After a profitable return in the goal scorer acca last week, I am back with a 1049.75 acca, with six selections from three games.
Separated by only 26 miles, Dorking and Aldershot face off on Saturday at Meadowbank.
Riddled with injuries, Wanderers currently sit in 17th place after four defeats in all competitions, including a 2-0 loss to a Horsham side two divisions below. With 91 goals conceded last season, Dorking had the second-worst defensive record in the league, with only bottom club Maidstone conceding more.
This season, Dorking have conceded 23 goals in 16 games. Going forward, they’ve scored 18 goals. Jason Prior has been the main talisman, scoring seven goals already at an average of a goal every 160 minutes. The 34-year-old has scored three in his last six, showcasing the same form that saw him score seven in 14 last season.
Under Tommy Widdrington, Aldershot are flying, occupying the final playoff position after four wins in a row in all competitions. Their games have certainly been entertaining, with 31 goals scored and 30 conceded, with their games averaging 3.58 goals per game.
Josh Stokes has been in scintillating form since arriving from AFC Sudbury, scoring eight goals in 15 starts. Having been rested midweek, the 19-year-old will be fresh and raring to go, hoping to make it at least nine for the season.
Selection: Prior and Stokes to score anytime - 13.00
Another game between two local teams, with only 23 miles separating Oldham and Altrincham.
After a disappointing 2022–23 season and a poor start to this season, David Unsworth was sacked as manager of Oldham. Micky Mellon is the man the Oldham hierarchy have decided is the man to lead the Latics forward. The 51-year-old has had a dramatic start to life at Boundary Park, defeating rivals Rochdale 4-3 before losing 3-0 to relegation-threatened AFC Fylde.
The appointment of Mellon would’ve pleased striker James Norwood, who played some of his best football at Tranmere under his stewardship. After 11 goals last season for League 1 side Barnsley, Norwood dropped down to the National League to sign for Oldham.
The 33-year-old has scored six goals in 14 starts, including two in his last three. With Mellon now managing him, Norwood will fancy his chances of bagging a few more goals as he chases the golden boot.
Altrincham have defied expectations thus far, sitting in fifth place. Phil Parkinson’s side have scored 29 and conceded 21 in 16 games, with their games averaging 3.125 goals. They are currently unbeaten in eight league games, winning five of their last six. In six of these eight games, the Robins have scored 2+, showcasing their fine attacking form.
Chriss Conn-Clarke has been in fine fettle, scoring seven goals from 15 starts after signing a permanent deal from Fleetwood. The 21-year-old will be hoping to beat his 22/23 total of nine goals.
Selection: Conn-Clarke and Norwood to score - 9.00
9th-placed Eastleigh travel to the bottom of the table, Maidenhead, hoping to edge closer to the playoff places. With 25 goals in 17, Richard Hills side have looked good in front of goal.
Chris Maguire and Paul McCallum have been crucial in this. McCallum has scored 12 this season, including nine in his last six. The 30-year-old has been a clinical goalscorer throughout his career, scoring 27 in 43 games in 2018/19 for Eastleigh, 16 in 37, and 18 in 36 for Dagenham and Redbridge in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons. He will be hoping to emulate that this season.
His experienced strike partner, Chris Maguire, has also been in fine form, scoring four in his last five, bringing his tally for the season up to five. The 34-year-old has forged out an impressive playing career in the football league and Scotland and looks comfortable playing in the National League.
With Maidenhead lingering at the bottom of the league, Eastleigh will be fancying their chances of scoring a couple of goals, and if they do, McCallum and Maguire may find themselves on the scoresheet.
Selection: McCallum and Maguire to score - 8.00
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