Norfolk 1-1 Essex Tuesday 20th October 2009 at Diss Town F.C.
By John Mifsud
Our congratulations go out to Kofi Kessie and Billy Radley, who were both selected to play for the County, in the Counties U18s Championship. Both players played, having extrememy good debuts. Kessie fired home an important equaliser in the second half with a superb solo goal to give Essex a well deserved away draw at Norfolk. Well done Lads!
Renewed confidence ahead of vital 6 pointer Match preview by Paul Jennings.
Billericay travel to Bognor on Saturday with renewed confidence following Tuesday night’s exhilarating victory over AFC Sudbury.
The importance of this early season six pointer will not be lost on the Blues management and they know returning from Bognor with a victory is vital if they are to start climbing away from the relegation zone.
“The players know how important the league is and with their revived confidence, plus scoring goals, we will go there determined to get back to winning ways," Blues boss Brian Statham said earlier in the week "The division is quite open this season and we all know that a couple of wins and points on the board will see us quickly moving up the table."
Andy Walker was the hero as Billericay beat AFC Sudbury in a penalty shootout on Tuesday evening. The Town 'keeper saved the first two Sudbury penalties to set his team on their way to a three – one spotkick win.
Billericay made just the one change from the first game with the injury that forced Greg Oates from the pitch on Saturday keeping him sidelined. Russell Pond returned from injury at right back, allowing Dave McSweeney to play alongside Ian Cousins at centre back.
Billericay Town Ladies lose to local rivals Brentwood in 1st Round of the Essex County Cup Brentwood Town Ladies 1-0 Billericay Town Ladies Sunday 18th October 2009 Essex County Cup
Billericay had a slow start to the game and were lucky not to be behind within 10 minutes, Brentwood’s centre forward broke through Billericay’s defence but her final shot was off target, Billericay then found their rhythm and had Brentwood pinned into their own half for the remainder of the first half but were unable to make the possession count, too many touches on the ball and not finding the killer pass ball ensured the score remained 0-0 at half time.
Match report by Simon Williams. Photos by Amanda Protheroe.
Billericay left their league travails behind them on Saturday when they travelled to AFC Sudbury in the FA Trophy. After their mid-week horror-show at home to Kingstonian, they knew they had to improve, and had it not been for an unfortunate late goal, they would have got the win that their much better performance deserved.