Football this weekend: Hanwell look to avoid being dragged into a relegation fight

By Joe Acklam

17th Mar 2023 | Football

Hanwell Town have no wins in their last seven. Photo: Alexander Fox | PlaNet Fox from Pixabay.
Hanwell Town have no wins in their last seven. Photo: Alexander Fox | PlaNet Fox from Pixabay.

Hanwell Town will hope to get a first win in seven matches to prevent themselves from being sucked into a relegation scrap. 

The Geordies have at times looked like they were contending for a play-off place in their first season in the third tier, but two lengthy spells without a win have meant they have fallen towards the relegation places. 

They face Gosport Borough this weekend, who are a place below them in the table and have no wins in their last five matches. 

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

Brentford Women have the chance to make the final of the Capital Cup when they face Denham United Ladies this weekend. 

The Bees have already seen off Richmond Park and UCL Academicals Ladies to reach this stage of the competition, but they lost to Denham the last time the sides met in February. 

Denham sit fourth in the L&SEWFL Division One North and four points behind Brentford, having played a game more, and are yet to lose a game in 2023. 

Kick-off at The Den is 12pm on Sunday. 

Hampton and Richmond will be looking to put further room between themselves and the relegation zone as they take on Dover Atheltic. 

Mel Gwinnett seems to have turned the corner for the Beavers as they have won three straight matches and moved five points clear of the relegation places. 

They will go above Dover with a win, and the Whites have lost their last two against two of Hampton's relegation rivals in Chippenham Town and Cheshunt. 

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

Kingstonian will be looking to get back on the horse after two damaging defeats as they face Potters Bar Town in the Isthmian Premier Division. 

Simon Lane had got the K's three wins and a draw in four matches to give them real hope of running away from the teams below them, but back-to-back three-goal defeats sees them looking below them once again, but they still have a five-point cushion to Herne Bay on the other side of the dotted line. 

Potters Bar find themselves in mid-table obscurity in the final months of the season, they are without a win in nine matches, but having already amassed 44 points have no realistic possibility of playing in any other division next season. 

Kick-off at The Pakex Stadium is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanworth Villa will be looking to continue their play-off chase as they face post-season rivals Southall in the Isthmian League South Central. 

The Villains currently occupy the last play-off spot after a run of three wins in their last four, but there are three teams that are less than three points behind them. 

One of those sides is Southall, sat two points behind Hanworth, they are unbeaten in the last four and would go above them with a win this weekend. 

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

Chelsea Women will hope to make their second domestic semi-final of the season as they face Reading in the FA Cup. 

The Blues made the final of the Continental Cup before losing to Arsenal Women, but have already knocked the Gunners out of the FA Cup and will fancy their chances of silverware in this competition. 

They face a Reading side who are in trouble at the bottom of the WSL having won just once in their last six in the league and they have only ever beaten Chelsea once in their history. 

Kick-off at the Select Car Leasing Stadium is at 2pm on Sunday. 


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