First we'll start our round up with the game of the day:
Harlow Town v Thurrock FC-
Of all the teams for Harlow Town to face to try and get the record win tally in the Ryman North, with 12 wins on the trot. Thurrock would've been up there with the least side they wanted to face. Fleet went to AFC Sudbury and were 4-0 up in the first half, and now on another 3G surface, could a big win for the visitors be on the cards?
AFC Sudbury v Barkingside-
As it stands right now AFC Sudbury sit 10 points clear at the top. And if Harlow Town falter at home to Thurrock, they could quite possibly be 13 points clear at the top by the end of the day. However, AFC face a side who are becoming desperate for a win as soon as possible before they are cast adrift of safety. Currently Waltham Abbey are 6 points ahead on the same amount of games.
Cheshunt v Heybridge Swifts-
This game is going to be a real cracker. Jason Hallett has been firing for Cheshunt who find themselves just outside of the playoffs by three points. With a player like Hallett who just scores goals, and if he gets a chance he’ll get himself on the scoresheet. For the Swifts they have recently been on a resurgence in the past few weeks, and they are now four points off of the bottom three, but have played three more matches than 22nd placed Wroxham.
Cray Wanderers v Dereham Town-
In the last six matches Cray have seen their promotion challenge take a huge hit with only 1 win out of six, and that was a 4-2 victory over 23rd placed Redbridge. That recent form puts Cray 15 points off of AFC Sudbury with only one match in hand on them. With only 13 matches left for them, it looks like the playoffs will be as good as it can get for the South London side. For the MAgpies, they would love to be in with a chance of the playoffs, but much like their opponents, they are 13 points off the top five. But a win for Dereham closes that gap to ten points to Cray, and you never quite know.
Great Wakering Rovers v Waltham Abbey-
For Great Wakering their season seems to be in security. And they have almost got exactly what they want, being ten points away from Wroxham, but the Yachtsmen have only played 31 compared to Rovers’ 34. Waltham Abbey have Assombalonga to thank for their recent good form, he always seems to score goals. If they can hold onto him they have a great chance of survival, and a win away at Wakering would show exactly what they can do. A win could see them go up above Romford in 18th if results go for them.
Maldon & Tiptree v Brightlingsea Regent-
The Jammers are 17 points off of the playoffs and 24 points off of the bottom three, it would be a big ask if they can make the playoffs with their 14 matches left. The haven’t won in three, however the three matches before that, they won every single one, s you really don’t know what Maldon & Tiptree will turn up and do. For Regent they are the second form team in the league behind Harlow Town. Regent have seemed to have timed their run to the playoffs perfectly and now are only three points off of the playoffs but will need to improve their goal difference with five out of the top six having more than 30+.
Phoenix Sports v Haringey Borough-
Phoenix have had a wonderful season in their first campaign in the Ryman North, their main target was survival and they have more or less achieved that with 12 matches remaining in their campaign. For Haringey there is still work to be done. They at the moment do have a lot of matches in hand due to their home pitch not being deemed playable for the past few months. Haringey have 27 points and two matches in hand on Wroxham who have 23 points.
Romford v Bury Town-
Boro still have work to do this season to stay up, but you’d think that around 4-6 wins would probably keep them in the Ryman North yet again with a budget of £0, which is a brilliant achievement by Magic. They have 29 points from 32 matches. Their opponents Bury Town are 10 points off of Cray Wanderers, but do have a game in hand which could still give the club a glimmer of hope after such a great start to the season.
[b]Soham Town Rangers v Redbridge-[/b]
After a poor start to the season Soham have come back strongly and have managed to put give themselves some security this season and can build for a better season next year in the Ryman North. For Redbridge they again have their work cut out to avoid the drop this season. They are currently five points off of safety, but have played one match then Waltham Abbey.
Tilbury v AFC Hornchurch-
These two sides met each other recently and it was the Dockers who should’ve won the match easily, but Urchins shot stopper Sam Mott was on fire making five outstanding saves which gave Hornchurch a point. The Urchins are 14 points off of AFC Sudbury, it looks as if Hornchurch are getting themselves ready for the Ryman North play offs. For Tilbury if they beat Hornchurch they can really narrow the gap between them and maybe catch them into the playoffs.
Wroxham v Thamesmead Town-
The Yachtsmen have been struggling since October to win games and this could be a match to kick start their season and try and get themselves out of the bottom three, they do have matches in hand on all above them except for Haringey Borough, so it is still in their hands. For Mead they are again 10 points off what they are looking for, but do have 2 matches in hand on fifth placed Cray going into the weekend.