In football it was a day of celebration for Canvey-based National League South side Concord Rangers, who played their long-awaited FA Trophy semi-final at home to Halesowen Town and booked a place at Wembley for the first time in their history. The final will be played on Sunday 27th September.
With the Football League season commencing next weekend, our two local EFL sides were involved in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Leyton Orient progessed to the next stage, coming from behind to win 2-1 at Forest Green Rovers. But no such luck for Southend United, whose new manager Mark Molesley took charge for the first time but who saw his new charges exit the competition, as they lost 1-0 away to Gillingham of League One.
We also saw the return of the Essex Senior and Thurlow Nunn Leagues, and in the former, our reporter Scott Lanza was on the line to tell us about the 2-2 draw he watched between Redbridge and Saffron Walden Town.
In Cricket, there was no joy for Essex as they were beaten by Kent in a Vitality blast match at the Oval, which the Spitfires won by 29 runs.
Here is this week’s playlist from the show:
Carly Simon - Why Lenny Kravitz - Ride Johnny Hates Jazz - New Day Ahead Orson - No Tomorrow Blondfire - Marigold Belouis Some - Imagination DMA'S - The Glow Katy Perry - Smile Paul Weller - Village Scott McWatt - Gimme All Your Love T Rex - Ride A White Swan U2 - Beautiful Day Vix20 - Try Again Blanks - Favourite Nightmare Oscar Lang - Apple Juice Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jamming Erroll Dunkley - OK Fred Beabadoobee - Care David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes Paolo Nutini - 10 Out Of 10 Colin Crooks feat George Redwood - Live The Night Away Earth Wind and Fire - Let's Groove Nile Rodgers & Chic - New Jack Sober Rod Stewart - Maggie May Eagles - Take It To The Limit Abi Flynn - Courage Gregory Porter - Mister Holland July Talk - Governess Shadow Beatles - Love Me Do Michael Jackson - PYT (Pretty Young Thing)