Met Police v Billericay Town
Isthmian League Premier Division. Saturday 10 February 2018, 3:00pm.
Blues fans will make their way to Imber Court as Town travel to face Met Police this weekend.
The Met visited The AGP Arena in December. Two goals from Jake Robinson and one from Louie Theophanous gave Billericay a 3-0 victory.
Last weekend The Met visited Champions Hill and left with a goalless draw and a share of the points. This left the Old Bill in 8th, four points away from the play-off positions.
The Metropolitan Police’s football club came in to being in 1919, the same year the force purchased the Imber Court sports facility they still occupy today.
They played friendly matches until 1928 when they became members of the Spartan League, where they would remain until joining the Metropolitan League in 1960.
Six seasons later they moved to the newly formed Isthmian League Division Two, and were promoted after their first season. Between 1977 and 2011 The Met yo-yoed between the second and third tiers of the Isthmian League until they were crowned Isthmian League One South Champions and gained promotion to the Premier Division were they still compete.
It appears that Billericay Town and the Met Police first faced each other on Tuesday 26 August 1980 for a League Cup match. The match, played at New Lodge, ended as a 2-2 draw after extra time, thanks to goals from Fred Clayden and Russell Kean.
Town won the replay 2-1 at Imber Court with goals from Tony Wakefield and Steve Witherspoon.
Imber Court has been the home of the Met’s Football Club since its foundation in 1919.
Imber Court Sports Club
The nearest station to Imber Court is Thames Ditton, which is a 10 minute walk along Embercourt Road. As usual Greater Anglia will be running there train replacement bus service.