Four games were played this week and the race
for the Division ‘C’ title heats up as the leaders slip up.
Top of the table Barking lost for only the third
time this season as they were edged out 1-2 by 2nd placed Brightlingsea Regent.
The dominant Barking have lead the Division for the majority of the season,
however their hard work could well be undone as Regent now sit just a point
behind them. It looked like Barking were running away with it as at one point
there was a 10 point gap separating them from the rest, but with the rising
forms of the teams below and their own dwindling form, could this setup towards
an exciting end to the season?
Meanwhile, Bishop’s Stortford beat Brentwood
Town 1-0. It was a close game but thanks to a
penalty from Dan Pinkney midway through the second half, it was delight
for Stortford. The result means they are four points off Barking and three off
Regent. However Stortford have two games in hand over the teams above them, and
with form as good as this (unbeaten since November) have a very realistic
chance of taking the Division ‘C’ crown.
Norwich City RDP got their fourth win of the
season as they buried Lowestoft Town 0-3. The Canaries, currently occupying 8th
place, now sit four points behind Boreham Wood Whites and look to end the
season on a high after a rocky start. Lowestoft meanwhile will want to forget
this season but will also be looking to finish this season on a high to give
them confidence going into their next season.
Finally, Maldon & Tiptree defeated Boreham
Wood Whites 1-0. It was Maldon & Tiptree’s seventh win of the season and
the result brings them level on points with AFC Sudbury, who didn’t play this
week. For the Whites it’s their seventh loss of the season and they now drop
down into 7th place.
Next week, three games will be taking place as
Brightlingsea Regent look to continue their good run of form as they travel to
AFC Sudbury. While Bishop’s Stortford will host Lowestoft Town in a game that
could see Stortford go 11 games unbeaten. Finally, Brentwood Town will take on
9th placed Ipswich Wanderers.