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Clapton keep it clean for another win!

PUBLISHED: 10:45 06 November 2016

Clapton keeper Richie Robins makes a save (pic Terry Gilbert)

Clapton keeper Richie Robins makes a save (pic Terry Gilbert)

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Basildon Utd 0 Clapton 1

Clapton maintained their impressive recent form to claim a third successive win and third clean sheet in a row in the Essex Senior League.

Tons travelled to the Stuart Bingham Stadium to take on the Bees, having run out 2-0 winners at Ilford in midweek.

Success over Allan Fenn’s Foxes came on the back of a 1-0 win at Takeley and Tons enjoyed more success on their travels thanks to a 10th-minute header from Siao Blackwood, who nodded home from a corner.

The visitors saw Lanre Vigo sent off for two bookable offences, but survived a lengthy, nine-minute spell of stoppage time to claim three more points and remain in sixth place.

Kristian Haighton took to social media to show his delight, tweeting: “Another Win, another clean sheet!! Was a pleasure to Captain and play in front of the amazing fans!”

Tons return to action next weekend when Barkingside visit the Old Spotted Dog, but fans can get special reduced admission of just £4 to watch Barkingside take on Stansted, who are managed by former Clapton boss Michael Walther, at Cricklefield Stadium on Monday (November 7).

Barkingside will also be holding a collection on the night to raise money for the homeless.

Clapton: Robins, Vigo, Awoderu, Lyndon, Ebengo, Blackwood, Nielsen (Steer), Haighton, Domingo-Carrington (Duyile), Cook, Joseph (Reed). Unused subs: Egbejale, Sardinha.

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London Bari 1 Takeley 2

London Bari were left empty-handed at the Old Spotted Dog as high-flying Takeley took off with all three points.

Michael Ogboin’s double sealed victory for the visitors and sent Bari to a fifth defeat in their last eight league and cup matches.

The loss leaves Bari in 16th place, with 20 points from their 17 matches played to date, and they return to action on Tuesday when they make the trip to mid-table outfit Sawbridgeworth Town.

And Bari will be out for revenge having lost 4-3 when the two sides met in east London on October 1, as Reece Cosson fired a hat-trick for the visitors.


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