KINGSTONIAN go into the last six matches of the season with a new manager having appointed former Billericay boss Craig Edwards earlier this week.
K’s poor recent form has seen them plummet into the Ryman Premier Division relegation zone and last weekend’s crucial 2-1 defeat at fellow strugglers Burgess Hill Town proved a step too far for the board who relieved manager Tommy Williams of his duties.
Burgess Hill took the lead in the second minute but K’s levelled in the 61st minute through Alan Inns.
However, their joy was short-lived as the Hillians scored what proved to be the winner just four minutes later in front of a crowd of 438.
Edwards and his team will have to hit the ground running this Saturday when they take on their future landlords Leatherhead at Kingsmeadow (kick-off 3pm). There’s plenty of spice to this encounter with both teams on 44 points meaning this is a real six pointer.
Then, on Monday, K’s have the chance to gain instant revenge when they host Burgess Hill (7.45pm) in what promises to be another mouthwatering match.
HAMPTON AND RICHMOND BOROUGH will have to put the disappointment of conceding a last minute goal at home to title-chasing Ebbsfleet United last weekend when they host fellow Vanarama National South play-off hopefuls Chelmsford City at the Beveree on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
Harold Odametey gave the Beavers the lead on the hour mark and it seemed like his side would claim an impressive scalp until, with time running out, Bradley Bubb netted to claim a point much to the delight of the Kent contingent in a crowd of 1,089.
Alan Dowson's side will have their work cut out to get a decent result from Chelmsford who have only lost twice in the league since they drew 2-2 with the Beevers back on November 12, and those defeats came against title contenders Ebbsfleet and Maidenhead United.
The Beevers have had their request to extend Shamir Mulling's loan spell from National League side Forest Green Rovers turned down.
Mullings has spent the last month with Hampton and scored once in six games but with Forest Green in the midst of a title challenge, they have recalled their man.
CORINTHIAN-CASUALS go to fellow Ryman South play-off hopefuls Hythe Town having won their last two matches without conceding a goal.
A win for the Chocolate and Pink will virtually secure a place in the play-offs. They are currently flying high in fourth place after last Saturday comprehensive 4-0 victory over Sittingbourne at King George's Field.
All the goals came in the second half through Shaun Okojie, Mahrez Bettache, Danny Dudley and Josh Gallagher.
WALTON CASUALS, whose defence has been leaking goals recently, were narrowly beaten 1-0 at title challengers Dorking Wanderers last weekend.
Former Woking marksman Guiseppe Sole pounced in the 47th minute to condemn Walton to their third straight defeat.
This Saturday they host Ramsgate and with both sides comfortably in mid-table there is little at stake apart from pride.
MOLESEY were thrashed at play-off chasing Hastings United last weekend 5-1. Ashby Charles was on target for the Moles in the 67th minute but by that stage they had already leaked four goals.
This week they host Three Bridges who are all but relegated.