Hednesford Town play their second of three home matches in the space of eight days this afternoon when they entertain Hertfordshire visitors Royston Town on Non-League day. Non-League day was founded in 2010 by James Doe and marks a date in the football calendar each season where fans of Premier League and Championship clubs are encouraged to attend their local Non-League football club.
Hednesford were good value for the three points from Tuesday night’s home victory over St Ives Town and with the signings of strikers Leroy Lita and Yoann Zohore, the Pitmen will be looking for some good form to finish the season on a high. Hednesford and today’s opponents Royston Town have similar recent form and both teams are locked on 44 points from 33 games in 8th and 9th place in the league table. It looks an extremely even game on paper and it should be a tough battle for both sides.
On Tuesday night Royston won the first leg of the Southern League Cup final 2-0 away at Taunton Town and will be playing the second leg in just three days time at their Garden Walk home. It was in mid-November when the two clubs met at Garden Walk and Royston ran out 2-0 winners in a match that saw the Pitmen finish the game with only nine players after the second half sendings off of Chay Tilt and Josh Endall. Royston have one of the highest goalscorers in the division with former QPR youngster Brandon Adams leading the way with 18 league goals. Attacking midfielder Isaac Galliford and striker Matthew Bateman have both scored eight league goals, while the versatile Adam Murray has scored six.
With just seven games remaining this season a victory for either team over the other will give the winners a boost in their quest to finish in the top eight in the league table and hopefully with an above average crowd on Non-League day there should be a good prospect of a terrific game here at Keys Park this afternoon.
Kick off 3pm, bars open from 1pm. Free beer (other drinks available) with every ticket purchased to celebrate Non League Day.