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Hungerford head for Herts

Bishop's Stortford face more up or down opposition as Crusaders protect unbeaten start

Malcolm Howe

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Hungerford head for Herts

Goalkeeper George Legg - beaten only once so far

HUNGERFORD TOWN take their unbeaten Vanarama National League South record to Bishop’s Stortford tonight (Tuesday) as the third of the promoted sides that the Hertfordshire club has faced already this season.

The previous games both ended in 1-0 defeats, at home to Hampton and Richmond Borough on the opening day of the season and at Poole Town on Saturday.

In between, they went to Welling United - relegated from the league’s top flight last term - and scored a 2-1 win with the help of a 94th minute winner from Bradley Woods-Garness.

Hungerford manager Bobby Wilkinson has a full squad available while Bishop’s Stortford boss Gordon Boateng has been attempting to end nhis side’s lack of goals by signing former Dunstable striker Lee Roache on dual registration terms with Bedford, and he is also likely to give a debut to much-travelled winger Evans Koussi.

The clubs have met twice before in the Isthmian League Cup 14 years ago when a 0-0 draw at Bulpit Lane was followed by Bishop’s winning the replay 7-1 in midweek.

What are the odds?

HUNGERFORD are quoted at 9/5 for tonight’s game by bet365 and 13/8 by SkyBet while the hosts are 6/4 and 11/8 respectively with a draw quoted at 23/10 and 85/40/. You can get 10/1 againsgt a 1-0 win for Hungerford from Betfair.

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