This Saturday’s local football included FA Trophy Second Round Qualifying action. And surely one of the most extraordinary ties of the round involved the team almost literally on Phoenix FM’s doorstep – Brentwood Town.
Adam Flanagan’s side could not have had a much worse start in their home clash with Chichester City, as the Sussex side cruised into a 2-0 lead within five minutes of the kick-off.
But the Blues managed to bounce back, Andy Freeman’s brace being followed by a winner from Rob Harvey in the fourth minute of injury time to complete a remarkable turnaround and put Brentwood through to the next stage of the competition.
A number of other Essex sides managed to progress. But in League Two of the EFL it wasn’t such a great day for our local sides Southend United and Leyton Orient, who both suffered defeats and Southend are back to propping up the table, as they continue to seek their first win of the 2020/21 season and also since Mark Molesley became their manager.
And none of our nearby National League/National League South sides managed to win either.
Billericay Town and Braintree Town will be especially concerned, with both sides yet to pick up a point so far in this campaign.
Our reporting team did a sterling job as always, with Andy Gardiner doing another dash into the studio at both half and full-time to tell us about events at the Brentwood Town game, Leigh Bailey who kept us up to date on Billericay Town v Havant & Waterlooville and Scott Lanza who covered the game of the day in the Essex Senior League, as Hashtag United regained pole position with a victory away to Cockfosters.
Here is this week’s playlist:
Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes Laurel - Scream Drive Faster Whispers - It's A Love Thing Bon Jovi - Do What You Can Rolling Stones - Living In A Ghost Town Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin' Woman Scott McWatt - Gimme All Your Love Beggar And Co - Somebody Help Me Out Matt Johnson - Sunshine Calvin Harris X The Weeknd - Over Now Oasis - Lyla Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way EMT - Diva Andy Bell - Love Comes In Waves Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour Mojo Slide - Not In My Name Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light Blanks - Favourite Nightmare Travis feat Susanna Hoffs - The Only Thing Isley Brothers - Voyage to Atlantis Human League - Human New Order - Be A Rebel Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately