Billericay Town v Stourbridge
F.A. Trophy Second Round. Saturday 13 January 2018, 3:00pm.
In cup action as they welcome Stourbridge to The AGP Arena.
Stourbridge are members of the Northern Premier League and are currently in tenth. On Saturday they drew 1-1 at home with Mickleover Sports having beaten Rushall Olympic 5-0 on New Years Day.
When Billy Bricknell scored Town’s opener at Harlow on Tuesday night he extended the clubs consecutive goal scoring record to 40 matches. Dean Inman scored his third goal for the club, and his first since scoring twice at Maldon in November.
Stourbridge Standard were formed in 1876 but had dropped the ‘Standard’ within 10 years.
From 1890 until 1971 The Glassboys spent all but 8 seasons as members of the Birmingham & District League, which later became the West Midlands (Regional) League. From here they joined the Southern League until 2000 when they became members of the Midland Alliance League until 2006 when the club switched back to the Southern League.
Stourbridge are now in their fourth season as members of the Northern Premier League.
Stourbridge sits just to the west of Birmingham. Despite this they competed in the Welsh cup for the 1973-74 season. They dispatched Swansea City and Wrexham, both away, to play Cardiff City in a two-legged final. They lost both matches 1-0.
During the 2016-17 season The Glassboys reached the F.A. Cup Third Round. They’d beaten Northampton Town 1-0 at home and were drawn away at Wycombe Wanderers, a match they only lost 2-1. Prior to this feat they’d reached the Second Round on three occasions.
These two clubs have met once before. On Saturday 17 October 1992 Stourbridge visited New Lodge in the Second Qualifying Round of the F.A. Trophy. A crowd of 403 watched Steve Jones score a hat-trick for The Blues as they lost the match 4-3. The Glassboys were beaten 4-1 at home by Leek Town in the next round.
Visiting fans travelling by train will find two taxi ranks outside the station. A Cab journey to the ground should cost around £5.00.
Alternatively the High Street is a short walk from the train station and is home to several pubs, restaurants and café’s. The High Street is 10-15 minute walk from the ground.
For those driving to the match there is secure parking available for £5.00, or street parking is limited along Tye Common Road.
The clubs address is AGP Arena, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, Essex CM12 9SA.
Fans are asked to get to the ground in plenty of time, as tickets will need to be purchased from the ticket office prior to entering the ground.
Tickets can also be bought from the club between 9 and 5 or via the online tickets site.
2017-18 Admission prices to New Lodge are:
· Adults £11.00
· Concessions (Over 65’s and Student card holders) £8.00
· Under 18s £4
The ‘Town Crier’, the official matchday magazine, is available inside the ground for £3.00.
50/50 tickets are available from inside the ground for £1.00. Half the money raised goes to the holder of the winning ticket, with the other half going to the club.