Friday, 3 August 2012


With all the Olympic excitement sweeping the country and especially London it may have escaped people that competitive football returns this Saturday as several league season's kick off in what will hopefully be summer sunshine. The Combined Counties, Eastern Counties, Essex Senior and Kent League all start tomorrow.

Barking v Southend Manor
Barkingside v Takeley
Basildon United v Clapton
Enfied 1893 v Burnham Ramblers
Great Wakering Rovers v Stansted
Hullbridge Sports v Haringey and Waltham Development
Sawbridgeworth Town v London Bari

In the ESL Great Wakering Rovers should start with a win over 2011 Champions Stansted along with a interesting game between Enfield 1893 and Burnham Ramblers whom are both expected to do well this season. Takeley, another side that people have predicted will be right up the top of the table, visit Barkingside. The result new side London Bari get at Sawbridgeworth Town may be a pointer as to how well the East Londoners do throughout the season.

Corinthian v Lordswood
Deal Town v Holmesdale
Erith Town v Sevenoaks Town
Greenwich Borough v Erith Town
Rochester United v Erith and Belvedere
Tunbridge Wells v Fisher
VCD Athletic v Beckenham Town
Whyteleafe v Canterbury City

In the Kent League relegated Whyteleafe welcome Canterbury City and the other new club Rochester United welcome Erith and Belvedere to their sports ground in Strood. Rochester United is the new name for Bly Spartans whom were 2012 champions of the Kent Invicta League thus earning promotion to the Step 5 league.

Ash United v Horley Town
Badshot Lea v Bedfont Sports
Colliers Wood United v Cove
Farnham Town v Molesey
Guernsey v Croydon
Hanworth Villa v Chessington & Hook United
Hartley Witney v Dorking
Raynes Park Vale v Wembley
Sandhurst Town v Egham Town
South Park v Camberley Town
Windsor v Epsom and Ewell

AFC Croydon Athletic v Westfield
Banstead Athletic v Mole Valley SCR
Cobham v Staines Lammas
Epsom Athletic v Warlingham
Farleigh Rovers v South Kilburn
Feltham v Sheerwater
Frimley Green v CB Hounslow United
Knaphill v Eversley & California
Spelthorne Sports v Worcester Park

In the Combined Counties League will The Green Lions of Guernsey carry on from their Division One Championship of 2011/12 and win in their Premier League debut against Croydon??? TheColdEnd predicts the answer to this question will be a resounding yes.

Two new clubs make their CCL debut in Division One when AFC Croydon Athletic play Westfield and Epsom Athletic host Warlingham.

Ely City v Kirkley and Pakefield
FC Clacton v CRC
Felixstowe and Walton v Dereham Town
Haverhill Rovers v Brantham Athletic
Mildenhall Town v Gorleston
Norwich United v Hadleigh United
Stanway Rovers v Diss Town
Thetford Town v Wivenhoe Town
Wisbech Town v Walsham-Le-Willows
Woodbridge Town v Godmanchester Rovers

Debenham LC v March Town United
Halstead United v Fakenham Town
Ipswich Wanderers v Team Bury
Long Melford v Great Yarmouth Town
Newmarket Town v Whitton United

In the ECL a club some people have predicted are Hadleigh United. They go to Norwich United's Plantation Park for their season's opener. Wisbech Town should win at home against Walsham-Le-Willows as they are another side expected to do well.

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