Guy Norton, Harvey Farmer, Anisius Lewis & Evan Payne were all in action this weekend for their respective loan/dual-registration clubs.
Left-back Guy Norton started and played the full 90′ minutes for Hullbridge Sports on Friday, 10th February as the Sports fell to a 2-1 home defeat to New Salamis.
Hullbridge, who currently sit 17th in the Isthmian League North, took the lead through Martin Tuohy just before half-time. It wasn’t to be though, as two late quick-fire goals from Louie Remi and Harrison Georgiou for New Salamis meant that it was the visitors who left Lower Road with the points.
Norton, who only recently returned from a long-term knee injury, has started to get a more regular run of games for the Sports. He also featured in our BBC Essex Senior Cup Fourth Round tie at home to Coggeshall Town back in January.
Guy Norton battles for the ball at Lower Road [Neil Hunwicks]
Forward Reggie Gregory, who is also out on loan with Hullbridge alongside Guy, unfortunately missed out on this occasion through injury.
Defender Harvey Farmer played the full 90′ minutes for Haverhill Rovers on Saturday, 11th February as they went down 3-2 to high-flying Ipswich Wanderers at home.
The second-year Academy prospect has featured 13 times for the Rovers so far, and is getting valuable experience in the men’s game for the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side.
Harvey Farmer shields the ball from an opponent [Sean Doyle]
With the Rovers struggling at the foot of the table, there was no shame in defeat against a side pushing for the title, with Ipswich occupying second place whilst they chase league leaders Thetford Town.
Striker Anisius Lewis also made his debut for Basildon United on Saturday, after recently signing for the Bees on Friday.
The Academy graduate, who has also featured on loan at Hullbridge Sports and Bowers & Pitsea this season, played the full 90 minutes as Basildon narrowly lost 1-0 away to mid-table outfit Wroxham.
Anisius Lewis in action for Basildon United [John Taylor]
Basildon also finished the game with 10-men after Kyle Judd received his second yellow into added time.
Defender Evan Payne played the full 90′ minutes for Lincoln United, as they won 1-0 at home to Stocksbridge Park Steels in the Northern Premier League Division One East.
The Academy graduate, who is currently studying at Lincoln University alongside his dual-registration, has featured 13 times for the Whites, scoring one goal, and has become a fans favourite at the Ashby Avenue Stadium.
Evan Payne applauding the Lincoln fans at full-time [Ed Mayes]
Lincoln currently occupy 13th place in the table, and Saturday’s win can be classed as a huge result against Stocksbridge, who are comfortably sat in fourth place as they chase for promotion.
In other Club news, we can confirm that Samba Badjana’s dual registration with Coggeshall Town has ended, and the midfielder will continue his development with our Reserves side.