Up for the Cup – Jeevesie’s big three local Emirates FA Cup fixtures

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Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round

Canvey Island v Bowers & Pitsea – Park Lane – 3pm

Traditionally a big derby dating back to when the two sides competed against each other in the Essex Senior League and with the rivalry still strong a sizable crowd is expected at Park Lane for what is sure to be a tasty tie.

Following a goalless draw, Canvey saw off St Ives Town by the odd goal in five in a replay to book their place in the third qualifying round. BetVctory Premier Division Bowers beat both Brentwood Town and Lewes and will be confident of extending that cup sequence against a Gulls side who ply their trade in the lower tier.   

Canvey Island v Bowers & Pitsea – Admission:

Adults: £10 

Concessions: (over-60’s, students with valid ID): £6

Under 16’s: £1

Canvey Island v Bowers & Pitsea – How to get there:

By Car:

Exit M25 at Junction 30 and take the A13 towards Southend. You will reach a series of mini-roundabouts. At these roundabouts, take the A130 towards Canvey Island. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit which will keep a sports centre on your right and follow signs for Canvey Island Football Club. Eventually, you will enter a one-way system. Keep left through the one-way system and after one mile you will pass the Transport Museum on your right. Park Lane is on the right-hand side shortly afterwards, with The Prospects Stadium located in front of you. There is plenty of parking outside the ground.

By Train:

Benfleet Station is 40 minutes from London Fenchurch Street and 50 minutes from London Liverpool Street on the C2C line. The station is 5 miles from the ground. There is a taxi rank around the back of the station. Alternatively, you can use the frequent bus service from the front of the station.

By Bus:

You can use the number 22 or 27 bus to be dropped directly outside Park Lane. Alternatively, you can use the number 21 or 21A to be dropped by the sea wall. From here, continue walking in the direction you travelled across some playing fields, and you will see The Prospects Stadium on your left.

Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round

Billericay Town v Bath City – The Steel Team Stadium – 3pm

Vanarama National League South rivals go head-to-head for a place in the fourth qualifying stage.

Four points separate the pair in the league table. Billericay – currently sitting in eighth – will be hoping home advantage proves crucial against a Bath side who reached this stage with a resounding 4-0 success over Swindon Supermarine.

1,106 were present at the Steel Team Stadium to witness Billericay’s single-goal derby success over Basildon United in the previous round and another big turnout is expected this weekend.

Billericay Town v Bath City – Admission

Adults: £13

Concessions: £9

Under 18’s: £3

Under 16’s: £1

Billericay Town v Bath City – How to get there:

By Road

Leave the M25 at the junction with the A12 (J28) and take the A1023 through Brentwood. When you get to Shenfield take the A129 towards Billericay. Alternatively, on leaving the M25 continue down the A12 towards Chelmsford until you reach the next exit (Mountnessing). At the roundabout take the first exit (turn left) then take the first right (just after the scrapyard). Continue along this route until you reach a mini-roundabout. Turn left, then you are on the road into Billericay. Note there is a height restriction of 13’3″ on this route. Both of these routes will bring you into Billericay on the same route. On entering Billericay turn right at the first set of traffic lights (near the Texaco Garage). Blunts Wall Lane is a little way along on the right.

By Public Transport

Billericay is located on the Liverpool Street – Southend Victoria line; trains run approximately every 20 minutes on most days. Billericay Town Football Club is approximately 25 minutes walk from the station. 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 Street into Western Road. Walk the full length of Western Road, then cross over at the traffic lights into Tye Common Road. Blunts Wall Lane is a little way along on the right. Note Mayflower taxis are located just outside the station and will transport you to the ground for a modest fee.

Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round

Haringey Borough v Cray Wanderers – CVS Van Hire Stadium – 3pm

Haringey Borough booked a third qualifying round tie with Cray Wanderers with a resounding 5-0 victory over Staines Town at the CVS Van Hire Stadium.

This will be the north Londoners tenth home FA Cup tie from the eleven draws they have been involved in over the past three campaigns.

Borough and Wanderers recently played out a tense 1-1 BetVictor Isthmian League Premier Division draw at Hayes Lane. Once again, another close contest is expected.

Haringey Borough v Cray Wanderers – Admission:

Adults: £10

Concessions: Senior Citizens / Students / Under 21’s (proof may be required): £5

Under 16’s: Free

Haringey Borough v Cray Wanderers – How to get there:

Haringey Borough’s ground is Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London N17 7JP

The entrance is on White Hart Lane, some 500 yards west of White Hart Lane’s junction with the Great Cambridge Road (the A10) and is opposite the Selco Builders Warehouse (which is No. 550). It lies between the junctions with Fenton Road and Rivulet Road

The nearest underground station is Wood Green on the Piccadilly Line. From there bus W3 (destination Northumberland Park) passes the ground. 5-minute journey.


Brian Jeeves

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