The men’s first team visit CB Hounslow United Reserves on Saturday hoping to buck the trend of our previous encounters.
All four games between the two side have been won by whoever is at home, including a 2-1 defeat on our visit to their Green Lane home last season.
After a massive win at title rivals Shepherd’s Bush last Saturday, Geoff Ocran‘s team have moved clear at the top of the table. But as crucial as that win was, it could easily be wiped out with a defeat here.
Last season CB Hounslow were reprieved from relegation after finishing third bottom but they’ve improved significantly this time round.
The club was formed in 1987/88 as Richmond Rangers, changing their name the year after. CB stands for Cater Bank, a company owned by their chairman’s dad.
Nicknamed The Dragons, they have dozens of teams starting at Under 6 level right up to men’s and women’s teams.
Their first team joined the Middlesex County Football League in 1994 and progressed through the divisions. They are now in the Combined Counties Football League Division One, a division above us.
Meanwhile their reserve team have been in the MCFL for 20 years too and in the Premier Division since 2014.
The club also reaches out to the wider community with netball, basketball, archery, cycling and running clubs all using their site at their newly-built Green Lane facility.
CB Hounslow United Reserves vs Clapton CFC men’s first team is on Saturday, February 11 at 2.30pm at Green Lane Sports Club, Hounslow, TW4 6DH
The nearest stations are Hounslow West and Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly line in Zone 5, both of which are about 20 minutes walk away.
Admission price £2. Tea bar/bar open for food/refreshments. Their match programme will be published online.