Match Preview: Stafford Rangers (H)

After recording back-to-back victories on the road, Hednesford Town return home for their first game of 2018 with Stafford Rangers visiting us on New Year’s Day.

We go into the fixture looking to record a league double over Rangers for the first time in six years following our 1-0 triumph at Marston Road back in August.

The last fixture here at Keys Park against Stafford saw the away side claiming all three points with a 2-0 victory last April as the Pitmen’s season ended with in a whimper.

Manager Rob Smith was expecting another tight game against our local rivals saying:

“Tomorrow we welcome old foes Stafford Rangers to Keys Park – including a management team that we have known for some time.

“The last seven days or so have been eventful to say the least. Our last home game here saw us lose against Shaw Lane in somewhat controversial circumstances, but to be applauded off the field by our supporters after a defeat said it all on the day, and I cannot tell you how much that meant to me and all the staff and players.

“Since then we have recorded victories on the road against Rushall Olympic and Lancaster City before returning home for this fixture – which is always a special game and keenly contested.”

Smith will again be without Ben Bailey due to a foot injury while Darren Campion will hope to be involved. Danny Glover is now available for selection after serving a one match suspension while Louis Harris misses out for a further two games.

The game kicks off at 3pm and we look forward to welcoming you to Keys Park for what should be a pulsating New Year’s Day fixture.

NOTE: Tomorrow’s game will be segregated with Stafford fans being housed in the Hednesford End of the ground, they are advised to enter the ground through turnstiles 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B where access can also be gained to Strikers Bar.

Hednesford fans meanwhile will access to the rest of Keys Park with Pitmen supporters being asked to use the Chase Suite. 

Admission Prices:
£12 Adults
£8 Concessions
£13 Family Ticket – One Adult and One Child

 

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