Hungerford Town v Billericay Town
F.A. Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round. Saturday 25 November 2017, 3:00pm.
The Blues progress in the F.A. Trophy continues with a second trip to Hungerford Town this season.
The last visit to Bulpit Lane, in September, ended in a 1-1 draw with Billericay winning the replay a few days later.
Blues fans will be meeting at Billericay Train Station for 9:30am and aiming to get the 9:37 train.
Hungerford Town were formed in 1886 and played in local leagues until becoming members of the Hellenic League in 1958.
The clubs first honour came during the 1904-05 season when they won the Newbury Challenge Cup, the first of two titles. They would also win the Newbury League on four occasions.
The Crusaders joined Isthmian League Division Two for the 1978-79 season and stayed at that level until they returned to the Hellenic League in 2003.
Winning the Hellenic League in 2008-09 gained them entry to the Southern League. They were promoted to the Southern League Premier Division after four seasons and three seasons later were promoted to the National League South.
Billericay and Hungerford first met in January 1976 for an F.A. Vase fifth round match. As was so often the case Freddie Clayden was on the score sheet as The Blues won 2-0 and went on to lift the Vase at Wembley.
This will be the first meeting between the two have met since November 1991. A crowd of 89 watched as Hungerford won 2-0.
Adults – £12
Concessions* – £6
Children under 16 – No Charge
Carer (accompanying disabled spectator) – No Charge
Matchday Programme – £2
Fans wishing to travel by train from Billericay will start with the familiar replacement bus to Shenfield.
Fans will be meeting at the station for 9am with the aim of getting the bus replacement to Shenfield at 9:12, or cabs to Shenfield. They’ll get the 9:39am from there to London Liverpool Street.
This will eventually be followed by changes at London Paddington and then Reading with a half hour journey from there to Hungerford station. The entire trip should take around 3 hours.
The ground is around a 15-minute walk from the station.
A car journey from Billericay to Hungerford will take roughly 2 hours.