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Match Preview: Brightlingsea Regent

Club News | 1 Dec 2023

Sat 2nd Dec


Venue: North Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0PL

The Blues are back on the road again this weekend, with a trip to face fellow promotion hopefuls Brightlingsea Regent. Keith Rowland’s side will be looking to continue their unbeaten run in the league against the R’s. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Opposition Focus:

Our opponents head into the fixture on the back of a 1-0 defeat away to Heybridge Swifts and have three wins, one draw and two defeats from their last six league outings. Their victories came against Ipswich Wanderers, Grays Athletic and Bury Town. Brett Munyard’s side currently sit 2 points and 2 places behind The Blues, occupying sixth position in the league. Olly Sotoyinbo is The R’s top goalscorer, with nine goals in all competitions so far this season.

Last season, Brightlingsea finished 22nd in the Isthmian Premier Division and will be looking to return at the first time of asking.

Familiar Faces:

Former Blues forward Marlon Agakwa now plays for our opponents. He has so far chipped in with four goals in eleven appearances for his new side. Meanwhile, Blues skipper Matt Cripps returns to his old stomping ground. Crippo played over 280 games for The R’s and captained them to the Isthmian North title in 2017.


ADULTS: £11.00


UNDER 12’S: £1.00

Getting there:

Brightlingsea Regent Football Club
North Road
Essex CO7 0PL

Car: From the A12 turn off at Junction 29 For the A120 Colchester/Clacton, then turn onto left slip road, signposted Colchester. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Ipswich Road A1232, follow this road and at the second roundabout take the left turn onto the A133 St Andrews Avenue. This will continue on and take you to Brightlingsea/Wivenhoe, follow this road until turning right onto the B1027 Colchester Road heading to Wivenhoe. Continue along the B1027 road and follow into Brightlingsea. Once in Brightlingsea you will pass the Colne Community School. Continue on this road for 500 yards, opposite Mac's Plaice turn left onto Ladysmith Avenue, then left again into Spring Road and then left again onto North Road where the ground is situated at the bottom of the road.

We ask our travelling supporters to be considerate of our host’s neighbours when parking.

Rail & Bus: The two nearest train stations to Brightlingsea are Alresford and Wivenhoe, you also have both Colchester Train stations which run trains more frequently. The bus services you require are either the number 87 (Hedinghams) bus or 62/62A (First) bus. These services run between Colchester and Brightlingsea every 30 minutes, 27 past the hour and 3 minutes to the hour. These buses will take you to Tesco's on Brightlingsea High Street, turn up Queen Street, left into Spring Road and then right onto North Road where the ground is situated at the bottom of the road.

We look forward to seeing you there to support us, Blues fans!