Brightlingsea Regent welcome league leaders Needham Market to North Road tomorrow for their latest league game and with just 13 games remaining for the R's in their first season in the Ryman League. Regent currently sit nine points outside the play offs in 9th position whilst their visitors Needham Market are top of the table some 22 points ahead of Regent, the Marketmen are level on points with second placed Harlow Town but with two games in hand. It's a big day at the top of the table with Regent and Needham not the only teams meeting, Harlow in 2nd face a home game against 4th placed Wroxham, 3rd placed Brentwood Town are away at 8th placed Aveley and 6th placed Dereham Town host 10th placed Ware so the play off picture could become clearer or more congested after this weekends fixtures.
Regent travelled to Needham Market at the end of September and were beaten 4-1 with a Josh Gould penalty for the R's.
There will be a few familiar faces tomorrow with the Newson brothers playing against each other, Ben has an impressive 12 goals for Regent this season in the League and 15 in total whilst his twin brother Sam has 18 in the league and last weekend played his 200th game for the Marketmen. Andrew Plummer will be in goal for the R's and is currently on loan from Needham Market whilst Michael Brothers will line up for Needham Market after briefly appearing for Regent this season where he proved a success scoring some important goals before a transfer to Needham Market. Matt Cripps will also line up against his former side where he spent a short time as did Ollie Canfer and recent signing George Clarke who began the season at Needham Market.
Needham Market's away form before the game tomorrow is; won 9, drawn 2 and lost 3.
It should be a cracker and kicks off at 3pm.
The Reserves travel to Hadleigh United Reserves fresh from their success in the Essex Premier Cup where they have booked a semi final home tie against Catholic United. Back in the league tomorrow where they currently sit 2nd in the table, they take on 8th placed Hadleigh United. This game also kicks off at 3pm.
Come and support Regent this weekend.