The Pitmen will be looking to build on the success of last weekend’s thrashing of Frickley Athletic when they host Ashton United at Keys Park on Saturday afternoon.
Both sides go into the game knowing that a full three point haul will move them to within a single point of early leaders Blyth Spartans – with the majority of the league not in action due to the FA Cup.
Liam McDonald’s side will be well aware of the threat that Ashton can cause though, having been beaten by a goal in each half just a month ago, albeit that the Pitmen were forced to play the whole of the second period with just ten men.
Since that game the Robins have seen their management team move onto Stalybridge Celtic – but McDonald knows that his side will be in for another test regardless of that.
“Since we last played our opponents just a few weeks ago, although they have seen a change of management team, their results have continued to be strong and it will be another tough game for us.
“The last game against Ashton turned out to be somewhat of a farce on the day if I’m honest. That was then though and we have since moved forward, I just hope that the officials don’t play their part in the result on Saturday afternoon.”
On the injury front Simeon Maye is still feeling the effects of a shoulder injury picked up last weekend but is expected to play, while Tristian Dunkley will miss the fixture as he is given the chance to fully recover from a hamstring injury picked up in the opening week of the season.
The game kicks off at the usual time of 3pm with Strikers Bar being open before and after the fixture.
£12 Adult Main Stand
£11 Adult Terrace
£8 Concession Main Stand
£7 Concession Terrace
£12 Family Ticket – One Adult and One Child