This weekend we travel to Coggeshall Town to face the Seed Growers in the Third Round of the Essex Senior Cup. It's the first game for either side in the competition so far as both have entered at the Third Round stage.
Coggeshall are currently 5th in the BetVictor Isthmian North Division, 3 points behind the leaders Bury Town. Their last game was against Bury as they were beaten 3-0 in the Velocity Trophy on Tuesday evening. Prior to that defeat the Seed Growers beat Aveley 2-1 last Saturday in one of only two league games this month. The other was a 2-0 loss to Dereham on 5th October. In between those games they've beaten Heybridge Swifts and drawn with Felixstowe and Walton United in the Velocity Trophy.
The Abbotts are now on a four game losing run and will be hoping the County Cup will offer an opportunity to get back to winning ways. Coggeshall won the last meeting between the two sides, a 3-0 victory at West Street in pre-season. We did, however, win the previous meeting between the two sides which coincidentally was at the same stage of the Essex Senior Cup 2 years ago.
Our previous meetings with Coggeshall Town:
Coggeshall Town 3-0 Waltham Abbey - Pre-season friendly, Saturday 3 August 2019
Waltham Abbey 1-0 Coggeshall Town - Essex Senior Cup, Tuesday 7 November 2017