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Antigua’s Under-23 Striker Scores on Debut

CONCORD’S new loan striker Kiernan Hughes-Mason says he’s looking forward to locking horns with Dorchester Town again on Saturday.

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The 22-year-old has now had two outings for Concord, the first in a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Gosport and the second on Tuesday, when he scored to help secure a valuable point against high-flying Eastbourne.

The striker played against the Magpies twice last year for parent club Welling as they went on to win the Conference South title, and he says his new teammates at the Beachboys need to be ready for a tough game.

He said: “I played against Dorchester last year and from what I remember they were quite a physical side, with big players.

“I would imagine it will be a similar game to Gosport, but they will probably have a bit more quality and it will be on a wider pitch.

“But given how we played on Tuesday I don’t see why we can’t go there and get all three points against a team who are bottom of the league.”

The Concord team bus will set off at 8am on Saturday to make the long trip to Dorset to face a Dorchester side who start the weekend at the foot of the table.

But there will be no complacency from Danny Cowley’s side against Phil Simkin’s Magpies outfit, who have drawn with Eastbourne and beat Tonbridge in their last two home games.

Dan Munday came off the bench and netted a late winner for Dorchester as they picked up three crucial points against fellow strugglers Tonbridge on Tuesday.

Concord’s Nicky Cowley is unavailable because of a knee problem, but fellow central midfielder James White will come back into contention.

Utility man Jack Lampe also has a knee problem and is rated as doubtful.

Gary Ogilvie’s sending off for two yellow cards against Eastbourne means the winger will be suspended for the Boxing Day trip to Boreham Wood.

Watch Hughes-Mason’s In the Yellow and Blue Jersey.