Bulls look to tal­is­man Sy­mons for fur­ther goals

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Football -

HERE­FORD FC will look to build on their re­cent re­vival when they travel to Guise­ley for a Na­tional League North clash this af­ter­noon.

The Bulls had gone 14 league games with­out a vic­tory be­fore last week­end’s home suc­cess against Al­fre­ton, which fol­lowed an FA Tro­phy vic­tory over FC United of Manch­ester the pre­vi­ous week.

Here­ford will hope that striker Mike Sy­mons can con­tinue his re­cent in­spi­ra­tional role, which has sparked the re­vival.

Sy­mons broke a leg in pre-sea­son, but his re­turn has seen the two vic­to­ries and a draw in the three matches in which he has played. He has scored in both vic­to­ries.

Coach Marc Richards will also be hop­ing to be able to call on his two most re­cent sign­ings.

James Wesolowski has missed the two games since his ar­rival af­ter the for­mer Le­ices­ter mid­fielder hurt a ham­string in train­ing.

The other new sign­ing, left-sided de­fender Joel Dielna, was among the sub­sti­tutes for the win over Al­fre­ton. Ryan Green could also re­turn.

Chip­pen­ham travel to third-from­bot­tom Hunger­ford to­day, but given the Blue­birds failed to beat an­other rel­e­ga­tion-threat­ened side – We­ston­super-Mare – last week they will need to find some form in Na­tional League South.

In ad­di­tion, the Berk­shire out­fit are some­thing of a bo­gey team to their Wilt­shire neigh­bours, hav­ing not lost to Chip­pen­ham in their last eight league en­coun­ters.

Chip­pen­ham an­nounced ear­lier this week that in­jured striker Andy San­dell has left by mu­tual con­sent in or­der to fo­cus on his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and get fit for next sea­son. The Blue­birds’ main in­jury doubt is Curtis McDon­ald, the cen­tre-back who has taken over the cap­tain’s arm­band since Greg Tin­dle’s long term in­jury, who has a sore an­kle.

The West re­gion’s three other Na­tional League South sides are all at home this af­ter­noon.

Bath City host fel­low play-off con­tenders Concord Rangers, while lowly Glouces­ter City en­ter­tain midtable Hamp­ton & Rich­mond, and sec­ond-bot­tom We­ston wel­come high-fly­ing Wok­ing, who beat Swin­don in the FA Cup last week­end.

Martin Rick­ett/AP

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