Friday, 4 November 2016


Saturday 5th November

AFC Sudbury v Staines Town 
After winning four of their opening nine games AFC Sudbury have since lost five in six with their only win being a home 5-1 result against struggler's Grays Athletic. The Swans recorded a good 2-0 home win against Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday evening with QPR loanee Brandon Adams getting both goals. On the road Johnson Hippolyte's side have two wins in seven games against Met Police and Leatherhead - they have only lost two of the seven with three draws.  

Billericay Town v Grays Athletic 
An Essex derby at The New Lodge. It's already looking like the season is going to be a long hard struggle for Grays who are second from bottom in the table with just two wins at home to Harlow Town and away at Worthing. The home side are in chasing pack for the play-offs and are unbeaten in eight league games winning five and drawing three. The visitors have currently the worst goal difference in the division on -22 conceding 2.44 goals per game. Form says home win and the bookmakers say so too making The Blues 6/11 odds on - In local derby games you just never know though?   

Bognor Regis Town v Wingate & Finchley 
The many people who thought The Rocks wouldn't have as successful season than they had last campaign after losing a number of keys players over the summer have been proved wrong as they are currently in third place and have only lost three of their fifteen games played. At home they have won five, drawn one and lost one of seven games played making Nyewood Lane a very difficult place to visit. The visitors have a very good defensive record letting in just 19 goals but they have only scored 17 times - only Harrow Borough (13) and Met Police (16) have a worse record. Ex Enfield Town defender Claudio Vilcu scored his first goal for Wingate in their midweek FA Trophy victory over Grays Athletic. From says a home win but I can see it being only a very narrow one with Wingate's defence frustrating Bognor during the 90 minutes. 

Enfield Town v Worthing 
Worthing have three wins in their eight away league games played. They have come against struggling Met Police and Hendon along with Kingstonian who are one of only three teams to lost more than 9 games or more - the others are Met Police and Grays Athletic. The Town have a good home record with three wins, three draws and just one defeat - 12th v 8th in the table - A win would put The Towners above Worthing on GD. 

Folkestone Invicta v Canvey Island 
Canvey Island are one of the four teams occupying the relegation zone but they showed in their FA Trophy game at Enfield Town by going 0-2 up last weekend in George Sykes they have a player who likes a goal. Both teams are out of form with just one win each in their last six league games. 

Hendon v Havant & Waterlooville 
Another side struggling to put any sort of run of good results together is Hendon who are currently placed in the relegation zone. They have the worst defensive record over the last six games played letting in 18 goals and lost 5-0 at Leiston in The FA Trophy last weekend. Form says Havant, one of the title contenders, should record a win at Silver Jubilee Park. 

Leatherhead v Lowestoft Town
The Tanners won their first league game in six last time out against Grays Athletic. The Trawlerboys are looking like they will be a solid mid-table team this season winning five, drawing six and losing five of their sixteen games played so far. Everyone connected with The Suffolk club will probably be pleased with this following relegation from the Vanarama North division last season and a drop in playing budget. Leatherhead (drawn six of seventeen) also like a draw so this game could end up all square. 

Metropolitan Police v Burgess Hill Town
It the without a win at home team versus without a win on the road team at Imber Court. The Met have improved over the last month or so with a scoring record of 0,2,1,2,2,2 and 2 in their league and cup games played. Incredibly this is Burgess Hill's first away game since Tuesday 27th September. They may not have won in the league away from home but they have only lost once in six games which came against title chasing Leiston - The other five have been draws.  

Needham Market v Dulwich Hamlet 
With Leiston not in action The Marketmen could go top of the league with victory over the South London side. Dulwich only have two wins in eight games on the road but are difficult to beat losing only one and drawing five. Could go either way? 

Tonbridge Angels v Kingstonian
The K's ended a run of four league defeats in a row with a good 4-1 away win at Hendon in midweek so will be in a more confident mood on their visit to Longmeadow. Tonbridge's last league game was a surprising 4-0 defeat at Wingate but they have followed this up with a 2-0 Ryman Cup win versus Sittingbourne and a 4-1 away Trophy replay victory over Ashford Town (Middx) after a 3-3 draw on Saturday. There should be goals in this one. 

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