Match preview: Heanor Town aim to keep pull back Tadcaster Albion to keep promotion hopes alive

Glen Clarence
Glen Clarence

Heanor Town FC travel to top of the table Tadcaster Albion on Saturday aiming to earn three points to aid The Lions’ own hope of being in the only NCEL promotion place available.

The Heanor squad will include Ian Deakin and Gary Ricketts, both who were suspended last weekend as they watched the impressive win over Maltby Main from the stand.

The reverse fixture in October saw Kieran Wells stretchered off with an ankle injury shortly before Tadcaster’s goalkeeper Peter Lawrie had to receive hospital treatment after a collision with Gary Ricketts.

Kieran Debrouwer had given Heanor the lead before goals from Callum Ward and Carl Stewart gave Tadcaster the full three points.

With The Lions still in good form and Tadcaster’s last result being a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Cleethorpes Town FC, no side can be classed as favourites in what will undoubtedly be a great game.

Tadcaster have currently scored 25 more goals that Heanor this season, with 10-0 being their score against Armthorpe, 7-0 at Liversedge and 6-0 against Maltby Main.

But Heanor have the best defence and the most number of clean sheets so far this campaign.

With a large number of fans expected to travel to Tadcaster all at Heanor Town FC are hoping the bring back the points to start the Christmas season in style.

General Ground Directions:

From A64 follow Tadcaster signs (A659) either from the west or east. From the west, on reaching John Smiths Brewery turn right down Centre Lane or New Street. From the east, go over the river bridge, turn left after pedestrian lights and down New Street.

Public Transport:

Station: York 9¾m. Yorkshire Coastliner buses 840/843/845 from York (Station) to Tadcaster (Bus Station); half hourly, takes 25 mins. Then from Bridge Street turn south into New Street, left into Ings Lane, and ground is at end (¼m).

Public transport directions courtesy of Andy Edwards. Click here to go to his website.

Admission Price: £5, £3

Capacity: 1500, Cover: 400, Seats: 150

Clubhouse: Yes, refurbished in 2013.

Club Shop: Yes.