A return to winning ways
28th July 2014
The Spartans bounced back with a hard-fought victory over the Ipswich Cardinals, 32-28.
With one game remaining, the win gives the Spartans a record of 4 wins and 5 losses ahead of the season-ending visit of the Bury Saints on August 17th.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 2:30pm at Hannakins Farm, with entry charged at £1 for adults and 50p for children. With hot food, a licensed bar, and free parking, we hope to see plenty of our fans there to cheer us on as we look to end the season on a high!
In last weekends action, the Ouse Valley Eagles all but ended the playoff hopes of the Kent Exiles with a 27-14 victory, and the Bury Saints pushed the Watford Cheetahs all the way, but eventually the Cheetahs retained their undefeated record with a 27-26 win.
This week, the Cheetahs will look to end with a perfect 10-0 record when they play the London Hornets, and the Bury Saints face the impressive Ouse Valley Eagles.
Essex Spartans 32 - 28 Ipswich Cardinals
The Spartans bounced back with a hard-fought victory over the Ipswich Cardinals
Essex Spartans 8 - 38 Kent Exiles
The Spartans hosted their second Saturday Night Lights game of the season, but went down 8-38 to the visiting Kent Exiles
Essex Spartans 8 - 55 Ouse Valley Eagles
The Spartans were unable to snap their losing streak, going down 8-55 to the Ouse Valley Eagles
Essex Spartans 6 - 35 Watford Cheetahs
The first "Saturday Night Lights" game of 2014 ended in defeat as the Watford Cheetahs left with a 35-6 victory.
Essex Spartans 6 - 37 Kent Exiles
The Spartans slipped to defeat against the Kent Exiles in 2014's "Battle Of The Bridge" Rivalry game.
Essex Spartans 36 - 8 London Hornets
The Spartans took on another new team and came away with the victory, 36-8 over the London Hornets.
Essex Spartans 69 - 0 Maidstone Pumas
The Spartans achieved their first win of 2014 in convincing fashion, a 69-0 shutout of old foes Maidstone Pumas.
Essex Spartans 13 - 19 Bury Saints
The 2014 season started with a defeat for the Spartans at the hands of one of the new teams entering League competition in 2014, the Bury Saints
Cecil Martin visits the Spartans
11th April 2013The Spartans would like to thank Sky NFL TV presenter and former NFL player Cecil Martin for his recent visit to Hannakins Farm, which was an incredible success.
Cecil conducted an hour-long coaching session for children between the ages of 10-18, followed by an hour of questions and answers, a short speech, and some time for autographs and photographs. With the April showers holding off just long enough, the training session was well attended with various members of the Spartans coaching staff and senior team able to assist Cecil and learn from the great man himself.
The motivational skills of Cecil were evident in his address to those attending the event, and some interesting questions provoked some truly insprirational responses.
For more, read our special report written by the Spartans own Conor Porter here. Additionally, the Spartans were delighted to be joined by Emma Webb, a freelance sports journalist who has had her article and interview with Cecil published on the Sport.co.uk website - the article can be found here, with the interview here. Great work by both Conor and Emma!
Thanks again Cecil!