Heanor Town look to return to winning ways against Bridlington Town

Glen Clarence

Glen Clarence

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Heanor Town FC go into one of the longest away trips at his level of level of football against Bridlington as they look to get back to winning ways.

The Lions suffered a 2-1 defeat when Tadcaster visited The Town Ground in Heanor’s last match.

Since then Heanor have lost Nathan Benger from the squad,after he moved to Division One big spenders AFC Mansfield.

Adrian Hawes will return to the squad after his one match suspension against Tadcaster.

Bridlington Town are a much changed set up this season, with their policy of going with younger players giving them rewards.

The club have also become draw specialists with a total of eight coming so far this campaign.

They have suffered two heavy defeats coming at the hands of Albion Sports in the FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying, where Sports took a 3-1 half time lead into a final 5-2 win and also away to Handsworth Parramore as the Worksop-based side won 5-1.

On Bridlington’s coaching staff is Phil Dobson who played in goal against Heanor when Bridlington ran out 5-0 winners last season.

In a game where he found himself fairly redundant he did something that will live long in the memory of the Heanor supporters at the match.

After going up field to attack a corner, Matt Blake somehow ended up unconscious on the ground, Dobson rolled him into the recovery position and stayed with him until the referee stopped the game 30 seconds later.

Heanor squad: Deakin, Shaw, Marriott, Hawes, Henshaw, Strzyzewski, Rogers, Moran, Hall, Jones, Booth, Debrouwer, Grantham, Piliero, Ricketts, Wells.