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

14/05/2016 – Holland FC versus Coggeshall Town FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE      –           PREMIER DIVISION   HOLLAND FC:        0.                            COGGESHALL TOWN FC:          1.           Date:   Saturday 14th May 2016.                   Venue: Rush Green Bowl, Clacton-on-sea.   This was probably the last time we would be able to see either third placed, Holland FC or...
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Special General (Constitution) Meeting – Thursday 19th May 2016

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE Important Dates: ESBFL – SPECIAL GENERAL (CONSTITUTION) MEETING The ESBFL, Constitution Meeting, when new Club applications and Division formats are discussed and agreed, in advance of the Annual General Meeting, will be held at Stanway Rovers FC, on: Thursday 19th May 2016.                          Time:         19:30pm...
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07/02/2016 – Jersey Combination FC versus ESBFL – Friendly

ESSEX &  SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE – FRIENDLY   JERSEY FOOTBALL COMBINATION:                                           5. ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE:                      2.   Date:   Saturday 07th May 2016.                   Venue: Springfield Stadium, St Helier, Jersey.   For the last five years, the ESBFL Representative Team has been invited back...
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30/04/2016 – Gas Recreation FC versus Holland FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  PREMIER DIVISION   GAS RECREATION FC:    2                  HOLLAND FC:        6.   Date:   Saturday 30th April 2016.                              Venue: Bromley Road, Colchester   After having no game to report on last weekend and I did turn up for a game, I had less...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE – SGM & AGM & Affiliations for 2016/2017

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS FOR SEASON 2016 / 2017 The ESBFL is pleased to announce that Club Affiliations for next season will remain unchanged: Division Affiliation:                                      £130.00              (per team) Cup Affiliation/s:                                         £40.00                 (per cup competition) New Club Application Fee:                        £100.00              (off-set against acceptance to ESBFL) New Club...
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19/04/2016 – ESBL Report – Reserve Knock-Out Cup Final

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESERVE KNOCK-OUT CUP FINAL LITTLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES: 2.     WEST BERGHOLT FC RESERVES: 3.       Date:   Tuesday 19th April 2016.                               Venue: Garrison Ground, Colchester.   This is the second of the seasons Cup Finals, again played at the Garrison Ground, Colchester and the...
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16/04/2016 – Little Oakley FC versus Barnston AFC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION LITTLE OAKLEY FC:       2.                BARNSTON AFC:  0.        Date:   Saturday 16th April 2016.                    Venue: War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley. ThIs game was not my intended match, that was to have been Little Oakley FC “A” versus Tiptree Park FC at Low...
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02/04/2016 – Holland FC versus Weeley Athletic FC – (KOC-S/F)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  KNOCK-OUT CUP – SEMI-FINAL.   HOLLAND FC:                  5.                 WEELEY ATHLETIC FC:            1.   Date:   Saturday 2nd April 2016.                               Venue: Rush Green Bowl, Clacton   It’s been cup-week this week, the Essex Premier Cup Final on Wednesday and now the...
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15/08/2015 – White Notley FC versus West Bergholt FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  PREMIER DIVISION   WHITE NOTLEY FC:        1.                 WEST BERGHOLT FC:               2.   Date:   Saturday 15th August 2015.  Venue: Oak Farm, Faulkbourne Road, White Notley.   Welcome back, yes, it is only the middle of August and we are already watching football...
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22/08/2015 – Coggeshall Town FC versus Gas Recreation FC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  PREMIER DIVISION   COGGESHALL TOWN FC:          1.                 GAS RECREATION FC:               5.   Date:   Saturday 22nd August 2015.                         Venue: The Crops, Coggeshall.   It’s week two of the new season, it the “V Festival” weekend so a reduced fixture list gave...
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29/08/2015 – Cressing United FC versus Brightlingsea Regent FC “A”

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                    DIVISION TWO  CRESSING UNITED FC: 7.                 BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT FC “A”:   0.  Date:   Saturday 29th August 2015.                            Venue: Jeffreys Road, Cressing. This week I chose to watch two new teams, a new referee, a new assistant referee and also visited a new...
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05/09/2015 – Weeley Athletic FC versus Barnston AFC (KOC-PR)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE KNOCK-OUT CUP – PRELIMINARY ROUND   WEELEY ATHLETIC FC:  6.                 BARNSTON AFC:   1.   Date:   Saturday 05th September 2015.                   Venue: Vista Road, Clacton-on-sea.   As I mentioned in last week’s report, I had decided to cover a Knock-Out Cup match this week...
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08/09/2015 – Little Oakley FC versus West Bergholt FC (AV Lee)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE A.V. LEE MEMORIAL TROPHY   LITTLE OAKLEY FC:        2.                 WEST BERGHOLT FC:    0.   Date:   Tuesday 08th September 2015.                    Venue: Garrison Ground, Colchester.   With the Garrison Ground unavailable until September the usual ESBFL season opening fixture scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday...
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12/09/2015 – Alresford Colne Rangers FC versus Tollesbury FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION   ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC:    3.                 TOLLESBURY FC:               0.   Date:   Saturday 12th September 2015.                   Venue: Ford Lane, Alresford.   A bright sunny afternoon welcomed the players, officials and spectators to a well prepared Ford Lane, Alresford last Saturday,...
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19/09/2015 – Lawford Lads FC versus Holland FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION   LAWFORD LADS FC:       0.                 HOLLAND FC:                 3.   Date:   Saturday 19th September 2015.                   Venue: School Lane, Lawford.   Another bright sunny afternoon welcomed the players, officials and spectators to yet another well prepared venue, this time at School...
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26/09/2015 – Brighton, Worthing & District versus ESBFL (The FA Inter-League Cup – R1)

THE FA INTER-LEAGUE CUP – ROUND ONE   BRIGHTON, WORTHING & DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE:               1. ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE:                               3.   Date:   Saturday 26th September 2015.                               Venue: Southwick FC, Worthing.   The ESBFL had been looking forward to this fixture ever since the First...
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03/10/2015 – Hatfield Peverel FC versus Tiptree Jobserve FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION   HATFIELD PEVEREL FC:           4.                 TIPTREE JOBSERVE FC:               0.   Date:   Saturday 03rd October 2015.            Venue: Keith Bigden Memorial Ground, Hatfield Peverel.   Where is this lovely weather coming from or more importantly how long will it last but its...
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10/10/2015 – Cinque Port FC versus Gas Recreation FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE – DIVISION ONE   CINQUE PORT FC:          7.       GAS RECREATION FC RESERVES: 1.   Date:   Saturday 10th October 2015.            Venue: Regent Road Recreation Ground, Brightlingsea.   A short drive last Saturday took me into Brightlingsea to watch recently promoted, Cinque Port FC who won...
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17/10/2015 – Bradfield Rovers FC versus Kelvedon Social FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE – DIVISION ONE   BRADFIELD ROVERS FC:       1.         KELVEDON SOCIAL FC:          3.   Date:   Saturday 17th October 2015.                                    Venue: The Playing Field, Bradfield.   I had originally selected a top of Division One clash for my weekly match report which was due to...
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24/10/2015 – West Bergholt FC versus Holland FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION.   WEST BERGHOLT FC: 2.                                             HOLLAND FC:  2.   Date:   Saturday 24th October 2015.             Venue: Lorkin Daniel Field, West Bergholt.   It seems I must be putting a jinx on certain fixtures as for the second week running my...
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31/10/2015 – Colchester Athletic FC versus Great Bentley FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE – DIVISION TWO   COLCHESTER ATHLETIC FC:  4.                                 GREAT BENTLEY FC:   1.   Date:   Saturday 31st October 2015.             Venue: Mile End Playing Fields, Colchester.   To finish off October’s match reporting I decided to take in the Division Two match between Colchester Athletic...
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14/11/2015 – Hedinghams United FC versus Little Oakley FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  DIVISION ONE   HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC:      3.       LITTLE OAKLEY FC RESERVES: 2.   Date:   Saturday 14th November 2015.                    Venue: Lawn Meadow, Sible Hedingham   If I thought last week was wild, windy at wet, then welcome to Lawn Meadow at Sible...
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05/12/2015 – Holland FC versus Cinque Port FC (EPC-R3)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  ESSEX PREMIER CUP – ROUND 3   HOLLAND FC:        4.       (1)               CINQUE PORT FC:          1.          (1)   Date:   Saturday 05th December 2015.                    Venue: Dulwich Road, Holland-on-sea   I had originally intended to watch this Essex Premier Cup, Round Three, fixture...
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12/12/2015 – West Bergholt FC versus Coggeshall Town FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  PREMIER DIVISION   WEST BERGHOLT FC:     2.                 COGGESHALL TOWN FC:          3.         Date:   Saturday 12th December 2015.        Venue: Lorkin Daniel Field, West Bergholt   Another frustrating Saturday when my intended game was called off mid-morning, however with the Premier Divisions second placed...
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19/12/2015 – Earls Colne FC versus Harwich & Parkeston FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  PREMIER DIVISION   EARLS COLNE FC:           2.                 HARWICH & PARKESTON FC:     1.         Date:   Saturday 19th December 2015.        Venue: Green Farm Meadow, Earls Colne.   This week I decided to catch up on a couple of Premier Division teams I had not...
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02/01/2016 – Little Oakley FC versus Gas Recreation FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  PREMIER DIVISION   LITTLE OAKLEY FC:        0.                 GAS RECREATION FC:    0.            Date:   Saturday 02nd January 2016.                        Venue: War Memorial Ground, Little Oakley.   As I sat down to start writing this report on Sunday evening I learnt of the sudden...
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09/01/2016 – Boxted Lodgers FC versus Alresford Colne Rangers FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  DIVISION ONE   BOXTED LODGERS FC:           1.         ALRESFORD COLNE RANGERS FC RESERVES:     2.   Date:   Saturday 09th January 2016.                                                Venue: Cage Lane, Boxted.   After three weeks watching Premier Division games I had already planned my January itinerary before the wet...
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16/01/2016 – Weeley Athletic FC versus AFC Hornchurch – Under 21’s (EPC-R4)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  ESSEX PREMIER CUP – ROUND 4   WEELEY ATHLETIC FC: 4.                 AFC HORNCHURCH – Under 21’s: 3.   Date:   Saturday 16th January 2016.                                    Venue: Vista Road, Clacton-on-sea   On Saturday I was hard pressed not to change my weekly match...
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06/02/2016 – Tollesbury FC versus White Notley FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  PREMIER DIVISION   TOLLESBURY FC:            1.                 WHITE NOTLEY FC:                  1.         Date:   Saturday 06th February 2016.          Venue: The Garrison Ground, Colchester.   It was back to Premier League action this week, this after several weeks of watching cup action in either...
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13/02/2016 – Dedham Old Boys FC versus Hedinghams United FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  DIVISION ONE   DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC:           4.       HEDINGHAMS UNITED FC:               3.   Date:   Saturday 13th February 2016.                      Venue: The Drift, Dedham   Once again the weather played havoc with my original match choice as the Harold Wood Athletic FC...
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20/02/2016 – Harold Wood Athletic FC versus Weeley Athletic FC (EPC-Q/F)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   ESSEX PREMIER CUP – QUARTER-FINAL   HAROLD WOOD ATHLETIC FC: 2.      WEELEY ATHLETIC FC:  3.          (AET) (SCORE WAS 1 – 1 AT THE END OF NINETY MINUTES)           Date:   Saturday 20th February 2016.                      Venue: Vista Road, Clacton-on-sea   With the designated “home...
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27/02/2016 – Tiptree Park FC versus Tiptree Jobserve FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  DIVISION TWO   TIPTREE PARK FC:         0.       TIPTREE JOBSERVE FC RESERVES: 1.   Date:   Saturday 27th February 2016.                      Venue: Thurstable School, Tiptree   This week my reported match, and it is my choice, took me to Tiptree, a local derby with sixth...
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05/03/2016 – Barnston AFC versus West Bergholt FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  PREMIER DIVISION   BARNSTON AFC:   2.                            WEST BERGHOLT FC:     3.   Date:   Saturday 05th March 2016.                           Venue: High Easter Road, Barnston   It was back to the Premier Division this week and I chose to travel to probably the furthest...
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11/03/2016 – Team Brantham FC versus Lawford Lads FC Reserves

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  DIVISION TWO   TEAM BRANTHAM FC:    4.       LAWFORD LADS FC RESERVES:          2.   Date:   Friday 11th March 2016.                                Venue: Brantham Athletic FC   The temptation to watch a Friday evening game was just too much to pass up despite the cold...
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12/03/2016 – Frenford Senior FC versus Weeley Athletic FC (EPC-S/F)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE   ESSEX PREMIER CUP – SEMI-FINAL   FRENFORD SENIOR FC:           4.       WEELEY ATHLETIC FC:            1.                 Date:   Saturday 12th March 2016.               Venue: Jack Carter Centre, The Drive, Ilford   There is an old song that goes along the lines of “The...
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19/03/2016 – Wormingford Wanderers FC versus Kelvedon Social FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  DIVISION ONE   WORMINGFORD WANDERERS FC:    3.       KELVEDON SOCIAL FC:     0.   Date:   Saturday 19th March 2016.                           Venue: Wormingford Playing Fields   So far this season I have managed to watch the current, top five teams in each division with two...
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26/03/2016 – Holland FC Reserves versus Dedham Old Boys FC

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE                  DIVISION ONE   HOLLAND FC RESERVES:         1.       DEDHAM OLD BOYS FC:           1.   Date:   Saturday 26th March 2016.                                       Venue: Dulwich Road, Holland   Division One again this week, seventh playing fourth, so a short trip to the sea-side, but not...
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30/01/2016 – ESBFL versus Spartan Midlands South Football League (FA Inter-League Cup – Round 3 (Q/F)

THE FA INTER-LEAGUE CUP – ROUND THREE (Quarter Final) ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE:                      1. SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS FOOTBALL LEAGUE (Division 2): 5. Date: Saturday 30th January 2016. Venue: The Royal Oak, Harwich. Kick-Off: 14:00pm After the euphoria of the hard fought victory in Jersey back in late November...
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28/11/2015 – Jersey Football Combination versus ESBFL (FA Inter League Cup – Round 2)

JERSEY FOOTBALL COMBINATION:  0 ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE: 1 (After Extra-Time – scores level at 0 – 0 at Normal Full-Time) Date:   Saturday 28th November 2015 Venue: Springfield Stadium, St Helier, Jersey. When the ESBFL defeated the Brighton & Worthing Football League in the First Round of the...
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10/03/2015 – E&SBL v Essex Olympian League (Friendly)

ESSEX & SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE TEAM E&SBFL REPRENTATIVE TEAM:  2.   ESSEX OLYMPIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE:    1 Date:  Tuesday 10th March 2015.     Venue: Garrison Ground, Colchester. The E&SBFL entertained the Essex Olympian Football League at the Garrison Ground, Colchester on Tuesday evening with local officials Susan Newton, Brian Forbes &...
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