Match Preview: North Ferriby United (H)

For the second weekend running the Pitmen host a side chasing promotion, this time in the form of North Ferriby United.

Over the years we have had a number of battles with the Villagers, with Ferriby nearly always gaining the upper-hand on their trips to Keys Park, gaining five victories from their seven visits here.

Last season saw them gain a 3-1 victory, despite a Ben Bailey goal having put us into the lead early in the first half. Meanwhile earlier on in this campaign a late goal from striker Tom Denton denied us all three points after Kennedy Digie had scored his first goal for Hednesford just after half-time.

After suffering disappointment last time on our own patch, and also the loss of a game in midweek to the weather, manager Frank Sinclair is looking forward at attempting to get back to winning ways.

Ahead of the game the manager said: “North Ferriby United are doing very well in the league and we know that they have a big man up top and they will be aiming to play their strengths.

“It doesn’t alter the fact who you are playing against that you go into matches trying to get three points out of it, something we will be looking to do.”

On new signing Jack Truelove, Sinclair added: “Since we last played we have brought in Jack and he was due to have his debut against Telford. He is a fantastic full-back and I have worked with him at Colwyn Bay and also brought him in at Brackley Town earlier in the season.

“He has recently spent time at Curzon Ashton playing in this league and I know they were disappointed to lose him as he had been playing well.”

Apart from Andy Todd, who is recovering after breaking his arm in training last week, and Phil Trainer, who serves the second of a four game ban, Sinclair has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Having worked on the pitch and witnessed how the snow and frost from Thursday evening cleared today, the ground staff are confident of the game going ahead as planned – with covers also having been placed on the Heath Hayes End of the ground.

With temperatures set to drop overnight though supporters of both sides are asked to keep a close eye on news outlets about any potential developments on the morning of the game.

As long as the weather doesn’t get in the way then the match will kick off at the usual Saturday time of 3.00pm.

Admission Prices: £12 Adult Terracing, £7 Concession Terracing, £13 Adult Main Stand, £8 Concession Main Stand £13, Adult/1 Child Terrace Ticket £13, Adult/2 Children Terrace Ticket £24.

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