Dacorum sides miss out as rain halts play

8/10/2011'Hemel Hempstead Town FC versus Chesham United. 'New manager Tommy Widdrington.
8/10/2011'Hemel Hempstead Town FC versus Chesham United. 'New manager Tommy Widdrington.


THERE was no play on Tuesday night as the wet weather put paid to the Dacorum sides’ football fixtures.

Hemel Town were due to play Evesham, while Levy Green and Berko were ready for a Dacorum battle, but an overnight lashing of torrential rain and strong winds rendered the pitches unplayable.

The postponements will come as a disappointment to the three clubs involved, but they will hope to benefit from the extended rest when they take to the pitch for their respective games on Saturday.

The Tudors will be looking to get their season back on track against Hitchin Town, following a sequence of four matches without a win.

The side had been on a good run since Tommy Widdrington took over the reins, but defeats to AFC Totton, Barnet and Redditch United have put the brakes on the Tudors’ revival.

They currently lie at the foot of the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division, two points behind second-bottom Cirencester Town who picked up a much-needed win over Arlesey Town on Tuesday.

The Tudors are seven points adrift of safety, but will be targeting a win on Saturday at Vauxhall Road to kick-start their campaign.

Levy Green, meanwhile, will be looking to carry on their good run of form as they take on Holmer Green at Pancake Lane.

Steve Heath’s side currently sit in fifth place in the Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division and go into Saturday’s game on the back of three wins and a draw from their last four games.

Berkhamsted, on the other hand, will hope to arrest a poor sequence of results as they travel to Biggleswade United.

The Comrades have lost the last four games on the spin – a run which has seen them slip to seventh place in the table.

The side can have no complaints about fatigue, however, as they will have enjoyed 11 days without a game by the time they play Biggleswade.

Elsewhere, Tring Athletic are in action tonight at AFC Dunstable, before welcoming London Tigers to The Grass Roots Stadium on Saturday.

Tring are going through a topsy-turvy patch at the moment, with two wins and two defeats from their last four matches.

Julian Robinson’s side, who will have to make do without the recently departed Stewart King, currently occupy eighth place in the league.

In MSSML Division One, meanwhile, Kings Langley will travel to New Bradwell St Peter.