Fixtures for Saturday 1st October
AFC Sudbury v Leatherhead
Enfield Town v Dulwich Hamlet
Lowestoft Town v Harlow Town
Needham Market v Metropolitan Police
Kingstonian v Grays Athletic - Sunday
With many clubs involved in FA Cup action there is only four games in the Premier Division. Sixth placed Needham Market will be looking to get back to their good form of late against bottom side Metropolitan Police after their 5-1 defeat at Harlow Town in midweek. The Hawks travel to Lowestoft Town who won only their third game at Grays Athletic on Wednesday evening.
Enfield Town could go as high as 7th and Dulwich Hamlet 5th depending on Harlow Town and AFC Sudbury's results. There should be a good crowd at Donkey Lane on Saturday afternoon.
|HAMPTON & RICHMOND - 15/16||10||4||4||2||11||12||-1||16|
|HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE||9||7||1||1||18||8||+10||22|
The above is a comparison of 2015/16 champion's Hampton and Richmond's start and the amazing start to this season both Leiston and Havant & Waterlooville have made. Tonbridge (20pts) and Bognor Regis (18pts) have also made excellent starts to the campaign.
Leiston's next two league games are trips to Leatherhead next Wednesday evening (subject to a possible FA Cup replay) and Staines Town next weekend.
Havant go to Burgess Hill Town on Tuesday evening (again subject to possible FA Cup replays) followed by a home game against Harlow Town next Saturday.
CURRENT PREMIER DIVISION ODDS
courtesy of skybet.com
Tonbridge Angels 7/1
Bognor Regis Town 10/1
The bookmakers still make Havant 2/1 favourites even though Leiston's amazing scoring record of 3.2 goals per league game is far superior than any other team - the Hampshire side are second best on 2 goals per game equal with Dulwich Hamlet.
DIVISION ONE (NORTH)
Aveley v Brentwood Town
Brightlingsea Regent vs Tilbury
Bury Town v Bowers & Pitsea
Cheshunt v Witham Town
Dereham Town v Heybridge Swifts
Maldon & Tiptree v AFC Hornchurch
Romford v Haringey Borough
VCD Athletic v Soham Town Rangers
Waltham Abbey v Thurrock
Ware v Phoenix Sports
Wroxham v Great Wakering Rovers
In D1N table topper's Phoenix Sports visit Ware (15th) with the game of the day between Bury Town (2nd) and Bowers & Pitsea (3rd). Wroxham, still without a victory in eleven games and firmly anchored to the bottom of the table, entertain Great Wakering Rovers (17th).
DIVISION ONE (SOUTH)
Chatham Town v South Park
Chipstead v Greenwich Borough
Cray Wanderers v Molesey
East Grinstead Town v Sittingbourne
Herne Bay v Corinthian-Casuals
Lewes v Guernsey
Ramsgate v Whyteleafe
Three Bridges v Dorking Wanderers
Tooting & Mitcham United v Hythe Town
Dorking Wanderers currently lead D1S by goal difference but they have two games in hand over Tooting and Mitcham United. Dorking go to Three Bridges (19th and one win in nine games) with The Terrors entertaining fifth placed Hythe Town. Godalming Town are bottom of the table with no wins in ten games and just one draw - they are not in action this weekend and next play in the league on Wednesday 12th October at South Park subject to possible FA Trophy replays. Their latest result was a 1-4 home defeat against Chipstead whom ex Enfield Town player Raheem Sterling-Parker scored a hat-trick - his has now hit the back of the net seven times this season for The Chips. They host fourth placed Greenwich Borough this Saturday who were expected by many to be involved in the league title this season - two defeats in their opening ten games shows they mean business.
It's also great to see Corinthian Casuals, who so cruelly missed out on the play-offs last season, up in third place on just one defeat in ten games. They go to Herne Bay at the weekend who are struggling in 23rd place at present.
THE EMIRATES FA CUP
THIRD ROUND QUALIFYING
Red denotes Premier Division
Blue denotes D1N
Green denotes D1S
Billericay Town v Chippenham Town
Burgess Hill Town v Cadbury Heath
Chesham United v Staines Town
Ebbsfleet United v Havant & Waterlooville
Faversham Town v Egham Town
Harrow Borough v Winchester City
Hendon v AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Hungerford Town v Leiston
Margate v Hastings United
Merstham v Thamesmead Town
North Leigh v Folkestone Invicta
St Albans City v Worthing
Tonbridge Angels v Hereford
Westfield v Walton Casuals
In the Emirates FA Cup there are three D1S, one D1N and eleven Premier Division sides left in the competition. Burgess Hill Town entertain Western Premier Cadbury Heath (step 5 on the non-league ladder) - A win would see The Hillians through to the 4 qualifying round for only the third time in their history. In 1999, 2008 and 2014 they knocked on the door of the First Round proper losing to Hereford United, Harlow Town and Dartford. It's Cadbury Heath's fifth game of the Cup already having beaten Folland Sports, Team Solent, Plymouth Parkway and Arlesford Town already on their historic run.
At least one Ryman League side will get through to the Fourth Qualifying Round as Premier Division Merstham play D1N side Thamesmead Town.