Thamesmead Town v Billericay Town
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round. Sunday 17 September 2017, 2:00pm.
This weekend’s match will take place on Sunday afternoon from 2:00pm. Thamesmead ground share with Dartford, who will be playing at home the day before.
Thamesmead have reached this round of the FA Cup on five previous occasions, only progressing once. They were knocked out in the 3rd Qualifying Round last season by Merstham.
The Mead beat East Preston, of the Southern Combination Premier Division 8-0 to set up a home drawn against Lewes in the last round of the FA Cup, which they won 3-0.
Last Sunday Sittingbourne visited Dartford and left with a point after a 2-2 draw. That point left Thamesmead in eleventh.
Thamesmead F.C. were formed in 1969, adding ‘Town’ to their name in the 1980’s.
Thamesmead joined the Kent League in the early 1980’s and were promoted to the Isthmian League as champions at the end of the 2008 season.
Apart from one season in the Isthmian Premier The Mead have played in the Isthmian 1 North until they were transferred in to the South Division this season.
It appears that Billericay and Thamesmead first met in a competitive fixture during the 2013-14 season. The Blues had been relegated at the end of the previous season whilst The Mead were promoted via the play-offs.
That first meeting came on Saturday 14 August 2013. Goals from Javlon Campbell, Dave Collis and Glenn Poole gave The Blues a 3-0 home victory in from of 261 fans.
The return match at Thamesmead ended in a 3-3 draw. Ricky Sappleton struck twice with Rich Halle earning ‘Ricay a point.
Thamesmead Town ground share with Dartford at their Princes Park Stadium.
From the Thamesmead Town website:
‘All supporters are requested to enter the ground through Turnstiles 2 and 3, which are situated at the opposite end of the ground to the main car park.
We would appreciate you informing your supporters that the only available bar area prior to the game will be CHAMPIONS BAR, which they must pass en-route to the turnstiles, as we do not have access to the bars inside the ground. There will be the usual refreshments available inside the ground but no alcohol will be served.
However, at half time, a gate will be opened to allow access to Champions Bar – this gate will remain open until approximately TEN minutes into the second half.
After the game, Champions Bar will be open to all supporters prior to a safe journey home.’
The football ground is around a 20-minute walk away from Dartford Train Station.
Students (12-16) £3.00
Under 11’s free if accompanied