SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE
PREMIER DIVISION TABLE - TOP FIVE ONLY
Berkhamsted are currently top the SSMFL Premier Division - they are the only step five side in the country left with an unbeaten league record having won twelve and drawn five of their seventeen games played. With their two games in hand Welwyn Garden City can overtake them - The Citizens have lost just one of their fifteen games played winning twelve and drawing two of them.
Harpenden Town and Biggleswade FC (both promoted from Division One last season) will be really pleased with their current placings. Hoddesdon Town are currently fourth but with twenty one games played are probably out of the title race already.
The three teams with a current Points Per Game (PPG) record of over 2 are the top three of Berkhamsted, Harpenden Town and Welwyn Garden City.
POINTS PER GAME RECORD OF THE CURRENT TOP FIVE
TOP FIVE CURRENT FORM TABLE
The current table toppers are bottom of the current form table for the top five dropping what could be important points in three draws against Edgware Town, Biggleswade United and Crawley Green. The form side for the whole division is currently sixth placed Leverstock Green who have won all of their last six league games. They had a terrible start to the campaign losing their four opening fixtures but as the below shows they have improved remarkably since then. With this up-turn in form I think, although they might not finish top of the table, they might have a say in where the title ends up in the games they have scheduled against the current top five.
LEVERSTOCK GREEN COMPARISON OF FORM
If you take a look at the top six v top six table you can see the current top three arguably have a tougher set of games having only played two and three games opposed to six for Leverstock Green, Biggleswade FC and Hoddesdon Town.
TOP SIX v TOP SIX
GAMES PLAYED TABLE
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There are some very interesting fixtures coming up for the top six sides -
The Comrades were recently knocked out of the FA Vase by local rival's Tring Athletic and have a chance to gain some revenge in a home league game on Saturday 23rd December. They then take a tough trip to Leverstock Green on Saturday 30th December before hosting Harpenden Town on Saturday 6th January.
As well as their trip to to Berkhamsted they face an away trip to Biggleswade FC on Saturday 16th December as well as Welwyn Garden City on Saturday 30th December.
Welwyn Garden City
Adam Fisher's side have an important game at Hoddesdon Town on Saturday 23rd December as well as the home game versus Harpenden Town.
The Lillywhites next three league games are at home to Hadley and the afformentioned game against Welwyn GC before a New Year/Christmas local derby at St Margaretsbury on Saturday 30th December.
Biggleswade's next league game is against Harpenden Town on Saturday 16th December before two hugely anticipated local derby games at Biggleswade United (Saturday 23rd December) and at home to Stotfold (Saturday 30th December).
Scott Dash's in form side face Colney Heath this Tuesday at Pancake Lane (weather permitting!) and then travel to Biggleswade United and Holmer Green prior to Christmas.