Billericay Town v Slough Town, National League South, The New Lodge, Billericay, Essex. Saturday 11th January 2020. Kick-Off 15h00
Ricay started the season justifying their promotion credentials, collecting 16 points in their opening 8 games in August. Since then they went thirteen league games with just one victory, collecting a miserly nine points. However last Tuesday they recorded a fine, albeit somewhat surprising home success against league leaders Wealdstone to maintain their unbeaten home record. They currently lie in 16th place in the table with 28 points, although having played four more matches away from home they could recover and rejoin the play-off contenders in due course. Their current record is P22: Home W5 D4 L0 GF17 GA9 : Away W2 D3 L8 GF16 GA28
Home: W 1 - 0 Eastbourne Borough; W 2 - 1 Welling United; W 3 - 2 St. Albans City; W 3 - 0 Hungerford Town; D 1 - 1 Bath City; D 2 - 2 Dorking Wanderers; D 1 - 1 Weymouth; D 1 - 1 Chelmsford City; W 3 - 1 Wealdstone.
Away: W 2 - 3 Braintree Town; L 2 - 0 Chippenham Town; D 1 - 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough; L 3 - 0 Hemel Hempstead Town; D 1 - 1 Chelmsford City; D 2 - 2 Oxford City; L 3 - 1 Slough Town; L 2 - 1 Maidstone United; W 0 - 1 Dulwich Hamlet; L 3 - 2 Tonbridge Angels; L 3 - 2 Dartford; L 4 - 1 Concord Rangers; L 2 - 1 Bath City
Their leading league goal scorer is Jake Robinson with 10 goals and their average home attendance is 835, with a high of 1,334 against Chelmsford City.
In the F.A. Cup they reached the 1st Round Proper before losing 4 - 0 (A) against league Division Two Forest Green Rovers. In the qualifying rounds they beat Basildon United 1 - 0 (H, 2Q); Bath City 4 - 2 (H, 3Q) and Sutton United 5 - 2 (H, 4Q) in a replay after drawing 1 - 1 (A).
Billericay were knocked out at the first attempt in the F.A. Trophy succumbing 1 - 2 (H) in the 3rd round qualifying against Hampton & Richmond Borough.
Slough Town entertained Billericay at home on 12th October winning the game 3 - 1 with goals from Sam Togwell, Matt Lench and Dan Roberts. Rebels last played in Essex on 29th January 2019, losing the game 3 - 2 with Ben Harris netting a brace. Attendance 509.
Bookies Odds: Billericay Town Win 11/5; the Draw 11/4; Slough Town Win 15/13
Prediction: An away point would be a good result.
Billericay Town 1 - 1 Slough Town