Another key weekend ahead in the NCL

Chris Perry leads his Wollaston team into a key clash this weekend
Chris Perry leads his Wollaston team into a key clash this weekend

The Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division has reached the halfway stage and the issues at both the top and bottom of the table will now start to come into sharper focus.

While it looks like a two-horse race is developing at the summit with Northampton Saints and Peterborough slugging it out, there are three sides in the mix at the wrong end of the standings.

Horton House are bottom with 56 points, Burton Latimer are in 11th place with 81 and Wollaston are a further 14 ahead of them.

Wollaston would be at the longest odds to go down and they have a chance this weekend to put the bottom club in all sorts of trouble when they play host to Horton at London Road.

A victory for Chris Perry’s men would see them open up a gap that would, given the form guide, be almost insurmountable.

As for Burton, they will be hoping to build on their one-wicket defeat of Horton last time out when they welcome third-place Stony Stratford to Hall Field.

At the other end, leaders Northampton Saints, who have an 18-point advantage, travel to Redwell Road to face Wellingborough Town while Peterborough make the trip to Station Road to face Rushton.

Finedon Dolben will aim to bring a halt to a poor run of form when they face the NCCC Academy at Campbell Park and there is a mid-table clash at the Dallas Burston Grounds where Brixworth entertain the Old Northamptonians.

In Division One, the standout fixture is at Milton Road where third-place Oundle, who are yet to taste defeat, take on leaders Kettering.