Clapton CFC vs Woodford East preview: Men’s first team look for cup revenge in friendly

It’s part two of our Woodford double header on Saturday as the men’s first team play their penultimate friendly of summer.

After a slow start to pre-season, the team followed up a thrilling 5-4 win over Step 6 side NW London with a creditable 1-1 draw against Step 5 Woodford Town last Saturday.

This Saturday Woodford East, of the Essex Alliance League, visit the Old Spotted Dog Ground for a rematch of our BBC Essex Premier Trophy semi-final.

That one saw the visiting Peacocks grab the win, and the ambitious Step 7 side have now moved to Basildon United’s ground as they look to move up the levels. So this will be a good test for both teams.

After this, there’s just one more friendly in pre-season for the CCFC men’s first team, against Jolof Sports next Saturday, before the 2022/23 league campaign begins.

Match information

Clapton CFC vs Woodford East is on Saturday, July 30 2022 at 2pm at the Old Spotted Dog Ground, 212 Upton Lane, Forest Gate, E7 9NP

It’s donate what you want entry, no advanced tickets needed. For friendlies we suggest £2 for waged adults.

The bar will be open from around 12 noon until 6pm for soft drinks, alcohol and bar snacks. There is plenty of shade from the sun in the bar and the Scaffold.

Fusion Foods will be selling hot and cold food – meat, veggie and vegan options – and accept cards or cash.

Forest Gate station (Elizabeth Lane) is 15 minutes’ walk away, Plaistow (District / Hammersmith & City) is 20 minutes’ walk, and Stratford (Elizabeth/Jubilee/Central/DLR) is 25 minutes.

Wanstead Park (Overground) is closed on Saturday due to strike action.

There’s parking for bikes inside the Old Spotted Dog Ground too.

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