Clapton CFC vs QPR Reserves preview: Women’s first team in home cup action

The Clapton Community FC women’s first team are still in cup game mode with a John Greenacre Memorial Trophy home game on Sunday with Queen’s Park Rangers Reserves.

This is the league cup competition for teams in our own Greater London Women’s Football League Premier Division and in the First Division below.

We’re currently at the third round stage although we’ve yet to play a game after a bye then a walkover win over South East Parakeets.

The tournament hasn’t been held for several years, and in our last appearance we fell at the first hurdle with a 1-0 defeat at higher division Clapham.

QPR Reserves are top of the division below us and won 6-1 away in the last round at a full-strength Bromley, who are one of three promotion candidates in our own division.

In short, don’t be lulled into complacency, this will be one of our toughest games of the season.

The latest incarnation of QPR Women began in 2019 and they’re now at tier 5. The team previously called QPR Women changed their name to Hounslow and play in the third tier. Tons fans need no introduction to them after THAT Women’s FA Cup win.

The QPR Reserves team appears to be brand new, only joining the league this season at Division 1 North, but are all set for promotion at the first attempt.

Three of their players are averaging more than a goal a game – Jessica Francis-Weir, Amelia Halawi and Harriet Stiles-Winfield.

The CCFC women’s first team are still in the Capital Women’s Cup, having reached the semi-final with a penalty shoot-out win at Sutton United U23 last weekend.

Match information

Clapton CFC vs QPR Reserves is on Sunday, March 6 2022 at 2pm at the Wadham Lodge 3G, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow.

Advanced tickets are not needed, you can just turn up. Entry as usual is free but with donations welcome, with a suggested £3 for waged adults.

Please note that there is no cover around the 3G pitch so come prepared for the open air.

We will have a mini programme available at the entrance, pick one up for free, donations welcome.

Don’t forget the hygiene bank collection for our charity partners Magpie Project. You can donate toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, sanitary towels and deodorant at the entrance.


  • 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 car parking space available at the ground but it may be better to park on a street nearby.

An important note

Matchday Centres have asked us to ensure that there is no more use of pyro, flares, smoke etc on their property.

This has caused damage to their facilities and complaints from staff, officials and neighbours.

They have also banned glass bottles after a serious incident during a game not involving Clapton.

We have a good working relationship with MDC, who have played an invaluable role in helping us establish the club.

They have said that a failure to observe these rules will lead to sanctions that would be damaging for the club, including but not limited to requiring us to play behind closed doors.

We ask all our fans to respect MDC’s requests in solidarity with our teams and everyone who works hard to run the club.

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