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Crusaders gear up for visit of fancied Hampton

Second-placed visitors set Hungerford a tough test a week before FA Cup challenge

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Crusaders gear up for visit of fancied Hampton

Nat Jarvis - back after missing midweek cup tie

HUNGERFORD TOWN face the perfect preparation for next week’s FA Cup Third Qualifying Rround tie with Leiston when they face second in the table Hampton and Richmond Borough in the Vanarama National League at Bulpit Lane on Saturday.

The Thameside club is unbeaten on the road and flying high in the south division and in Jamal Lowe and Nicke Kabamba, have to of the league’s most lethal marksmen.

They also have TV football commentator Martin Tyler as first team coach and Hancock and Steptoe and Son writer Alan Simpson as d president.

“That is another tough one for us,” said hungerfofrd manager Bobby Wilkinson, “they could go top if they win and we are in for a proper test.”

Ian Herring is rated as 50-50 to make the game while winger Alan O’Brien is another week away from fitness, but midfielder Luke Williams should return and top scorer Nat Jarvis returns after missing the midweek Berks and Bucks Senior Cup win at Didcot Town.

What’s the odds?

HUNGERFORD are home outsiders on most books with bet 365 rating them as 15/8 while the visitors are 11/10 and a draw at 5/2. A 1-0 win for Hungerford is 10/1 and 8/1 for Hampton.

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