Hammers head to Wiltshire in search of their first win of the season having bounced back from two defeats with a 1-1 draw against hot title-favourites Winchester City at the weekend.
A slow start was not in the script for Kemp’s men after finishing last season with a flourish but having been buoyed by United’s latest result, the County Ground boss has high hopes.
Kemp told the Daily Echo: “Not many people gave us a chance against Winchester but our performance was much better.
“With the players we have, I would expect us to get something from Bemerton. We should do as long as we play to our capabilities.”
Summer signing Chris Dillon remains sidelined for Hammers.
Hammers: Ackerman, Yelland, Penny, Legg, Donachy, Blackburn, Allen, Hubbard, Warren, Penny, Cole, Martin, Price, Osborne, Hester, Haysom.
- Bournemouth Poppies finally return to Victoria Park after three road trips. Ken Vaughan’s men host Lymington Town tomorrow (7.45pm).
Poppies: (from) Vaughan, Martinez, Bolger- Wood, Nhemachena, Doe, Pearce, Saadi, Cooper, Hales, Bassiriki, Pekun, Fairbrother, Khider, Arthur, Sullivan, Makhloufi, Teixceira.
Lymo: (from) Williamson, Lloyd, Marden, Ritchie, Ansell, Strickland, Kenna, Stacey, Davis, Odam, Sullivan, Mead, Man, Rogers, Tate, Baxter.