Local football round up

Dunmow football round up

Barnston 1 Wormingford Wanderers 2

BARNSTON produced their best football of the season against Wormingford Wanderers on Saturday but still came away with a defeat.

Boss Lee Elliston said he was “pleased” with the overall performance of his players but blamed individual errors for costing the team the game.

“We didn’t get what our play deserved but we have to be clinical in front of goal when we are in the ascendancy. On another day we would have won 4-1,” Elliston told the Broadcast.

“The individuals concerned know why we lost, you cannot account for those errors. I just want people to learn from it.

“Despite that there were a lot of positives to take out of the loss.”

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Having narrowly lost the reverse fixture against Wormingford 2-1, Barnston got off to the worst possible start on Saturday when they went a goal down inside 10 minutes.

A deflected strike from 15 yards looped into the far corner after Wormingford’s striker reacted quickly to a poorly defended free-kick.

From that moment on Barnston played their best football of the season but still went into the break 1-0 down after missing some glorious opportunities to equalise.

Elliston’s men continued to miss the chances after the breaak before Craig Copas restored parity. Good play from Joe Lewis and Elliott Ellwood found Jake Buckland, who’s movement and skill took him into the box before cutting the ball back for Copas to tuck into the bottom corner from eight yards out.

But Wormingford upped their tempo and struck a sucker punch on 88 minutes.

Barnston welcome Rayne on Saturday, 3pm kick-off.

Boreham 1 Flitch United 6

AN outstanding team performance from Flitch United saw them exact revenge on their cup conquerors Boreham.

Boreham had beaten Flitch 3-0 in the cup only two weeks ago but a decision to play a lone striker by the visiting team’s player managers Pete Monk and Neil Rivett paid dividends.

Flitch took the lead inside five minutes when Paul Layzell crossed in to Dan O’Brien who found the net with a low drive.

The advantage was extended when James Laird split the home defence with a pass into the path of Shane Pyne, who raced away to hit home a low shot.

The second half belonged to Pyne, with the pacy winger hitting another three goals, before Billy Sykes capped a tremendous team effort with the sixth