Football is finally back and so is the Essex Senior League. As Clapton, Hashtag United, Hadley and Ilford fly the flag for the ESL in the FA Vase today, 6 Premier Division games are scheduled to go ahead which could see plenty of movement in the table.
St Margaretsbury vs Enfield – Satruday 5th December, 3pm
St Margaretsbury will welcome Enfield to the Recreation Ground on Saturday. The Bury are 16th after 9-games, having won 1, drew 3 and lost 5 whilst Enfield are 13th with a record of won 3, drew 2 and lost 6. When these sides met last time, it finished with a goalless draw but both sides will be looking to move up in the table. I think it will be another draw.
Score prediction – 1-1
Hoddesdon Town vs Cockfosters – Satruday 5th December, 3pm
Hoddesdon Town will hope to leap-frog their opponents Cockfosters when they meet at Lowfield this afternoon. Hoddesdon are 5th after 11-games having won 6, drew 1 and lost 4 while Fosters are 3rd, having won 6, drew 2 and lost 1. When these sides last met, on the opening day, it was a 3-1 win for Cockfosters. I think Hoddesdon will nick the win at home as they have done with sides already this season.
Score prediction – 2-1
Saffron Walden Town vs Redbridge – Satruday 5th December, 3pm
Saffron Walden Town are home against Redbridge this afternoon as they welcome the Motormen to Catons Lane. The Bloods find themselves 4th after a difficult start to the season as they have won 5, drew 4 and lost 4 whilst Redbridge are 10th after 7-games, with a record of won 4, drew 1 and lost 2. Saffron Walden came back late on to claim a point at Oakside when these sides met on week 1 but I think Walden will be too strong at home after strengthening their squad.
Score prediction – 4-0
Sawbridgeworth Town vs Southend Manor – Satruday 5th December, 3pm
Sawbridgeworth Town will welcome Southend Manor to Crofters End on Saturday. Sawbo find themselves 12th after an improved start to the season after 12-games, having won 3, drew 3 and lost 6 whilst Manor are 14th after 10-games with a record of won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. Sawbridgeworth picked up a huge win on the opening day of the season, winning 5-2 against Manor, but I think it will end in a win for Manor who have been very strong on the road.
Score prediction – 2-4
Stansted vs Woodford Town – Saturday 5th December, 3pm
Stansted will face Woodford Town at Hargrave Park on Saturday. The Airportmen are 2nd, behind leaders Hashtag United by 5-points, after winning 7, drawing 2 and losing 3 whilst Woodford Town are bottom of the league, despite picking up their first win, as they recorded 1 win and 10 losses. I think Stansted will be too strong for the Woods and will take the opportunity to close the gap on the Tags.
Score prediction – 4-0
Walthamstow vs Sporting Bengal United – Saturday 5th December, 5pm
Walthamstow are back home for the restart as they welcome Sporting Bengal to the Lodge. Stow are 7th after 9-games, having won 6 and lost 3 whilst Bengal are 11th after 11-games, with a record of won 4, drew 1 and lost 6. It was a win for Walthamstow at Mile End on the opening day as they won 3-1 but I think they will be a lot stronger and pick up another good win.
Score prediction – 3-0