Boss happy as Heanor Town make it four wins out of four

Glen Clarence
Glen Clarence

Heanor Town manager Glen Clarence was delighted to see his side beat visiting Dunkirk 3-0 on Bank Holiday Monday to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Midland Football League Premier Division.

Keiran Debrouwer struck twice on 10 and 39 minutes either side of a Jay Cooper goal on 17 minutes to have the points wrapped up by half-time.

It made it four wins out of four for the Lions, who are second in the table only to Long Eaton United, who have played a game more that they drew while Heanor’s midweek game at Loughborough University last week was abandoned due to floodlight failure.

But Clarence can still see a bright future and said: “Obviously I am pleased to be 100 per cent and yesterday was a professional performance.

“We were excellent in the first half and we told the lads that we wanted a clean sheet in the second half and don’t get into a battle of how many we can score.

“That was pleasing as we remained solid and could have had a couple more. We are now waiting on the fitness of a couple of lads and they’re seeing the physio tonight.”

Heanor are expecting a good away following at the Town ground as ‘phoenix club’ Hereford, a new club formed from the Ashes of the defunct Hereford United are the visitors.

“Saturday will be a tough test as obviously Hereford are a massive club in non-League and will no doubt bring a great following,” he said.

“But my philosophy has always been to let teams worry about us. We won’t get carried away and if remain solid we will score goals

“We would be top of the table if the lights hadn’t gone out at Loughborough University as, after a poor first 10 minutes, we got on top and looked strong. But there’s nothing we can do.”

Clarence said he wasn’t surprised to see his team still at 100 per cent and added: “It’s one game at a time so I am not surprised, but it’s early days.

“If we had lost the first four I’d be saying judge us at Christmas. It is still early days but the pleasing thing is that we look solid.”