|The last time Town played at VCD in 2009 in a Ryman Division One (North) fixture.|
They recorded a 0-1 win via a goal from Stuart Blackburne
AFC HORNCHURCH v LEISTON
BOGNOR REGIS TOWN v HENDON
BURY TOWN v WINGATE AND FINCHLEY
EAST THURROCK UNITED v MARGATE
GRAYS ATHLETIC v WITHAM TOWN
HARROW BOROUGH v BILLERICAY TOWN
KINGSTONIAN v LEATHERHEAD
LEWES v TONBRIDGE ANGELS
MET POLICE v CANVEY ISLAND
PEACEHAVEN AND TELSCOMBE v DULWICH HAMLET
VCD ATHLETIC v ENFIELD TOWN
There is full programme of fixtures for the Ryman Premier Division on Saturday aside from Maidstone United's scheduled trip to Hampton and Richmond Borough which is postponed due to The Stones continued involvement in the FA Cup. They represent the league in the Second Round with a trip to Vanarama Conference side Wrexham. The Welsh side are currently in twelfth position and beat Woking 3-0 in the last round. Good Luck to Maidstone United in there big trip to Wales!
In the league currently table topper's Margate go to East Thurrock United who are undefeated in seven league games. They have only lost once in nine home league games but only AFC Hornchurch have scored less goals at home than them. The Urchins have hit the back of the net four times in eight games with John Coventry's side on eight goals in nine games which is the same total as VCD Athletic, Kingstonian and Grays Athletic. They will need to be at their very best to get a positive result against The Gate who recorded a decent home victory against Grays Athletic last time out.
WILL PRIOR BE ON FIRE FOR THE ROCKS?
Third placed Hendon look to continue their good from with a trip to the seaside. Gary McCann's side are on a thirteen match unbeaten run of league games and received lots of positive comments from people at Ebbsfleet United following their FA Trophy 1-0 defeat last weekend. Striker Jason Prior will be back at Nyewood Lane this weekend on another loan spell from Margate - His next goal for Bognor will be his 100th!!
Enfield Town's recent form reads WWWWWW and on a points total of 33 from 20 games. A win at VCD Athletic would potentially see us move just one point from the play-off zone depending the result of Lesiton's game at AFC Hornchurch. With both VCD and Hornchurch in the relegation zone scrapping for points it's certainly not a given that either Town or The Blues will win although the bookies will make them big favourites. VCD have won two of their ten home league games against Witham Town and Harrow Borough with The Urchins still searching for a three point haul at Bridge Avenue. The have played eight home hames recording three draws and five defeats. Their last two home games have been drawn 2-2 v Met Police and 1-1 against local rival's East Thurrock United.
Right at the bottom of the table life as a Bury Town fan can seemingly only get better from here. The loyal supporters who made the 300 mile round trip to Sussex on Wednesday night witnessed a 1-0 defeat and saw them stay bottom of the table seven points from safety. Ben Chenery's side will need to start picking up points sooner rather than later.
If you fancy a bet on the Enfield Town game an away win is best priced at odds on of 8/15 and a home win is rated at 15/4 and the draw at 7/2.
FACTS AND STATS ON THE SEASON
MOST GOALS SCORED
MARGATE 51 (2.22 per game) and MAIDSTONE UNITED 44 (2.32)
MOST GOALS CONCEDED
HARROW BOROUGH, HAMPTON 46 (2.09) and BURY TOWN 43 (1.79)
LEAST GOALS SCORED
BURY TOWN 15 (0.63) and AFC HORNCHURCH 18 (0.86)
LEAST GOALS CONCEDED
MAIDSTONE UNITED 15 (0.79 ) and MARGATE 22 (0.96)
NO HOME WINS
AFC HORNCHURCH (NO WINS IN EIGHT GAMES)
NO AWAY WINS
BURY TOWN (NO WINS IN TWELVE GAMES)
NO HOME DEFEATS
MARGATE (12 GAMES), MAIDSTONE UNITED (10 GAMES) and MET POLICE (10 GAMES)
5-0 - ENFIELD TOWN v Harrow Borough (29/11) and LEISTON v Peavcehaven and Telscombe (23/8)
2,856 - DULWICH HAMLET v HAMPTON AND RICHMOND
87 - PEACEHAVEN AND TELSCOMBE v VCD ATHLETIC
OTHER LOCAL GAMES
The FA Vase Third Round takes place with a local preview here. Elsewhere in the Ryman Division One (North) Cheshunt welcome table topper's Needham Market to Theobalds Lane. The Ambers are without a league win in five games and have conceded seventeen goals in the process so it'll be a real turn around of form if they beat The Marketmen. At Barrows Farm it's a 2nd placed Harlow Town v 4th placed Brentwood Town Essex Derby with The Hawks looking to get back to winning ways following their first league defeat of the season on Tuesday night away at Maldon and Tiptree. Waltham Abbey play Thamesmead Town at Capershotts and a win for Ware at home v M&T could move them into the play-off zone.
In the Calor Southern League Central Division Potters Bar Town travel to AFC Hayes whom are bottom of the table. The Scholars are on a miserable run of form having lost seven league games in row. AFC Hayes only have two wins in nineteen league games which came at home to Daventry Town and away at Aylesbury United. The Ducks in fourteenth place have recently signed Lewis Putnam form Hanwell Town (third place) who has got back to his prolific scoring ways following his knee injury last season. He scored 16 times for the Middlesex side before his move to Aylesbury. Hanwell Town have one of the games of the season at home to table topper's Kettering Town who should bring a decent sized following to Reynolds Field.
In the Conference South Boreham Wood are top of the division and welcome Hayes and Yeading United (14th) to Meadow Park. There is also a Middlesex Derby when Wealdstone (19th) play Staines Town (20th) at Grosvenor Vale. A win for The Stones would put them nine points away from the relegation zone The Swans currently occupy with Weston-Super-Mare whereas an away win would put Staines three points away from the current Ryman Premier Division champions. The result could have a real say in who finishes where at the end of the season. Other local games see The Tudor Army of Hemel Hempstead Town travel to Essex to play Chelmsford City and Bath City visit St Albans City.
In the Spartan South Midlands League local games include Bush Hill Rangers who welcome Buckingham Athletic to Goldsdown Road, FC Broxbourne Borough going to Hertsavers Premier Division side Letchworth Garden City Eagles in the Hertfordshire Senior Centenary Trophy and the new look Edgware Town playing Codicote at Silver Jubilee Park.
EAST LONDON DERBY IN HERTFORDSHIRE
In the Essex Senior League Haringey Borough (1st place) host Waltham Forest (4th) at Coles Park, Barking (2nd) go to Takeley (12th) and a East London derby takes place in Broxbourne? Newham who are having problems getting the correct grading for their Terrance McMillan Stadium play Clapton at Goffs Lane. There is also a real basement battle at Mile End when Sporting Bengal United (20th) play Greenhouse London (19th).