Hednesford Town boss, Rob Smith, has spoken of his ‘relief’ that his Pitmen side, without a win in four league games before Saturday’s meeting with Whitby, picked up maximum points at The Turnbull Ground to cement their play off aspirations ahead of next Saturday’s crunch clash with Northwich Victoria.
Jamey Osborne, drafted in to cover for Kyle Haynes after the right-back pulled a calf muscle in the mid-week friendly against Sutton Coldfield, scored the opening goal with a classy strike to put his team on sixty-one points, level with Chorley and Northwich, but Smith stressed no-one in the squad was getting carried away.
‘The dressing room wasn’t getting carried away that’s for sure. I think it was more a relief than anything. Away from home you expect to come under pressure at times and we discussed this before the game. Overall we coped well with what Whitby threw at us and scored two quality goals.’
On a positive afternoon in North Yorkshire Mark Beesley, a much heralded signing from Burscough and scorer of thirteen league goals before his move to Keys Park, finally broke his Hednesford duck after six games with the decisive second goal and central defender Jermaine Johnson looked impressive alongside Cheyenne Dunkley at the back.
”JJ’ is getting better with each game and there is a good partnership building with him and Cheyenne. It was also great to see ‘Bees’ score, he has deserved that for his overall work and performances in the past few weeks.’
The Pitmen now prepare in training this week for their biggest game of the season so far as fellow play-off contenders Northwich travel to Keys Park next Saturday 10th March, KO 3pm, in a game Smith has stressed his squad are thoroughly looking forward to.
The Hednesford Town Supporters Association are holding their monthly meeting on Thursday night at Keys Park, 7.30pm start and, as always, all members and non-members are encouraged to attend and have their say on how the Club is run.