Brightlingsea Regent v Billericay Town
Isthmian League Premier Division. Tuesday 12 December 2017, 7:45pm.
Town have a midweek trip to Brightlingsea having recorded a dominant 2-0 victory at Staines over the weekend. Regent travelled to Dulwich on Saturday and left with a 2-1 defeat that sees them sitting in 13th.
Brightlingsea visited The AGP Arena in September when a crowd of over 800 saw goals from Adam Cunnington, Jake Robinson (2) and Jermaine Pennant give The Blues a 4-0 win.
Brightlingsea Regent were formed in 2005 when Brightlingsea United merged with Regent Park Rangers.
United had joined the Essex Senior League in 1972, the second season since the competitions inception. They eventually won the Essex Senior League in 1988-89 and 1989-90 and were accepted in to the Eastern Counties League.
Brightlingsea Regent joined the Eastern Counties League, from the Essex & Suffolk Border League, in 2011. Within three seasons they were promoted to the Isthmian League, three seasons later they’d won the Isthmian 1 North.
Brightlingsea United and Billericay Town first met each other in the Essex Senior League on Saturday 4 November 1972 at New Lodge. A Geoff Aslett double capped a 3-0 home win. The two sides met three more times that season ending in one match drawn and Town winning the next two.
Tuesday 27 January 2017 was the night Billericay Town and Brightlingsea Regent first went head-to-head in the quarter-finals of the Essex Senior Cup. Rowan Liburd scored for The Blues as the match was drawn and Town won 3-2 on penalties.
Head to Head
The two teams have met on four occasions. Billericay have won three and there has been one draw. Town have scored 9 goals with Regent scoring 2.
There is no train station in Brightlingsea, fans will need to drive to get to the match.
The Taydal Stadium