Chasing pack hope to make most of Ongar’s rest

Leaders Ongar Town are not in action due to a late postponement but the chasing pack will hope to close the gap on the top side in the Essex Olympian League Division One. Have a read of the fixture preview;

Galleywood vs Herongate Athletic – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm

Galleywood will welcome Herongate Athletic to Clarkes Field on Saturday. The host find themselves 3rd after 7-games, with a record of won 5 and lost 2. Galleywood were on a 4-game winning run before they faced defeat to Ongar Town but returned to winning ways back in December with a victory over Chingford Athletic. Herongate find themselves towards the other end of the table, sitting 9th after 7-games. Their record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, sees them sit 3-points ahead of the bottom side, having played a game less. Athletic picked up a single point in their last four games throughout October.

Manford Way vs Toby FC – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm

Manford Way will welcome Toby FC to the London Marathon Sports Ground at the weekend. Manford Way sit 5th after 6-games, having won 4 and lost two. Manford Way came out on top in the reserve fixture but faced two defeats on the spin before they returned to winning ways in December with a win over Runwell Sports. Their opponents, Toby, sit 7th and a point behind their challengers, having played 3-games more. Of their 9-games, Toby have won 3, drew 2 and lost 4. The visitors picked up 4-points in their last 4-games but most recently faced defeat to Ramsden Scotia.

Rayleigh Town Reserves vs Chingford Athletic – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm

Rayleigh Town Reserves will host Chingford Athletic at the Rayleigh Town Sports & Social Club. The hosts sit in 10th after 9-games, with a record of won 2, drew 1 and lost 6. Both wins came either side 2 losses and a draw with their last game ending in victory over Shoebury Town. Chingford Athletic sit a place and two-points behind their Easter Weekend opponents. Athletic have only played 8-games this season, with a record of one win, 2 draws and 5 losses. The clubs only win came at the start of October before following up with 2-points in the last 5-games with their last game back in December ending in a 1-3 loss to Galleywood.

Runwell Sports vs Old Chelmsfordians – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm

Runwell Sports will welcome Old Chelmsfordians to the Runwell Sports & Social Club on Saturday. Runwell Sports sit 2nd and 3-points behind Ongar Town, with a record of won 4, drew 2 and lost 2. Their last game back in December ended in defeat to Manford Way which ended a 3-games unbeaten run. Old Chelmsfordians sit in 4th and 4-points behind their opponents. Of their 8 games, they have won 4, drew 1 and loss 3. Following their loss to Galleywood back in October, the Chelmsfordians remain 3-games unbeaten having beaten Manford Way and Toby FC and drew with Ongar Town.

Snaresbrook vs Shoebury Town – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm

A clash towards the bottom end of the table sees Snaresbrook host Shoebury Town at Nutters Field. The hosts find themselves 8th after 6-games, having won 4 and lost 2. Snaresbrook last game ended in defeat against their opponents in the reverse fixture, ending a two-game winning run. Shoebury Town sit bottom of the division by 1-point behind Chingford Athletic. After 8-games, they won 1, drew 1 and lost 6 with their only win of the season coming before two straight losses against Runwell Sports and Rayleigh Town Reserves.

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