All thoughts on the league campaign are put to one side this weekend as the Pitmen take on Alfreton Town in the Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round at Keys Park.
Bernard McNally’s side will be looking to emulate their counterparts of two years ago when Hednesford made it through to the First Round Proper. The manager himself was, of course, part of the team that had that famous run to the Fourth Round Proper in 1997 before narrowly losing 3-2 to Premier League side Middlesbrough.
Following his first victory in the league last week since returning as manager, McNally is hoping to make it three wins on the bounce and five games unbeaten. He said:
“This is a big game for us with it being the FA Cup, and we know what Alfreton Town have to offer having faced them quite recently.
“They are a strong and physical side and we know we will be in for a battle. We will give it our best shot though and if we remain positive then we will be looking for a similar result to last Saturday.”
The Pitmen are set to be without striker Marvin Robinson who suffered a calf muscle injury last week but apart from Adam Thomas who continues to make his comeback, the manager will have a fully fit squad to choose from.
With the game falling on Non-League Day, we look forward to welcoming some new faces to Keys Park on Saturday for the game that kicks off at the usual time of 3pm.
Adults Seating £13
Concessions Seating £8
Adults Terrace £12
Concessions Terrace £7
Should this match end in a draw, the replay will take place at the Impact Arena on Tuesday October 13th with a 7.45pm kick-off.
If the result remains a draw after 90 minutes, extra time and then penalties would decide the final outcome.