After a comeback win against Whyteleafe in the FA Cup midweek, the Beach Boys travel to Hungerford Town in their second game of the Vanarama National League South season. Going into this game, Hungerford sit second in the table after winning their first two games 3-0 and 2-0 against Chippenham Town and Tonbridge Angels, respectively.
Concord opened their season with a 1-1 draw against St Albans at the Aspect Arena. Alex Wall stepped up after being fouled inside the penalty area, smashing the ball past Michael Johnson to put the Beach Boys 1-0 before halftime. To add to St Albans woes, the visitors saw a man sent off for a second yellow meaning they will play the remainder of the game with 10 men. However, this did not stop City from losing the game. Dave Diedhiou equalised on the 77th minute mark which meant the points were shared.
Hungerford, who have played one more game than the Beach Boys this season, beat Tonbridge Angles away from home, winning 2-0. Ryan Seager opened the scoring with a perfect free-kick into the bottom corner after Craig Fasanmade was brought down 20-yards from goal. Just before the full-time whistle, James Harding secured the three points for Town with a cheeky steal from Angels’ goalkeeper.
Last Season’s Meetings
Concord Rangers 0-2 Hungerford Town – 19/10/19
Due to the abrupt end to last season the two teams only met once, in which was a poor game of football.
Hungerford took the three points thanks to goals from Olomowewe and Ferdinand as Concord continued their run of defeats, making it 4 in a row.
Concord Rangers: Haigh; Popo, Scott, Sterling, Hanfrey; Blackman, Roast; Raad, Martin, Reynolds; Wall.
Hungerford Town: Cairney; McGrory, Angell, Partridge, Busby; Jones, Willmath, Seager, Tooze; Berry-Hargreves, Bayley.
Concord Rangers – Alex Wall
The striker has been on fire so far this season, scoring eight in pre-season and two in two since the competitive season started.
Wall scored last time out when playing for Concord against Hungerford and will look to add to his current season tally when the two teams meet on Saturday afternoon.
Hungerford Town – Ryan Seager
Seager has two goals to his name so far this season and looks to start against the Beach Boys. While also on set-pieces, the attacker adds a threat with his dangerous free-kicks, just like how he punished Tonbridge a week ago.
How to Watch
This Saturday’s fixture kicks off at 3pm at Bulpit Lane.
The game is unfortunately being played behind closed doors (#LetFansIn).
However, Hungerford Town will be live streaming the game free of charge. Click this link below to watch it.
Our Official Club Twitter page (@ConcordRangers) will be doing minute-by-minute updates with match highlights to be released on our Official YouTube (Beachboys TV) on Monday!
Written by Euan Rourke