U’s above drop zone on goal difference

Hastings United’s footballers will go into the final two games of the season above the relegation zone by the skin of their teeth.

Wednesday, 15th April 2015, 7:01 am
Action from Hastings United's 3-2 defeat away to South Park on Saturday. Picture courtesy Joe Knight

Only goal difference is keeping fourth-bottom United above the three Ryman Football League Division One South relegation places after third-bottom Ramsgate drew 0-0 at home to Guernsey in their game in hand last night (Tuesday).

Fifth-bottom East Grinstead Town are also battling to avoid falling into the drop zone. The Wasps are one point ahead of United with a vastly inferior goal difference.

The three teams immediately above Grinstead - Chipstead, Carshalton Athletic and Walton & Hersham - are not mathematically safe, although it’s highly unlikely they will fall into the bottom three.

United’s two remaining matches are at home to second-placed Faversham Town on Saturday (when the club is offering free admission) and away to Walton & Hersham on Saturday April 25.

Ryman Division One South bottom five (all played 44 matches): 20 East Grinstead Town 45pts (-36 goal difference), 21 HASTINGS UNITED 44 (-14), 22 Ramsgate 44 (-27), 23 Redhill 38 (-31), 24 Horsham 36 (-50).

Ryman Division One South relegation run-in - Hastings United (44pts): April 18 Faversham Town (h), April 25 Walton & Hersham (a).

East Grinstead Town (45pts): April 18 Tooting & Mitcham United (h), April 25 Whitstable Town (a).

Ramsgate (44pts): April 18 Horsham (a), April 25 Corinthian-Casuals (h).

Redhill (38pts): April 18 Chipstead (h), April 25 South Park (a).