Football this weekend: Kingstonian in relegation six-pointer
By Joe Acklam
24th Feb 2023 | Football
Kingstonian can make it three games unbeaten in the league if they get a positive result in their relegation six-pointer against Bowers and Pitsea.
After a tough run of form in 2023, things have started to turn around for the K's in the last seven days as they earned four points with a win against Bognor Regis Town before drawing with Herne Bay.
Bowers and Pitsea are the team on the other side of the dotted line to Kingstonian and a win would take them above the K's on goal difference, but they have lost their last five league matches leading into this one.
Kick-off at Imperial Fields is at 3pm on Saturday.
Chelsea Women begin their cup double header against Arsenal Women this weekend with an FA Cup fifth round tie at Kingsmeadow.
Arsenal are one of only three teams to have taken anything from Chelsea this season, along with Liverpool Women and Real Madrid Femenino, and they will hope to pick up where they left off before the international break with a 7-0 win against West Ham Women.
The Gunners find themselves on a tough run of form, having failed to win any of their last three league games, but the cups have been a solace, scoring ten across two wins against Leeds Ladies in the FA Cup and Manchester City Women in the Continental Cup semi-final.
Kick-off at Kingsmeadow is at 2pm on Sunday.
Hampton and Richmond Borough will be hoping to follow up their midweek victory with another against struggling Dulwich Hamlet.
The Beavers got their first win since November on Tuesday as they came from behind to beat Eastbourne Borough 3-2 and move one point clear of the relegation zone.
They might even be favourites to get that second straight win as Dulwich Hamlet visit the Rocket Hospitality Beveree Stadium on a run of nine without a win, losing eight of those fixtures.
Kick-off at the Rocket Hospitality Beveree Stadium is at 3pm on Saturday.
Hanwell Town will hope to put a stop to a run of three straight league defeats against local rivals Hayes and Yeading United.
The Geordies made the Middlesex Charity Cup semi-finals in mid-week with a penalty shoot-out win and will hope that can spur them on to getting back on track in the league.
United are two places outside of the play-offs but need to kick on if they are to breach the six-point gap to Poole Town.
Kick-off at the SkyEx Community Stadium is at 3pm on Saturday.
Hanworth Villa take on local rivals and automatic promotion chasing Walton and Hersham as they look to bridge the gap to the play-off places.
The Villains are on the outside looking in on the post-season at the moment and need to find more consistency if they are to close the six-point gap to Chertsey Town as they last won back-to-back matches at the start of November.
Walton and Hersham have won their last seven in a row as they desperately try and chase down Basingstoke Town at the top of the Isthmian League South Central, but even with that trail seven points behind the pace setters.
Kick-off at Rectory Meadow is at 3pm on Saturday.
It is a top of the table clash for Brentford Women this Sunday as they face league leaders Clapton Community in the L&SEWFL Division One North.
The Bees started their league campaign in 2023 with a defeat against Denham United Ladies two weeks ago, but recovered in the Capital Cup last weekend with a comfortable win against Richmond Park.
Clapton Community are four points clear of Brentford with a game more played, so victory would cement their place at the top, as they have only won two of their last five league games.
Kick-off at the Spotted Dog Ground is at 2pm on Sunday.