Hednesford Town bring their league campaign to a close tomorrow afternoon with a trip to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League champions Altrincham.
The Pitmen head into the fixture looking to end their mixed league campaign on a high note against an Altrincham side that were convincing winners at Keys Park earlier in the season.
After just one season back at this level, Alty have made a swift return to the National League set-up after claiming the league title last weekend. Tomorrow will see them handed the trophy and as such, a larger than average crowd is expected.
Manager Rob Smith was looking for his side to continue where they left off against Nuneaton Town on Thursday evening.
“It was great to be able to get through into another cup final on Thursday but we know that this game against Altrincham will be very difficult as after winning the league they will want to make sure they end the season on a high in front of their own supporters.
“Looking back at that Nuneaton game I just wanted to clarify the fact that we had no academy players signed up for this competition so we had what we had last night. James Lawrie picked up an injury during the game and we only had Jose Veiga left on bench who was fit.
“To show professionalism I told Nuneaton manager Gary Charles we had an injury and asked him if he would object if I put Wreny up top or else we would be playing with ten men. He had no issue with it. It was not a joke or bad sportsmanship, it was necessary, hence the ice on Jim Lawrie’s leg at the end of the game.”
Smith will be without the services of Darren Campion, with Sam Oji, James Lawrie and James Fitzgibbon all expected to be fit after picking up knocks recently.
The game kicks off at the time of 3pm and we thank those who are planning on making the trip to support the Pitmen – with there still being spaces available on the Travel Club coach, phone Ken Leese (07935723290) to book a seat.
Full-Time Students & Concessionaries £7
Aged 12 to 16 inclusive £4
Under 12s £1