Velocity Trophy (1st Knockout Round)
Tuesday 10th December 2019
Kick Off @ 7:45pm
On Tuesday evening we travel to BetVictor Isthmian Premier Division side Brightlingsea Regent in the Velocity Trophy in the 1st Knockout Round after we topped our Group following Ware’s three point deduction for fielding an ineligible player in their last group game.
Regent manager Kemal Izzet took over the reins at the Taydal stadium in October but with his side’s winless run stretching back to August, he has had a tough start. However, with four new recruits added to his squad last week Izzett saw his side end that winless run on Saturday afternoon with goals from Lewis Hewitt and Pip Boyland enough to secure all three points against bottom side Corinthian-Casuals.
We go into this game on the back of impressive back to back 3-0 wins, first away at Canvey Island and then at Bridge Road on Saturday when goals from Simon Swinton and a brace from Ed Rolph ensured victory over the league leaders Bury Town.
Lance has so far used this competition to blood a number of young players from our Under 18 side, all of whom have impressed and all of whom have since gone on to feature in league games. Injury problems within the squad have eased a bit though with Lee Smith, Lewis McDonald and Evan Key all recently returning to action so the manager will have some decisions to make whilst also no doubt with one eye on Saturday’s tough test away at Coggeshall Town in the league.
The Taydal Stadium
Driving time from Bridge Road approx: 1 hour 30 minutes (77 miles)
Students & Senior Citizens with ID £7
Under 16’s £4
Under 12’s £1