Epping Town FC 1 vs Harold Wood Athletic Reserves 0

Epping Town have moved to the top of Essex Olympian League Senior Division Two after a 1-0 win over Harold Wood Athletic Reserves at Stonards Hill.

Connor Hammond netted the winner 18 minutes into the second half to extended Epping Town’s unbeaten run at home to more than eight months.

Epping Town are now top of the league on goal difference (+30) – +7 better than second placed Corinthians and +15 more than third placed Leigh Town.

All three clubs have maximum points after four matches.

Next Saturday Epping Town are at home again when they are in Second Round action in the Senior League Cup against FC Hamlets.

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Old Southendian Reserves 0 vs Epping Town 5

Epping Town maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a comprehensive 5-0 victory at Old Southendian Reserves in Senior Division Two of the Essex Olympian League.

A Brad Gayer free kick gave Epping Town a 1-0 half-time lead with a brace from Alex Paraskeva and goals from Glen Warwick and Tommy Taylor in the second half ensuring the three points to further enhance the side’s goal difference to +10, the joint second best in all six divisions of the Essex Olympian League.

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Survey seeks support for new spectator shelter

A survey has been launched to establish the level of community support for a new football shelter (small stand) alongside Epping Town Football Club’s pitch at the Stonards Hill recreation ground.

Epping Town Football Club and Epping Town Council are working in partnership exploring the possibility of having a spectator shelter at the football ground, on the site of the previous shelter near to the entrance from Fairfield Road.

Epping Town is set to apply for grant funding for the shelter, with the bid supported by the town council.

The club ended this season as runners-up in the Essex Olympian League Senior Division 4 with the best goal difference in the entire league.

The club’s efforts are set to see it given a ‘double promotion’ up to Senior Division 2.

Club chairman Chris Ottaway said: “The players more than did their bit for the club this season by achieving promotion several weeks before the end of the season.

“We are keen to see the club develop both on and off the pitch and a spectator shelter is a key facility if we are to attract larger crowds to Stonards Hill.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the town council on the funding application. It would be great if we can have the shelter for the new season in August.”

To complete the two-question survey click here.

Old Barkabbeyans vs Epping Town FC

Match Report

Already-promoted Epping Town eased to a 6-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Old Barkabbeyans in Senior Division Four of the Essex Olympian League to take their goal tally against the opposition this season to 18 in three matches.

After beating Old Barkabbeyans 5-0 in their opening competitive match of the season – the First Round of the Senior League Cup – Epping Town followed that with a 7-2 win in the reverse league fixture at Stonards Hill, and completed the treble with another emphatic victory this afternoon.

Despite their dominance, Epping Town went in at half-time with only one goal to their name – a strike from Daniel Garfinkle – but the second half saw Epping Town score five times, including a hat-trick from Glen Warwick, with Chris Lockwood and Alex Paraskeva also finding the net.

The win extends Epping Town’s lead at the top of the table to five points but fellow title contenders Corinthians have three games in hand.

Next Saturday Epping Town visit Galleywood for their last match of the season, needing one goal to reach the 150-goal milestone for the season.

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Lakeside Reserves vs Epping Town FC

Match Report

The manager of Epping Town Football Club said he is “the proudest man alive” after seeing his “very special group of players” gain promotion with two matches of the season to play.

Epping Town FC, which was ‘reborn’ this year with a new manager, chairman, backroom team and host of new players, ensured promotion from Senior Division Four of the Essex Olympian League with a 3-1 victory at Lakeside Reserves yesterday (Saturday).

The win ensured Epping Town the runners-up spot – and they could yet still win the title although leaders Corinthians have a game in hand.

Epping Town manager Billy Cove said: “I am so pleased for this group of players who have only been together for seven months. To win promotion with two games to go is a huge achievement.”

He added: “I’ve won promotion and cups as a player but nothing comes close to the way I am feeling now. I am the proudest man alive. We’ve assembled a very special group of players.”

Epping Town manager Billy Cove said: “I am so pleased for this group of players who have only been together for seven months. To win promotion with two games to go is a huge achievement.”

Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing was among those praising the club on its achievements saying: “We are all really proud of you.”

Epping Town FC vs Canning Town Reserves

Match Report

Epping Town need just one point from their visit to rivals Lakeside Reserves on Saturday to guarantee themselves promotion after they ended the home season with a 6-0 demolition of Canning Town Reserves at Stonards Hill yesterday.

Promotion from Essex Olympian League Senior Division Four would have been assured if Lakeside Reserves had dropped points at Leigh Ramblers Reserves, but Lakeside won 3-1.

A hat-trick from Alex Paraskeva, two goals from Jack Leachman and another from Eamon Payne ensured Billy Cove’s team are all but assured of football at a higher level next season.

Epping Town could still win the league title. They are currently one point behind leaders Corinthians who have a game in hand.

Yesterday’s victory – in front of a 60-strong crowd – also further improved Epping Town’s goal difference – to +65, by far the best int the whole league.

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Shenfield AFC Reserves vc Epping Town FC

Match Report

Epping Town will be promoted from Senior Division Four of the Essex Olympian League if they win their final home match of the season next Saturday – and one other result goes their way.

The runners-up spot will be guaranteed if Epping Town beat Canning Town Reserves at Stonards Hill and fourth-placed Lakeside Reserves fail to beat Leigh Ramblers Reserves.

And with four matches still to play Epping Town have every chance of overtaking leaders Corinthians, who are four points ahead, and clinch the title.

Victory for Epping Town next Saturday would take them to 43 points.

The maximum points tally Lakeside Reserves can manage is 45 (and they host Epping Town in two weeks time) as they currently have five matches to play.

Should Lakeside lose or draw at Leigh Ramblers Reserves, then the most points they could then achieve, from their final four matches, would be 43, but Epping would still finish the season with more wins and have a far superior goal difference (currently +59 to Lakeside’s +16).

Should Lakeside lose or draw at Leigh Ramblers Reserves, then the most points they could then achieve, from their final four matches, would be 43, but Epping would still finish the season with more wins and have a far superior goal difference (currently +59 to Lakeside’s +16).

Epping Town today recorded a comfortable 5-0 victory at Shenfield Reserves with a brace from Glen Warwick and another from Chris Lockwood as Epping went in 3-0 up at half-time.

Alex Paraskeva and Liam Clifton found the net in the second half.

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Toby Reserves vs Epping Town FC

Match Report

Epping Town are closing in on promotion from Senior Division Four of the Essex Olympian League after a resounding 9-2 victory at Toby Reserves.

With five games to play, Epping Town are three matches away from sealing promotion.

However promotion could be guaranteed with just two wins provided one is against Lakeside Reserves who along with Dagenham United are the only sides who can overtake Epping Town into second place.

Epping Town trail leaders Corinthians, who beat Leigh Ramblers Reserves 2-1 yesterday, by four points.

Epping Town were 6-1 up at half-time and went on to score three further goals in the second half with Alex Paraskeva ,Daniel Garfinkle and Kieran Dickerson each scoring twice and Liam Clifton, Brad Gayer and Eamon Payne also finding the net.

Next Saturday Epping Town visit Shenfield where a victory could mean a promotion party at the last home game of the season, against Canning Town Reserves at Stonards Hill on Saturday, March 9

Canning Town Reserves vs Epping Town FC

Match Details

Epping Town are up into second place in the Essex Olympian League Senior Division Four after a 5-2 victory at Canning Town Reserves.
Daniel Garfinkle scored four with Jack Leachman, on his Epping Town debut, also finding the net.
They are now four points behind leaders Corinthians with both having played 16 matches, and have a far superior goal difference (+47 to Corinthians +40).
Third-placed Dagenham United trail Epping Town by one point. Epping Town have three games in hand on United.
Manager Billy Cove said: “We should have scored a lot more today, our finishing let us down a bit but I am happy with the three points considering the number of players we had available.”
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