Heybridge Swifts v Billericay Town
Pre-Season Match. Tuesday 25 July 2017, 7:45pm.
The Blues have their first midweek match of the pre-season schedule this week as they make the short trip to Isthmian League One North club Heybridge Swifts.
The Swifts have had a good pre-season so far with wins against Southend Manor and a Leyton Orient XI whilst drawing with a Barnet XI and nearby Basildon United.
The Blues continued their good start to the July fixtures having beaten Bishop’s Stortford 6-2.
Amongst the Heybridge squad is former Blues striker Ade Yusuff. Ade made two appearances for Town during his loan period, one from the bench.
Fixtures between Heybridge and Billericay used to be a regular occurrence.
The two clubs last met on 13 September 2016 in the Isthmian League Cup at New Lodge. Town ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Quention Monville, Kresh Krasniqi and Goldy Capela.
Both Billericay and Heybridge were founder members of the Essex Senior League, and they first met on Saturday 1 September 1971 in Heybridge. Town won the match 4-0 with goals from Arthur Coughlan (2), Ronnie Hanley and D. Wallace.
The two teams met four times during the 1971-72 season, thanks to the home and away fixtures in the Essex Senior League Cup. The Blues won all four encounters.
Jamie O’Hara is expected to be unavailable whilst the injury he picked up against Bishop’s Stortford is assessed.
Scraley Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 8JA