- Parent Category: First Team
- Category: Fixtures
- Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:06
We will now play Margate at home, on Tuesday
April 14th. 7.45 K.O.
We will now play Margate at home, on Tuesday
April 14th. 7.45 K.O.
There has been consternation of the fact that we had only three substitutes against Hendon and two against Leiston. Last month we added five players to supplement the squad taking the number to 24. We felt this number would be more than enough. The situation on Monday was:
Squad Position Status
1 Tariq Azil-Moore Centre back Playing in Sweden
2 Harry Baker Right mid Injured
3 George Beavan Left back Injured
4 Marco Cancar Gk Injured
5 Callum Dunne Centre mid Injured
6 Jack Edwards Centre mid Unavailable
7 Josh Ekim Centre mid Available
8 Shameek Farrell Winger Available
9 Didier Garraway Winger Moved back to France
10 Richard Halle Centre back Injured
11 Ross Kitteridge Gk Available
12 Dylan Langevin Right back Moved back to France
13 Rowan Liburd Striker Available
14 Cyrus Mahler Centre mid Available
15 Ryan Melaugh Left mid Available
16 Liam Nash Striker Unavailable
17 Teddy Nesbitt Left back Available
18 Afolabi Obafemi Striker Available
19 Glenn Poole Centre mid Available
20 Ricky Sappleton Striker Available
21 Ryan Scott Centre back Available
22 Steve Sheehan Centre back Available
23 Ola Williams Right back Available
24 Joe Wright Gk Injured
These were exceptional circumstances and we are hopeful of having a full bench available for the game at Canvey on Saturday.
It has been confirmed that the first teams top scorer Ricky Sappleton and Josh Ekim will be among the coaches for the Easter Soccer School.
Billericay inflicted high flying Leiston's heaviest defeat of the season with a magnificent performance at New Lodge on Monday evening. Once again Billericay were very depleted only being able to name two substitutes.
The Blues started well and there seemed to be a determination to put their two recent defeats against the leagues top two behind them. Gay in the Leiston goal made several fine saves and catches but it looked to be a matter of time before Town would open the scoring.
In the 30th minute Leiston's Cunningham head-butted skipper Glenn Poole and was duly shown the red card.
In the 41st minute a wonderful cross from the impressive Williams found LIBURD who glanced it over Gay for his 18th goal of the season.
The second half was pretty much one way traffic as the Blues played Leiston off the park. Five minutes into the second half OBAFEMI worked some space on the edge of the box before curling it in for the second.
Billericay continued to dominate but had to wait until the 79th minute to seal the game when SHEEHAN got a deserved goal heading home Poole's corner.
The Blues really turned on the style playing keep ball to Ole's from the home support. The victory was rounded off after a seventy yard run and cross from Melaugh was turned into his own goal by BULLARD.
MOTM: Steve Sheehan
Depleted Billericay lost at home for the second time in a week after going almost six months unbeaten against highly flying Hendon.
Hendon came into the game in great form, unbeaten in eleven with ten of those wins. The Blues never really got going in the match and it turned into a rather tepid affair. Hendon took the lead controversially in the fifteenth minute when the ball clearly went out of play and Jack Edwards caught it to take the throw in but the assistant referee flagged that the ball hadn't gone out and a free kick to Hendon was awarded. From the free kick IBE hooked the ball in.
Hendon added a second in the 53rd minute when DA COSTA hit a peach of a shot into the top corner from twenty yards. Hendon saw out the rest of the game largely untroubled for a comfortable win.
Blues MOTM: Ricky Sappleton
Saturday April 18th 7pm will be an evening of prizes.
Player and club awards will be given, and quiz awards will be won. Its going to be a cracking evening with lots of fun and laughter.
Tickets are available at £5 each which includes your entry to the end of season Quiz. Table sizes preferably a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10.
The format and running order will be announced soon.
Confirmation that we are running a coach to the Essex senior Cup Final. Details are as follows:
Leave New Lodge 5.30pm
Leave Dagenham & Redbridge: 15 minutes after final whistle.
Cost: £10 adults (£8 BTSA members). £5 concessions (£4 members)
Concessions includes 16—18 year olds.
£3 under 16’s (£2 members).
For those traveling to the ground and wishing travel back home, please enquire as regards availability and prices
A small deposit will be required when we are in a position to confirm. Please contact the below for further details or in person. A second coach will be arranged if needed.
Billericay lost out against league leaders Maidstone after conceding three quick goals on the stroke of half time.
Town started brightly with Obafemi, Liburd and Sappleton looking dangerous everytime the ball went forward. They didn't have to wait long for the breakthrough as a cross from Edwards was flicked on by Sappleton and BAKER finished well. Ten minutes later was the key point of the game as a though ball sent Liburd clear, it looked as though he had slotted home but Worgan in the Maidstone goal got his fingertips to it to send it for a corner with an incredible save.
For the rest of the half Maidstone had the bulk of possession but Billericay looked the more dangerous on the counter. With a half time lead imminent disaster struck in the 42nd minute, Scott was depossessed in the corner and from the resultant cross PARKINSON put the chance away. Williams had to go off with a tight hamstring and was replaced by Sheehan. Three minutes later and it got worse as MAY was left unmarked on the edge of the box and he made no mistake rifling past Wright into the corner. Billericay went straight on the attack looking to even things out but we're caught out with a lightning break from the impressive Bodkin who raced away and crossed for MAY to hammer home his 2nd in a minute.
Billericay left themselves with a mountain to climb in the 2nd half. Maidstone seemed content to hold on to what they had. There was little goalmouth action in the 2nd half as the Town looked far more solid after the break. Sappleton had a great chance to reduce the arrears when a misplaced clearance from Worgan left him with an open goal thirty yards out but his shot went agonisingly wide. Minutes later Sappleton was put through but had a heavy touch and Worgan smothered his shot and took the full force of the burly striker in the process.
After this Maidstone held on comfortably for the win. It was the Towns 5th game in 10 days and for large parts of the game they did very well but they came up against a side that looked every inch Champions. Credit to the boys for battling all the way to the end after what has been a very punishing schedule.
Blues MOTM: Jack Edwards
A Richard Halle penalty, his 15th goal of the season with three minutes to go was enough to bring the points back to Essex on Saturday.
Billericay brought in Baker, Ekim and Melaugh for Poole, Sappleton and Liburd.
Against a strong wind Billericay were on the back foot for the early part of the first half. Ex Blue David Knight was looking lively for play off hopefuls Wingate. Dunne had to hobble off after ten minutes with a sprained ankle and was replaced by Poole. As the half wore on Billericay began to take control with Obafemi looking dangerous.
The second half was largely one way traffic as Billericay stepped up the pace. The introduction of first Sappleton and then Liburd gave Town much more of a cutting edge. Despite the pressure it looked like the Blues would have to settle for a hard won point. With three minutes to go the impressive Williams burst into the box and was brought down. HALLE cooly slotted away the resultant spot kick to give Billericay the three points to take them five points off the play offs with two games in hand albeit in thirteenth place.
MOTM: Ola Williams
We are looking for a Physiotherapist/trainee to work alongside the first teams Ben Jacobs. If you have a keen interest in Billericay Town FC or a general interest in football then get in touch.
You will be expected to be available for Monday or Tuesday games, training on Thursday nights and for our Saturday fixtures home and away.