Dynamic duo seal first win for APSA

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE London APSA 2 Hullbridge Sports 0 LONDON APSA picked up their first win of the season after seeing off Hullbridge Sports at the weekend. John Higley s side were full of confidence and came flying out of the blocks as they attacked down

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE

London APSA 2 Hullbridge Sports 0

LONDON APSA picked up their first win of the season after seeing off Hullbridge Sports at the weekend.

John Higley's side were full of confidence and came flying out of the blocks as they attacked down both flanks with Isaac Aubynn, in particular, causing Hullbridge plenty of problems.

The Newham side created a number of chances early on, with Gregory Akpele going close and the dangerous Aubynn forcing the opposing keeper into action.

The breakthrough came in the 15th minute, as Akpele was up-ended in the area, and he dusted himself down to dispatch the penalty.

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The Newham side took command of the game, however, a resillient Hullbridge came back and forced the APSA keeper into making some good saves.

In the second half, APSA continued to attack as Thelwell and Stephen McCullagh were holding firm at the back, while Jamie Langton, Dixon and Mustapha worked hard in midfield.

On 60 minutes it was 2-0 as Aubynn exchanged passes with Langton and Stuart Houghton, who put a beautiful cross in for Dixon to convert a great header.

As the game opened up, APSA could have sealed the victory, as Akpele, Houghton and Aubynn were all guilty of missing further chances to put the game beyond any doubt.

APSA face Clacton at home in the Essex Senior Cup first round tomorrow (Thursday) before they host Royston Town in the FA Vase second qualifying round on Saturday.