Despite losing Loanee Goalkeeper Lewis Ward to Hungerford Town on Friday, Manager Steve Watt moved to replace the Reading keeper with Ebbsfleet United Goalkeeper Jonathan Miles joining on loan until the end of the season.
Watt will also be able to call on new signing Jack Evans who joined on Friday after leaving National League side Maidstone United. One player that won’t feature is Hakeem Adelakun who departed the club on Friday morning.
Hemel Hempstead head into this fixture on the back of a 6-0 hammering at Bath City last weekend. A red card for Mendy after 18 minutes certainly didn’t help the Tudors cause as they slipped further behind in the play-off race falling eleven points off fifth placed Poole Town.
When these two sides met at Hartsdown Park in October it was the Blues who took the three points as Elliott Buchanan slammed home a last minute winner to move the Blues onto 16 points, where they remained until their 0-0 draw at Concord Rangers on the 4th March 2017.
With nine games to go both teams will be searching for the three points for very different reasons although the Blues will know it will mean they could potentially close the gap to safety to seven points.
Kick off at Vauxhall Road is 3pm but as always if you can’t be there then you can keep up to date on the clubs official Twitter feed @margate_fc with team news from 2pm.