Match Preview: Whitby Town (A)

Hednesford Town bring their season to a close on Saturday with one of the longest away journeys of the campaign.

This weekend sees the Pitmen making the trip to North Yorkshire to take on Whitby Town – a team that until the last week had been in the running for a place in the top five and with it a play-off place.

You have to go back to August 2016 for the last meeting between the two sides when an injury time goal from the visitors denied us all three points at Keys Park as we had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw.

Our last trip to the Turnbull Ground came way back in November 2012 when we triumphed 2-0 on that occasion. That was the season which also saw us actually win a game on the last day of the regular campaign, something we have failed to do in the last three years.

Manager Gary Birch was looking for a much needed win in the last game of the season.  He said:

“We go to Whitby knowing that we haven’t got the kind of results that we were after in recent weeks and we have very much fallen short of the targets that we had set ourselves.

“It is important that we put in a good performance on Saturday though as we come up against a side that will also be aiming to finish as high as possible. I’d like to thank in advance all our supporters who are making the trip on Saturday.”

On the injury front, the manager will be without David McDermott (calf) and Tony Clarke (knock) while Stuart McNaught, Joe Ballinger and Tom Thorley will all face late fitness tests to see if they can be involved on Saturday. Remeao Hutton has also recently been suffering from an injury which has kept him out of the last four games.

 Ground Address:
The Turnbull Ground
Upgang Lane
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO21 3HZ

 Parking spaces are severely limited at the Turnbull Ground and supporters are encouraged to park at Whitby Leisure Centre, just off Crescent Avenue, postcode: YO21 3HT. Street parking is available in the surrounding streets, though this too is limited.

 Admission Prices:
£10 Adults
£6 Concessions
£3 Children 16-18
Free – Under 16’s accompanied by an adult

 

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