Sorry, all. The Stray Dog pitch has again been deemed unplayable after a 9am pitch inspection.
8 points after 7 games. Wins against Luton Town Reserves and Comets. Draws against Hampton & Richmond Borough and Regents Park Rangers. Losses against Crystal Palace, Islington Borough and Walton Casuals.
These are not only the results of Clapton CFC, but also the results of the Tons’ next opponents – Brentford WFC – whom we welcome to the Stray Dog on November 24th.
The Bees were relegated from the Greater London Women’s Football League Premier Division at the end of the 17/18 season, and finished a disappointing second from the bottom in Division One last season, but have turned the corner now.
Brentford WFC (The Bees) play most of their home games at the ground of Bedfont Sports FC (right in between Hatton Cross and Heathrow Terminal 4 on the Piccadilly Line).
However, as their male equivalents, Brentford FC, are about to say goodbye to their historical home at Griffin Park, they have also played home games there.
In fact a decent crowd of over 200 turned up see the Bees draw with Regents Park Rangers there last month.
In terms of a squad, Brentford’s is a broad one, with 8 different goalscorers in 9 games.
However, the Tons might want to watch out for midfielder Kaitlyn Spencer-Dempsey who has scored 4 so far, and striker Rebekah Wiltshere, the Bees’ top goalscorer with 6.
Equal in points and results this season, this game will be a hotly contested fixture.
The game takes place on Sunday, November 24th at 2pm at the Stray Dog, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JP.
The Stray Dog is the pitch to the left as you enter the Wadham Lodge car park. There is covered and uncovered standing.
Entry as always is free, but we welcome donations, with a suggested £3 for waged adults.
We have a range of merch on sale at all home games, including our away shirts.
Our full-colour matchday programme will be on sale for £2. There’s a different cover artist each time.
The cover for this programme is by Bessy, who is 16 and the creator of the “We Are The Clapton – Always Antifascist” banner you see hanging at home games,
Fusion Foods will be selling hot food at the entrance. They will have meat, veggie and vegan options and accept cards or cash.
Our landlords Matchday Centres run an outside can bar and a full bar inside.
Magpie Project collection
At each home game we collect food and toiletries for our charity partner, the Magpie Project. They support mums and young children who live in temporary and emergency accommodation in East London.
If you have any of these to spare, please bring them to our collection point at the entrance:
● Toothpaste ● Toothbrushes ● Shower gel ● Shampoo ● Soap ● Deodorant ● Bags of rice ● Bags of pasta ● Breakfast cereals ● Washing powder
Wadham Lodge 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.
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