Monday, 30 October 2017


1 DULWICH HAMLET 15 +18 33 2.20
2 HENDON 15 +17 30 2.00
3 BILLERICAY TOWN 10 +20 27 2.70
4 LEISTON 14 +7 26 1.86
5 MET POLICE  15 +3 24 1.60 

It's no surprise that the bookmakers rate Billericay Town at 1/10 for the Bostik Premier Division title with current table topper's Dulwich Hamlet at 8/1 followed by everyone else at 33/1 or more! 

There has been some movement in the big spending Essex club's squad over the weekend with the signing of centre back Dean Inman from Vanarama National League side Maidenhead United. The fee paid was reported as £27,600 which is a club record ahead of current centre forward Jake Robinson. 

Leaving the club is fan's favourite Joe Ellul who departs having scored twice in their 3-1 home FA Trophy victory over Tooting and Mitcham United. The big central defender's next club is not known at present. 

Billericay have five games in hand over Dulwich Hamlet and Hendon due to their Emirates FA Cup run - they travel to fellow Bostik Premier side Leatherhead next Sunday in an eagerly anticipated First Round Proper tie. 

If they win just four of those five games in hand they'll be potentially six points ahead of Hamlet and nine points ahead of Hendon. 

Dulwich Hamlet are in great form at present having beem unbeaten in their last eight league games (they've won seven) - their last league defeat came on Tuesday 12th September when Hendon won 0-1 at Champion Hill. 

Former Crystal Palace striker Reise Allassani (who spent some time on loan with Vanarama National League side Bromley last season) has been amongst the goals lately as well as midfielder Nathan Ferguson.  

Hendon, currently in second place, have a 100% winning record at Silver Jubilee Park having won seven out of seven league games scoring twenty goals and letting in just one. 

On Saturday 21st October 2017 they won 1-2 at Worthing which was their tenth victory in fifteen league games. Ironically a year ago on Saturday 22nd October 2016 they won 1-2 at Worthing which was only their third victory in twelve league games played. This shows how much Gary McCann's squad has improved. 

Leiston were expected by many to do well this season and they have only lost two times in fourteen league games. The Suffolk side missed out on the play offs by just two points in 2016/17. 

The Met Police have conceded 25 goals but find themselves in fifth position which is a great achievement for all at the club. They are unbeaten in seven league games and their defensive record has improved drastically since their opening 7 games of the season where they let in 16 goals (2.29 goals per game) to just 9 goals in their last 8 games (1.13 goals per game). 

There are just twelve points separating Met Police and Tooting & Mitcham United in 23rd place which shows any team with a run of good form and wins could climb up into contention with a chance of finishing in the top five. 

Margate, currently fourteenth, could be one of those teams as they have the best defensive record in the league conceding just nine goals in twelve league games played. If they could start scoring more (they only have hit the net 14 times - only Leatherhead and Needham Market have less at 13 goals) they could start to move up the table. Their next game is at home to Metropolitan Police tomorrow which looks like a really interesting game in prospect. 

Worthing are well adrift at the bottom of the table on just three points and no wins at present in fifteen league games played.

Margate v Met Police 
Needham Market v Billericay Town 
Staines Town v Enfield Town 
Brightlingsea Regent v Harlow Town 
Burgess Hill Town v Leiston 
Enfield Town v Tonbridge Angels 
Folkestone Invicta v Dorking Wanderers 
Hendon v Kingstonian 
Lowestoft Town v Metropolitan Police 
Margate v Staines Town 
Needham Market v Worthing 
Thurrock v Dulwich Hamlet 
Tooting & Mitcham United v Harrow Borough

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