Non-League preview: Hampton & Richmond Borough chase goals as title race heats up

Alan Dowson has challenged Hampton & Richmond Borough to keep smashing in the goals against Burgess Hill Town tomorrow as they close in on promotion.

The Ryman Premier side have won four of their last five games, scoring 17 goals in the process, and sit two points clear of East Thurrock United at the top of the table.

Tuesday’s 3-0 win at Brentwood Town moved their goal difference up to a healthy 42 — the same as second-placed rivals East Thurrock — but Dowson wants that to grow substantially to protect them at the end of the campaign.

“It is going to be very tight this season, so it is vital we keep scoring,” he said.

“We are two points ahead of East Thurrock, and we don’t want to be in a place where if we draw a game late on and they win they go ahead of us in the table.

“So goal difference is massive from here and it’s something we must work on.”

Meanwhile, seventh-placed Kingstonian’s promotion push continues with a trip to Harrow Borough tomorrow, after earning their first win in five games.

Ty Smith’s late goal gave Tommy Williams’ men a 1-0 win over Burgess Hill, and they now face two games in three days.

Metropolitan Police’s promotion hopes look over after their 2-2 draw with Enfield Town last week leaves them 11 points off the play-off places.

However, they will be confident of three points tomorrow as they host relegation-threatened Farnborough.

In Division One South, struggling Walton & Hersham travel to Three Bridges, while Tooting & Mitcham United face Peacehaven & Telscombe.

Corinthian Casuals face a daunting task as they visit table-toppers Folkestone Invicta, while Carshalton Athletic play Hastings United.

In the Combines Counties Premier League, Raynes Park Vale face AFC Hayes away and Colliers Wood United host Horley Town.

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