Preview: Dacorum neighbours Hemel Town and Berkhamsted set to battle it out for a cup final spot

Hemel Hempstead Town will compete in either the Vanarama National League or the Vanarama National League South next season. Picture (c) Sean Hinks
Hemel Hempstead Town will compete in either the Vanarama National League or the Vanarama National League South next season. Picture (c) Sean Hinks
  • Hemel Town start as favourites to go through in derby clash
  • Winners will play either St Albans City or Boreham Wood
  • Tudors have scored 23 goals so far in three rounds of the competition

There are local bragging rights up for grabs tonight as Hemel Hempstead town visit Berkhamsted in an all-Dacorum semi-final of the Herts Senior Cup.

The winners of the clash will book themselves a place in the cup final at the County Ground in Letchworth against either Boreham Wood or St Albans City.

Conference South side Hemel go into the game as strong favourites, with three divisions separating them from their Dacroum neighbours who ply their trade in the SSML Premier Division.

The Tudors will be aiming to bounce back from a home league defeat against Bath on Saturday and maintain their impressive run in the competition so far, having scored 23 goals in the previous three rounds.

Berkhamsted, meanwhile, have knocked out London Colney, Hoddesden Town and Leverstock Green to reach the last-four of the competition.

The Comrades’ winning streak came to an end on Saturday with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Hadley.

Comrades players rush to celebrate with BJ Christie

Comrades players rush to celebrate with BJ Christie

Changes are expected to be made to the Hemel starting XI that lost to Bath on Saturday, with Tudors boss Dean Brennan looking to give youngsters a chance during the latter end of the campaign.

“It’s just on to the next game now,” he said on Saturday. “Mathematically we can still reach those points we need to make the playoffs but we will give some young lads a chance now and we will start looking to rebuild for next year.”

Kick-off tonight is at 7.45pm at Broadway. Follow Gazette sports editor at @Gaz_Sport for live updates from the game.

We will give some young lads a chance now and we will start looking to rebuild

Hemel Hempstead Town manager Dean Brennan