2016-17 Fixtures Released
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16/17 Kit available now.
We are delighted to announce that Gabby Adelowo, Kreshnic Krasniqi and Josh Oyinsan have signed contracts for the coming season. Speedy striker/ winger Tyler Brampton has also put pen to paper registering. The four have already made big impressions with our fans and we look forward to them joining us for a successful campaign. Welcome to New Lodge boys.
The Blues put on a good showing despite the scoreline against a very strong Ebbsfleet side. After a great move Monville whipped in a cross that found new signing Oyisan who's shot crashed against the inside of the post with the keeper well beaten. Monville and Sappleton both had audacious chips well tipped over by the Ebbsfleet keeper. The busy Ebbsfleet custodian then rushed out to smother an attempt from Gordon after he latched on to a Sappleton cross with a fine run into the box.
Billericay continued to press forward after the break but fell behind to a fluke goal when a mishit shot deflected perfectly into the path of Bubb who tucked the chance away. After an hour both sides made numerous changes as the players wilted in the heat.
The game was effectively killed off by a bizarre penalty decision. An Ebbsfleet forward overran a ball in the box and the ball was cleared. Even the most avid Ebbsfleet supporter would have been shocked to see the official point to the spot. Having watched the video of the incident it's even more puzzling. The spot kick duly sent Giddens the wrong way and it was 2-0
With 5 minutes left a tired looking blues defence were undone on the break by the pacey Ebbsfleet frontline and Bubb made it three.
Billericay Town F.C. Giddens (c), Diallo, Cross (Popovici 50), Hazet, Stephenson, Adelowo, Monville (Luke 60), Gordon (Asumadu-Sakyi 60), Sappleton (Abdul 60), Oyinsan (Brampton 46), Krasniqi (Bonnett-Johnson 60)
It's been well documented that we've looked at eighty plus players in the past four weeks. We have had intense training sessions, in house games, trialist games, training sessions and obviously the pre-season friendlies. We've whittled it down but it's been really a tough and at times unpleasant task.
This week I've had to let a number of lads go. Almost to a tee they have given everything. There are many very talented players amongst them. They have worked hard in training and on the pitch and shown no little skill. Everyone of them that has been here longer than a day I've got on well with, liked and respected.
I believe we have a fantastic squad of players. As it is I still have to let a couple more go. It's the part of the job I hate. I genuinely hope that they can prove me wrong and go and do really well for themselves. Thanks lads for coming in and giving it a go and the best of luck for the season.
We have been drawn at home to Heybridge Swifts in the 1st Round. The tie will take place on Tuesday September 13th 7.45pm ko.
Billericay took a two goal lead but two goalkeeping howlers gave a spirited Sutton a deserved draw. Kaan Yucel scored the two Billericay goals.
Billericay: Stansbury, Taylor-Reid, Mensah, Dombaxe, Sanusi (c), Milange (Johnson 70), Popovici, Ross, Maitrepierre (Tweddle 46), Yucel (Fontaine 74), Vaughan.
Today the first team entertain the favourites for the National League South title, Ebbsfleet United 3pm ko. Admission Adults £5 concessions £1
The Blues put in an excellent performance drawing against a full strength, League 1 Gills side. Indeed the home side can count themselves very unfortunate not to gain the win. The first half saw Gordon and Brampton (twice) go closest to opening the scoring. In a strong first half showing Billericay looked fit and organised.
The second half saw the Blues come close on several occassions. Maitrepierre struck a post and missed a couple good chances. Abdul tested the Gills keeper with three stinging efforts and Luke brought a fine save when he looked to have scored. It was very much against the run of play when a swift Gills break led to a tap in. It only took the home side minutes to equalise when debutant OYISAN out muscled his marker before hitting a ferocious shot into the roof of the net.
Billericay Town: Giddens, Diallo (Popovici 45), Cross, Hazet (Krasniqi 45), Stephenson (Janilionis 45), Adelowo (Guarilovas 45), Monville (Luke 45), Gordon (Bonnett-Johnson 45), Sappleton (Oyinsan 45) Brampton (Maitrepierre 45) Asumadu-Sakyi (Abdul 45)
All smiles after the game.
The Blues continued their impressive pre-season form with a resounding win over the U/21 side of League 2 Leyton Orient. Town looked threatening from the off and took a deserved lead when young Lloyd ROSS saw his shot deflected in. The goal of the game followed when Bonnett-Johnson hit a free kick wide to Cross who hit an instant volley into the box to SAPPLETON who spun his marker before slotting home.
Billericay Town: Jack Giddens (c) Ibrahima Diallo, Sam Cross, Pierre Hazet, Alex Stephenson, Gabby Adelowo, Lloyd Ross, Conor Hubble, Ricky Sappleton, Alex Montpierre, Evans Kouassi.
The Blues made their customary ten outfield changes but looked just as strong as they poored forward. The third wasn´t long coming when ABDUL´S deft touch took him past the keeper before tucking away into an empty net. It was soon four when a superb Luke through ball found Gordon who took it past the keeper before being bundled over. GORDON picked himself up and blasted home the spot kick. Orient pulled back a late consolation in the 85th minute.
Billericay Town: Jack Giddens (c) Dorin Popovici, Will Putt, Hafeez Sanussi, Rokas Janilionis, Edvardas Gaurilovas, Junior Luke, Alistair Gordon, Kaan Yucel, Sean Bonnett Johnson, Abdeen Abdul
Next up we entertain League 1 side Gillingham here at New Lodge on Wednesday 7.45pm ko.
After impressive recent displays we have signed Sam Cross, Alistair Gordon, Pierre Hazet, Dorin Popovici, Lloyd Ross and Kieran Asumadu-Sakyi
Welcome to Billericay boys.
The fixtures for the Ryman League Premier Division 2016-17 were released this morning. The fixtures page will be updated shortly.
We start our campaign on Saturday August 13 at home to Merstham. The following Tuesday we travel to Wingate & Finchley before our first week ends at Staines Town. Our season concludes at Needham Market on Saturday 22nd April.
Sat Aug 13 Merstham H
Tue Aug 16 Wingate & Finchley A
Sat Aug 20 Staines Town A
Tue Aug 23 Lowestoft H
Sat Aug 27 Bognor Regis Town H
Mon Aug 29 Tonbridge Angels A
An 87th minute goal gave Reading the win in an entertaining game at New Lodge last night.
The Blues started with seven of last years squad, six of which started the last game of the season 4-0 win against Wingate.
It was end to end stuff from the outset. Reading took the lead when a short corner caught Billericay napping. HUBBLE equalised with a cracking left foot drive but the Royals won it at the death when a cross into the box wasn't dealt with.
Town came straight back and a trademark Sappleton special almost snatched an equaliser but just cleared the bar.
Next up for the Blues are Leyton Orient on Saturday 3pm here at New Lodge.
BILLERICAY TOWN: Giddens (c) Diallo (Popovici 45) Cross (Katakaza 45) Hazet (Figura 45) Stephenson (Sanussi 65) Adelowo (Da Cruz 65) Monville (Ross 45) Hubble (Gordon 45) Maitrepierre (Sappleton 45) Dimgkiokas (Asumadu-Sakyi 45) Abdul (Gbo 45)