ROCHFORD Hundred’s first team manager Graham Pratt feels his side must beat Saffron Walden in Magnolia Road tomorrow if they are to keep alive their hopes of a top two finish in London Two North East.
Hundred are currently third in the table, nine points behind second placed Walden with seven games of the season remaining.
And Pratt is therefore desperate to come out on top this weekend.
“This a crunch match and will decide whether or not we can challenge for at least second spot,” said Pratt.
“There’s still a long way to go but we need to stop Saffron’s winning streak and it should be one hell of a game.”
Walden have won their last 11 games and will be facing an unchanged Rochford side.
But Darren Spencer, Dan Needham and Craig Webb will all be back on the bench after recovering from injuries.
Also in London Two North East, fifth placed South Woodham Ferrers are at Braintree, who are ninth, while seventh placed Basildon head to Holt who sit just below them in the standings.
In London Three North East, bottom of the table Canvey Island will be searching for their first win of the season when they host fifth placed Wanstead.
Billericay have no such problems in Essex One and the league leaders will be looking for another victory when they host third from bottom Upper Clacton.
In Essex Two, sixth placed Stanford le Hope travel to bottom of the table Brightlingsea.
>SECOND from bottom Thurrock host 11th placed Westcombe Park in National Three London & SE tomorrow.