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Marc Brewer29 Mar - 12:30
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Leaders are within eyeshot of the title

Dial are back on the road this Saturday (30 March) when they travel to Badger Park to play Hambledon.

A win for Steve Brown’s side against The Dons would mean Dial need just three more points against Knaphill Athletic on Tuesday (2 April) to clinch the league title with five games remaining.

Hambledon will be looking to avoid a repeat performance against The Dial which saw them lose 11-0 at Alwyns Lane on the second game of the season.

And despite beating AFC Spelthorne Sports and managing a goalless draw away to Tongham in recent weeks, Hambledon have only kept one clean sheet this season which Dial will be hoping to exploit.

However, The Dons arguably have more pressing matters to tackle. They still have nine games to play in just 29 days, which equates to almost one game every three days. By comparison, Dial have seven games over the same period.

Brown will be without Matt Bunyan and Sam McDermaid for the trip to Badger Park, although The Dial boss is expected to welcome back defender Louie Rogers and striker Jordan Carter into the 16-man squad. Dave Porcher will also be back in contention after being unavailable for the postponed Lightwater United on Tuesday.

Speaking to on Thursday, Brown said: “It was a shame that Tuesday night's fixture against Lightwater United was called off, but our focus now has to be on getting three points against Hambledon.

"It's our last away game of the season, so I'm expecting a tough game. Hambledon have home advantage and they will want to right the wrong from earlier in the season, so we will need to be professional and go about our business in the correct manner. It's a game the players are looking forward to,” added Brown.

For Fans travelling to Hambledon by train, the nearest rail station is Milford, which is a 35 to 40-minute walk (1.6 miles) to the ground (route map). Please check South Western Railway’s live timetable here prior to departure.

Badger Park offers onsite parking for officials, players and spectators. For those walking to the ground from the station, please proceed with caution as Station Road (after Station Lane) and Hambledon Road, which Badger Park is situated off, do not have a pedestrian walkways on either side of the country road.

Hambledon have advised that, following an earlier pitch inspection (29 March), this weekend's fixture should be on.

To view the full list of Dial's fixtures and results, click here.


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