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/ Billericay Town (A) - 15th April 2023
Billericay Town (A) - 15th April 2023
By Josh Cole
The penultimate game of the 2022/23 season brings a trip to Essex as we face Billericay Town at New Lodge for the final away game of the season.
Last time out we suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat in the Kent Derby against Folkestone at Hartsdown Park on Bank Holiday Monday as Ibrahim Olutade scored the only goal of the game in the 12th minute from a corner.
After the game, Reece Prestedge was announced as permanent manager for the 23/24 season with Ben Greenhalgh as his assistant.
Billericay beat Bowers & Pitsea 3-2 in their last match despite being 3-0 up in 57 minutes before just scraping through the late Bowers comeback.
Margate hope to be able to call upon Sam Blackman after he suffered a dead leg in the defat at Haringey meaning he missed out on the derby day defeat to Folkestone. Prestedge has injury concerns over Phil Roberts, however Harry Hudson looks set to feature again making his return fully over the Easter weekend.
The ‘Gate and Billericay have faced eight times since 2013 with Margate winning two, Billericay winning four and two ending in draws. We have played against the opposition twice this season, playing them in the FA Trophy on the 8th October where Billericay won 2-0, and on the 2nd December we played in the league on Friday night at Hartsdown Park where the game ended 0-0.
Margate in their last five have lost three games to Aveley (0-1), Haringey Borough (1-0), and Folkestone (0-1), with a draw against Lewes (2-2) and a win against Hornchurch (2-3). Billericay have had slightly better fortunes than their counterparts through the last five games as they lost two games to Wingate (0-1) and Hornchurch (1-0), drew against Carshalton (1-1) and won two games against Bognor (0-1) and Bowers & Pitsea (3-2).
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Billericay Town Football Club
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Friday, 14 April 2023
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