CURRENT TABLE - TOP FIVE ONLY
|3||WELWYN GARDEN CITY||7||+20||18|
AFC Dunstable currently lead the table on 22 points from 8 games played. They have won 7 of those 8 games with their only points dropped coming in a 0-0 draw against 5th placed London Colney. AFC Dunstable, London Colney and Hertford Town are the only three teams left unbeaten with third placed Welwyn Garden City winning 6 of their 7 games losing just once against London Colney at home 1-4. Hadley are in fourth place winning 6 and losing 3 of their games played so far against 15th placed Stotfold (0-3) and 13th placed Wembley (2-1 and 0-2).
The forthcoming month sees the teams in the current top five play each other twice - Hadley travel to AFC Dunstable next Tuesday and then they make the shorter trip to Hertford Town on Saturday 17th October.
Hertford Town have a challenging month ahead - as well as the home game with Hadley they have local derby trips to St Margarestsbury and FC Broxbourne Borough along with an away game at Tring Athletic who, at present, have a 100% winning record in home games. They also have an FA Vase game at Stowmarket Town tomorrow along with a Premier Division Cup Tie at London Colney and the rearranged Challenge Cup game against Hale Leys United after the extra-time incident.
Nine points currently separate top position with eleventh placed Holmer Green so it's not necessarily one of the top five teams who may finish top - Any team putting together a decent run of form still has a chance.
Although you might read something into the fact AFC Dunstable and Welwyn Garden City have the record for the most goals scored (26) and least goals conceded (6)?
Could Cockfosters take some points off of AFC Dunstable over their next two games? - They travel to Creasey Park tomorrow with a decent away record of 3 wins and 1 draw from 4 games. They then play the return game next Saturday. Points in these games would move Cockfosters up from their current eighth place position.
NEXT SCHEDULED LEAGUE GAMES FOR TOP FIVE
|DATE||AFC DUNSTABLE||HERTFORD TOWN||WELWYN GC||HADLEY||LONDON COLNEY|
|10/10||Cockfosters||St Margaretsbury||LEVERSTOCK GREEN||Sun Sports||FC Broxbourne Borough|
|14/10||-||-||FC BROXBOURNE BOROUGH||-||-|
|17/10||HAREFIELD UNITED||HADLEY||Holmer Green||Hertford Town||COCKFOSTERS|
|20/10||-||-||St Margaretsbury||-||HOLMER GREEN|
|24/10||-||FC Broxbourne Borough||-||HOLMER GREEN||Biggleswade United|
At the bottom of the the table Bedford and Harefield are still without a win. Harefield play Colney Heath (A) tomorrow followed by a bottom of the table clash at home to Bedford next Saturday. Bedford welcome 12th placed Sun Sports to McMullen Park tomorrow.
Third bottom Biggleswade United Head Coach Cristian Colas must be scratching his head as to his team's league form. In eight games they have scored just four goals and won only one game being an opening day victory over Holmer Green. That's a strike rate of one goal every two games. There is a complete difference in their Cup games however - they have scored an amazing seventeen goasls in five games which is a strike rate of 3.4 goals every game. One of those victories was a memorable FA Cup 5-3 victory over Chalfont St Peter who currently top the Evo Stik Southern League Division One (Central). Thankfully their next two games come in cup competitions at home to Leverstock Green tomorrow in the FA Vase and then in midweek at home to Sun Sports in the Premier Division Cup. Their next league game is on Saturday 10th October at home to seventeenth placed London Tigers.
SOME FACTS AND FIGURES ON THE SEASON SO FAR
UNBEATEN (3 teams) - AFC Dunstable, Hertford Town and London Colney
NO WINS (2) - Harefield United and Bedford
NO HOME DEFEATS (6) - AFC Dunstable, Hertford Town, London Colney, Berkhamsted, Hoddesdon Town and Tring Athletic
NO HOME WINS (3) - Harefield United, Bedford and Stotfold
NO AWAY DEFEATS (5) - AFC Dunstable, Hertford Town, London Colney, Welwyn GC and Cockfosters
NO AWAY WINS (5) - Harefield United, Bedford, Biggleswade United, Leverstock Green and Sun Sports
MOST GOALS SCORED - 26 - AFC Dunstable and Welwyn GC
LEAST GOALS SCORED - 4 - Biggleswade United
LEAST GOALS CONCEDED - 6 AFC Dunstable and Welwyn GC
MOST GOALS CONCEDED - 33 Oxhey Jets
|WILL IT BE ONE OF THE TOP FIVE TOPPING THE LEAGUE AT THE BUSINESS END OF THE SEASON?|