have buckled; we left our best to the end and could even have nicked it, although this would have been very harsh on Stanway, but a real bonus for us.”

After Tuesday’s draw at the Hawthorns, the Woods will now host Tiptree in the first round of the Peter Butcher Memorial Trophy – a competition set up to remember the late Peter Butcher, who served the Essex Senior League for a long period of time.

Safer’s team will return to league action on Monday when the current pace-setters Stansted visit the Harlow Arena.

The Airportmen have been in fine form this season and are flying at the top of the standings, but Town will be looking to down the leaders.

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