Southend Manor vs Clapton CFC preview: Seaside away day for men’s first team

Southend Manor FC vs Clapton Community FC takes place on Saturday, November 11 2023 with a 3pm kick off at Southchurch Park Arena, Northumberland Cres, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2XB.

The Clapton CFC men’s first team head to the seaside on Saturday for another tough league away day.

Wednesday’s draw at Tower Hamlets means we are nine games unbeaten away from home, part of a 13 game unbeaten run overall in the league.

This will be the first match for Manor’s new management of Nick Wibrow and Mark Royal so we’ll need to beware of the new manager bounce.

The opposition

Formed in 1955 by East Londoners Doris and Gil Medcalf who were previously involved at Eton Manor, they have played at Southchurch Park home since 1985, when they joined the Essex Senior League. They won the title in 1991 and stayed in the ESL till relegation last season. Their best run in the FA Cup was in 2011, reaching the fourth qualifying round before bowing out to Kettering Town. New owner Jerry Omango – another East Londoner – took over in 2019 and has improved the ground facilities no end while building up the youth section to a whopping 17 teams.

Form guide

Southend Manor are in ninth position at the moment with five home wins so far.

Previous meetings

This is our first meeting.

Players to watch

Former Colchester United midfielder Tom White is top scorer with seven goals so far this season.

Match Information

Admission is £7. £5 concessions and £2 U16s. The bar will be open for drinks and food. A printed programme will also be available.


Southchurch Park Arena is 14 minutes’ walk from Southend East railway station, which is just 41 minutes direct from Barking.

It’s a 31 minutes’ walk from Southend Central and 37 minutes from Southend Victoria. There’s street parking nearby.