Month: December 2014

Ryman League North: Tilbury 1 Brentwood Town 0

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10-man Tilbury snatched a late winner to grasp all three points in a feisty encounter as they won 1-0 against 10-man Brentwood Town at Chadfields.

Tilbury scored very late on, through a Babalola cross which found its way in through a deflection by Martyn Stokes.

Tilbury and Brentwood both went down to ten men only 14 minutes in as Ngandu’s tackle on Danny Smith was harshly deemed dangerous by the referee, which sent him down the tunnel.

Harry Cook was next to go for Tilbury for his retaliation to the tackle as he was also sent to the stands.

Bantick near caught Giddens’s off guard with a free-kick heading for the top corner but was tipped over the bar.

Just before the break a lovely bursting run from Ryan Mcfarlane was laid off for Sam Bantick and was lifted to the far post for Sherwin Stanley but his header to come off the post.

On the hour mark Bantick’s dangerously whipped in free-kick was headed by Ryan O’Rawe off the crossbar, to deny Brentwood the lead.

Substitute Francis Babalola had a shot on the edge of the box which was on its way into the bottom corner but for a strong palm by Bowles.

Tilbury took the lead in the 89 minute through both substitutes as Babalola’s whipped in ball was flicked goalwards by Emiel Aiken and a deflection by Stokes found its way into the net, to snatch the three points.

Tilbury Lineup: 1 Jack Giddens, 2 Bradley Webb, 3 Jimmy Cook, 4 Elliot Johnson, 5 Danny Smith, 6 Matt Game, 7 Tom Wood (75), 8 Jack Carlile, 9 Tony Martin (82), 10 Harry Cook, 11 Daniel Rimmel (65)

Substitutes: 12 Francis Babalola (75), 14 Emiel Aiken (65), 15 Ryan Flack (82), 16 Charlie Glesinger, 17 Gary henty

Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Christian Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Shad Ngandu, 7 Ryan Mcfarlane (62), 8 Jamie Love, 9 Sherwin Stanley (69), 10 Marcus Milner, 11 Sam Bantick (75)

Substitutes: 12 Danny Aldwinckle (69), 14 Jack Gardner, 15 Robbie Rees (75), 16 Shaun Beveney (62)

Attendance: 110


Ryman League North: Brentwood Town 1 Romford 0

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Brentwood Town extend their unbeaten league run to eight with a narrow 1-0 victory in a feisty affair against Romford at the Brentwood Arena.

Sam Bantick’s early goal was the difference between the two sides and a great penalty save by Ollie Bowles just before half-time was enough to hold on for another three points.

Brentwood grabbed an early lead in only the second minute as Jack Gardner switched the ball wide for Bantick to lift the ball over the Romford keeper from close range, for his eighth of the season.

‘The Blues’ nearly doubled their lead as Bantick battled on the edge of the box and cut a low ball across goal but Stanley’s out-stretched leg could not get on the end of it.

Romford almost equalised as Richardson squared the ball in the box to Hart whose shot on the turn hit the post and was cleared by Brentwood.

On the stroke of half-time O’Rawe made a tackle from behind on the edge of the box on Hart which the referee pointed straight to the spot.

Richardson stepped up to take the penalty but was emphatically saved down low to Bowles left to palm away and smothered the loose ball, to lead at the break.

Stanley nearly doubled Brentwood’s lead as a whipped in free-kick by Bantick was put on a plate for Stanley but hit the crossbar and away by Romford 65 minutes in.

Brentwood held off the onslaught from Romford to go just one point behind Wroxham in third with two games in hand.

Brentwood Town: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Jack Gardner, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes ©, 5 Ryan O’ Rawe, 6 Robbie Rees (63), 7 James Love, 8 Daryl Robson, 9 Sherwin Stanley (86), 10 Marcus Milner (72), 11 Sam Bantick

Substitutes: 12 Shaun Beveney (72), 14 Adam Rooke, 15 Andrew Freeman, 16 Ryan Mcfarlane (86), 17 Danny Aldwinckle (63)

Romford Lineup: 1 Aaron Omond, 2 Robbie Norris (82), 3 Tyler Hayes, 4 Matt Toms, 5 jack Barry ©, 6 James Ishmail, 7 Jamie Dicks (72), 8 Abs Seymour, 9 Eddie Hart, 10 Tom Richardson, 11 George Cocklin

Substitutes: 12 Callum Ibe (72), 14 Nick Reynolds (82), 15 Nathan Cooper, 16 Sam Kemp, 17 Reece Tranter

Attendance: 98

Billericay Town boss Edwards disappointed on closure of the game

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Billericay Town manager Craig Edwards was disappointed that his Ryman Premier side could not close the game out after their 2-1 victory, against their local rivals Brentwood Town in the Robert Dyas League Cup second round on Monday evening.

“I’m disappointed with the way we closed the game out, it should have been comfortable and we made hard work of it,” said Edwards.

This match saw Brentwood’s joint-boss Adam Flanagan return to his former club where he won the Essex Senior Cup and was voted player of the year in the 2010/11 season under Edwards.

“I really enjoyed my time at Billericay. Craig was the manager at the time; I won’t lie we clashed a few times but we got on and we still talk now. I think we clashed because we were both really passionate people and both wanted to do well,” said Flanagan.

Edwards praised Brentwood’s performance: “Fair play to them, they never turned it in at all, I can see why they’re doing so well, they work hard.”

He added: “I thought Brentwood were very competitive, they were in the ascendancy in the final 10-15 minutes.”

This was the first meeting between the clubs in many years, despite there being just a stone throw away from both clubs.

The first half lacked any real clear-cut chances, but as expected the Ryman Premier side had the majority of possession without really testing the Brentwood goal.

“First half we must have had 75% possession but didn’t create enough chances,” said Edwards.

The game came to life three minutes after half-time when Billericay took the lead through striker Rowan Liburd who was recently brought back from a loan spell at Ryman League North Division club Thamesmead Town.

“At half-time we said to them we needed to be more adventurous and ruthless, a bit more positive around the box and we come out and got off to a flyer”.

Brentwood equalised two minutes later when captain for the night Sam Bantick’s lofted cross found its way straight in.

“Then we have conceded probably the worst goal we have conceded in two years here. It was abysmal… because we were so dominate I think we just switched off”.

Billericay regained the lead ten minutes later with a well worked move which was finished off with a great strike from Richard Halle, his 11th goal of the season from centre-back.

“I thought overall it was a fairly even game. We had to dig in first 20 minutes, they put us under a lot of pressure, but as the first half went on we grew into the game and started to knock the ball around a bit better,” said Flanagan.

“It’s the final third we are struggling with at the moment, whether it be our passing selection or movement. That is the one area which I think can take us from a good team to becoming an even better team.”

“It’s not something we can do immediately, unless we get more experienced players in with the knowledge and the knowhow, but we can’t afford those types of players this season but we will get there.”

“I’m pleased as Great Wakering came here and lost 8-2 and we came here with six first teamers out and lost 2-1.”

Brentwood will be hoping to continue their push for promotion with a victory over Barkingside at The Arena on Saturday, but Flanagan is unsure on whether he will have his strongest eleven.

He said: “We might have a few out for the Barkingside game but we will go with our best team.”



Robert Dyas Cup: Billericay Town 2 Brentwood Town 1

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Billericay Town will progress to the third round of the Robert Dyas Cup with a hard fought 2-1 victory over local rivals Brentwood Town.

A Rowan Liburd header gave Billericay an early second half goal to lead, Brentwood responded with a quick fire equaliser through Sam bantick but Richard Halle strike was enough to progress the home side.

Billericay Town had an early strike only three minutes in as Poole lashed his shot straight at Bowles from a cleared corner which he held on to.

The home side had the ball in the net 27 minutes in which was disallowed for an infringement on Bowles as he was bundled into the goal.

Billericay took the lead three minutes into the second half as Poole whipped in ball found Rowan Liburd at the back post to head in.

Brentwood replied two minutes later as a long high lofted ball towards the far post from Bantick went straight in to equalise for ‘The Blues’.

The host regained the lead ten minutes later as Captain Halle picked up the ball on the edge of the box and rifled a superb strike into the bottom right corner for his 11th of the season.

A Bantick free-kick on the edge of the box beat the wall but went just narrowly wide of the bottom corner.

Jack Edwards almost sealed it three minutes from time as the ball was given on a plate inside the box but his half volley went wide of the target.

In injury time Liburd was through on goal for Billericay and as he was about to pull the trigger, a risky last ditch sliding tackle came from Danny Dafter which stopped Liburd from his second.

Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 James Love (79), 3 Andy Freeman, 4 Chrisitian Mbulu, 5 Danny Dafter, 6 Adam Rooke, 7 Shad Ngandu, 8 Robbie Rees, 9 Sam Bantick, 10 Daniel Aldwinckle (68), 11 Yeshaya Lomotey (82)

Substitutes: 12 Connor Hogan (68), 14 Tommy Oliver (79), 15 Junior Ibeawuchi (82)

Billericay Town Lineup: 1 Billy Lumley, 2 Stevie Sheehan, 3 Glenn O’hanlon, 4 Jack Edwards, 5 Richard Halle, 6 Ryan Scott (70), 7 Gerald Akosa, 8 Glenn Poole, 9 Afalobi Obafemi (73), 10 Rowan Liburd, 11 Roman Micheal-Percil (73)

Substitutes: 14 Ricky Sappleton (73), 15 Harry Baker (73), 16 Cyrus Mahler (70)

Attendance: 108

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Ryman League North: Harlow Town 1 Brentwood Town 1

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Brentwood Town extend their unbeaten league run to seven as they got a point in an eventful 1-1 draw away to Harlow Town, as both sides ended with 10-men.

Sherwin Stanley gave Brentwood the lead in the first half but Harlow got an early second half goal through David Cowley to end the game level.

The home side were reduced to 10-men after a second yellow for Shane Stamp and Brentwood also went down to ten men in injury time as Danny Dafter was given his second yellow.

Brentwood almost took the lead with two great chances as a short corner was whipped in by Sam Bantick which was headed by Stanley but cleared off the line. The clearance then came to Jamie Love whose shot from 20 yards was palmed away at full stretch by Ed Thompson.

On the 20 minute mark Harlow had a glorious chance as Stamp’s whipped in ball was flicked on by Alex Read but again went just wide of the far post.

Harlow’s Read tucked the ball in the net 30 minutes in but the linesman put his flag up for offside to Brentwood’s relief after poor defending.

Brentwood took the lead as Bantick from his own half beat several players and slotted in to the path of Stanley, which he calmly placed the ball under the keeper to give ‘The Blues’ the lead.

The home side equalised two minutes in to the half as David Cowley was slotted in inside the box to tuck it past Ollie Bowles.

Robbie Rees put his corner on a plate for Stokes who headed narrowly wide from the six yard box.

A quickly taken free-kick by Dafter fell to Rees on the edge of the box which his fierce shot was parried away by Thompson.

Shane Stamp saw a second yellow for Harlow, after getting the first for simulation the second came a few minutes after for a late tackle on Ollie Bowles, to play the final 19 minutes down to 10-men.

The sides were balanced a minute into injury time as Dafter was given a second yellow for dissent but Brentwood held off the final surge from Harlow to take home a point.

Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Jack Gardner, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes ©, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Robbie Rees, 7 James Love, 8 Danny Dafter, 9 Sherwin Stanley (76), 10 Shad Ngandu (80), 11 Sam Bantick (77)

Substitutes: 14 Marcus Milner (77), 17 Danny Aldwinckle (76), 12 Adam Rooke, 15 Christian Mbulu, 16 Ryan McFarlane (80)

Harlow Town Lineup: 1 Ed Thompson, 2 Robbie Martin, 3 Layne Eadie, 4 Joshua Urquhart, 5 Daniel Matsuzaka, 6 Fabion Simms, 7 Junnior Appiah (87), 8 David Cowley, 9 Alex Read, 10 James Smith, 11 Shane Stamp

Substitutes: 12 Warren Goodhind (87), 14 Michael Toner, 15 Luke Cuthbert, 16 Billy Jones, 17 Ben Glasgow

Attendance: 225