Another 3 points closer to staying up
Post by Tyler - 01-02-2020, 22:12
What a difference a week makes! Six points better off after wins against Harrow and Dorchester, while Hartley were the only side in the bottom eight to win today.
While we can’t afford to get carried away after back to back wins, we do look a much improved side and have reason to be confident that we’ll earn enough points from our remaining matches to ensure safety.
Having picked up 30 points from 24 league games so far, this record puts Hartley further clear of relegation than some supporters may realise.
We are now 12 points ahead of Beaconsfield and 15 ahead of Dorchester, the bottom two clubs in our division, while 20th place does not necessarily spell relegation.
As explained in the e-programme for the Salisbury match, there are four clubs finishing in 20th place at Step 3, but only the two with the worst records are relegated. As it stands, 20th place in our division would be safe.
Walton Casuals (South) 26 pts
Cheshunt (Isthmian) 21 pts
Ashton United (Northern) 20 pts
St Ives (Central) 19 pts
At this level, just to avoid relegation is a huge achievement, and we are on our way to doing that again. UTR