Clapton CFC vs Kodak preview: Men’s first team at home in Hackney

The table-topping Clapton CFC host Kodak (Harrow) on Saturday as we look to consolidate our position at the top of the table.

Geoff Ocran’s team are back on the Hackney Marshes for a third time this season, having beaten both Cricklewood Wanderers and CB Hounslow United Reserves there.

We are definitely on the show pitch this time, right next to the Hackney Marshes Centre, which houses a cafe, bar and roof terrace overlooking the pitch.

Hopefully this will be one of the last home games we need to play away from the Old Spotted Dog Ground as we look to bring it up to scratch.

These two teams met for the first time in November, with Clapton CFC grinding out a very tough win 3-1.

CCFC are 8 points clear at the top of the table and in fine form, winning 7 of the last 8 games since our meeting with Kodak.

Our visitors meanwhile are in the top half themselves and have won the last two games on the bounce.

There are ten games left in the season and plenty of football left to play. With only one team promoted, there’s no room for error. Come and cheer on the team.

About Kodak (Harrow)

Formed in 1935 for the workers of the old Kodak factory in Wealdstone, they have been in the MCFL since 2007.

They’re now based at Harrow Weald Recreation Ground, having previously played at their own Kodak Sports Ground in the shadow of the factory until 2011.

They arrived in the Premier Division in the summer having been champions of the Division One (North/West) last season, winning one game 31-0 and losing just once.

Match information

Clapton CFC vs Kodak (Harrow) is on Saturday, February 18 2023 at 2pm at the Hackney Marshes Show Pitch off Homerton Road, Hackney London E9 5PF

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.

The Hackney Marshes Show Pitch is next to Hackney Marshes Centre and is 18 minutes’ walk from Homerton (Overground), 20 minutes from Hackney Wick (Overground), 21 minutes from Leyton (Central), 24 from Stratford International (DLR), Hackney Central (Overground) and 30 from Stratford (National Rail/Overground/Elizabeth/Jubilee/Central/DLR).

The match will be on a roped off pitch with no cover so wrap up warm (or shelter in the bar/under the balcony if it rains!)