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

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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29/08/2018 – REPORT – Hedinghams United FC versus West Bergholt FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC:      0.                 WEST BERGHOLT FC:               6.   Date:               Wednesday 29th August 2018.         Venue:            Lawn Meadow, Sible Hedingham.   More evening games this week, a Division One match on Tuesday with six Premier Division games on Wednesday,...
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25/08/2018 – REPORT – Stanway Pegasus FC versus Cavendish FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO. STANWAY PEGASUS FC:           4.                           CAVENDISH FC:              2. Date:               Saturday 25th August 2018.  Venue:            Melville Barracks, Colchester Garrison.   It was down to Division Two on Saturday and after an unscheduled change to the venue, well it was for...
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22/08/2018 – REPORT – White Notley FC versus Earls Colne FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   WHITE NOTLEY FC:        5.                           EARLS COLNE FC:           2.   Date:               Wednesday 22nd August 2018.         Venue:            Oak Farm, White Notley.   More evening games this week, three on Tuesday and three on Wednesday, if you are a “Facebook”...
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18/08/2018 – REPORT – Little Oakley FC Reserves versus Dedham Old Boys FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   LITTLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES:                   4.       DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC:               2.   Date:               Saturday 18th August 2018.  Venue:            War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley.   It was a warm welcome from Little Oakley FC when I visited last Saturday to...
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ESBFL – HANDBOOK AMENDMENTS (1)

ESBFL – HANDBOOK AMENDMENTS (1)     AFC SUDBURY “A”.                                       DIVISION 2.                             Page 30. CLUB SECRETARY: Remove:                 David Webb Replace with:          Jules Ankers Address:                 Change to:              Kings Marsh Stadium Brundon Lane Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 1XR   Emergency Telephone:      01787 376213   BARNSTON AFC.                                           PREMIER & DIVISION...
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14/08/2018 – REPORT – Tiptree Heath FC versus Hatfield Peverel FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   TIPTREE HEATH FC:                 3.       HATFIELD PEVEREL FC:           4.   Date:               Tuesday 14th August 2018.   Venue:            Tolleshunt Knights Playing Fields.   The, what seems like an early season start, continued with some evening games and for me an opportunity...
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11/08/2018 – REPORT – Great Bentley FC versus Alresford Colne Rangers FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   GREAT BENTLEY FC:                1.       ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC:          1.   Date:               Saturday 11th August 2018.              Venue:            The Green, Great Bentley.   Right, we are back, so soon you may ask, and there have been many changes for this...
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REVISED – ESBFL – LEAGUE CONSTITUTION

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE LEAGUE CONSTITUTION FOR SEASON 2018 / 2019.   PREMIER DIVISION           (16 Teams) ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC. BARNSTON AFC. BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES. DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC. EARLS COLNE FC. GAS RECREATION FC. GREAT BENTLEY FC. HATFIELD PEVEREL FC. HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC. KELVEDON SOCIAL FC....
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REVISED – ESBFL – TOMMY THOMPSON CUP DRAW

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE TOMMY THOMPSON KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2018 / 2019. FIRST ROUND F1.       STANWAY PEGASUS FC                                     V.         TIPTREE ENGAINE FC RESERVES F2.       CAVENDISH FC                                                 V.         BRADFIELD ROVERS FC F3.       GREAT BENTLEY FC RESERVES                          V.         HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC RESERVES F4.       FC...
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REVISED – ESBFL – RESERVE CUP DRAW

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESERVE KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2018 / 2019. PRELIMINARY ROUND P1.          LAWFORD LADS FC RESERVES                                        V.            DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC RESERVES   FIRST ROUND F1.          WEST BERGHOLT FC RESERVES                                      V.            WINNERS OF “P1” F2.          GREAT BENTLEY FC RESERVES                                        V.            BRANTHAM...
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ESBFL – TOMMY THOMPSON CUP DRAW FOR 2018 / 2019

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE TOMMY THOMPSON KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2018 / 2019. FIRST ROUND F1.       STANWAY PEGASUS FC                                     V.         TIPTREE ENGAINE FC RESERVES F2.       CAVENDISH FC                                                 V.         BRADFIELD ROVERS FC F3.       GREAT BENTLEY FC RESERVES                          V.         HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC RESERVES F4.       FC...
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ESBFL – RESERVE KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR 2018 / 2019

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESERVE KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2018 / 2019. PRELIMINARY ROUND P1.          LAWFORD FC RESERVES                                                  V.            DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC RESERVES   FIRST ROUND F1.          WEST BERGHOLT FC RESERVES                                      V.            WINNERS OF “P1” F2.          GREAT BENTLEY FC RESERVES                                        V.            BRANTHAM ATHLETIC...
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ESBFL – KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR 2018 / 2019

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2018 / 2019. PRELIMINARY ROUND P1.       DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC                                     V.         WEST BERGHOLT FC P2.       BELLE VUE SOCIAL FC                                       V.         FLITCH FC P3.       BRADFIELD ROVERS FC                                     V.         CAVENDISH FC P4.       LONG MELFORD FC RESERVES                          V.        ...
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Bradfield Rovers FC – Change of Status

NOTE: Bradfield Rovers FC have now withdrawn their Reserve Team, from Division Three and their First Team, formerly in Division One will now compete in Division Three as the main / only club team. ***** Bradfield Rovers FC seek new 1st Team Manager/s For season 2018 / 2019 the club...
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ESBFL – LEAGUE CONSTITUTION FOR SEASON 2018 / 2019.

PREMIER DIVISION           (16 Teams) ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC. BARNSTON AFC. BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES. DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC. EARLS COLNE FC. GAS RECREATION FC. GREAT BENTLEY FC. HATFIELD PEVEREL FC. HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC. KELVEDON SOCIAL FC. LAWFORD FC. LITTLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES. TIPTREEE HEATH FC. WEST BERGHOLT FC. WHITE NOTLEY....
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Great Bentley FC seek new 1st Team Manager

Great Bentley FC seek new 1st Team Manager After two very successful back-to-back seasons and consecutive championships in the Essex & Suffolk Border League Great Bentley FC seeks applications for a new 1st Team Manager. Next season the club will be competing in the E&S Border League Premier Division (Step...
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17/05/2018 – REPORT – Tiptree Heath FC versus Bures United FC (Tommy Thompson Cup Final)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   TOMMY THOMPSON CUP FINAL.   TIPTREE HEATH FC:       3.                 BURES UNITED FC.        0.   Date:               Thursday 17h May 2018.       Venue:            Brantham Athletic FC., Brantham Leisure Centre.   The two of the top teams in the ESBFL, Division Two had worked their way...
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15/05/2018 – REPORT – Gas Recreation FC versus West Bergholt FC (KO Cup Final)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   KNOCK-OUT CUP FINAL.   GAS RECREATION FC:    3.                 WEST BERGHOLT FC.     1.   Date:               Tuesday 15h May 2018.         Venue:            Brantham Athletic FC., Brantham Leisure Centre.   Two of the top teams in the ESBFL had battled their way through to this seasons...
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Retain the Game 2018 – Adult Club Funding

Good Afternoon Here is a reminder of the current funding opportunity available to adult clubs from the football foundation at present. Please circulate to the clubs within your leagues regarding the following information on Retain the Game 2018. The application window opens on 18th April 2018 and is due to close on Monday 30th May 2018....
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Off-Season grounds maintenance workshop

Dear Club, Please find attached details of a free workshop for volunteers within your club workforce who maintain grass pitches. The workshop will be delivered by Phil Jeggo East Region Pitch Advisor (employed by The Institute of Groundsmanship). As shown in the flyer it will cover some basic content around...
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