It’s the start to the New Year, and 2018 is
already off to a flying start in Division ‘C’ with three games being played,
all filled with goals.
Barking picked up their 9th win of the season
and continue their march towards the Division title as they thrashed Lowestoft
Town 4-0 away. The Division leaders now have an eight point gap between them
and second placed Brentwood Town. While Lowestoft pick up their 9th defeat of
the season, this isn’t the start to the year they wanted and would like to add
a few more points to the board before the season comes to an end.
It was a battle between 2nd and 3rd in the
Division and the points were shared as Brightlingsea Regent held Brentwood Town
to a 3-3 draw. Its Brentwood’s second draw of the campaign and doesn’t help
them get any closer to runaway leaders Barking. Regent sit a point behind
Brentwood and the battle for 2nd place heats up as Regent breathe down the
The final game this week saw Bishop’s Stortford
comfortably beat Ipswich Wanderers 4-1 away. After a slow start to the season,
Stortford now find themselves some form as they climb to 4th in the Division,
one point behind Brightlingsea. However its another miserable day for Ipswich
as they receive their 9th loss of the season.
One game was postponed as Norwich City RDP were
to take on AFC Sudbury however due to a waterlogged pitch, the match could not take place.
All 10 teams in the Division are due to play
next week, as Barking look to extend their lead at the top of the Division as
they host Ipswich Wanderers. Brentwood Town look to come back from this weeks
set back as they travel to 7th placed AFC Sudbury. It’s a match between 3rd and
4th as Brightlingsea Regent go to Bishop’s Stortford, a match which could see
Stortford overtake Regent if they are victorious. Norwich City RDP look to get
their 2018 up and running properly as they take on 6th placed Maldon &
Tiptree at home. Finally, last placed Lowestoft Town will want nothing more than
victory, but they travel to 5th placed Boreham Wood Whites, who are 12 points
ahead of them.