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Maidstone United – Season Preview 2019/2020

Maidstone United

2018/19 Season

National League: 24th

F.A Cup: 2nd Round

F.A Trophy: Quarter-Final

County Cup: Winners

League Top Scorer: Blair Turgott (14 goals) / Average Attendance: 2179

The Stones aim to return to the National League and with plenty of summer business going on the Kent side have rebuilt their squad. On loan at Dartford last season, winger Andre Coker has had his contract cancelled, however defender Jordan Wynter made his loan deal with the Darts permanent. Defender, Lewis Knight joins the club from St Albans City, his previous clubs include East Thurrock United, Concord Rangers and Welling United. Cameroonian midfielder, Clovis Kamdjo follows Knight from the Saints. Head of Football, John Still looked down the non-league pyramid to sign striker Ibrahim Olutade from Leatherhead, he scored 13 goals for the Isthmian Premier League side last season after joining them in November. Goalkeeper, Jake Cole played his last game for Aldershot Town against the Stones on the final day of last season, the 33-year-old has switched allegiances. Left back, Noah Chesmain’s contract expired with Colchester United and after loan spells with Welling United and Boreham Wood he moves to the Gallagher Stadium. Gavin Hoyte whose professional career started at Arsenal and spanned a decade with Dagenham and Redbridge, Gillingham, Barnet and Eastleigh, he joins the Stones after a second spell with the Daggers. George Elokobi made his name at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League and Championship, the defender joins from Aldershot Town and has also represented Colchester United, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Oldham Athletic. Striker Jonathan Edwards signed a one-year deal after leaving FC Halifax Town, the 22-year-old has been taken on by Stevenage, Peterborough United and Hull City in the past. Luke Pennell has played under Still before at Dagenham and Redbridge, the defender also earned an England C call up towards the end of last year. Sam Corne becomes a Maidstone United player returning to full time football. The 22-year-old played for Greenwich Borough and Ashford United, scoring 21 goals in 40 games for the latter. His senior career started with Welling United in 2013 and after four seasons at Park View Road, he signed for Braintree Town and worked under Stones head coach Hakan Hayrettin. During his time at Welling United he got an England C call-up. Defender Danny Divine joined the Stones after a year as a professional at Gillingham, the defender also spent time on loan at Sittingbourne and Faversham Town. Winger, Iffy Allen ended last season with Braintree Town, the 25-year-old has Football League experience with Barnet and Yeovil Town, and has also played in the National League for Aldershot Town, Wrexham and Bromley. Another winger, Nana Kyei was signed from Barnet in his first permanent move he has had loan spells at Concord Rangers, Hampton & Richmond Borough and Potters Bar Town.

The experienced Simon Walton has left the Kent side to take up a Player Coach position at Havant and Waterlooville, whilst Ollie Muldoon, Jack Richards and Elliot Romain have also departed. Will De Havilland stood in as captain when Blair Turgott was injured, a relegation release clause means the defender was snapped up by Dover Athletic. Turgott, who top scored for the Stones last season has left the club and joined Swedish top flight Ostersunds.

The Manager – Hakan Hayrettin

A well respected coach, Hakan Hayrettin started management back in 2003 winning the Essex Senior Cup with Waltham Forest. He moved on to Thurrock before taking Grays Athletic to the Isthmian Division One North title with a club record 102 points in 2012/2013. John Still, now Head of Football at Maidstone United, appointed Hayrettin as coach when he managed Luton Town. Three years away from being the boss, Hayrettin returned to Essex with Braintree Town until he left following relegation to the National South. He returned as interim manager last term, but in January he left to take on the job at Maidstone United.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 44 / Maidstone United wins: 44 / Draws: 17

Last Six Meetings

22.01.2019* Dartford 1 Maidstone United 1
09.04.2016 Maidstone United 1 Dartford 2
14.11.2015 Dartford 1 Maidstone United 1
20.03.2010 Dartford 3 Maidstone United 0
09.03.2010 Maidstone United 0 Dartford 1
31.01.2009 Dartford 1 Maidstone United 0

* – Kent Senior Cup, Maidstone United won 8-7 on penalties

Facts

Dartford are unbeaten in their last six league games against Maidstone United, winning five.

The Stones last beat Dartford in the league back in 2007 and the last away victory in league over the Darts came in 1978.

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Next Meetings

Saturday 16 November 2019 at Princes Park

Saturday 4 April 2020 at Gallagher Stadium

Hungerford Town – Season Preview 2019/2020

Hungerford Town

2018/19 Season

National South: 19th

F.A Cup: 3rd Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 3rd Qualifying Round

County Cup: Quarter-Final

League Top Scorer: Danilo Orsi-Dadamo (10 goals) / Average Attendance: 325

Hungerford Town have strengthened their squad with the signing of former Football League striker James Constable as a player/coach. Last season he has scored 13 times in the Southern League Premier Division with Poole Town. The 34-year-old has played for Walsall, Oxford United and Shrewsbury Town in the Football League, and also has National League experience with Eastleigh. Taking advantage of Weston-super-Mare’s relegation, Ian Herring signed midfielder Louis McGrory. A former Reading and Hearts of Midlothian under 20 player, Zidane Akers joins from Thatcham Town. Matt Berry-Hargreaves returns to Hungerford Town to add to their defence, Kofi Halliday will bolster wide attacking options having previously spent time playing in Gibraltar and Sweden and Liam Ferdinand will bring some extra firepower upfront joining from Bracknell Town.

The Manager – Ian Herring

He experienced two promotions via the playoffs as a player with Hungerford Town and now he leads the team off the field. Ian Herring was appointed as the Crusaders manager having played for the Berkshire club since 2012. The 35-year-old was given the task of keeping the Crusaders in the National South which has just about been completed on the final day of the last two season’s. Before a career with the Berkshire club, he played for Swindon Town, Salisbury City, Chippenham Town, Forest Green Rovers and Eastleigh.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 2 / Hungerford Town wins: 3 / Draws: 1

Last Six Meetings

22.12.2018 Dartford 2 Hungerford Town 1
25.08.2018 Hungerford Town 1 Dartford 0
09.12.2017 Hungerford Town 1 Dartford 0
05.08.2017 Dartford 0 Hungerford Town 0
14.04.2017 Hungerford Town 2 Dartford 0
27.08.2016 Dartford 2 Hungerford Town 0

Facts

Dartford have yet to claim victory at Bulpit Lane, losing in all three trips there without scoring.

The Darts won in the last meeting to end Hungerford Town’s four game unbeaten run in this fixture. It was also the first time in six attempts that the away team scored.

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Next Meetings

Monday 26 August 2019 at Bulpit Lane

Monday 13 April 2020 at Princes Park

Hemel Hempstead Town – Season Preview 2019/2020

Hemel Hempstead Town

2018/19 Season

National South: 16th

F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 3rd Round

County Cup: Quarter-Final

League Top Scorer: Jordan Parkes (13 goals) / Average Attendance: 534

Sammy Moore guided Concord Rangers to a play-off place last season, an excellent achievement considering the Beachboys staved off relegation on the final day in the campaign before. The former AFC Wimbledon midfielder stepped down citing ‘ongoing personal problems’ and four days later rocked up at Hemel Hempstead Town to replace Joe Deeney, who left by mutual consent when the season ended.

Forwards, Liam Nash and Sam Ashford scored eight league goals between them for Concord Rangers last term, the 23-year-olds team up with Moore again. Club captain, Jordan Parkes not only broke the club’s all-time goalscoring record he also made it into the National South Team of the Year, the midfielder has chosen to move on to pastures new and joined Billericay Town. Former Darts, Tyrone Sterling and Connor Essam have joined the Tudors to strengthen their defence. Sterling made 34 appearances for the Darts whilst on loan from Dover Athletic before spells with Bromley and recently Concord Rangers. Essam had two loan spells at Dartford and has represented Gillingham, Crawley Town, Dover Athletic, Leyton Orient, Eastleigh and Dover Athletic. Jake Howells was born and bred in Hemel Hempstead and he will be part of Moore’s squad, the defender or midfielder spent last season at Billericay Town and previous clubs include Dagenham & Redbridge, Eastleigh, Luton Town and Yeovil Town. From Biggleswade Town, Lucas Perry moves to Hemel Hempstead Town, the young defender started hid football life at Luton Town’s academy. Alex Wall was one of five players to break the 20-goal barrier last season when he netted 21 times for Concord Rangers, he’ll provide the firepower the club has lost by Parkes leaving. Impressing the Tudors in defence, Jacques Kpohomouh broke into the first team last season and has signed a deal to stay at Vauxhall Road. Attacking midfielder Isaac Galliford signed from Hitchin Town, the 22-year-old was selected for the England C team and has played football in the States with University side Butler Bulldogs. Familiar in the National South, Sam Beasant joins from Concord Rangers after spells with Chelmsford City, Billericay Town and Maidenhead United. The goalkeeper has National League experience with Braintree Town and Woking and played in League Two for Cambridge United and Stevenage, he will be replacing Laurie Walker who has signed for Hampton and Richmond Borough. Moore has also bolstered his squad by promoting academy players Joel Nketia, George Paulin, Alvin Magagada and Callum Moles. Luke Howell was part of the Aldershot Town team that finished in the National League relegation zone last season, the midfielder adds experience to the Tudors squad having won the League Two title with MK Dons in 2008 and played for both Lincoln City and Dagenham and Redbridge at that level. With the Daggers he also played non-league football and has played in the National League with Boreham Wood too. England C international, Mitchell Dickenson came through Gillingham’s youth system and most recently played for Hythe Town in the Isthmian League South East, the 22-year-old joins the Tudors.

The Manager – Sammy Moore

Entering his third year as a manager, Sammy Moore is on his third job and guided Concord Rangers to the playoffs last term, only for the club to be excluded from the end of season showdown. Moore was part of Ipswich Town’s F.A Youth Cup winning side in 2005 and went on to play for Brentford and Stevenage Borough. The midfielder won the Isthmian Premier League with Dover Athletic nine years ago, then made it into the Football League with AFC Wimbledon through the playoffs two years later. Moore had a spell with Leyton Orient before returning on loan to Dover Athletic.  Two years ago, he was appointed Player Manager at Leatherhead and impressed enough to replace Adam Flanagan at Concord Rangers, before his switch to Hemel Hempstead Town.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 5 / Hemel Hempstead Town wins: 3 / Draws: 1

Last Six Meetings

05.03.2019 Hemel Hempstead Town 1 Dartford 2
11.08.2018 Dartford 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 0
17.03.2018 Dartford 3 Hemel Hempstead Town 2
26.08.2017 Hemel Hempstead Town 0 Dartford 3
01.04.2017 Hemel Hempstead Town 2 Dartford 2
12.11.2016 Dartford 2 Hemel Hempstead Town 0

Facts

Since defeat to Hemel Hempstead Town on the opening day of the 2015/2016 campaign, the Darts have gone seven unbeaten against the Tudors.

Hemel Hempstead Town have yet to beat Dartford at Princes Park in four attempts, they have managed two wins and two draws.

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Next Meetings

Saturday 31 August 2019 at Princes Park

Saturday 18 April 2020 at Vauxhall Road

Havant and Waterlooville – Season Preview 2019/2020

Havant and Waterlooville

2018/19 Season

National League: 23rd

F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 1st Round

County Cup: Winners

League Top Scorer: Alfie Rutherford (15 goals) / Average Attendance: 1277

One of the first things Doswell has done is revamped the squad by moving to daytime training. His first signing was Dean Beckwith who worked with the new Hawks boss at Sutton United, the defender has won the National South twice with Eastleigh and the U’s. Roarie Deacon made his name in that F.A Cup run under Doswell and the midfielder follows his boss down to Hampshire via Scottish Premiership side Dundee. Another player coming in from Doswell’s former club is goalkeeper Ross Worner. Anthony Straker arrives from Bath City where he scored eight league goals last term and was named in the National South Team of the Year. Attacking full back, Benny Read has signed from Horndean having earned a Wessex Premier League runner up medal last term. Kenyan international, Jonah Ayunga rejoins the Hawks whilst Wes Fogden and Alfie Rutherford have been retained. Simon Walton joins the Hawks from Maidstone United as Player Coach, the 31-year-old has Football League experience with Leeds United, Ipswich Town, Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers. Nicky Bailey’s time with Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough will help the Hampshire side and he already knows his boss having spent three years with Sutton United, the midfielder will provide plenty of experience. Ed Harris leaves the club after seven years and Rory Williams followed his teammate to Dorking Wanderers. Havant and Waterlooville signed Josh Taylor following a loan spell at Maidstone United last season and links back up with Paul Doswell who signed him back in July 2017. Taylor has made two appearances for the England C team over the past year or so. The Hampshire club also raided Ebbsfleet United for a trio of players on the same day. Winger Andy Drury has plenty of experience to give at the age of 35 including a spell at Ipswich Town whilst in the Championship, Danny Kedwell made his name when AFC Wimbledon won promotion into the Football League, since then he has enjoyed successful spells at Gillingham before the Fleet and Sam Magri moves closer to home after spells with Dover Athletic and Ebbsfleet United. The Hawks have also snapped up young goalkeeper, Kingsley Latham on loan from Southampton, the 20-year-old was also on loan at Dorchester Town last season.

The Manager – Paul Doswell

Appointed as Havant and Waterlooville manager this summer Doswell has a wealth of experience in the National League and National  South with Eastleigh and Sutton United. He won two promotions with Sutton United and reached the F.A Cup fifth round losing to Arsenal, but the U’s did upset AFC Wimbledon and Leeds United on their way. At Eastleigh he also had success and plans to bring his knowledge back to Hampshire to guide the Havant and Waterlooville back to the top flight of non-league football.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 5 / Havant and Waterlooville wins: 3 / Draws: 3

Last Six Meetings

13.01.2018 Dartford 1 Havant and Waterlooville 0
12.08.2017 Havant and Waterlooville 0 Dartford 0
19.03.2016 Havant and Waterlooville 2 Dartford 0
05.12.2015 Dartford 4 Havant and Waterlooville 2
17.03.2012 Dartford 3 Havant and Waterlooville 1
07.01.2012 Havant and Waterlooville 1 Dartford 4

Facts

Dartford are unbeaten in their last six games against Havant and Waterlooville, winning five of the last six.

The Darts have kept cleans sheets in each of their last three matches versus the Hawks.

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Next Meetings

Saturday 10 August 2019 at Princes Park

Saturday 21 March 2020 at Westleigh Park

Hampton and Richmond Borough – Season Preview 2019/2020

Hampton and Richmond Borough

2018/19 Season

National South: 15th

F.A Cup: 1st Round

F.A Trophy: 3rd Qualifying Round

County Cup: Quarter-Final

League Top Scorer: Chris Dickson (16 goals) / Average Attendance: 605

A cut in the playing budget was revealed by incoming Chairman, Jacques Le Bars in the summer to make the club sustainable, that was a blow for manager Gary McCann trying to rebuild the squad, but he still showed his commitment by signing a two year contract extensionA few days later the club announced that a grant had been approved to help improve the Beveree, failure to make the improvements could have put Hampton and Richmond Borough’s National South status in jeopardy. 

Chris Dickson top scored for the Beavers last season with 16 league goals, the former Charlton Athletic striker wasn’t offered new terms by the club along with Ricky Wellard and Simon Downer. Hampton and Richmond Borough also decided not to take up the option of keeping Tom Lovelock and Karl Oliyide, who were under contract. Craig Dundas scored four league goals for the Beavers last season, the striker returns to Sutton United as a fitness coach and to work with the U’s academy. Coming in, James Ewington made his name at Walton Casuals last term with a superb 39 goals in 38 games, the striker did join St Albans City but their style of play didn’t suit him so he returned to Walton Casuals and helped them stay on the Southern Premier League. Ewington will hope to replace the goals the Beavers will lose with the departure of Dickson. Cole Brown was a teammate of Ewington’s last term and managed 11 goals in 30 appearances for Walton Casuals, the pair will link up again. Defender, Tom Jelley left the Beveree in the 2017/18 campaign and returns to the club after making over 100 appearances in his last spell with Hampton and Richmond Borough. Likewise, Shaun McAuley will start his third spell with the Middlesex club having played for Kingstonian last term. Left sided midfielder Sam Deadfield makes the step up from the Southern Premier South joining from relegated Basingstoke Town. Louis Stead is another to arrive from a lower league, the midfielder joins from Beaconsfield Town. Barbadian international midfielder Louie Soares links up with the Beavers having spent most of last season with Slough Town. The experienced midfielder includes Bristol Rovers, Aldershot Town, Southend United, Grimsby Town and Alfreton Town in his playing career. MK Dons goalkeeper Laurie Walker has joined the Beavers on a season long loan, the keeper has had two seasons in the National South with Hemel Hempstead Town. Danilo Orsi-Dadamo scored ten league goals for Hungerford Town last term, the only player to reach double figures for the Crusaders, he makes the switch to the Beveree. Ruaridh Donaldson has moved to London to work, so finding Hampton and Richmond Borough seems a good fit for the left back who played for Stenhousemuir in Scottish League One.

The Manager – Gary McCann

Hampton and Richmond Borough had been keeping tabs on the great work McCann was doing at Hendon. When former manager Alan Dowson jumped ship to take over at Woking, the appointment of his replacement was swift. McCann first joined Hendon as a player in 1997 and then became the longest serving manager at the Middlesex club, where he won an Isthmian League Cup. He consistently kept Hendon in the Isthmian Premier League finishing runners up in 2015 and third last season, losing the playoff final to Dulwich Hamlet on penalties. Last season was McCann’s first at the Beveree guiding Hampton and Richmond Borough to a fifteenth place finish.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 6 / Hampton and Richmond Borough wins: 4 / Draws: 2

Last Six Meetings

23.03.2019 Dartford 2 Hampton & Richmond Borough 2
17.11.2018 Hampton & Richmond Borough 0 Dartford 1
30.03.2018 Dartford 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough 0
02.09.2017 Hampton & Richmond Borough 2 Dartford 2
17.04.2017 Dartford 3 Hampton & Richmond Borough 1
29.08.2016 Hampton & Richmond Borough 4 Dartford 1

Facts

Dartford are unbeaten in five games against Hampton and Richmond Borough and have scored in their last eight versus the Beavers.

The Beavers have won just two of their last nine against the Darts, but in those victories they put four goals past Dartford in each game.

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Next Meetings

Saturday 19 October 2019 at the Beveree

Saturday 8 February 2020 at Princes Park

Eastbourne Borough – Season Preview 2019/2020

Eastbourne Borough

2018/19 Season

National South: 18th

F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 1st Round

County Cup: Quarter-Final

League Top Scorer: Charlie Walker (11 goals) / Average Attendance: 586

Mark McGhee kept the Sports away from the drop when he took charge in the interim, following Jamie Howell’s departure. His vast experience in the Football League and Scottish Premiership will now be taken elsewhere after he set out what the club wanted him to achieve. In came Lee Bradbury, who had spent the last seven years at Havant and Waterlooville guiding them to back to back titles to reach the National League. The former striker made over 500 Football league appearances and had a spell as manager at AFC Bournemouth. Bradbury hopes to bring exciting football to the Sussex to reflect how the fans feel about Eastbourne Borough.

In March 2017, Elliott Romain left the club to pursue a career at a higher level, the striker is back at Priory Lane and was Bradbury’s first summer signing. He will partner Charlie Walker who was the club’s top scorer last season with 11 goals. The Sports’ Player of the Season, Kane Wills agreed to stay at the club as well as left back Kristian Campbell, the experienced Sergio Torres, Mike West and Dan Blackmore. Another player returning to Priory Lane after time away with Woking and Chelmsford City last season is central defender Kiran Khinda-John. The Sports have signed winger, Nick Wheeler who has won two promotions in a row with Billericay Town then Woking, he also had spells with Dagenham and Redbridge and Tonbridge Angels. Ciaren Jones impressed Norwich City whilst at Luton Town and has secured his first loan spell with a temporary move to Eastbourne Borough, the defender was part of the Canaries development squad last term. After a spell with the Sussex club last season, Manny Adebowole joins from National League side Dover Athletic. Moving to Priory Lane with a National South playoff winners medal, striker Greg Luer joins from Woking. Luer showed plenty of promise early in his career when he moved from Burgess Hill Town to Hull City. Playing time was limited with the Tigers and so he had spells with Scunthorpe United, Stevenage and then Maidstone United before Woking. James Ferry will line up as part of the Sports defence having joined from Stevenage, the 22-year-old ended last term with Woking as well. With the loss of goalkeeper Mark Smith to Dartford, the Sports have signed goalkeeper Tom Hadler from League One side Gillingham, he has had loan spells with Folkestone Invicta, Tonbridge Angels, Grays Athletic and Gloucester City. 

The Manager – Lee Bradbury

Lee Bradbury is eight years into his managerial career and joins the Sports after leaving Havant and Waterlooville. His playing career spanned sixteen years most notably at Portsmouth, Manchester City and Crystal Palace. The former striker replaced Eddie Howe at AFC Bournemouth as caretaker manager in January 2011 and at that point choose to retire from playing. Although Bradbury reached the playoffs he was dismissed the following campaign after a poor run of results. At Havant and Waterlooville he bounced back from relegation with back to back titles taking the Hawks to the National League, before dropping down to the National South last term.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 10 / Eastbourne Borough wins: 6 / Draws: 4

Last Six Meetings

20.04.2019 Eastbourne Borough 6 Dartford 0
27.11.2018 Dartford 2 Eastbourne Borough 3
24.11.2018 Eastbourne Borough 1 Dartford 1
08.09.2018 Dartford 2 Eastbourne Borough 2
14.04.2018 Eastbourne Borough 0 Dartford 1
12.09.2017 Dartford 4 Eastbourne Borough 2

Facts

Dartford had gone eleven games unbeaten against Eastbourne Borough going back to 2011, winning eight of those fixtures.

Eastbourne Borough have won the last two versus the Darts, the 6-0 victory in April was the biggest win in this fixture.

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Next Meetings

Saturday 2 November 2019 at Priory Lane

Saturday 22 February 2020 at Princes Park

Dulwich Hamlet -Season Preview 2019/2020

Dulwich Hamlet

2018/19 Season

National South: 14th

F.A Cup: 3rd Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 1st Round

County Cup: Semi-Final

League Top Scorer: Afolabi Akinyemi (13 goals) / Average Attendance: 1842

The positivity around Dulwich Hamlet just keeps building after a drawn out battle to return home to Champion Hill last season. Once the London club were back where they belong, crowds swelled and now the club are looking further forwards. The success of Hamlet’s homecoming led to the fans and local community being consulted on whether a new ground will benefit the club, they have now made an application to build a new 4000 capacity stadium with an all-weather pitch.  

On the pitch the squad has been strengthened, joining from Folkestone Invicta where he scored over 50 times in two seasons, Ade Yussuf will have the responsibility of getting goals for Hamlet. An impressive spell with Chatham Town five years ago earned him a high profile move to Dagenham and Redbridge. Ryan Case moves further South from Oxford City, the defender has also gained experience with Dorchester Town, Braintree Town, Poole Town and Bath City. A year ago, Kieran Monlouis was about to start the Scottish Premiership campaign with Hamilton Academicals. The midfielder left towards the end of last season to join Hemel Hempstead and will be starting this campaign at Champion Hill. Hamlet have signed central defender, Richard Orlu who almost won promotion with Welling United last term. He also spent four seasons with Dover Athletic which included promotion to the National League. Former Dart, Nathan Ferguson earned a move away from Champion Hill to League Two side Crawley Town, the midfielder had a loan spell with Dartford and played over 80 times for Dulwich Hamlet. Connor Hunte was on loan from Billericay Town last season and he has joined on a one-year contract. Returning for a second spell with the club, Dominic Vose will be part of Hamlet’s midfield. Rose has also swooped to sign former Dartford forward Danny Mills from Ebbsfleet United. Mills had a loan spell with Welling United last season and in the campaign before played 26 games for Dartford scoring six goals. 

The Manager – Gavin Rose

Hamlet’s longest serving manager finally earned promotion to the National South and in his first season helped them to a mid-table finish. The former midfielder had spells with Wimbledon, Charlton Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Southend United, Bromley, Gravesend & Northfleet and Walton & Hersham among others during his long career. Rose runs an academy which specialises in coaching youngsters and as a manager with Beckenham Town almost won the Kent League. Under his guidance, Hamlet won the Isthmian Division One South title five years ago and the Isthmian Premier League playoffs just over a year ago.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 1 / Dulwich Hamlet wins: 3 / Draws: 2

Last Six Meetings

02.03.2019 Dulwich Hamlet 2 Dartford 0
20.10.2019 Dartford 2 Dulwich Hamlet 1
31.03.2007 Dartford 1 Dulwich Hamlet 1
19.09.2006 Dulwich Hamlet 3 Dartford 2
09.12.1996 Dulwich Hamlet 3 Dartford 1
04.12.1996 Dartford 0 Dulwich Hamlet 0

Facts

Both sides are unbeaten in this fixture when playing at home, the Darts have drawn two and won one.

Dartford have yet to pick up a point on their travels to play Dulwich Hamlet.

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Next Meetings

Saturday 7 December 2019 at Champion Hill

Saturday 25 January 2020 at Princes Park

Dorking Wanderers – Season Preview 2019/2020

Dorking Wanderers

2018/19 Season

Isthmian Premier: 1st

F.A Cup: 3rd Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 1st Round

County Cup: 1st Round

League Top Scorer: Jason Prior (21 goals) / Average Attendance: 570

A club established just twenty years ago, Dorking Wanderers have been on a rapid rise of late with five promotions in nine campaigns. Confident in his own squad manager Marc White stated he will be making minimal changes to the playing staff. White will be hoping the momentum of winning the Isthmian Premier League will continue but is prepared to bring in players that will strengthen the club. Former Aldershot Town midfielder Jake Gallagher has signed on a two-year contract. The England C international made 159 appearances and scored 10 goals for the Shots and has also played over 120 times for Welling United. Former Dart, Jason Prior secured a third title in three seasons having won two in a row with Havant and Waterlooville before helping Dorking Wanderers last term, once again he top scored and he will remain a Wanderers striker for this season. The step up from the Isthmian Premier has made White make some tough decisions, one of which was releasing Chris Boulter after the former captain spent seven years at the club. Record goalscorer, Tom Tolfrey made just over 200 appearances and netted 154 times for the Surrey Club, he has also left the club as well as defender Robb Sheridan. Dorking Wanderers made a double signing raiding Havant and Waterlooville for the services of defenders Ed Harris and Rory Williams. Harris made over 250 appearances for the Hawks and Williams played just under 150 games, both experiencing back to back league titles before last season’s relegation. 

The Manager – Marc White

Marc White was a founder member of the club in 1999 which started out in the Crawley and District League. White has seen Dorking Wanderers rise up the non-league pyramid and last season move to a new home then clinch the Isthmian Premier League title. Along the way, Wanderers have West Sussex Division Four North as well as the Second Division, the West Sussex Premier League, the Southern Combination Division Three to go with last season’s triumph. White is determined to take Dorking Wanderers into the Football League, an ambitious manager for an ambitious club.

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Next Meetings

Saturday 7 September 2019 at Princes Park

Saturday 4 January 2020 at Meadowbank

Concord Rangers – Season Preview 2019/2020

Concord Rangers

2018/19 Season

National South: 6th

F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 3rd Qualifying Round

County Cup: 3rd Round

League Top Scorer: Alex Wall (21 goals) / Average Attendance: 404

Reaching the play-offs last season was a great achievement for the club under Sammy Moore, who left in the summer due to ‘personal reasons’Chairman, Ant Smith looked from within the club for the next appointment and was ‘over the moon’ when Danny Scopes accepted the managerial role.

In the summer, the Beachboys have seen a huge turnover of players. Freddy Moncur spent time in the National League with Ebbsfleet United along with spells at East Thurrock, Wingate and Finchley and Bishop Stortford after making his professional debut for Leyton Orient in 2017. Son of former Tottenham Hotspur, Swindon Town and West Ham United midfielder John, football runs in the family as older brother George plays for Luton Town. James Blanchfield had interest from the Beachboys to join on loan last season from Dagenham and Redbridge, the midfielder signed a pre contractional agreement. Goalkeeper, Chris Haigh won Player of the Year at Heybridge Swifts last season and now he looks set to wear the number one jersey at Thames Road. Hoping to replace the goals that will be lost by Alex Wall leaving for Hemel Hempstead Town, Greg Cundle put pen to paper signing from East Grinstead Town, he scored 21 goals last season and last year made his professional debut for Gillingham before joining Kingstonian. Tosin Olufemi and Michael O’Donoghue were signed on the same day from Harringey Borough and following them was Joel Nouble. In defence, Scopes swooped for the signature of Jack Cawley, the 26-year-old moves from Maldon and Tiptree. Chris Millar has also been added to provide the midfield with more attack, he was at Heybridge Swifts. Danny Bassett was involved in 30 goals last season scoring 20 and assisting ten, he comes in from Tooting and Mitcham United. Another addition is Decarrey Sheriff who was released by Colchester United at the end of last season, his had loan spells with Dulwich Hamlet, Needham Market and Maldon and Tiptree. Concord Rangers have added Kosovan, Kreshnic Krasniqi and forward Lamar Reynolds.

The Manager – Danny Scopes

Part of the backroom team under Sammy Moore, the new Concord Rangers boss Danny Scopes was appointed when Moore left this summer. Chairman, Ant Smith believes Scopes will run through brick walls for the club and his attention to detail was fundamental to Concord Rangers’ success last term. Scope has been with the Beachboys as a player, manager and within the youth system. Working with Scopes as Head of Recruitment is Adam Drew, who has previously been involved at Heybridge Swifts as well as Maldon and Tiptree.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 4 / Concord Rangers wins: 2 / Draws: 3

Last Six Meetings

26.01.2019 Dartford 1 Concord Rangers 1
14.08.2018 Concord Rangers 2 Dartford 0
06.01.2018 Concord Rangers 1 Dartford 1
15.08.2017 Dartford 2 Concord Rangers 0
11.03.2017 Concord Rangers 1 Dartford 1
24.09.2016 Dartford 2 Concord Rangers 1

Facts

For the first time, last season Dartford failed to beat Concord Rangers in at least one of their league games against them.

Concord Rangers are unbeaten in their last three games against Dartford, their longest unbeaten run versus the Darts.

Last Ten Years

 

 

 

Next Meetings

Saturday 14 September 2019 at Thames Road

Saturday 21 December 2019 at Princes Park

Chippenham Town – Season Preview 2019/2020

Chippenham Town

2018/19 Season

National South: 13th

F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 3rd Qualifying Round

County Cup: 1st Round

League Top Scorer: Nathaniel Jarvis (16 goals) / Average Attendance: 667

Chippenham Town have settled in well to the National South after winning promotion in 2017. The Wiltshire club recorded back to back thirteenth place finishes and will now be working out how to take the next step. Manager, Mark Collier persuaded David Pratt to return to the club from Wealdstone. The striker top scored for the Stones last term with 11 league goals and won the Southern Premier League with the Bluebirds two years ago. Youngster, Callum Gunner was on loan from Bradford City last season and has made his move to Chippenham Town permanent, his progression was curtailed through injury. Nat Jarvis top scored with 16 goals last season, the striker stays on with the Wiltshire club. However, fellow forward Nick McCootie scored eight times last season and he has dropped down a division moving to Weston-super-Mare. Three seasons in a row, Luke Hopper top scored for his respective club and now he will be plying his trade with Chippenham Town. Hopper joins from Southern Premier League South side Salisbury F.C, where he won their golden boot for the last two campaigns, three years ago he was Gloucester City’s top scorer in the National North. Rhys Taylor joins from Wealdstone and can be utilised as a full-back or winger, Taylor’s previous clubs include Reading, Hungerford Town and he has had a spell in Germany. Welsh teenager, Jay Foulston will fill in the left back position securing a loan deal from Newport County, where he made his debut for the Exiles at the age of 16.

The Manager – Mark Collier

Chippenham Town had hit a low point in 2013 when they lost 9-0 to Stourbridge. Mark Collier was on holiday in Egypt at the time and when he was asked to become manager he obliged. Last season was the first time Collier failed to improve Chippenham Town’s league position, but only because the Wiltshire club matched the thirteenth place finish in their debut National South campaign. Just over two years ago he won the Southern Premier League with his side recording 103 points. Prior his appointment at Chippenham Town, Collier famously led Swindon Supermarine to the F.A Cup second round, where they lost 1-0 to Colchester United.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 2 / Chippenham Town wins: 1 / Draws: 1

Previous Meetings

13.04.2019 Dartford 0 Chippenham Town 1
13.10.2018 Chippenham Town 1 Dartford 2
20.01.2018 Chippenham Town 2 Dartford 2
09.09.2017 Dartford 3 Chippenham Town 0

Facts

Dartford scored in each of the first three matches against Chippenham Town going unbeaten.

In the last meeting between the two sides Chippenham Town recorded their first ever victory against the Darts.

Last Ten Years

 

 

Next Meetings

Saturday 26 October 2019 at Princes Park

Saturday 1 February 2020 at Hardenhuish Park