Friday, 10 August 2018


The Bostik League returns tomorrow with a new increased fixture list with the new division at step four of the non-league ladder. Here is the fixture list along with each division's Cold End game of the day. 

AFC Hornchurch v Leatherhead
Bishop's Stortford v Dorking Wanderers
Burgess Hill Town v Potters Bar Town
Folkestone Invicta v Enfield Town
Haringey Borough v Bognor Regis Town
Kingstonian v Brightlingsea Regent
Lewes v Carshalton Athletic
Margate v Corinthian-Casuals
Merstham v Tonbridge Angels
Whitehawk v Harlow Town
Worthing v Wingate & Finchley 

The game at Hartsdown Park I'm going to give the game of the day in the Premier Division purely and simply because the historic Corinthian Casuals return to the top division of the Isthmian League for the first time since the 1973/74 season! I hope the loyal fans of The Casuals enjoy their day on the Kent coast. 

Aveley v Dereham Town
Canvey Island v Barking
Coggeshall Town v Bowers & Pitsea
Felixstowe & Walton United v Bury Town
Heybridge Swifts v Soham Town Rangers
Mildenhall Town v Maldon & Tiptree
Romford v Great Wakering Rovers
Tilbury v AFC Sudbury
Witham Town v Grays Athletic

In the North Division we see Coggeshall Town play their first game in the Isthmian League after a the most successful period in their history. The club left the Essex Senior League for financial reasons in 1989 dropping down to the Essex Intermediate League (now known as the Essex Olympian League) and then the Essex and Suffolk Border League. Since 2015/16 The Seedgrowers have had three promotions in as many seasons winning the Essex and Suffolk Premier Division, being runner's up in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One and then last season winning the Premier Division at the first attempt. There is sure to be a big crowd at West Street tomorrow for the visit of Bowers and Pitsea who lost in the then North Division play-off semi-final last season after finishing in third place missing out on promotion by one point to Potters Bar Town. 

Ashford Town (Middx) v Hertford Town
Bracknell Town v Waltham Abbey
Chalfont St Peter v Chipstead
Cheshunt v Hayes & Yeading United
Egham Town v Hanwell Town
Marlow v Molesey
Northwood v Tooting & Mitcham United
Uxbridge v Westfield
Ware v South Park

Two teams who are expected to do well in the South-Central meet at Theobalds Lane tomorrow. Cheshunt, with Craig Edwards in charge for his first full season with The Ambers, host Hayes and Yeading United who last season finished in third place of the Southern League East Division after two relegations in as many seasons - they lost to Cambridge City in the semi-finals. 

Ashford United v Hythe Town
East Grinstead Town v Phoenix Sports
Faversham Town v Herne Bay
Greenwich Borough v Cray Wanderers
Hastings United v Thamesmead Town
Horsham v Sittingbourne
VCD Athletic v Ramsgate
Whyteleafe v Guernsey

In the South Division the game of the day for me is at Pilot Field - United left the Premier Division in 2013 and have since finished 5th, 19th, 7th, 5th and 9th with The Mead being members of the Premier Division for one season in 2013/14 and have since struggled somewhat finishing in 13th, 10th, 17th and 10th position. 

Crawley Down Gatwick v Three Bridges 
Deal Town v Whitstable Town 
Haywards Heath v Lancing 
Sevenoaks Town v Lordswood 
Southend Manor v FC Romania 
Stowmarket Town v Basildon United 
Little Common vs Bedfont Sports @ Eastbourne Town FC (Sunday 1pm)

Some of the club's who were promoted from Step 5 of the non-league ladder are some of the many starting on The Road to Wembley this weekend. Will there be an cup upset involving a Bostik Team? 

No comments:

Post a Comment