Saturday, 10 September 2011


With thanks to 'Andyetfc' who posts on the Not the ETFC forum for the above headline which I think sums up the game for both sides this afternoon. It was a much improved performance from the Town against a visiting Needham Market side who are sure to be involved in the title race as they were last season.  The highlights are below including all four goals that were scored -


AFC Sudbury           1 Harlow Town        2        258 
Brentwood Town        2 Waltham Abbey      0         96 
Chatham Town          0 Grays Athletic     2        260 
Enfield Town          2 Needham Market     2        210 
Great Wakering Rovers 2 Redbridge          3         68
Heybridge Swifts      2 Soham Town Rangers 2        134
Leiston               3 Tilbury            0        172 
Potters Bar Town      3 Ilford             1         52 
Romford               2 Cheshunt           2         85 
Waltham Forest        3 Maldon and Tiptree 2         39 
Ware                  1 Thamesmead Town    2         73 

Elsewhere, Grays Athletic continued their good start to the season with a 0-2 victory at Chatham Town. Harry Agombar netted both goals for the current table toppers who are closely followed by Waltham Forest who are amazingly 46% of the way to beating their points total from last season (26).

The Stags came from 0-2 down against Maldon and Tiptree to win 3-2 at Cricklefields this afternoon in a match where both teams finished with 10 men. Harlow Town, Town's midweek opponents, recorded a great win at AFC Sudbury. The Hawks were 1-0 down but come back to gain the three points via ex Towner Lee Marshall and a Rhys Henry goal deep into injury time.

Another ex Towner, Dave Bastian, was sent off for Ware in their 1-2 home defeat at home to Thamesmead Town. Ware, Ilford and Maldon & Tiptree are the three sides without a win at present with Grays Athletic and Heybridge Swifts the only unbeaten sides left.

A full league table can be found here at the excellent footballwebpages website.

Town are currently in eighth position on eight points from five games. A comparison from the last three seasons first five games is below.

         P W D L GF GA  GD PTS 
2009/10  5 3 1 1  7  5  +3  10
2010/11  5 3 0 2  8  4  +4   9
2011/12  5 2 2 1 15 10  +5   8 

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