Saturday 16th January 2021, League Match
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.
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)
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
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