Tooting & Mitcham United v Billericay Town
Isthmian League Premier Division. Saturday 27 January 2017, 3:00pm.
The Blues travel to Morden this weekend as we face The Terrors for the third time this season. Town won the previous two meetings, both at The AGP Arena.
Last weekend Tooting travelled in to Kent to face Margate but left empty handed as Margate won 3-2. This result left Tooting in 23rd place, a point ahead of Burgess Hill Town.
Tooting F.C. were formed in 1887 and Mitcham in 1912. The two clubs became united in 1932.
During the 1930’s they joined the Athenian League moving to the Isthmian League in 1956. The following season they were champions, which they repeated two seasons later.
A high point in the clubs history was their F.A. Cup run during the 1975-76 season. Having beaten Romford and Leatherhead they drew 2-2 at Swindon Town before beating the league team 2-1 in the replay.
They were knocked out in the fourth-round proper by Bradford City.
It appears that Billericay first met Tooting on Monday 12 April 1982, Town’s first season in the Isthmian League Premier Division. The match, held at New Lodge, ended goalless.
The return match took place 15 days later ended with the hosts winning 3-1. Doug Young scored for The Blues.
Tooting & Mitcham
Tooting have played at Imperial Fields since 2002:
The nearest train station is Mitcham Junction, which is around a 20-minute walk from the ground.
As Greater Anglia will be running the usually bus service to Shenfield Blues fans will be travelling from Basildon in to Barking or Fenchurch Street. The District and Circle Line journey to Blackfriars is a short one from Tower Hill.
From Blackfriars the journey to Mitcham takes around 25 minutes. The whole journey should take just over an hour.
Blues fans will be meeting at Billericay station for 9:30am to get the 9:39am bus to Shenfield, then heading to London Bridge.
£10 – Adults
£7 – Concessions*
£1 – Under 16’s
*Serving members of armed forces or blue light services, full time students (with proof of status), unemployed (with proof of status)