Pitching-In Southern League Division One (Central); kick off 7.45pm.
Admission: £10 Adults, £5 Concessions, Under 12s free.
This game is one that requires the Blues to be back at their best. Two defeats on the trot have dented what was beginning to look like a very promising league season.
What are our chances in this game? Historically they’re pretty slim but there again there’s not much history to go on. We’ve only met twice before in competitive fixtures but lost them both. The most recent was last season in the Senior Cup when our away game was switched to be played at Ware and we came up against a very slick looking side.
I expected Hadley to do well this season, their first at Step 4 but they made a slow start not helped by having a number of games postponed. Their last six league games have seen them win two, draw two and lose two with their away record slightly better than home. If Saturday’s 4-1 win at promotion chasing Kempston is anything to go by they have found their form and will present a tough challenge.
Those players rested on Saturday are expected to be back but given the result against Cirencester there may be more dramatic re-arrangements of the team.
Our last visit to Brickfield Lane was 2018’s sparsely attended senior cup game. My experience may be out of date but there was not a lot of parking space available back then and I’m expecting a larger crowd this time.
Our record against Hadley:-
|17 August 1982||Friendly||H||1||1||Harding|
|26 July 2011||Friendly||A||1||0||Sammons|
|17 October 2018||Herts Senior Cup Rd 1||A||0||1|
|22 February 2022||Herts Senior Cup Rd 2||A||2||3||Skandari, Hunte - played at Ware|