Season 2015/16 gets underway tomorrow

Season 2015/16 gets underway tomorrow

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The eagerly awaited 2015/16 season gets underway tomorrow afternoon with a number of our sides in league action on the opening weekend.

In the Premier Division, a repeat of last season’s opening day fixture sees May & Baker EC A host Melbourne Sports with the former looking to once again mount a title challenge having missed out by such a small margin last year. Promoted Vittoriosa Falcons, sporting their new guise of London Falcons, kick off their debut season in the Premier Division with a home fixture against last season’s third place finishers, Jolof Sports Club. New league members, Buckhurst Hill Under 21s, fresh from a county cup winning campaign last time around, host Chingford Town in their opening day fixture. It’s a difficult division to call this year but you would expect the same sides to be battling it out for title glory once again.

There are two fixtures in Division One where promoted Cowley Community, finalists in the Division Two Cup last year, open their campaign with a short trip to face London Bari Res at Capel Road. Also in Division One action are Three Colts who host relegated Chingford Harriers in their opening day fixture with both sides keen to impress in the early stages of the season.

Four fixtures take centre stage in Division Two with each fixture sporting a side making their Essex Alliance League debuts. Leyton Green, strong performers in the last campaign, open their season with a home fixture against London APSA. New boys, Inter Plaistow, start their season with a trip to Newbury Park to face Singh Sabha Barking while Chingford Athletic’s newly formed reserves take a trip to Beckton to take on Newham Royals on the opening day. Last but not least, Romford based Flyers Res meet their St Francis equivalents with both sides keen to make a positive start to the campaign.

Last season’s league and cup double winners, Chingford Athletic, take on previous league champions and current Essex Olympian League outfit, East Londoners, in an East Ham Memorial Hospital Charity Cup quarter final to round off the fixture list for the opening day.

On behalf of the League Management Committee, we would like to wish all of our clubs and match officials all the success for the season ahead.

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