A DILEMMA persists at Meadow Park where Boreham Wood are likely to take on Billericay Town in the Premier Divisionon Saturday, February 2, without any first choice midfielders.

Brian Jones will be available after the weekend, while Jeran Meah is still sidelined with ankle trouble, and Phil Mason faces an early morning fitness test.

In their place, Steve Sinclair and Paul Lamb will start, while Ellis Kodra might be expected to play the full 90 minutes despite just returning from an extended trip to Kosovo.

Mason will play alongside them if fit, otherwise managers Lee Harvey and Micky Engwell will adopt a 4-3-3 formation.

Regardless of the system, Wood need the win after 11 straight defeats, and will get few better opportunities than against a Billericay side that has won just one of their last 11 league games.

* The curtain may finally come down on St Albans City, after a friendly arranged by the management was cancelled, without their knowledge, in favour of a cup match involving Hendon and Cambridge City.

City co-manager Gary Roberts expects this to break the loyalty of many of his players.

In Division One, a waterlogged pitch denied Northwood the opportunity to beat leaders Aylesbury United on Saturday, January 26, so they dispatched Thame United 3-1 on Tuesday instead.

After United went ahead in the opening minute, the home side hit back as Lawrence Yaku scored either side of a 25-yard fizzer from captain Chris Gell.

They will need to keep their form for this week's crucial home game with Slough Town.

Victory is likely to inch them away from sixth placed Harlow Town, who face a daunting trip to Ford United, and seen by Northwood manager Tony Choules as their strongest rivals for the third promotion spot.

In Division Two, the season is proving very frustrating for Berkhamsted Town's Luke Brockett.

After missing much of the season through injury, the midfielder is desperate to get games under his belt.

However, an irritating one-match ban hangs over him and, try as he might, he cannot serve it. Games have been postponed, and, after Berko missed last week's match against Met Police, weather forecasts have put Saturday's (February 2) home fixture against Ashford Town in doubt.

Brockett will have longer to wait if the game does not go ahead, as the Lilywhites have a free schedule next weekend. But he might at least feature in Tuesday evening's Herts Charity Cup semi-final against Hertford Town.

Meanwhile, manager Steve Bateman has brought Marvin Morgan back to Broadwater for his second loan spell.

Elsewhere, Hemel Hempstead Town's fixture at Leyton Pennant last Saturday was also rained off, and they will be hard pressed to continue their revival this weekend at Great Wakering Rovers.

The progress made by Division Three's Tring Town in recent months should see them pick up maximum points from tomorrow's (February 2) home fixture with Ware, just two places below them, but the real yardstick will come on Tuesday, when Croydon Athletic visit.

Town will be without Anthony Beamish and Chris Gibson for Ware's visit, but both return for the Athletic match as Tring seek revenge for an 8-0 drubbing earlier in the season.

"They've (Croydon) had a bit of a wobble," said manager Howard Cowley. "I think they've lost their last three away."

Even so, he would be content with four points from the two matches.