Clapton CFC vs Brentham preview: Men’s first team bid to finally beat Blues

After finally putting to bed the Indian Gymkhana jinx with a first win against them last month, we go in search of a first win over Brentham on Saturday.

The Tons are sat in second place having missed the chance to go top with a 1-1 draw against Cricklewood Wanderers on Saturday, having won four in a row before then.

This is set to be one of our last games at the Wadham Lodge Stadium before the move to the Old Spotted Dog in Forest Gate.

Brentham need little introduction to CCFC fans due to their frankly annoying knack of being party-poopers.

The teams have met four times before, and we’ve yet to win any of them, conceding last minute goals in three of those.

The ‘big beasts’ of the Middlesex County Football League, they were top of the Premier Division for the last two abandoned seasons.

Although they are in fourth in the table right now, they will go level with us if they win on Saturday, plus with two games in hand.

They also beat runaway promotion NW London 2-1 on Tuesday night to make it even tighter at the top.

They are not among the five teams who have applied for promotion, however, due to their ground not being up to standard for the next level.

Brentham boast the top scorer in the league for the last two seasons, Edward Clements, who has netted six times in our four meetings, including two goals earlier this season.

He’s an MCFL legend, with an unbelievable 79 goals in 103 games for Brentham since joining in 2016/17.

The Brentham Club was founded in 1919 and is known for cricket, tennis, lawn bowls, darts and bridge as well as football. Fred Perry and Peter Crouch are two illustrious names who played there early in their careers.

Another world famous name Patrice Evra joined the club last summer for training and a friendly to get fit ahead of Soccer Aid.

Match information

Clapton CFC vs Brentham is on Saturday, April 9 2022 at 3pm at Wadham Lodge Stadium, 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.

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.

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