Match tickets are selling fast for the BBC Essex Senior Cup Final as Billericay Town and Bowers & Pitsea go head-to-head on Tuesday 12th April at Colchester United FC’s JobServe Community Stadium (kick-off 7:45pm).
A large crowd is expected for the showpiece match between Jody Brown’s Vanarama National League South club and Rob Small’s side from the Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division. Both managers are keen to see their teams bring home the silverware after what promises to be an exciting and competitive final.
Parking information has also been confirmed for supporters, with tickets/permits priced at £12 for adults, £6 for seniors aged 65+ and £1 for under 18s. Accompanied under 11s can watch for free. Billericay supporters will be situated in Blocks 1-3 of the West Stand, while Bowers fans can watch from Blocks 6-9.
Supporters can take advantage of the Park & Ride facilities in Cuckoo Farm Way. Booking for this can be arranged by following this link, while further premium parking spaces at the stadium can be booked at the point of purchasing a ticket online. Bars and refreshments will be readily available around the stadium and matchday programmes can be obtained for £2 each.
Match tickets will be available on the night from a self-service machine in the Club Shop (card only), though booking online and using the Print@Home/smartphone option is advised to reduce queuing. The Ticket Office is also open in-person from Monday to Friday (10:00am-2:00pm). Only wheelchair, disabled or carer tickets can be arranged via (01206) 755161 (Monday to Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm).
Please follow this link to purchase your BBC Essex Senior Cup Final tickets and parking. You can also enjoy all the build-up on Twitter by following @EssexCountyFA and using the #EssexSeniorCup hashtag, as well as by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.
Jody Brown (Manager, Billericay Town FC)
“It’s obviously been a challenging season. They were difficult circumstances that we came into the job during the season without any pre-season to plan or prepare or recruit, and we’ve kind of been in a relegation scrap from day one. The cup competition has been a welcome respite from that.”
“I feel it’s been a very important part of our season. Those wins in the cup competitions, and the goals we managed to score in some of the games have helped improve our confidence, improve team morale, improve our form and has led to some positive results in the league as well.”
“The day we walked into the club and met the players for the first time, we spoke about our goals for the season, and the Essex Senior Cup was one of the goals. We were already out of the national competitions, so it was high on our priority list to not only stay in the division, which is still an ongoing challenge, but to reach the Senior Cup Final and, hopefully, go on to win it.”
Rob Small (Manager, Bowers & Pitsea FC)
“We’ve had some amazing highs this season, reaching the FA Cup First Round, playing Lincoln City being one of those, making the final of the Essex Senior Cup for the first time in club history being another, but it’s been a challenging league season.”
“Once you get to a cup final you hope a player’s friends and family will join us, you hope that former players and the crowd will come out in force and, obviously, our own support base who, I have to say, have just been brilliant this season. They know we’re up against it week in, week out and they get behind us so, for them, I hope that they get an evening to remember.”
“We wanted to get to the final, so I’m delighted that we’ve done it, and made a bit of history along the way. It actually feels unthinkable that we can win it! To just actually lift the trophy at the final that I’ve come and watched for the last few years, I can’t even imagine Bowers & Pitsea taking part, let alone win it. I would have been proud enough taking part - if we win it, it’ll just be fantastic.”
Park & Ride (£3): Cuckoo Farm Way, Off A12 Junction 28, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JA. Pre-booking is strongly advised to avoid long queues as there are only a few machines on-site. Supporters should then walk the Boxted Road route to the stadium (pathway at the back of the Park & Ride Car Park) rather than taking the risk of crossing the junction, which is very unsafe. Save time by booking in advance via this link (use location 737944). This is an Essex County Council service.
Stadium (from £6): Parking (including wheelchair, ambulant, disabled or carer parking) will show as available to purchase on the dashboard of the ticket account when created.