AFTER having their match postponed in midweek, Saturday’s match will be Concord Rangers’ first in the National League South this season, reports Leon Imber.

They face a St Albans side that beat Hampton and Richmond 1-0 in midweek, so it will be a tough challenge for Danny Scopes’ men.

Billericay Town and Bath City meet this weekend after both sides lost 2-0 on the opening day.

Jamie O’Hara’s side will be desperate to record their first three points of the season, after losing out in both their first league match and the FA Cup.

Elsewhere, in the Isthmian Premier Division, winless East Thurrock United host Merstham.

You would have to trace all the way back to February to find Paul Martin’s side’s last victory.

They will be looking to put an end to that miserable run at home on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Bowers and Pitsea travel to Worthing.

With just one point separating the two sides, it looks to be one of the games of the weekend within the division, having both excelled so far this campaign.

In the Isthmian North Division, Basildon United host AFC Sudbury, looking to build on their recent 6-0 victory against Great Wakering Rovers, who themselves face Witham Town. Witham were at the wrong end of a 7-0 drubbing in their first game of the season and so may be ideal opponents for Stephen Butterworth’s side, who will be eager to right the wrongs of the last performance.

Hullbridge Sports host Tilbury and will be out to prove that their last match was just an anomaly.

They had been a strong force up until their 5-0 defeat on Tuesday, although they were reduced to 10 men in that match. It is an all Essex fixture for Canvey Island as they make the short trip to Brentwood Town, eager to return to winning ways after their narrow loss against Maldon and Tiptree in the week. Mark Bentley may have one eye on the FA Cup fixture just three days after their league outing and could alter his team selection accordingly.

In the Essex Senior League, Southend Manor sit out of the weekend’s action whilst Hashtag United host Wormley Rovers.

The Tags will be buoyed by their recent 4-1 win against St Margaretsbury, as they look to have put their FA Cup disappointment behind them.