Search

Woods hold on against Hamlets to win again; Clapton off the mark after success over Bengal

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 August 2019

Ricardo Shaw of Woodford scores the first goal for his team and celebrates during Woodford Town vs Tower Hamlets, Essex Senior League Football at The Harlow Arena on 6th August 2019

Ricardo Shaw of Woodford scores the first goal for his team and celebrates during Woodford Town vs Tower Hamlets, Essex Senior League Football at The Harlow Arena on 6th August 2019

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Latest from our locals club in the Essex Senior League

Tower Hamlets celebrate their first goal during Woodford Town vs Tower Hamlets, Essex Senior League Football at The Harlow Arena on 6th August 2019Tower Hamlets celebrate their first goal during Woodford Town vs Tower Hamlets, Essex Senior League Football at The Harlow Arena on 6th August 2019

Woodford Town made it two wins from two in this season's Essex Senior League with a 2-1 victory over Tower Hamlets on Tuesday night, but they were made to work hard for it.

After scoring eight at the weekend in a comprehensive success over Sawbridgeworth Town on the opening day, more goals were expected for this encounter and it proved the case.

Three occurred in the first 45 at Harlow Arena, but that was that as Hamlets showed a good reaction after losing 7-0 at Walthamstow last weekend.

Dee Safer's Town found the opener early with quarter of an hour played when Ricky Shaw finished well after good work by Andrea Mantova.

Italian Mantova went from provider to goalscorer just before the 30-minute mark when he fired home on the half volley to make it 2-0.

Andrea Mantovani of Woodford scores the first goal for his team and celebrates during Woodford Town vs Tower Hamlets, Essex Senior League Football at The Harlow Arena on 6th August 2019Andrea Mantovani of Woodford scores the first goal for his team and celebrates during Woodford Town vs Tower Hamlets, Essex Senior League Football at The Harlow Arena on 6th August 2019

Hamlets, to their credit, responded with Ezra Ndukuba slotted home before half time, but that was as good as it would get for the visitors, who fell to a one-goal defeat.

*Sporting Bengal United were left frustrated after going down 3-1 away to Clapton, with the fixture played at Redbridge's Oakside Stadium.

The Tons were due to host Hoddesdon Town on the opening day, but the game had to be postponed.

A statement from the Essex Senior League on the matter read: "The speculation concerning the Old Spotted Dog Stadium has been confirmed to the League.

"As a result Clapton FC have today (Monday, August 5) been advised within seven days to advise the league of where they intend to play for up to 12 weeks to enable the owners to resolve the issues."

Tons, under new management this season, quickly arranged for Tuesday's home clash with Bengal to take place at Oakside and it proved a lucky charm for the team, with a 3-1 win recorded.

It was 2-0 to Glen Kendall's men at the break and they added another in the second half, while conceding once, to claim a first three points of the campaign and conclude a difficult few days on a high note.

Latest East London Sports News

12:30

Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff returned to training on Friday along with a host of the injured personnel.

09:42

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has insisted his strong need a stronger mindset to kill games off after taking early leads after a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic.

Yesterday, 18:38

Doubles from Adriana Leon and Martha Thomas helped West Ham to an exciting 4-2 win over Liverpool at Rush Green.

Yesterday, 17:46

Women rugby fans are becoming as rowdy as men when they're watching the game, a study shows.

Yesterday, 13:10

Ilford sealed a narrow victory over local rivals Woodford Town in the Essex Senior League on Saturday, but Redbridge and Tower Hamlets both endured defeats.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Honours finished even as Danny Johnson's first goal for Orient earned them a point at Brisbane Road on Saturday.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Defending Vitality Blast T20 champions Essex have announced the signing of Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques for their summer campaign.

Friday, February 21, 2020

West Ham's battle against relegation has suffered another blow after Ryan Fredericks was struck down by a shoulder injury.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser