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5:03pm

Thanks very much to everyone who followed along with this blog. I hope you enjoyed it. See you all next week

4:57pm

Other results involving south Essex teams:

Hayes & Yeading 1-0 Concord Rangers

Billericay Town 0-2 Margate

Wealdstone 5-0 East Thurrock United

Southend Manor 0-0 Haringey

Great Wakering Rovers 4-1 London APSA

Have not heard from Basildon United or Hullbridge Sports yet

4:52pm

Probably a fair result. Canvey were not as fluent as they have been in recent matches. Met looked decent. Still the hosts move to ten games unbeaten

4:51pm

Canvey 1-1 Met Police

4:50pm

Three minutes added on time indiicated, one minute into injury time

4:49pm

That could have been the chance for Canvey there. Sands set free and cuts back to Curran, but he slices shot wide

4:48pm

Into injury time now, but no indication how much has been given

4:48pm

Free kick deep in Met half. Can Canvey pull something out here?

4:47pm

Fourth official getting the board ready for stoppage time

4:46pm

Top work by Bartley as the Gulls defender knocks ball heading towards James in the box away from the Met player

4:46pm

Both sides are going for this. It has not been a fantastic game of football but it has been exciting to watch

4:43pm

Canvey bring on Tom Strickland in place of Hallett

4:42pm

Canvey have a pentaly appeal turned down when Curran falls over in box, then Met go up other end of the field and Bird has a shot saved by Guzman. Should be a tasty last five minutes

4:41pm

Once Neita had turned Dumas there, he never looked back. With men up for the corner Canvey were light at the back

4:39pm

Corner is cleared out. Nigel Neita then turns Dumas and runs towards goal with no one ahead of him. The midfielder then curls a shot around Guzman. Well taken.

After 81 minutes it is Canvey 1-1 Met

4:38pm

Met equalise!

4:38pm

Corner to Canvey on the right hand side

4:36pm

Dumas does well to nick ball off Neita. After Chatting is dispossed, Dumas gets the ball back again and sends it towards Sands in the box. Sadly Sands is judged to be offside

4:33pm

Canvey sub B-Edwards off for Michael Alaile. B-Edwards has had a decent game and is appluaded off

4:32pm

Sands looks like he's in after Curran plays ball to him, but his first touch is too heavy and allows Sutherland to clear

4:31pm

Met's right back Taylor has a go from 30 yards but his half volley goes well wide

4:29pm

Chance for Met as Salmon's free kick is nodded on by James and Sutherland slides in to get ball past Guzman but luckily for Canvey Bartley is on hand to kick it out for a corner, which is promptly cleared

4:26pm

Met replace Hudson-Odoi with James Aldred

4:26pm

Couple of Canvey subs warming up. As I'm sat on other side of the pitch I cannot quite see who they are, annoyingly

4:23pm

Despite being a goal down now, Met are still looking confident. Could have quite easily collapsed here after all the effort they have made not being rewarded

4:21pm

Sands runs onto long ball but Salmon does brilliantly to knock ball away from the Canvey striker

4:21pm

Met left back Bird booked for foul

4:18pm

Canvey unhappy after Curran is tumbled over on edge of the box but ref Nick Dunn says nothing wrong there. Linesman had his flag up, but Dunn ignored it

4:17pm

Chance for Met. Long ball to Smith who beats offside trap. He sends ball to James who knocks it to Neita, but his shot is weak and saved easily by Guzman

4:15pm

Today's attendance at Park Lane for this match is 341. Good crowd

4:14pm

Curran now has nine goals in his last 12 games and 17 in the season. He is also on 98 career goals for Canvey

4:13pm

Really cannot emphasise how good the link up play between Dumas and Chatting was in the build up to that goal. Wonderful stuff

4:12pm

GOOOOOOOOAL! Curran finishes a lovely passing move. Chatting and Dumas linked up on left and gave Curran an open goal to aim at. In his form, he was not going to miss that.

 

After 54 minutes its Canvey 1-0 Met

4:10pm

Resulting free kick finds Hudson-Odoi who slides in at back post to get shot on target. Guzman saves and James cannot steer rebound on target. 

4:10pm

Gulls centre back Jones booked for handball. That's his tenth of season and now he is suspended

4:09pm

Very acrobatic effort by Met right back Taylor as he flips over perimeter fence around edge of ground after getting a shove from Chatting. Ten points to him

4:07pm

Jones takes a shot from about 25 yards out but it wobbles wide of Met's goal

4:07pm

Sellears corner ball goes into the six yard box but Sutherland nods clear for Met

4:06pm

Great work by Hallett as he runs into box wins Canvey a corner

4:05pm

Bird sends the corner to Canvey's back post and finds team-mate James, but he is put off by his captain Sutherland and his header sails over

4:04pm

Corner early on to Met as a header out only falls to Smith. His effort is deflected over

4:03pm

No changes made by either Canvey or Met during the break

4:03pm

Second half under way 

4:01pm

Sides coming back out now. Who can get the edge? Can Met arrest Canvey's unbeaten run? (see what I did there?)

3:54pm

Elsewhere, here are how the other south Essex clubs are getting on today:

Hayes & Yeading 1-0 Concord Rangers

Billericay Town 0-1 Margate

Wealdstone 3-0 East Thurrock United

Southend Manor 0-0 Haringey

Clapton 0-1 Bowers & Pitsea

Great Wakering Rovers 0-1 London APSA

Hullbridge Sport 0-0 Eton Manor

Tower Hamlets 1-0 Basildon United

3:48pm

Not the best first half ever but it is certainly open. Gulls looking slightly better but Met are by no means being totally outplayed. As I mentioned earlier whoever gets the first goal will be the key to this match

3:46pm

Canvey 0-0 Met

3:44pm

Curran turns and shoots on right hand side of box but Searle grabs ball on ground just before Game can slide in to poke it home

3:43pm

Not long before half time. Canvey still looking the better side but Met are not shying away. Gulls have to keep their game up to make sure they do not get caught out

3:41pm

Smith takes the free kick but thumps his shot over. Relief for Canvey

3:39pm

Foul on edge of the Canvey box by B-Edwards. Good position for Met here for a chance

3:38pm

Injury to Met's Charlie Collins forces him off. On comes Tyrone Pink

3:37pm

Fierce long range effort by Hibbert is on target and Gulls keeper Guzman makes a top double handed punch out flying to his left

3:36pm

Great ball over top of Met defence buy Sellears finds Hallett, but the linesman's flag goes up. Hallett's effort is tame and saved anyway

3:35pm

James tries to race onto a ball drifted into Canvey box by Smith, but Guzman speeds out to collect it with ease. Met looking to go more direct

3:33pm

Superb challenge by Curran gets ball of a stampeding Smith. Shows the form the Gulls man is in currently. All aspects of his game are going great guns

3:31pm

Half hour gone now. Met still looking dangerous but Canvey playing well. Whoever gets the first goal could really deflate the other team. Both will feel they are in it

3:27pm

Chatting put through by Hallett, by the winger cannot keep on his feet and Met clear the ball. Canvey on top just about at the moment

3:26pm

For the record, Jay Curran is wearing bright pink boots today. Personally I like them. Have feeling many others will not

3:24pm

WHAT A SAVE! Smith loses ball to Sellears and the Gulls midfielder tries his luck with a shot on left hand side, but Searle claws it away at full stretch with it looking like it will dip in

3:23pm

Gulls right back B-Edwards does well from ball lofted in by Hibbert. Steers away from Met forward and then controls beautifully. He is having a good game so far

3:20pm

Handbags! Hallett and Taylor have a lash off the ball after going in on each other for a tackle. Ref Nick Dunn chats to both and tells them both to behave

3:20pm

Promising Met break away is spoiled by poor cross by Collins

3:16pm

Corner on the left to Canvey. Goes over everyone's heads. Pinged back in by Chatting and eventually finds Bartley, who tries an overhead kick of sorts but the ball goes miles over the crossbar

3:15pm

Some dangerous crosses are being fired into the Gulls box from the left wing by Met. Into the centre of the penalty area each time

3:13pm

12 minutes gone here and after Met's lively start Canvey have started to come back into it a bit more. They've weathered a mini-storm but it is still very early on here

3:12pm

CLOSE FOR CANVEY! Sellears' corner drifts all way to back post but B-Edwards cannot hook his shot in. Had his back to goal, was tough

3:11pm

Another corner to Canvey. They're starting to get going now it seems

3:10pm

Curran tries a speculative shot on the right wing after Searle's clearance only finds the Gulls forward, but it is a comfortable save for Searle

3:09pm

Met create another chance in the Canvey box but Jones clears for a corner, which is then cleared out by the Gulls. Met looking to put the law down on Canvey at the moment

3:08pm

From the corner, Sellears finds Sands again and his header is on target but saved. Good chance

3:07pm

Corner to Canvey after Sellears puts Sands through. His shot is deflected wide

3:06pm

First chance five minutes in goes unsurprisingly to Met. Neita's cross into box is not cleared by Canvey and Hudson-Odoi has chance, but his shot is blocked by Bartley. Was on target too

3:05pm

Great tackle by Gulls right back B-Edwards to stop Hudson-Odoi in his tracks

3:04pm

Just as I say that, Met's keeper Searle nearly gets caught on the ball by Curran. Gets away withg it though

3:03pm

Met looking very calm so far on the ball. Playing it around nicely

3:02pm

Nice spell of possession in the first minute for Met. Canvey barely touched the ball so far. No effort at end though for the visitors though

3:00pm

Here we go. Canvey v Met P is under way at Park Lane

2:57pm

Canvey and Met P both out on the pitch now

2:54pm

Both sets of players back in the changing rooms having their final team talks before kick off here at Park Lane. It is eighth vs 13th in terms of RPL standings. Can the Gulls soar to a tenth game unbeaten or will the law win? Give me your score predictions. I'm going 2-0 Canvey

2:49pm

If Jay Curran can get a hat-trick today (a possibility with his form), he will bring his overall goal tally for the Gulls to 100. Big celebrations in store if he can do so today I predict.

2:48pm

Tyrone Smith who starts for Met P today started the season playing for Canvey

2:46pm

In the last 11 games, Canvey forwards John Sands and Jay Curran have scored 18 goals between them. Sands with ten, Curran eight. Has been a big reason why they are currently on nine unbeaten

2:44pm

Last time Canvey lost was on Janaury 21 against Leiston when they went down 3-2 at home

2:42pm

Just the one change for Canvey from their 4-1 victory against local rivals Billericay with Jason Hallett replacing Calum Webb.

2:38pm

Met Police line-up: Searle, Taylor, Bird, Salmon, Sutherland (C), Neita, Hibbert, Smith, Hudson-Odoi, Collins, James.

Subs: Joseph, Aldred, Pink, Cramp, Smalley.

2:37pm

Canvey starting line-up: Guzman, Bryan-Edwards, Dumas, Game (c), Bartley, Jones, Curran, Sellears, Hallett, Sands, Chatting.

Subs: Webb, Kinch, Strickland, Alaile, Slater

2:36pm

Welcome to Park Lane as Canvey Island look to make it ten games without a loss as they host Met Police in the Ryman Premier League. Kick off in about 25 minutes. Team line-ups coming next.

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