Heanor Town dedicate FA Vase win to injured Scott Rogers

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Heanor Town have dedicated their FA Vase victory over Coleshill Town to injured midfielder Scott Rogers.

The former Mansfield Town midfielder suffered a double leg break following a late and badly timed challenge and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

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Speaking after the win manager Glen Clarence said: “He went off in an ambulance with a broken leg and the lads won the game for Scott Rogers today.

“I thought in the first half we were absolutely terrible, we changed the shape at half time and in my opinions it was a great win.”

The Lions showed real fighting spirit to come back from behind on a number of occasions before wrapping up the win through Courey Grantham in the 85th minute.

Scott Ward, general manager at the club, said the win had given the club a massive financial boost.

He said: “We are in the last 64 in the Vase and we’ve seen 177 through the gate today.

“Although we have to share some of that revenue due to the cup rules it is still a needed boost. It’s good to see that crowd here supporting Heanor.

“I feel sorry for Scott Rogers, he’s had to wait a while for his chance. He got that today and he’s left in an ambulance. We all want to wish Scott a speedy recovery.”

Heanor, who are one of only four NCEL Premier Division clubs in the third Round, will face a long trip to face Deeping Rangers of the United Counties League on Saturday 6th December.

The Town Ground saw improvements made in the last week with portacabin style building being installed to act as a new hospitality suite for visiting club officials and also a temporary club shop.

The expansion of the club in this way has been a direct reaction to the need for more space on a match day, with the volunteer team growing slowly and the need for Heanor Town Football Club merchandise for the supporters.