Borough trio are in action. Is it the day for a first win for Grays? Can Dockers stay at the top? And will Millers live up to Trophy favourites tag?

By Ethan Crafter

18th Nov 2023 | Football

Match day preview
Match day preview

GRAYS and Tilbury face league action today (Saturday, 18 November, while Aveley feature in the FA Trophy.

Grays, who havbe yet to win a match this season, face tough local opponents in Brentwood Town. The Blues stay at the EMR stadium, after a potentially ship-steadying one-all draw against Basildon United last time out.

Brentwood are in decent form, winning three of their last five games including a 2-0 success at Enfield last weekend. They were supposed to face Tilbury midweek in the BBC Essex Senior Cup, but due to pitch conditions, the match was postponed.

Top-of-the Essex Senior League Tilbury travel to East London to face Athletic Newham at the Newham Leisure Centre. The Dockers made it a staggering 17 games unbeaten last weekend, brushing aside Tring Athletic in a well-earned four-nil FA Vase home victory.

Newham sit in sixth, nine points behind Tilbury. The home side has not drawn a game all season - a thriller in prospect!

Aveley face St Ives Town at Parkside in the FA Trophy second round. The Millers are hoping for a change in fortune, having lost their last two Vanarama National South games.

For one in a season when they have been regarded as underdogs going into many matches, Millers start favourite.

St Ives are in the Southern League Premier Division Central, currently one point above the relegation zone. However, they recorded a positive 4-2 win last weekend against tenth-place Halesowen Town.


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