Woodford Town beat Takeley 2-0 in an Essex Senior League game on Friday night with two goals in the second half. Takeley, who before the season started were thought by many people to involved in the race for the title, have now lost three of their last four league games.
The away side enjoyed alot of possession during the game but it was the home side who looked to be playing with more flow and tempo when going forward - saying that it was Takeley who had the best chance of the first half when Stuart Zanone fired straight at Alex Reed in the home goal.
The third video below shows an example of Takeley's possession in the second half.
On 57 minutes it was 1-0 when Ellis Routledge skipped past a Takeley defender with ease and cut in from the left hand side to score from a close range angle.
Takeley continued to put pressure on with Alex Reed making a good save but it was Woodford who sealed the victory in the closing moments of the game when Takeley goalkeeper Ronnie Yates went up for a corner kick in search of saving a point for his team only for Dejaune Taylor-Crossdale to break and gloriously lift and bend the ball into the open net from inside his own half - he then celebrated with the two very noisy Woodford fans and others behind the dugout.
It was a great night and deserved victory for Woodford who have now unbeaten in four league games.
Takeley have some impressive players in their squad so there is doubt I think they will be up towards the top of the table when it matters but there is now an eleven point gap between current table topper's Hullbridge Sport and themselves in seventh place - they do have two games in hand and it's still early days of course. Tuesday night's home game against Redbridge (15th) is now a really important game for them.
Woodford Town now have a break for a week before a midweek trip to the seaside to play Southend Manor.
JUST THE GOALS
TAKELEY POSSESSION EXAMPLE FROM THE SECOND HALF