Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

Walton and Hersham FC on the brink of back-to-back promotions

Posted on 9 April 2022 by Felipe Lima

Walton and Hersham Football Club are on the brink of achieving back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club’s history.

Since the club was acquired by the young consortium of 7 school friends back in 2019, the fortunes have changed and the mood has improved.

The Swans currently sit at the top of the table, two points ahead of second place Beckenham Town in the Combined Counties Premier South Division.

With three games left of this 2021/22 season, they host Raynes Park Vale this afternoon at the Excel Hub for a 3pm kick off.

Today’s visiting team, have had a successful season and are aiming to crash the party. They sit in third place and are fighting to be in with a promotion shout themselves.

However, with two games in hand, in order to close the gap, they must take the game to Walton, making this an occasion not to be missed.

This is the most significant game for Walton and Hersham in 15 years and for their loyal fanbase.

The hope to bring the club back up the leagues will be enough to guarantee a packed-out stadium and a great atmosphere.

Back in January when The Swans beat Sheerwater 2-0, the Sports Gazette spoke to owners Thomas Bradbury and Sartej Tucker about the progress and journey the club has been on.

That night’s recent signing and Man of the Match recipient, Ollie Twum shared how quickly he adapted to the new surroundings and how much he was enjoying his playing time.

Manager Scott Harris spoke about his expectations for the second half of the season and the relationship with the owners.

The best of luck to the players, management staff, the owners, the fans and the club in today’s match.

Find the video report below and use the links for further information on today’s game on the club’s website.

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