Clapton go second; Barking progress

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 September 2015

Clapton's fans show their support (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Clapton's fans show their support (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Latest results from Essex Senior League and League Cup competition

Barking's Sipho Mtyanda (pic: Terry Gilbert)Barking's Sipho Mtyanda (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Clapton continued their excellent recent form by registering a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions by thrashing Southend Manor 5-1 last night (Tuesday) in the Essex Senior League.

The Tons have responded brilliantly to their FA Cup defeat to Stanway Rovers on August 15 by winning every match they have played since.

At the weekend, goals from Shomari Barnwell, Paul Barry and Khadean Campbell earned a 3-2 success against Greenhouse Sports.

But Michael Walther’s team went even more goal crazy yesterday at Southchurch Park as they found the net five times in the first half.

Although Manor pulled one back early on in the second period, the Tons comfortably played out the rest of the game with little alarm.

This result moves them up to second in the table with 12 points from five matches, one point ahead of Sawbridgeworth Town who they visit this weekend.


Barking bounced back from their disappointing goalless draw with London Bari on Saturday by progressing into the second round of the Essex Senior League Cup last night.

Waltham Forest came to Mayesbrook Park with Mick O’Shea’s Blues hoping to find their scoring boots again.

They were unable to break down the visitors in the first half, though, and the 35 in attendance were made to wait a little while for the opener.

But it did arrive two minutes before the hour mark when Billy Reynolds managed to find the net and in the process score his first of the season.

Barking pushed for another, but were forced to be patient until late on to ensure their progression when James Barlow netted in the 88th minute.

And Sipho Mtyanda added some gloss to the scoreline by adding a third in stoppage time for his fourth of the campaign to send O’Shea and the Blues fans home happy.

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