Despite Hednesford Town’s home game versus Blyth Spartans being called off on Saturday afternoon due to a frozen pitch, last weekend worked out well as North Ferriby surprisingly dropped three points at home with a 1-0 defeat against AFC Fylde to leave The Pitmen four points behind the leaders with three games in hand.
FC United of Manchester overcame Ilkeston 1-0 to make it eight league wins in a row since losing to Hednesford on December 12th 2012 and are comfortably in third place, albeit unable to catch Rob Smith’s team unless they drop points in the run-in.
The Keys Park outfit travel to fifth-placed Witton Albion this weekend ahead of a run which will see them play two games a week for the next two months as the season enters its hectic final chapter.
Despite the busy schedule The Pitmen are in with a great chance of winning their first Championship trophy since John Baldwin’s famous team secured the Beazer Homes Southern League Premier Division in 1994/95 and, although there will no doubt be many twists and turns, have their destiny in their own hands.
Former favourite Kyle Patterson, scorer of 14 goals in 22 matches during a successful spell in 2010/11, returned to the Club last week on loan from Nuneaton Town to give Rob Smith and his team further impetus in their attempts to reel in North Ferriby and hold off FC United’s late charge.
The Travel Club are running a coach to Witton on Saturday which leaves Keys Park at 11.45am and any supporters interested in booking a place for £14.50 Adults, £11.50 Concessions should contact Ken Leese on 07935 723290.