Preview: Eastern Counties League Division One South

With no game for Holland FC or White Ensign due their participation in the FA Vase, there will be a lot of movement in the table following today’s matches. There could be a change in leaders by the end of the day whilst a few sides in the bottom half of the table could end up in the top-half.

Benfleet vs Harwich & Parkeston – Saturday 17th October, 3pm

Benfleet will welcome Harwich to Park Lane, the home of Canvey Island. Benfleet are one of three teams that haven’t lost a game this season but they find themselves 6th after 5-games, having won 3 and drew 2. Their opponents Harwich are 14th after 7-games having drew 3 and lost 4. A win for Benfleet would help them close the gap on the top-two whilst a win for Harwich, albeit their first, could move them to the top-half of the table.

Brimsdown vs Hackney Wick – Saturday 17th October, 3pm

Brimsdown will welcome Hackney Wick to Chadfields, the home of Tilbury FC. Brimsdown sit in 15th after 6-games having won 1 and lost 5 whilst their opponents sit a place below after 7-games, having drew 2 and lost 5. A win for the Wickers would take them above Brimsdown but a win for the hosts would open the gap to Hackney Wick 4-points with a game in-hand.

Coggeshall United vs Barkingside – Saturday 17th October, 3pm

Coggeshall United will welcome Barkingside to West Street. Coggeshall sit in 10th after 5-games with a record of won 1, drew 2 and lost 2. Their opponents, ‘Side, sit a place above them after 6-games having won 2 and lost 4. A win for Coggeshall United would take them above Barkingside with a game in-hand while a win for the visitors would also open the gap to 4-points.

Little Oakley vs Burnham Ramblers – Saturday 17th October, 3pm

League-leaders Little Oakley will welcome Burnham Ramblers to the Memorial Club. Oakley have played 7-games winning 6 and losing 1 whilst the Ramblers have played 7 with a record of won 1, drew 2 and lost 4, putting them 12th. A win for Little Oakley would maintain their lead at the top (although they could increase their lead to 5-points should results go their way) whilst a win for Burnham could take them into the top-half of the table.

May & Baker vs Wivenhoe Town – Saturday 17th October, 3pm

May & Bakers will welcome Wivenhoe Town to Parkside, the home of Aveley FC. Bakers find themselves bottom having only played one-game. The single game they’ve played this season ended in a draw whilst their opponents after 8th after 7-games, having won 2, drew 1 and lost 4. With 5 or 6 games in-hand over all the teams after today, the hosts have plenty of time to move up the table but a win would take them off the bottom whilst a win for Town would could take them up to 7th.

Newbury Forest vs Halstead Town – Saturday 17th October, 3pm

Newbury Forest will host Halstead Town at Oakside, the home of Redbridge. Forest find themselves 5th after 6-games, having won 4, drew 1 and lost 1 whilst Halstead are 13th after 4-games, having won 1, drew 1 and lost 2. A win for the hosts could take them as high as second, should other results go their way, whilst a win for Halstead could take them into the top-half of the table.

Wormley Rovers vs Frenford – Saturday 17th October, 3pm

Wormley Rovers will welcome Frenford to the Wormley Sports Club. Wormley find themselves 7th after 6-games, having won 3, drew 1 and lost 2. Frenford currently sit in 2nd-place, two-points off Little Oakley, with a record of won 5, drew 1 and lost 1. A win for Rovers could take them to within 3-points of today’s opponents whilst a win for Frenford could keep them on the tail of Oakley or even overtake them and end the day top-of-the-league.