East Thurrock are back in action after a much needed break, but it could turn ugly.

The Corringham-based club are fighting for their very lives due to a financial crisis and are forced to field reserve team players for the game at Berkhamsted, who lie one place behind Rocks in seventh place.

As good as the second strings are at their own level it's hard to see where points are going to won in the remaining six Ryman Two matches. Among their opposition are Lewes, Great Wakering and Tilbury.

Berkhamsted have lost just once in ten starts - Rocks have lost three on the bounce.

A decision on whether East Thurrock's club members will agree to a sale is expected next week.

Published Thursday, March 21, 2002