The Beach boys will look to make amends after last weeks loss to Wealdsone as they host Hertfordshire based, Hemel Hempstead.

A victory will see Concord climb above the Tudors and could possibly go as high as fifth. Sammy and the team will also have a game in hand over most of the teams they would climb above.

In their 133-year history, the Tudors have won numerous honours and trophies. Their most recent trophy was in 2015 when they won the Herts Senior Cup, beating reigning champions Boreham Wood 1-0 in the final. They have won that competition six times since 1906. Other competitions they’ve won are the Herts Charity Shield (6) and the Herts Charity Cup (3).
They have also won various League competitions, most recently being the Southern League Premier Division in 2013/14, which got them promoted into the National League South. They also won the Isthmian Division Three in 1998 and won Division Two two seasons later in 2000. Going back to the 1930s when they participated in the Spartans League, they came out victorious in Division One as well as League Cup winners in the 1933/34 season.
The remaining honours they won over 100 years ago where they were champions in the Hertfordshire Senior County League in the 1899/1900 season and also won the Western Division on two occasions, in 1903 and 1907.

In their first season in the Conference South, they finished in ninth place, only 10 points away from the playoffs. The following season, they got one more point than the previous season but only one place and three points off playoffs. They achieved their highest position last season in fifth place qualifying for the playoffs. They lost to playoff winners Braintree Town in the playoff qualifier.

The one to watch is midfielder Jordan Parkes. He graduated through the very prestigious Watford academy and made five appearances for the Hornets. During his time at Watford, he made one appearance for Brentford, ten appearances for Barnet and one appearance for Stevenage Borough.
After being released from Watford, League Two outfit Barnet signed him permanently and helped them avoid relegation where they finished in 22nd place, making 40 league appearances. The following year, he made 16 appearances and sent out on loan to Conference South side, Farnborough.
After a brief spell at Chelmsford City, he signed for Hemel Hempstead where he helped them reach playoffs in the Southern Premier Division in his first season and win the league the next season. He captained Hemel Hempstead to their highest league position and was the third highest goal scorer in the league. He won numerous awards that year including players’ player, supporters’ player and managers’ player of the year awards. He also won the Conference South play of the year trophy.
The following year, Ebbsfleet United signed him. He played an integral of Ebbsfleet’s chase for promotion, but they lost to Maidstone United 4-3 on penalties. That was his only season with Ebbsfleet and Hemel Hempstead signed him back for the 2016/17 season and has played for the Tudors ever since.

Adam Norton