The one goal is just enough
East London 1 Chelmsford 0 A SINGLE goal was just enough to secure three points for East London men against visiting Chelmsford at the weekend. Despite controlling the game from the start, the hosts were unable to capitalise on a string of good opportunit
East London 1 Chelmsford 0
A SINGLE goal was just enough to secure three points for East London men against visiting Chelmsford at the weekend.
Despite controlling the game from the start, the hosts were unable to capitalise on a string of good opportunities in the first half.
The breakthrough came via a penalty flick as Lee Tickner converted the opportunity.
East London continued to look the more likely to score and, thanks to another strong performance from their defence, the opposition's forwards posed little threat from open play.
Further squandered goal-scoring opportunities made it a nervous finish with East London needing to successfully defend several late penalty corners to secure the win.
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Upminster 2 East London 3
EAST LONDON ladies' first team picked up a fine win at Upminster.
They made the best possible start after scoring in the first minute through a textbook strike from Martje Langerwerf.
Upminster recovered though and, following chances at either end, they drew level just before half time.
In the second half, Upminster came out strongly and initially had a number of chances on goal.
The East London defence stood firm, whilst the attackers punished the home side on the break, first with a goal from Lucy Bigham followed by a second from Langerwerf.
With five minutes to go, Upminster scored again via a penalty flick, but East London still came away with a deserved three points, which puts them in a strong position at the top of Essex Division One.