by HRBFC at 7:23 AM
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Tuesday's narrow 1-0 defeat at Hemel Hempstead, despite the Beavers creating plenty of chances, left the team knowing they will have to be more clinical in front of goal at Cressing Road tomorrow.

The Beavers have only scored three goals in four games, two of those from set pieces, and giving the records of teams around them, Dowse knows the team needs goals if they want to be successful this year.

It's been a long while since we last played Braintree, back in 2011, and we've never had a great deal of success against them, just 6 victories in 21 matches.

The Essex club went down 5-3 to East Thurrock Utd on a Tuesday despite the Rocks keeper having to go off due to injury and an outfield player in goal. No doubt that will rankle with the Iron, who would have expected a better result in the circumstances.

Admission at Cressing Road for the 3pm kickoff will be £14 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for under 18 and for those not able to go all that way, there will be the usual...
by HRBFC at 8:57 AM
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The Beavers go into tonight's match at Hemel Hempstead still unbeaten in the National League South and will be hoping to stretch that to 4 games.

Saturday's match against Eastbourne Borough could have been a comfortable win for the Beavers with the Sports playing a lot of the game with reduced numbers; two disallowed goals and Brendan's unfortunate penalty (and he'll be the first to admit he should have scored) left the team looking at just a point.

Hemel have made a good start to the season with two wins in their first 3 games, beating Whitehawk and Hungerford Town, and will be looking forward to tonight's challenge against the Beavers.

Charlie Wassmer will be back in contention for a place in the lineup and Dowse will be looking for a decisive performance at Vauxhall Road from every part of the team.

It's a 7-45pm kick off tonight, and the usual updates will be hopefully be available via the club's twitter feed, @HRBFC, from about 7-30.

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by HRBFC at 8:14 AM
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IAN DYER, a familiar figure to supporters as one of Alan Dowson’s right-hand men, is the club’s new Academy Manager.

The role will be in addition to his duties as assistant manager of the first team and will mean that he and Dowse are now both working full-time for the club.

Ian holds a UEFA A Licence coaching badge, the highest available, and an FA Youth Licence.

He has been a professional academy coach at Barnet, Fulham and Portsmouth, working with many youngsters who are now full-time players. He was head of coaching at Coerver Coaching UK and spent four years working with elite-level teams in the US.

Though the new academic year starts next month, there is still time for boys undecided what to do in their final two years at school to have a trial for the Beavers Academy.

Ian said: “I am excited to take on this new role and I’m looking forward to the challenge of building a successful academy programme. I see this as a great opportunity to create a clear pathway for our...