Weekend football preview

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It is an important weekend for Hemel Town as the Tudors look to get back on track after last week’s set-back.

Town’s 2-0 defeat to Redditch last Saturday put the brakes on the side’s revival under Tommy Widdrington and the Tudors will need a quick return to form at AFC Totton.

A cup loss to Barnet on Monday night was an improvement on the performance against Redditch, and the side will want to build on that display.

Widdrington’s men currently sit second from bottom in the Evo-Stick Southern Premier Division table, four points adrift of Evesham United and Swindon Supermarine who occupy the two places immediately above them.

AFC Totton are currently flying high in third so it will by no means be an easy task for the Tudors to come away with three points on Saturday.

MSSML Premier Division side Tring Athletic, meanwhile, will also be in action – taking on Haringey Borough at The Grass Roots Stadium.

Tring go into the game on the back of an impressive 2-1 victory over Stotfold on Saturday and will still harbour hopes of a top-four finish in the league.

The side currently lie in eighth place in the table – just four points adrift of third-placed AFC Dunstable – while Haringey occupy fifth spot.

Elsewhere, Levy Green are in cup action as they travel to Risborough Rangers for the third round of the Challenge Trophy.

Levy recorded a 3-1 win over Hatfield Town in the last round of the tournament, with a brace from Adam Hallissey and a strike from Louis West doing the damage.

MSSML Premier Division Green go into the game as big favourites, currently plying their trade two levels above Division Two outfit Risborough.

Anything other than a victory for Steve Heath’s Levy side would come as a major surprise.

Also on the hunt for silverware are Kings Langley, who travel to Welwyn Garden City for the Senior Centenary Trophy quarter-final.

Kings have been enjoying a good run of form of late, with seven wins from their last nine games.

They go into the game as favourites, currently sitting in seventh place in the MSSML Division One table, nine places and 14 points above Welwyn.