A four-midable display helps the Lions to victory

Heanor Town players congratulate Kieran Debrouwer on his four goals at Retford''Photo by Paul Morley
Heanor Town players congratulate Kieran Debrouwer on his four goals at Retford''Photo by Paul Morley
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Heanor Town extended their fine run of league form to six games on Saturday, beating hosts Retford United 4-0.

All four goals for the Lions were scored by Kieran Debrouwer, has now taken his haul for the season so far past the 40-goal mark, a hugely impressive achievement.

Debrouwer started the scoring in the 28th minute when he chipped home goalkeeper Jody Barford.

The goal set the tone for the rest of the game with the Lions in control and creating chance after chance, particularly as the second half progressed.

Debrouwer headed in the second of the afternoon with 20 minutes of the game remaining and then completed his ninth hat-trick of the season in the 78th minute.

He then went one better with eight minutes of the one-sided encounter remaining, scoring his and Heanor’s fourth goal of the afternoon.

n With Heanor Town going into last night’s (Wednesday) game at Brighouse hoping to continue their unbeaten sequence in the league, Bridlington Town arrive at the Town Ground on Saturday having had a nine-game unbeaten run of their own ended at bottom club Nostell Miners’ Welfare on Tuesday, writes Gordon Gillott.

The Seasiders are in the middle of a hectic schedule of 21 games in 66 days and are still in two cup competitions, which could add to the congestion.

Bridlington manager Gary Allanson, who is having to rotate his squad in order to keep his players fairly fit and fresh and has been boosted by the addition of Adam Crane from Barton Town, said: “We had a difficult game on Tuesday away at Nostell who are fighting for their lives, we then play the other teams in the top nine, some twice, so we have an unbelievable run in to the end of the season, plus a semi final and the League Cup to fit in.

“Heanor will be much better than when we caught them on an off-day at Queensgate at the end of October and they will want to avenge the 5-0 defeat we inflicted on them.”