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

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NOTE: Bradfield Rovers FC have now withdrawn their Reserve Team, from Division Three and their First Team, formerly in Division One will now compete in Division Three as the main / only club team.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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Wembley Stadium – Have your say

As someone who is involved in Affiliated Football within England, we would like to get your thoughts around the offer received for the sale of Wembley Stadium. Please click the button below to take our survey and provide your feedback The survey will take around 5 minutes to complete and your answers will remain anonymous. If you have...
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12/05/2018 – REPORT – Hatfield Peverel FC versus Gas Recreation FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION. HATFIELD PEVEREL FC:           1.       GAS RECREATION FC:    3.   Date:               Saturday 12th May 2018.       Venue:            The Keith Bigden Memorial Ground, Hatfield Peverel.   There were four scheduled Premier Division matches to be played on Saturday, thus bringing closure on this long...
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08/05/2018 – REPORT – Little Oakley FC Reserves versus Coggeshall United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION. LITTLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES:         0.       COGGESHALL UNITED FC:          4.   Date:   Tuesday 8th May 2018.                      Venue:            War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley.   An evening match at Little Oakley saw these two teams finish their respective league matches, for Little Oakley FC...
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ESBFL – TOMMY THOMPSON CUP FINAL – Thursday 17th May @ Brantham Athletic FC : 19:45pm

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   NOTICE OF “TOMMY THOMPSON KO CUP” FINAL   BURED UNITED FC V TIPTREE HEATH FC   at:      BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC   on:    THURSDAY 17th MAY 2018   kick off at 7.45pm (extra time and penalties if required)   Referee:                Lee Miller                        (Colchester)  ...
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ESBFL – KNOCK-OUT CUP FINAL – Tuesday 15th May @ Brantham Athletic FC : 19:45pm

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   NOTICE OF “KNOCK-OUT CUP” FINAL   GAS RECREATION FC V WEST BERGHOLT FC   at:      BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC   on:    TUESDAY 15th MAY 2018   kick off at 7.45pm (extra time and penalties if required)   Referee:                Nathan Oakes                (Colchester)   Assistants:            Richard Baker                ...
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05/05/2018 – REPORT – Gas Recreation FC versus Coggeshall United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION. GAS RECREATION FC:    0.       COGGESHALL UNITED FC:       3. Date:   Saturday 5th May 2018.                                 Venue:            Bromley Road, Colchester.   The sun’s out, a big crowd has turned up, where you ask, well Bromley Road, Colchester of course, where the home team,...
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REPORT – 28/04/2018 – Jersey Football Combination versus ESBFL Representative XI

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE TEAM – FRIENDLY. JERSEY FOOTBALL COMBINATION:  1.       ESBFL REPRESENTATIVE XI:          0.   Date:   Saturday 28th April 2018.                  Venue:            Springfield Stadium, St Helier, Jersey   Last weekend, the ESBFL embarked on their annual pilgrimage over to St Helier, Jersey to play the Jersey...
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ESBFL – RESERVE CUP FINAL – Monday 7th May 2018 – Kick-Off: 10:30am

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   RESERVE KO CUP FINAL   DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC RESERVES V HATFIELD PEVEREL FC RESERVES   at LITTLE OAKLEY FC   on MONDAY 7th MAY 2018   kick off at 10:30am                           (extra time and penalties if required)   Referee:                      Simon Bird                 (Wivenhoe) Assistants:                 ...
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21/04/2018 – REPORT – Great Bentley FC versus Lawford Lads FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE. GREAT BENTLEY FC:      1.       LAWFORD LADS FC:       0. Date:   Saturday 21st April 2018.                              Venue:            The Green, Great Bentley.   When this fixture was first posted on “FA Full-Time” the respective teams were literally “neck-and-neck” for the Division One title, however...
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Need help supporting players & funding your team?

View this email online The spring edition of the grassroots bulletin provides information and updates of the latest adult grassroots news from The FA, including the new Retain the Game scheme and great ways to freshen up league competitions. DOWNLOAD NOW In this edition Player Support Guidance to adult clubs as...
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Play on with Retain the Game 2018

View this email online Are you an adult football club looking for financial support to help you to continue? The FA and the Football Foundation, have launched a funding scheme specifically for adult male grassroots football clubs called Retain the Game. Offering grants of £750 to support existing adult male clubs, from...
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11/04/2018 – REPORT – Little Oakley FC Reserves versus Alresford Colne Rangers FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION. LITTLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES:         1.       ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC:        1. Date:   Wednesday 11th April 2018.             Venue:                        War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley.   Evening games can be a bit of a lottery for clubs without floodlights, early evening kick-offs for matches that...
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07/04/2018 – REPORT – Tiptree Heath FC versus Flitch United FC (KOC-Q/F)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE KNOCK-OUT CUP – QUARTER FINAL. TIPTREE HEATH FC:       5.       FLITCH UNITED FC:       0. Date:   Saturday 07th April 2018.                  Venue:                        Feering Community Centre, Feering.   This was the last of the Knock-Out Cup, Quarter Finals to be played, two Division Two teams, both promoted...
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31/03/2018 – REPORT – Holland FC Reserves versus Tiptree Park FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE. HOLLAND FC RESERVES:         1.       TIPTREE PARK FC:         6. Date:   Saturday 31st March 2018.               Venue:                        Eastcliff Stadium, Holland-on-sea.   To coin a phrase from an old “Supertramp” song, “It’s raining again”, but let’s spare a thought for the ESBFL Fixture Secretary, who...
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ESBFL – CUP FINAL APPOINTMENTS – 2018

CUP FINAL APPOINTMENTS 2018 LEAGUE KO CUP FINAL Date to be confirmed, at Brantham Athletic FC. Kick off 7.30pm. Referee: Nathan Oakes Assistant Referees: Richard Baker and Martin Weavers Reserve Official: Matthew Jarvis     RESERVE KO CUP FINAL Date to be confirmed, at Little Oakley FC. Kick off 7.30pm....
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Rule 8(J) Player Registration & Transfer deadlines

Please note that the following Rule becomes effective after next Saturdays game’s:   Rule 8(J) A player may not be registered for a Club nor transferred to another Club in the Competition after 1st April except by special permission of the Management Committee. Therefore, for clarification, Clubs can Register or...
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14/03/2018 – REPORT – Brantham Athletic FC Reserves versus Harwich & Parkeston FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION. BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC:       5.       HARWICH & PARKESTON FC:     0. Date:   Saturday 17th March 2018.               Venue:                        Brantham Leisure Centre, Brantham.   An evening game was on the cards for Wednesday evening, this time over at Brantham Leisure Centre where their Reserve team...
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10/03/2018 – REPORT – Great Bentley FC versus Cressing United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE GREAT BENTLEY FC:      3.       CRESSING UNITED FC:  2. Date:   Saturday 10th March 2018.               Venue:                        The Green, Great Bentley.   After the heavy snow during the previous week and the complete postponement of every fixture last Saturday we hoped the league would...
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ECFA – FALCC Course – 09/04/2018

Our next FA Licensed Coaches’ Club CPD event is now live on our website. Please feel free to circulate with your coaches. ‘Coaching Tactics for the 11 v 11 Game’ (delivered by Ben Bartlett, FA Senior Youth Coach Educator)   Date: Monday 9th April Time: 6.00pm-9.00pm Venue: Great Baddow High School, Duffield Road, Chelmsford...
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24/02/2018 – REPORT – KOC-R2 – Gas Recreation FC versus Coggeshall United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE KNOCK-OUT CUP            –         ROUND 2 GAS RECREATION FC:    1.       COGGESHALL UNITED FC:       1. EXTRA-TIME:        1 – 1.                    PENALTIES:          3 – 1.   Date:   Saturday 24th February 2018.                      Venue:                        Bromley Road, Colchester.   It was ESBFL Knock-Out Cup week and with the top...
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10/02/2018 – REPORT – BURES UNITED FC versus TIPTREE HEATH FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO BURES UNITED FC:        0.       TIPTREE HEATH FC:       1. Date:   Saturday 10th February 2018.                      Venue:                        Bures Recreation Ground.   So where do I go this week, with nine games falling foul of the weather, this Division Two, top of the table...
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FA INTER-LEAGUE CUP – Semi-Final Draw

Semi Final Kick Off No. Home Away 15:00 1 York Football League / Staffordshire County League VS Essex & Suffolk Border League / Kent County League date & kick off tbc 15:00 2 Amateur Football Combination VS North Riding Football League / Isle of Man League date & kick off...
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03/02/2017 – REPORT – BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES versus WEST BERGHOLT FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION   BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES:         0.       WEST BERGHOLT FC:      3.   Date:   Saturday 03rd February 2018.                      Venue: Brantham Leisure Centre, Brantham.   So it’s February and we revert back to two-thirty kick-off’s, at least for league games, cup games remain...
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27/03/2017 – REPORT – LITTLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES versus EARLS COLNE FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION LITTLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES:        4.       EARLS COLNE FC:           1. Date:   Saturday 27th January 2018.                          Venue: War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley.   Another week of treacherous weather, the Representative Team, FA Inter-League Cup – R3 game currently remains unscheduled, so...
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Player Commitment – What is it, does it apply to you!

Bradfield Rovers FC Reserves:    0.           Dedham Old Boys FC Reserves: 17. On Saturday 20th January 2018, a score-line of “0 – 17” was posted on “FA Full-Time” after one particular ESBFL Division Three match, that’s right “0 – 17” but perhaps the score-line does not truly reflect the match-day circumstances....
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