Something For The Weekend: National League South

4 days ago By Sam Elliott

The build-up to the weekend’s action starts here - and we’re whetting the appetite for another interesting National League South afternoon.

Last weekend could end up being a big one for leaders Dartford but of course there’s so much football still to be played.

They are one of our three ones to watch out for this weekend as the pre-Christmas rush for points continues.

Take a look at the games we think are the not to be missed matches this weekend.

Welling United v Truro City

For both, this match is all about trying to get a dreadful last outing out of their systems and getting back on track.

It’s probably fair to suggest both these sides would have taken where they are now heading into Christmas come the start of the season. City are fourth and the Wings just outside the play-off pack but after a good first half of the season, they now want more.

It’s another sizeable trip for Truro, who were second best at a Matt Paterson-inspired Oxford City on Tuesday. Sam Higgins was Welling’s tormentor-in-chief last weekend at East Thurrock United cut through their defence. Both clubs know their managers require a response.

Hampton & RB v East Thurrock United

Only mighty Manchester City can rival Hampton & Richmond for form right now. The Beavers’ relentless winning run now stands and nine games and they are unbeaten in 14 overall.

But everyone is asking themselves which East Thurrock side will turn up at the Beveree on Saturday.

The one who beat Welling United and Gloucester City, or the more ropey Rocks who shipped four goals against Weston and Bath City last month. It will be an intriguing match up, that’s for sure.

Hungerford Town v Dartford

Not too many stop Dartford winning at Princes Park, let alone scoring, but Hungerford were one of them.

But a lot has changed since that opening day goalless draw.

The Darts have had a great year and lead the way, while Town have lost manager Bobby Wilkinson - and also every game in November.

But after holding Chelmsford away from home last weekend, there’s scope for another battle-hardened Hungerford display here. Just above the relegation zone, this game with the National League South leaders has a lot riding on it.

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