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

04/12/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 4th December 2021. There was no change at the top of the Premier Division with the leading three sides all gaining maximum points. The Stanway Pegasus FC juggernaut rolls on albeit a tight 3-2 victory at Braintree where Craig Minter and a brace...
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27/11/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 27th November 2021. It has been a massive week for Stanway Pegasus FC who have now taken full control of the Premier Division leading by eight points following a huge result in mid-week, and a comfortable goal spree and three additional points on...
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27/11/2021 – report – Lawford Lads FC versus Alresford Colne Rangers FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION LAWFORD LADS FC:      2.       ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC:              3. Date:               Saturday 27th November 2021.         Venue:             School Lane, Lawford.             What a day, four postponed matches, one abandoned match, none because of the weather, one hundred & eighty-four goals from...
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20/11/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Round – Up 20th November 2021. It was a successful day for the Border League in the Essex Premier Cup that saw five of our six remaining sides progress to the last 16. There were some strong performances, but for Chelmsford City FC Reserves a heartbreak conclusion...
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20/11/2021 – REPORT – Wormingford Wanderers FC versus Flitch United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION THREE. WORMINGFORD WANDERERS FC:             4.       FLITCH UNITED FC:       1. Date:               Saturday 20th November 2021.         Venue:             Robletts Way, Wormingford.             I took a shortish journey to Wormingford on Saturday where the undefeated and top placed home, First Team, were to play...
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13/11/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 13th November 2021. Stanway Pegasus FC maintained their relentless pursuit of the league championship with another emphatic win, this time beating Earls Colne FC 6-0. Their credentials were further enhanced with the surprising mid week defeat of Chelmsford City FC Reserves at Heybridge...
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13/11/2021 – REPORT – Roman Rovers FC versus Frinton & Walton FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION FIVE. ROMAN ROVERS FC:                1.       FRINTON & WALTON FC RESERVES:           0. Date:               Saturday 13th November 2021.         Venue:             Philip Morant School, Colchester.             Well, I have to say that there is definitely life down in Division Five, a newly formed...
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06/11/2021 – Results Round Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 6th November 2021. The table topping clash between Stanway Pegasus FC and West Bergholt FC in the Premier Division, saw ‘Pegasus’ stretch their unbeaten run to 14 matches, and return to the top of the table following their resounding 4-1 victory, whilst ‘Bergholt’...
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06/11/2021 – REPORT – Tiptree Jobserve FC versus Coggeshall United FC Reserves

DIVISION ONE. TIPTREE JOBSERVE FC:           2.       COGGESHALL UNITED FC RESERVES:        1. Date:               Saturday 06th November 2021.                     Venue:             Florence Park, Tiptree.             Early kick-Off’s from now on then, traffic congestion around Colchester, a high tide down Haven Road prompting a detour and slow journey behind traffic eventually...
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FA – “PLAY SAFE” CAMPAIGN

WE’D LOVE YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN FOOTBALL’S NATIONAL ‘PLAY SAFE’ CAMPAIGN A message from Mark Bullingham, Chief Executive of The FA: On Saturday and Sunday 20/21 November, we’re asking the whole of football to come together to promote the importance of safeguarding in the game we all love. It’s the...
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30/10/2021 – Results Round Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 30th October 2021. West Bergholt FC are the new leaders in the Premier Division following a comfortable win at Bromley Road defeating Gas Recreation FC 3-1. They have gone two points clear of Chelmsford City FC Reserves who were inactive albeit having played...
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30/10/2021 – REPORT – Gas Recreation FC versus West Bergholt FC

PREMIER DIVISION. GAS RECREATION FC:             1.                 WEST BERGHOLT FC:               3. Date:               Saturday 30th October 2021.             Venue:             Bromley Road, Colchester             The last matches for this year, at least with a three o’clock kick-off, were played on Saturday, I visited Bromley Road, Colchester for the...
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23/10/2021 – Results Round Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 23rd October 2021. In the Premier Division, Earls Colne FC are on fire taking the headlines with a fourth successive league win after a comparatively dismal start to the season. Their 4 – 2 win at Hatfield Peverel featured goals from Taylor Nicholson...
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REMINDERS FOR CLUB SECRETARIES / ADMINISTRATORS!

MATCH NOTIFICATIONS Fixture Secretaries of Clubs are required to notify all match details, date, venue, kick-off time, colours etc, to their opposition and any appointed official/s, at least FIVE days before the match. KICK-OFF TIMES August, September & October (to end of BST):               15:00pm November, December & January:                                   14:00pm February:                                                                     ...
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23/10/2021 – REPORT – Hatfield Peverel FC versus Earls Colne FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION. HATFIELD PEVEREL FC:           2.                 EARLS COLNE FC:           4. Date:               Saturday 23rd October 2021.  Venue:             Keith Bigden Ground, Hatfield Peverel             At least it wasn’t raining as I drove down the near normal A12, to Hatfield Peverel on...
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ENGLAND FOOTBALL – Thank You

We hope you are well and enjoying the season after what has been an incredibly challenging couple of years for leagues and clubs up and down the country.  Firstly, we would like to thank you for the resilience you and your fellow league and club officers within your organisation have...
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16/10/2021 – Results Round Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 16th October 2021. There were only five Premier Division league matches as five of our clubs were engaged in the Essex County Premier Cup, sponsored by BBS Essex. With Chelmsford City FC Reserves and Stanway Pegasus FC not in league action it was...
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16/10/2021 – REPORT – Great Bentley FC versus St Osyth FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO GREAT BENTLEY FC:                3.                 ST OSYTH FC:                 0. Date:               Saturday 16th October 2021.             Venue:             The Green, Great Bentley             Another dip into Division Two this week, two teams, local rivals by just a few miles, both...
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Social Media coverage – Spencer Hume

It is with a great deal of sadness that the ESBFL must advise that Spencer Hume has stood down from his role as Social Media Co-Ordinator, this with immediate effect, this affects the League’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram coverage. Spencer joined the ESBFL just over three years ago and in...
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09/10/2021 – REPORT – Prettygate AFC versus Ramsey & Mistley FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION PRETTYGATE AFC:                   9.                 RAMSEY & MISTLEY FC:           1. Date:               Saturday 09th October 2021. Venue:             Shrub End Playing Fields, Colchester.             What a difference a week makes, a warm sunny afternoon greeted everyone for this Division Three match...
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02/10/2021 – Results Round Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 2nd October 2021. Alfie Gilbey’s seventh goal of the season was good enough at School Lane enabling table toppers Chelmsford City FC Reserves to continue their impressive sequence of wins and remain a point clear of the champions ‘elect’ Stanway Pegasus FC but...
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02/10/2021 – REPORT – Little Oakley FC Reserves versus Gas Recreation FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION LITLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES:           3.                 GAS RECREATION FC:   1. Date:               Saturday 02nd October 2021.             Venue:             War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley.             And the wind doth blow and the rain doth pour, yes, on Saturday we had both in...
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25/09/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 25th September 2021. There were four Premier mid-week fixtures that saw Chelmsford City FC Reserves maintain their top spot and indeed are still holding sway following Saturday results. At Melbourne Park, Gas Recreation FC were the visitors, and they were thrashed 7-0 and...
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25/09/2021 – REPORT – Cavendish FC versus Silver End FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE CAVENDISH FC:             0.                 SILVER END FC:   3. Date:               Saturday 25th September 2021. Venue:             Cavendish Sports Ground, Melford Road, Cavendish.             With the Essex Junior Cup holding sway on fixtures involving ESBFL Clubs outside the Premier Division, there was...
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22/09/2021 – REPORT – Dunmow Town FC versus Tiptree Heath FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION DUNMOW TOWN FC:               3.       TIPTREE HEATH FC:      1. Date:               Wednesday 22nd September 2021. Venue:             Cressing Road Stadium, Clockhouse Way, Braintree             For me, this was the first ESBFL evening League match that I had been able to attend, like...
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18/09/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up  18th September 2021. There were only five Premier matches at the weekend including a Friday night fixture whilst five sides were engaged in the Essex Premier Cup, Round 1. For the best part of 24 hours Chelmsford City FC Reserves topped the table...
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11/09/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 11th September 2021.  There were significant results both in mid week and Saturday the main benefactors being Chelmsford City Reserves, Sudbury Sports and Barnston all of whom secured maximum points. ‘City’ beat near neighbours Hatfield Peverel 3-0 at Heybridge Swifts on Wednesday night....
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11/09/2021 – REPORT – Chelmsford City FC Reserves versus White Notley FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CHELMSFORD CITY FC RESERVES:             3.       WHITE NOTLEY FC:       2. Date:   Saturday 11th September 2021. Venue:             Heybridge Swifts FC, Scraley Road, Heybridge             So, it’s back to football reporting after another Saturday off, a trip down to Scraley Road, Heybridge was...
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04/09/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round Up 4th September 2021. Stanway Pegasus FC maintained their fine form in mid-week defeating Little Oakley FC Reserves at the Memorial Ground 3-1, but West Bergholt FC are in pursuit with Saturday’s hard earned, success at Braintree Town’s ground against Dunmow Town FC. The...
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TIPTREE HEATH FC – CLUB SECRETARY – Vacancy

“Tiptree Heath FC” are looking for an enthusiastic Club Secretary to take over the Club Administration for their Teams that play in the ESBFL, Premier Division and Division Three. Interested parties should contact Club Chairman: Brett Newland (M)        07776 493445 Email:    brett.newland@hotmail.com

28/08/2021 – REPORT – Thorpe Athletic FC Versus Hatfield Peverel FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO THORPE ATHLETIC FC:            2.       HATFIELD PEVEREL FC RESERVES:            0. Date:   Saturday 28th August 2021.               Venue:             Little Clacton Playing Fields             Another week, another match, I’m trying to mix up my games and next week Divisions Three, Four and Five...
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ECFA – Essex Premier Cup draw 2021/2022

Essex FA County Cups BBC Essex Saturday Premier Cup Round: 1st Round 1. 18/09/21 14:00 Old Southendian Reserves -v- Herongate Athletic Saturday First 2. 18/09/21 14:00 Takeley Reserves -v- ACD United First 3. 18/09/21 14:00 Barnston First -v- Sungate Saturday First 4. 18/09/21 14:00 Walthamstow Reserves -v- DT First 5....
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ECFA – Essex Junior Cup draw 2021/2022

Essex FA County Cups Essex Saturday Junior Cup Round: 1st Round 1. 25/09/21 14:00 Great Bentley First -v- Gosfield United First 2. 25/09/21 14:00 Wormingford Wanderers Saturday First -v- Prettygate First 3. 25/09/21 14:00 Cressing United First -v- Coggeshall United Reserves 4. 25/09/21 14:00 Ramsey & Mistley Saturday First -v-...
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21/08/2021 – REPORT – Barnston AFC versus West Bergholt FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION BARNSTON AFC:            0.       WEST BERGHOLT FC:     4. Date:   Saturday 21st August 2021.               Venue:             High Easter Road, Barnston.             Family commitments kept me away from football last weekend and through mid-week but today back with a long trip out to Barnston...
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14/08/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round – Up 14th August 2021. There was a full mid-week program in the Premier Division of the Essex & Suffolk Border League that produced some significant results. Perhaps notably the most surprising was the ease of Stanway Pegasus defeating Colne Athletic with a 6-1...
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07/08/2021 – Results Round-Up

Essex & Suffolk Border League Round – Up 7th August 2021. Saturday saw the opening league fixtures of the season that produced high scoring games in the Premier Division, not to mention some shocks. There will be several sides harbouring high expectations for the title in what will in all...
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07/08/2021 – REPORT – Alresford Colne Rangers FC Reserves versus Belle Vue Social FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC RESERVES:     2.       BELLE VUE SOCIAL FC:  6. Date:   Saturday 7th August 2021.                 Venue:             Ford Lane, Alresford.             Welcome back, the season opener, the AV Lee Memorial Trophy was played last Wednesday evening with Colne Athletic FC beating...
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04/08/2021 – REPORT – AV Lee Memorial Trophy

AV LEE MEMORIAL TROPHY – SEASON 2020 / 2021. COLNE ATHLETIC FC:              5.                 LAWFORD LADS FC:               0. Date:   Wednesday 4th August 2021.             Venue:             War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley.             Welcome back, hopefully the 2021 / 2022 Season will start now and continue through to May 2022, let us...
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ESBFL – Reminder for Member Clubs.

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE SEASON 2021/2 CLUB INFORMATION August 2021 Great news that the season is starting again on Saturday.  It does feel more promising this season and let’s hope we manage to get to a successful conclusion next April or May! I am sending this long and...
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“WGS” – PLAYER REGISTRATION – GUIDANCE

Player Registration Welcome to guidance articles & support for The FA Player Registration System, if you’re unsure about the system we’d recommend firstly checking out the “Introduction” folder below. Introduction to The FA Player Registration System Club officials – Introduction to The FA Player Registration System League officials – Introduction...
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ESBFL – A V LEE MEMORIAL TROPHY – Wednesday 4th August 2021.

A V LEE MEMORIAL TROPHY COLNE ATHLETIC FC                         V       LAWFORD LADS FC  (K.O. Cup Winners – 2020/2021)               (K.O. Cup Winners – 2019/2020) at LITTLE OAKLEY FC on WEDNESDAY 4th AUGUST 2021 kick off at 19:30pm                          (penalties if required) Match Officials:                       Referee:                        Richard Oakes. Assistants:                     Stuart Gilman & Matthew Webb....
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ESBFL – COVID Cup – (Revised Draw)

COVID CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2021 / 2022. FIRST ROUND                         (32 TEAMS)                 F1.        HIGH RODING FC                                              V.         DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC F2.        HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC RESERVES                  V.         PRETTYGATE AFC F3.        GAS RECREATION FC RESERVES                         V.         SPORTING REBELS FC F4.        TIPTREE HEATH FC RESERVES                           V.         ABBEY FIELDS...
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ESBFL – Tommy Thompson Cup – (Revised Draw)

TOMMY THOMPSON KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2021 / 2022. PRELIMINARY ROUND           (18 TEAMS) P1.        LITTLE OAKLEY FC “A                                        V.         DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC RESERVES P2.        BOXTED LODGERS FC                                        V.         GAS RECREATION FC RESERVES P3.        CAVENDISH FC RESERVES                                  V.         FC CLACTON “A” P4.        THORPE ATHLETIC FC                                       V.         TAVERN...
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ESBFL – Reserve Cup Draw – (No Change)

RESERVE KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2021 / 2022. FIRST ROUND                         (26 TEAMS)                 (6 BYES) F1.        WEST BERGHOLT FC RESERVES                         V.         BYE F2.        STANWAY PEGASUS FC RESERVES                      V.         BYE F3.        TOLLESBURY FC RESERVES                                V.         RAMSEY & MISTLEY FC RESERVES F4.        GREAT BENTLEY FC RESERVES                           V.         BYE F5.       ...
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ESBFL – KO Cup Draw – (No Change)

KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2021 / 2022.     FIRST ROUND                         (57 TEAMS)                 (7 BYES) F1.        BRIGHTLINGSEA TOWN FC                                V.         RAMSEY & MISTLEY FC F2.        DUNMOW TOWN FC                                          V.         FC CLACTON RESERVES F3.        STANWAY ROVERS FC Under 23’s                      V.         BYE F4.        DOVERCOURT ROVERS FC                                 V.         SHRUB END...
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ESBFL – “2nd REVISION” Constitution for Season 2021 / 2022

APPENDIX “B”          –        ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE           PREMIER DIVISION:                                          (18 TEAMS) ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC BARNSTON AFC BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES CHELMSFORD CITY FC RESERVES COLNE ATHLETIC FC DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC DUNMOW TOWN FC EARLS COLNE FC FELIXSTOWE & WALTON UNITED FC Under 23’s GAS RECREATION...
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ECFA – Club & League Update

Club & League Update Our Coach Education team would like to share the attached update, which provides an overview of recent changes to coaching courses, as well as information about our new Coach Development Programme. We’d appreciate your support by circulating to all coaches/managers, as well as those who are...
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ESBFL – COVID Cup Draw for 2021 / 2022

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE        (31 teams) COVID CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2021 / 2022. FIRST ROUND                         (31 TEAMS)                 (1 BYE) F1.        HIGH RODING FC                                              V.         BYE F2.        HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC RESERVES                  V.         PRETTYGATE AFC F3.        GAS RECREATION FC RESERVES                         V.         SPORTING REBELS FC F4.        TIPTREE...
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ESBFL – Tommy Thompson Cup Draw for 2021 / 2022

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE.     (41 Teams) TOMMY THOMPSON KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2021 / 2022. PRELIMINARY ROUND           (18 TEAMS) P1.        LITTLE OAKLEY FC “A                                        V.         DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC RESERVES P2.        BOXTED LODGERS FC                                        V.         GAS RECREATION FC RESERVES P3.        CAVENDISH FC RESERVES                                  V.         FC CLACTON...
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ESBFL – Reserve KO Cup Draw for 2021 / 2022

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE        (26 teams) RESERVE KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2021 / 2022. FIRST ROUND                         (26 TEAMS)                 (6 BYES) F1.        WEST BERGHOLT FC RESERVES                         V.         BYE F2.        STANWAY PEGASUS FC RESERVES                      V.         BYE F3.        TOLLESBURY FC RESERVES                                V.         RAMSEY & MISTLEY FC RESERVES F4.       ...
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ESBFL – KO Cup Draw for 2021 / 2022

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE        (57 teams) KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2021 / 2022.     FIRST ROUND                         (57 TEAMS)                 (7 BYES) F1.        BRIGHTLINGSEA TOWN FC                                V.         RAMSEY & MISTLEY FC F2.        DUNMOW TOWN FC                                          V.         FC CLACTON RESERVES F3.        STANWAY ROVERS FC Under 23’s                      V.         BYE...
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ESBFL – “REVISED” Constitution for Season 2021 / 2022

APPENDIX “B”          –        ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE           PREMIER DIVISION:                                          (18 TEAMS) ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC BARNSTON AFC BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES CHELMSFORD CITY FC RESERVES COLNE ATHLETIC FC DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC EARLS COLNE FC FELIXSTOWE & WALTON UNITED FC Under 23’s GAS RECREATION FC GREAT BENTLEY...
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ESBFL – Constitution for Season 2021 / 2022

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE APPENDIX “B”           PREMIER DIVISION:                                          (18 TEAMS) ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC BARNSTON AFC BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES CHELMSFORD CITY FC RESERVES COLNE ATHLETIC FC DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC EARLS COLNE FC FELIXSTOWE & WALTON UNITED FC Under 23’s GAS RECREATION FC GREAT BENTLEY FC...
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ESBFL – New Clubs & New Teams for Season 2021/2022

CONSTITUTION 2021 / 2022 APPENDIX “A” NEW MEMBER / APPLICANT CLUBS (7): AFC PRETTYGATE                                           (Division 3) CHELMSFORD CITY FC RESERVES                  (Premier Division) FIFTEEN DEGREES FC                                      (Division 2) GREAT BRADFORDS FC                                   (Division 5) HIGH RODING FC                                            (Division 5) ROMAN ROVERS FC                                       (Division 5) TAVERN FC                                                     (Division 3) NEW RESERVE TEAMS (5)...
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