Crunch time as managerless Millers visit the Aspen Waite Arena


IT’S crunch time at the Aspen Waite Arena this Saturday (April 13) as Swifts host Aveley in a match which will go a long way to deciding who gets home advantage in the play-offs.

Both sides are assured of top five Bostik North finishes but only second and third behind champions Bowers will start the semi-finals on their own patch.

The third-placed Millers will start the day with a slender advantage as their four-plus better goal difference has them one place ahead of fourth-placed Swifts, with both clubs on 68 points.

Maldon in second and on 71 points, and Coggeshall in fifth on 65, are also still in the play-off final-place mix heading into the final four games of the season.

The Jammers head to Canvey Island on Saturday, with the Seed Growers facing a trip to Tilbury, who shared the points with Swifts last weekend in a 1-1 at Chadfields.

Aveley responded well to last week’s departure of manager James Webster with a 2-1 win at Coggeshall on Saturday, and a quality Millers squad includes ex-Swifts Sam Bantick and Adam Bailey-Dennis (pictured by Alan Edmonds).

Kick-off at Scraley Road is at 3pm and a large crowd is expected for what promises to be a terrific game.