Match Preview: Ashton United (H)

Tomorrow afternoon sees the start of a brand new era for Hednesford Town as Neil Tooth takes charge of his first league match with the Pitmen, starting the 2017/18 campaign with a home game against Ashton United.

After being appointed in May, the manager and his backroom team have worked hard to bring together a squad of players that have gelled over the course of pre-season and are now ready to go into a new league campaign.

Our visitors tomorrow proved somewhat of a thorn in the Pitmen’s side last season with us having suffered a 2-0 defeat away from home before being held to a draw at Keys Park, all in the opening month of the season.

Tooth is very much looking forward to the start of the new campaign:

“Since taking over in May my team and I have been working tirelessly to build a squad capable of bringing what we hope will be a successful period to the club. We hope we have put together a squad that everyone who supports the club and everyone involved with the club will get behind and be proud of.

“Pre-season seems as though it went on for a lot longer than normal and overall I’ve been really happy with how it’s gone when you consider that the squad has really been built from scratch.

“Tomorrow’s opponents, Ashton, are a very good side and they have added some very good players to their squad during the close season. The league is as tough as ever this season and there are no easy games. Our opening matches are all tough but momentum plays a big part for any team that is successful and if we can get off to a good start at home, then we can carry that into the two tough away matches that follow.”

The manager will have the tough job of choosing a squad of players to face Ashton, with all having impressed over the course of the summer. One player who won’t be in contention tomorrow is George Cater with the striker having joined Chasetown on loan/dual-registration in order to get some game time after suffering a spell on the side-lines during pre-season.

The game kicks off at the usual time of 3pm and Strikers Bar will be open to all supporters both before and after the match.

Admission Prices:
£12 Adult Main Stand
£11 Adult Terrace
£8 Concession Main Stand
£7 Concession Terrace
£12 Family Ticket – One Adult and One Child

Ashton United

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