Thursday, 12 January 2017
SOME RYMAN PREMIER NUMBERS & STATISTICS
ONE - ENFIELD TOWN and LEISTON have each only lost one game at home.
TWO - HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE have only lost two of their games on their travels.
THIRTY-FIVE - HARLOW TOWN have let in thirty-five goals in games away from The Harlow Arena which is in stark contrast to only eleven goals they have let in at home.
TWO - WORTHING are the form side of the division. They have only let in two goals in their last six games.
GF 50 GA 42.....GF 44 FA 42 - Fine Margins!! - Two teams have very similar attacking and defending figures. The top one is for title chasing NEEDHAM MARKET. The bottom one is for relegation fighters MERSTHAM.
2-1 - HENDON recorded their first win in nine games with a 2-1 win over Merstham last Saturday. The Moatsiders are still without a win on their travels in thirteen games played.
EIGHT - WORTHING are unbeaten in eight games. They are presently only two points off the play zone.
46.51% - WORTHING have won 46.51% of their points total in their last eight games.
SIXTY-FIVE - Bottom side GRAYS ATHLETIC have let in the most goals (65) which equates to 2.5 goal per every game they have played.
2/1 - HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE are still rated as the favourites for the title very closely followed by BOGNOR REGIS TOWN rated at 21/10 and Leiston at 4/1.
SIXTY-FOUR - LEISTON are top scorers hitting the back of the net on average 2.78 goals per game average. WORTHING are second in the goal scoring league on 2.04 goals per game. They are the only two sides to score over 2 goals per game.
TEN - Draw specialists are ENFIELD TOWN and DULWICH HAMLET who have each drawn ten games each. The Towners shade the draw league on a percentage basis - Hamlet have drawn 34.48% of their games played with Town on 37.08%. MERTSHAM on 34.61% also love a draw on 9 games in 26 played.
FIFTY-TWO - NEEDHAM MARKET now have one more point than they achieved all of last season over forty-six games.
SEVENTEEN - Matt Blake of LEISTON currently leads the top goalscoring charts - he scored four in their last game at BURGESS HILL TOWN. He is closely followed by WORTHING's Lloyd Dawes on FIFTEEN who is in excellent form scoring a hat-trick in his last two games against GRAYS ATHLETIC and CANVEY ISLAND. Ryan Moss of Kingstonian is also on fifteen goals.
TWO - more signings have been announced by BILLERICAY TOWN this week as two players join from Vanarama Naitonal sides. Striker Christian Assombalonga scored a large number of goals for Waltham Abbey in the RD1(N) last season which alerted Dagenham and Redbridge to sign him last summer. He played 14 times for The Daggers and had recently joined Vanarama South side St Albans City on loan. He now joins 'Ricay on a permanent deal. Defender Rob Swaine has also re-joined from Bromley where he has been playing since leaving The New Lodge in 2013 - He Captained The Ravens in their successful promotion to non-league's top division in 2015.
FOUR - Ryman Premier teams represent the league this weekend in The Buildbase FA Trophy Second Round. Three are at home to Vanarama National League sides - AFC SUDBURY host Macclesfield Town, HARLOW TOWN welcome York City and WORTHING host Sutton United. DULWICH HAMLET journey to Brighton to face Vanarama South side WHITEHAWK. D1 (S) side SOUTH PARK have an amazing day out and game at Tranmere Rovers as they look to continue on their memorable Road to Wembley. They are all rated as outsiders for the games - AFC SUDBURY are 19/5, HARLOW TOWN are rated at 4/1, WORTHING are 13/5 and DULWICH HAMLET 24/11. SOUTH PARK are 16/1 to win at Prenton Park!
ZERO - The number of Ryman Premier clubs in the semi-finals of the Essex Senior Cup. D1(N) Tilbury's victory over BILLERICAY TOWN on penalty kicks ended the division's interest in the Cup. The Dockers join Heybridge Swifts, East Thurrock United and either Braintree Town or Chelmsford City in the last four.
1,207 - DULWICH HAMLET have the highest average attendance compared to WINGATE & FINCHLEY's having the lowest on just 137. Hamlet's figure is more than every team in the Vanarama South - Ebbsfleet United on 1,136 have the highest average in that division. The figure even beats Vanarama National side's Southport, Guiseley, Solihull Moors, Gateshead, Braintree Town, North Ferriby United and Boreham Wood.
THIRTEEN - Since the division went to 24 teams in 2013/14 no team has finished in the top five that has lost 14+ games. This means the stat show of the current top half STAINES TOWN (14) and KINGSTONIAN (14) won't finish in the play-off zone. HARLOW TOWN (11) and LOWESTOFT TOWN (11) can only afford to lose three of their remaining games if they have any aspirations of finishing in the top five - Of course every season is different so you never know?
SATURDAY RYMAN PREMIER DIVISION FIXTURES
Bognor Regis Town v Enfield Town
Grays Athletic v Wingate & Finchley
Harrow Borough v Canvey Island
Havant & Waterlooville v Burgess Hill Town
Leatherhead v Kingstonian
Leiston v Billericay Town
Lowestoft Town v Merstham
Metropolitan Police v Folkestone Invicta
Needham Market v Staines Town
Tonbridge Angels v Hendon