With Beacon Hill Rovers leading Division Two by 5-points, the majority of the focus lies with the midtable battle and the teams below the league leaders as 5-points separate 2nd to 6th. Have a read of the fixture preview;
Corinthians vs Leigh Town – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm
A top end-of-the-table clash will see Corinthians face Leigh Town on Saturday at the Stambridge Memorial Ground. Corinthians sit 4th after 7-games, having won 5, drew 1 and lost 1. They began the season with a 6-game unbeaten run before they faced their first defeat back in December against Laindon Orient. Their opponents sit in 2nd but only a point above them, after winning 4 and drawing 3. Although their last three games, ended in 5-points out of a possible 9, Leigh Town remain the only side in Division Two not to have lost a game.
Epping Town vs AS Rawreth – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm
Epping Town will host AS Rawreth at the Epping Rugby Club. Epping find themselves 5th after 8-games, having won 3, drew 3 and lost 2. Their record puts them 5-points behind with their last game ending in a 6-1 win over Rochford Town. Their opponents, AS Rawreth, sit rock-bottom after 6-games, having lost all of their games. They faced defeats to Beacon Hill Rovers (twice), Wakering Sports, May & Bakers ‘A’, Laindon Orient and Old Southendian Reserves with their last 3-games seeing them score 3 but concede 19.
Laindon Orient vs Beacon Hill Rovers – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm
Another top end clash sees Laindon Orient welcome Beacon Hill Rovers to Markhams Chase. The hosts sit 3rd after 9-games, with a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Following their defeat to Wakering Sports back in October, Orient won their last 3-games beating AS Rawreth, Rochford Town and Corinthians. They face the league leaders who hold a 5-point gap, having played two-games more than 2nd-place Leigh Town. Their record of won 7 and loss 2 puts them in a good position going into remaining games with their last 4-games ending in victory with the Rovers scoring 20 goals and conceding 4 in those games.
Old Southendian Reserves vs May & Baker ‘A’ – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm
Old Southendian Reserves will welcome May & Baker ‘A’ to Garon Park on Saturday Afternoon. The Reserves sit 7th after 7-games, having won 2, drew 3 and lost 2. Their last game ended in defeat to Beacon Hill Rovers, ending a 5-game unbeaten run. May & Baker ‘A’ find themselves 10th, having played 6-games. Their record of won 1, drew 1 and lost 4 means they sit on four points and 7-points off 5th with 2-games in-hand. The visitors collected just a point from their last four games through October and December with a draw coming against Rochford.
Rochford Town vs Wakering Sports – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm
Rochford Town will host Wakering Sports at Rochford Recreation Ground. The hosts sit 9th after 9-games, having won once, drew 3 and lost 5. Rochford was another side that picked up a single point throughout October and December with a draw against May & Baker while they lost to Old Southendian Reserves, Corinthians, Laindon Orient and Epping Town. Wakering Sports sit 5th after 8-games after winning 4 and losing 4. Wakering had gone 3-games unbeaten before they faced two consecutive losses with defeats against Harold Wood Athletic Reserves and Leigh Town.
Ryan FC vs Harold Wood Athletic Reserves – Saturday 3rd April, 2.30pm
Ryan FC welcome Harold Wood Athletic Reserves to Wadham Lodge over the Easter Weekend. The hosts have only played 5-games, putting them 8th with a record of won 2, drew 1 and lost 2. Ryan had started the season with a win before picking up a single point in the following three games but ended on a high in December with a win over May & Baker ‘A’. Their opponents only sit 3-points behind Ryan but find themselves 11th after 7-games. Of those 7-games, they have won 1, drew 1 and lost 5 with their last game in October being their first win of the season.