It’s semi-final time in the League Cup (otherwise known as the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy). We entered the cup in the second round, but were given a walkover victory when South East Parakeets were unable to field a team. Next up was Queens Park Rangers Reserves, and another penalty shoot-out win to reach the quarter-final, where we beat Edgware Town 2-1.
In the semi-final, we’re facing lower league, but high-flying, Actonians Reserves.
About our opposition
Actonians LFC was founded in 1998 as Chiswick United, and entered GLWFL in 1999. Four years later they moved to Acton and became Acton Sports Club. In 2008 they suddenly found themselves homeless, but were welcomed by the then Old Actonians, where they have stayed since.
Actonians Reserves LFC currently sit first in the league in the Greater London Women’s Football League Division 1 North, and look set to be promoted to the Premier Division for next season. Their first team play in the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South East in tier 4.
They’ve had an impressive season so far, with only one draw and one loss in 14 games. They faced Comets in the quarter-final, and won on penalties. The Tons will have to look out for prolific goal scorers Kayleigh Peters (17), Sinthujah Sooriyakumar (15), and Fiona Catherine Moloney (10).
Clapton CFC vs Actonians Reserves is on Sunday, May 1 2022 at 2pm at the Stray Dog, Wadham Lodge, 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 12-25 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.