Brentford vs Clapton CFC preview: Women’s first team end the season on road

Brentford vs Clapton CFC takes place on Sunday, May 5 at 3pm at Bedfont Sports Club, Hatton Road, Feltham, TW14 9QS

The last game of a season of promise, consolidation and improvement for the Clapton CFC women’s first team ends at Brentford on Sunday.

The Bees just missed out on top spot after an amazing run of form. However, they lifted the Capital Cup last weekend and are in the final of the League Trophy in a few weeks too. CCFC meanwhile are set to finish fourth but with at least four more points than last season.

We wrapped up our home games with a 2-2 draw against Brentford just a few weeks ago in front of 333 spectators at the Old Spotted Dog Ground. That draw – together with another a week later against Sport London e Benfica – meant they could no longer grab the top spot and Benfica are champions and promoted.

This is going to be captain Verity Phillips‘ last game playing for Clapton CFC while top scorer Teju Callisto announced she’s departing too. So a doubly poignant note to end the season.

The opposition

Brentford Women began in 1990 and a season later entered the Greater London Women’s League. They broke the record for a tier six women’s game with an attendance of 5,116 at the Gtech Community Stadium last season against Watford. This season’s annual game at the Gtech almost matched it at 4856, while they’ve followed it with two 300-plus crowds. Their regular home this season is Bedfont Sports but they also recently made their debut at Wheatsheaf Park, the former Staines Town ground that may become the women’s team home too.

Previous meetings

Brentford secured the double against us last season, winning 2-1 at Bedfont on the opening game of the season and then 2-0 at the OSD. Previously we met in the GLWL in 2020/21, winning our home game 3-1 on a very muddy Stray Dog pitch. The return fixture, which was played behind closed doors due to Covid restrictions, ended in a 2-0 defeat.

Form guide

After a slow start, the Bees won 11 games in a row to give themselves a chance at pipping Sport London e Benfica to the title, but just fell short.

Players to watch

Chloe Logie is the top scorer in the division by some margin, with 49 goals in all competition, already beating last season’s haul of 36.


It’s free entry. The bar will be open and both cash and cards are accepted. No dogs are allowed.


Bedfont Sports Club is a 12 minute walk from Hatton Cross Station on the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground. Cross over Great South Road, and then turn right onto Hatton Road. Head south-west, and Bedfont Sports Club is on the left.

The nearest National Rail Station is Feltham; from there take the bus, either H25 or H26 towards Hatton Cross. Alight at Bedfont Recreation Ground bus stop.

There is parking available in the car park, and side roads if required.