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Dorchester Town v Hereford United: Southern Premier league Match Preview

By DavidBol  |  Posted: August 15, 2014

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Phil Simkin could give captain Nathan Walker a return to the starting line-up – but is anxious about changing the side that thumped Burnham 5-1 on Tuesday.

Walker has missed the start of the season as he was getting married, but he could return to the Magpies line-up for Saturday’s home opener against Hereford United at the Avenue Stadium.

“Nathan thought he was safe to get married last week – but for some reason the league decided to start the season early, so he missed it” explained Simkin.

“It’s very difficult to chance the side after Tuesday’s performance so it’s certainly something to think about.”

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After being relegated from League Two in 2012, Hereford’s financial troubles have continued and they were expelled from the Conference in June. Bulls majority shareholder Tommy Agombar was forced to leave the club this week after failing the FA’s fit and proper person test.

Simkin likes going into games knowing as much as he does about his side’s opponents – but admitted he knows very little about the struggling Bulls.

“In the Conference, I knew every player and every manager – but it’s a different story this season” he said.

“To go into games blind is very frustrating – so we will have to concentrate on ourselves.

“I will speak to a few managers and see if we can sort something out, but we don’t have the luxury of sending scouts to take a look at our opponents like some teams do in this division.”

Nick Crittenden, who scored a hat-trick on Tuesday, and Dan Smith face late fitness tests for Dorchester.

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