Friday, 22 March 2019


AFC Hornchurch (15th) v Bishop's Stortford (12th) 

The Urchins five wins in their last eight games has pulled them away from the bottom three and they now look all but safe from relegation. The Blues had a great 2-0 home victory over Haringey Borough last weekend which ended a run of six games without a win. Seventeen year old Ben Worman, who is currently on loan from League Two side Cambridge United, scored both goals which brought his tally with the Hertfordshire side to eight goals in fourteen games. A difficult game to predict so i'll say it's going to end all square. 

Bognor Regis Town (9th) v Leatherhead (10th) 

A huge game for both sides who are both five points off of the play-off zone. I'd say with six games left after this one a defeat for either side would almost end their play-off hopes. The Rocks drew an eventful game 3-3 at Enfield Town last Saturday - they were 2-3 up only for Town to equalise on 87 minutes. They are now five games (drawn three and lost two) without a win. 
The Tanners have a good defensive record of late letting in only six in their last ten compared to Bognor's seventeen conceded - This game sees Bognor (the third highest scoring team in the division) versus Leatherhead (the second best defence in the league). Another tough game to predict - I think this may end 1-1 or 2-2.    

Burgess Hill Town (22nd) v Margate (15th) 

Time is running out for The Hillians who are bottom of the table but their 2-3 away win at Kingstonian last weekend has given them a chance as they are now only five points off of Whitehawk in nineteenth place. The Gate are one of the form sides in the division and are still unbeaten since Jay Saunders took over - they are without defeat in seven games but in five of those they have only scored once. The home side need a victory but I will side with the visitors to win this one either 0-1 or 1-2. 

Carshalton Athletic (6th) v Brightlingsea Regent (13th) 

The Robins are in tremendous form and are in with a real chance of making the play-offs. They had a fantastic 2-3 win at Dorking Wanderers last weekend and was their eleventh game without a defeat. The result ended The Wanderer's fourteen game unbeaten run. Regent only have two wins in their last ten games but are difficult to beat as they've drawn their last three games. Anything but a comfortable home win will be a surprise result. 

Corinthian-Casuals (18th) v Dorking Wanderers (1st)

The Casuals are without a win in nine league games. The Wanderers unbeaten run was ended last weekend. Casuals have let in twenty goals in the last ten games with the title favourite's scoring thirty so it's hard to look anywhere but an away win. Wanderer's can get to a total of ninety-five points if they win all their remaining seven games with their nearest challenger's Haringey Borough having a possible points total of eighty-two. Looking at this two more wins would put Dorking on 80 points which will be probably be enough to win the title. I predict this will be a win for Wanderers which will put them one step closer to the title. Their title odds of 1/100 show that the bookmakers are pretty confident they'll end up top of the league! 

Folkestone Invicta (8th) v Worthing (5th) 

One of the games of the day if you look at league positions. An away win would put Worthing seven points ahead of Invicta and effectively end their chance of making the play-offs. Invicta's fourteen defeats is the highest for any teams in the current top ten which I would say makes them outsiders for making the top five even before kick off. The Kent side only have two wins in their last six games - one being against struggling Harlow Town whereas Worthing are unbeaten in eight of which four have been drawn. This is likely to a close game which I think might end in a draw.   


Haringey Borough (2nd) v Enfield Town (7th) 

Another fantastic game in prospect which is likely to attract a huge crowd to Coles Park where there will be a noisy atmosphere in what could be a dress rehearsal to a potential play off game at the end of the season. Borough only have three wins in their last ten games and are without a win in three. Town have only lost three in ten and are unbeaten in four games. The key player could be Haringey's Mark Kirby who is adored by both sets of fans having been a fan favourite with the Town faithful prior to his move down the A10 to Borough. Make no mistake though if he scores he won't be one of those players who doesn't celebrate against a former club. Andy Leese's side need a win after last weekend's 3-3 draw and I think they may just shade this one but it'll be close.    

Lewes (11th) v Kingstonian (16th) 

Dean Brennan and his coaching staff left The K's after last weekend's home defeat against Burgess Hill Town. The former Billericay Town and Hemel Hempstead Town boss had only been in charge for five games of which four were defeats. Kim Harris has been installed as manager for the rest of the season - he was previously in charge between 2002 and 2004 as well as a spell as caretaker in 2017. Former Tooting and Mitcham United manager Frank Wilson also joins as assistant to Harris who has also managed at Chertsey Town, Walton Casuals and Corinthian Casuals. Lewes have failed to score in five of their last eight games so are clearly finding the back of the net hard to find. Impossible to predict with the upheaval at Kingstonian - I'm not sure what players have left and who has stayed put? 

Merstham (4th) v Harlow Town (21st) 

It was a Saturday to forget for The Hawks last weekend as they lost an amazing game 2-7 at home to relegation rival's Wingate and Finchley who were 0-5 up after just 33 minutes. Merstham lost 1-0 at in-form Margate in difficult conditions but could of rescued a point from the game when Roman Michael-Percil hit the post from 30 yards out. The Essex side have played six away games in 2019 winning one (at Burgess Hill Town), drawing two (at Brightlingsea Regent and Corinthian Casuals) and losing three (at Carshalton Athletic, Worthing and Dorking Wanderers). Merstham will be the favourites for this game but Harlow will be looking to put things right after last week's horror showing. 

Whitehawk (19th) v Tonbridge Angels (3rd) 

The Hawks have lost their last two games after winning four in a row that lifted them out of the bottom three. The Angels have failed to score in three of their last six games - their last two away games have ended 0-0 which suggests this could be a close game. 

Wingate & Finchley (20th) v Potters Bar Town (17th) 

Wingate's players will be in a positive mood after last weekend's victory at Harlow Town but will know that performance will all be forgotten should they lose against Potters Bar Town who make the short trip to The Maurice Rebak Stadium. The Scholars are only four points above the home side in the table and still in danger of finishing in the bottom three. They are another side finding it hard to score at present with just five goals in the last ten games - equally they are good at the back letting in just six in those games. I think this will be a home victory but it won't be as easy for them as last week as Potters Bar will defend well. I predict either 2-0 or 2-1. 

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