Benger at the double as Lions top the table


Heanor Town FC are sitting pretty on top of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division after their fifth win from five league games so far this season.

Their latest NCEL victory was achieved on Saturday at Liversedge when the 100 per cent record was extended thanks to a 3-0 win.

This now means the Lions are two points clear of second-placed Handsworth.

Nathan Benger was the star man in the first half.

He was quick of the mark to get on the scoresheet after just four minutes and put Heanor in front.

Heanor then continued to impress and they extended their lead when Benger was on target after 30 minutes.

Heanor were always in control after the break as their two-goal cushion was protected.

Paulo Piliero popped up with eight minutes left to make it 3-0 and the points were secured.

On Tuesday night, the Lions played Garforth Town at the Town Ground in the League Cup, the competition they reached the semi-finals of last season.

But there will be no run in this year’s competition after Garforth claimed a 5-1 win, in front of a crowd of 148.

Nathan Benger scored Heanor’s only goal of the night by volleying home in the first half. The Lions created a number of chances, only to be denied by the visiting and goaklkeeper

On Saturday, Heanor are at home to Albion Sports (3pm). They then travel to Maltby Main on Wednesday, September 17.