HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN
The Tudors have played their football at Vauxhall Road, located in the Town of Hemel Hempstead, since 1972. Tragedy did strike in 1992, when the changing rooms and clubhouse burnt down, seeing the club use temporary facilities. It has a capacity of 3,152.
LAST SEASON’S MEETINGS
Chelmsford City 2-1 Hemel Hempstead Town (22nd October 2022) – As the Tudors rolled into Essex, they look to try and break down a tough defence. After a goalless first half, the Clarets won an early second half penalty as Jamie Yila was fouled. Simeon Jackson took responsibility and made no mistake to give Chelmsford the lead. Within the final 10 minutes, 2 goals were seen. Firstly, it was Charlie Ruff to double the Clarets’ lead, before late in second half added time, Josh Lehan got a consolation for the visitors.
Hemel Hempstead Town 0-0 Chelmsford City (22nd April 2023) – The penultimate matchday of the season brought a point for either side. It was a game of missed chances as both sides came close at certain points but neither goalkeeper was going to be beaten.
A FEW CLUB LINKS
After joining in December, Reece Grant swapped Claret for Red as he joined the Tudors in March. He totalled 14 appearances and scored 3 times in Essex. A teammate of his who was out on loan, Dara Dada had also made the switch. Dara played the 21/22 season with the Clarets, scoring 3 times as it was a narrow avoidance of relegation. He played for both Hemel and Gloucester City last season, making the playoffs with the Tigers. One of the Clarets’ latest signing, Samir Carruthers has featured for the Tudors before, during both COVID-19 stricken seasons.
Hemel’s manager, Brad Quinton, is a man with good experience. Having played for a few years, he took up management in 2016, aged 38. His first experience on the touchline was his former club Enfield Town. After a season there, he stepped up to take the Braintree Town job where he gained promotion with them to the National League. After his departure there, Welling was his next job, where he lasted a little over a year. He has since been at Hemel Hempstead from late 2022, seeing this upcoming season being his first full term in charge of the Tudors.
It was a 15th placed finish for the Tudors last season, in an openly competitive campaign. They were 12 points clear of the relegation zone and 14 behind the final playoff place, where they will aim to be this season.