HADLEIGH & Thundersley will be looking to pile more pain on Belhus tomorrow.

Belhus head into the Premier Division clash on the back of five successive defeats.

But Hadleigh skipper Adam Dobson is still expecting a tough afternoon for his side at John Burrows Park.

“Belhus are a very strong team as well and they’ll know they need to pick up a win,” said Dobson.

“Even though we’ve lost to some of the stronger teams in the league recently we’ve performed well.

“So if we can learn from those performances and keep playing as well as we have done recently, I’m sure we can go on another winning run.”

Hadleigh head into the game sitting sixth in the standings.

Last time out, Dobson’s side were beaten by five wickets against table-topping Brentwood.

But Dobson is remaining upbeat.

“I thought we pushed them very close and could have easily won the game,” said Dobson.

“Brentwood are a very strong team so it was pleasing to see the team perform well and nearly get the win against the odds.

“There’s plenty for us to build on and it was a very close game where the toss played a big part.

“Unfortunately, we lost the toss and were made to bat in the worst of the conditions.

“But I was very proud of the team performance to get us to a reasonable score that we came very close to defending.”

Belhus sit eighth in the standings, just above the relegation zone, and will therefore be determined to pick up points this weekend in their bid to beat the drop.

Bottom of the table Ilford are also facing a fight to stay up and they head to Billericay tomorrow.

Billericay are fifth in the table and beat Chingford by four wickets last time out.

But skipper Lee Knight is taking nothing for granted this weekend.

“Ilford will be a different test to what we are used to as they have quite a few spinners in their ranks,” said Knight.

“They will also be desperate to start picking up some points as they are currently bottom.

“That being said, we won’t be underestimating them and hopefully we can put in another good performance.”

In Division One tomorrow, Southend & EMT host Woodford Wells.

Southend are bidding to avoid a second successive relegation but are currently second from bottom in the table.

Woodford sit sixth in the standings and will also be keen to win at Southchurch Park.