CONCORD Rangers and Great Wakering Rovers face off in a friendly tonight, reports Leon Imber.

Whilst Danny Scopes’ side are yet to get their league campaign underway, Stephen Butterworth’s Great Wakering are already two games in and both were permitted a reduced capacity crowd.

However, for this midweek match, no fans are permitted and there are big question marks as to the logic behind that decision.

Whilst this match means significantly less to Great Wakering than their last couple, they will still be hopeful of a positive result after Saturday’s defeat to Felixstowe and Walton, but it will obviously be a tough challenge against the National League South side.

Fellow Essex-based National League South side Billericay Town wait until Saturday for their next match, as they travel to Brackley Town in the FA Cup second qualifying round.

There is Isthmian Premier Division action tonight as Bowers and Pitsea host Brightlingsea Regent.

Bowers will be looking to build upon their thumping 7-0 victory against Leatherhead and will be hoping Billy Knott can reach the heights he did at the weekend.

Knott was involved in four of the seven goals scored in the mauling, showing just how influential he can be at this level.

Brightlingsea picked up their first victory of the season on Saturday and will be eager to double their league points tally in Pitsea.

Elsewhere in the Isthmian Premier Division, East Thurrock United welcome Carshalton Athletic to Rookery Hill.

Paul Martin’s side are yet to register a point so far this season, so will be desperate to disrupt Calshalton’s so far unbeaten campaign.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Margate showed defensive frailties in the South London-based side’s game and East Thurrock will be looking to exploit those to end their poor run of form.

Basildon United are called into action on Wednesday evening to take on Glenn Tamplin’s Romford.

This is to be the only Isthmian North action in Essex until Saturday, as Canvey Island and Hullbridge Sports enjoy well deserved breaks in the fixture list.

Romford are yet to record a victory so far in the start to this season, much the same as Basildon so the contest is likely to be tightly fought.

The Essex Senior League is in action tonight as Hashtag United and Southend Manor face Walthamstowe and Sporting Bengal United respectively.

The Tags have had an excellent start to the season and are looking strong contenders early on.

Jay Devereux’s side have shown great resilience and character, evident when coming from behind to beat Sawbridgeworth Town 4-2 at the weekend and will be out for more joy tonight.

Southend Manor will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 5-0 defeat against Stansted at the weekend.

Sporting Bengal themselves fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Cockfosters and so both sides will feel they have a point to prove.