But away from the Cup and Premiership, in the green oasis of Paddington Recreation ground in central London, Hampstead and Westminster this afternoon battle with visiting St Albans. A win for Hampstead - the only men's National League club on maximum points - could take them a long way towards sewing up the Second Division title and securing the one promotion spot.
The teams met early in the season and Hampstead ran out the 4-2 winners, but today they will be without Tom Matthews and Nigel Land while St Albans will be missing Andy Halliday, who has a broken thumb.
The arrival last weekend of the South African Murray Anderson, who scored a hat-trick in St Albans' 4-2 win against Firebrands, and the return of Paul Bolland could tip the scales towards the Saints.
The Hampstead manager, Ian Smith, said: "This is a very significant game. We have been going well and are reasonably confident. A lot hangs on this game but there is still a long way to go."Reuse content