The Essex Sunday Corinthian Football League prides itself on supporting the development grassroots Sunday football in East London/Essex and it certainly does that.

The competition itself consists of 11 teams all vying for the ultimate prize in Essex Sunday League football.

These five teams have made headlines in the ESCFL for a variety of reasons - and each one is unique in its own way.

Hatch Lane

It is fair to say that Hatch Lane has not been lacking in goals. The team beat Barking FC 17-1 at the start of November and hit double figures in October, beating New Copa 10-1. It is therefore no surprise that the team is top of the ESCFL table.

Hatch Lane was formed in Walthamstow, London in 2020. It has won three ELSFL titles and six League Cups.

Baiteze Squad

Baiteze Squad is based in East London. It started out as a group of friends who shared an interest in football, but it soon formed into a Sunday League team.

The team has a strong presence on social media due to YouTube videos of challenges and skills. Some videos feature Premier League players; Rhian Brewster and Sadio Mané have made special appearances.

Baiteze has also appeared on Soccer AM.

Secret FC

Secret FC is a team from Essex. It enjoyed a good start to the 2020/21 season and was unbeaten in its first two games.

The team’s last game against London Mavericks proved to be entertaining. Secret won the game 6-1.

East Way Athletic

The backstory of Eastway Athletic is very prominent in Sunday League. The team was formed in Newham, an underprivileged area in East London. Football has been a way of getting young people in the area away from the street life, and that is how Eastway intends to use its team.

The team plays in orange and black, and Hart Apparel sponsors the sleeves.

Klik FC

Klik FC was founded in September 2019. It describes itself as “a team of humble footballers that will probably beat you.”

The team is active on YouTube and posts a variety of content. Pranks, player challenges and game highlights are the most popular videos.

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