With the majority of clubs taking part in the FA Vase this weekend, there is a shortened Essex Senior League schedule as Saffron Walden Town, Southend Manor and Takeley all host on Saturday.
Saffron Walden Town vs Woodford Town – Saturday 31st October, 3pm
Saffron Walden will welcome Woodford Town to Catons Lane. Saffron Walden are 6th after 12-games, having won 4, drew 4 and lost 4 whilst Woodford Town sit rock-bottom after 10-games, having won 1 and lost 9. The Bloods returned to winning ways as they defeated Enfield 3-0 whilst Woodford Town recorded their first win and points of the season with a 1-0 win over Sporting Bengal United at Mile End. I think Walden will be too strong for Woodford and will pick up their 5th win of the season.
Score prediction – 4-1
Southend Manor vs Redbridge – Saturday 31st October, 3pm
Southend Manor will welcome Redbridge to Southchurch Park. Manor find themselves 8th after 10-games, with a record of won 5, drew 1 and lost 4 whilst Redbridge are 11th after 7-games, having won 4, drew 1 and lost 2. Manor’s last game saw them on the wrong end of a thrashing as they lost 7-0 to Takeley whilst Redbridge’s last game was a 2-1 win over Clapton, just under two-weeks ago. I think the points will be shared.
Score prediction – 2-2
Takeley vs Sporting Bengal United – Saturday 31st October, 3pm
Takeley will host Sporting Bengal United on Saturday at the FSI Stadium. Takeley sit 5th after 11-games, having won 5, drew 1 and lost 5 whilst Bengal find themselves 12th after 11-games, with a record of won 4, drew 1 and lost 6. Takeley’s last game saw them score 7-goals as they beat Southend Manor 7-0 while Sporting Bengal United were defeated 1-0 by Woodford Town. I think the hosts will pick up another big win.
Score prediction – 4-0