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Concord Rangers v Hampton & Richmond Borough – Vanarama National League South – Aspect Arena – Saturday 3pm – Preview
One defeat in five – including a resolute derby victory at Billericay Town – has ensured that the Vanarama National League South table looks a whole lot healthier to Danny Scopes, Concord Rangers and the Beach Boys support.
Nevertheless, not one to sit back and admire his work, Scopes’ focus remained on what’s next for his side and recognised that there was still significant work to remain clear of the dropzone.
“Billericay was another big result, but there are no easy games in this league,” the Beach Boys boss told Yellow Sport.
“Hampton & Richmond come to us sitting amongst the play-off contender – Always a tough opponent – Always expected to be amongst the challenging pack.
“Then we face Ebbsfleet United at their place. It’ll be a stiff test for our relatively small squad.”
“Hampton proved what they are all about by taking four points from six off much-fancied Dorking Wanderers recently.
“They don’t score too many goals, but seven wins in the league suggest they get the job done. There will be no hiding place for our boys, but I think we are up for the challenge.”
With speculation surrounding the suspension of football rife, while many matches continually fall due to COVID concerns, Scopes confirmed his side were doing whatever was possible during the current climate.
“We are viewing every game as a bonus during the current situation. We work hard in training and will continue trying to raise our performances as a group.
“Unquestionably, we face one of the best teams in the division on Saturday. I’m looking forward to seeing how we meet the challenge.”