East London 1 Clacton II 3

Division 8SEEast London 1 Clacton II 3The ten men of Clacton kept their promotion hopes alive with a fine result in East London.The game began slowly, both sides a little hesitant to press forward, but Clacton began to string some passes together and soon looked a lot more composed on the ball.

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East London 1 Clacton II 3

The ten men of Clacton kept their promotion hopes alive with a fine result in East London.

The game began slowly, both sides a little hesitant to press forward, but Clacton began to string some passes together and soon looked a lot more composed on the ball. This patience reaped dividends


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as Clacton's wizard on the wing, Kevin Downes, produced a magical ball across the goal that left the East London defence in disarray and Steve Moriarty eventually finished the move, knocking home his first ever goal for Clacton.

The visitors didn't let up and the attacks came thick and fast, the energetic Francis Sanderson and the enforcer Steve Hawes proved a dominant partnership in the midfield, creating opportunities throughout the game.

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Clacton continued to press and the mazy running of Moriarty and the passing of Russell Measor led to a Clacton short corner that Sanderson was able to slot home to extend the Seasiders' lead. Matt Mayes had the opportunity to net a third before the break, from the penalty spot, but this was just kept

out by the diving goalkeeper.

Clacton's defence were tested early in the second half, but Jim Bush, James Mead and the ever improving Nick Patel stood firm, until a string of short corners finally found a way through to bring the hosts back in it.

However, man-of-the-match Moriarty set off on another mazy run, leaving defenders in his wake, and soon slotted home his second of the game to give Clacton the win.

Clacton return to Vista Road this week for their last home game of the season against promotion rivals Havering.

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