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PREVIEW: Vanarama National League South Form Guys Want To Make It Four Wins In A Row!

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There is another big day in store in the Vanarama National League South and three of the division’s in form teams will be hoping to march even further towards the top of the table.

Truro City’s late win at Havant on Tuesday was their third in a row and Lee Hodges’ side are now in the play-off places.

They’ll be expected to beat bottom club Whitehawk, who are in all sorts of problems.

When Bobby Wilkinson left Hungerford Town last month after 8 years many predicted it to be the start of a slide.

Instead, they have taken nine points from their last three games. The Crusaders host Hampton & Richmond today.

Eastbourne Borough are also looking for a fourth straight win – they are on the road and face St Albans City, who are looking to put their two successive defeats behind them.

If Tuesday night was about the teams at the top of the Vanarama National League South slipping up, Saturday will be all about them regaining focus.

None of the top six were successful in midweek, even if all the sides looking for top spot didn’t play.

Chelmsford City almost were but after coming unstuck against Hampton late on, manager Rod Stringer saw the point as a positive – but he won’t this weekend when the Clarets welcome Weston-super-Mare.

“We didn’t do enough to win,” the manager said. “But it’s still early in the season and we’re top of the table. We need to win our home games and we’re looking to get back on track on Saturday.”

Dartford did win in midweek, 4-0 at Whitehawk, and their challenge comes in the form of Chippenham Town at Princes Park on Saturday. The Darts are now up to 6th in the table.

East Thurrock United didn’t get a game in midweek but John Coventry’s team travel to Oxford City.

Havant manager Lee Bradbury will be wondering what if. His team’s late collapse at home to Truro has the boss cursing Westleigh Park.

But the Hawks are the best in the league away from home and thankfully for them they are on the road on Saturday as they go to Gloucester City.

Hemel grabbed a much needed win in midweek but now Dean Brennan is demanding they follow that up by beating Braintree Town.

Wealdstone’s new manager Bobby Wilkinson is already seeing how tough the job is.
After crashing 5-1 at Weston on Tuesday he has demanded a response – and he says his players will be fully motivated to beat Bognor Regis Town this weekend.

Concord Rangers are in the bottom three and they need to get a run together quickly according to manager Adam Flanagan.

He won’t need anyone to tell him how important it will be to get a result against Bath City on Saturday as the club looks to push themselves out of the bottom three places.

Welling United and Poole go to battle in a match that both sides really do need to win.
The pair are too close to comfort to the bottom as they both respect what three points could do to the outlook.


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