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A multi-million-pound nationwide plan has been launched to help “unlock the power of football pitches in England” and allow more people to play the game as well as “improving their physical and mental health, empowering young people and strengthening communities”.

The FA has confirmed that all “non-elite football” has been suspended until December – with the Essex Senior League and youth football among those included.

The leaders of Thaxted Rangers Football Club described the vandalism of their venue as a “devastating blow”, but praised the community, who raised nearly £4,000 in six days to help.

Takeley produced the performance of the week and made the longest trip of the season seem totally worthwhile – as they thumped Southend Manor 7-0 in the Essex Senior League.

High Easter’s first adventure into the Essex Sunday Junior Trophy ended in a 5-2 defeat at Haver Town.

Stansted’s best FA Cup run for nearly a quarter of a century will continue on the road after the draw for the second qualifying round of the FA Cup was made.

High Easter continued their good form in Division Two of the Braintree & North Essex Sunday League with a 3-0 win over Bradwell Rovers 3-0 putting them second in the table.

Barnston Reserves went goal crazy to claim their first win of the season – beating Hedinghams United Res 9-0 in Division Three of the Essex & Suffolk Border League.

Stansted claimed the honours in the first competitive derby of the season – beating Takeley 3-2 in an entertaining FA Cup extra-preliminary round clash at Hargrave Park.

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