Blues at Aveley on Tuesday

Blues return to action on Tuesday when they travel to east London to face Aveley, kick-off 7.45pm.

After a poor start to the season which saw an FA Cup loss against AFC Sudbury and the dismissal of former Stansted manager Terry Spilane, James Webster steadied the ship at their new Parkside stadium (complete with artificial pitch) and they finished the season in 14th place in Bostik North with 57 points from 46 games.

The Millers were clearly quick to get the new going, opening their friendlies with a 5-1 loss at Sudbury on July 1.

A 4-0 win against FC Clacton followed before letting in a total of 13 goals in losses against East Thurrock United, Dartford and a Southend United XI. A 2-2 draw at Brantham Athletic was followed up by a 3-0 home loss against Billericay Town and a 1-0 win at Erith Town. That poor run continued with a 3-2 loss against Hullbridge Sports, and head coach Ryan Salter stepped down last week