FA Cup: Mixed fortunes for Essex Senior League rivals
PUBLISHED: 08:59 20 August 2017
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Clapton win; Ilford held; Tower Hamlets go out
Clapton 2 Norwich United 0
The Tons booked their place in the first qualifying round of this season’s competition, as well as banking £1,925 in prize money, with a giantkilling of Bostik North side Norwich United.
Raphael Duyile put the home side in front three minutes before the interval and they made sure of their progress with a second goal from Item Odeh, following a mix-up in the visiting defence, midway through the second half.
Clapton now wait to find out who they will meet in the next round, with the draw taking place on Monday.
Clapton: Olajide, Awoderu, Cobblah (Duyile), Cook, Egbejale, Jairette (Haighton), Miller, Odeh (Obamakin), Reed, Sardinha, Vigo.
Ilford 1 Haverhill Borough 1
Allan Fenn’s Foxes were held to a draw at Cricklefield Stadium and face a midweek replay in Suffolk.
The home side took the lead on 35 minutes when Khadean Campbell chased the ball on the left and curled a shot into the top corner from 20 yards and they went close to a second when hitting the woodwork.
But they were pegged back just before the interval as Saw Hawley levelled and then reduced to 10 men on 73 minutes.
Haverhill had to clear off their line as Ilford went close to a winner and the two sides will try again on Tuesday.
Tower Hamlets 0 Takeley 4
Tower Hamlets found in-form Takeley too hot to handle at Mile End Stadium as they bowed out.
Mitchell Das and George Wappett put the visitors 2-0 up inside a quarter of an hour, with Hamlets also conceding an own goal.
Stuart Zanone completed the tally for Takeley as they eased into the next round.
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