Hednesford Town return to action this weekend with a trip to Gainsborough Trinity, looking to take advantage of the majority of the sides not playing in the National League North.
With Saturday being earmarked as the First Round Proper of the FA Trophy and with sides from our league still being involved, the Pitmen know that a positive result at Gainsborough would help move them away from the bottom three.
Hednesford have suffered mixed results over the last two years when making the trip to Lincolnshire: in the 2013/14 campaign a 2-1 victory ensured that Rob Smith’s side kept up their momentum in the hunt for a play-off place.
Meanwhile last season it was a game which kicked off the start of a new campaign, with the Pitmen being defeated by a solitary goal in the first period. The only other time Hednesford have played Gainsborough at Northolme came in 2005 when a Lee Barrow penalty earnt a share of the spoils for the away side.
Manager Bernard McNally is set to have to make a late decision on midfielder Sean Williams who missed training in the week with a sore knee while Tom Thorley is also still unavailable but is hoping to return in the coming weeks following knee surgery in November.
The Hednesford ranks are bolstered though by the loan signing of Tom Peers from Chester for a second spell with the Pitmen.
The game kicks off at the usual Saturday time of 3.00pm and the Pitmen will be in their home kit.
£8 Concessions (65+/Students)
£4 Children U16