Sat 30
Hertford Town
2
-
1
League
1st Team
B O'Connor (31'), M Toner (60' Pen)
M Karagul (80')

Match preview

By Stephen King
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Next up - Hertford Town away on Saturday, 30th September at Hertingfordbury Park, West Street, Hertford, Herts., SG13 8EZ; Bostik Isthmian League North, kick off 3pm.

Admission - £8 adults, £4 concessions, £1 under-16s.

It's over eleven years since the last league meeting between these two clubs when the dropped points in a 3-3 home draw delayed Ware's crowning as champions of Isthmian Division Two.

Since then there have been just four friendlies and a Herts. Charity Cup semi-final. We've won all of those games bar the 0-0 draw in 2011's friendly but with Hertford now up at Step 4 the outcome of the 185th meeting since the first in their founding year of 1908 can hardly be taken for granted.

Back in the here and now Hertford have had a couple of heavy home defeats this season but have yet to be beaten away from home and more recently have started making it hard for teams to score against them. That ability helped them to claim a morale lifting first home league win last Saturday with a 1-0 defeat of Grays Athletic following a last minute goal.

In their squad this season is former Ware man Michael Toner who scored that goal against Grays from the penalty spot. Michael played for Ware in 2009/10 and at the beginning of the next season. He made 44 appearances and scored 5 goals. Also in the Hertford squad is one of our former youth players Charlie Ruff, brother of Sam who also played for Ware from 2009 to 2011.

Ware will be without Ahmed Abdulla on Saturday as he starts a two match ban for two yellows against Witham whilst Hertford have Tyler Hatherly and Jason Beck suspended.

Of course this match might not have taken place at all (or in other circumstances might have been in the Spartan South Midlands League) but the combined decisions of Worcester City and London Colney to forgo their places higher in the non-league pyramid have brought it about under the Isthmian banner. Hopefully both sides will respond to the unexpected opportunity this presents with an entertaining game.

PS. If you want to show your support for the team by wearing the right colours remember we should be in our change strip of Dayglo orange (as sponsored by the Highways Agency).

Our ten latest matches against Hertford Town:-

12 February 2005Isthmian League Div 2A01
29 August 2005Assoc Members Trophy Grp 1H23Stevens, Evans
3 December 2005Assoc Members Trophy Grp 1A14Stevens
26 December 2005Isthmian League Div 2A21Stevens, Frendo
18 April 2006Isthmian League Div 2H33Frendo 2, Ellerbeck
1 April 2008Herts Charity Cup S-FinalH21Frendo, Berry
28 July 2009FriendlyA42Horsey, Collewijn, Harvey, Price (pen.)
6 August 2011FriendlyA00
20 July 2013FriendlyH32Shaw, Hunt, Tony Martin (pen.)
22 July 2014FriendlyH21White, Kieran Bishop

Our best and worst against Hertford Town:-

12 March 1910Herts Cnty Lgue Central DivA110Newell 4, Catling 3,F Chapman 2, French, B Chapman
1 September 1962Delphian League Cup Rd 1H27aet - Tucker, Wood

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Hertford Town

Hertingfordbury Park
West Street
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EZ

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Match details

Match date

Sat 30, Sep 2017

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

379

Competition

North Division

League position

8
Ware
15
Hertford Town