Search

Spartans face double header

11:30 09 May 2014

Essex Spartans (black jerseys) go on the attack against Maidstone (pic: Tom Ward)

Essex Spartans (black jerseys) go on the attack against Maidstone (pic: Tom Ward)

Archant

Club seniors and juniors in action

Essex Spartans are ready for a double header this weekend, as the senior and junior teams both see action on Sunday May 11.

The senior team will be looking to follow up their trouncing of the Maidstone Pumas with a similarly strong victory over new boys London Hornets.

Their game kicks off at 2.30pm at Hannakins Farm, Billericay and head coach Sean Benton said: “We have worked hard in the two weeks since the Maidstone game to be ready for the next challenge.

“The Hornets are brand new and an unknown quantity, but I am confident we have a game plan in place that will allow us to compete strongly.

“We are taking nothing for granted and know we will have to work hard if we want to win two in a row. The support against Maidstone was fantastic, and I hope we’ll see a similarly impressive number of supporters this Sunday.”

Before that, the junior team will play their first competitive fixture for several years.

The 2014 season will see the Spartans Juniors compete against teams such as the Farnham Knights, Kent Exiles and Sussex Thunder in an 8-a-side format for Under-19 teams in the South Division.

Their season opens at home to South London Renegades at Hannakins Farm with an 11am kick-off.

Spartans Juniors head coach Steve Mitchell said: “It’s fantastic for us to be able to compete at Junior and Youth levels in 2014. The Spartans can trace our routes back to youth football in the 1990s, so our entire organisation is very proud to be able to compete once again at this level.”

The full junior schedule can be confirmed as

May 11: South London Renegades, Hannakins Farm, 11am

May 18: at East Kent Mavericks

May 31: Berkshire Renegades, Hannakins Farm, 2:30pm

June 29: at Sussex Thunder

July 20: Farnham Knights, Hannakins Farm, 2:30pm

July 27: at Kent Exiles

For the latest updates, you can follow the Essex Spartans on twitter @EssexSpartans or online at EssexSpartans.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

15:30
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores his teams second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

The Hammers slumped to defeat against the champions with a lacklustre performance at The Etihad

16:53
Sam Allardyce the West Ham manager  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce accepted the challenge to do the double over their opponents proved a hindrance for his West Ham side, who have suffered five defeats in their last seven games.

10:00
Nick Reynolds was Romford's matchwinner at Cheshunt (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

Ryman North: Cheshunt 0 Romford 1

Redbridge managers Ricky Eaton and Dave Ross look on (pic: TGSPHOTO)

Ryman North: Sudbury 5 Redbridge 0

Most read sport

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder