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One thing is for certain in both the National League North and South - both title races are getting harder and harder to call.
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Gloucester City’s new manager Paul Groves will assess the state of play for himself for the first time this weekend.
His off-colour club may hold the leadership as they head to to Curzon Ashton, but AFC Fylde, Kidderminster Harriers and York City are all breathing down their necks in the North.
It’s up for grabs - and this weekend’s programme looks to be crucial as we head into Christmas.
It’s even closer in the National League South.
Just two points separate leaders Dartford and third place Dorking Wanderers - with St Albans City sandwiched handily in between them.
The Saints will go top for the first time this season if they beat Tonbridge Angels - what a turn around that would be for a club battling relegation last term.
Things are certainly heating up as the cold weather sets in - here’s our top five games from each division.
Boston United vs Chester
Last time out: Blyth Spartans (A) 1-0
Did you know: A win could take Boston into the play-off places for the first time this season.
Last time out: Hereford (H) 5-3
Did you know: Only leaders Gloucester have scored more than the Seals - but no side in the top half have conceded as many as them.
Curzon Ashton vs Gloucester City
Last time out: Spennymoor Town (A) 1-3
Did you know: Curzon have lost three of their last four home matches - letting in three goals without reply in every defeat.
Last time out: Boston United (H) 0-0
Did you know: New manager Paul Groves takes over a side taking just one point from a possible nine.
Gateshead vs Kidderminster Harriers
Last time out: Leamington (A) 1-1
Did you know: Gateshead have taken ten points from their last four home matches.
Last time out: Kettering Town (H) 0-2
Did you know: Harriers are top of the away form guide and have failed to win only once on their travels.
Hereford vs AFC Fylde
Last time out: Chester (A) 3-5
Did you know: Hereford’s last two games have seen 14 goals scored - that’s almost one every 12 minutes.
Last time out: Bradford (PA) (H) 3-3
Did you know: Fylde haven’t won on the road since Gateshead in their first away game of the season.
York City vs Spennymoor Town
Last time out: Kettering Town (H) 2-0
Did you know: York have the joint best defensive record in the division - and have let in only two at home so far.
Last time out: Brackley Town (A) 0-1
Did you know: Spennymoor won this fixture 3-2 last season - but York won the away game 4-1.
Chelmsford City vs Bath City
Last time out: Havant & Waterlooville (A) 1-3
Did you know: City are on their worst run of 2020, losing four in a row.
Last time out: Concord Rangers (A) 2-3
Did you know: Bath have lost five of their six away league matches so far this season.
Ebbsfleet United vs Havant & Waterlooville
Last time out: Tonbridge Angels (H) 0-1
Did you know: Shot-shy Fleet have scored just four home league goals this term.
Havant & Waterlooville
Last time out: Slough Town (H) 0-0
Did you know: This is only the Hawks’ third away game this season! They have three points from six available on their travels.
Hampton & Richmond Borough vs Slough Town
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Last time out: St Albans (H) 0-2
Did you know: The Beavers have just one home win so far - but have five away from the Beveree.
Last time out: Havant & Waterlooville (A) 0-0
Did you know: Slough are bottom of the away form guide and haven’t tasted victory on the road yet.
St Albans City vs Tonbridge Angels
St Albans City
Last time out: Oxford City (A) 0-0
Did you know: Saints will top the table for the first time this season with three points on Saturday.
Last time out: Concord Rangers (H) 2-0
Did you know: The Angels have already won three big away games, winning at Ebbsfleet, Chelmsford and Billericay.
Welling United vs Chippenham Town
Last time out: Braintree Town (A) 1-1
Did you know: This is only the Wings third home game of the season - but they have let in six goals at Park View Road already.
Last time out: Slough Town (H) 2-2
Did you know: The Bluebirds have taken seven points from 12 away from home.