Mifsud looking for Town to enjoy rest of the season
Match preview by Paul Jennings.
Billericay travel to Carshalton on Thursday evening in good spirits after Easter Monday’s victory against Hornchurch with Caretaker Manager John Mifsud’s message to his players to enjoy the rest of the season.
‘There was a good atmosphere is the dressing room after the game on Monday and it was a great win’ said Mifsud.
March report by Simon Williams. Pictures by Amanda Protheroe.
John Mifsud got off to a winning start as Billericay manager on Monday as his Billericay team overcame local rivals AFC Hornchurch. After an entertaining first half in which the woodwork was tested by both sides, the introduction of Danny Green and Danny Charge midway through the second half helped swing the game the way of Billericay as Billy Bricknell notched a brace to secure the win.
Bilericay kick off the Easter campaign with the first of two games in three days when they travel to Carshalton on Saturday.
Town fans and players know that the results of the games over the holiday period will have a large bearing on the rest of the season. Success away to Carshalton and then at home to Hornchurch over the three days would see the Blues continue to pull clear of the relegation zone. An unsuccessful three days would see them pulled back into the danger zone and set up a tense final month of the season.
A TEAM of south Essex-based fundraisers are planning a fundraising row on the Thames from Southend to Windsor in aid the Help For Heroes appeal.
Known as the Brightside Six because of their association with the Billericay School of the same name, the multi-national grouping are John Worricker, Eddy Heisterkamp, Nir Barak, Michael Wild, Serge Sarramegna and Joe Lane who is also Captain of the Trinity House Rowing team and a loyal Billericay Town fan.
Their first fundraising challenge was to climb Ben Nevis and they raised £7,000 for a school mini-bus but now they are about to embark on the task of rowing 100 miles on the Thames in just 24 hours to help the soldiers’ appeal.
They will be helped in the challenge by Trinity House rowers Toby Gould and Steve Terry.
In a 34 foot long Thames Waterman Cutter they plan to leave Southend pier on Saturday, 8 May, arriving in Windsor at around 11:00 the following day where they will be greeted by troops of the Household Cavalry, who are based in the town, who have served in Afghanistan.
The fundraising event will be promoted at a local football derby on Bank Holiday Monday, 5 April when Billericay Town FC play host to AFC Hornchurch at Town’s New Lodge ground.
Billericay Town have pledged £2 for each full paying adult at the game, which starts at 15:00.
The day will also feature a rowing machine challenge and other side events and will be followed by an evening event featuring top local band Loaded Dice.
We've got another great night of live music coming up at New Lodge soon.
Friday 16th April sees Missing Andy supported by young Billericay band March On Rome (previously known as Desert Kiss).
Missing Andy launch their new single 'The Way We're Made (Made In England)' in June, and it's also being entered into the competition to become England's official world cup song.You can watch the band performing the song below.