The fight for the Division ‘C’ title heats as
one team drops what could be important points as the season end draws closer.Barking, one of the teams fighting for the
Division title, overcame Maldon & Tiptree 2-0. It’s an important three
points for the hosts who have been top of the table for the majority of the
season, however their dipped form in 2018 has allowed Brightlingsea Regent,
Brentwood Town and Bishop’s Stortford to catch up. This result for Maldon &
Tiptree leaves them in 6th place, level on points with AFC Sudbury who didn’t
play this week.
It was a result Brightlingsea Regent wouldn’t of
been hoping for as they squandered the chance to go two points clear of Barking
as they drew their final game of the season 1-1 to Norwich City RDP. Regent
have now done all they can but it may not be enough to win them the Division
title as they will end the season on 38 points. It was also the Canaries final
game of the season and they will finish in 8th place, they can hold their heads
up high and have done themselves proud since returning to the National League
Brentwood Town also played their final game as
they beat Boreham Wood Whites 2-0. Brentwood, who currently occupy 3rd in the
Division, end on 36 points and 11 wins. It’s been a valiant effort but they
just came up short. Boreham Wood Whites who are in 7th, have one more game left
to play and a win could take them up to 6th.
Finally, Bishop’s Stortford ran rampant on
Lowestoft Town as they comfortably beat them 6-1. Like Brentwood, they are also
on 11 wins however they have two games in hand and are another team fighting
for the Division title. Lowestoft’s season never really got going however it
was their first season back in the National League U19 Alliance and they’ll
already be looking to improving next season.
Four games are to be played next week, three on
the 25th and one on the 27th April and we could be crowning Division ‘C’
champions. On the 25th Barking travel to Bishop’s Stortford, a win for Barking
will see them crowned as Division ‘C’ Champions. Ipswich Wanderers host Maldon
& Tiptree while AFC Sudbury are away to Lowestoft Town, this result will
decide who finishes in 6th and 7th place. Then on the 27th, Lowestoft Town will
play host to Ipswich Wanderers in what is their final games of the season.