HEBBURN TOWN vs STOCKTON TOWN
Competition : Isuzu FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
Date: Friday 23rd September, 2022
Entry: £8 Adult, £5 Concession, £3 Under-16
Ground: The Green Energy Sports Ground, Hebburn, NE31 1UN
Live Updates: @stockton_townfc
Stockton Town travel to Tyneside to face Daniel Moore’s Hebburn Town in the second qualifying round of the Isuzu FA Trophy.
Hebburn knocked out Manchester based side Trafford in the previous round, whilst Stephen Thompson scored a dramatic late winner for the Anchors in the comeback 4-3 victory at Witton Albion.
Hebburn are coming into the game off the back of an impressive 5-3 victory over Tadcaster on Saturday. Braces from Oliver Martin and Amar Purewal, as well as a goal from Sean Reid was enough to give Hebburn all three points.
However, Stockton are also on a hot form winning seven from seven so far in the league, including a 2-1 win against Hebburn back in late August.
Stockton and Hebburn have met ten times in all competitions, with Anchors winning six of those meetings. Here are the results from the last five fixtures between the two clubs:
24 Aug 2022: Stockton Town 2-1 Hebburn Town- Northern Premier League East Division
14 Dec 2021: Hebburn Town 1-2 Stockton Town – Durham Challenge Cup
11 Dec 2021: Hebburn Town 1-4 Stockton Town – Northern Premier League East Division
18 Aug 2021: Stockton Town 2-1 Hebburn Town – Northern Premier League East Division
23 Nov 2019: Stockton Town 3-1 Hebburn Town – Northern League Division One
Stockton Town: W W W W W
Last Game: Stockton Town 1-0 Cleethorpes Town
Hebburn Town: W W D W W
Last Game: Hebburn Town 5-3 Tadcaster Albion
Hebburn currently occupy 2nd place in the Northern Premier League East, sitting four points behind the Anchors at the top.
Daniel Moore’s side knocked out Northern Premier League West side Trafford in the previous round, coming behind from a goal down to win 2-1 in Manchester.
Striker Amar Purewal is the man to watch for Hebburn, having already scored five goals this season for the Hornets, including a brace last time out against Tadcaster.
VIEW FROM THE OPPOSITION
Speaking after Hebburn’s 5-3 win over Tadcaster on Saturday, striker Amar Purewal said:
“I think they’re a really good team, they’ve got some good individuals, they’ve started well but we’re in good form as well so hopefully it’ll go better than the result down there last time”
Hebburn manager Daniel Moore followed on by saying:
“They’re a good side, both teams know a lot about each other, two good teams. It was a good game down their place and I’m expecting the same on Friday.”
Speaking after the Anchors 1-0 win over Cleethorpes on Saturday, manager Michael Dunwell spoke ahead of the game and said:
“Danny McWilliams will be back with the squad, Elliott [Beddow] and Louie Hall possibly.
“Hopefully we start better than how we did at Witton, it’s going to be a tough game, games at Hebburn are always tough. They’ve started the season really well, we know it’s going to be tough but we’ll go there full of confidence.
Dunwell added: “It’s a nice place to go, it’s a nice place to play, it’s a lovely surface, we’ll have a good go at it and hopefully get through to the next round and see who we get after that.”
Saturday’s man of the match Cameron Painter said:
“We’ve played them already this season and beat them so we’ll be looking to go into it and beat them again in the cup. We’ve just got to do as we’ve done all season.”