Comets vs Clapton CFC preview: Women’s first team back in action at Regent’s Park

The Clapton CFC’s women’s first team begin the restarted season this Sunday with a trip to Regent’s Park to face Comets.

The Greater London Women’s Football League Premier Division is back with a full programme of games after the four-week layoff.

As you may remember, CCFC lie in second place behind runaway leaders Walton Casuals, but it’s very close with Enfield Town Reserves and Brentford just below.

Comets meanwhile lie in ninth place at the moment, but have faced most of the top teams, running Enfield Town Reserves and Walton Casuals close at home.

Last season Comets played home games at Clapham Common, but have now moved to the Regent’s Park sports hub. Another team in our league, Regent’s Park Rangers, confusingly play in Barnes.

Last season

In our home meeting last season, the Tons won 5-2 thanks to two goals by Naomi Scriven, a Ciara Monahan penalty, and two beautiful long-range goals from Zhane Amoaten and Laura Wright.

It was a different matter in the return fixture as we slumped to a 4-2 defeat, despite goals from Scriven again and Emily Link.

About the Comets

In the previous season, 2018/9, Comets were promoted from Division 2 South after finishing runners-up.

They also won the Capital Junior Cup and reached the final of the GWFL Trophy

That was the first silverware the Comets have lifted since they formed in 1999 at law school and kept going after graduation.

They got serious in 2004 when they entered the GLWFL and hired longstanding manager Mark Howden.

Match information

Comets vs Clapton CFC women’s first team is on Sunday, December 6th 2020 at 2pm at Regent’s Park.

It’s a public park so socially distanced spectators can attend and admission is free.

Regent’s Park’s sports pitches are in the north of the park, not far from London Zoo.

By Tube, Baker Street is a 15 minute walk and Regent’s Park and Camden Town a 20 minute walk.

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