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Clapton make leaders work; Tower Hamlets fall late

PUBLISHED: 10:30 10 April 2016

Clapton keeper Pape Diagne (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Clapton keeper Pape Diagne (pic: Terry Gilbert)

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Essex Senior League: FC Romania 2 Clapton 0

Clapton put up a fight against the leaders at Theobalds Lane, but came away with nothing to show for their efforts.

Tons travelled to Hertfordshire in good spirits having won five of their previous six matches, but they fell behind when Adrian Cososchi netted on 24 minutes.

The match remained in the balance, though, until 10 minutes from time when Ionut Ungureanu doubled FC Romania’s tally and the victory keeps them one point clear of Basildon United at the top of the table.

Clapton remain in seventh place, with four matches left to play, and welcome title hopefuls Bowers to the Old Spotted Dog on Tuesday.

Clapton coach Andre Thomas tweeted: “Good performance from the boys. They definitely matched the league leaders stride for stride. FC Romania were just clincial.”

Oficial Clapton added: “The scoreline doesn’t tell the full story. It was a superb performance from the boys.

“On another day it could have been so different. We just hope that the other day is Tuesday at home vs Bowers & Pitsea.

“Big thank you to the travelling @ClaptonUltras. As usual, they were superb.”

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Enfield 2 Tower Hamlets 1

Tower Hamlets were left empty-handed after conceding a last-minute winner to Enfield.

Buoyed by their derby success over London Bari in midweek, Ade Abayomi’s young squad travelled to Harlow’s Barrow Farm Stadium to face an Enfield side sitting eight points below them in the table.

But they fell behind after only nine minutes when Daryl Cooper put the hosts ahead.

The scoreline remained unchanged until three minutes from time when Hamlets hit back to draw level through Yusuf Ali and seemingly claim a share of the spoils.

But Enfield had the final word as Cooper struck again in the 90th minute to earn his side all three points.

Hamlets complete their season with a trip to Hullbridge next weekend.


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