Pitshanger Dynamo vs Clapton CFC men’s first team game postponed

The Clapton CFC men’s first team’s visit to Pitshanger Dynamo has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

It’s an early call but no surprise given Friday’s downpour, with many games on grass no doubt set to be called off.

This Saturday is Non-League Day and so there should be plenty of other games to take in – see their match finder for more information.

Geoff Ocran’s CCFC team are 13 points clear of promotion rivals Shepherd’s Bush. We have five games to go for us, six for them, meaning two wins will be enough to finish above them.

Whether that is enough for promotion, however, also comes down to ground grading, and we are on a sprint finish to get the changing rooms and other jobs done before March 31.

To win the title we’ll need also to finish above Indian Gymkhana, who have six games in hand, so that will be three wins and two draws. They, however, have not applied for promotion.

Indian Gymkhana are due to play Shepherd’s Bush this weekend, weather permitting.

Clapton CFC have only ever had one home game on NLD, a home game against Stonewall FC in 2019 in front of a whopping crowd of 909. Hopefully it will be our turn again next season.

In our previous meeting with Pitshanger Dynamo in January, CCFC ground out a 1-0 win in a game switched to the 3G at Wadham Lodge due to the wintry weather.

Pitshanger enjoyed the lion’s share of the ball with their captain Greg Miley in particular outstanding. However, Greg Moorse scored an early goal for CCFC and our defence held firm.

We have hit the top of the Middlesex County Football League Premier Division with just one defeat and two draws all season.

Pitshanger Dynamo are up in fourth place themselves and are unbeaten at home since October. They’ve had a win and a draw against two of the other high-flyers Shepherd’s Bush and Indian Gymkhana.

It’s been an amazing turnaround as last season they received a relegation reprieve after finishing second bottom. Amazingly, it’s 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 pitch at the Brentham Club, after that club’s first team pulled out of the league.