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Clapton claim points; Barking, Newham lose

PUBLISHED: 09:31 27 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:31 27 September 2015

Clapton's fans show their support (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Clapton's fans show their support (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Clapton 4 Burnham 2

Tons celebrated a fine win in the late September sunshine in front of a crowd of 287 at the Old Spotted Dog.

Only two minutes had been played when Shomari Barnwell put Michael Walther’s men in front and Warren Mfula – their late hero at Sawbridgeworth a week earlier – made it 2-0 on 25 minutes.

Charlie Kirby pulled a goal back for Burnham before the break, but Freddie Morris restored Clapton’s two-goal cushion within two minutes of the restart.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men after Joel Barnett received his marching orders, but Lloyd Wilson’s goal gave them hope of salvaging a point.

Roddy Lemba had the final say, though, as he netted Clapton’s fourth goal of the game to keep them in second place on goal difference behind Bowers.

Tons will look to maintain their good from when they welcome Takeley to the Old Spotted Dog on Tuesday.

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Barking 0 Sawbridgeworth Town 1

Blues fell to their first league defeat of the season on a disappointing day at Mayesbrook Park.

Mick O’Shea’s men went into the match on the back of a 5-1 success over Southend Manor in the Essex Senior Cup in midweek, but drew a blank this time around and lost ground on the leaders.

A 31st-minute goal from Mitchell Das earned the visitors the points and Barking will look to bounce back when they visit FC Romania on Wednesday.

Barking: Green, Ling, Foster, Reynolds, Golby, O’Brien, Ashwell (Creed 69), Staunton, Nelson (Sherwood 86), Barlow, Omogiate. Unused subs: Akinuli, Mogege.

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Takeley 2 Newham 1

Newham suffered their fifth successive defeat of the season at Station Road.

Beaten 4-0 by Basildon United at their temporary Tilbury home in midweek, they succumbed to two goals in the space of nine second-half minutes.

Matthew Gill proved the matchwinner for the home side with his quickfire brace and Newham will hope for better when they welcome Basildon for the second time in a week for an Essex Senior Cup tie on Wednesday.


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