Larkspur Rovers vs Clapton CFC preview: In form men’s first team back on the road

Two of the early front-runners in the Middlesex County Football League Premier Division race meet as fourth Larkspur Rovers play third Clapton CFC on Saturday.

These two sides are always well-matched, with the Tons two points ahead of the Larks when the last two Covid-affected seasons were abandoned.

Clapton have edged both meetings between the teams so far. Last season we won 2-1 away, and the season before 2-0 at home.

All four of our goals were scored by Julian Austin, so Larkspur will be breathing a sigh of relief that our midfield maestro is injured.

The Tons are on a roll right now. Having lost the first home game in a depressing day on the Wadham Lodge 3G, they’ve pieced together three wins back to back.

Larkspur Rovers were formed in 1950, joined the Middlesex County Football League in 2013/4, and enjoyed three rapid promotions since then. 

The Larks offer football for boys, girls, men and women from four-year-olds to vets based at their new £1million 3G complex.

However, the first team play on a grass pitch on the playing fields, which means a nice open field for spectators to socially distance.

Larkspur Rovers vs Clapton CFC in the Middlesex County Football League Premier Division is on Saturday, September 11, 2021, kick off 3pm.

The game is at Lord Halsbury Playing Fields, Priors Farm Lane, Off Eastcote Lane, Northolt UB5 5TB.

Spectators are allowed, just turn up. Toilets will be available inside and there is also a bar 

The ground is about a ten minute walk from Northolt Station on the Central Line.

Full directions from the home side for the tricky final bit: “Upon turning between the BP garage and the Post Office, follow Eastcote Lane down past the park on the left and over the staggered crossroad. Turn left onto Priors Farm Lane and continue over the mini roundabout, past the school on the left and you will see a Welcome To Larkspur Rovers sign on the yellow height restriction. Continue along to the single track lane and you will enter the car park and ground.”

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