Brian Statham has made Wayne Semanshia and Ashley Dumas available for loan.
Regarding Semanshia, Staham said:
"Wayne has been unlucky. He has missed most of our pre-season, due to a combinaton of holiday, injury and then family bereavement. He needs to regain his fitness by playing regular football, so he can work his way back into the team. I think the best way for him to do this is on loan somewhere."
On Dumas, Statham said:
"Ashley told me that he is unhappy at not starting, and that he would rather be playing first team football somewhere else. I told him that we are in a squad situation, and that he will get his chance, but he reiterated his feelings after last night's Hendon game. I have reluctanly agreed to let him go on loan with a view to a transfer. I want players who are prepared to battle for their place at this Club."
I doubt we’ll play that well and lose again this season, its early doors and doesn’t matter a great deal, but I was disappointed for the lads. It was an impressive, solid, skilful performance from goalie to front men. But on the day it went Hendon’s way, good luck to them. What was nice about last night, was to chit chat about a positive Hendon future, with their move to Wembley settled, they can now enjoy their football.
Billericay travel to their first away game of the season on Tuesday night against Hendon in good spirits following a promising opening day draw.
With no major injury concerns to report, Town Boss Brian Statham will have the luxury of selecting his team from a full strength squad. Clean sheets have been a rare occurrence for the Blues over the past 18 months and Statham will be looking to keep a strong back line as a platform for creating more attacking chances in the final third of the pitch.
Hendon go into their first home game on the back of Saturday’s impressive 3-0 victory at crisis club Bognor Regis Town. The game at Nyewood Lane was all square at half time despite Hendon being reduced to 10 men after 32 minutes. Despite their one man disadvantage Hendon took full control of the game in the second half and eased to victory.
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(This game is now Friday 21st August at Dartford FC. Kick off 19:45)
When we received the fixture list it soon became apparent that Cray Wanderers V Billericay Town was the ONLY scheduled Sunday fixture which was followed with a Tuesday game. We felt this was unfair and it disadvantaged both clubs. We contacted the League and Cray, and made them aware that we were not happy with the fixture.
It’s the dawn of a new era at New Lodge on Saturday as Billericay Town open the 2009/2010 season with a home game against Wealdstone.
Although new Manager Brian Statham’s first match in charge was nearly four months ago, the summer break has seen him make wholesale changes with only a handful of last season’s squad still at the club. Amongst many new names likely to make their competitive debuts will be the summer signings of Goalkeeper Andy Walker who arrives from Maidstone Utd, Midfielder Michael Shinn who follows his ex boss down the A12 from Heybridge Swifts and Centre Forwards James Baker and Chris Sullivan who make the switch from Braintree Town and AFC Wimbledon respectively.