HARLOW Running Club hosted the second round of the East Herts and West Essex Cross Country League on a cold Sunday morning over a five mile course on the fields and woods between Newhall and Church Langley. After a clear night there were some icy patches to beware of in the open stretches but the woods were still very muddy in places.
HARLOW TOWN rose to third in the league with a devastating display of attacking skill as they beat Brentwood 5-1 at the Harlow Arena. Two goals from Alex Read as well as goals by Junior Dadson, Jonathan Glowacki and Geoff Smith secured the three points for the Hawks.
HARLOW opened up their 2014 account with a solid if unspectacular 1-0 victory against Ware at the Harlow Arena. Ware may be bottom of the league but they are always awkward opponents and in dreadful conditions, they did their best to make life difficult for Harlow Town.
HARLOW Running Club member Steve Murtagh was first Harlow runner to finish the third round of the Metropolitan Cross Country League, held
over a very muddy, hilly and energy sapping course at Alexandra Palace Park.
HARLOW Town’s 13-match unbeaten run came to a halt as they were well beaten by Soham Town Rangers, 2-1 at the Harlow Arena. Harlow nearly scored from the kick-off as Alex Read ran onto a through ball but was just edged out by the Soham defender.
HARLOW Running Club competed in the first round of the East Herts and West Essex Cross Country League on Sunday at a very muddy 5 mile course at Ware. The league consists of teams from Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford, Saffron Walden and Ware with the final league winners going on to compete in a national final.
THE Ryman North play-off chasers have now won each of their last eight fixtures, extending an unbeaten stretch which amounts to 13 games with this latest triumph courtesy of Read’s 28th goal of the season after 20 minutes. Harlow’s cause wasn’t assisted by James Smith’s 57th-minute red card following a reckless challenge on Jack Carlile, but they held Redbridge at bay to clinch a last eight berth for the second time inside three seasons.
HAVING taken an early lead and had control of the game for the first three quarters Harlow allowed Old Brentwood’s to get off the hook in the closing stages. Thanks to the bonus point for losing by 7 points or less and the misfortunes of teams below Harlow hold on to their 5th place but the result goes down as a game they should have won.
FORMER Spurs striker Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to express his desire for Harlow’s Glenn Hoddle to return to Spurs following the sacking of manager André Villas-Boas this morning. Liniker Tweeted,
“AVB has been sacked by Spurs. Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind.” Hoddle, a former Burnt Mill pupil managed the team from 2001 until his own sacking in 2003.
IT WAS late but it was worth it as the Hawks edged a seven-goal thriller against Barkingside. Two goals by Leon Antoine and two by Alex Read secured the points in what was the proverbial ding-dong battle. Alex Read secured the winner in the 81st minute.
HARLOW made the long trip to Wymondham on Saturday for the match which completes the first half of the league programme. The win including the bonus point for more than 4 tries puts them into 5th place in the table. Next Saturday they start to play the return matches starting with an away fixture against Old Brentwoods who are in 10th place. It is a “must win” game if Harlow are going to consolidate their position and challenge the clubs above. A lot will depend on player fitness and availability.
HARLOW Running Club member Jamie Jephcott completed the Bedford Half Marathon in 115th place out of 1232 finishers in an excellent 1hr 28min 53sec, followed by son Daniel 597th in a superb 1hr 49min 19sec. At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Richard Solomons finished in 17th place out of 88 finishers in 21min 49sec. He was followed home by Robin Lozeau 31st in 23min 17sec, Paul Schroder 32nd in 23min 24sec and Debbie Barry 48th in 25min 14sec.
A MUST win game for Harlow facing Basildon on home turf for the last game this half of the season. Harlow ladies started with some good play after winning the toss and had some early breaks.
HARLOW were looking to make their unbeaten run stretch to eleven games against a mid table Aveley who were looking to cause an upset. The visitors started brightly with good stages of possession but failed to create any real chances. Harlow had the first opportunity when the ball found its way to Daniel Brown who scuffed his shot wide.Harlow did however take the lead on the eleventh minute. Leon Antoine intercepted a loose pass from Aveley and he strides to the defenders and at the defining moment put through Dadson to slot home the first goal of the afternoon.
HARLOW Running Club member Andy Kinney endured an exhausting weekend by completing the Saxon Shore Marathon, a double marathon event over
two days run on a tiring sandy course along the coast from Deal to Sandwich in Kent. Kinney finished the first day in 48th place out of 50 finishers in 5hrs 51min 29sec and finished the second day in 33rdplace out of 49 finishers in an amazingly quicker time of 5hrs 13min 02sec.
A long ball played from defender Samantha Care put the ball back into Redbridge and Ilford’s D which allowed Lara Horrax to skillfully pass the ball to Stephanie Hawes who took a reverse shot and scored. Redbridge and Ilford kept trying but wasn’t able to get round the Harlow defence of Olivia Figg, Samantha Care and Claire Burgess. Redbridge and Ilford did manage a lucky shot against keeper Sandra Figg but was cleared instantly.
HARLOW Tennis Club’s men’s first team started their division two Winter League season with a 3-1 home win over Rochford. Alex Dodd (14) made his first team debut and partnered captain Luke Spooner to a 10-1, 10-1 win. Harlow’s second pair, Harry Melluish and Dan Stevenson lost. Harlow won 6-2 at home to Pleshy in […]
HARLOW Hawks hit the summit in division two of the Herts Basketball League after securing a 58-51 victory against fellow promotion-chasers North Herts Knights in their first home game in a month. Knights brought a strong team to the Leisurezone for this match.
A VOLLEYBALL coach is on a one-man mission to grow the popularity of the sport across Harlow town. Finishing 4th in the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2012 World Championships, Bulgaria has a thing or two to teach the UK about the sport, and Bulgarian Ilia, 44, is the man to do it. A two-time champion in his home country, Ilia has been playing volleyball all of his life, as most of his country-mates have, and now lives in Harlow as a supply P.E. teacher and volleyball coach.
FC Flare Reserves demolition of Mark Hall 13-1 looks like the pick of the matches at the weekend.
VCD are the runaway leaders of the Ryman Division One North. Then again, they said that about Needham Market three years ago and Maldon and Tiptree last season. However, the Hawks have that key thing called momentum as well as talent and self-belief which has seen an unbeaten run spread to ten games.
IN the opening minutes on Saturday Harlow conceded an easy penalty and then with just 12 minutes gone missed tackles allowed the very fast backs of Campion to run in an unconverted try for an 8 – 0 lead. Harlow settled and began to take better control in the forwards.
HARLOW TOWN face their biggest match of the year on Saturday as they face league leaders VCD Athletic. Newly promoted VCD lead the table by eight points but seem to have stuttered recently.
A TRACEY Taylor hat-trick was the difference in this splendid 5-3 victory for Harlow 2s over East London. Harlow played away and had 10 players against 12 outfield East London players. East London decided to play without a goalie or a kicker back. First goal was link up play between Lucy Dearman and Tanishka Naidoo which allowed Harlow to break into the East London for Tracey Taylor to be denied a goal by an East London defenders foot on the line. The umpire gave a penalty flick but as East London had no goalie a goal was awarded to Tracey Taylor.