Clapton CFC vs Larkspur Rovers preview: Chance to take down the high-flying Larks

It’s the first of a tough run for the men’s team as Larkspur Rovers, along with next week’s opponents Brentham, have the best points per game record in the league. 

Just three defeats in the league – two of them against Stonewall – sees the Northolt based side averaging two points per game.

Last week they fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against London Samurai, only the visitor’s second defeat of the season.

Top scorers

They’re the division’s entertainers, averaging more than three goals per game, with top scorer Benjamin Esprit on 14 goals already and Jamie Gourey on 9. 

It’s only their second season at this level, and a remarkable turnaround after they finished third bottom and won just three games last season. 

They joined the MCFL league in 2013/4 and have enjoyed three promotions since then, but were formed in 1950. 

They offer football for boys, girls, men and women from four years old to vets based at their £1 million 3G complex at Lord Halsbury Playing Fields.

Volunteer day

For this game we will have a volunteer stand, where supporters and members interested in getting involved beyond the scaffolds can speak to our various committees.

Match information

Clapton CFC vs Larkspur Rovers is at 2pm on Saturday, February 15th at the Wadham Lodge Stadium, Kitchener Rd, Walthamstow, E17 4JP.

At the game we will be holding a minute’s silence for former CCFC player Robert Teppett, who died in January.

At the family’s request we will have a bucket collection for Football Beyond Borders, a charity doing work in an area that he felt strongly about.

Admission 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 new scarves and tracksuit tops, and home and away shirts.

Fusion Foods will be there selling hot food. They will have meat, veggie and vegan options and accept cards or cash.

Our full-colour matchday programme will be on sale for £2. There’s a different cover artist each time.

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.

You can join the Facebook event here.

One comment

  1. Cant wait to see Gourey in action – he has been on fire!
    I like how fast he is and that he scores so many goals. I hope he starts and think Larkspur will win if he does.

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