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Essex & Suffolk Border Football League News, Announcements & Match Reports

09/02/2019 – REPORT – Oyster FC versus Great Bentley FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION THREE.   OYSTER FC:           1.                           GREAT BENTLEY FC RESERVES:          1.   Date:               Saturday 09th February 2019.           Venue:            The Glebe, West Mersea.   So, I checked the tides at the Stroud before travelling over to the Glebe, at West Mersea,...
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02/02/2019 – REPORT – Alresford Colne Rangers FC versus Buckhurst Hill FC (EPC-QF)

  ESSEX PREMIER CUP – QUARTER FINAL.   ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC:    3.       BUCKHURST HILL FC:    4.   Date:               Saturday 02nd February 2019.                      Venue:            Ford Lane, Alresford.   Despite the winter weather taking its toll on a handful of matches in the ESBFL, I opted to make the short...
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19/01/2019 – REPORT – Harwich & Parkeston FC Reserves versus Gosfield United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION THREE.   HARWICH & PARKESTON FC RESERVES:   0.       GOSFIELD UNITED FC:          2.   Date:               Saturday 19th January 2019.            Venue:            The Royal Oak, Harwich.   Another Saturday, it’s another bitterly cold but bright afternoon and a chance to see two more new...
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12/01/2019 – REPORT – West Bergholt FC Reserves versus Gas Recreation FC Reserves

Match Report –     Written By: Spencer Hume.                         Editor Daniel Dunne Essex and Suffolk Border League Division One Saturday 12th January 2019 West Bergholt FC Reserves v Gas Recreation FC Reserves West Bergholt Reserves welcomed Rob Robertson’s Gas Recreation Reserves to the Lorkin Daniel Ground on this Saturday afternoon. Gas...
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12/01/2019 – REPORT – Shrub End United FC versus Barnston AFC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION THREE.   SHRUB END UNITED FC:                    7.                 BARNSTON AFC:             3.   Date:               Saturday 12th January 2019.            Venue:            Shrub End Recreation Ground, Colchester.   Another cold and windy afternoon was forecast, so I wrapped up warm once again for the...
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05/01/2019 REPORT – Great Bentley FC versus Earls Colne FC

Match Report                        Written by: Spencer Hume Essex and Suffolk Border League Premier Division Saturday 5th January 2018 Great Bentley FC v Earls Colne FC   Jack Murray & Greg Taylor’s Great Bentley welcomed Chris Hudson’s Earls Colne to Bentley green on this freezing Saturday afternoon. Both sides are sitting in...
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05/01/2019 – REPORT – Bures United FC versus Cressing United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE. BURES UNITED FC:                  3.                 CRESSING UNITED FC:            2.   Date:               Saturday 05th January 2019.            Venue:             Bures Recreation Ground.   First of all, on behalf of the ESBFL, may I wish you all a Happy New Year, I trust...
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29/12/2018 – REPORT – Rowhedge FC versus Tollesbury FC

Match Report written by: Spencer Hume                                                                     Editor: Daniel Dunne Saturday 29th December 2018. Essex and Suffolk Border League Division Two Rowhedge v Tollesbury Rowhedge welcomed Tollesbury to Rowhedge Recreation Ground for the last game in 2018 for both sides. The home side Rowhedge started the weekend in 10th while...
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29/12/2018 – REPORT – Tiptree Heath FC versus Gas Recreation FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   TIPTREE HEATH FC:                 2.                 GAS RECREATION FC:              3.   Date:               Saturday 29th December 2018.         Venue:             Tolleshunt D’Arcy Playing Fields.   On a clear and relatively mild winters afternoon, this near top of the table clash once...
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22/12/2018 – REPORT – Tiptree Heath FC versus Alresford Colne Rangers FC

Match Report: Written by:     Spencer Hume                                               Editor – Daniel Dunne Essex and Suffolk Border League Premier Division Saturday 22nd December 2018 Tiptree Heath FC v Alresford Colne Rangers FC Steve Chester & Gary Wood’s Tiptree Heath FC welcomed Alresford Colne Rangers FC to Top Road, Tolleshunt Knights in what was...
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22/12/2018 – REPORT – Hatfield Peverel FC versus Hedinghams United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   HATFIELD PEVEREL FC:           1.                 HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC:                    5.   Date:               Saturday 22nd December 2018.        Venue:             Keith Bigden Memorial Ground, Hatfield Peverel.   I suppose football pales into insignificance when one learns of the tragic death of...
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15/12/2018 – REPORT – West Bergholt FC versus Tiptree Heath FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   WEST BERGHOLT FC:               0.                 TIPTREE HEATH FC:                 4.   Date:               Saturday 15th December 2018.         Venue: Lorkin Daniel Field, West Bergholt.   Where better to go to on Saturday than Lorkin Daniel Field, West Bergholt where second placed...
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08/12/2018 – REPORT – Rowhedge FC versus Long Melford FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION TWO.   ROWHEDGE FC:              2.                 LONG MELFORD FC RESERVES:           3.   Date:               Saturday 08th December 2018.         Venue:            Recreation Ground, Rowhedge.   After a few days away it was back to my normal Saturday routine, well it would have...
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01/12/2018 – REPORT – Tiptree Jobserve FC versus Stanway Pegasus FC (EJC)

Match Report – Written by: Spencer Hume                                                                 Editor: Daniel Dunne Essex County Junior Cup – Round Three Tiptree Jobserve FC v Stanway Pegasus FC Tiptree Jobserve welcome Raymond Turner & Ian Booth’s Stanway Pegasus to Thurstable School in the Esssx Junior Cup Round Three. Tiptree currently sit in 4th in...
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01/12/2018 – REPORT – Barnston AFC versus Wormingford Wanderers FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   BARNSTON AFC:             2.                 WORMINGFORD WANDERERS FC:          3.   Date:               Saturday 01st December 2018.         Venue:            High Easter Road, Barnston.   As avid readers of my weekly epistles might know, I try to watch Premier Division teams both home...
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24/11/2018 – REPORT – Alresford Colne Rangers FC versus Barking U.23’s (EPC)

Match Report – Spencer Hume                                                         Editor: Daniel Dunne Essex County Premier Cup Round Three Alresford Colne Rangers v Barking U23s Essex and Suffolk Border Premier side Alresford welcomed Bostik North Development side Barking U23s. Barking, currently 4th in their league, are having a very good season while home side Alresford...
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24/11/2018 – REPORT – Tollesbury FC versus FC Clacton Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION TWO.   TOLLESBURY FC:            2.                 FC CLACTON RESERVES:         3.   Date:               Saturday 24th November 2018.        Venue:            The Victory Recreational Ground, Elysian Gardens, Tollesbury.   It might be Division 2 again for me, but third placed Tollesbury FC were...
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17/11/2018 – REPORT – Flitch United FC versus Alresford Colne Rangers FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION ONE.   FLITCH UNITED FC:       5.       ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC:              2.   Date:               Saturday 17th November 2018.        Venue: Allcotts Playing filed, Stebbing.   I chose last Saturday to venture over to Stebbing, a little village, just north of Braintree and...
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10/11/2018 – REPORT – Dedham Old Boys FC Reserves versus Shrub End United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION THREE. DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC RESERVES:            2.       SHRUB END UNITED FC:     0.   Date:               Saturday 10th November 2018.        Venue: The Drift, Southfields, Dedham.   A bright autumn afternoon welcomed league newcomers Shrub End United FC to The Drift, otherwise known as Southfields,...
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Step 7 to 6 Promotion Application process

Dear Colleagues, Please find attached all of the necessary documentation for the Step 7 to 6 Promotion Application process. Slightly different to previous seasons, The Football Association will manage the whole promotion process for all clubs seeking promotion from Step 7 to Step 6 of the National League System. Therefore, Clubs playing...
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10/11/2018 – Remembrance Weekend request

In view of the fact that next weekend, Sunday 11th November 2018,  celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the ending of World War 1 the ESBFL respectfully requests that all matches next Saturday 10th November 2018 are preceded by a minutes silence. as well as the mandatory “Respect” handshake.

03/11/2018 – REPORT – Tavern FC versus Tiptree Engaine FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION THREE.   TAVERN FC:                     4.       TIPTREE ENGAINE FC RESERVES:              1.   Date:               Saturday 3rd November 2018.          Venue: Eastcliff Stadium, Holland-on-sea.   It was off to the Eastcliff Stadium, Holland-on-sea this week to watch one new club, Tavern FC, who...
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30/10/2018 – REPORT – Brantham Athletic FC Reserves versus Dedham Old Boys FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES:        1.       DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC:               2.   Date:               Tuesday 30th October 2018.                Venue:             Brantham Leisure Centre, Brantham.   A surprisingly mild evening welcomed those players and supporters who ventured over to Brantham...
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27/10/2018 – REPORT – Belle Vue Social FC versus Gas Recreation FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION ONE.   BELLE VUE SOCIAL FC:            3.       GAS RECREATION FC RESERVES:          1.   Date:               Saturday 27th October 2018.              Venue:             Fords Lane, Mile End, Colchester.   As I arrived at Mile End, often difficult to find these days, through...
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13/10/2018 – REPORT – Long Melford FC Reserves versus Harwich Rangers FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION TWO.   LONG MELFORD FC RESERVES:                5.       HARWICH RANGERS FC:     0.   Date:               Saturday 13th October 2018.              Venue:             Stoneylands Stadium, New Road, Long Melford.   This week’s game featured the last two “new” teams in Division Two of...
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06/10/2018 – REPORT – AFC Sudbury “A” versus Mersea Island FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION TWO.   AFC SUDBURY “A”:                  4.                 MERSEA ISLAND FC:                3.   Date:               Saturday 06th October 2018.              Venue:             Kings March Stadium, Brundon Lane, Sudbury.   I decided to stay with Division Two again this week, had hoped...
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29/09/2018 – REPORT – Ramsey & Mistley FC versus Tollesbury FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION TWO.   RAMSEY & MISTLEY FC:           1.                 TOLLESBURY FC:            6.   Date:               Saturday 29th September 2018.                   Venue:            Furze Hills, Mistley.   Division Two this week and a chance to see two promoted teams do battle over at...
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Tolleshunt D’Arcy Memorial Cup 2018/2019

Round One: 1             Hullbridge Sports                                           2-2         Great Bentley (5-3 pens) 2             Burnham Ramblers                                        2-3         Little Oakley 3             Maldon & Tiptree                                            vs          Halstead Town  (Tues 18 Sept,...
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11/09/2018 – REPORT – A.V.Lee Trophy – Gas Recreation FC Versus West Bergholt FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE  A. V. LEE MEMORIAL TROPHY.   GAS RECREATION FC:    1.                 WEST BERGHOLT FC:               2.   Date:               Tuesday 11th September 2018.         Kick-Off:         19:30pm Venue:            War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley.   This A.V. Lee Memorial Trophy match eventually got played last evening at the impressive...
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04/09/2018 – REPORT – Brantham Athletic FC Reserves versus Lawford Lads FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES:        1.                 LAWFORD LADS FC:     4.   Date:               Tuesday 4th September 2018.           Venue:            Brantham Leisure Centre.   Fifth placed Lawford Lads FC made the short journey over Cattawade, into Suffolk, for their local derby against...
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