VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
BARNET v WEALDSTONE
A huge local derby between two sides whose supporter groups have a big rivalry between each other which stems back to 2003 and the starting of construction on the ground which is now known as 'The Hive' and the home of Barnet.
It was initially intended to be the new home for The Stones but due to financial problems the project wasn't completed and The Bee's brought the lease and eventually moved into a completed stadium in 2013.
Add to this the fact Barnet's head-coach is former Wealdstone boss Dean Brennan who helped The Stones to promotion to non-league's top division.
Both teams are in good form with the away side four games without defeat and the hosts on three game winning run where they have not conceded a goal.
The Stones won both league games last season winning 1-0 at Grosvenor Vale in front of 2,662 fans and 1-3 at The Hive with 2,248 fans in attendance.
They'll be another big crowd for this one and lots of noise from both sets of supporters.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH
CHELMSFORD CITY v DARTFORD
Fourth v top of the table. The Darts are in great form losing just one of their last ten league games. City have lost two of their last ten. Former Republic of Ireland u21 International Samir Carruthers has scored 9 league goals for the Kent side this season.
WEYMOUTH v CHESHUNT
A relegation six pointer as The Ambers travel to the South Coast. The Terras have picked up two wins in their last two games winning 1-0 at home to Braintree Town and 1-2 at Welling United. Craig Edwards side have just two wins from ten games in their travels this season so far.
PITCHING IN ISTHMIAN PREMIER DIVISION
ENFIELD TOWN v BISHOP'S STORTFORD
Fourth v Fifth in the table and a clash between two of the form teams in the division who have both won four of their last six games.
The Blues won both games last season winning 0-2 at Donkey Lane in February in front of 754 people and 2-1 at The ProKit UK Stadium in November with an attendance of 453.
Jake Cass netted 15 goals for Bishop's Stortford last season before moving to Enfield Town in January. He played against his former club in the game in February but was carrying an injury which didn't allow his to play to his usual high standards - He will be eager to hit the back of the net against his former club on Saturday.
PITCHING IN ISTHMIAN NORTH DIVISION
LOWESTOFT TOWN v HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS
Fourth v Third in the table. The Trawlerboys were clear at the top of the table being unbeaten in their first ten league games but have lost four of their last five games which has seen them drop down the table. The Swifts are unbeaten in seven games of which six have been wins. They are also still involved in the FA Trophy where they comfortably beat Step Two side Hereford in the Second Round and now face Hungerford Town in the Third Round on Saturday 17th December.
PITCHING IN ISTHMIAN SOUTH-EAST DIVISION
FAVERSHAM TOWN v CORINTHIAN
Bottom v Second Bottom in the table. This will be Sammy Moore's first game in charge of The Lillywhites - He swopped top of the Premier Division with Potters Bar Town for a relegation battle and project with Faversham Town this week.
The Management duo of John Embery and Jermaine Darlington left the club in mid-October to be replaced by Simon Austin who departed earlier this week.
The Kent club have made some ambitious signings recently including former Crystal Palace and Plymouth Argyle defender Matt Parsons who joined from Sheppey United, Joe Tyrie who joins on loan from Tonbridge Angels, Harrison Carnegie who started the season with Brightlingsea Regent, winger Kieron Campbell from Herne Bay and former Dulwich Hamlet striker Frankie Sawyer.
The most impressive signing is centre-forward Zak Ansah who has moved from Premier Division Herne Bay and scored in his first two games for Faversham against Sheppey United and Three Bridges. He netted 25 goals for Herne Bay last season.
Corinthian have struggled to score goals this season with just nine scored in fifteen league games. In seven away games they have one win, one draw and five defeats with four goals scored. They do have a decent defensive record away from home letting in just nine goals so they'll be difficult to beat.
This is a huge game for both sides!
PITCHING IN ISTHMIAN LEAGUE SOUTH-EAST DIVISION
CURRENT TABLE - BOTTOM THREE
|HAYWARDS HEATH TOWN
PITCHING IN SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE CENTRAL
BIGGLESWADE FC v BERKHAMSTED
A top of the table clash. The only blot on The Comrade's copybook in their last ten league games is a defeat at Ware who are currently in third place. Biggleswade are unbeaten in five league games and have scored thirteen goals in those games - they have only lost one of their nine home league games played so far.
ISUZU FA VASE THIRD ROUND
There are some brilliant games in prospect on The Road To Wembley in the Isuzu FA Vase Third Round. These are my picks for the local games -
SPORTING BENGAL UNITED v DEAL TOWN
A Step 6 v Step 5 game. The East London side have equalled their best ever run in the competition which came in the 11/12 season when they lost to local rival's Bethnal Green United (now Tower Hamlets). They've had a great set of results so far beating Seaford Town, Westside, Pagham and in the last round had an amazing result away at Glebe winning 3-6 with Liam George netting a hat-trick. Deal Town famously won the competition in 2000 and got the Fifth Round in the 19/20.
BIGGLESWADE UNITED v LAKENHEATH
The home side are in good form and are unbeaten in their last seven league games. They knocked out London Lions and Redbridge in the last two rounds and have also beaten Southend Manor and White Ensign to get to this stage. Both teams are in fifth place in their respective step 5 divisions so this will likely be a very close game.
DUNSTABLE TOWN v TRING ATHLETIC
Two teams going well in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division albeit the home side's form has dropped off in recent weeks. Tring Athletic won 1-0 in a league fixture in November with substitute Joel Anker scoring the winner. This game is being played on Sunday so they'll be a good number of groundhoppers and neutral fans present.
HAREFIELD UNITED v NORTH GREENFORD UNITED
An all Combined Counties League Premier Division North clash and a local derby as well as the visitors only have to travel 10 miles to the game. It's 9th v 17th in the table. North Greenford have already equalled their best run in the competition with Harefield's best coming back in 1988/89 when they lost to Yeading at the Quarter-Final stage.
HERTS SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
BALDOCK TOWN RESERVES v L7 ACADEMY
The home side have done brilliant since promotion from Division Two at the end of last season. They have won their last three league games 3-2 (v Knebworth), 7-3 (v Old Parmiterians) and 4-1 (v Welwyn GC u21).
They are currently top of the table on twenty-four points from twelve games played with L7 Academy, in their first season in senior football, in third place on twenty points from only nine games. They have only lost one game so far and are unbeaten in six league games. Jack Mead has eleven goals in eight games for L7.
Charlee Yearwood has netted the same amount in ten games for Baldock continuing on his marvellous form from last season where he also made some appearances for Shefford Town and Campton in the SSMFL Division One.