Billericay Town v Southend United
Essex Senior Cup, Round 3. Tuesday 24 October 2017, 7:45pm.
Town start this season’s Essex Senior Cup campaign with a home match against League One Southend United.
The Shrimpers first won this competition in 1982, beating Clapton in the final. Clapton beat Southend in the final the year after. Southend would lift the cup again three more times.
Billericay Town first won the Essex Senior Cup in 1976 beating Epping Town in the final. The clubs second and last triumph came in 2011.
The Seasiders were formed in 1906 and joined The Southern League. They became members of the football league in 1920 when they were co-founders of the new Third Division.
During the 1970’s Southend United ‘A’ were founder members of the Essex Senior League. Town and United met four times in the League and League Cup with Billericay Town winning the first three matches, and Southend winning the last.
Billericay finished the season as runners-up behind Witham Town with Southend ‘A’ finishing eighth out of nine teams.
Visiting fans travelling by train will find two taxi ranks outside the station. A Cab journey to the ground should cost around £5.00.
Alternatively the High Street is a short walk from the train station and is home to several pubs, restaurants and café’s. The High Street is 10-15 minute walk from the ground.
For those driving to the match there is secure parking available for £5.00, or street parking is limited along Tye Common Road.
The clubs address is AGP Arena, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, Essex CM12 9SA.
Fans are asked to get to the ground in plenty of time, as tickets will need to be purchased from the ticket office or online prior to entering the ground.
Tickets can also be bought from the club between 9 and 5.
2017-18 Admission prices to New Lodge are:
· Adults £11.00
· Concessions (Over 65’s and Student card holders) £8.00
· Under 18s £4
Under 12’s will be able to enter the match for free.
The ‘Town Crier’, the official matchday magazine, is available inside the ground for £3.00.
50/50 tickets are available from inside the ground for £1.00. Half the money raised goes to the holder of the winning ticket, with the other half going to the club.