Billericay Town v Merstham
Isthmian League Premier Division. Tuesday 5 December 2017, 7:45pm.
It’s been 19 days since The Blues travelled to Merstham for a midweek fixture and returned to Essex having collected all three points.
Since that meeting The Moatsiders were beaten by Staines (5-1), beat Walton and Hersham in the Surrey Senior Cup (3-0) and last weekend they won 1-0 at Tonbridge Angels.
Merstham were 15th when the two sides met last month and they still in sit 15th.
Merstham Football Club was formed in 1892 and have been members of the Isthmian League since 2008 having won the Combined Counties League with 110 points, 28 points clear of second place.
The Moatsiders were eventually promoted to the Isthmian Premier in 2015 having beaten Faversham Town and Folkestone Invicta in the Division 1 South play-offs.
The records would suggest that Billericay Town and Merstham first met on Saturday 20 January 1990 at the Moatside Ground for a F.A. Vase 4th Round match. Two goals from Dave Groom and one from Jason Broom gave Town a 3-2 victory and they would reach the Quarter-Finals.
Head to Head
20-01-90: Merstham 2-3 Billericay Town
25-08-15: Billericay Town 1-1 Merstham
08-09-15: Merstham 0-2 Billericay Town
13-08-16: Billericay Town 1-1 Merstham
22-10-16: Merstham 1-1 Billericay Town
14-11-17: Merstham 0-3 Billericay Town
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 prior to entering the ground.
Tickets can also be bought from the club between 9 and 5 or via the online tickets site.
2017-18 Admission prices to New Lodge are:
· Adults £11.00
· Concessions (Over 65’s and Student card holders) £8.00
· Under 18s £4
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.