CHIPSTEAD, WHITSTABLE TOWN and HYTHE TOWN
Chipstead have had a terrible start to their campaign with just one draw from eight league games they have played so far. Their solitary point gained came in a 1-1 draw at home to Three Bridges back on Tuesday 11th September. Simon Colbran (ex Worthing, Horsham and Reading boss) departed after their 1-4 home defeat to Molesey - He had only been in charge since the turn of the year taking over from Steve Baker who left to join Harrow Borough. Former Epson and Ewell manager Lyndon Buckwell is the new manager looking to take The Chips up the league. They travel away to the seaside to play eighth placed Ramsgate on Saturday.
Whitstable Town, like Chipstead, only have one point to show from their eight league games played so far. Their draw came in the local derby with Herne Bay on Monday 31st August. They to have parted company with their manager Will Graham leaving the club after only being appointed during the summer - Simon Halsey has recently been announced as new boss on Tuesday 8th September. He has much experience having been boss of Herne Bay, Ramsgate, Lordswood and Fisher. The Oystermen welcome Tooting and Mitcham United on Saturday.
Hythe Town have faired a little better with four draws from their nine games played so far. All the draws have come in their last four home games ending 1-1, 1-1, 0-0 and 0-0. They go to Walton Casuals on Saturday.
Both Barkingside and Haringey Borough were without a win going into their clash at Coles Park on Tuesday evening. Gursel Gulfer's side came out on top with a 2-3 win leaving just Tom Loizou's side without a win the division. Many people expected Borough to do better having performed really well in winning the Essex Senior League title last season but it's been a frustrating start for them so far. It doesn't get any better with the visit of Bury Town tomorrow who are the only side left unbeaten in the division. Borough's two draws so far have come at home to Dereham Town (0-0) and away to Waltham Abbey (1-1). Ex Enfield Town forward Danny Ailey has scored four goals in league and cup games so far.
VCD ATHLETIC and NEEDHAM MARKET
VCD Athletic and Needham Market are the two Premier Division sides without a victory so far. The Marketmen have four draws from nine games played with Athletic getting three draws from their eight games. Needham welcome Harrow Borough to Bloomfields tomorrow with VCD Athletic going to the Metropolitan Police. VCD have scored just 2 goals in their 8 games. Both suffered shock defeats in midweek FA Cup replays - Needham crashed out at Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Stanway Rovers 3-0 having two men sent off in the process with VCD going down 4-3 at Evo Stik Division One (South and West) side Didcot Town whose winning goal came in the 90th minute.
HOW MANY TEAMS WILL BE LEFT WITHOUT A WIN ON SATURDAY EVENING?