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PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 September 2011

More non-league action this weekend (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

More non-league action this weekend (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

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Rivals keen to keep going

Saturday

Ryman Premier Division

Hornchurch v Wingate

Urchins face the first of two home games in four days as they look to keep their Premier Division bid on track.

A midweek win at Margate lifted Jimmy McFarlane’s men to sixth place, before Cray leapfrogged them the following night.

Hornchurch are now unbeaten in five league matches, but ahead of Wingate only on goal difference at this point.

Rickie Hayles has returned to the club after an unsuccessful spell at Conference South outfit Thurrock, but McFarlane has had to release Ronnie Fletcher and Jo Flack.

Urchins have taken only four points from a possible 12 at Bridge Avenue so far this term and will hope to improve on that in this FA Trophy dress rehearsal and when Bury visit on Tuesday.

Ryman Division 1N

Enfield Town v Romford

Boro bounced back from their FA Cup exit at Southend Manor with four points from six this week.

They followed a 1-1 draw with Needham Market with a 2-0 win over struggling Ilford, but begin a four-game road trip at Enfield Town.

Paul Martin’s men have lost just one of their last nine league and cup matches and the manager will have been especially pleased with their midweek clean sheet.

Boro are behind their weekend hosts on goal difference only, but face a tricky trip to third-placed Chatham on Tuesday, before an FA Trophy assignment at Bedfont and trip to Tilbury before returning to Mill Field to host lowly Ware on October 15.

FA Cup 2nd qualifying round

Hanworth Villa v Aveley

Millers visit Combined Counties League side Villa on the back of a superb 3-0 win at Canvey.

It was their first league victory this season, in nine attempts, and manager Carl Griffiths will be hoping they can maintain that form to pocket the £4,500 prize money.

VCD Athletic v Thurrock

Fleet will be hoping to avoid a giantkilling against Kent League side VCD.

Robbie Garvey’s men prop up the Conference South table, with only one win in 11, while their hosts lie third in their respective league table with six wins in eight.

Despite a three-step gap in the pyramid, the form guide suggests a home win. Fleet need a lift and quickly.


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