Match Preview: AFC Telford United (A)

After a Boxing Day victory over AFC Telford United, the Pitmen look to secure their first league double this season when they head to the New Bucks Head on Saturday.

Having secured four points from their last two games, Hednesford Town supporters will be hoping the improvement in results continues at a ground that has seen mixed fortunes for the Pitmen.

Since being rebuilt in the early 2000’s we have picked up just one victory in four games played, this being a memorable FA Cup triumph in September 2013. Our last match at the New Bucks Head came almost two years ago to the day when on the opening day of 2014 the Pitmen lost 5-3.

After tasting victory against the same opponents last weekend, manager Frank Sinclair is hoping for similar again tomorrow:

“The minimum I ask of the players is 100%. If we don’t play well and get something out of it then I will take it.

“I certainly won’t be allowing them to rest on their laurels though and we didn’t do that on Monday after Saturday. The lads put in a shift; they will have to rest well and do the same again on Saturday which is another massive game.

“We will go into it just like we did the first game, obviously we know more about them and they know more about us after the game last week.

“I’m sure they will be up for it after losing at Keys Park, this time being on their home patch for another massive derby again. We won’t expect it to be easy and we will have to play well and be very determined to get something out of the game.”

After playing the last 25 minutes on Monday, Tom Thorley is expected to continue his comeback to full fitness while on loan striker Tom Peers will face a late fitness test after suffering a groin strain on Christmas Eve which has kept him out of the last two matches.

New signing Shelton Payne will also be available for selection.

The Pitmen will be wearing their away strip for the game at the New Bucks Head.

Ground Address
New Bucks Head Stadium
Watling Street
Wellington
Telford
TF1 2TU

Segregation
The accommodation for standing visiting supporters is in the Frank Nagington Stand, with access via turnstiles I and J. A limited number of seats will be made available for visitors in the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand. Spectators should again enter via gates I/J and then approach a steward to arrange a transfer to the seating area. Seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to elderly people, those with limited mobility and to families with young children.

Admission Prices
Adult £14
Concession £12
Youth (16-19) £6
Under 16 £3

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