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Please be aware that this fixture is subject to a 9:00am pitch inspection on Saturday 15th February.  Please see this website or our Twitter feed @tonbridgeangels for updates.

We welcome Berkshire side Hungerford Town to Longmead on Saturday 15th February for the first time in their history in a game which, looking at the table, would appear to be one with a fair amount of significance.  

If you didn't travel to Hungerford on either of our away trips this season, it's a market town south of the M4 between Reading and Swindon, on the Wiltshire side of Berkshire.  It's on the River Dun and the Kennet and Avon Canal, and was the childhood home of the singer Will Young.

Hungerford start the match the only side below us in the table with 21 points from their 29 games, and sit seven points behind us with three games fewer to play.

Hungerford have won only two games since the 2nd of November, the first of those was against us on a chilly and foggy night in December, and their most recent win was 1-0 over Chelmsford City on the 25th of January.  They're scoring goals OK but it's at the back where they have been in trouble as they have conceded 62 goals, the joint highest in the division with Braintree, including a 7-1 loss at Hampton and Richmond in the game before last.

They have, though, won six games this season.  They had an early impressive victory over Havant and Waterlooville in August, and they won at Dulwich, Concord and Braintree within a seven week period, but they've only drawn three games, their most recent away point coming at St Albans on the 4th of December.  They haven't played since the 4th of February as they had their game last Saturday against Concord called off due to the Essex side's involvement in the FA Trophy.

This is Hungerford's fourth season in National League South.  They beat Leamington 2-1 in the Southern League play-off final in 2016.  They had only won promotion to that level three years earlier when in 2013 they beat Merthyr Town 3-1 in the respective play-off final having run Poole Town to the wire and settling for runners up place in the league.

Prior to their rise up the pyramid Hungerford were one of the most successful sides in the Hellenic League.  They reached the semi-final of the FA Vase three times, in 1978, 1980 and 1989, but never made that elusive Wembley final, the most recent run to the last four was ended by Sudbury Town.

Read much more about Hungerford Town's history and players past and present in Matt Davison's Visitors Pages in this Saturday's Matchday programme price £2.50.   


Published 6 days ago (last updated 5 days ago)