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Home / News / MATCH PREVIEW / Billericay Town (H) - 25th November 2023

Billericay Town (H) - 25th November 2023

Billericay Town (H) - 25th November 2023

by Josh Cole

League action returns to Hartsdown Park after three consecutive away games as we take on Billericay Town for matchday 16 on Saturday afternoon.

In our last match, an 87th minute strike saw Horsham take a 1-0 win at the Camping World Community Stadium. You can read our match report by clicking here.

OPPONENTS SEASON SO FAR

The away side are sat in 4th place with 26 points from 14 games, a massive improvement from last years 10th place finish. A lot of change occurred over the summer, with the biggest being a change of manager with Gary McCann taking the helm at New Lodge. Three 1-0 wins from the first three games of the season set the tone that Billericay should not be discounted from the play-off race. Their next five games saw two wins, two losses and a draw with another two clean sheets in that batch. After their heartbreak loss in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round to Sheppey United, they bounced back going unbeaten in four games which included Hastings, Enfield and Chatham who are in and around Billericay in the table. They come into this game with two losses on the bounce against Folkestone and Hashtag United so Margate will have to be weary that they will be looking to put those results behind them and come out firing. With only ten goals conceded and seven clean sheets, the boys from Essex have the best defensive record in the league, showing their grit as a team.

You can view the full league table by clicking here.

LAST FIVE: MARGATE

Win vs Lewes, home (2-0) League

Draw vs Haringey Borough, home (1-1) League

Draw vs Dulwich Hamlet, away (2-2) League

Loss vs Wingate & Finchley, away (1-0) League

Loss vs Horsham, away (1-0) League

LAST FIVE: BILLERICAY

Win vs Chatham Town, home (2-0) League

Loss vs Folkestone Invicta, away (1-0) League

Loss vs Hashtag United, away (2-1) League

Win vs Tamworth, home (3-1) Izuzu FA Trophy 2nd Round

Draw vs Walthamstow, away (2-2) Essex County Cup 3rd Round (Walthamstow win 4-2 on penalties)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

There are nine meetings dating back to December 2013 with Billericay dominating the record with five wins compared to the ‘Gate’s two, with two ending in draws. The last time the two teams met at Hartsdown Park was last season on December 2nd as we played out in a 0-0 draw. You can watch the highlights from that game by clicking here

MATCH OFFICIALS

The referee will be Joseph Dann-Pye and the two assistants will be Jamie Turner and Samuel Hall.

Not able to make it to Hartsdown Park on Saturday? Follow all the action through our official X account @Margate_fc starting from 2:15pm!

UP THE ‘GATE






Friday, 24 November 2023
By MFC Media



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