PUBLISHED: 11:14 22 March 2012
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Season draws to a close
East Division 1
Upminster v March Town (1pm)
Back-to-back wins on the road last weekend have left Upminster on the brink of safety.
Graham Abrey netted twice in a 5-2 success at Pelicans and struck again the following day to seal a 2-0 success at Bedford.
Upminster host March at Coopers in a rearranged fixture, which originally fell victim to the cold snap last month.
Captain Nick Payne said: “They were huge wins for us I feel. It’s March Town this weekend), with Ipswich due for the Saturday after. But they have been conceeding games recently.”
East Division 4SE
Romford v Saffron Walden II (1pm)
Romford play their final home match of the season at Robert Clack, having seen last weekend’s clash at table-topping East London postponed.
They slumped to a 7-1 defeat at Saffron Walden in October, where Vince Harvey netted their consolation.
And they still need a couple of points to be sure of avoiding a bottom-four finish.
Women’s East Division 1S
Upminster v Havering (2.30pm)
Havering’s relegation was finally confirmed after a 1-0 defeat at Old Loughts 2nds last weekend.
But Upminster still have plenty to play for at the other end of the table, after successive wins left them in a share of second place.
Michelle Dixey’s side beat Letchworth and champions Wapping to move level with Broxbourne.
And they need to win by one goal more than their rivals in their final match to leapfrog them in the table.
Upminster won 5-1 at Havering earlier in the season, while Broxbourne beat final-day rivals Bromley 2-0 in their previous meeting.
Essex Division 2
Old Loughts IV v Romford (12pm)
Romford’s women know a win in their last match of the season will clinch the title.
But they found Loughts a tough nut to crack at Robert Clack, where only an Emma James goal separated the two sides.
Romford have certainly made a good case for being champions this season: they went 19 games unbeaten before suffering a 2-1 defeat against Basildon 4ths, who are just one point behind them.
Basildon visit a Colchester 3rd XI who have won their last three matches by scorelines of 9-2, 5-0 and 7-2.
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