56th goal of the season for Lions’ Debrouwer

Heanor Town rounded off their home league games in fine style on Saturday with a 2-0 win against Parkgate.

In front of a crowd of 138, the Lions saw the three points earned from their victory push them into the top six of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Their final league game of the season is on Saturday, when they travel to play at Barton Town Old Boys.

It was a mixed day for goal machine Kieran Debrouwer, who hit the net for the 56th time in what has been a phenomenal season for him, but then later had to go off with a knee injury five minutes before the end of the first half.

The Lions got their noses in front on nine minutes through Debrouwer’s strike but there were few other chances of note in the rest of the first half.

Parkgate went close just after the break to levelling the scores but the chance went begging.

On 53 minutes, Heanor got their decisive second goal when Jared Holmes was in the right place at the right time

He tapped home a rebound after Luke Crosby had hit the bar. There could have been a third goal ten minutes for the Lions when Nick Hall hit the bar but Wayne Cooke was adjudged as being in an offside position when he slotted home the rebound.

The result means Parkgate have now been defeated three times this season, 5-1 and 2-0 in the league and 8-0 in the cup.