Camden United vs Clapton CFC preview: Men’s first team head north to face new opponents

The Clapton CFC men’s first team make a first visit to Camden United on the back of a solid win away at Kodak Harrow.

Two goals from our top scorer Fred Taylor and a penalty from James Briggs was enough for a 3-1 win up in North West London.

That leaves us in third position in the table, so we need to keep on form to chase down leaders Indian Gymkhana and Shepherds Bush.

This Saturday’s opponents Camden United were formed in 2019 by a group of friends to tackle knife crime through the power of football.

They started out with Sunday league and Wednesday night league men’s teams and then added two boys’ teams, offering free training sessions through volunteers.

This summer they branched out into Saturday men’s football by merging with FC Soma, taking their place in the Middlesex County Football League Premier Division.

FC Soma manager Mansor Omar and 13 of last season’s squad have stayed on. Given Soma completed the double over us last season, winning 4-2 and 2-1, then they will no doubt be a tough nut to crack.

The team plays home games outside of Camden in Barnet, in fact very close to the old Underhill stadium.

Last month, tragedy struck when club co-founder Abdulaziz Munye died aged just 28. The huge turnout for his funeral showed how much he will be missed in Camden. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Match information

Camden United vs Clapton Community FC takes place at Barnet Lane, Barnet EN5 2DN on Saturday, 19 November 2022, with an updated kick off time of 3.15pm.

More match details to follow.

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