Isthmian League

Match Preview | Concord Rangers (A)

Whitehawk’s final trip of the campaign sees them journey to Essex on Saturday afternoon to take on relegated Concord Rangers.

Shaun Saunders’ side arrive having won their previous four league matches without conceding – an excellent end to the season that the manager will be hoping extends into the final week.

The Opposition

Concord Rangers’ fate was sealed in the reverse fixture last week at The Enclosed Ground, with the Canvey-based club suffering their second successive relegation.

But since that 4-0 drubbing at The Enclosed Ground just a short time ago, Sammy Collins’ team have responded with a brilliant win at Hashtag United, and a draw at Folkestone Invicta.

It’s an afternoon where two teams have little to fight for, but sometimes that freedom can deliver the very best.

One to Watch | Harrison Day

Concord will do well to keep hold of the talented centre-forward who has found the net on 17 occasions in all competitions this season. Not bad, given the second most goals scored by a Concord player this campaign lies at three.

Joining the club at the start of the season from Essex Olympian League Premier side Catholic United, Day has been deadly since bagging a hat-trick in their side’s impressive 4-1 win over Lewes earlier in the season, scoring another hat-trick 20 days later in the Essex Senior Cup.

Recent Form – LLLWD

1/1 | Billericay Town (A) | Lost 2-0

6/1 | Wingate & Finchley (H) | Lost 2-0

9/4 | Whitehawk (A) | Lost 4-0

13/4 | Hashtag United (A) | Won 3-2

16/4 | Folkestone Invicta (A) | Drew 1-1

Previous Meetings

Goals from Charlie Lambert, Joey Taylor, Charlie Walker and Joel Daly helped the Hawks to a fine 4-0 victory at The Enclosed Ground on April 9 – the first competitive meeting since 2018.

The two sides have met on numerous occasions during the 2010s, with a total of 12 matches.

Whitehawk earned three wins during that time, with Concord edging the head to head with four wins. The remaining five matches ended in a draw.

The last meeting prior to this campaign was back in 2018, where goals from David Ijaha and Kodi Lyons-Foster propelled the Hawks to a 2-0 win over The Beach Boys.

How to Follow

If you can’t make it to Essex on Saturday, then you can follow the action via our X (Twitter) channel, which can be found here.


Tickets can be bought at the turnstiles for the following prices:

  • Adults: £12
  • Concessions: £7
  • Under 17s: £3

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