BILLERICAY TOWN v SOUTHEND UNITED

Billericay Town will welcome Southend United to New Lodge again on Tuesday 29th October. This will be the third ‘non-friendly’ match between the two clubs.

Billericay have been playing clubs from the town of Southend-on-Sea for a long time. The earliest known fixture with a Southend club took place on Saturday 18 November 1893. The opponents, simply known as ‘Southend’ were beaten 1-0.

This fixture took place 12 years before Southend United Football Club were formed.

During the 1970’s Southend United ‘A’ took part in the Essex Senior League and they faced John Newman’s Billericay Town side 10 times in League and League Cup action.

Town were the dominant side in the Essex Senior League during this period and beat The Shrimpers ‘A’ side 8 times, only losing twice.

Southend United have sent a team to New Lodge for each of the last two seasons. On 24 October 2017 United visited in the Third Round of the Essex Senior Cup. Hat-tricks from Billy Bricknell and Jake Robinson helped Town to a 7-3 win. Danny Walker also scored that night.

Town went on to beat Chelmsford City 2-1 in the final at Colchester United.

Last January the two teams met in the Essex Senior Cup Quarter-Final. Billy Clifford scored a hat-trick that night, including one from the spot, and Town won 6-3. Ross Lafayette, Kieron Cadogan and Adam Coombes also found the back of the net.

The Blues were beaten in the semi-final at East Thurrock United, who went on to beat Chelmsford City in the final.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

24-Oct-17 Billericay Town 7-3 Southend United Essex Senior Cup
15-Jan-19 Billericay Town 6-2 Southend United Essex Senior Cup

FORM

Billericay Town
05 Oct | W4-2 v BATH CITY (F.A. Cup)
12 Oct | L1-3 v Slough Town
19 Oct | D1-1 v Sutton United (F.A. Cup)
22 Oct | W5-2 v SUTTON UNITED (F.A. Cup)
26 Oct | L1-2 v Maidstone United

Southend United
05 Oct | L1-3 v Gillingham
12 Oct | L1-4 v AFC WIMBLEDON
18 Oct | D1-1 v Tranmere Rovers
22 Oct | L1-7 v DONCASTER ROVERS
26 Oct | L1-3 v IPSWICH TOWN

FAMILIAR FACES

Over the years there have been many players that have represented both clubs.

Basildon-born Justin Edinburgh started his playing career at Southend United before moving to Tottenham Hotspur, where he won an F.A. Cup winners medal. He came to Billericay in 2003 and managed the first team until moving to Fisher Athletic in 2006.

Dave McSweeney spent several seasons with Southend United and went on to spend as long with Town.

Danny Kerrigan made several first team appearances for Southend United before briefly joining Town in 2002 and then re-joining for the 2003-04 season.

Teddy Nesbitt and Jack Edwards both played for Southend United at youth level before going on to join Billericay Town.

Billericay Town F.C.
New Lodge
Blunts Wall Road
Billericay
Essex
CM12 9SA

National League South

7:45pm

Admission

£13 Adults
£9 Concessions
£3 Under 18’s
£1 Under 11’s

Online Tickets

Coming Up

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National League South
New Lodge, Billericay
Saturday 2 November 2019
3:00pm
Online Tickets

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Saturday 9 November 2019
3:00pm

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Saturday 16 November 2019
3:00pm

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