Plum cup tie for Maldon Town

COLIN Wallington's Ryman League Division One North club, Maldon Town, have earned their trip of the season in the Essex Senior Cup supported by BBC Essex, being pulled out away at Coca-Cola Football League One club Colchester United in Wednesday's quarter-final draw from the station's headquarters.

COLIN Wallington's Ryman League Division One North club, Maldon Town, have earned their trip of the season in the Essex Senior Cup supported by BBC Essex, being pulled out away at Coca-Cola Football League One club Colchester United in Wednesday's quarter-final draw from the station's headquarters.

The Blackwater club, who have defeated Tilbury and Concord Rangers from the same division so far to reach the last eight, can now look forward to a match at the Weston Homes Community Stadium as they bid to reach their first ever final in the competition.

Colchester themselves overcame Redbridge in the Fourth Round 3-1 having prevailed by a single goal at Ilford in their Round Three tie.

There's an Essex Senior League flavour in another tie as AFC Hornchurch, 2006 champions who now compete in the Ryman Premier, are guaranteed a tie against either the runners-up from that year, Waltham Abbey, or Bowers & Pitsea in one of two games remaining from the last round.

Aveley and Billericay Town are also one game behind and the winners will travel to holders Chelmsford City of the Blue Square South.

Hullbridge Sports, victors against Tiptree United, London APSA and Braintree Town to date, have secured an attractive tie away at League Two outfit Dagenham & Redbridge, with all fixtures due to take place on or before January 9. The draw was administered by ECFA Chief Executive Phil Sammons and BBC Essex's Ben Fryer, who pulled out the home and away clubs respectively at the station's Chelmsford base.

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Quarter-finals (to be played by January 9, 2010: Colchester United v Maldon Town, Waltham Abbey or Bowers & Pitsea v AFC Hornchurch, Dagenham & Redbridge v Hullbridge Sports, Chelmsford City v Aveley or Billericay Town.

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