Hednesford Town prepare to make the long journey to North Yorkshire for their first away game of the year as we travel to Scarborough Athletic on Saturday.
The weather couldn’t be much different to when we first crossed paths this season with Scarborough running out 1-0 winners at Keys Park in the first game of this campaign on a hot August afternoon.
Our hosts on Saturday currently sit in fifth place in the league table, having won five, drawn three and lost four of their 12 home matches at the Flamingo Land Stadium so far this season– a place that we shall be visiting for the first time.
Manager Nicky Eaden goes into this game looking to build on a battling display against Farsley Celtic on New Year’s Day.
“I thought we did okay against what is a decent outfit. Although they were strong and physical, they tried to play football and following a tactical change at halftime we were somewhat camped in their half – albeit without forcing too many clear cut chances. We put them under pressure though, which was pleasing, and they realised they’d been in a game.
“Tomorrow I’m just looking for the team to work hard once again. We know that shall have to get it down and play football, especially with it being a 3G pitch, but I’m going there looking to win the game.”
The manager is set to be without left back Nathan Fox and midfielders Josh Craddock and Jed Davies due to injury. He will have the services of Alex-Ray Harvey though who trained for the first time with his new side on Thursday evening.
The game kicks-off at the usual time of 3pm and we’d like to thank those supporters who are making the long trip up to Scarborough.
Flamingo Land Stadium
Scarborough Sports Village
5 Ashburn Road
Children under 11 free with a paying adult