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Drawing on Experience

On Saturday, Yellows welcome Hendon to the Ian Moorcroft Stadium at Ladysmead. Once managed by former England Under-21 manager Peter Taylor, their link to professional football in the hotseat is also true of current manager Lee Allinson, son of former Arsenal striker Ian

Ian Allinson was also a successful manager at the likes of Boreham Wood and St Albans and, last November, joined his son at Hendon, as General Manager. His remit includes leading the club's commercial efforts to bring in new sponsorship deals and engage with the local community.

Lee is into his fifth season at the helm and has steered his team into 12th place in the league this season, earning themselves a reputation as draw specialists - in eight games played, they have been the equal of their opponents on six occasions .

Their only win came on the opening day of the season, a 3-1 home success against Sholing, and their only loss was 3-0 away against our Devon rivals Plymouth Parkway, where they had two men sent off, including goalkeeper Matthew Kerby.

A commendable draw when entertaining high flying Bracknell last time out, and a disappointing one at Poole, where they conceded a late equaliser, hint at a side very capable at this level.

Yellows are back in action after a ten-day break following defeat at Salisbury and this gap in the fixtures will hopefully mean some players getting closer to full fitness after injury lay-offs and other longer-term absentees not being far away from returning.

Martyn Rogers and his team are determined to halt a downturn in results and know that a win on Saturday will take them above our visitors with another home game against Swindon Supermarine to come the following Saturday, so it is a good time to get right behind the boys.

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