Search

Non-league: Tower Hamlets 4 Grays Athletic Reserves 1

PUBLISHED: 17:38 29 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:20 31 December 2018

A Tower Hamlets player on the attack at Mile End Stadium (pic Tim Edwards)

A Tower Hamlets player on the attack at Mile End Stadium (pic Tim Edwards)

Archant

Tower Hamlets eased into the next round of the Peter Butcher Memorial Trophy with a comfortable win on Saturday.

AJ Ashanike’s side had seen their last Essex Senior League match before Christmas against Ilford abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch at Mile End Stadium.

But after a muted start on their return to action, they took the lead on 18 minutes when winger Yoan Edoukou cut in from the right and beat Liam Tuitt with a low shot under his legs.

The visitors came back into the tie in the lead-up to half-time but could not seriously test home keeper Jordan Stansbury as the scoreline remained unchanged.

And the second half was barely a minute old when Hamlets caught Grays napping and doubled their advantage when a good ball into the box found Suaibo Balde, who rifled home.

It was 3-0 on 53 minutes when Montel Williams fired into the top corner from the penalty spot, with Hamlets completing their tally late on with a fourth from Ezekiel Kamara, who coolly slotted home a pass from fellow substitute Ismael Traore-Mendy three minutes from time.

Grays had the last word in the fifth minute of stoppage time with a fine curling free-kick from Manraj Phagura, but it was scant consolation.

Hamlets return to league action in 2019 when they visit bottom club Barkingside at Cricklefield Stadium on Friday, January 4.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 16:26

The University of East London celebrated another great year of sporting success at their annual Sports Awards at Indigo at the O2 on Wednesday night.

What were the most memorable moments from the season?

Yesterday, 15:00

The 21-year-old is excited to play in the Football League again and will keep his fitness ticking over during the summer

Our West Ham correspondent looks back over an upand down season

Yesterday, 11:02

Joe Widdowson and Jobi McAnuff were incredibly consistent as Leyton Orient won the National League and finished FA Trophy runners-up

Wed, 16:00

The 32-year-old will bid farewell to Brisbane Road this summer and reflected on the relationship he had with the club and the O's faithful

Who claimed the Hammers prize for Man of the Match awards?

Wed, 12:47

British Athletics has confirmed that it will be working closely with Track Academy in 2019, announcing that it will be the Official Charity Partner to the Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium this summer (20-21 July).

PROMOTED CONTENT

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

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

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists