Saturday saw a feast of action as Enfield, Ilford, Walthamstow, Hoddesdon Town, Sporting Bengal United and Takeley all picked up wins.
9-man Clapton were well beaten by Enfield as they lost 5-1. Although the Ton’s had gone 1-0 up, goals from Olly Miles, Lewis Francis, Joseph Boachie and Joe Thomas had given the E’s a 4-1 lead. A Clapton player was sent off for handling the ball on the line before the keeper was dismissed for a two-footed challenge. Olly Miles added his second as Enfield took a 5-1 lead.
Woodford stay rock-bottom as they lost their 9th game of the season as they were defeat 3-0 by Ilford with the Foxes moving up to 14th in the table. Goals from Dimitri Christou and Yemi Adelani had given the Foxes a 2-0 lead before a Steve Sylvester goal (assisted by the wind) added a 3rd for Ilford. There was also a clean sheet Takeley as they defeated St Margaretsbury 5-0 at home. Elliott Long had scored a hattrick to give Takeley a 3-0 lead before he added a fourth and a goal from Ryan Stewart rounded off a good victory.
A penalty from Rachid Qist was enough as Sporting Bengal picked up a 1-0 victory against West Essex whilst a penalty for Dwade James was also enough for a 1-0 win for Walthamstow over Saffron Walden. The wins saw Stow close the gap to 2nd and 3rd to 2-points whilst the gap to Hashtag United was reduced to 7-points. Hoddesdon also moved up the table as they were 2-0 winners over Sawbridgeworth Town.
There were also two-draws. Hashtag United were held at home to Southend Manor. Manor had taken the lead but an Albie Keith goal was enough for a point for the Tags whilst Stansted drew with Cockfosters. Connor Hammond had given the Airportmen the lead but an almost instant reply from Fosters through Clarke was enough to share the points.
Full list of results (24th October)
Clapton 1-5 Enfield
Hashtag United 1-1 Southend Manor
Ilford 3-0 Woodford Town
Saffron Walden Town 0-1 Walthamstow
Sawbridgeworth Town 0-2 Hoddesdon Town
Sporting Bengal 1-0 West Essex
Stansted 1-1 Cockfosters
Takeley 5-0 St Margaretsbury