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southend statto
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Essex Elizabethan Trophy Finals

I think this competition started from season 1954-55 (but stand to be corrected) and ran until petering out mid-season during either 1979-80 or 1980-81 (I remember seeing Billericay beat Ford 3-0 in a first round tie during the October or November, then nothing!)

Again, like the Essex Thames-side, finding details of the finals is proving difficult as competing clubs no longer exist – Brentwood & Warley, Briggs Sports, Epping Town, Rainham Town etc.

Hopefully, some can help me fill in the details?

1954-55 ?
1955-56 Dagenham 9-1 Tilbury
1956-57 ?
1957-58 Dagenham 1-0 Barking
1958-59 Briggs Sports 3-0 Barking
1959-60 Rainham Town beat Tilbury
1960-61 Ford United 3-2 Hornchurch
1961-62 Ford United?
1962-63 Hornchurch 2-0 Ford United
1963-64 Tilbury beat ?
1964-65 ? beat Tilbury
1965-66 ? beat Grays Athletic
1966-67 Barking 4-1 Dagenham
1967-68 ? beat Tilbury
1968-69 ?
1969-70 ?
1970-71 ? beat Tilbury
1971-72 Hornchurch 2-0 Aveley
1972-73 Aveley 1-0 Hornchurch
1973-74 ?
1974-75 Ilford 6-1 Hornchurch
1975-76 ? beat Rainham Town
1976-77 Grays Athletic ?-? Woodford Town
1977-78 Basildon United 1-1 Rainham Town
Re-play Basildon United 4-0 Rainham Town
1978-79 ? beat Rainham Town
1979-80 ?
1980-81 ?


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1965-66 Ilford 1-0 Grays Athletic
1976-77 Grays Athetic 2-1Woodford Town


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Re: [mr creosote] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

Braintree & Crittall Athletic have played in this final. I think I know the season but will consult my records first. I have a lovely colour poster for the final somewhere....


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1968-69 Final
at Cressing Road, Braintree
24th May 1969 (two days after Braintree had beaten Chatteris 2-1 at home in the East Anglian Cup Final).
Braintree & Crittall Athletic 0 Tilbury 2 att. 478


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http://www.pitchero.com/...ry-16495.html?page=1

From Redbridge FC history "Ford United won the Essex Elizabethan Cup twice in their first 4 years of existence, and again in 1971."

Ford winning in 60/61 and 61/62 would make sense with this, I think.



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fellow history buffs!


am down to the following missing details - can anyone help, please?
1959-60 Rainham Town beat Tilbury
1961-62 Ford United beat ???
1963-64 Tilbury beat ???
1964-65 ??? beat Tilbury
1967-68 ??? beat Tilbury
1969-70 ???
1970-71 ??? beat Tilbury
1973-74 ? – abandoned mid-season?
1975-76 ??? beat Rainham Town
1978-79 ??? beat Rainham Town
1979-80 ???
1980-81 ? – abandoned mid-season?
thank you.


southend statto
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Re: [southend statto] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

bumping this one up as hoping to sort out this cup.

can anyone help, please?


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Re: [southend statto] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

The only one I've got is:

61/62 (held over to 62/63) Brentwood 2-1 Aveley
(so not Ford Utd)


southend statto
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thank you - just shows that you cannot trust programmes!


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Re: [southend statto] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

Still researching this one! Looks like the final (unfinished) season was earlier than I thought.

It lapsed halfway through the 1978-79 competition.

The only tie I saw that season was a first round tie -
Tues 5th December 1978
Billericay Town vs. Ford United 3-0 att 435
Freddie Clayden(2), Phil Whettell


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more info on this competition - as supplied by the ECFA:

"first appears as affiliated in 1954/55 and last appears in 1976/77"

unsure of what affiliation rules are but it continued to 1978-79!


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thank you - just shows that you cannot trust programmes!


Yes they can mislead !

Here's another one though:

69/70 Aveley 3-1 Ilford (at Aveley)


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Thanks Dingo

List of Finals now stands at:

1954-55 ?
1955-56 Dagenham 9-1 Tilbury
1956-57 ?
1957-58 Dagenham 1-0 Barking
1958-59 Briggs Sports 3-0 Barking
1959-60 Rainham Town ?-? Tilbury
1960-61 Ford United 3-2 Hornchurch
1961-62 Brentwood & Warley 2-1 Aveley
1962-63 Hornchurch 2-0 Ford United
1963-64 Tilbury beat ?
1964-65 ? beat Tilbury
1965-66 Ilford 1-0 Grays Athletic
1966-67 Barking 4-1 Dagenham
1967-68 ? beat Tilbury
1968-69 Tilbury 2-0 Braintree & Crittall Athletic
1969-70 Aveley 3-1 Ilford
1970-71 Ford United ?-? Tilbury
1971-72 Hornchurch 2-0 Aveley
1972-73 Aveley 1-0 Hornchurch
1973-74 abandoned?
1974-75 Ilford 6-1 Hornchurch
1975-76 ? beat Rainham Town
1976-77 Grays Athletic 2-1 Woodford Town
1977-78 Basildon United 1-1 Rainham Town
Re-play Basildon United 4-0 Rainham Town
1978-79 ? beat Rainham Town
1979-80 ?

Grays claim to have won the ETT for 1976-77 but it seems to have been the EET they won!

Rainham Town claim to have been losing finalists for 1978-79 but I have it as being abandoned but stand to be corrected.


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Re: [southend statto] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

"Rainham Town claim to have been losing finalists for 1978-79 but I have it as being abandoned but stand to be corrected."

Could that be they lost an EET final in 1978-79, the 77-78 competition held over, rather than the 1978-79 competition final?



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Re: [krffji] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

Well spotted,very possible I would think.


(This post was edited by Dingo on Jun 6, 2019, 10:32 PM)


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1975-76 Epping 2-1 Rainham Town


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"Rainham Town claim to have been losing finalists for 1978-79 but I have it as being abandoned but stand to be corrected."

Could that be they lost an EET final in 1978-79, the 77-78 competition held over, rather than the 1978-79 competition final?

Not sure how or if it helps but I have a 93/94 Rainham programme that claims they were beaten finalists in both 77/8 and 78/9.

EDIT: And of course Terry King, former Rainham secretary now at Aveley, may be able to help


(This post was edited by steveking on Jun 7, 2019, 9:08 AM)


Dingo
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Keep on seeking and you will find.

From a 91/92 Rainham programme.

''In 77/78.....the final of the EET,where they went down to Basildon after a replay.Indeed,Rainham reached the final of the competition again the following season,but the match was never played.''


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Re: [Dingo] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

excellent! thank you - a Blue Peter badge for you!


like a few competitions 'locally', one half of a competition is completed' the other not! Billericay only played a first round tie!


bit mis-leading by Rainham though.


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Wow a Blue Peter badge !

I was inspired by Steve's detective work,so he deserves half of it !


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Re: [Dingo] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

Tilbury site history pages state 1963-64 they beat Ford United in the final (no score given).


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Tilbury site history pages state 1963-64 they beat Ford United in the final (no score given).


I'd never seen that page before,thanks.

I'm not sure its 100% right,but its still very good.


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yes, Tilbury did beat Ford in the 63-64 final. Held April 29th at Chadfields, goals from Evans and Walton gave the Dockers a 2-1 win.

anyway, Rainham Town and Ford United must have their competitions mixed up as records have emerged to contradict their honours lists!

only 3 finals to sort now - and I beat they all involve long lost clubs!

1970-71 - Ford say they won it but Tilbury say they lost to Ilford at Chadfields on May 11th, not Ford - needs to be confirmed I think.

latest:
Essex Elizabethan Trophy Finals

1954-55 ?
1955-56 Dagenham 9-1 Tilbury
1956-57 ?
1957-58 Dagenham 1-0 Barking
1958-59 Briggs Sports 3-0 Barking
1959-60 Ford United 3-0 Tilbury
1960-61 Ford United 3-2 Hornchurch
1961-62 Brentwood & Warley 2-1 Aveley
1962-63 Hornchurch 2-0 Ford United
1963-64 Tilbury 2-1 Ford United
1964-65 Rainham Town 2-1 Tilbury
1965-66 Ilford 1-0 Grays Athletic
1966-67 Barking 4-1 Dagenham
1967-68 Rainham Town 2-1 Tilbury
1968-69 Tilbury 2-0 Braintree & Crittall Athletic
1969-70 Aveley 3-1 Ilford
1970-71 Ilford 3-2 Tilbury – to be confirmed
1971-72 Hornchurch 2-0 Aveley
1972-73 Aveley 1-0 Hornchurch
1973-74 competition not completed due to power shortages
1974-75 Ilford 6-1 Hornchurch
1975-76 ? beat Rainham Town
1976-77 Grays Athletic 2-1 Woodford Town
1977-78 Basildon United 1-1 Rainham Town
Re-play Basildon United 4-0 Rainham Town
1978-79 Competition not completed. Rainham Town had reached the final but the other half of the draw was still at the 2nd round stage.


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Re: [southend statto] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

Sorry,when I said ''I'm not sure its 100% right,but its still very good'',I meant the whole history page,not that particular 63/64 fact.

Some of the other season's/final appearance's are off a little.


(This post was edited by Dingo on Jun 8, 2019, 2:07 PM)


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Re: [Dingo] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

that's ok - maybe me just interpreting incorrectly.

yes, it maybe done by memory and that they just have their seasons mixed up - or cups! I found the same thing in the Essex Thames-side.

anyway, just three finals to sort, along with confirming whether it was Ford or Ilford in the 70-71 final.


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As above 1975-76 Epping 2-1 Rainham Town


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thanks - I missed that!


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Courtesy of Essex Library's online access to the Times

1954-55 Briggs Sports 5 Woodford Town 1 in results Monday 22 August 1955 so presumably played 20 August

1956-57 final was Briggs v Aveley or Rainham.

Briggs won 2-0 at Dagenham in one semi on 15 April; the other semi is in the scheduled fixtures for 13 April. Can't find the result or the final and tried searching on Briggs through into the Autumn in case it was held over.



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thanks - just the two finals to confirm now


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Just two finals to sort now.

1956-57 – Briggs Sports vs. Aveley or Rainham Town (S/F April 15)

1970-71 – Ilford or Ford United vs. Tilbury on May11 – Ford claim to have won it; however, Tilbury claim to have lost 2-3 to Ilford! What’s more confusing is that the following season’s papers mention Tilbury as holders! Tilbury did score two goals in the final (Dunwell and Flood), so was it a 2-1 win or a 2-3 loss?


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In Reply To
Courtesy of Essex Library's online access to the Times


I never knew that access existed.
Thank you so so much.


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Re: [krffji] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

Resolved the two problem seasons.

1970-71 was indeed Ilford 3-2 Tilbury.

Ford United added to the growing list of clubs claiming honours they haven't won! On the night of the final, Ford was playing a league match vs. Canvey.

1956-57
semi-finals
April 13 - Aveley 1-0 Rainham Town
April 15 - Dagenham 0-2 Briggs Sports
final
May 1 - Briggs Sports 3-0 Aveley

Full list of finals

Essex Elizabethan Trophy Finals

1954-55 Briggs Sports 5-1 Woodford Town
1955-56 Dagenham 9-1 Tilbury
1956-57 Briggs Sports 3-0 Aveley
1957-58 Dagenham 1-0 Barking
1958-59 Briggs Sports 3-0 Barking
1959-60 Ford United 3-0 Tilbury
1960-61 Ford United 3-2 Hornchurch
1961-62 Brentwood & Warley 2-1 Aveley
1962-63 Hornchurch 2-0 Ford United
1963-64 Tilbury 2-1 Ford United
1964-65 Rainham Town 2-1 Tilbury
1965-66 Ilford 1-0 Grays Athletic
1966-67 Barking 4-1 Dagenham
1967-68 Rainham Town 2-1 Tilbury
1968-69 Tilbury 2-0 Braintree & Crittall Athletic
1969-70 Aveley 3-1 Ilford
1970-71 Ilford 3-2 Tilbury
1971-72 Hornchurch 2-0 Aveley
1972-73 Aveley 1-0 Hornchurch
1973-74 competition not completed due to power shortages
1974-75 Ilford 6-1 Hornchurch
1975-76 Epping Town 2-1 Rainham Town
1976-77 Grays Athletic 2-1 Woodford Town
1977-78 Basildon United 1-1 Rainham Town
Re-play Basildon United 4-0 Rainham Town
1978-79 Competition not completed due to severe weather conditions. Rainham Town had reached the final but the other half of the draw was still at the 2nd round stage.


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Re: [southend statto] Essex Elizabethan Trophy or Reply Privately

Another spectacular sight.

Well worth the effort.

Well done again.