Another Huge North And South Weekend On The Horizon

By Sam Elliott

November is nearing its end which means we’re getting closer and closer to the half way point in the season.

Every matchday counts with the FA Cup and FA Trophy keeping plenty of clubs occupied over the next few weeks - but on Saturday it’s all about the league.

Tamworth needed a last-gasp intervention to cling on to top spot in the National League North on Tuesday.

But with the hunters still circling, they won’t want to be risking many more close calls.

The Lambs face the side who came so close last season, King’s Lynn Town, with Scunthorpe United - so good at home these past few months - welcoming Warrington Town.

South Shields’ form may not be sparkling, but they’re potentially just a win away from taking over at the top. They host Chester, while fourth place Spennymoor Town head to troubled Gloucester City hoping to close the gap.

Darlington need to pick up some wins or chance a gap appearing. It’s a relegation rival in Rushall Olympic up next for the Quakers.

Brackley Town could haul themselves back into the play-off places if they dispose of Alfreton, who currently possess a top seven spot.

It’s not the only promotion battle - Boston United are eyeing up Chorley’s place and a win against them this weekend will see the Pilgrims leapfrog the Magpies over the dotted line.

Yeovil Town’s first dropped points in the National League South since September 2 gave hope to the chasing pack in midweek.

Will the Glovers get a winning response to the 1-1 draw at Chippenham by winning at Welling United?

Aveley sit second again - they’re hoping success at Weymouth may make things interesting.

Maidstone United posses one of the division’s top talents in Levi Amantchi. He scored again on Monday and is now setting his sights on a St Albans City side struggling for consistency.

Neither Dartford or Torquay United anticipated being sat outside the promotion places at this stage. Neither will want to waste the opportunity when they clash at Princes Park.

Havant & Waterlooville still haven’t won under Steve King and if their escape is to come, it needs to start showing signs of life. They won’t have it all their own way at Tonbridge Angels.

Jerry Gill takes Bath City to Farnborough while sixth place Braintree Town hope Aaron Blair continues to show they won’t miss Will Davies that much. The Iron are at Slough Town.

Worthing - back in the top seven - are on the road again at Taunton Town while Chelmsford City hope victory over Truro City could return them to the play-off spots.

For all of Saturday’s fixtures, click here.

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