Preview: Dacorum’s SSML Premier Division trio eager to get back to action


Berkhamsted, Leverstock Green and Tring Athletic will be hoping that there is no more rain before the weekend as they look to get the stop-start season back up and running.

None of the three teams were in action last weekend after another spate of waterlogged pitches played havoc with the majority of SSML fixtures, although Tring picked up a very impressive midweek win over Ampthill Town.

Tring went into the clash as strong outsiders, but saw off the table toppers courtesy of goals from Taylor Collins (2), Lee Benning and Chris Vardy.

And Julian Robinson’s side will be looking to pick up where they left off when they welcome Holmer Green to the Grass Roots Stadium tomorrow.

Tring will be confident of picking up the three points, with only three places separating the sides in the league table.

Athletic occupy 13th place, six points behind 10th-placed Holmer but with three games in hand on their mid-table rivals.

Leverstock and Berkhamsted, meanwhile, will need to shake off any rustiness which may have been picked up as a result of a number of weeks without a game.

The Dacorum duo had been due to play each other last Saturday but the game was rained off, as was the subsequent rescheduled clash on Tuesday night.

That fixture will now be attempted to be played for the fourth time on Tuesday, April 8 – weather permitting.

In the meantime, SSML Premier Division title hopefuls Berkhamsted will travel to London Tigers tomorrow as they attempt to capitalise on Ampthill’s midweek blip.

Mick Vipond’s Comrades have been flying high all campaign and go into the game as strong favourites against a London Tigers side sitting in 17th place.

Elsewhere, Levy Green are due to travel to Hadley – although the hosts have not played a home fixture since December 14.

Levy currently sit in 19th position in the league table, while Hadley are 16th.

All of tomorrow’s fixtures get under way at 3pm, and further details can be found on the respective club websites.