Blue Square Bet South
Dartford v Thurrock
Tough opener for caretaker manager Grant Gordon as they take on fellow strugglers Dartford in front of a big crowd. Gordon has already rung the changes with Leon Lalite moving to Harlow and Liam Harwood and Jamie Richards among the new signings.
Folkestone Invicta v Aveley
Two points separate these two strugglers. January is now going to be a vital time for the Millermen. They cannot afford to be marooned at the bottom of the table.
Ryman Div One North
Enfield v East Thurrock Utd
Enfield’s form has been inconsistent but they still have the style to give the Rocks a real test. Many see this league as a two horse race between East Thurrock and Needham Market but it is still far too early to call.
Needham Market v Tilbury
Tilbury will be buoyed by their victory against Grays but Needham will be a different prospect entirely.
Grays Athletic v Maldon
The loss of Ishmael Welsh will be a blow to Grays as he was their one source of invention on Monday. Grays are languishing in 16th place but look hamstrung when playing in testing conditions. Fourth placed Maldon will want the three points to stay in touch with the leaders.