BILLERICAY were my pre-season pick for promotion and although it's been an up and down campaign there's still a good way to go and more than enough capacity within the squad to get themselves firmly back in the mix.
New gaffer Harry Wheeler was rightly chuffed with his side's performance at the weekend as they grabbed the points in a solid 2-0 win over sixth-placed promotion rivals Welling at The AGP Arena, one of the highlights being a cracking debut from new signing Charlie Wassner who earned himelf man of the match and a place in the NLS Team of the Week.
Despite the variable results Billericay have continued to provide goals in recent games having scored 2-2-6-1-3 team goals in their last 5 successive matches. Given opponents Slough have conceded 2 in both of their last games (including a 2-0 defeat to bottom side Weston) I suspect prices for home goals may be a touch too generous.
The hosts have no fresh injury concerns following Saturday's big win and Wheeler paints a positive picture of the camp as does Wassner after his impressive debut – if they need any further motivation then perhaps they could take it from their ladies side who narrowly edged last local rivals Rayleigh 32-0 on Sunday!
Joking aside Saturday's result and a recent resurgence in goals may well prove a turning point in their season's fortunes as they look to fulfil that early-season promise – the weather is a slight concern but it looks like any Essex-bound snow will have the decency to fall towards the end of the game at around 9pm.