Football this weekend: Hanwell Town in FA Trophy action

By Joe Acklam

28th Oct 2022 | Football

Brentford Women have won three out of three home games. Photo: Hanwell Town.
Brentford Women have won three out of three home games. Photo: Hanwell Town.

Hanwell Town are playing in the First-Round proper of the FA Trophy this weekend as they visit AFC Dunstable. 

The Geordies beat Cray Wanderers 3-1 three weeks ago in the Third Qualifying Round to qualify them for the FA Trophy, which could be a welcome escape from a week in which they have taken one point from a possible six against two promotion rivals. 

Dunstable of the Southern League Division One Central, tier eight of the English pyramid, will be their opponents having beaten Bishop's Cleeve, Thatcham Town, and Witham Town. 

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

Brentford Women will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten home record this season as they play host to Hackney Women. 

Brentford got their first away point of the season last Sunday when they got a draw against Sport London E Benfica, but have won every LSE Division One North game at home so far this season. 

Hackney are second bottom of the division with one win and have not won since the opening game of the season when they beat Richmond Park Women at home. 

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

Hampton and Richmond can make it three wins in a row for the first time this season as they welcome Braintree Town to South-West London. 

Gary McCann's men have responded impeccably well to their FA Cup disappointment at the hands of Torquay United with league wins against Concord and Eastbourne to take their run to one loss in six matches. 

They will be up against it to continue that as they play a team already on a three-game winning run in Braintree who are enjoying a fine season in National League South where they are presently in the play-off places. 

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

Kingstonian will be hoping to follow up their best performance of the season with another win as they travel to Canvey Island in the Isthmian League Premier Division. 

Lee O'Leary thought the K's 2-0 win against Folkestone Invicta was their "most complete" performance of the season, and following a frustrating start to the season they could move onto the heels of the play-off places with victory this weekend. 

Canvey Island sit ninth in the table, but just three points ahead of Kingstonian, and they are in rocky form having lost their last two against Margate and Wingate and Finchley. 

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

Hanworth Villa will be hoping to turn around their recent poor form as they play away at Merstham in the Isthmian League South Central Division. 

Following a strong start to life at the level the wheels have come off for the Villains in recent weeks following consecutive defeats against Marlow and Southall. 

They have been presented the perfect opportunity to return to form as Merstham are having a torrid season, as they are bottom of the table and are yet to record a league win and have only won one game in all competitions in the FA Trophy First Qualifying Round. 

Kick-off at Moatside is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Chelsea Women will be hoping to extend their six-match all competitions winning run as they host Aston Villa Women at Kingsmeadow. 

Following their opening day disappointment against Liverpool Women, Emma Hayes' side have been irrepressible and are coming off an emphatic 8-0 Champions League win against Vllaznia on Wednesday. 

Their opponents in Aston Villa had seemed to be a surprise package this season after two games when the addition of Euros winner Rachel Daly had energised them to two wins, but since they have crumbled and lost their following two WSL games against West Ham and Everton. 

Kick-off at Kingsmeadow is at 2pm on Sunday.


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