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Clapton to discover Old Spotted Dog fate at Essex Senior League AGM

PUBLISHED: 13:30 21 June 2017

Clapton players celebrate after getting the Essex Senior League runners-up shield (pic: Clapton FC News).

Clapton players celebrate after getting the Essex Senior League runners-up shield (pic: Clapton FC News).

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Tons have yet to inform FA or Essex Senior League where they will play games for upcoming season

Clapton will hope to discover where they will play football matches for the 2017/18 campaign on Thursday when the Essex Senior League holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Tons have yet to inform the Football Association or Essex Senior League where they will play games for this season.

Clapton have called the Old Spotted Dog their home since 1888, but it is understood the club may be forced to leave the ground.

All Essex Senior League teams need to have a secure tenancy on a suitable stadium for the upcoming season.

But with the charitable company Newham Community Leisure Limited, which holds the lease on the Old Spotted Dog, applying for voluntary liquidation earlier this year, it remains to be seen where Clapton will play.

The Tons’ future is set to become clearer when the Essex Senior League AGM takes place and Hackney Wick, who are due to play at Clapton’s ground next season, will also be keen onlookers.


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