Burnham Ramblers of the Essex Senior League have had a miserable start to their season. Going into Saturday's FA Vase home tie with Hertfordshire Senior League side London Lions they had lost all nine of their league games and their FA Cup game 9-0 against Ilford. They get a chance for some revenge against The Foxes as they play the East London side in the next round of the Vase on Saturday 24th September. The Lions who have made a great start to their league season were unlucky on the day as they missed a penalty during the game.
It's not just the Ramblers who are not in good form as Burnham FC (from Buckinghamshire) are rock bottom of the UHLSport Hellenic League Premier Division. They have played nine league games and lost all nine conceding 52 goals in the process. The Blues were relegated last season from the Evo Stik Southern League Division One (Central) last season and parted company with boss Dave Tuttle in August. Luther Blissett has been helping with the coaching of the team of late. There next game is away at Ascot United on Tuesday evening.
It's not all doom and gloom as Burnham United of the Somerset County League Division One (West) have points on the board with a win (5-0 versus Glastonbury), a draw (2-2 versus Highbridge Town) and a 0-1 loss versus Illminster Town. On Saturday they lost 5-0 to Uphill Castle in a Premier Division/Division One cup group game.
HAMPTON AND RICHMOND IN SECOND PLACE IN THE VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH
The Beavers, Champions of the Ryman Premier Division, have made a fantastic start to life at Step Two of the non-league ladder. Saturday saw them record a 2-1 home victory over Bath City in front of a crowd of 516 people. Ironically their only league defeat so far has come against the Ryman Premier play-off winner's East Thurrock United on Saturday 13th August. They travel to Whitehawk tomorrow evening who have only won one game of their opening nine. The Hawks recently parted company with their manager Pablo Asensio who had only been in charge since January 2016. Richard Hill, the former manager of Eastleigh, has taken over and lost his first game in charge at home to Chelmsford City at the weekend.
NO STOPPING OLIVER HAWKINS AT DAGENHAM AND REDBRIDGE
Striker Oliver Hawkins scored his second hat-trick on the season for The Daggers in their 2-5 away victory at struggling North Ferriby United. Signed from Vanarama National South side Hemel Hempsted Town in January whilst John Still's side were still a Football League side. He started his career with North Greenford United in 2009 before joining Northwood and then The Tudors. He also spent a period on loan to Harrow Borough whilst with Hemel.
EAST KILBRIDE AND BUCKIE THISTLE LOOKING GOOD IN SCOTLAND
The winners of the Ferrari Packaging Lowland League and the Highland League in Scotland now play-off against each other and then against the bottom side of the Ladbrokes Scottish League Division Two. East Kilbride have won all eight of their Lowland League games so far scoring 29 and letting in just 3 along the way. Buckie Thistle are top of the Highland League winning all of their eight games played scoring an incredible 41 goals and letting in 10 goals. Edinburgh City who were promoted via the play-offs last season are currently bottom of the early League Two table drawing one and losing four of their opening league games. They drew 1-1 at Stirling Albion on Saturday thanks to an 84th minute goal from Ross Allum.
BROMSGROVE SPORTING HIT THIRTEEN IN THE FA VASE
Bromsgrove Sporting who play in the Midland League Division One made a great start on their Road to Wembley by destroying East Midlands Counties Premier side Ellistown and Ibstock United 13-0. Sean Brian got four goals, Tony Clarke (3), Ahmed Ali (2), Aaron Roberts (2) and Chris Conway (2) in the victroy. It was Ellistown's ninth game of the season and their ninth defeat along with their 46th goal conceded. They have scored just two goals.