Canvey Island make their long awaited return to league action on Saturday as they travel to Enfield Town in the Isthmian League Premier.
The Towners have had a fruitful start to the season thus far, currently sitting 3rd in the league at the time of writing. Whilst they've spent the majority of the campaign on the road, they've been an impressive force at home, losing just one of their 7 matches at the QE2 Stadium in all competitions.
They enjoyed an impressive run in the Emirates FA Cup, falling just short of a 1st Round Proper appearance as they were defeated away at Cray Valley PM. They've also bowed out of the Isuzu FA Trophy and Middlesex Cup, leaving the league and the Fenix Trophy as their focus.
They've had a busy league schedule of late in the wake of that FA Cup run, with their last match on Saturday seeing them lose 2-0 away at league leaders Hornchurch. A more 2nd string side was also defeated in the Middlesex Cup on Tuesday, as they narrowly lost 3-2 at North Greenford United.
Manager Gavin MacPherson has built the crux of a completive team since taking over from long serving manager Andy Leese in the summer, keeping hold of key players from last season, such as Sam Youngs and Marcus Wyllie, whilst adding impressive talent to their ranks, like Reece Beckles-Richards and recent promotion winner George Sykes - familiar to Gulls fans for his 'Player of the Year' stint up front several years ago.
Our last league meeting came back in mid February, where goals from Joe Paxman, Bradley Sach and Rob Girdlestone helped Canvey to an impressive 3-0 victory at home in their charge for the playoffs.
Canvey meanwhile, have been made to wait the best part of three weeks for their last league game, with a combination of cup calendar clashes and weather postponements meaning their competitive schedule has been rather chequered of late.
Their last game came back on the 24th October, where goals from Mason Hall and Bradley Sach saw them defeat Cray Wanderers 2-1 under the floodlights at the Moviestarr Stadium.
Yellow Army, we know you are as itching as the team to get back to competitive action, and we appreciate your patience and support in this enforced absence from play.
Your support is always the difference on the road and we hope that many of you can make the journey back Brad Wellmen and his side to what will hopefully be another three points on the road to kick off a busy November.
We wish all travelling a safe journey to Enfield.
Come on you Gulls
Adults - £12
Concessions - £8
U16s - £2
Queen Elizabeth II Stadium
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