Wembley FC’s next game is an away visit to an eighth-placed Edgware & Kingsbury side as they hope to bounce back from their disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Harefield United last weekend.
The Wares play their games at Silver Jubilee Park in Kingsbury, just three miles away from their original ground, The White Lion in Edgware, and five miles away from Vale Farm, the home of Wembley FC.
This makes it feel like a six-pointer, not just position in the league is at stake, but bragging rights too in the White Lion derby.
The Lions are currently in sixth place in the Combined Counties League Premier North, just four points from fifth having played one less game so will be looking to close the gap between them and Burnham FC at the weekend.
After 15 games, Wembley sit on 24 points coming from eight wins and seven losses with the club still yet to draw a game this season. Their away form has been poor so far this season, only winning once from a possible six games.
They will be looking to end this poor run of form as soon as possible- there’s no better way to change this record than by beating local rivals and bridging a bigger gap between the clubs who are just two points apart in the table, albeit with Edgware & Kingsbury having played three less games.
Devante Jones will be hoping he can bag a few more goals after his hat-trick against North Greenford United just two matches ago, as he will be hoping his side can get back to winning. He’s just one goal behind Joshua Blaize-Carr in the race to be Wembley FC’s top goalscorer this season.
Edgware & Kingsbury have had a good start to the season, winning seven games from twelve, however they have lost their last two games.
They will be looking to bounce back from their 3-2 loss to North Greenford United last weekend and their 2-1 defeat on penalties to Wealdstone FC, albeit a loss that they would’ve expected as Wealdstone are in the Vanarama National League, four tiers above the Combined Counties League Premier North.
The Wares will be looking to build on their eighth-placed finish in the league last season and look on course to do so, despite being in the same position as they were come the end of last season. This time they have a number of games in hand against their competitors and will be looking to move up the table.
Joint top-goalscorers for Edgware & Kingsbury Nikolay Popov and Caoilan McGettigan will no doubt be threats to the Lions; their eight goals a piece in the league will definitely be a place where Wembley FC will have to focus on ahead of the game.
Wembley FC will know that this is a tough fixture for them to bring points back from, but they will no doubt have the determination to come back from last weekend and gain the three points they need to get back on track.