Clapton CFC vs Luton Town Reserves preview: Women’s league season kicks off with Hatters tie

The CCFC women’s team begin their journey in the Division One of the Greater London Women’s Football League following promotion last season, under the name AFC Stoke Newington.

It will be the second competitive game following the 6-3 win over Margate Ladies last Sunday at the Stray Dog in front of a crowd of 310.

First league opponents will be Luton Town Reserves, The club were founded in 1997, running independently for 3 years before officially partnering with Luton Town FC, one of England’s oldest clubs, in 2000.

Luton Town Reserves play at Stockwood Park Athletic Centre just outside Luton. They train and play alongside the women’s first team, who compete in the second tier of the women’s football pyramid.

Luton Town Reserves team were in Division One last year, finishing mid-table. Therefore, it should make a tough but good first game for CCFC women’s and we look forward to the challenge.

CCFC head coach Patrick McLaughlin said

Luton finished 7th in our new league last year, although we do not know how many players moved up to their first team.

The Luton game precedes tough away matches in a row against Regents Park Rangers and Dulwich Hamlet Reserves, so it’s crucial we start well at home.

Match information

Entry as always 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, priced £2.

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.

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

Clapton CFC vs Luton Town Reserves is on Sunday, September 8th 2019 at 2pm, at ‘The Stray Dog’, Wadham Lodge Sports Ground, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JP. Join the Facebook event here.

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