Match Preview: Shaw Lane (H)

Hednesford Town return to action tomorrow afternoon after a frustrating period over the course of the last three weeks – having lost three home fixtures to the snow and frost that blanketed the Midlands.

 Saturday sees a first ever visit to Keys Park for Shaw Lane following their promotion last season. Currently sitting in second place they are looking strong once again despite having lost their manager to Boston United last month.

 The Pitmen will be going into the game looking to avenge the 3-1 loss we suffered up in Yorkshire back in August. 

 Manager Rob Smith said:

“Tomorrow we welcome Shaw Lane to Keys Park. They, as expected, are living up to their billing as one of the pre-season favourites to win the league, and we know how difficult a game it will be.

 “It was frustrating that we lost the last three games to the weather – as we were on a decent run, but we have been training as much as we can and hopefully will not be too rusty!

 “We believe there is still a hell of a lot to play for this season and I do believe that the spirit is improving week on week, and think this is there for all to see. I also believe that the players are learning quickly and taking on board everything we say to them – something we will hopefully see tomorrow.”

 The manager suffered a blow this week with Ben Bailey set for a spell on the side-lines with a fractured foot – something which was only found out after the Farsley Celtic fixture with an initial x-ray not showing the injury. Darren Campion will face a late fitness test to see if he will be involved while Jim Mutton continues to recover from a toe injury that has seen him miss the last three games.

 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

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