Hednesford Town’s home campaign in this Southern League Central season will be completed this afternoon with the visit of Staffordshire rivals Tamworth in a Bank Holiday Easter Monday bonanza.
The Pitmen’s record at Keys Park this season sees them 10th in home league table with seven wins, six draws and six defeats, whilst our visitors are 13th in the away league table with four wins, seven draws and eight defeats. Both teams have won ten points from the last six games to leave them level in the form table and two teams played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Tamworth just last month. Tamworth are actually unbeaten in their last 11 league games although seven of those have been draws. It leaves them 11th in the league table, two places below the Pitmen in 9th with a four point difference. Both teams come into the game having won on Saturday as the Pitmen won 2-0 at Biggleswade and Tamworth scored a late winner to clinch a 1-0 home victory over Redditch. Tamworth play St Ives at home on Saturday on the last day of the season although their previously abandoned home game against Biggleswade has still not been rearranged.
Tamworth have some excellent players in their squad with the likes of goalkeeper Jas Singh and midfielder Ryan Beswick having played at a higher level, whilst they also have three former Pitmen in their side with legendary centre half Ben Bailey and defender/midfielder James Hurst along with Jack Thomas, who impressed with us whilst on loan from Mansfield some years ago. They also have prolific striker Dan Creaney who has scored 16 league goals this season, including two in that aforementioned game against the Pitmen earlier in the season.
This is a great way to round off the season at Keys Park welcoming local rivals Tamworth on a Bank Holiday Monday afternoon so where else would you want it be?