Essex Senior League: Clapton, Hackney Wick, Tower Hamlets all beaten
PUBLISHED: 10:20 19 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:20 19 November 2017
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Clapton twice threw away a lead to fall to a 3-2 defeat against FC Romania at Theobalds Lane.
Edged out by Redbridge in midweek, Tons took the lead through Aundre Spencer.
But the home side hit back to level and, after Spencer restored Clapton’s lead, scored a second of their own.
Defender Nick Loblack was forced to don the gloves after Clapton’s new keeper was forced off with an injury and FC Romania claimed the points with a third and decisive goal.
Defeat saw Tons slip to sixth in the table, with second-placed Basildon United due to visit the Old Spotted Dog on Tuesday.
Hackney Wick were edged out 1-0 at home by Woodford Town, as Ryley Scott netted three minutes from time to secure the points.
Defeat leaves Wick in the bottom four, with Burnham Ramblers set to visit on Wednesday.
East London neighbours Tower Hamlets, meanwhile, went down by the odd goal in five at Southend Manor.
Bayley Newell put the home side in front, but Wale Odedoyin and James Ross replied for Hamlets before the break.
Manor were back on terms when Lee Delf’s deflected effort found the net and he headed home a winner when unmarked.
Hamlets host Redbridge at Mile End Stadium on Monday, then welcome Hackney Wick next Friday.
Co-tenants Sporting Bengal are set to return to action on Wednesday with a home match against Takeley.
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