Thursday, 5 January 2017
ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE WEEKEND FIXTURES FOR SATURDAY 7th JANUARY 2017
Saturday 7th January
Enfield 1893 v Basildon United
Eton Manor v Burnham Ramblers
Haringey & Waltham v Tower Hamlets
Hullbridge Sports v Barkingside
Ilford v FC Romania
Redbridge v Sawbridgeworth Town
Sporting Bengal United v Waltham Forest
Stansted v Clapton
Wadham Lodge v Southend Manor
West Essex v London Bari
The league leader's Barking are not in action this weekend (they did lose their last game at home to Ilford prior to Christmas) so this may allow second placed Southend Manor to close the gap to just one points if they are victorious at Wadham Lodge. The Blues will have FIVE games in hand over Manor so will still be strong favourites for the title whatever the result.
Southend warmed up for Saturday's game with an impressive 1-5 victory at FC Romania in the Gordon Brastead Memorial Cup - Michael Hopkins got a hat-trick with youngster Bayley Newell (on loan from Vanarama South side Concord Rangers) scoring twice.
Burnham Ramblers are bottom of the table with a four point gap between them and Sporting Bengal United - they travel to 15th placed Eton Manor with United hosting Waltham Forest at The Mile End Stadium in an East London derby game.