Essex Senior League: Clapton host Hornchurch in friendly; London Bari beaten by Basildon United

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 November 2016

Action from a Clapton match at the Old Spotted Dog in November (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from a Clapton match at the Old Spotted Dog in November (pic Tim Edwards)


Just five people officially attended last night’s fixture between London Bari and Basildon United

Clapton are back at the Old Spotted Dog tonight (Wednesday) for a friendly fixture with local rivals Hornchurch of the Ryman North.

Jon Fowell’s men suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Barkingside on Saturday in the Essex Senior League, which ended their three-match winning streak.

With a rare midweek without a fixture, the Tons boss has arranged an intriguing clash with Urchins.

Clapton haven’t played Hornchurch since they were founded in 2005 after the previous club folded.

Kick-off is 7.45pm and the Ryman North club will be looking to end their run of four games without a goal.

They’ve drawn three of those clashes while recently suffered a 3-0 defeat at East Thurrock in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup.

Both managers will use the game to give minutes to fringe players and people working their way back to fitness.

London Bari’s poor form continued last night (Tuesday) with a 1-0 loss at home to Basildon United.

Hamid Zamani found the net at the Old Spotted Dog in front of a disappointing crowd of just five.

Bari are four games without a win now and only scored three times during that two-week period.

Next up for Chris Davis and his players is a home fixture with east London foes Sporting Bengal United on Saturday.

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