Barking bounced back to winning ways in Isthmian League South Central with a 3-1 victory over Staines Town on Saturday.

Barking manager Justin Gardner wants his side to continue playing the way they have been as he knows their fortunes are bound to change.

Barking captain Joe Forde is looking forward to a clash with rivals Old Cooperians this weekend.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini insists they must improve their defensive play from set-pieces especially ahead of their clash with a 'difficult' Burnley.

Dagenham & Redbridge will look to put back-to-back defeats in the National League behind them when they make the trip to Stockport County this weekend.

Dagenham & Redbridge have been drawn to face local rivals Barking in the Essex Senior Cup fourth round at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Barking under-13s suffered a 25-10 defeat to Wanstead in their Essex League clash with both teams producing some good quality rugby at the weekend.

Barking manager Justin Gardner felt his side deserved something for their efforts as they fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat at high-flying Tooting & Mitcham United.

Barking captain Ehsan Afzal is looking forward to the new challenges of playing in the Shepherd Neame Essex League next season.

Essex Senior Cup: Redbridge 1 Barking 2

In September, Essex County Cricket Club became the first team to win both the Vitality Blast and the Specsavers County Championship in the same season, and to celebrate their historic achievement, Dave Nash, a renowned local artist, has painted a mural in Chelmsford dedicated to the remarkable double.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor says giving away cheap goals cost them away to Solihull Moors as they fell to a second consecutive defeat.

Isthmian South Central: Tooting & Mitcham United 2 Barking 1

Matt Withers is joined by Jacob Ranson and on the phone by Dave Evans for another East London Football Podcast.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is expected to make a few tweaks to his starting line-up as they look to end a four-game winless run against Newcastle United.

Barking manager Justin Gardner has admitted it's going to be a tough ask on his depleted squad against high-flying Tooting & Mitcham.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted Jack Wilshere will miss out through injury but they could be boosted by the return of both Michail Antonio and Winston Reid sooner than expected.

Dagenham picked up a 21-6 friendly victory over Sevenoaks after their Essex League Division One clash with Writtle Wanderers was given as a home walkover.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor feels a poor first-half cost his side as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Barrow.

FA Trophy: Margate 2 Barking 0

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Barrow 2

Essex Under-18s were left ruing a late penalty miss as they were edged out by a single goal in their South-East Counties Championship opener in Lancing.

Barking manager Justin Gardner praised both sides' goalkeepers as the stars of the show as they drew 0-0 with Margate in the FA Trophy.

FA Trophy: Barking 0 Margate 0

Barking captain Joe Forde wants his players to look in the mirror ahead of this weekend's clash with Harlow after a heavy defeat to Chelmsford last weekend.

Dagenham & Redbridge return to National League action on Saturday after suffering an FA Cup upset last weekend.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini insists Sheffield United resemble their manager Chris Wilder's mentality and it has got them off to a strong start to life back in the Premier League.

Barking manager Justin Gardner feels being at home could work in their favour as they take on Margate in the FA Trophy.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini understands that it is hard to remain consistent in a 'difficult' Premier League.

World record breaking Para swimmer Brock Whiston swam lengths with vlogger Isaac Harvey to promote people with disabilities learning to swim last week.


To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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