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Hungerford head for The Wash on crunch day out

Big Crowd expected for promotion showdown at Kings Lynn

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Hungerford head for The Wash on crunch day out

Matt Day - banned for two matches

HUNGERFORD TOWN can expect a hot welcome in Norfolk when they go to Kings Lynn on Saturday with a big crowd expected in a clash between two of the teams jostling for places at the top of the Evo Stik League Southern’s Premier Division.

The hosts are hoping to top their season’s highest attendance of 816 at The Walks, which had more than 2,300 inside for the visit of Coalville in 2011, well below the ground record of 12,937 for an FA Cup tie against Exeter City in 1951.

They have also beaten Poole, Chippenham and Redditch at home this season and are now targeting the next in line.

“They’ve beaten first, second and third in the league at home,” said Hungerford manager Bobby Wilkinson, “but we’ve got a good away record and we will be prepared for everything they throw at us and we’ll show no fear. Were going there to win.”

Hungerford will be without suspended duo Matt Day and Scott Rees, who also miss Monday night’s visit of Paulton Rovers to Bulpit Lane while full back Diak John is rated 50-50 after missing the past two games following the injury he sustained at Hitchin two weeks ago.

Thatcham Town have Thame United as visitors to Waterside Park in the Hellenic League’s Premier Division on Saturday as they bid to consolidate their current lead at the top of the table.

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