Clapton CFC vs Tower Hamlets preview: Goals expected in women’s team’s second friendly

The friendly against Tower Hamlets WFC is set to be another entertaining one as both sides are not shy of scoring goals.

The last time the two sides met, when Clapton CFC women’s team were known as AFC Stoke Newington, we won an eleven-goal thriller with the final score 6-5.

Tower Hamlets WFC (previously known as Clapton Orient Women) are iconic as they were the first female team to be founded in East London.

Their cow logo and nickname references that past – COWs being an acronym of course.

The core squad have played together more than 10 seasons so have a lot of experience and togetherness under their belts.

This season the Tower Hamlets first team is rejoining Greater London Division 2 North, one level below Clapton CFC. Their reserve team will be in the Reserves Division 2 North. 

The Tower Hamlets first and reserves teams

Both the TH teams train every Wednesday at Mile End Stadium as well as competing in five-a-side leagues and other competitions throughout the year.

As a club they continue to grow and welcome new players who align with their beliefs around enjoying football, excellent teamwork and always playing fair.

This will be the CCFC women’s team’s second friendly, after the 5-2 win over Santacruzense, as we build towards the season opener in the Women’s FA Cup on September 1.

Newly-appointed head coach Patrick McLaughlin told us:

This friendly gives both sides the opportunity to gain some valuable match time as we approach the start of the season.

We’ve been training twice a week and I’ve been really impressed with effort and application from the players involved.

Unfortunately I’m away on holiday for the game, so I look forward to returning for training ahead of competitive matches. Enjoy the game!

Match information

Entry is free, but we welcome donations, with a suggested £3 for waged adults.

We have a range of merch on sale as well as our matchday programme, with this issue’s cover designed by From 12 Yards.

We’re on the pitch just left as you enter the Wadham Lodge car park. Look out for the Stray Dog sign.

The Stray Dog is about 20 minutes walk from Walthamstow Central station. Turn onto Hoe Street and follow the road all the way along (past the junction with The Bell pub) until Chingford Lane. Continue past Sir George Monoux 6th Form College and take the first right onto Brookscroft Road then left onto Kitchener Road.

You can catch a bus along that route too. The 357, 34, 97, 215 will all take you to the top of Brookscroft Road from Walthamstow Central. It will take about 12 minutes.

There’s also plenty of car parking space available at the ground.

Clapton CFC vs Tower Hamlets WFC is on Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 2pm, at ‘The Stray Dog’, Wadham Lodge Sports Ground, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JP. 

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