Saturday 24th October 2014
AFC HORNCHURCH v ENFIELD TOWN
20th v 19th. The Urchins are unbeaten in three games with centre-forward loan signing Reece Beckles-Richards scoring four goals in those three games. Their last game was an impressive 0-3 win at Canvey Island. There is no doubt with the quality The Urchins have in their squad they will move up the table in the coming months. In league fixtures Town have only one defeat in their last five games.
BILLERICAY TOWN v PEACEHAVEN & TELSCOMBE
16th v 15th. After five defeats in a row Billericay have had two good away draws at Kingstonian (2-2) and at Hendon on Monday (1-1). Since the beginning of September P&T have only two defeats in nine league games and four wins. Midfielder's Josh Jones and James Fraser along with ex Brighton and Whitehawk striker Joe Gatting have been amongst the goals of late.
BURY TOWN v TONBRIDGE ANGELS
23rd v 14th. Bury Town have just two wins in eighteen league games and are without a victory in seven league games. The Suffolk side will need to start picking up wins sooner rather than later so will look at home games as must wins. The Angels are having a topsy turvy season after relegation from the Conference South last season. Their recent form reads WDLLWLD. They have only one win on the road in the seven league games they have played which came at Leatherhead (1-2)
DULWICH HAMLET v HENDON
The game of the day at third placed Hendon go to fourth placed Dulwich Hamlet. Hendon had a memorable 3-2 home v Margate last Saturday thanks to a Leon Smith hat-trick followed up by a 1-1 draw v Billericay Town. Hamlet are the only other side in the division to beat Margate so this will be a very interesting game.
LEISTON v BOGNOR REGIS TOWN
After last weekend's 4-1 defeat versus Maidstone United sixth placed Leiston will be looking to get back to winning ways but will find The Rocks in good form. Leiston have recently signed striker Josh Mayhew from Witham Town. The ex Hadleigh United and Woodbridge Town man made the jump from the Thurlow Nunn league in the Summer - He played eight times for the Essex club scoring only once. Bognor have four wins in seven league games and fans at Nyewood Lane have been celebrating recently at the return of their hero striker Jason Prior (on loan from Margate) who scored a hat-trick in his second game back on the south-coast against Hampton & Richmond Borough. Prior scored 95 goals in 126 games in a spell with The Rocks from 2009-2012 earning him a move to League Two side AFC Wimbledon. His time at The Dons was blighted by a horrific leg break and he eventually to Dartford and then onto Margate in the summer as well as a spell with Gosport Borough last season.
LEWES v METROPOLITAN POLICE
A massive game for Lewes who are bottom of the table. Like Bury Town they need to pick up points sooner rather than later. The Met are in fifth place and have a 50% win ratio in league fixtures. They have recently signed Nigel Neita from Billericay Town and Jordan Bird from Cray Wanderers. Both join the Imber Court club for a second spell. Neita came through the ranks at Millwall and Arsenal.
MARGATE v LEATHERHEAD
The Tanners have the last unbeaten league away record winning two drawing and drawing four of their six games played away from Fetcham Grove. This will be their toughest assignment yet against the odds on 8/13 league title favourites who have won eight and drawn one of their nine league games played at Hartsdown Park. The bookies make Leatherhead 5/1 outsiders to win here.
WINGATE & FINCHLEY v VCD ATHLETIC
After a blistering start to the season The Blues have lost their last three league games and will face a VCD side in a confident mood following their 3-2 victory over Harrow Borough last weekend. Wingate have signed Iffy Allen on loan from Vanarama Conference leader's Barnet this week. The 20 year old pacey winger spent time on loan with Kingstonian and Redhill last season and has yet to feature for The Bees following a leg break in early pre-season. A win for the Kent side could see them move out of the relegation zone depending on AFC Hornchurch's result v Enfield Town.
FA CUP 4th QUALIFYING ROUND
The cold end send good luck to the five Ryman Premier sides left in the FA Cup. All have tough games against sides from the Conference South and in Maidstone United's case from the Conference Premier. Let's hope a shock result occurs somewhere and the league is represented well in the First Round Proper.
Basingstoke Town v HARROW BOROUGH
CANVEY ISLAND v Havant and Waterlooville
EAST THURROCK UNITED v Bath City
MAIDSTONE UNITED v Welling United
WITHAM TOWN v Weston-Super-Mare