Football this weekend: Hanwell Town take on runaway leaders

By Joe Acklam

3rd Mar 2023 | Football

Hanwell Town have not any of their last five in the league. Photo: StockSnap from Pixabay.
Hanwell Town have not any of their last five in the league. Photo: StockSnap from Pixabay.

Hanwell Town take on runaway leaders Weston-Super-Mare this weekend, looking for a first win in five matches. 

The Geordies initial bad run back in October was sparked by a 3-0 humbling in Somerset and they have hit another rocky patch of late, without a win since 7th February. 

The Seagulls are leading the Southern League Premier South by two points and have three games in hand on their closest challengers in Truro City. 

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

Brentford Women could ascend to the top of L&SEWFL Division One North by the end of the weekend if they can get the better of basement girls Hackney. 

Victory in the top of the table shoot-out last weekend against Clapton Community has put Brentford in the box seat for the title, being behind by just one point with one game in hand. 

Hackney have been struggling this season, winning just once and losing eight of their ten matches, seeing them routed to the bottom of the table. 

Kick-off at Douglas Eyre Sports Centre is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hampton and Richmond are searching for their first away win since November as they visit Braintree Town this weekend. 

Mel Gwinnett seems to have turned a corner with the Beavers as they have won two of their last three matches to move two points clear of the relegation zone. 

Braintree are flying at the other end of the division, having not lost in the league since a 3-1 defeat to Havant and Waterlooville on 7th January and have a four-point cushion in the play-off places. 

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

Kingstonian can extend their unbeaten run to four matches this weekend when they play on the road at Brightlingsea Regent. 

Third manager has been the charm for the K's as Simon Lane has guided them six points clear of the relegation places with a game in hand over Bowers and Pitsea and a win this weekend would really cement their place in this division for another season. 

Brightlingsea sit bottom of the Isthmian League Premier Division, ten points behind Kingstonian, and it really is now or never time for them to kickstart their survival push, their last win came on 28th January. 

Kick-off at North Road is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanworth Villa can put themselves right on the heels of the play-off places if they can get a second win of the week against Thatcham Town. 

The Villains are four points behind Chertsey Town in 5th place and at the bottom of the play-offs, and they face a fellow play-off side in Northwood this weekend. 

Thatcham are another team looking to put themselves in the play-off picture and a win will take them level on points with Hanworth. 

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

The first of silverware of the season is on the line for Chelsea Women as they face Arsenal Women in the Continental Cup final. 

Chelsea will face Arsenal for the third time in six weeks, having drawn with them in the league at the Emirates and then getting the upper hand 2-0 at Kingsmeadow in the FA Cup last weekend, the Blues will be confident of lifting their third Continental Cup. 

The Gunners have lifted this trophy more than any other team, with five wins in the 11-year history and will be out for revenge after being dumped out of the FA Cup last weekend. 

Kick-off at Selhurst Park is at 3pm on Sunday. 


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