Clapton CFC Men’s First Team pre-season friendlies schedule

The Clapton CFC Men’s First Team can announce the pre-season schedule ahead of the new 2024/25 season.

The highlight of the summer will be the visit to Independiente de Vallecas in Madrid on Saturday, July 13, a double header with the Women’s First Team.

The Men’s First Team will also take part in the three-way Cheshunt Community Cup on Saturday, July 20. That involves playing two games on the day against Isthmian Premier (Step 3) side Cheshunt and old Eastern Counties League rivals Harlow Town of our own Step 6.

The pre-season friendlies begin on Saturday, July 6 with a game away at Essex Alliance League Premier (Step 7) team Waltham Forest Borough, formerly known as Woodford East. The team will then play away at Essex Senior League (Step 5) side Woodford Town on Tuesday, July 9.

Due to reseeding at the Old Spotted Dog Ground, all of our friendlies are away from home except the final one, at home to fan-owned side Fisher FC of the Southern Counties East Football League Premier (Step 5) on Tuesday, July 23.

There is a possibility of one further friendly, on Saturday, July 27, depending on which division we are confirmed to play in. Our appeal on a lateral move is being held on Monday, June 10 and we should hear the verdict soon afterwards.

All fixtures are subject to change. Keep an eye on the fixtures page for more information.