FC Heanor’s double-winning form of last season has resulted in them being up two divisions in the Derby Taverners Sunday Football League.
They have gone from the Intermediate League 2 to Senior League 1, missing out Intermediate 1 all together, due to the fact that they were very successful winning the league and cup double last season.
This is therefore making the dream of reaching the Derby Taverners Premier League a realistic achievement for manager Nick Milne and his men.
Club secretary Nathan Poyser said: “This is great news for us. However we will need to work even harder this season,” while fitness coach Gavin Elliott stated: “The lads love a challenge and with Nick Milne in charge anything is possible with these talented set of lads”.
FC Heanor are currently training twice a week preparing for the coming season. For more information, ring the club on 07789 528640.
Meanwhile, on Sunday FC Heanor went into their first Kilburn Cup game not knowing what to expect as Marlpool play in a different league structure.
However after a scare just after half-time, going 1-0 down, they found their form of last year. Veteran Spencer Graham shot from the left hand corner of the box to bring it level. Then, after waves of attacks, James Poyser smashed in Heanor’s second from the right.
With some great midfield play from Nathan Poyser and new boy Alex Prior, another trialist Dexter Cole produced a bit of magic to impress the manager, slotting home from around six yards. Only a week into pre-season training, manager Nick Milne was happy with what he saw.
Kyle Houseman pulled off two wonder saves in the game to ensure a comfortable victory. Man of the Match was Rhys Stokes, who stopped everything coming down the left, while bombing forward when needed.