Could we have new South East leaders tonight?

By Ian Townsend

Cray Valley PM will hit the summit if they are victorious at Burgess Hill, whilst Sittingbourne look to get back to winning ways at Littlehampton

Cray Valley PM have had a magnificent season- but the one thing they haven’t done, despite remaining unbeaten for seven months, is top the table. That could change tonight, however, as the Millers travel to Burgess Hill Town to play their one remaining game in hand over current leaders Ramsgate, with a two point gap to make up. Cray Valley won both matches against the Hillians last season, and indeed have emerged victorious from five of their last seven meetings- but they’ll need to guard against complacency as Hill have delivered some fine moments of late despite losing their last two. With fourteen points between themselves and the top five promotion dreams have perhaps left for another year, but they are unlikely to give up without a fight.

The two sides meet again on April 6th. Image- Chris Neal.

Elsewhere in Sussex, Littlehampton Town play host to Sittingbourne, the hosts looking to take inspiration from neighbours Chichester City, who ended the Brickies seven match winning streak in style on Saturday. Sittingbourne conceded more goals- three- on Saturday than they had conceded in their previous seven matches combined, and will expect to quickly put that behind them at the Sussex seaside. They now find themselves nine points behind leaders Ramsgate, although comfortable in third place, and thirteen points clear of the side in sixth- Saturday’s victors, City. The Golds are in fourteenth, seven points clear of the bottom two, and are three unbeaten- their best run in a while. Another three points would lift them up a place.

The sides are scheduled to meet again on the last day of the season.

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Where next?

A Titanic Top Two Tussle! We’ve Chertsey, Marlow and Southall in action at the top, Binfield looking to restart their great escape, Ashford and Northwood looking over their shoulders, Met and Thatcham hoping to climb- on our South Central Tuesday
A big night at both ends! We’ve got Billericay, Enfield Town and Horsham chasing promotion, Concord Rangers and Kingstonian fighting relegation, and Potters Bar in good form. Oh, and a Cup Quarter Final at Whitehawk…

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