Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Enfield Town travel to Billericay Town on Saturday afternoon as the Ryman Premier Division games continue to come thick and fast. Billericay boss Craig Edwards has had a busy summer making a number of signings after many players departed New Lodge. Many of the team which will start on Saturday will have recently joined the Essex club over the summer.

They have started the season with two 1-1 draws. On Saturday they came away from East Thurrock United with a point thanks to a stoppage time George Beaven goal. On Tuesday evening they shared a point with Tom Derry scoring their goal. In both games their keeper Joe Giddens pulled off a number of good saves impressing all supporter's present.

Bradley Quinton takes his squad into the game on the back of two defeats but with an improved performance against Hendon on Monday evening.

With last season's games between Enfield and Billericay being quite feisty affairs it's all pointing towards another entertaining game on Saturday where both teams will be wanting a win. 

Joe Giddens - was rated as one of the best goalkeepers in Division One (North) where he played for Tilbury. Joined Billericay Town in the summer.
Ola Williams- defender formerly with Wingate & Finchley, Potters Bar Town, Harrow Borough and Hampton & Richmond Borough.
Teddy Nesbitt - left-back formerly of Aveley and Southend United
Frank Curley - midfielder signed over the summer from AFC Hornchurch
Joe Ellul - no stranger to Enfield Town fans as joined over the summer from Donkey Lane
Geroge Beavan - defender who spent most of last season out with injury. Started his career at Luton Town where he made six appearances and then went on loan to Salisbury City, Grays Athletic before playing for Fisher.  
Harry Baker - football league experience with Leyton Orient before playing for Dover Athletic, Welling United and Bishops Stortford.
Tomaz Caracciolo - recent signing. The Italian born player was with Torino as a youngster and also played for Canavese. Represented the Italian U'18's C side.
Jamie Guy - 28 year old striker/centre forward who signed from Witham Town over the summer. Lots of experience having played over 50 times for Colchester United between 2004 to 2010. Also played for Needham Market, Braintree Town, Thurrock, Grays Athletic, Bishops Strotford, Maldon and Tiptree, Oxford United, Dagenham and Redbridge, Port Vale and Gravesdend and Northfleet.
Onome Sodje - played 33 times for Nuneaton Town in the Conference Premier last season. The 27 year old has a wealth of playing experience and signed for 'Ricay this summer. Also represented York City (where he played in the 2009 FA Trophy Final), Gravesend and Northfleet, Barnsley and Oxford United before clocking up some miles travelling the world playing for FK Senica (Slovakia), Dong Nai (Vietnam), Floriana (Malta), CF Belouizdad (Algeria) and FK Partizani Tirana (Albania).
Shane Stamp - winger signed from Harlow Town. Has also played for Redbridge.
Loui Hazlewood - another summer signing. Joined after putting in some impressive performances for Romford in Division One (North) last season. A wide player who is a dead ball specialist.
Mikheil Kharshiladze - goalkeeper born in Georgia. Played in his home country for Kolkheti Poti and Merani.
Lewis Manor - 6ft 4inch centre forward summer signing from Essex Senior League side Bowers & Pitsea where he scored 44 goals last season. 
Tom Derry - another new signing. Centre forward previously with Gillingham and Aldershot Town. 
Alex Stephenson - 18 year old recently joined this summer from Southend Manor where he was club captain. Was previously in the youth set up at Southend United.
Connor Hubble - a very recent signing from Leiston. Started with Colchester United where he was part of the youth set-up and made one football league apperance versus Crawley Town. Midfield playmaker who scored 7 goals in 17 apperances for Leiston.


If you are travelling by road you have two options as follows -

M25 from Junction 28 - A12
Continue on the A12 towards Chelmsford until you reach the next exit (Mountnessing / Ingatestone). At the roundabout take the first exit (turn left).  You will then come across a mini roundabout where you should take the second exit (Hutton). Continue along this route until you reach a mini-roundabout at the end of Wash Road. Turn left here.  You are now on the road to Billericay.  On entering Billericay (you will see a welcome sign on your left) turn right at the first set of traffic lights (near the car dealership) into Tye Common Road. The ground is down Blunts Wall Lane which is a little way along on the right.

M25 from  Junction 29 - A127
Take the A127 to the Basildon/Billericay (A176) turn-off, (junction after the Old Fortune of War roundabout). Take second exit at roundabout (Billericay is signposted). Then straight over (2nd exit) at the next roundabout. Continue along that road until you enter Billericay. At the first roundabout take the first available exit. At the next roundabout (with Billericay School on your left) go straight over (1st exit). At yet another roundabout!, turn left into the one-way system. Keep in the left-hand lane and go straight over roundabout. At first set of lights, turn left. Blunts Wall Road is the second turning on your right.

If you are coming on the train -
Billericay station is on the Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria line with trains running approximately every 20 mins on most days. The ground is around a twenty-five minute walk from the station. The 1.07pm train from Liverpool Street will get you to Billericay at 1.45pm or the 12.47pm at 1.25pm.
On leaving the station turn right into Radford way. At the top of the road turn right, crossing the Railway line by the footbridge. Then turn right again at the bottom of the High St. into Western Road. Walk the full length of Western Road, then cross over at the traffic lights into Tye Common Rd. Blunts Wall Lane is a little way along on the right. Mayflower taxis (01277 624000) and Swift Cabs (01277 757575) are located just outside the station and can take you to the ground.

There are a few pubs on the walk from the station including a Weatherspoon pub called The Blue Boar on the High Street or if you like your ale you could take a small detour to The Billericay Brewing Company at 54c Chapel Street, CM12 9LS who brew and serve their own beer such as Billericay Dickie- well worth a visit.

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