Blues take a break from league action tomorrow when they travel to the seaside to meet Bostik League newcomers Felixstowe & Walton in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round this will be the first meeting between the clubs. Seasiders enjoyed a successful 2017/8 finishing runners up in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League.
The Seasiders have enjoyed an encouraging start to life in the league with four wins and three defeats from their seven games. In their last outing they went down at home to then bottom club Soham Town Rangers 3-1 - so will no doubt be looking to bounce back and secure victory tomorrow. With an average attendance of 381 Blues can expect a noisy afternoon at the Goldstar ground. A name familiar to Blues fans in their squad is Kye Rule who featured for East Thurrock for a number of years, leading goalscorer is Miles Powell with three.
Blues are unbeaten in their last three games with a win and two draws although had they taken their chances in the drawn games they could and should have converted them into wins. In midweek they came from behind to snatch a draw against high riding Bowers & Pitsea with Joao Carlos back from suspension scoring for Blues.
Tomorrow presents Blues with an opportunity to kick start their season and earn some much needed revenue, if they can continue to create chances and adopt a more clinical approach then they are capable of coming away with a positive result.