Kyle Newman is content with his part as mister reliable as Lakeside Hammers triple-pronged push for silverware continues at home to Edinburgh on Saturday (7.45pm).

Dagenham & Redbridge youngster Liam Gordon was delighted with his first senior season after stepping up from the youth set-up.

Barking will face new opponents in the 2018/19 Bostik North campaign after the Football Association announced allocations for the revamped non-league pyramid last week.

Cradley Heathens have moved swiftly to sign talented Lakeside Hammers racer Alfie Bowtell to manage their early season injuries.

Nominations have opened for The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2018, which recognise how grassroots leagues, clubs, volunteers and community projects play their part in making the nation’s favourite game happen week in and week out.

Barking Cricket Club captain Ehsan Afzal is eager to make it three years in a row as champions of the Essex County League Premier Division this season.

Barking captain Abs Seymour and defender Ricky Tarbard took home the main silverware at the club’s end of season presentation evening.

Barking cricket club captain Ehsan Afzal is delighted with his side’s two wins on the bank holiday weekend.

Barking manager Justin Gardner says it was an outstanding achievement for his side to finish 10th in the Bostik North after being promoted from the Essex Senior League last term.

In-form Adam Ellis is eyeing a winning return to the Lakeside Hammers line-up as they head to his former club Ipswich in the Knockout Cup on Thursday (7.30pm).

Lakeside Hammers duo Zach Wajtknecht and Alfie Bowtell will be hoping to turn some heads as they look to impress in the British under-21s Final.

Barking manager Justin Gardner wants the highest finish possible in the Bostik North and believes it’s still all to play for ahead of their final match of the season against Potters Bar Town.

As the season comes to a conclusion all of the mini teams have been competing at the Essex festival over the past two weekends.

SSE Wildcats has provided “a real buzz in Essex” as it aims to provide girls aged 5-11 with regular inspirational opportunities to have fun, make friends and play in an engaging environment.

Barking suffered a 1-0 defeat to Tilbury in their final mid-week match of the Bostik North campaign.

Barking boss Justin Gardner believes his men have everything still to play for ahead of their clash with Tilbury.

Barking manager Justin Gardner was pleased with the character his side showed to beat Hertford Town 4-2 on the weekend.

Championship: Lakeside Hammers 56 Redcar Bears 34

Barking assistant manager Andre Thomas is expecting a tough match as they face relegation-battling Norwich United this weekend.

When the 2017/18 season ended, I never thought I’d be jetting off to play in a special tournament in Abu Dhabi – for an Algerian team.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still reveals youngsters could be given a chance as his face a hectic few games away from home.

Lakeside Hammers will renew their old rivalry with Ipswich in the Championship Shield at Purfleet on Friday (8pm).

Barking fell to a second straight defeat as they lost 3-1 to play-off chasing Maldon & Tiptree.

Dagenham & Redbridge winger Daniel Sparkes says the side are still chasing down the National League play-off places ahead of hectic week.

Barking assistant manager Andre Thomas says they can’t afford to dwell on the weekend’s defeat when they take on Maldon & Tiptree.

Barking assistant manager Andre Thomas is disappointed with their 1-0 defeat to Brentwood Town.

Dagenham & Redbridge winger Daniel Sparkes feels like they threw away two points against strugglers Woking as they drew 1-1.

Barking manager Justin Gardner is keen for his side to not let their season fizzle out down the final stretch of games.

Archant London sports reporter and former London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson is guesting for Algerian side HC Alger Corsaires at the 2018 Arab Cup in Abu Dhabi and writing a blog about the experience.

Hackney basketball star Orlan Jackman said it’s always special no matter how many times you wear the England jersey, when speaking ahead of the Commonwealth Games.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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