Football this weekend: Hanwell Town face major promotion clash

By Joe Acklam

21st Oct 2022 | Football

Fifth place Hanwell Town take on second place Weston-Super-Mare. Photo: Ollie G. Monk.
Fifth place Hanwell Town take on second place Weston-Super-Mare. Photo: Ollie G. Monk.

Hanwell Town face a big game in their promotion chase as they travel to the coast to face second top Weston-Super-Mare. 

Consecutive wins against Hayes and Yeading United and Gosport Borough have put the Geordies in a strong position in the Southern League Premier South in fifth spot only four points off the top. 

This game will be a true barometer of how far Hanwell can go this season as the Seagulls are having a tremendous season and are just one point off the top after losing at home on Tuesday against Chesham United. 

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

Hampton and Richmond will look to get over their FA Cup disappointment as they return to league action against Concord Rangers this weekend. 

Hampton were 45 minutes away from an FA Cup First Round tie with Derby County before Torquay United came back with two goals in the second half to eliminate them after a replay. 

The Beavers' league form has picked up over recent weeks as they have only lost one of their last four games and it feels like Gary McCann has the team moving in the right direction. 

Their opponents this weekend are 22nd in National League South and have failed to win a game since mid-August in all competitions, scoring only eight goals all season. 

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

Kingstonian are still looking for a solution for their early season malaise as they welcome Folkestone Invicta to Imperial Fields. 

A big win over Brightlingsea Regent had looked to signpost Lee O'Leary finding a solution to a slow start to the season, but that was followed up by a flat performance in defeat against Horsham FC. 

Folkestone have had a very middling start to the season but arrested a three-game losing run last time out when they drubbed Corinthian Casuals 4-0 at King George Field. 

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

Hanworth Villa will be hoping to return to winning ways on Saturday as they travel to Southall in the Isthmian League South Central. 

The Villains had won four straight games in all competitions until they were stopped in their tracks against Burgess Hill two weeks ago in the FA Trophy before following that up with another defeat against Marlow last weekend. 

Southall have five more points than Hanworth so far this season, but have played three more league games and are on a run of five draws and one win in their last six matches. 

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

Chelsea Women will look to continue their title charge as they travel to play away against Brighton and Hove Albion Women in the WSL. 

Emma Hayes was unable to be on the touchline but her team did her proud in the Women's Champions League on Thursday with a huge group stage win against Paris Saint-Germain Feminine. 

That comes after a big recovery after opening day defeat with three straight wins to get themselves back on course to win their fourth straight domestic title. 

Their hosts for the weekend have not had such a great start to the season as former-England manager Hope Powell's team have won just one game to start the season against winless Reading. 

Kick off-at the Broadfield Stadium is at 6:45pm on Sunday. 

Brentford Women will be hoping to get their first away game of the season when they play Sporting London E Benfica on Sunday. 

The Bees' home record in LSE Division 1 North has been exemplary to start the season with three wins from three, but they have not travelled well having lost both of their opening away games. 

The play Sporting London E Benfica this weekend in Westminster who have picked up the same amount of points as Brentford but having played a game more. 

Kick-off at Gladstone Park is at 2pm on Sunday. 


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