Saturday 16th January 2021, League Match

Vauxhall Road

By Daniel Hofert

A trip to Hertfordshire awaits the Beach Boys for their third fixture of the New Year. Hemel Hempstead are the hosts as both sides look to bounce back from a disappointing loss and climb up the National League South table.

The Beach Boys were unbeaten in a league run of 3 games with wins against Bath City and Billericay Town separating a draw against Eastbourne Borough but that unbeaten run ended on Tuesday night as we lost away to Ebbsfleet United, a game which Concord started brilliantly when Alex Wall putting us ahead in just a minute the Fleet turned it around though to come out as 2-1 winners.

Goals can be expected from the Beach Boys as they have only failed to score in a league game in just 2 of their 13 league fixtures this season, against Braintree and Tonbridge respectively. Concords next 3 games consist of teams above them in the league, in what is a very difficult January for the Beachboys.

The Tudors start this game 13th in the league just two places below their finish of 11th last season which is reason to suggest it hasn’t been a season of above expectations nor can you suggest they have started below expectations compared to last season it has been an average start for Hemel Hempstead.

Hemel come into this fixture having lost their last 2 league games against Hungerford Town and Dorking Wanderers something they have surely discussed on The Tudor Talk Radio! With exits from both cup competitions, all eyes will be on the league and picking up crucial points in the upcoming fixtures.

We believe Hemel Hempstead will be streaming the match and you can find out how via there Social Media channels.

Key Players:

Concord Rangers- Aaron Pollock

Pollock has been a key defender for Concord this season as he usually is despite only being 22 years of age. He has featured in 10 of their 13 league games and has one goal to his name- A memorable rocket against Bath City

Hemel Hempstead- Jake Howells

A defender/midfielder with over 400 appearances in his career including numerous appearances for Luton Town in the EFL, he brings extensive football experience at a higher level. Something that will be a huge asset for The Tudors

 

Last 5 (League)

Hemel Hempstead:

Dorking Wanderers 2-1 Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead 0-1 Hungerford Town

Havant & Waterlooville 2-3 Hemel Hempstead

Tonbridge Angels 1-2 Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead 1-1 Dulwich Hamlet

 

Concord Rangers:

Ebbsfleet United 2-1 Concord Rangers

Billericay Town 0-1 Concord Rangers

Concord Rangers 2-2 Eastbourne Borough

Concord Rangers 3-2 Bath City

Tonbridge Angels 2-0 Concord Rangers