Takeley’s hopes of ending their Essex Senior League season with a trophy final were ended in emphatic style by hosts Barking in the semi-final.
Dunmow Rhodes Lions U16s put in a good performance despite losing 3-1 to title favourites Tolleshunt Knights Eagles.
Takeley prepared for tonight’s (Thursday’s) Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy semi-final against Barking at the Mayesbrook Park Stadium with a 2-2 home draw with Ilford on Tuesday night.
Takeley got back to winning ways with a 3-2 Essex Senior League victory over Clapton at the Old Spotted Dog Stadium.
A 6-0 defeat at promotion chasing Bowers & Pitsea on Thursday saw Takeley’s eight-game unbeaten streak in the Essex Senior League come crashing to an end.
Takeley thumped FC Romania 8-0 on Tuesday night to book their place in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy semi-finals.
Takeley stretched their unbeaten Essex Senior League streak to eight games with Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Sawbridgeworth.
Takeley FC were knocked out of the Essex Senior League Challenge Cup after going down 2-1 in the quarter-final at Haringey Borough on Tuesday night.
Dunmow United Pythons U12s claimed a 5-2 Blackwater and Dengie Youth League Division One win over Broomfield Fire.
First half goals from Alex Martin, James Mayes and Michael Ogboin handed Takeley a 3-1 Essex Senior League Premier Division win over Eton Manor.