Football this weekend: Kingstonian in need of a new manager bounce from Simon Lane

By Joe Acklam

10th Feb 2023 | Football

Kingstonian are now one point from safety after three straight defeats. Photo: Alexander Fox | PlaNet Fox from Pixabay.
Kingstonian are now one point from safety after three straight defeats. Photo: Alexander Fox | PlaNet Fox from Pixabay.

Kingstonian are in desperate need of the new manager bounce as Simon Lane takes charge of his first match against Aveley. 

The K's were dismantled mid-week as they exited the Surrey Senior Cup 4-1 against Raynes Park, meaning they have conceded 21 goals in their last six games across all competitions. 

They will be up against it to put that run right as they face an Aveley side firmly in the title race, two points off top spot and having won three of their last four. 

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

Hampton and Richmond take on a relegation rival in Slough Town this weekend in National League South. 

The Beavers came from a goal behind to secure a draw at Bath City on Tuesday, but are still level on points with the relegation zone and are without a win since November. 

Slough are still in trouble despite a recent run of six unbeaten, including wins against Oxford City and Dulwich Hamlet. 

Kick-off at the Rocket Hospitality Beveree Stadium is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanwell Town can put themselves firmly in the play-off picture if they pick up three points at Dorchester Town this weekend. 

A recent revival has seen the Geordies pick up three wins in five and a win against Dorchester would move them level on points with the Magpies in the table, hot on the heels of the top five. 

It looks to be a good time to face Dorchester as their form has vanished in recent weeks, losing three straight against Swindon Supermarine, Tiverton Town, and North Leigh. 

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

Hanworth Villa are in need of a win to keep alive any hopes of featuring in the post season, as they face Merstham in the Isthmian League South Central. 

After a strong, if disrupted, start to 2023, the Villains have fallen off in the last week having lost against lowly Sutton Common Rovers and then played out a goalless draw with Leatherhead, leaving them nine points off the play-offs. 

They take on a prime candidate for propelling themselves up the table in a Merstham side sat second bottom of the Isthmian League South Central and with just two wins all season. 

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

Brentford Women look to get their title charge back up and running this weekend when they face Denham United Ladies. 

The Bees' game last weekend was postponed, but not playing saw their situation improve as their main rivals Clapton Community lost against Sport London E Benfica, so they are one point off top with a game in hand. 

Denham may be fourth from bottom in L&SEWFL Division One North, but they won last weekend and have only won two fewer matches than Brentford. 

Kick-off at Denham United Ladies Football Club Ground is at 12pm on Sunday. 


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