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Billericay Town have been drawn away to Romford in the 3rd Round. Town were the very last of the 32 sides drawn out of the hat. The game will take place at Thurrock's Ship Lane ground with whom Romford share. Date T.B.A.
Billericay made it 7 consecutive wins all in September with a hard fought win over Folkestone Invicta tonight. In doing so they moved into 5th and a play-off position after being in 21st just 17 days ago.
The game started at a brisk pace with Folkestone in the ascendency but Billericay looking the more dangerous on the break. Folkestone went close when a header from a corner was cleared off the line by Hubble. A lightning quick break saw Monville whip in a great cross that beat everyone as it whizzed across the face of the goal. From a similar cross Gaurilovas headed over. The opening goal was long coming when Krasniqi won the ball back and left CUNDLE clear in the box, the ace marksman finished with aplomb for his second goal in two games.
The Blues were now dominant and shots from Luke, Cundle and Monville tested Roberts in the visitors goal. There was a scare when Giddens went down for a lengthy delay after injuring his ankle but he heroically continued despite being in obvious discomfort.
The second half was a scrappy affair with the visitors rarely troubling a well protected Giddens. They went very route one looking for the head of centre forward Rook and scraps but in truth they never looked likely to pull the game back. From a cross corner Sappleton swivelled on the ball but he didn't make a clean connection and Roberts comfortably saved. The next corner Sappleton went closer when his volley beat Roberts but hit the post. Cundle and Monville broke in a 2 v 1 situation and with Cundle looking set to finish he was hauled down for an obvious penalty but incredibly the referee waved play on. After this there were few scares at either end and the Blues collected the points. The Blues go into Saturday's tough FA Cup 3rd Qualifier full of confidence and optimistic of progressing.
Billericay Town: Giddens, Diallo, Cross, Gaurilovas, Sappleton, Stephenson, Monville, Hubble, Cundle (Oyinsan 90), Kesniqi, Luke (Capela 69) Subs, Hazet, Adelowo, Ross
M.O.T.M Ricky Sappleton marshalled the back four and looked dangerous in attack.
The league have re-arranged our away fixture at Metropolitan Police for Tuesday December 6th k.o. 7.45pm
BILLERICAY TOWN 3-0 WORTHING
The Blues won their sixth successive game with a comfortable win over Worthing at New Lodge. Worthing started well and had the best and probably only spell of the game in the first fifteen minutes. From then on the Blues took control and it was only a question of the margin of victory. Krasniqi was the first to go close but his shot cleared the bar. Monville whipped in a dangerous cross that Banks did well to push to safety. The pressure was building and the impressive Cundle set Kresniqi free, he beat the last defender but drew a save from Banks however the ball came back to KRESNIQI who showed great composure before slotting home. The second goal came in the 38th minute and from a Worthing free kick in the Billericay half. They took it quickly but the ball was intercepted by Kresniqi who instantly sent the ball forward to CUNDLE who cut in from the touchline before passing a classy shot into the far corner.
The Blues started more purposefully in the second half and the game was over as a contest when HUBBLE rose above his marker to bullet in his header from Monville's pinpoint cross. The home team took their foot of the peddle after this and saw the game out playing some nice football. Giddens only had one save of note to make in the game but also had to deal with a overhit back pass and chose to juggle the ball and almost got embarrassed as he was closed down before managing to hook the ball clear.
Billericay Town: Giddens, Adelowo (Diallo 46), Cross, Gaurilovas, Sappleton, Stephenson, Monville, Hubble, Cundle (Capela 72), Krasniqi, Luke (Hazet 80) Subs Asumadu-Sakyi, Guthmy
M.O.T.M. Kreshnic Krasniqi another goal and high energy showing.
Our scheduled New Years Eve game at home to Needham Market has been brought forward a day and will be played on Friday 30th December kick off 7.45pm.
Tomorrow sees the Blues go for a 6th successive win when they host Worthing. Worthing are the second in a trilogy of games against promoted sides that started with the 3-2 win at AFC Sudbury and concludes with Folkestone Invicta here at New Lodge on Tuesday evening. Worthing have had a mixed season sitting 13th in the division two places behind The Blues. They won their first three games against Hendon, Met Police and Harlow Town before a draw with Leatherhead was followed up with losses to Grays, Bognor and Wingate.
Josh Oyinsan, Will Putt and Kam Guthmy miss out with injuries sustained in the week but Jack Giddens, Ibrahim Diallo and Goldy Capela have recovered from knocks and are available.
Our U/21's were beaten 4-2 in an entertaining game with Tilbury. The Blues goals came from Jaszime Johnson and Tristan Abrahams.
Team: Cobden, Diallo, Putt, George, Confrey, Massey, Akingbaje, Asumadu-Sakyi (c), Johnson, Abrahams, Guthmy. Subs Mackman, Tucker, Wyatt, Baah, Frost.
Town continued their march with a 5th successive victory in which time they have bagged 14 goals.
On a true 3G surface Town passed the ball around their opponants with ease. First to go close was Capela when his powerful header went straight into the arms of the keeper. Capela then hooked a chance over. Next to go close was Stephenson who powered his header inches over the bar. Billericay took an overdue lead when Monville's cross was headed in by JUNIOR LUKE at the far post. 10 minutes later Adelowo put in a high cross that keeper Garnham under pressure from Capela ccould only flap the ball as far as LUKE who volleyed home. A quick break down the left involving Cross and Krasniqi set Luke free and his first time, pinpoint cross found Capela unmarked 6 yards out but he somehow turned his shot on to the post. At this point the visitors were threatening to run riot but a mad five minute period saw them lose the lead. Town would have been hugely disappointed to go into the break only level.
Billericay came out for the second period in a determined mood and whilst not as dominant as the first half still looking the more likely to score. From a corner Gaurilovas hooked wide when it looked harder to miss. Monville's goalbound blast was blocked as Town searched to restore the lead. Gaurilovas sent Oyinsan free and his clever back heel ran into the path of the fast approaching KRASNIQI and he beautifully chipped it over Garnham to make it 3-2. Hubble then sent Oyinsan clear to round the keeper but a last ditch lunge from a covering defender saved the day with the Town players appealing for a penalty. Oyinsan then went close again but his shot shaved the post. The referee found an incredible TEN minutes of injury time to test the nerve of the Ricay faithful but the Blues held on without too many problems for a more comfortable win than the scoreline suggests.
Billericay Town: Giddens, Adelowo, Cross, Gaurilovas, Sappleton, Stephenson, Monville, Hubble (Hazet 85), Capela (Oyinsan 50, Diallo 90), Krasniqi, Luke Subs:Guthny, Cundle.
M.O.T.M. Junior Luke a constant threat and rewarded with a brace.
We have been drawn at home to Chippenham Town F.C. who are flying high in the Evo Stik Southern Premier. The tie will take place on Saturday October 1st with a 3pm kick off.
Billericay Town 2-1 Bognor Regis Town
Billericay moved into the 3rd Qualifyling Round of the FA Cup with a hard fought victory over fellow Ryman Premier side Bognor this afternoon, also avenging the league loss three weeks ago.The home side started brightly with three corners in the opening two minutes. Bognor looked solid and whilst Town had the large slice of possession they were restricted to few clear cut chances. The closest the home side came to scoring was when Krasniqi set Luke free and his shot beat Granger but struck the post and from the rebound Capela missed a golden opportunity to open the scoring. Two fierce strikes from Gaurilovas and Krasniqi that just missed the target. Against the run of play Bognor took the lead in controverisal circumstances when Gaurilovas was adjudged to have fouled Pearce in the box when it looked a clear shoulder to shoulder challenge.
Town came out strongly in the second period with Luke and Monville getting more of the ball and stretching the Bognor backline. The Bues were now passing the ball with more urgency and it was no surprise that in the 66th minutes some sharp passing between Krasniqi, Cross and Luke gave birthday boy Alex STEPHENSON the chance to slide home the equaliser. Uncharactoristically Bognor resorted to long balls over the top trying to catch Billericay on the break but in truth they rarely threatened. The winner came in the 80th minutes when from a Krasniqi throw GAURILOVAS flicked the ball in. The Bognor players appealed that the ball had gone straight in but not only did Gaurilovas get a touch but keeper Granger also got his fingertips to the ball in an effort to keep it out. The last ten minutes plus seven added looked more likely to produce a third Billericay goal than an equaliser and the Blues deservedly took their place in the hat for Mondays draw.
Billericay Town: Giddens, Adelowo, Cross, Gaurilovas, Sappleton, Stephenson, Monville, Hazet (Oyinsan 60), Capela (Cundle 75), Krasniqi, Luke Unused Subs Putt, Asumadu-Sakyi, Diallo, Sarpong, Guthny
M.O.T.M. Ricky Sappleton a driving force at the back and inspiration to his team.