An exciting week ahead for the young rovers as the U18s progress into the 3rd Qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup. Following a 2-1 away win over Great Yarmouth U18s earlier this month, the Rovers now face Barking this coming Friday at the Hawthorns, it's a 19:45 kick-off.
We heard from U18s Captain, Joe Freathy, with his thoughts ahead of the game:
"We, the U18’s, have been on an exciting journey in the FA Youth Cup, and we are more than ready to face a respectable opponent in the upcoming fixture against Barking. We understand it will be a tough challenge, but we couldn’t be more eager to leave a further mark and create a new chapter in the club's history. Our strong run in the FA Youth Cup so far speaks volumes about the team's commitment and dedication to the game. Everyone has consistently delivered solid performances week after week, and their aim is to continue this streak of success together..."
"...In addition to our historical FA Youth Cup journey, we recognise the importance of the Thurlow Nunn games as well as the EJA. Winning these matches is crucial if we want to secure the league title for yet another year. Despite a less than ideal start in the Thurlow Nunn league, we are is fully prepared to take on the challenge and strive for a fourth consecutive championship. Together we will come together as the family we are to become stronger each week and achieve all of our goals in all competitions this year!"
The Journey so far...
Stanway Rovers U18 2 - 1 Redbridge U18 | Friday 8th September 2023
Saffron Walden Town U18 1 - 6 Stanway Rovers U18 | Thursday 21st September 2023
Great Yarmouth Town U18 FC 1 - 2 Stanway Rovers U18 | Tuesday 3rd October 2023
Stanway Rovers U18 vs Barking U18
The FA Youth Cup - 3rd Qualifying Round Friday 20th October 2023
Admission Fees Adults: £3 | Concessions: £1
Adults - £3 / Concessions - £1
Cash or card payments are accepted on the turnstile.
Parking and Travel
By Car: From Junction 26 on the A12 (From London) take the third exit from the roundabout onto Essex Yeomanary Way. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto London Road. At the first mini-roundabout turn right into Villa Road, then take first left into Chapel Road. Take first left into New Farm Road. The Club is 500 Yards on left-hand side.
Car Parking: Free car parking is available for your convenience. If the car park is full, please park considerately on nearby roads.
Nearest Buses: S2/327/372/x20/
Nearest Train Stations: Colchester North Station (2.7miles) Marks Tey (3.2miles)
Food and Drink
At every home game, the Perrins Butchers Burger & Snack Bar is open and located pitchside. Open before and during the game serving serving a range of burgers, sausage rolls, samosas, snacks, cold drinks and hot drinks.The burgers and snacks from Perrin Butchers have received some fantastic feedback on Twitter following the pre-season friendlies. Great work from Sharon, Steve, and Team.
Please note the Burger bar is Cash Only.
"...Have say the burger by Perrin Butchers one of the best I've had at football - much better than many league clubs..."
"...hats off to Perrin’s Butchers for the food stunning sausage rolls and samosas"
The Hawthorn Bar: Also open at every home fixture is the clubhouse, a short walk across the car park from the pitch. Be sure to head in before, during or after the game. Cash and card accepted.