Thursday, 31 October 2013


HADLEIGH UNITED 16 12 3 1 45 17 +28 39 WWWWWW Godmanchester Rovers
GORLESTON 14 8 4 2 39 26 +13 28 LDWLWW Godmanchester Rovers & Haverhill Rovers
HAVERHILL ROVERS 13 8 3 2 30 10 +10 27 WWLDLW Walsham-Le-Willows & Godmanchester Rovers
BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT 12 8 2 2 29 14 +15 26 WWLWDW Hadleigh United x 2
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS 12 8 2 2 27 16 +11 26 DWDWWW Walsham-Le-Willows & Haverhill Rovers

Lowestoft Town, Needham Market, Leiston, Wroxham and Dereham Town make up the impressive list of Eastern Counties League champions over the past five years. Two, Lowestfot Town and Leiston, have been promoted further to the Ryman Premier Division with Needham Market unlucky not to be promoted after losing in the play-off semi-final and final in their first two seasons at Step 4 of the non-league system. So, who will be joining them at the end of the 2013/14 season?

The current table is headed by Hadleigh United who are 11 points clear of Gorleston who have two games in hand. They have only lost one game so far which came away at fifth placed Godmanchester Rovers and have won their last eight league games in a row.

The four remaining teams in the top five have all lost just two games each and can go within one point of The Brettsiders should they win their games in hand. Both Gorleston and Haverhill Rovers have lost two of their last six games. Fourth placed Brightlingsea Regent have only lost against Hadleigh United both home and away.

Seeing the fact only Walsham-Le-Willows are the only team outside of the top five who have won against them the games played against fellow title contenders could be the decided factor in which team finishes top at the end of the season. The key game in forthcoming month comes on Saturday 9th November when Haverhill Rovers welcome Hadleigh United. Could this be when the current table toppers lost their second game of the season?

Down the bottom of the table Woodbridge Town are rooted to the bottom of the table with no wins and only two draws in fourteen games. They go for their first win of the season in games at Stanway Rovers ( 15th) and at home to FC Clacton (17th) in the next two weeks.

FC Clacton currently have the highest average crowd at 149 with Brantham Athletic the lowest at an average of 55. The current highest crowd of the season came on the opening day of the season when Kirkley and Pakfield v FC Clacton was watched by 253 on Saturday 10th August. The lowest 40 people watched the Stanway Rovers v Norwich United 0-0 draw.

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