Thursday, 29 September 2016


Fixtures for Saturday 1st October

AFC Sudbury v Leatherhead 
Enfield Town v Dulwich Hamlet 
Lowestoft Town v Harlow Town 
Needham Market v Metropolitan Police 
Kingstonian v Grays Athletic - Sunday 

With many clubs involved in FA Cup action there is only four games in the Premier Division. Sixth placed Needham Market will be looking to get back to their good form of late against bottom side Metropolitan Police after their 5-1 defeat at Harlow Town in midweek. The Hawks travel to Lowestoft Town who won only their third game at Grays Athletic on Wednesday evening. 

Enfield Town could go as high as 7th and Dulwich Hamlet 5th depending on Harlow Town and AFC Sudbury's results. There should be a good crowd at Donkey Lane on Saturday afternoon.   

HAMPTON & RICHMOND - 15/16 10 4 4 2 11 12 -1 16
LEISTON 10 8 2 0 32 13 +19 26
HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE 9 7 1 1 18 8 +10 22

The above is a comparison of 2015/16 champion's Hampton and Richmond's start and the amazing start to this season both Leiston and Havant & Waterlooville have made. Tonbridge (20pts) and Bognor Regis (18pts) have also made excellent starts to the campaign.  
Leiston's next two league games are trips to Leatherhead next Wednesday evening (subject to a possible FA Cup replay) and Staines Town next weekend. 

Havant go to Burgess Hill Town on Tuesday evening (again subject to possible FA Cup replays) followed by a home game against Harlow Town next Saturday. 

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Havant 2/1 
Leiston 4/1 
Tonbridge Angels 7/1 
Bognor Regis Town 10/1

The bookmakers still make Havant 2/1 favourites even though Leiston's amazing scoring record of 3.2 goals per league game is far superior than any other team - the Hampshire side are second best on 2 goals per game equal with Dulwich Hamlet. 

Aveley v Brentwood Town 
Brightlingsea Regent vs Tilbury 
Bury Town v Bowers & Pitsea 
Cheshunt v Witham Town 
Dereham Town v Heybridge Swifts 
Maldon & Tiptree v AFC Hornchurch 
Romford v Haringey Borough 
VCD Athletic v Soham Town Rangers 
Waltham Abbey v Thurrock 
Ware v Phoenix Sports 
Wroxham v Great Wakering Rovers

In D1N table topper's Phoenix Sports visit Ware (15th) with the game of the day between Bury Town (2nd) and Bowers & Pitsea (3rd). Wroxham, still without a victory in eleven games and firmly anchored to the bottom of the table, entertain Great Wakering Rovers (17th). 

Chatham Town v South Park 
Chipstead v Greenwich Borough 
Cray Wanderers v Molesey 
East Grinstead Town v Sittingbourne 
Herne Bay v Corinthian-Casuals 
Lewes v Guernsey 
Ramsgate v Whyteleafe 
Three Bridges v Dorking Wanderers 
Tooting & Mitcham United v Hythe Town 

Dorking Wanderers currently lead D1S by goal difference but they have two games in hand over Tooting and Mitcham United. Dorking go to Three Bridges (19th and one win in nine games) with The Terrors entertaining fifth placed Hythe Town. Godalming Town are bottom of the table with no wins in ten games and just one draw - they are not in action this weekend and next play in the league on Wednesday 12th October at South Park subject to possible FA Trophy replays. Their latest result was a 1-4 home defeat against Chipstead whom ex Enfield Town player Raheem Sterling-Parker scored a hat-trick - his has now hit the back of the net seven times this season for The Chips. They host fourth placed Greenwich Borough this Saturday who were expected by many to be involved in the league title this season - two defeats in their opening ten games shows they mean business. 

It's also great to see Corinthian Casuals, who so cruelly missed out on the play-offs last season, up in third place on just one defeat in ten games. They go to Herne Bay at the weekend who are struggling in 23rd place at present.  

Red denotes Premier Division 
Blue denotes D1N 
Green denotes D1S
Billericay Town v Chippenham Town 
Burgess Hill Town v Cadbury Heath 
Chesham United v Staines Town 
Ebbsfleet United v Havant & Waterlooville 
Faversham Town v Egham Town 
Harrow Borough v Winchester City 
Hendon v AFC Rushden & Diamonds 
Hungerford Town v Leiston 
Margate v Hastings United 
Merstham v Thamesmead Town 
North Leigh v Folkestone Invicta 
St Albans City v Worthing 
Tonbridge Angels v Hereford 
Westfield v Walton Casuals

In the Emirates FA Cup there are three D1S, one D1N and eleven Premier Division sides left in the competition. Burgess Hill Town entertain Western Premier Cadbury Heath (step 5 on the non-league ladder) - A win would see The Hillians through to the 4 qualifying round for only the third time in their history. In 1999, 2008 and 2014 they knocked on the door of the First Round proper losing to Hereford United, Harlow Town and Dartford. It's Cadbury Heath's fifth game of the Cup already having beaten Folland Sports, Team Solent, Plymouth Parkway and Arlesford Town already on their historic run. 

At least one Ryman League side will get through to the Fourth Qualifying Round as Premier Division Merstham play D1N side Thamesmead Town.  

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