Billericay Town Preview

It’s third time around tomorrow night as we head to Essex on Tuesday night, after two postponements in the last six weeks.

Since we were first due to play them back in January The Blues have bounced back from a defeat against Harrow Borough to win three and draw three games, pushing themselves into the Play-off places.  They picked up a point on Saturday in the local derby away at Brentwood Town which has kept them on the verge of the Play-offs, meaning they will be on the hunt for all three points against the Rooks to build on their play-off ambitions.  The defeat a few weeks ago at Harrow Borough was their first league defeat since mid-October.  Their promotion push was boosted last month with the signing of striker Jordan Cox from Braintree Town, Tom Day and Glenn Poole both from Canvey Island.  Their home form is good, winning nearly 50% of their matches and scoring 1.87 goals per game on average and conceding just 1 a time, although the most common result at Blunts Wall Road has been 1-1 on five occasions.  They’ve only failed to score at home on three occasions so far this season.

Earlier this season we lost a five goal thriller at The Pan against Billericay in the first game post Steve Brown’s reign.  Goals from Robin Deen and Henry Muggeridge weren’t enough to hold onto any points with the visitors winner coming in the last ten minutes. Last season we went down 2-0 to a the Blues at The Dripping Pan and then suffered injury time heartache on a chilly December afternoon in Essex when Billericay equalised with a last-gasp controversial penalty that saw Dean Lovegrove red carded. Previous seasons have been a mixed bag for the Rooks with our last win against Billericay coming in December 2013 when Nathan Crabb’s goal was the difference between the two sides in a stormy affair that saw Jack Walder red carded.

P 7  W 2  D 2  3  GF 8  GA 10

After missing the last couple of games through injury Darren will be hoping to welcome Alex Malins and James Hammond back for the game to add to the side that drew 2-2 with Hendon on Saturday.  George Landais and Jimmy Muitt are still unavailable with long-term knee injuries.

Billericay Town will be missing club captain Frankie Curley who received aneight month suspension from the FA after an incident at Enfield Town earlier in the season.

Kick off at Blunts Wall Road is 7:45pm.

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Author: stuartnoel

Nearly prize winning author of Passport to Football, Budget Airline Football and European Football - A Fans Guide.