Hemel Hempstead Town is still ravaged by injuries to key players. They suffered a 0:3 home defeat to Braintree Town last Saturday, making it two losses from their two Vanarama National League South matches so far. Coach Lee Bircham can’t count on all 5 central midfielders and both attackers from the starting lineup which is a big handicap. He had to improvise a lot in the last round, so he includes a player that hadn’t played for 18 months, and that was very much felt on the field. Today, the situation is no better and they are visiting the team that opened the season with a 5:1 victory on this field and it is difficult to expect Hemel to avoid another defeat.