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The second weekend of 2021 is almost here – and there are so many big games coming your way this weekend.

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The freezing cold is here but the National League North and South are seriously starting to warm up!

The heat is on and the leaders can feel the warm breath of the chasing pack on their necks already.

Dartford returned to the South’s summit on Tuesday and it will stay that way if they win at bottom club Braintree Town.

But St Albans City and Dorking Wanderers will be ready to pounce if they slip up – both are at home and will fancy their chances of three points.

North leaders Gloucester City need to get back on track but they face title rivals Kidderminster in a huge January match.

It’s not the only mega meeting as Boston United face York City, while Bradford PA have their work cut out against in-form Chester.

Here’s our top five games to watch from each division and everything you need to know about them.

St Albans City v Chelmsford City

St Albans City
Form: W-D-W-W
Last time out: Tonbridge Angels (H) 3-1
Did you know? Saints have the best home record this season, dropping only two points at Clarence Park.

Chelmsford City
Form: W-L-L-L
Last time out: Braintree Town (H) 4-2
Did you know? Despite their poor form, City have lost just once on their travels since the opening day.

Hungerford Town v Maidstone United 

Hungerford Town
Form: L-W-W-L
Last time out: Havant & Waterlooville (A) 2-4
Did you know? The Crusaders are very strong away but have lost four in a row at home.

Maidstone United
Form: D-D-D-L
Last time out: Dorking Wanderers (A) 2-2
Did you know? Only two sides have a better defensive record than the Stones this season.

Dorking Wanderers v Hemel Hempstead Town

Dorking Wanderers
Form: W-D-L-L
Last time out: Ebbsfleet United (H) 2-0
Did you know? Dorking have scored 29 goals already – six more than anyone else.

Hemel Hempstead Town
Form: L-W-W-D
Last time out: Hungerford Town (H) 0-1
Did you know? Hemel are fantastic away from home winning five on the bounce on their travels.

Eastbourne Borough v Billericay Town 

Eastbourne Borough
Form: D-L-W-L
Last time out: Concord Rangers (A) 2-2
Did you know? The Sports boast the third best home record in the National League South.

Billericay Town
Form: L-L-W-L
Last time out: Oxford City (H) 1-3
Did you know? Billericay haven’t lost away since their first game of the season.

Braintree Town v Dartford 

Braintree Town
Form: L-L-D-W
Last time out: Chelmsford City (A) 2-4
Did you know? The Iron have the worst defensive record in the division and no side has scored fewer goals.

Form: W-D-L-W
Last time out: Tonbridge Angels (H) 1-0
Did you know? The leaders have won four from five away but were defeated at Eastbourne on their last away trip.

Boston United v York City

Boston United
Form: D-W-W-D
Last time out: Kettering Town (H) 2-2
Did you know? The Pilgrims boast the best defence in the division, letting in only nine goals.

York City
Form: D-W-L-D
Last time out: Kidderminster Harriers (A) 2-2
Did you know? Over the last five away games, York let in on average two per game.

Gloucester City v Kidderminster Harriers

Gloucester City
Form: D-L-W-W
Last time out: Leamington (A) 1-1
Did you know? The Tigers have the third best home record, winning five from their eight.

Kidderminster Harriers 
Form: D-D-L-W
Last time out: York City (H) 2-2
Did you know? Harriers have only won one in five but have the league’s second best away record.

Bradford (PA) v Chester 

Bradford (PA)
Form: L-W-L-D
Last time out: Curzon Ashton (A) 0-3
Did you know? Leaky Avenue have conceded in 13 goals in their last five outings.

Form: W-W-L-W
Last time out: Guiseley (H) 1-0
Did you know? Only Brackley Town’s current form is better than Chester’s in the National League North.

AFC Telford United v AFC Fylde 

AFC Telford United
Form: L-D-L-L
Last time out: Chester (A) 0-3
Did you know? A single point from a possible 12 is the Bucks’ worst run of the season.

AFC Fylde 
Form: W-L-L-D
Last time out: Chorley (H) 4-0
Did you know? The Coasters have scored in nine of their last ten matches.


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