Essex Senior Cup draw revealed
PUBLISHED: 17:52 07 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:53 07 October 2015
Plum ties for Hornchurch and Redbridge
Hornchurch were handed a trip to the Weston Homes Community Stadium to face League One side Colchester United when the draw for the third round of the Essex Senior Cup was made today.
Urchins were well beaten at the same stadium on a foggy night a few years back and lost to Colchester in the 2010 final, but won the competition two years ago after beating Grays.
Ryman North rivals Redbridge also received a plum tie away at Southend United, while Barkingside play host to Chelmsford City at Cricklefield Stadium.
Romford are set to visit league rivals Waltham Abbey, while Essex Senior League side Barking play host to Canvey Island at Mayesbrook Park.
Ilford boss Allan Fenn helped make the draw and gave his side a home tie, but was left with his head in his hands when the Foxes were paired with Bowers & Pitsea, having seen them lose 4-1 in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy last night.
Wayne Burnett’s Dagenham & Redbridge were the penultimate side pulled out of the bag and given a home tie with Basildon United.
Third round: Grays v Witham; Wivenhoe v Heybridge; Billericay v Braintree; Halstead Town v Tilbury; Barkingside v Chelmsford; Waltham Abbey v Romford; Ilford v Bowers; Thurrock v Burnham; Maldon v Aveley; Southend United v Redbridge; East Thurrock v Great Wakering; Barking v Canvey; Concord v Harlow; Brentwood v Brightlingsea Regent; Colchester v Hornchurch; Dagenham & Redbridge v Basildon.