Four more goals as Lions make progress in the FA Vase

Kieran Debrouwer, Heanor Town''Photo by Paul Morley
Kieran Debrouwer, Heanor Town''Photo by Paul Morley

Heanor Town FC comfortably beat East Midlands Counties League outfit Anstey Nomads 4-0 at the weekend in what was a potential banana skin of an FA Vase tie.

Add this to the reserve team winning 6-2 against Bilborough Pelican, and the club can certainly be happy with the outcome of the weekend’s results.

Courey Grantham, who has joined until Christmas from Ilkeston FC, has quickly become the club’s leading goalscorer, and also a fans’ favourite with his direct running and lightning pace, scoring six so far.

Stef Frost, a player who showed remarkable consistency last season, has already scored five goals, and is nearly halfway to the total he finished with last season.

In the past week, a number of swaps between the three senior squads at Heanor Town FC have happened.

Jacob Ward, Jordan Clark, Jack Saxton and Kyle Houseman all appeared in the reserve team squad whereas they would usually appear for the Under 19s and on Saturday, Jake Davis, son of former captain Pete, made his first team debut at Anstey Nomads.

This again is evidence of the ‘one club’ feel around the club currently.

The club announced previously that the work of Keith Costello will be recognised.

The stand that has been named after him will be officially opened on Saturday when Heanor face Retford United. Fans are asked to arrive early if they want to be there to show their appreciation.

There has already been a number of fixture changes, only a few weeks into the season. With Heanor progressing in the FA Vase, their fixture on September 21 has been changed as they now face Aylestone Park in the next round.

Aylestone are still looking for their first win in the EMCL, the league below the NCEL Premier.

This now means the home fixture with Bridlington has been moved to March 8. The fixture postponed last week away to Albion Sports has been moved to November 20. There is still no date for the League Cup fixture where the Lions travel to face Parkgate FC.

Heanor will be trying to settle an old score this Saturday when they face the side who knocked them out of this season’s FA Cup, Retford United.

It has been reported time and again that Heanor have never beat Retford. That has to change at some point and the club would encourage the people of Heanor to come and visit The Town Ground and get behind their team.