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Hungerford head for Weymouth after nine-man show

Re-arranged game means it's straight back to work for Chesham battlers

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Hungerford head for Weymouth after nine-man show

Paul Strudley - sent off at Chesham

HUNGERFORD TOWN face another testing three days in the Evo Stik League Southern when they to to Weymouth on Saturday before entertaining Hitchin Town on Monday night.

They go into the fixtures in the back of two successive league draws, the second of which saw them earn a 2-2 draw at Chesham United in midweek ,despite having two players sent off.

Goalkeeper Paul Strudley was shown a red card after only 20 minutes and defender James Rusby was ordered off with 25 minutes to play after stand-in goalkeeper Harry Goodger was finally beaten by two goals in quick succession after Hungerford had held on stubbornly to an early lead granted by Mike Jones’ goal. Dean Stow bagged the late point-winner.

They also had defender Matt Day was walking wounded and, said manager Bobby Wilkinson: “The players deserve every plaudit that can be given to them.

Day is an almost certain non-starter for the Weymouth trip, and winger Alan O’Brien is also sidelined by injury. Jon Boardman is set to return from is own knock to replace Day.

Thatcham Town have second in the table Ascot United as visitors to Waterside Park in the Hellenic League’s Premier Division, while Tadley Calleva go to AFC Stoneham, still trying to get their Wessex League challenge into top gear.

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