Football this weekend: Kingstonian look for back-to-back wins

By Joe Acklam

13th Jan 2023 | Football

Spencer Knight won his first league match in charge of Kingstonian last week. Photo: Phillip Kofler from Pixabay.
Spencer Knight won his first league match in charge of Kingstonian last week. Photo: Phillip Kofler from Pixabay.

Kingstonian will be hoping to follow up the first win of the Spencer Knight era as they host Herne Bay in the Isthmian League Premier Division. 

The K's won their first away game and first league game under Spencer Knight last weekend 1-0 against Enfield and will hope that is a turning point in the season as they moved four points clear of the bottom four. 

Herne Bay sit bottom of the Isthmian League Premier Division, but they did manage to win their first game since the start of October last time out against Bowers and Pitsea. 

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

Chelsea Women face a top of the table showdown against Arsenal Women at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. 

The Blues have not lost in any competition since the opening day of the season, with the only draw coming at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano against Real Madrid Femenino in the Champions League. 

The Gunners are just three points behind Chelsea in the table with a game in hand, but have had long term injuries to key players Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema. 

Kick-off at the Emirates Stadium is 12pm on Sunday.

Hampton and Richmond will be looking for their first win at the Rocket Hospitality Beveree Stadium since October when they welcome Oxford City this weekend. 

The Beavers are without a win in six in the league and have not won at home since a 3-0 victory over Concord Rangers on 22nd October. 

They will be hoping to buck that trend against play-off chasing Oxford City, who despite their lofty league position have failed to win their last three on the road. 

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

Hanwell Town will be hoping to continue their recent strong home form this weekend against Poole Town. 

The Geordies have won and drawn their last two at the Powerday Stadium as they are slowly turning around their rough patch that they have been in since the middle of October. 

They take on Poole this weekend, who beat Hanwell 3-2 at Tatnam at the end of November, and they are in the play-off place despite being eleven points adrift of the top two. 

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

Hanworth Villa can keep up their unbeaten start to 2023 with a positive result on the road against Ashford Town in the Isthmian League South Central. 

The Villains started the year with a convincing 4-1 win against Northwood before getting a draw last weekend at home against Uxbridge and they are now just seven points off the play-off places. 

They face an Ashford side who have hit a poor patch of form in recent weeks, with one win in their last five and four losses in their last six, a run which has seen them slip towards the relegation spots. 

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

Brentford Women play their first competitive match of the new year this Sunday in the Capital Cup against UCL Academicals Ladies. 

The Bees finished 2022 joint top of the L&SERWFL Division One North and lost just once from the middle of October. 

UCL Academicals play in the Greater London Women's Football League and have only won one match all year, which was a walkover victory against Glebe Ladies. 

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


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