Chelmsford City v Billericay Town
National League South. Wednesday 26 December 2018, 3:00pm.
This Boxing Day Billericay Town make the short journey to Melbourne Park where they will be hosted by Chelmsford City.
The last time the two sides met was in the Essex Senior Cup Final at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Stadium. Town won the match 2-1.
The club earliest known Box Day fixture was a home match against Great Waltham in 1933, which Billericay won 5-1. Prior to this they had played two matches on Christmas Day in 1926 with Rettendon Reserves. The away match ended in a 2-2 draw but Billericay won the home match 5-0.
The next recorded Boxing Day match came in 1971, the first season the Essex Senior League was played. Basildon United visited New Lodge as Town won 4-1 thanks to an own goal and a Fred Clayden hat-trick.
The first away match Town played on Boxing Day was at Witham Town in 1990. The hosts won the match 1-0. This was The Blues first Boxing Day defeat.
Town’s first away victory on Boxing Day came in 1996 at Canvey Island. One of The Blues goal scorers that afternoon was Danny Hazle.
The Blues have played Canvey Island on Boxing Day more than any other club. The Islands have come to New Lodge five times on 26 December with Town travelling to Park Lane once. Billericay have won four of those encounters with Canvey winning the other two.
There are records of Billericay Town playing 22 Boxing Day matches. Town have won 15 of those matches, drawing 3 and losing 4. They’ve scored 40 goals and conceded 23.
The biggest wins are the 5-1 home win against Great Waltham and a 4-0 away win at East Thurrock in 2006.
The biggest defeat came in 1994 when Town left Barking having been beaten 4-0.
|1933||Billericay Town||5-1||Great Waltham|
|1971||Billericay Town||4-1||Basildon United|
|1983||Billericay Town||1-1||Harlow Town|
|1987||Billericay Town||1-0||Walton & Hersham|
|1989||Billericay Town||1-1||Basildon United|
|1990||Witham Town||1-0||Billericay Town|
|1992||Billericay Town||2-1||Heybridge Swifts|
|1996||Canvey Island||1-3||Billericay Town|
|2000||Heybridge Swifts||0-0||Billericay Town|
|2001||Canvey Island||3-0||Billericay Town|
|2003||Canvey Island||3-0||Billericay Town|
|2006||East Thurrock United||0-4||Billericay Town|
|2007||Billericay Town||2-1||Harlow Town|
|2009||Billericay Town||4-1||Canvey Island|
|2013||AFC Hornchurch||1-2||Billericay Town|
|2014||Billericay Town||3-1||AFC Hornchurch|
|2015||Canvey Island||0-2||Billericay Town|
|2016||Canvey Island||1-2||Billericay Town|