Football this weekend: Kingstonian fighting for their lives against Folkestone

By Joe Acklam

31st Mar 2023 | Football

Kingstonian are just two points above the relegation zone. Photo: Phillip Kofler from Pixabay.
Kingstonian are just two points above the relegation zone. Photo: Phillip Kofler from Pixabay.

Kingstonian are in need of a result to try and ease fears of relegation as they go on the road against Folkestone Invicta this weekend. 

Two points separate the K's and Herne Bay on the other side of the dotted line as they enter into the final five games of the season. 

Folkestone will be even more on the beach than they normally are as the Kent club are coming off the back of three consecutive defeats. 

Kick-off at the Build Kent Stadium is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Chelsea Women start their double header against Aston Villa Women this weekend in the WSL. 

The Blues made the semi-finals of the UEFA Women's Champions League in dramatic fashion this week, beating Lyon Feminin on penalties and now turn their attention back to the league, where they are part of a four-way fight for supremecy in England. 

The Villains are on a fine run, having each of their last four in the WSL and will now take on Chelsea in the league before playing them again next weekend in the FA Cup semi-finals. 

Kick-off at the Bescot Stadium is at 6:45pm on Sunday. 

Hampton and Richmond can win their third straight game away from home as they face Welling United in National League South. 

The Beavers have won five of their last six in the league as they have motored away from the relegation zone, where they presently have an eight-point cushion over the drop zone. 

The Wings have the exact opposite form, with one win in their last six, but did get the best of play-off chasing Bath City at Park View Road two weeks ago. 

Kick-off at Park View Road is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanwell Town will be hoping to end their late season slump this weekend as they take one Merthyr Town in the Southern League Premier South. 

The Geordies have won just once in their last ten matches as a season with an outside shot at the play-offs has tailed off to a season where they need to make sure they stay in tier seven. 

Merthyr are another side who are not playing for anything as the season winds to a close, with three wins in their last five leaving them 13 points off the play-offs. 

Kick-off at Penydarren Park is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanworth Villa are involved in a clash with ramifications at the top and bottom of the Isthmian League South Central against Guernsey. 

A win for Binfield mid-week saw the Villains drop out of the play-off places, but they still have a game in hand, and they will want to pick up their fifth win in six to continue their ambitions of making the post-season. 

Guernsey still have something to play for this season as with four games to play they are eight points clear of the relegation zone and they could confirm their place in the division for next season with a win this weekend. 

Kick-off at Rectory Meadow is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Brentford Women are hoping to set the attendance record at Bedfont Sports Club this weekend when they face Richmond Park. 

The Bees are now five points off top spot in the L&SEWFL Division One North, but they have three games in hand over Clapton Community as part of a three-way fight for the title with Dorking Wanderers, Clapton, and Brentford. 

Richmond have struggled since the turn of the new year, winning just one match out of six in 2023. 

Kick-off at Bedfont Sports Club is at 3pm on Sunday. 


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