Preview: Essex & Suffolk Border League Division One

After plenty of movement in the table last weekend, the Essex & Suffolk Border League is gearing up for another weekend of football ahead of the New Year.

Alresford Colne Rangers Reserves vs Holland A – Saturday 12th December, 3pm

Alresford Colne Rangers Reserves will welcome Holland A to Ford Lane Playing Fields as they look to get back to winning ways. Alresford find themselves 4th after 9-games, having won 5, drew 2 and lost 2 while Holland A are 15th after 10-games with a record of won 1, drew 2 and lost 7. Alresford were defeated 1-0 by Silver End United while the visitors have been without a game since the start of November. A win for the hosts could take them in 3rd, and a point off the leaders while a win for the Tangerines could take them up to 13th.

Coggeshall United Reserves vs Silver End United – Saturday 12th December, 3pm

Coggeshall United Reserves will welcome Silver End United to Marks Tey Playing Fields. The Reserves are currently sat in 6th after 10-games, having won 5, drew 2 and lost 3 while Silver End are 2nd are just 9-games, having won 7 and lost 2. Coggeshall picked up a huge win, beating leaders Belle Vue while Silver End were also victorious as they beat Alresford Reserves. The Weavers could find themselves 3rd whilst Silver End could be top-of-the-league with a win.

Cressing United vs Mersea Island – Saturday 12th December, 3pm

Cressing United will welcome Mersea Island to Cressing Sports and Social Club as they look to return to action with a win. Cressing find themselves 10th, having won 3, drew 1 and lost 4 while Mersea Island are 11th with the same record. Cressing haven’t been in action since October so will hope they can move up the table with a win while Mersea Island thrashed Boxted 7-1 last weekend. A win for either side could see them rise to 8th in the table.

Dunmow Town vs Hedinghams United – Saturday 12th December, 3pm

Dunmow Town will welcome Hedinghams United to Cressing Road, the home of Braintree Town. Dunmow find themselves 9th after 6-games, having won 4, and lost 2 while Hedinghams find themselves 14th, having played 9-games with a record of won 2 and lost 7. Dunmow will be back in action for the first time since lockdown and a win for the Royals would lift them to 7th while Hedinghams will hope to return to winning ways following their defeat to Stanway Pegasus Reserves and could find themselves 13th with a win.

FC Clacton Reserves vs Gosfield United – Saturday 12th December, 3pm

FC Clacton Reserves are another side playing their first game since November as they welcome Gosfield United to the Austin Arena. Clacton find themselves 5th after 8-games, having won 5, drew 2 and lost 1 while their opponents are 12th after the same amount of games but with a record of won 3, drew 1 and lost 4. Like Clacton, Gosfield are playing their first game since the restart and could find themselves 8th while the hosts could rise to 3rd in the table.

Tiptree Jobserve vs Boxted Lodgers – Saturday 12th December, 3pm

Tiptree Jobserve will come Boxted Lodgers to Florence Park, the Colchester United Training Ground. Tiptree find themselves 3rd after 7-games, having won 6 and drew 1 while Boxted Lodgers find themselves at the other end of the table, 16th after 9-games, having won 1 and lost 8. Both had different fortunes last week with Tiptree picking up a 4-1 win while Boxted Lodgers were on the end of a 7-1 loss. A win for Tiptree could take them top while Boxted Lodgers could rise to 14th.

Stanway Pegasus Reserves vs West Bergholt Reserves – Saturday 12th December, 3pm

Stanway Pegasus Reserves will welcome West Bergholt to Stanway School on Saturday. The Reserves find themselves 7th after 9-games, having won 5, and lost 4 while West Bergholt Reserves are bottom having lost all-7 of their games. Stanway Pegasus will hope to build on from their 5-1 win over Hedinghams United while Bergholt Reserves hope to get their first win or points of the season following their latest loss to Tiptree Jobserve. A win for hosts could lift them to 4th in the table while the visitors could lift themselves off the bottom.