Essex Senior League: Clapton held; Hackney, Sporting Bengal beaten

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 August 2017

A general view of the Old Spotted Dog ground (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A general view of the Old Spotted Dog ground (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Clapton 0 Woodford Town 0

Clapton had to settle for a point after being held by Essex Senior League new boys Woodford in an Old Spotted Dog stalemate.

And there was little to cheer for east London rivals Hackney Wick and Sporting Bengal, who both fell to defeats in their latest outings.

Clapton went into their match buoyed by FA Cup success at FC Clacton a week earlier, which set up a home tie against Bostik League outfit Norwich United.

But the home side were unable to make the breakthrough and will hope for better next weekend.

Hackney Wick travelled to Crofters End to take on Sawbridgeworth but came away beaten by a 4-1 margin.

Gavin Cockman and Lewis Francis scored two goals apiece for the home side, who also had Oliver fortune sent off when it was 2-1.

Jeff Idemudia was on target for Hackney, who are due to host Sporting Bengal on Wednesday.

Imrul Gazi’s men went down 3-2 at home to Hullbridge, with Oscar Mendes and Codey Cameron the men on target at Mile End Stadium.

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