Feast of football at the ProKit

There’s a feast of football at the ProKit (UK) Stadium over the next week with three games in the space of six days.
Blues continue their pre-season campaign with a pair of home games during the next week with Wivenhoe Town the visitors on Saturday before Royston Town arrive at the ProKit (UK) Stadium on Tuesday. In betweeen that new tennents Enfield host Southern Counties East (formerly Kent) League side Fisher on Thursday evening, kick-off 7.45pm with admission for adults at £3 and kids free.
wivSaturday’s opponents for Blues, Wivenhoe, were relegated from the Eastern Counties Premier in the 2017/18 campaign, finishing bottom, and came 14th in Division One South last season with 37 points from 36 games.
Their FA Cup run ended at the first hurdle with a 5-0 home hammering by Brantham Athletic while they also lost in the open round of the FA Vase with a 2-1 defeat at Newbury Forest.
Wivenhoe have certainly had a busy pre-season campaign with wins against a Heybridge Swifts XI, Bures United and Hatfield Peveral, draws against ETC Blue and FC Clacton and losses versus ETC White and White Notley.
RoystonlogoStortford met Royston in the Southern League Premier Division in 2017/18 with the Crows coming out on top in both games, opening 2018 with a 3-0 win at the ProKit UK Stadium before completing the double at Garden Walk with an entertaining 4-2 victory on Easter Monday.
Those games where the only league meetings between the two clubs in their long histories, but the previous three years had seen Blues come out on top in county cup ties against the Crows, including a 1-0 victory in the 2015 Charity Cup final.
The Crows finished tenth in the new Southern League Premier Central last season, collecting 60 points from 42 games. They went out of the FA Cup at the first stage with a 3-2 loss at AFC Sudbury, but the FA Trophy saw three goal wins against Maldon & Tiptree and Thame United before losing a replay at league rivals Needham Market.
They have already played six pre-season games, with wins against Hendon, Harpenden Town and Newmarket Town, but defeats against Hemel Hempstead, Potton United and Cambridge City.
Admission to both Blues’ games has been reduced to £5 for adults, £3 for concessions and £1 for under-16s.