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Tuesday night action means a quest for points

Hungerford and Thatcham in action and Saturday sends Hungerford to Weymouth for rearranged date

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Tuesday night action means a quest for points

Alan O'Brien - injury doubt

HUNGERFORD Town and Thatcham Town go into league action tonight with top four returns on the agenda.

Hungerford’s six-goal home thriller with St Neots Town on Saturday saw them slip down a couple of slots in the Evostik League Southern Premier Division table after being held by one of their rivals near the top of the table after holding a 2-0 lead at one stage.

Now they face another testing away trip to Chesham United, still unbeaten at home and itchinbg to recover from Saturday’s 3-0 reverse at Cirencester Town, their heaviest defeat of the season.

That game Chesham lose veteran marksman Barry Hayles to injury after only eight minutes before Cirencester netted all of their goals after the break.

Hungerford are likely to be without winger Alan O’Brien, who also bowed out early during the St Neots game.

Thatcham were on League Cup duty on Saturday, winning 4-0 at Chalfont Wasps but return to league action against Brimscombe and Thrupp at Waterside Park with games in hand on all of the teams above their fifth place in the table.

Hungerford have brought forward their Evo Stik League game at Weymouth from October 6 and it will now be played at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Saturday, when both clubs are free of FA Cup duty.

The switch means that Hungerford will be able to play their Berks and Bucks Senior Cup tie with Aylesbury on the October date.

 

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