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Match report from FA Cup Extra Prelim - 05/08/17

posted 8 Aug 2017, 05:15 by Kim Norris

After two wins from the opening league fixtures Takeley were at home again in the F.A. cup and looking to progress for the first time in seven seasons.


The pitch was looking pristine as always and was helped by some pre-match showers.  It was the home side who started on the front foot and forced an early corner that was cleared at the second attempt. Top scorer Stuart zanone then drove forward and was just wide with a good shot.  Mitch Das was then booked on 28 minutes for kicking the ball away disputing a Wivenhoe free kick after some attacking pressure.  After 37 minutes Takeley were awarded a free kick on the left angle of the penalty area, Stuart Zanone calmly stepped up who spotting to place a right foot shot low into the opposite corner to put the home side one nil up, his fourth of the season.


On 45 minutes Matt Gills sheer determination won a 50/50 outside his own penalty area, he then fed Wappett who having spotted Das' peeling run played a fantastic diagonal pass into his path, Das drove on, kept his cool and finished into the top right hand corner, two nil Takeley.  Half time 2-0. (Zanone and Das).


The second half started well for the home side and on 49 minutes following great work by zanone down the right skipper Jason Todd headed home his fine cross following a burst from midfield, it was a great finish from a bouncing ball, and zanone deserves great credit too for the assist, 3-0 Takeley.  Keeper Yates earnt his bonus a minute later when from the restart Wivenhoe broke to the edge of the area but the home keeper rushed forward to save with his feet.


Takeley then had a good spell when more goals should have been scored, Zanone shooting wide and also having shots saved by the visiting skipper, Todd should have done better with another header too.  Wivenhoe were given a boost on 57 minutes when following a strange decision for shirt pulling their number 11 coolly gave Yates no chance from the spot. His gave the visitors hope and they had a 10-minute spell of pressure forcing some corners, although they did not really look like scoring.  The remainder of the game was mainly Takeley going forward and the visiting keeper keeping the score down.


Final score-3-1 (Zanone, Das, Todd).- Takeley will now be away to the winners of Tower Hamlets or Broxbourne Borough on Saturday 19th August.





subs used

Burrell for Das (62)

Bosanya for Gill(71)

Hurley for Todd(83).

unused subs




Next fixture. - Saturday 12th August v Redbridge (home)-3pm



Marc Das - New first team manager

posted 3 May 2016, 05:45 by Kim Norris

Takeley FC are pleased to announce that Marc Das has been appointed First Team Manager with immediate effect.

Marc is a very well-known and highly regarded manager from the Essex Senior League, who has had several years playing at Grays, Hendon and Bishops Stortford.  After suffering an Achilles injury Marc had a 10-year stint as player manager at Saffron Waldon before moving to Sawbridgeworth as Manager for the last four seasons.

Marc commented “I am looking forward to coming to Takeley, a club with both the ambition and background staff, to help achieve a high status going forward.   My ultimate goal is to start winning some silverware with progression into the Ryman League.

I look forward to working with everyone at such an ambitious, forward-thinking club.  One of my first tasks will be to create a new youth team, to allow valuable progression from youth, through reserves and onto the first team”.

Pat Curran, Chairman of Takeley FC added “Marc brings with him a wealth of experience, along with players and support staff, which will only enhance what the club already have in place.  I am personally looking forward to working with Marc to take the club to the next level. 

We would also like to thank Alex Martin for stepping in to act as caretaker for the team over the past few months”

The management, players and volunteers at the club would like to welcome Marc into the Takeley family.

Reserves win against B&P

posted 12 Mar 2012, 03:32 by Kim Norris   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 05:25 ]

BOWERS & PITSEA Reserves vs TAKELEY FC Reserves Result 1-3.
10th March 2012
Takeley Reserves travelled down the A127 to play Bowers & Pitsea Res in the ESF Reserve League hoping to build on last week’s good performance at Grays Athletic in the Cup. Takeley made 5 changes to the side from that game, due to work commitments and two players away on holiday, but that didn't deter Akeley, as they shot out the blocks, from the first minute and played with great confidence and duly took the lead on 10 min James Thomas made a great run down the left wing, beat two players before pulling the ball back for Chris HILLl to slot home 1-0.
From the restart Takeley continued to attack Bowers and recorded a second goal 5 mins later. A great ball in betwen the full back and centre half found TFC Captain Steve Robins. He pulled the ball back to the on-rushing Chris HILL to doubleTakeley’s lead 2-0.
Takeley started ease off and allowed Bowers to grow in confidence.  So unlucky for the hosts, as a shot from 40 yards nearly caught TFC keeper Glenn Armstrong out, the Bowers Captain James Falaise hit the post. The home side eventually got their just reward for the hard work when Takeley failed to clear a corner and the ball dropped to the edge of the box to James FALAISE who fired a hard low shot into the bottom corner.
Half Time Bowers & Pitsea Res 1, Takeley FC Res 2.
Takeley started the 2nd half much better than they had finished the first, dominating the early stages and playing good football, to create chances. The best fell to the impressive James Thomas who fired wide, Takeley continued to play well going forward and defending well when Bowers tried to hit them on the break, with impressive displays in defence from TFC centre half Taylor o'Toole and right back Joe Wise. The visitors got just desserts for the second half dominance, when a long ball over the top from TFC Captain Steve Robins located James Thomas, who rounded the keeper to take the lead to 3-1.
Takeley continued to push trying to get a fourth, with Terry Martin unlucky, as he was put through by Sanga Ismael, the B&P keeper Mitchell George made a great save from the one on one confrontation. Takeley couldn't get the fourth and settled for a well-deserved 3-1 win., Takeley player managerJohn Watters was pleased with Takeley football movement and skill and on another day they could have scored more goals,
MAN of the MATCH was the very impressive JAMES THOMAS, closely followed by right back Joe Wise who also had a great game
Takeley FC Res: G ARMSTRONG; J WISE, Sanga ISMAEL; T o’TOOLE, J WATTERS (Captain), S ROBINS; L COOMBER, J THOMAS, C HARRISON, R GOLDBLATT, C HILL. Subs used: T MARTIN, subs not played: D Sullivan & B Smith.
Report by David EDWARDS, supplied by and on behalf of John WATTERS

TFC Scrap book

posted 17 Aug 2011, 09:34 by Kim Norris   [ updated 18 Aug 2011, 10:24 ]


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