Lions are looking ahead to Liversedge home game

Heanor Town will be looking to get back to winning ways as soon as possible after what has been a disappointing week on the pitch.

In midweek last week, they suffered a defeat at home to Brighouse Town, a result which took

the visitors to the top of the table despite the fact that they played two-thirds of the game with ten men after their goalkeeper was sent off.

Then, last Saturday, the long journey to Barton-on-Humber ended with the game being called off due to a waterlogged pitch, thus resulting in the journey having to be undertaken again in midweek.

The game has now been rearranged for Wednesday, April 10.

Jeremy Mitchell, who is the Lions’ latest capture, from Evo Stik side Stocksbridge Park Steels, marked his debut with a goal in the Brighouse game, and he is expected to provide the spark in front of goal which has been missing in the Lions , during the last nine matches of the season.

The Brighouse game also marked the first absence of the last ever-present player in the line-up this season. Nico De Girolamo’s absence ended a run of 86 consecutive appearances.

He had appeared in every one of the Lions 41 first team games this season prior to the Brighouse game.

Meanwhile, Heanor Town Reserves, who have recently strengthened their side with anumber of good local youngsters, suffered a 3-1 defeat at the Town Ground last Saturday at the hands of a Holbrook Sports side who took their chances.

With both the Heanor and Holbrook first team games called off because of the state of the respective pitches, the game drew a goodly crowd, but the young Lions could not match their promising play with the same sort of finishing.

Liversedge are the visitors to the Town Ground on Saturday (3pm) for a Northern Counties East League Premier Division game. Earlier in the season, the teams shared eight goals at Clayborn, and there will be few complaints if Saturday’s encounter reaches the same standards.

The Reserves will be away to Borrowash Victoria Reserves (3pm). And the Reserves have been thrown out of the Reserve League Cup for playing an illegible player. Heanor feel they have done nothing wrong but have accepted the decision.