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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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26/08/2017 – REPORT – Dedham Old Boys FC versus Barnston AFC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION   DEDHAM OLD BOYS:      2                             BARNSTON AFC:   1   Date:   Saturday 26th August 2017.                                      Venue: The Drift, Dedham   Dedham Old Boys have just returned to the Premier Division after an absence of several years, this following their...
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16/08/2017 – REPORT – Coggeshall United FC versus Weeley Athletic FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   PREMIER DIVISION.   COGGESHALL UNITED FC:       4        WEELEY ATHLETIC FC:            1   Date:   Wednesday 16th August 2017.                                 Venue: The Crops, Coggeshall   For some clubs, the new Football League season kicked off last Saturday, I could not cover a match myself...
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15/08/2017 – REPORT – A.V. Lee Trophy – Gas Recreation FC versus Hatfield Peverel FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   THE ALBERT LEE SERVICE MEMORIAL TROPHY.   GAS RECREATION FC:              5        HATFIELD PEVEREL FC:           2   Date:   Tuesday 15th August 2017.                           Venue: Brantham Leisure Centre.   Historically the ESBFL season is opened with the holding of the Albert Lee Service Memorial...
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Referees Appointments 2017/2018 – New procedure

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   TO ALL CLUBS   Can you ensure the notes below are relayed to all Officers etc. within your Club. REFEREES APPOINTMENTS This season as part of the “Centralised Referees Appointments” pilot scheme all referees’ appointments are being undertaken by the Referees Dept. of...
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A.V.LEE MEMORIAL TROPHY – Tuesday 15th August 2017

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTICE OF A.V.LEE MEMORIAL TROPHY GAS RECREATION FC v HATFIELD PEVEREL FC at BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC on TUESDAY 15th August 2017 Kick-Off at 7.45pm (extra time and penalties if required)   Referee: Phil Molloy (Stanway) Assistants: Jack Willmore (Clacton-on-sea) and Graham Austin (Kirby Cross)...
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ESBFL – Tommy Thompson Knock-Out Cup Draw – Season 2017 / 2018

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE TOMMY THOMPSON KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2017 / 2018. PRELIMINARY ROUND P1.         TOLLESBURY FC                                                            V.           BARNSTON AFC RESERVES P2.         FLITCH UNITED FC                                                        V.           DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC RESERVES P3.         WEELEY ATHLETIC FC RESERVES                                  V.           LAWFORD LADS FC RESERVES...
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ESBFL – Reserve Knock-Out Cup Draw – Season 2017 / 2018

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESERVE KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2017 / 2018. PRELIMINARY ROUND P1.         WEST BERGHOLT FC RESERVES                                    V.           ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC RESERVES P2.         GREAT BENTLEY FC RESERVES                                      V.           HATFIELD PEVEREL FC RESERVES   FIRST ROUND  F1.          WEELEY ATHLETIC FC RESERVES                                  V.           WINNERS OF...
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ESBFL – Knock-Out Cup Draw – Season 2017 / 2018

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE KNOCK-OUT CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2017 / 2018. PRELIMINARY ROUND P1.         BARNSTON AFC                                                            V.           CONNAUGHT RED STAR FC P2.         BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES                           V.           WHITE NOTLEY FC P3.         HATFIELD PEVEREL FC                                                  V.           MERSEA ISLAND FC P4.         KELVEDON SOCIAL FC                                                   V.          ...
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FA Inter-League Cup Draw – 2017/2018

The ESBFL have this week been advised that in the First Round of the FA Inter-League Cup they have been drawn AWAY to The SOMERSET COUNTY LEAGUE. All First Round matches are to be played on or before Saturday 14th October 2017. Needless to say, friendly matches will be arranged...
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ESBFL CONSTITUTION FOR SEASON: 2017 / 2018

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE LEAGUE CONSTITUTION FOR SEASON 2017 / 2018. PREMIER DIVISION            (16 Teams) ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC. BARNSTON AFC. BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC RESERVES. COGGESHALL UNITED FC RESERVES. DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC. EARLS COLNE FC. GAS RECREATION FC. HARWICH & PARKESON FC. HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC. HATFIELD PEVEREL...
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Essex County FA – Fair Play Survey

All Affiliated Club Secretaries should have received the below communication but to spread the word it is shown again here. ** Essex County FA are currently looking to understand the definition and perception of ‘Fair Play’ within Essex football. With this is mind it would be great to have 5...
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06/05/2017 – Report – JERSEY FA versus ESBFL – Friendly

ANDREAS CARTER ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   REPRESENTATIVE TEAM – FRIENDLY                                JERSEY FA:                                       0. ESBFL REPRESENTATIVE TEAM:      1.   Date:   Saturday 6th May 2017.                      Venue:             Springfield Stadium, St Helier, Jersey   It’s that time of year again when the ESBFL Representative Team are invited...
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ESBFL win annual friendly in JERSEY

The ESBFL Representative team have this afternoon beaten the JERSEY FA team by a single goal, a Scott Lodge strike in the first half. A tight game with the ESBFL players having to compete throughout against an experienced team whose players have been played against several times before. A full...
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01/05/2017 – REPORT – CONNAUGHT RED STAR FC VERSUS TIPTREE PARK FC – Tommy Thompson Cup Final

ANDREAS CARTER ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   TOMMY THOMPSON CUP – FINAL                                CONNAUGHT RED STAR FC:              0. TIPTREE PARK FC:                           1.   Date:   Monday 1st May 2017.                                    Venue:             Coggeshall Town FC The last match of the ESBFL season saw the final of the Tommy...
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