HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN v BILLERICAY TOWN

This Bank Holiday Monday The Blues travel to Hertfordshire to face Hemel Hempstead Town.

This will be the 13th meeting between the two clubs, with the first taking place on 8 December 1979.

Town went on a winning run of 18 matches in all competitions, starting on 13 October 1979 until 1 January 1980. They also went unbeaten for the first 29 league matches of the season, and a total of 39 unbeaten league results going back to April 1979.

Amongst this run was the visit of Hemel Hempstead to New Lodge. Hemel Hempstead Town had merged with Hemel Hempstead United in the early 1970’s and dropped ‘Town’ from the club name. This would be reinstated in 1999.

Hemel had joined the Isthmian League in 1977 from the Athenian League. Billericay Town had made the same switch for the 1979-80 season.

Paddy Betson had been given the managers job at New Lodge after Colin Searle had stepped down as Blues manager in May 1979

Ken Gray struck twice for The Blues in front of 607 fans that afternoon, giving Town a 2-1 win. The club would end the season as Isthmian League Division Two Champions, recording an average home crowd of 656.

Hemel Hempstead finished the season in 18th position.

Last seasons league meetings were the first between these two clubs for 26 years. Billericay visited Vauxhall Road in September 2018 having been beaten at Woking the previous weekend.

The first half ended goalless but the introduction of Adam Cunnington changed the game and he scored as The Blues went home with a 2-0 victory. Moses Emmanuel got Town’s second.

Moses struck once again as the two sides met in Essex on 20 April 2019. Joe Kizzi also scored as Billericay won 2-1. Defeats in the last two league matches saw ‘Ricay drop out of the play-off places.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

08-Dec-79 Billericay Town 2-1 Hemel Hempstead Isthmian League 2
22-Apr-80 Hemel Hempstead 0-3 Billericay Town Isthmian League 2
12-Nov-88 Hemel Hempstead 1-2 Billericay Town Isthmian League 2 North
15-Apr-89 Billericay Town 3-1 Hemel Hempstead Isthmian League 2 North
09-Sep-89 Hemel Hempstead 1-0 Billericay Town Isthmian League 2 North
09-Dec-89 Billericay Town 1-1 Hemel Hempstead Isthmian League 2 North
23-Feb-91 Billericay Town 2-2 Hemel Hempstead Isthmian League 2 North
09-Apr-91 Hemel Hempstead 1-0 Billericay Town Isthmian League 2 North
15-Oct-91 Hemel Hempstead 0-1 Billericay Town Isthmian League 2
15-Feb-92 Billericay Town 0-0 Hemel Hempstead Isthmian League 2
08-Sep-18 Hemel Hempstead Town 0-2 Billericay Town National League South
20-Apr-19 Billericay Town 2-1 Hemel Hempstead Town National League South

FORM

Billericay Town
06 Aug: W3-2 v Braintree Town (Away)
10 Aug: L0-2 v Chippenham Town (Away)
13 Aug: W2-1 v Welling United (Home)
17 Aug: D1-1 Hampton & Richmond Borough (Away)
24 Aug: W3-2 St. Albans City (Home)

Hemel Hempstead Town
06 Aug: L1-3 v Dorking Wanderers (Away)
10 Aug: W2-1 v Hampton & Richmond Borough (Away)
13 Aug: W1-0 v Dulwich Hamlet
17 Aug: L0-3 Wealdstone (Home)
24 Aug: W2-1 Oxford City (Away)

FAMILIAR FACES

In the Hemel Hempstead goal is Sam Beasant. Sam joined from Concord Rangers in the summer but had played for The Blues during the 2012-13 season in the Conference South.

Jake Howells also joined The Tudors in the summer having played for Town last season. Jake made 49 starts for Billericay with 2 substitute appearances. His only goal came in the 4-2 home victory against Weston-super-Mare.

Liam Nash was at Gillingham last season, playing for Concord Rangers on loan. He moved to Hemel Hempstead in the summer and has a good start to his time on Hertfordshire.

Liam was signed by Craig Edwards from Hullbridge Sports for the 2014-15 season. He played a handful of matches ad scored twice before moving on loan to Great Wakering Rovers and Aveley. His move to Aveley became permanent the following season.

Jake Robinson first joined Billericay Town during March 2017 for a then club record fee of £24,000 from Hemel Hempstead Town.

During the summer Jordan Parkes moved to Billericay Town from Hemel Hempstead, where he had made over 200 appearances.

Hemel Hempstead Town F.C.
Vauxhall Road
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 4HW
www.hemelfc.com
@hemelfc

National League South

Monday 26 August 2019
3:00pm

Admission

£14 Adults
£9 Concessions
£5 Under 18’s
£1 Under 16’s accompanied by a paying adult
Free for Under 5’s
£25 Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children under 16)

£2.50 for Matchday programmes

Coming Up

Hungerford Town (Home)
National League South
Saturday 31 August 2019
3:00pm

Cambridge City (Away)
FA Women’s League 1 South East
Sunday 1 Sunday 2019
2:00pm

Chelmsford City (Away)
National League South
Monday 2 September 2019
7:45pm
BTSS Away Travel

AFC Basildon (Home)
FA Women’s League 1 South East
Wednesday 4 September 2019
7:45pm

Bath City (Home)
National League South
Saturday 7 September 2019
3:00pm

Enfield Town (Home)
FA Women’s League 1 South East
Sunday 8 September 2019
2:00pm

League Fixtures

Bath City v Oxford City
Braintree Town v Dorking Wanderers
Dulwich Hamlet v Slough Town
Hampton & Richmond Boro v Chippenham Town
Havant & Waterlooville v Eastbourne Borough
Hungerford Town v Dartford
Maidstone United v Chelmsford City
St Albans City v Concord Rangers
Welling United v Tonbridge Angels
Weymouth v Wealdstone

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