Welcome once again to this season’s Combined Counties League preview which is done purely for fun but mainly to show just how hopeless a tipster I am
AFC Croydon Athletic - Last season was a bit of a struggle for The Rams and I am afraid that, this season, they may not fare much better. The for and against ratio will have to improve greatly if they are to climb the
Abbey Rangers - A well organised club that will be pushing, once again, towards the top of the table
Alton - Rather isolated towards the south of the region, Alton may prove to be something of a dark horse this season
Badshot Lea - The Baggies enjoyed their best ever season last time round and I have seen nothing to suggest that another promotion challenge will not be forthcoming
Balham - Their youth development programme should ensure a top half finish, at least.
Banstead Athletic - Unless there has been a major input of quality,
The A’s look likely to have another season struggling.
Camberley Town - The Krooners always go quietly about their business and, as usual, they will be
tough to beat, Probably need some more goals from the team though
Cobham - The Hammers are rather similar to Camberley in many ways and I see no reason why they
wont be safe in mid table.
Colliers Wood United - The Wood will be looking to improve on last season’s 11th place and some shrewd signings should help with
Farnham Town - The improvements at the club in the past couple of years will enhance an improved performance on the pitch.
Fleet Town - They will be looking to improve on last season and I categorise them as similar to Alton.
Frimley Green - Always one of the hardest clubs to predict but they will be hoping for continued improvement at least.
Guildford City - City need to have
a settled manager who is given time. Everything is there for a step up but competition is fierce so mid table area probably.
Horley Town - So much potential at
The New Defence and a good start and momentum could see them go close.
Jersey Bulls - Definitely amongst the front runners again.
Knaphill - The Knappers will be towards the top of the league and with added consistency, could make a play off place.
Raynes Park Vale - The recent transformations at Grand Drive added to good finances means they are the title favourites. No pressure then!
- Very similar to Knaphill so another decent season ahead.
Sheerwater - The Sheers should be fine once again although they need to shore up their defence a little.
Tadley Calleva - Their Wessex League form suggests they might struggle but a welcome addition to the league nontheless.
Our Top 5
1 Raynes Park Vale
2 Jersey Bulls
3 Badshot Lea
4 Abbey Rangers
5 Horley Town