It’s another cup tie on the road for the women’s first team as we head to Enfield Town in the London & South East Regional Women’s League Cup.
We have previously faced Enfield Town’s reserves and third teams, but this will be our first meeting with their first team.
Like us, Enfield fan-owned. They are in the London & South East Regional Women’s Premier Division, a division above Clapton CFC in the pyramid.
We can be in no doubt that this will be one of our toughest tests of the season
Since this tie was originally scheduled, they have moved up two positions from 7th to 5th in the table. They still have a game in hand over Saltdean United in 4th place, against whom they gained an impressive 2-5 away victory a few weeks ago. Their league record to date is 5 wins and 4 defeats from 9 matches, the most recent result being a 5-0 away win at New London Lionesses.
As well as their solid league form, like Clapton Community FC, Enfield Town qualified for the Women’s FA Cup First Round, before going out at the same stage after losing 2-0 away at Norwich City.
Forward Karesha Iton has been fine form, finding the net 10 times from 11 games so far this season, as well as providing 7 assists.
The winners of this tie will face a tough away trip to Dorking Wanderers in the League Cup 3rd round.
Meanwhile, the team that finishes on the losing side will drop into the League Trophy 2nd round, and will face another tough challenge with a home tie against AFC Acorns from the London & South East Regional Women’s Premier Division.
Enfield Town LFC vs Clapton Community FC takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Donkey Lane, Middlesex, EN1 3PL on Sunday December 4 2022, with a kick off time of 1.30pm.
Entry is £4 on the gate for adults, payable by cash only. Alternatively, advanced tickets can be purchased online for £3.50 from this link. It’s free for under 18s and they do not require a ticket.
The gates open at 1pm. Entrance via the turnstile to the right hand side of the stadium.
There is a licensed clubhouse and bar at the stadium and the match information says that light refreshments are available.
Enfield Town welcomes well behaved dogs in the open areas of the Stadium. Please be aware that not all people are comfortable around dogs and it is appreciated if dog owners will give such people space. If your dog is not well behaved or causing distress to others near you, you will be asked to move or leave the stadium as a last resort. Dogs providing assistance to their owners are always welcome.
Directions by car
M25 to Junction 25. Turn off and take A10 (heading south) at the second set of traffic lights turn right and then immediate left behind the pub/restaurant on the corner and follow the road to the end and the ground is on the right.
From the south travel along the A10, past the cinema on the corner and then the park, turn left at the next set of traffic lights and then immediate left behind the pub/restaurant on the corner and follow the road to the end and the ground is on the right.
The London Overground lines out of Liverpool Street which stop at nearby Enfield Town and Southbury stations are closed for engineering works on Sunday, although rail replacement services are operating from Seven Sisters.