March 10 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Essex Senior League: Clapton 2 Greenhouse 2
Clapton had to settle for a point on their long-awaited return to Essex Senior League action last night.
The Tons had not played a match for 54 days, since their 2-1 loss to Takeley on December 14, due to long sequence of postponements due to waterlogged pitches.
But the hosts took a first-half lead when Tom Jeffes nodded home, after a mistake from the Greenhouse keeper.
The visitors levelled after the restart as a long-range effort from Billy Reynolds gave Pape Diagne no chance.
But Chris Wood’s Tons regained the lead on 72 minutes when James Briggs fired home from a free-kick.
The home side’s joy was shortlived, though, as James Anderson got Greenhouse back on level terms almost immediately and, although Tons had the better of things, they could not force a winner in the time remaining.
Wood said: “We blew the cobwebs off in a scrappy draw.
“We’re much better than that. We now move on to Hullbridge at the Dog on Saturday.”
London Bari are due to host London APSA in an east London derby at the Old Spotted Dog tonight.
Bottom club Bari are scheduled to visit
title hopefuls Great Wakering on Saturday, while APSA travel to Southend Manor.
Table-topping Tower Hamlets saw their clash at Hullbridge called off last night but are due to visit Greenhouse on Saturday.
Sporting Bengal were also left frustrated as their meeting with Enfield was postponed, but they are set to host the north London outfit on Saturday.