Heanor are ready for Brighouse test

Heanor Town’s busy Christmas and New Year schedule got off to a soggy start on Saturday when heavy rain laid waste to the scheduled matches in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and in many other leagues across the country.

Only Scarborough Athletic and Maltby Main managed to play on Saturday in Heanor’s league with Scarborough winning that encounter 4-0 in front of a crowd of 321.

This meant that the home game against Brighouse will have to be rescheduled for a later date and is now due to take place on Saturday, January 26, at the Town Ground.

It also meant Nathan Benger had to wait longer to record his 100th goal for the Lions.

As was mentioned in last week’s paper, he currently stands on 99 goals from 107 games for Heanor Town.

The Lions were due to be in action on Boxing Day, just after the Ripley and Heanor News went to press, with a tough trip planned to take on Staveley Welfare and would have been hoping that the wet weather had eased off enough to allow the game to take place, Boxing Day football being a fixture that is traditionally a particular favourite for football fans from all clubs.

This Saturday (29th) sees the Lions make the journey to take on Brighouse Town (3pm kick off) before returning to the Town Ground for a league game at home to Retford United on Saturday, January 5.

As for the reserves, they are due to be entertaining Holbrook Sports Reserves on Saturday, December 29, with the game at the Town Ground set to kick off at 3pm.