Football this weekend: Kingstonian hope for first home win under Spencer Knight

By Joe Acklam

27th Jan 2023 | Football

Kingstonian are yet to win at Imperial Fields in the league under Spencer Knight. Photo: Sepp from Pixabay.
Kingstonian are yet to win at Imperial Fields in the league under Spencer Knight. Photo: Sepp from Pixabay.

Spencer Knight will be hoping for his first home win as Kingstonian manager this weekend as they welcome Bishop's Stortford to Imperial Fields. 

The K's were taken apart last weekend by a rampant Billericay side 5-1, before conceding a last-minute equaliser to deny them on Tuesday in a 2-2 draw with Wingate and Finchley. 

Bishop's Stortford are competing at the other end of the table from Kingstonian, as they are fifth in the Isthmian League Premier Division and ended a run of two straight defeats with a 3-2 win against Cray Wanderers two weeks ago. 

Kick-off at Imperial Fields is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hampton and Richmond begin life under Mel Gwinnett as they travel to high-flying Havant and Waterlooville in National League South. 

Gwinnett took over from Gary McCann as manager two weeks ago, but due to the weather has yet to take charge of a match yet and will be tasked with getting the Beavers' first win since November. 

They will be up against it to bust that slump, as Havant are third in National League South and have won their last two to end a period of indifferent form. 

Kick-off at The Westleigh is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanwell Town will hope the goals keep flowing for them as they make the trip to Molesey to face the Metropolitan Police. 

The Geordies scored five to beat bottom club North Leigh last weekend, before following that up by hitting Edgware and Kingsbury for six in the Middlesex Charity Cup in midweek. 

However, it will be a tough ask to continue that goalscoring run this weekend as they take on the Metropolitan Police, who sit sixth in the Southern League Premier South and have won four in a row. 

Kick-off at Imber Court is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanworth Villa will be playing their first game since the opening week of the year as they host South Park this weekend. 

Despite their relative inaction so far this year, the Villains have got a win and a draw in their only two games in 2023 and will hope to extend that unbeaten run in order to push up towards the play-offs. 

South Park are five places and eight points further up the road than Hanworth on the edge of the play-offs, but have played four more games and a win this weekend would put the Villains firmly in contention. 

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

Brentford Women will be playing higher league opposition as they take on Sutton United in the third round of the L&SEWFL League Cup this weekend. 

The Bees have already seen off an L&SEWFL Premier Division side in this competition as they knocked out AFC Acorns in the last round, having beaten Newhaven Ladies 2-0 in the first round. 

Sutton knocked out Bromley Women after they entered the competition in the second round and are one place above AFC Acorns in the Premier Division table in ninth place. 

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

Chelsea Women begin their quest to win a third straight Women's FA Cup when they take on Liverpool Women in the fourth round. 

Chelsea were due to play Liverpool last weekend, before the game was abandoned after five minutes due to a frozen pitch, but they were back in action mid-week where they reached the Continental League Cup semi-finals after beating Tottenham Hotspur Women 3-1. 

Liverpool lost their own quarter-final in the week 1-0 against West Ham Women and arrive at Kingsmeadow having lost three matches in a row. 

Kick-off at Kingsmeadow is at 1pm on Sunday. 


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