Comfortable away victory in FA Vase for impressive Lions

Heanor Town travelled the relatively short distance to Leicestershire on Saturday and beat Anstey Nomads 4-0 in the FA Vase.

Lee Stevenson had the first chance for Heanor, putting his powerful effort wide in the fourth minute.

It didn’t take long for the energetic play of the Lions to bring results. A long ball from Scott Rogers was flicked on by Kieran Debrouwer’s head to Courey Grantham, who rounded the goalkeeper to bag his sixth goal of the season in only the seventh minute.

Stef Frost’s header on 18th minutes doubled the lead after he got on the end of Debrouwer’s cross with the fourth goal of what is looking a good season for the winger.

In a swift move starting with a Heanor free-kick around the halfway line, the ball broke to Grantham, who threaded the ball to Stef Frost again.

He accepted the challenge of beating Witham again to make it 3-0, putting a shot hard and high into the net.

The half came to a close with Heanor’s goalkeeper Frost producing a fantastic double save. A strike from Anstey’s Henderson looked destined for the top corner until Frost palmed his effort away at full stretch. He then recovered quickly to tip the second effort over the bar for a corner.

When the teams returned for the second half, Alex Haughton had replaced Grantham who had taken a knock to his knee.

Heanor added their fourth when Kieran Debrouwer, who had one of his best games in a Heanor shirt, rounded off a fine move with an excellent finish.

Heanor’s reward for this comfortable victory is a tie against Aylestone Park in the next round.