It's shaping up to be an exciting race for the title in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division. Dunstable Town lead the way but are only four points ahead of Aylesbury United. The Ducks have played one more game than the current leaders who are currently undefeated. Dunstable Town were runner's up to Royston Town last season and are clearly intent on going one better this campaign. Their last league defeat came at home to Hillingdon Borough (0-1) Saturday 14th April 2012.
Oxhey Jets, whom finished in seventeenth place last season, have improved remarkably for the 2012/13 season. They have already equalled the amount of wins (13) they managed in 42 games last season and victory in their next scheduled league game at Haringey Borough on Tuesday will see them go to 45 points which what they managed last season. Should the Jets win the two games in hand they have only Dunstable Town they will be only two points behind. The same goes for bang-in-form St Margaretsbury who are on 38 points having played 16 games. The Bury boys have only lost twice at Hillingdon Borough (2-0) on Tuesday 21st August and at Dunstable Town (5-3) on Saturday 20th October. Since the loss at Creasey Park they have won six games in a row against Stotfold, Hanwell Town, Harefield United, Berkhamsted, Aylesbury United and Leverstock Green. Anthony Anststead has been in great form scoring 14 times in 9 league games.
Last season's Division One champions London Colney are currently in fourth place but have played twenty-two games and have lost seven which is probably two many to be able to win the title at the end of the season. However, They will be pleased with their return to Step 5 football.
Down at the bottom it's Holmer Green who prop up the table having lost seventeen of their twenty-one games. They have also conceded 90 (ninety!!) in those games which have included recent 11-0 and 7-0 defeats at Dunstable Town and Aylesbury United. Their 4.29 goals conceded per game is unfortunately well above the 3.07 goals conceded per game by last season's bottom team Hatfield Town. If they carry on at the 4.29 rate they'll end up with GA column of around 180!
A key game coming up for second placed Aylesbury United is their local derby at Tring Athletic on Saturday 15th December. Tring have only lost two in their last ten games against Ampthill Town and St Mags. Last season's games attracted 161 to The Grass Roots Stadium and 124 to Bell Close where The Ducks currently share with Leighton Town. Sadly there has been no new news or update regarding bringing the team back to their home town.
FACTS ON FIGURES ON THE SEASON SO FAR
|MOST WINS||15- DUNSTABLE TOWN*|
|MOST DEFEATS||17 - HOLMER GREEN|
|MOST DRAWS||6 - BIGGLESWADE UNITED & HILLINGDON BOROUGH|
|LEAST WINS||2 - HOLMER GREEN, LONDON TIGERS & HILLINGDON BOROUGH|
|LEAST DEFEATS||0 - DUNSTABLE TOWN|
|LEAST DRAWS||1 - HATFIELD TOWN|
|MOST GOALS SCORED||69 - DUNSTABLE TOWN|
|LEAST GOALS SCORED||22 - LONDON TIGERS|
|MOST GOALS CONCEDED||90 - HOLMER GREEN|
|LEAST GOALS CONCEDED||21 - ST MARGARETSBURY|
|BEST GD||+47 -DUNSTABLE TOWN|
|WORST GD||-61 - HOLMER GREEN|
|HIGHEST CROWD||159 - DUNSTABLE TOWN V AYLESURY UNITED (3/11/12)|
|LOWEST CROWD||10 - LONDON TIGERS V AFC DUNSTABLE (18/8/12)
10 - LONDON TIGERS V STOTFOLD (29/9/12)
|HIGHEST AVG CROWD||121 - AYLESBURY UNITED|
|*||DENOTES ST MAGS HAVE A WIN PERCENTAGE OF 75% WHICH IS THE SAME AS DUNSTABLE TOWN.|