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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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13/01/2017 – REPORT – Kelvedon Social FC versus White Notley FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION KELVEDON SOCIAL FC:            2.       WHITE NOTLEY FC:                  0. Date:   Saturday 13th January 2018.                                                Venue: The Chase, Kelvedon   It’s still cold, in fact over the past two weeks I, like thousands of others have been suffering with this dreadful...
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FIRST AID COURSE – Tuesday 27th February 2018

The ESBFL has booked a First Aid Course to be held on Tuesday 27th February 2018. The course will be held at Lawford Lads FC. Any Member Club that requires First Aider’s to complete their Charter Standard accreditation should apply for space/s. Any interested club should contact: John Omara jpomara@sky.com...
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Handbook Amendments – 6

BRADFIELD ROVERS FC.                              DIVISION 1. New “Joint” FIRST TEAM Managers: Dan CHARLES                           and             Gavin NEWCOMBE Telephone:   07377 806734                          Telephone:   07388 081666     BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT FC RESERVES.  DIVISION 1. New CLUB SECRETARY: Tony OSBORNE Telephone:   07818888817     FC CLACTON RESERVES.                              DIVISION 1. New TEAM Manager:...
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23/12/2017 – REPORT – Flitch United FC versus Lawford Lads FC (KOC-R1)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   KNOCK-OUT CUP  –         ROUND 1.   FLITCH UNITED FC:                 3.       LAWFORD LADS FC:                 2.   Date:   Saturday 23rd December 2017. Venue: Allcotts Playing Field, Warehouse Road, Stebbing.   Another cup-tie, this time the ESBFL Knock-Out Cup, Round 1 match between Second Division,...
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16/12/2017 – REPORT – Colne Athletic FC versus Bures United FC – TTCup-R1

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE TOMMY THOMPSON CUP         –         ROUND 1. COLNE ATHLETIC FC:               1.       BURES UNITED FC:                  1.       (AET) BURES UNITED FC WIN 4 – 2 FROM SPOT KICKS.   Date:   Saturday 16th December 2017.        Venue: The Bayard Recreation Ground, Brightlingsea Another cold Saturday afternoon, bright and...
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09/12/2017 – REPORT – Earls Colne FC versus Hedinghams United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION EARLS COLNE FC:           4.       HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC:                4.   Date:   Saturday 09th December 2017.                    Venue: Green Farm Meadow, Earls Colne   It’s cold, in fact, it’s almost freezing and despite some games already suffering from the overnight frost I took...
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18/11/2017 – REPORT – Oyster FC versus Hedinghams United FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION THREE OYSTER FC:                    4                  HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC RESERVES:       1 Date:   Saturday 18th November 2017.                                  Venue: The Glebe, West Mersea   I took a trip back down to Division Three this week, one new club, Oyster FC who have stepped up...
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ESBFL – Handbook Amendments (5)

BOXTED LODGERS FC RESERVES.                          DIVISION 2. New RESERVE TEAM Manager: David Clark Telephone:            07960 420520     BRADFIELD ROVERS FC.                                         DIVISION 1. New FIRST TEAM Manager: Jimmy Healy Telephone:   07534 283512 email:          james.healy79@outlook.com     LITTLE OAKLEY FC.                                                 DIVISION 1. New “A” Team Manager Matthew Windred Telephone:   07955...
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04/11/2017 – REPORT – Lawford Lads FC versus Great Bentley FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE LAWFORD LADS FC:                       2.                     GREAT BENTLEY FC:                        3. Date:   Saturday 04th November 2017.                                Venue:             School Lane, Lawford   Another Division One match appealed to me this week, top versus second in Lawford Lads FC against Great Bentley FC,...
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28/10/20147 – REPORT – Brightlingsea Regent FC Reserves versus Alresford Colne Rangers FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION ONE   BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT FC RESERVES:                     5 ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC RESERVES:             3   Date:   Saturday 28th October 2017.                                    Venue: Strangers Corner, Brightlingsea   A Division One local derby took my fancy this week, second placed, Brightlingsea Regent FC...
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14/10/2017 – REPORT – Bures United FC versus Connaught Red Star FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION TWO   BURES UNITED FC:        4                  CONNAUGHT RED STAR FC:     1   Date:   Saturday 14th October 2017.                                                Venue: Bures Recreation Ground   This week a first visit to a Division Two match, second placed Bures United FC against...
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07/10/2017 – REPORT – Boxted Lodgers FC versus Tiptree Jobserve FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   DIVISION ONE   BOXTED LODGERS FC:   1                  TIPTREE JOBSERVE FC: 2   Date:   Saturday 07th October 2017.                                                Venue: Cage Lane, Boxted   This week a first visit to a Division One match, eleventh placed Boxted Lodgers FC hosting fifth...
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30/09/2017 – REPORT – FA Inter-League Cup versus Somerset County League

THE FA INTER-LEAGUE CUP              –                  ROUND 1   SOMERSET COUNTY LEAGUE:                                          2        (3 – AET)(Pens: 0) ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE:           2        (3 – AET)(Pens: 3) ESBFL WIN AFTER PENALTY SHOOT-OUT   Date:   Saturday 30th September 2017.       Venue: Hengrove Athletic FC, Whitchurch, Bristol.   What a...
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ESBFL – HANDBOOK Amendments (3)

BOXTED LODGERS FC RESERVES.                                    DIVISION 2. New RESERVE TEAM Manager: David Clark Telephone:            07960 420520 Email:                   david.clark031978@gmail.com

ESBFL – HANDBOOK Amendments (2)

BARNSTON AFC RESERVES.                                    DIVISION 3. New RESERVE TEAM Manager: Paul Butt Telephone:            07766 417756     HOLLAND FC “A”.                                                     DIVISION 2. Have WITHDRAWN from ESBFL with immediate effect. Playing record will be expunged in due course   NEW FIELD FC.                                                         DIVISION 3. Have WITHDRAWN...
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29/08/2017 – REPORT – Harwich & Parkeston FC versus Gas Recreation FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION   HARWICH & PARKESTON FC:            3                  GAS RECREATION FC: 4   Date:   Tuesday 29th August 2017.                                       Venue: The Royal Oak, Harwich   Another evening game quickly followed after a Saturday game this time it is Gas Recreation...
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