The last hurrah! Tudors ready for final game of the season

Hemel Hempstead Town FC celebrated promotion after their victory over Chesham United. Picture (c) Darren Kelly
Hemel Hempstead Town FC celebrated promotion after their victory over Chesham United. Picture (c) Darren Kelly

Calor League Southern Premier Division champions Hemel Hempstead Town head to Biggleswade Town tomorrow for their final game of the title-winning season.

The Tudors clinched the title on Saturday with a 4-0 win at Hungerford Town, before receiving the Southern League Shield at Vauxhall Road on Easter Monday after their 2-1 victory over Chesham United.

There were jubilant scenes at Vauxhall Road over the bank holiday weekend and the Tudors will be looking to continue the party with a win at Biggleswade.

The Tudors have already passed manager Dean Brennan’s pre-season target of 100 points, and could reach the 105-mark with another three-point haul tomorrow.

High-flying Hemel are currently on a run of 11 league games without a defeat, winning eight of those.

Biggleswade, meanwhile, currently occupy ninth place in the division, losing 1-0 to promotion-chasing St Albans City in their last outing.

Hemel will fancy their chances of ending an historic season with another win, although the result will matter little to the exultant Tudor faithful who have been in fine voice throughout the campaign.

As soon as the game is over, the club’s attention will turn to next season, when they will enter either the Conference North or South for the first time.

Manager Brennan has already highlighted five players he would like to snap up for the next campaign.

Nick Gelis, owner of football statistics and predictions website betstatz.com, believes the Tudors could be held to a draw by in-from Biggleswade tomorrow.

He said: “Biggleswade are on a run of good form having won four out of their last five games and scoring an average of three goals per game.

“Hemel have secured promotion with a fantastic record this season and still hold the title of best attack across European football, with a huge 126 goals, so this has the makings of a great game as both teams are in form.

The Biggleswade attack will need to be at its best on Saturday to beat Hemel, who have the best away defence in their league this season, conceding just 19 goals in their 21 away games.

“However, the recent stats suggest Biggleswade will give Hemel a good game and therefore this week the prediction is a draw – with a correct score of 2-2.”

Tomorrow’s game kicks-off at 3pm. See www.hemelfc.com for details.

You can make your predictions on the game using the betstatz simulator.