Jeevesie’s big five for Non-league Day

Looking to catch a local match on Non-League day, this Saturday? Let Yellow Sports Brian Jeeves direct you to the region’s top action… 

Concord Rangers v Chippenham Town – The Aspect Arena – Vanarama National League South

Always a warm welcome at the Aspect Arena and this should be a close encounter between the two sides separated by just three points in the Vanarama National League South. 

Concord Rangers v Chippenham Town – Admission:

Adults: £12 

OAP: £7 

12-16 year-olds: £3

How to get there:

By Road 

From the West: Exit the M25 at junction 30 and merge on to the A13 travelling east towards Tilbury and Basildon. Remain on the A13 until you reach Sadlers Farm roundabout (after approx. 13 miles). At the roundabout take the exit signposted to Canvey Island (Canvey Way, A130). At the end of the road, take the third exit at the roundabout on to Canvey Road, and at the next roundabout take the first exit and remain on Canvey Road. Continue forward as the road becomes Long Road, then turn right on to Thorney Bay Road, then right again on to Thames Road. The Aspect Arena is towards the end of the road on your left-hand side.

By Rail 

C2C operate regular services from London Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street into Benfleet station. From there a cab will cost approx. £8-£10 to get to the club. Also, First Buses operate regular bus services to Thorney Bay Road, from where it is a further 5-10 minute walk down Thames Road to get to the club.

Hornchurch v Bowers & Pitsea – Bridge Avenue, Upminster – BetVictor Isthmian League Premier Division

Promotion-chasing Hornchurch will be keen to further their credentials when Essex rivals, Bowers & Pitsea are the visitors to Bridge Avenue.

The Urchins currently sit third in the table, a point behind leaders Horsham. Meanwhile, Bowers & Pitsea hope to turn their campaign around following a difficult start which has seen them win only two of their eight league outings to date.

Hornchurch v Bowers & Pitsea – Admission

:

Adults: £12

Concessions (65+): £7

12 – 16-year-olds: £3

Under 12s: FREE

How to get there:

Hornchurch Stadium is actually located in Upminster, Essex – just north of the Dartford River Crossing and is easily accessed via car or public transport.

 
By Car

Take the M25 to junction 29 on the A127 towards London. Come off at the next major turn-off (signposted to Upminster) and turn left into Hall Lane. Follow this road for about a mile and a half, passing Upminster station on your left, until you come to a major crossroads with traffic lights. Turn right at the lights into St Mary’s Lane. Continue down the hill and take the second turning on the left (Bridge Avenue). The stadium is found about 200 yards down Bridge Avenue on the right.

Car Parking

Car parking is available at the ground on a first-come-first-served basis. When full, street parking is available along Bridge Avenue and opposite the ground in Brookdale Avenue.

 
By Rail

Nearest BR station is Upminster which is on the Fenchurch Street to Southend/Shoeburyness line. Turn left out of the station and follow the directions above.

 
Tube

Upminster Bridge underground station (District line) is also close to the ground. Turn right out of the station, walk under the railway bridge and take the second right turning into Bridge Avenue.

Brentwood Town v Basildon United – Brentwood Arena – Buildbase FA Trophy First Round Proper

BetVictor Isthmian League North Division rivals, Brentwood at Basildon, go head-to-head for a place in the Buildbase FA Trophy first round proper.  

Brentwood Town v Basildon United – Admission:

Adults: £10

Concessions: £5

Children under 16: Free

How to get there:

By Car

The centre of Brentwood is approximately 1½ miles from junction 28 of the M25. From the eastern end (Wilsons Corner) of the High Street, turn North into Ongar Road. At the third mini roundabout take the right-hand fork into Doddinghurst Road. The Brentwood Centre is a further half a mile, on the right just after the A12 bridge. Once you enter the Centre the football ground entrance is on the far right-hand corner of the car park. There are normally vast amounts of parking available, but beware when special events are taking place at the Brentwood Centre, as the car park can then become very congested.

By Train

Brentwood station is on the Great Eastern Line, approximately 35 minutes from Liverpool Street, and is about 1¾ miles from the Brentwood Centre.

By Bus

From Brentwood Station, the 37 (First Bus Company) and 31 (NiBS) bus services both run approximately every 20 minutes, via the High Street and Doddinghurst Road, to the Bishops Hall Estate, turning into Elizabeth Road opposite the Brentwood Centre.

Southend Manor v Tower Hamlets – Southchurch Park – Essex Senior League

Southend Manor and Tower Hamlets both hope to kickstart their respective Essex Senior League campaign with a match-winning performance at Southchurch Park

Southend Manor v Tower Hamlets – Admission:

Adults: £7

Concessions: £5

Under 16’s: Free

How to get there

By Car

As you come into Southend follow signs for Central Seafront and this

takes you past The Kursaal where you go left at the traffic lights (with

seafront in front of you) and then go along the seafront until you get

to a road called Lifstan Way on your left (just after you pass Ocean

Beach Café on your right). This road takes you past the ground and

then as you pass ground take the immediate left into Northumberland

Crescent. Follow this for 0.1 miles until you come across the

entrance to Southchurch Park car park is on your left.

By Rail

Southend East on the C2C line is the best station for Southchurch

Park. If coming from London direction cross over the bridge onto other

platform and exit station from this side. Exit left out of the station down

Ambleside Drive and then take the third road on your right called

Marlborough Road. Follow this all the way down (crossing over one

main road on the way called Woodgrange Drive) until you get to the

end of Marlborough Road and the entrance to Southchurch Park is

dead opposite you. Takes about 10 minutes.

Clapton CFC v Stonewall – Wadham Lodge Stadium, Walthamstow – Middlesex County Football League Premier Division

A sizable crowd is expected at Clapton’s temporary Wadham Lodge home for their eagerly anticipated Middlesex County Football League Premier Division encounter with Britain’s top-ranking LGBT+ football team Stonewall.

Stonewall finished as runners up, just a point behind Clapton and both clubs earned promotion at the end of last season. However, both sides have found life a little tougher in the higher division. 

Wadham Lodge Stadium is situated in Kitchener Road. Clapton CFC merchandise, food and bar facilities are available on a matchday. 

Clapton CFC v Stonewall – Admission: Admission is free. However, a donation is welcome (Suggested donation from a waged adult £3)

How to get there

By Rail

Nearest Tube 

Walthamstow Central Tube Station

Selborne Road, London, Waltham Forest, E17 7LP

22 mins from Kitchener Road

Blackhorse Road Tube Station

233 Blackhorse Road, London, Waltham Forest, E17 6JJ

29 mins from Kitchener Road

South Woodford Tube Station

George Lane, London, Redbridge, E18 1JJ

35 mins from Kitchener Road

Nearest Mainline Stations:

Highams Park Railway Station

Station Approach, The Avenue, London, Waltham Forest, E4 9LA

17 mins from Kitchener Road

Wood Street Railway Station

Walthamstow, London, Waltham Forest, E17 3LX

17 mins from Kitchener Road

Walthamstow Central Railway Station

Selborne Road, London, Waltham Forest, E17 7LP

Brian Jeeves

Email: sport@yellowad.co.uk