Search

Rivals ready for ‘Cricklefield Cup’

12:03 30 July 2014

The new non-league season is underway (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

The new non-league season is underway (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Barkingside take on landlords Ilford in friendly

Barkingside and Ilford go head-to-head for the first-ever Cricklefield Cup tonight (Wednesday).

Tenants take on landlords in the pre-season friendly after Ryman One North Barkingside moved to Cricklefield Stadium from Oakside having reached a groundshare agreement with the Foxes for a period of up to 17 years.

And the two clubs are hoping to meet in a friendly fixture which is set to become an annual event.

Barkingside manager Matt Frew said: “When their manager, Allan Fenn, was announced, he came up with the idea to call it the ‘Cricklefield Cup’.

“I am not sure if there is an actual cup or not, but it should be played every year from now on and I am looking forward to it.”

When Barkingside moved to Cricklefield following the conclusion of the 2013/14 season, Frew was adamant he would build a positive relationship with Ilford.

That certainly appears the case with associates from both clubs ensuring the stadium is perfectly ready for the new campaign.

The Side boss is expecting a good match this evening, but isn’t too fussed about the result – more the fitness workout for his team.

Frew added: “When we moved to Cricklefield I said I wanted to build a good relationship with Ilford and that is what I have done.

“We help them when we can and they will help us, and this fixture will be good.

“I want to win, but the fitness is the main issue. The result is not an issue. If we get beat, we get beat. If we win, we win.

“I just want the boys to go out there and work as hard as you can and make sure you get the fitness in for August 9.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford Sports News

Yesterday, 18:16
Ravi Bopara appeals for a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Northants batsmen on top on first day

Yesterday, 16:59
Former Dagenham & Redbridge skipper Anwar Uddin helped organise a charity game at Victoria Road to raise funds for the Davies Family Quest for Klinefelter's (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Charity match: Legends 4 Davies Family Quest for Klinefelter’s 1

Yesterday, 09:04
Lewis Bridger celebrates a race win for Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Elite League: Lakeside Hammers 66 Leicester Lions 26

Fri, 18:00
Essex head coach Chris Silverwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

New-ball duo rested as five new faces come in

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe