by HRBFC at 8:33 AM
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This weekend sees the Beavers have two, on paper, difficult away matches that will give them a stiff test.

Tomorrow sees the boys travel to Bulpit Lane to take on Hungerford Town.

The Crusaders ended above the Beavers last season, but due to ground grading issues, weren't allowed to take their place in the playoffs.

Also this season, Bobby Wilkinson has left them to take charge of our old rivals Wealdstone, so the team is somewhat in flux at the moment.

On Monday, the team then travels to Evesham to take on Gloucester City.

The last time we played the Tigers was back in 2013 when we played them in the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup, during their time at Whaddon Road, Cheltenham.

Unfortunately, we lost that one 3-1 and Dowse will not want a similar result.

A curious fact is that the two teams, Gloucester and Hungerford, have been drawn to face each other in the FA Cup on Saturday week.

For those not travelling, there will be the usual text commentary on...
by HRBFC at 6:01 PM
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DOWSE is convinced the special atmosphere the Beveree can generate was back on Tuesday night after a subdued start to the season.

The players and coaching staff left the field to ringing applause after a stirring comeback against Chelmsford and the manager noted: “This was more like it. The whole place had a buzz about it and the players noticed it, too.”

It has not been the easiest start to the campaign, with games against seven of the top nine teams and a much-changed squad as Dowse works towards fielding his best combination.

However, the Beavers have shown their battling qualities as they first dug in for a point with ten men against Dartford and then pinned back leaders Chelmsford after conceding an early goal.

Dowse said: “It’s the players who get all the attention, but what struck me about the evening was the incredible amount of work put in by our volunteers, to make sure it went so smoothly.

“It’s one of the great strengths of this club that we have so many people who...
by HRBFC at 12:43 PM
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IF you think you live a hectic lifestyle, have a look at Dowse’s itinerary for this weekend.

This Saturday afternoon, he will be in charge of the team at Hungerford before setting off directly for the North East, where he is doing the Great North Run on Sunday morning.

The GNR is Britain’s best-known event, after the London Marathon, and is run on a half-marathon course (13.1 miles) from Newcastle to South Shields. You will be able to watch it on TV.

There is a brief time for relaxation and recovery before he sets off on Monday for Evesham United FC, where the Beavers will be playing a league match that evening against Gloucester City.

Dowse was nursing an injury this week but is still determined to complete the Great North, to raise money for Redheugh Boys Club in Gateshead, where he began his footballing days.

Don’t be surprised if you see him nodding off on the bench at Evesham!

In the meanwhile, if you think his efforts deserve some reward you can go to...