Welling United return to league action when they host Yeovil Town at the J Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium on Saturday (3pm).
The Wings will be buoyed by their midweek victory over Taunton Town in the FA Trophy and, with just one defeat in their last seven outings, have proven themselves to be hard to beat over the last month.
Title favourites Yeovil, of course, provide perhaps the toughest test of the Wings’ season, so far, but boss Danny Bloor will be relishing that challenge on home turf having tasted victory in his last two outings in DA16.
TJ Bramble will be available again after returning from international duty, but Mitchell Dickenson remains a long-term absentee.
Goalkeeper Ben Winterbottom will continue to be monitored having picked up a grain complaint, while Cameron Green is a doubt after being withdrawn in midweek due to a toe injury.
Jack Burchell, meanwhile, will remain sidelined.
The Glovers have tasted the the joy and despair of a journey up the league pyramid and down again over the last 20 years. After embarking on a meteoric rise from the Conference to the Championship between 2003 and 2013, they have since plummeted back down the leagues before suffering relegation to the National League South last April.
Their eyes are firmly set on an immediate return, however, and an impressive run of form sees them sit top of the league with a nine-point lead over their nearest rivals, with a game in hand.
Yeovil have earned 13 wins and two draws from their 18 games, so far, losing twice. After a run of 14 consecutive wins in all competitions, they were halted by a defeat at Torquay United in the FA Trophy last weekend, while their run of league victories was stopped by a 1-1 draw at Chippenham Town in midweek.
Mark Cooper’s side has a familiar face within its ranks in the form of ex-Wing Jamie Sendles-White, although the defender has been missing through injury since September.
Danny Bloor: “Yeovil are the league-leaders, flying high at the top of the league and will very much be the favourites for this game. But these are the games I absolutely love.
“Very few people outside of our camp will give us a chance but, as we know, the favourites don’t always win and I can’t wait until 3pm on Saturday.”
Yeovil boss, Mark Cooper: “I’ve got full respect for Welling as a club. Like every team, they have their threats which we’re fully aware of.
“Malachi Linton [on loan at Taunton from Yeovil] played against them the other night and he told us exactly what we thought – they have threats and we have done. as much due diligence as we possibly can and will try and negate their threats, but when we do what we do really well, we take some stopping.”
Tickets for the clash against Yeovil Town are available to purchase online in advance and will also be available for cash and card at the turnstiles on the day of the match priced £15 adults, £10 concessions and students and £7 U16s, while U11s go free with an accompanying adult.
Online tickets have been split into home and away sales in order for the club to monitor the likelihood of any necessary segregation measures.
At the time of writing, there will be no segregation in place.
Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm with the Wings Bar and upstairs bar open for all supporters.
Hot food will be available from the burger outlet on the right-hand side as you enter the ground. Meanwhile, the Travis Perkins bar will be open for teas, coffees, cold drinks, snacks and pies.
Post-match, a Man of the Match presentation and interview will be take place in the marquee at approximately 5.45pm.
Printed copies of the club’s official matchday programme ‘The Wings’ will be available to purchase once again from Saturday for £3.