Heanor Town management keeping feet firmly on the ground after return to form

Heanor Town goalkeeper Ian Deakin. ''Pic by Dan Westwell
Heanor Town goalkeeper Ian Deakin. ''Pic by Dan Westwell

Heanor Town boss Glen Clarence is keeping his feet on the ground following their recent return to form.

The Lions have picked up 10 points from their last four games following an enforced mid-winter break and a dip in form.

Worksop Town v Heanor Town'Northern Counties East League'Saturday 28th February 2015''Both dugouts watch the game.''Pic by Dan Westwell

Worksop Town v Heanor Town'Northern Counties East League'Saturday 28th February 2015''Both dugouts watch the game.''Pic by Dan Westwell

Heanor thumped Cleethorpes at home 6-0 last weekend, before picking up an impressive point at high-flying Worksop Town on Saturday.

Said Clarence: “People are starting to realise that we are a collective unit, we can score goals as we showed last week. Saturday wasn’t the prettiest game in the world, but it’s another point on the board.”

“We won’t get carried away, we had a squad that we believed could win the league. It was a conscious decision to let players go and I won’t predict where we will finish, that would be foolish.

“We have three games in hand on the pack above and I can guarantee we will finish above where we are now.

“We did well last week, but at the end of the day Cleethorpes were poor, we will not get carried away with a 6-0 win. We had to show fantastic discipline and how organised we are against Worksop.”

Coach Steve Huntington also said it was vital that the squad did not carried away as they continue to progress in the right direction.

“People will talk about the last month, that’s a fair comment, but we shouldn’t be over enthused by getting a win against Cleethorpes Town and by getting a draw at Worksop Town,~” he said.

“These are the results that we expect, it’s what we wanted to do from day one when we came into the club.

“It is possible that something has clicked, making our performances better overall, but we quite simply are disappointed as we didn’t won at Worksop.”

“We’ve got two games against Shaw Lane Aquaforce, Handsworth Parramore and Barton Town to come then we’ve got five out of the bottom eight.

“We are expected to take a lot of points from that, I agree with Glen when he’s said we are in a false position in this league.”