Clapton CFC vs Stonewall preview: Big night under the lights for men’s first team

The Clapton CFC men’s first team are back under the Wadham Lodge Stadium lights on Tuesday against our old friends.

Games against Stonewall FC are always special, and so our rare night matches, so it promises to be an exciting clash.

This will be our seventh competitive meeting with Stonewall FC, which is more than any other opponent in the CCFC era.

Stonewall won the first meeting, we drew the last, but in between we won 4 in a row, including one in a penalty shoot-out.

Our past home games have been some of our most memorable, with both sides being promoted together in 2018/19.

They were also some of our best attended games, with 616 at the Stray Dog, 909 on Non-League Day, and 527 for a cup game.

However, Stonewall clocked up a much bigger attendance of 1054 when they played Wilberforce Wanderers in 2018.

That took place at Wembley Stadium to mark Stonewall’s annual Rainbow Laces Day, which this year starts on December 8.

Since last season Stonewall FC are also our nearest neighbours, having moved from Barnes to the mini stadium next to West Ham United’s home in Stratford.

For those looking forward to a visit to the London Marathon Community Stadium, the return fixture is scheduled for January 22.

Stonewall started this season badly, losing five of the first six games, but their form has picked up massively since.

Match information

Clapton CFC vs Stonewall FC is on Tuesday, November 9 2021 at 7.45pm at the Wadham Lodge Stadium, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow.

Advanced tickets are not needed, you can just turn up.

Entry as usual is free but with donations on the entrance welcome, with a suggested £3 for waged adults.

We are collecting for our charity partners Magpie Project but it’s toiletries only, they can’t accept foodbank donations right now.

We will have a mini programme available for suggested £1 donation.

Hot food from Fusion Foods will be on sale. They have meat, veggie and vegan options and they accept both card and cash payments.

The Matchday Centres bar will be open.

Covid rules

The pandemic is by no means over and not every adult has had the chance to have both jabs yet. So although the government and FA have scrapped all rules, we are continuing with the safety measures below. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable.

  • If you’re arriving by public transport, a reminder that face masks are still compulsory unless exempt
  • Spectators are encouraged to wear face masks indoors, such as when visiting the bar or toilets
  • There’s hand sanitiser at the entrance and a QR code for those checking in on the app
  • Free NHS lateral flow tests are available if you wish to take a test before the game
  • Please follow the signs around the site and instructions from matchday volunteers
  • Spread out around the ground as much as you can

Please do not attend if…

  • You are ill or have symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
  • You’ve tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 10 days or someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
  • You’ve been told you’ve been in contact with someone who tested positive by NHS Test and Trace or pinged by the NHS COVID-19 app
  • You have arrived from abroad (not including Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or other parts of the UK) and are within your required quarantine period.


  • 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.
  • On evening games you won’t get a space in the car park unless you’re playing, so you’ll need to park on a nearby street.

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