Blue Square Bet South
Thurrock v Weston Super Mare
Dover was a tough challenge. This game will be a fairer assessment of where Thurrock are at the moment. Main question will centre on whether the strike force are potent enough.
They were very sold for the first 44 minutes of Tuesday nights game and must take positives from that.
Tooting and Mitcham v East Thurrock United
Great day for the Rocks after promotion last year. A calm and considered pre-season build up. Athletics fan and boss John Coventry will appreciate the analogy that East Thurrock will be happy to sit in the pack and see how the race progresses in the early stages.
Aveley v Kingstonian
The Millers seem in positive mood as they enter a new season. Perhaps, they see enough teams with off field problems that indicate survival may be easier than last year. A sound pre-season now sees Wimbledon’s landlords arrive at the Mill Field.
Last season, too many games like this, just seemed to slide away from them. Solid start needed.
Ryman Div One North
Grays Ath v Ware
The fans are in bullish mood and cannot wait for tomorrows curtain raiser. They hope to see Grays steamroller Stuart Nethercott’s Ware.
The key as we said in our preview piece will be the right combination of players especially up front.
Tilbury v Brentwood
This is a real tester for the first game of the season at Chadfields. Paul Vaughan’s men will do well to hold on to the coat tails of the Brentwood side who are going all out for promotion this season.