This Saturday Concord Rangers will bring an end to their 2016/17 Vanarama National League South season as they travel to Hampton & Richmond Borough.
Hampton & Richmond go in to Saturdays game still within a shot of making the playoffs, given that both Poole Town and Hungerford Town have been told they will not be able to compete in the post-season due to ground grading issues. Whilst both sides will be appealing, if they fail then the next team in line (at least right now) is Hampton & Richmond Borough. They beat Welling 2-1 this past weekend to stay a point ahead of Wealdstone, the next team who would be eligible for that final playoff place, and will need a win to be certain of staying there.
Concord Rangers secured their place in the league after the Easter Monday games, but were still making an impact this past weekend as they hosted Gosport Borough. The visitors needed a win to take their survival fight into the final weekend, but a late James White equaliser for the Beachboys condemned Borough to relegation. Being unbeaten in the final three games of the season would be a solid end to the year, and Concord Rangers can still have an effect on who makes the playoffs, just look at the Wealdstone fans on twitter wishing the side well this weekend!
The last time the two sides met at The Aspect Arena on December 3rd, the Beachboys benefited from a Borough own-goal and a strike from Jordan Chiedozie to give Concord Rangers a 2-1 win.
The prices for Hampton & Richmond are as follows: £12 for adults, £7 for concessions, £3 for Under 16s and Under 5s enter the ground free of charge.
To get to Beveree stadium by rail, the nearest station is Hampton, and is served by South West Trains on the Shepperton line out of London Waterloo, taking around 40 minutes and they run every half hour. The stadium is a 5 minute walk from the station, when coming from London, exit Hampton Station from the platform your train alights at. Turn left and continue following the road as it passes the village green to the right, then the Worlds End Public House to the left. The stadium is on the left-hand side in Beaver Close, just past the old police station building.
To drive, it takes around 90 minutes, with the initial part of the journey taking you round the M25 clockwise. Then at junction 9 take the A243 exit towards Leatherhead & Dorking, once on the A243, at the Scilly Isles roundabout, follow the A309 (Hampton Court), crossing over the Thames, with Hampton Court Palace on your right. Turn left onto the A308 towards Staines and follow this for a mile, and then take the second right into Thames Street. Then turn immediately left into Station Road, and Beaver Close is on your right hand side.