Billericay Town v Ipswich Town
Sunday 27th September – New Lodge, Billericay, CM12 9SA – 2pm Kick Off
After last Sundays’ 1-0 opening day win at home to Hashtag United, Ipswich Town will be looking to get off to a good start on the road as they travel south to face Billericay Town. The Tractor Girls will face tough opposition as the Essex based club will be full of confidence following their 4-0 win away at Cambridge City last weekend.
Pre Match Chat –
All the pre match conversations will be solely focused on the return of injured players as Ipswich had to shuffle the squad on the opening day due to injuries picked up by players while away on an England training camp. It was announced this week that Blue Wilson will be out for 3 months after picking up a serious injury while with England last week.
Team Talk –
Centre Half Lucy Egan played as a Defensive Midfielder last week and put in a standout performance as well as scoring Town’s goal. We could see the no nonsense Defender play there again if injured players aren’t fit in time to make a return to the squad. Eloise King should be in line to return while Anna Grey and, new signing, Georgia Allen will be assessed through the week.
Billericay Strong Points –
Ipswich will need to be on their guard when defending set plays against Billericay. Last weeks 4-0 win saw them cause big problems for the Cambridge City back line from Corners and Free Kicks. 2 of Billericay’s goals come from Corner Kicks, one of which resulting in winning a Penalty, which they scored, and a second direct from a Corner. They also scored from a Throw In close to the penalty area. Their players move very quick and have an organised system they follow when attacking an incoming set play. The Tractor Girls will need to mark up well to avoid being caught out.
One To Watch –
Ipswich fans are still waiting to see new signing Georgia Allen in action after she missed the start of the season with a Knee injury picked up in a friendly at St Ives. Aside from Georgia, youngster Sophie Peskett put in a brilliant performance against Hashtag United last week and Billericay will do well to keep her quite and her time on the ball in a minimum.
Ground Details –
Firstly, there is no parking at the ground and fans will need to seek nearby on street parking when visiting New Lodge.
As expected, strict COVID guidelines are in place. NHS Track and Trace is in operation and visitors will be required to give their details. a one in one out operation is in effect with the toilets and masks must be worn as well as social distancing maintained in the clubhouse. There is a one way system in place to ensure everyone remains at a safe distance.