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Ricky Sappleton to target 25 goals for Billericay Town this season


3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BILLERICAY Town manager Craig Edwards has backed powerful striker Ricky Sappleton to score 25 goals this season and help fire his side to a promotion push.

Craig Edwards welcomes five new faces to Billericay Town

Echo: Craig Edwards

2:53pm Monday 21st July 2014

BILLERICAY Town have added five new players to their ranks as the new season draws closer.

Non-League pre-season round-up: Canvey lose as Billericay and East Thurrock pick up wins


1:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

CANVEY Island’s winless start to pre-season continued after a 2-0 defeat at Chelmsford City.

Concord Rangers eye Jordan Chiedozie deal after scoring display

Echo: Concord Rangers reveal hopes for £150k upgrade

12:45pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONCORD Rangers boss Danny Cowley says he wants to add Jordan Chiedozie to his squad after the striker impressed on trial.

Concord Rangers draw at Maidstone as busy pre-season continues

Echo: Danny Cowley - will be bossing his Concord team against Chelmsford City

4:57pm Saturday 19th July 2014

CONCORD Rangers played out a 1-1 draw at Maidstone United as they continue to prepare for the new season.

Billericay Town Craig Edwards still hopes to hang on to Isaac Layne


1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BILLERICAY Town boss Craig Edwards is not resigned to losing his star striker Isaac Layne before the start of the Ryman Premier League season.

Great Wakering Rovers unveil their new kit


11:42am Thursday 17th July 2014

GREAT Wakering Rovers will be starting this season in a new league and with a new look.

Billericay Town kick off season with Grays derby as fixtures are announced


9:56am Thursday 17th July 2014

A SPICY Essex derby tops the bill in the Ryman Premier League on the opening weekend of the season with Billericay Town and Grays Athletic locking horns.

Former Southend United midfielder Alex Woodyard looking to rebuild career with Concord Rangers

Echo: Alex Woodyard.

1:42pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ALEX Woodyard is relishing the chance to rebuild his career with Concord Rangers this season.

Billericay Town trialists impress manager Craig Edwards

Echo: Craig Edwards - looking for nine points from Billericay's last three matches

11:44am Monday 14th July 2014

BILLERICAY Town manager Craig Edwards said some of his trialists showed they had what it took to play for the club after they helped demolish local rivals Basildon United 7-1.

Billericay forward Isaac Layne set for Charlton Athletic trial

Echo: Isaac Layne - scored on his debut for Billericay Town

10:21am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BILLERICAY Town’s talented teenage forward Isaac Layne has been taken on trial by Charlton Athletic.

Jay Leader u-turn leaves East Thurrock in a spin

Echo: Jay Leader (number four) has signed for East Thurrock United. PIC: MIKEY CARTWRIGHT/PONDEROSA PICS

11:59pm Saturday 5th July 2014

JAY Leader has made an astonishing u-turn and joined Grays Athletic..having signed for East Thurrock only weeks ago.

Concord Rangers kick-off against Bath City

Echo: Danny Cowley and his number two Glen Alzapiedi

4:26pm Friday 4th July 2014

CONCORD Rangers will kick-off their second campaign in the Conference South against Bath City.

FA draws: South Essex sides learn fate in FA competitions

Echo: New College expect to know by next month whether or not they will be competing in the FA Cup in 2014/15

3:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

ESSEX’s non-league clubs have learned their fate in the early rounds of the FA competitions.

Grays Athletic boss Jody Brown snaps up striker Chris Bryan from old club Heybridge Swifts


3:16pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

NEW Grays Athletic boss Jody Brown has raided former club Heybridge Swifts to sign prolific striker Chris Bryan.

East Thurrock's John Coventry forced to apologise after Kris Newby debacle

Echo: Kris Newby scores the vital second goal for Witham againsy Chatham. Picture: JIM PURTILL

12:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

EAST Thurrock manager John Coventry will apologise to the manager of AFC Sudbury after Kris Newby agreed to join Rocks – despite having already signed a deal with the Suffolk club.

Ashingdon Youth player search

Echo: Girls Football in Wandsworth

10:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

ASHINGDON Youth FC, a FA Chartered Standard Club, are looking for players in all positions to join their under 18 squad for next season.

Grays Athletic welcome Jody Brown as manager after he quits Heybridge Swifts

Echo: Jody Brown has joined Grays Athletic to 'further his career'

8:47pm Friday 27th June 2014

JODY Brown has left his post as Heybridge Swifts manager to join Ryman Premier League side Grays Athletic.

Billericay Town to play friendly with Basildon United

Echo: Craig Edwards

1:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

NON-LEAGUE: Billericay Town will take on Basildon United after Halstead Town cancelled their pre-season friendly.

Canvey Island arrange friendly with Dover

Echo: Canvey Island manager Danny Heale: John Sands arrival adds no more pressure

5:30pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Canvey Island will welcome Conference National side Dover Athletic to the Prospects Stadium for a pre-season friendly next month.

Concord Rangers duo James White and Sam Collins agree to stay at club

Echo: Sam Collins scored Concord's first against Tonbridge Angels

5:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

DANNY Cowley says James White and Sam Collins are “irreplaceable” after they committed their futures to Concord Rangers.

Billiercay duo Joe Benjamin and Paul Rodgers leave club

Echo: Benjamin in action

2:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Billericay Town striker Joe Benjamin has left the club to join Farnborough Town.

Jay Leader: 'Why I chose East Thurrock over Conference Premier

Echo: Jay Leader (number four) has signed for East Thurrock United. PIC: MIKEY CARTWRIGHT/PONDEROSA PICS

1:50pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

NEW East Thurrock signing Jay Leader has revealed he turned down lucrative offers from higher divisions to sign for John Coventry’s side.

Football county road show coming to Chelmsford

Echo: Bovingdon Football Club raises £2,000 with five-a-side tournament

3:05pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Players, coaches, referees and volunteers are invited to the first ever Essex County FA ‘Community Road Show’ on Wednesday July 2 from 7:15pm at the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford.

Concord Rangers land ex-Southend United youngster Alex Woodyard

Echo: Alex Woodyard - in action for Southend against Exeter

9:00am Friday 20th June 2014

DANNY Cowley says the signing of former Southend United youngster Alex Woodyard will have a “huge impact” on his squad.

Goalkeeper Jamie Butler eyes England C call-up after new Concord Rangers deal

Echo: International ambitions – Jamie Butler

1:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

CONCORD Rangers goalkeeper Jamie Butler hopes signing a new deal at the club could see him receive an international call-up in the future.

Concord Rangers boss Danny Cowley: What I'd do if I was England boss

Echo: Danny Cowley - will be bossing his Concord team against Chelmsford City

12:36pm Thursday 19th June 2014

WE asked Concord Rangers manager Danny Cowley what he would do, if he were put in Roy Hodgson’s shoes for tonight's game with Uruguay.

Concord Rangers boss Danny Cowley hoping James White will reject Dover Athletic contract

Echo: Stick with it - man of the match James White gets stuck in

1:01pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

CONCORD Rangers boss Danny Cowley has urged influential midfielder James White to “assess all the options” before agreeing a deal with Dover Athletic.

Canvey Island boss Danny Heale adds to squad firepower

Echo: Danny Heale - pleased with his team's performance at Dulwich Hamlet

1:33pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

CANVEY Island have signed four players to strengthen their ranks with manager Danny Heale aiming to bring more goals to his team.

Concord Rangers looking to identify young talent at youth team trials days

Echo: Frustrated - Danny Cowley

6:39pm Monday 9th June 2014

CONCORD Rangers will be looking to identify stars of the future at their upcoming youth team trials day.

Junior Appiah: I'm privileged to join up with Billericay Town

Echo: Can’t wait to get started – Junior Appiah, seen here playing for Aveley last season

6:23pm Monday 9th June 2014

BILLERICAY Town have bolstered their ranks by signing two new attacking players – including a former Football League star.

Former Canvey Island striker Lee Boylan joins Heybridge Swifts

Echo: Lee Boylan has joined Heybridge Swifts as a coach and player

1:55pm Sunday 8th June 2014

FORMER West Ham and Canvey Island striker Lee Boylan has joined the coaching staff at Heybridge Swifts.

Billericay Town gear up for season with key double signing

Echo: junior appiah

6:12pm Friday 6th June 2014

BILLERICAY Town have signed two exciting attacking players as they gear up for the new season.

Laindon lad signs Millwall scholarship as he bids to follow in footsteps of Southend United stopper Daniel Bentley

Echo: Dan Girling has signed forms with Millwall

5:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A YOUNG goalkeeper from Laindon hopes to follow in his Southend United hero’s footsteps after signing a scholarship deal with Millwall.

Dan Cowley: "I cant wait for new season at Concord Rangers"

Echo: Danny Cowley

5:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

CONCORD Rangers manager Danny Cowley has said cannot wait to get started for the new season and dismissed talk linking him away from the club.

Great Wakering Rovers pre-season to include Southend United and Dagenham & Redbridge

Echo: Banned - Dan Trenkel sent the tweets while watching Benefits Street on TV

4:30pm Thursday 5th June 2014

GREAT Wakering Rovers will take on Southend United in their usual pre-season friendly opener.

Billericay Town welcome Millwall, Charlton Athletic and Southend United for busy pre-season

Echo: Millwall manager Ian Holloway

4:30pm Thursday 5th June 2014

BILLERICAY Town will take on Championship side Millwall to round off a hectic pre-season schedule.

Billericay to face Ian Holloway's Millwall in pre-season

Echo: Millwall manager Ian Holloway

2:48pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

BILLERICAY Town will take on Championship side Millwall to round off a hectic pre-season schedule.

Concord Rangers' plan for football academy

Echo: Gary Ogilvie (in action here for the first-team) will lead the under-18s team next year

2:30pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

CONCORD Rangers are preparing for the future as they launch plans to start a full-time football academy at the start of the 2014/15 season.

East Thurrock United boss delighted with his two new signings

Echo: Jay Leader (number four) has signed for East Thurrock United. PIC: MIKEY CARTWRIGHT/PONDEROSA PICS

2:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

EAST Thurrock United boss John Coventry has begun strengthening his side as he looks to avoid a repeat of last season’s final day drama.

Concord Rangers favourite Reece Harris signs permanent deal with Heybridge Swifts

Echo: Reece Harris playing for Concord

3:42pm Thursday 29th May 2014

REECE Harris has signed on the dotted line for Heybridge Swifts.

Concord Rangers' Lewis Taaffe: Bristol Rovers trial is my last chance

Echo: Last opporunity – for Lewis Taaffe to make it as a professiona

1:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

CONCORD Rangers striker Lewis Taaffe says his upcoming trial at Bristol Rovers is his “last chance” to make it as a professional footballer.

New Bowers & Pitsea boss Rob Small unveils his backroom team

Echo: Bowers’ new management team of (l-r) coach Mark Hunter, manager Rob Small, player/coach Stuart Fergus and assistant manager Harry Stevens

7:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

NEW Bowers & Pitsea boss Rob Small has appointed his backroom staff ahead of the new season.

Billericay Town boss slams Colchester United boss Joe Dunne...again

Echo: Craig Edwards

5:38pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

CRAIG Edwards hit back at claims he is “not classy” and has said Joe Dunne “needs to get his own house in order before criticising other clubs”.

Ten of Concord Rangers' Cup heroes sign on for another season

Echo: Captain Tony Stokes is staying put

8:00am Monday 26th May 2014

TEN of Concord Rangers’ cup winning squad have signed new deals with the club.

Gareth Batty's career-best figures puts Essex on the back foot on day one against Surrey

Echo: Gareth Batty

8:13pm Sunday 25th May 2014

Gareth Batty finished with career-best figures of eight for 68 as Surrey bowled Essex out for 228 on day one of their County Championship Division Two encounter at Chelmsford.

Burnham Ramblers pin hopes on new Southend academy

Echo: The Southend-based Burnham Ramblers academy team at the Maltese national stadium. Dave Thompson is on the far left and Leon Woodford on the right

10:06am Thursday 22nd May 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers are hoping their new academy in Southend will boost the club and its young players.

Colin Cook proud to be back as Basildon United manager

Echo: The new Basildon United management team of assistant manager Craig Gillam, chairman David Maxwell, manager Colin Cook and mascot Angel Maxwell

3:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

NEW Basildon United boss Colin Cook says “playing without pressure” will stand his side in good stead heading into next season.

Rob Small: It took me all of six seconds to decide to join Bowers & Pitsea

Echo: Rob Small celebrates winning the league with previous club Southminster St Leonards

2:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

THE new man in charge at Bowers & Pitsea said he had no hesitation in taking the job when his former club came calling.

Youngsters experience joy and pain of finals

Echo: Roars of delight – Corringham Cosmos Lions celebrate their win over Concord Rangers Lions at Burroughs Park

11:49am Thursday 15th May 2014

LOCAL teams battled it out for the right to be the best in the area at the South Essex Primary Mini Soccer League finals.



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