Burgess Hill Town will be aiming to continue their fine vein of form when they welcome Faversham Town to Leylands Park on Saturday afternoon.
Having won 3 times in their last 6 fixtures, succumbing to defeat just once – Simon Wormull’s side will know a win could be so important to the league table come the end of the season, with Faversham being one of the many teams alongside the hosts lurking in that area around the lower half of the table.
After beginning the season in scintillating fashion with a 7-2 home win over Hythe Town, The Hillians seemed to hit a fork in the road over the early autumn period and now have nine league losses to their name this campaign. Warren Mfula scored four that day and is his sides top scorer with 8 so far - a stat less impressive when you hear it in December and realise 50% of his goal tally came on the opening day.
Yet scoring goals hasn’t actually been Burgess Hill Town’s problem, the issue lies at the other end of the pitch. Conceding 34 goals, they have the joint worst defensive record in the division. Fans of The Hillians will be pleased to learn that their opposition on Saturday have the exact opposite problem – finding the net.
To give context to Faversham’s woes in front of goal, Burgess Hill Town’s seven opening day goals is more than half of the goals scored by Faversham so far this season. Though Faversham currently sit above Burgess Hill Town (14th & 16th respectively), The home side are just 4 points behind, and will be looking to heap further misery to their guests who are without a goal in 3 games, let alone a victory.
The two sides are so intriguingly matched it should make for an interesting tie, the joint worst defensive side against the lowest scorers in the division, something has to give.
Josh O’Brien is one of our sports journalists. He currently studies a multimedia sports journalism degree at the UCFB Wembley campus. His previous roles include writing for You are my Arsenal blog, The Sun’s Dream Team app and betting company Kwiff.