Burnham v Takeley 26/08/17

posted 30 Aug 2017, 01:30 by Kim Norris

After winning in the FA cup last Saturday, Takeley had yet another away game to Burnham Ramblers in the league..


On a hard bumpy pitch it was the away side who started better and took the lead on five minutes when will green used his pace to get past the full back and finish low past the keeper..


Burnham came back into the game with lots of energy going forward but didn't really look like troubling yates..


The remainder of the half saw Takeley squander at least three good chances without really playing to their full capacity...


Half time 0-1 (William Green)..



After a very constructive half time team talk from Andy Walker and Kevin Riley Takeley started the second half well and Stuart Zanone had a good shot saved.


On 54 minutes Takeley went further ahead when Reece Barrett fed George Wappett who finished low into the corner...


All three subs entered the game within the next 18 minutes and made an impact.

On 77 minutes it was 3-0 after Stuart Zanone weaved his way into the box and was fouled, he got up to fire the penalty high to the keepers left....


Six minutes later it was 4-0, following a great long ball from full back Thorpe sub Das took a great first touch and burst into the box, squared to Zanone who appeared to be fouled but the ball broke to Das who drilled home low and hard.....


There were bookings for skipper Powell and Castle in the second half....


This victory made it five wins from five and a perfect start to the season for Marc Das' side...


Full time 0-4...





subs-all used second half.




Takeley making history!

posted 7 Aug 2017, 00:44 by Kim Norris

The first team won their first game on Saturday 5th August in the FA cup preliminary round after 7 years. 

Takeley 3 (Stuart Zanone 25, Mitchell Das 38, Jason Todd 49) v Wivenhoe Town 1 (Jeff Charnock 62p). 

Friendly v Haverhill 11th July 2017

posted 12 Jul 2017, 04:07 by Kim Norris   [ updated 12 Jul 2017, 04:19 ]

Takeley first team beat Haverhill 4-2.  Team bonding well together. 

New Main Sponsors for First Team 2016-17

posted 10 Jul 2017, 05:40 by Kim Norris

Takeley FC would like to thank GE & AF Silvester for their sponsorship of the first team kit for the 2017-18 season.  Full details can be read on the corporate sponsorship tab.

2016/17 End of Season Update by Chairman, Pat Curran

posted 10 Jul 2017, 02:45 by Kim Norris   [ updated 12 Jul 2017, 03:52 ]

Well, what can I say, what a fantastic year for Takeley FC.  It’s like I’ve been waiting for years for a bus to come along and then they all arrive at once.  I for one am still dancing on air.


It is difficult to summarise our year but I will attempt to outline some of our successes.


A new management team joined the club last summer under the leadership of Marc Das and what a job they have all done.  To start with, let us talk about the U18 teams.


Thursday U18’s


Our U18 Thursday team ended up fourth in the League finishing only 4 points behind 3rd place Edgware Town. 


Sunday U18’s


Then of course the Sunday U18’s side.  Having achieved success in their league cup final 2-1 against Hitchin Town Hawks, they then went on to beat BS Swifts on 30th April, 6-1 to clinch the league.  Therefore, they achieved the double and finished top of Division 1 Royston Crow Youth League five points clear.

Freddie Burrell and Frankie Oatham from the U18’s have both featured in the first team squad and made appearances in the League cup Final.  Many of the U18’s have also played in the reserve team




Reserves under the management of Jamie Page have finished in fifth place.  We all appreciate the work Jamie has done and it would be nice for him to get some help next year.  The reserves are now being used as they should be - as a feeder for the first team - and Marc, Jamie and everyone else  have been working together to achieve this goal.


First Team


And then we come on to the first team, who achieved fourth in the league –the team’s aim at the start of the season was a top four finish – s.  By which time they had already won the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy and then went on to win the league cup.  What a fantastic achievement in Das’ first year.  Having said he wanted to win some silverware, he then went on to win two prestige cups!



Golden Boot Award


Then of course, last but by no means least, Charlie Cole came away with the golden boot award and, of course, beat the league’s highest ever goal scorer Dwight Gayle (now playing for Newcastle) with 59 goals!  Dwight Gayle’s record was 57. 


Charlie’s hat-trick results speak for themselves, along with 4 and 5 goal games, he has had 6 hat-tricks this season.  Well done Charlie on your record-breaking season.



Management, support and volunteer Staff


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the management, support staff and volunteers for all their hard work behind the scenes.  A special mention to Ivor Parrish who after 20 odd years of cutting the grass has finally hung up his mower.  Everybody at the club is indebted to him.  Thanks of course, also goes to all the footballers for turning out every week and giving their all to Takeley FC and helping to make our Club a force to be reckoned with.


As you all know the Club would not exist without the effort all the team put in behind the scenes; from maintaining the grounds, washing and organising kits, doing the club administration, making burgers and teas, arranging sandwiches and programmes for home games, collecting money at door, etc. etc.  The list is never ending and quite exhaustive.  We appreciate the jobs undertaken by each and every one of our volunteers, team management and players.


Congratulations from the management team and myself.  I am looking forward to the 2017-18 season.  Let us hope we can continue this momentum – onwards and upwards.


Takeley Announce new first team Manager

posted 3 May 2016, 05:41 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.

New reserve Manager and Assistant Manager

posted 14 Aug 2014, 01:32 by Kim Norris

Ray Bartlett, assisted by Paul Makoko have met with Takeley FC Chairman, Mr Pat Curran today (12th August 2014) and offered to fill the vacant positions, as Manager and Assistant for the Reserve Team. Duncan Easley, Manager of Takeley First Team welcomed Ray and Paul and has offered to introduce them to the next training session. This is good news, since the resignation of Morgan Laforce.


Ray and Paul have experience of management, at Woodbury Down football Club and both live in Canning Town, which is accessible to Takeley Club ground and training areas.

The management, committee and players of Takeley FC wish them both the very best for the coming season.


Takeley FC would like to announce the appointment of Duncan Easley to the role of first team manager

posted 3 Jun 2014, 08:31 by Kim Norris

Following the recent departure of Tony Gold, Pat Curran, Chairman of Takeley FC would like to announce the appointment of Duncan Easley to the role of first team manager.

Duncan comes from a strong footballing background where he has played for Royston, Saffron Walden, and Ware football clubs.  He also brings to the club a wealth of coaching experience which he gained with Buntingford and Royston where he has been the assistant manager since 2008, the year they won promotion to Step 5.  Further successes with Royston came in 2009/10 when they reached the final 16 of FA Vase; 2011/12 saw the club win the league and 3 cups, gaining them promotion to step 4 and also getting to last 32 of the Vase.Finally in 2012/13 they finished 7th in the league only 2 points short of the play-offs.


Duncan has lived in Stansted for ten years and brings with him a good solid understanding of the local football landscape.  The Club are looking forward to working with and supporting Duncan in his new role and believe he is the right man to take the team to the next level bringing sustained success to the team.

Tony Gold resigns

posted 6 May 2014, 01:26 by Kim Norris

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                    28th April 2014

Pat Curran, Chairman of Takeley FC announced that by mutual
consent, Tony Gold Manager of the first team and Steve Grenfell, first team
coach have resigned from their positions within the club.

Pat would like to place on record his thanks and gratitude
for the hard work and commitment shown by both Tony and Steve during their time
with us.

For the few remaining games Morgan LaForce and Alex Martin
will act as caretaker/managers until a formal appointment has been made.

We are presently taking stock of our position and will
announce Tony’s successor in due course.


Press Liaison

Takeley Football Club

Youth U13's win the Blackwater & Dengie League Cup Final

posted 15 Apr 2014, 05:29 by Kim Norris

Well the faces say it all – just look at our U13’s AFTER they won the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League Cup Final against Braintree Town Youth on Sunday (13th April).  Lewis Curran scored from a free kick, followed by a second from Ollie Bell, Jack Verallo scored the third to make it a 3/1 win for our boys.  Well done to the whole team and thank you for bringing some silverware into our club.

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