Midfield general, James Briggs and goal-ace, Khadean Campbell turned out highly impressive debuts for fan-run Downs FC on Sunday (11th) as the team founded by Clapton supporters notched a first ever competitive win.
Briggs, currently on the books at Enfield 1893, marked his first game in a Downs shirt with two direct assists, while Khadean made a scoring start for his new Sunday team, both proving key in a 3 – 1 victory over Flanders.
Briggsy was spotted at Downs’ first league match and signed with Rob Crane’s men the following Wednesday. With both players supplementing Saturday game time, The Old Spotted Dog fans’ favourite seems to have lured Enfield teammate and fellow former Ton, Campbell along with him. They join fellow Enfield 1893 player Jordan Meikle, who captains the Sunday team.
Downs FC was founded earlier this year to help create more opportunities in local football after Clapton’s controversial scrapping of its under 18s and reserve teams. The first game, an entertaining 2 – 2 draw, saw 52 spectators get up early for the inaugural Sunday fixture.
Up next for Downs is an away trip to Redbridge to face Quality Control. For more details on the match and how to get there follow @downsfc1878 on Twitter.