Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson knows FA Trophy opponents Basildon United will up their game after appointing a new manager this week in Glen Kendall.

Romford manager Paul Martin is expecting Heybridge Swifts to be fired up for their clash on Saturday after suffering a heavy defeat last weekend.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini insists they must improve their defensive play from set-pieces especially ahead of their clash with a 'difficult' Burnley.

Dagenham & Redbridge will look to put back-to-back defeats in the National League behind them when they make the trip to Stockport County this weekend.

Everyone Active Raiders netminder Michael Gray has revealed the team is often talking about their form and instilling more consistency into their games.

Dagenham & Redbridge have been drawn to face local rivals Barking in the Essex Senior Cup fourth round at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Romford manager Paul Martin admitted they would have taken a point against Soham Town Rangers after they drew 3-3, writes Jacob Ranson.

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson was pleased with back-to-backs wins in two very different occasions this week.

Essex Senior Cup: Brentwood Town 2 Hornchurch 4

Everyone Active Raiders import forward Lukas Sladkovsky insists there were plenty of positives to come from the weekend.

In September, Essex County Cricket Club became the first team to win both the Vitality Blast and the Specsavers County Championship in the same season, and to celebrate their historic achievement, Dave Nash, a renowned local artist, has painted a mural in Chelmsford dedicated to the remarkable double.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor says giving away cheap goals cost them away to Solihull Moors as they fell to a second consecutive defeat.

Matt Withers is joined by Jacob Ranson and on the phone by Dave Evans for another East London Football Podcast.

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson is looking for a better performance than the one they gave in the FA Cup when they take on Potters Bar Town for the second time this season.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is expected to make a few tweaks to his starting line-up as they look to end a four-game winless run against Newcastle United.

Romford director of football Alex Goldstone wants his players to concentrate on their own performances instead of their opponents ahead of a clash with Soham Town Rangers.

Newly-signed Everyone Active Raiders netminder Greg Blais is delighted to be back playing after a number of years out of the sport.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted Jack Wilshere will miss out through injury but they could be boosted by the return of both Michail Antonio and Winston Reid sooner than expected.

Former Everyone Active Raiders forward Marek Malinsky has joined up with National League rivals Basingstoke Bison on an injury cover basis.

Romford director of football Alex Goldstone was pleased with the efforts of his players despite crashing out of the Essex Senior Cup with a 3-2 defeat to Great Wakering Rovers.

Essex Senior Cup: Romford 2 Great Wakering Rovers 3

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor feels a poor first-half cost his side as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Barrow.

Rainham Cricket Club will be moving to the Shepherd Neame Essex League for the 2020 season much to the delight of captain Jon O'Neill.

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson is pleased to see strike duo Charlie Stimson and Marvin Morgan take their chances in FA Trophy victory.

Everyone Active Raiders forward Jake Sylvester says they know what they're capable of as a team and must build on their victory over Bracknell Bees.

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Barrow 2

Essex Under-18s were left ruing a late penalty miss as they were edged out by a single goal in their South-East Counties Championship opener in Lancing.

Harold Wood Running club members Rosie Hatch, Adam Bartlett, Ruth Quince, Paul Depree and Helen and Josh Jenner successfully climbed Snowdon this week.

Record-holder Mark Stimson says it goes without saying that he will be taking the FA Trophy very seriously with Hornchurch.

Dagenham & Redbridge return to National League action on Saturday after suffering an FA Cup upset last weekend.


The Christmas holidays are nearly here but don't fret the Mercury has got you covered with over 50 events taking place between now and Christmas that are sure to put everyone in the festive spirit.

Discover how you can help a local restaurant raise money for charity, eat good food and enjoy a great night out with the family and friends.

The festive season is fast approaching and that often means a flood of Christmas parties, work dos and get-togethers with your nearest and dearest.

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