Clapton CFC vs Pitshanger Dynamo preview: Men’s first team game switched to Walthamstow

The Clapton CFC men’s first team game against the division’s form team Pitshanger Dynamo has been switched to the 3G pitch at Wadham Lodge in Walthamstow, with a 3pm kick off.

This is due to all games on Hackney Marshes being postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

We’ve played ‘home’ games on five different pitches so far this season but hopefully this will be one of our last nomadic games.

There are five further home matches left and we hope to play as many as possible at the Old Spotted Dog Ground, alongside the women’s first team.

This will be the last home game for the men’s first team until February 18 meaning there are four big games on the road in a row.

CCFC have hit the top of the Middlesex County Football League Premier Division with a run of 19 games unbeaten.

Pitshanger Dynamo are in red hot form and would be joint top with us except for two games awarded against them for admin reasons.

Last season they received a relegation reprieve after finishing second bottom. Amazingly, the turnaround has come from largely the same squad, with just a handful of key new additions, including Anguilla international striker Kyle Lake-Bryan.

Last season in our head-to-head meetings it was a win apiece, with a 3-2 win on the Stray Dog pitch but a fairly miserable 1-0 loss away towards the end of the season.

This season they’ve moved into Brentham FC’s ground, after their first team pulled out of the league.

Match information

Clapton CFC vs Pitshanger Dynamo is on Saturday, January 14 2023 at 3pm, on the 3G pitch at Wadham Lodge Sports Ground, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow.

No tickets are required. As usual it’s free to watch but with donations welcome, with a suggested £3 for waged adults.

We will have a mini programme available, pick one up for free, donations welcome. We have some woolly hats and scarves on sale too

The Matchday Centres bar will be open. There will be no catering.


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. You can also alight at Blackhorse Road Station. The 123 from the stop opposite the station on Forest Road will take you as far as the crossroads with Hoe Street/Chingford Road – alight at the stop for Bromley Road.

You can bring your bike and leave it around the pitch if there are no spaces left in the bike rack near the Wadham Lodge clubhouse.

If you’re driving, please park on a street nearby, as the car park will be busy.

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