|3||SAFFRON WALDEN TOWN||35||+30||77||80|
|4||GREAT YARMOUTH TOWN||35||+34||75||78|
If there was a match which defined the business end of the season look no further than Saffron Walden Town's clash with Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday afternoon. It's 3rd v 4th in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One with only the top three going up to the Premier Division. The home side have a points total of 77 with The Bloaters on 75 so technically it's not a "winner takes all" match as the headline suggests as all the home side have to do is not lose to gain promotion.
Will it be a return of Premier Division football for the Norfolk side? They were relegated in 2012 after finishing bottom of the table. Or will it be a return to the top division for The Bloods which they left in 1984 to join the Isthmian League? The Essex side re-joined the Eastern Counties League in 2004/05 after being dormant for the 2003/04 season. They have been very close to promotion over the past few seasons finishing 6th, 6th and 5th.
|A return of Premier Division football to The Wellesley?|
Saturday 25th April
FC Clacton v Kirkley and Pakefield (4th)
Thetford Town (14th) v Wivenhoe Town
Saturday 2nd May
Walsham-Le-Willows v FC Clacton
Wivenhoe Town v Ely City
It's a long way from the glory glory days of the Isthmian (aka Vauxhall and Diadora) Premier Division for Wivenhoe Town where they were members from 1990 to 1994 and also qualifying for the play-offs in the Southern League Division One ( East) in 2005. Since joining the Eastern Counties Premier Division in 2008 they have finished in 17th, 20th, 20th, 19th, 18th and 19th positions being reprieved from relegation several times.