Heanor Town hit Greenwood for six

East Midlands Counties League

Premier Division

Heanor Town 6

Greenwood Meadows 1

HEANOR Town moved up to fifth place in the table after a 6-1 thrashing of Greenwood Meadows at the Town Ground on Wednesday night.

Three goals in each half made it 15 goals scored in the last two home games for the rampant Lions.

Jason Foster put Heanor ahead ten seconds short of the two-minute mark and Nathan Benger (17) and Jake Vernon (27) added further first half strikes.

Graham Wells made it 4-0 on 48 minutes, Phil Lowry added the fifth on 70 minutes before Greenwood substitute Nathan Kelly reduced the arrears on 85.

Benger’s second goal of the game on 90 minutes sealed another comprehensive home win for Glenn Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins’ team in front of a crowd of 109, one of the best midweek home attendances for a long time.

This Saturday, Heanor Town are home to Bardon Hill. Kick-off is 3pm.

Heanor, who are now the top scorers in the division with 26 goals from six games, are now three points behind league leaders St Andrews with a game in hand and with a better goal difference.


Meanwhile, Heanor Town Reserves have had this Saturday’s scheduled league game at Staveley Miners’ Welfare Reserves cancelled as the north Derbyshire club’s first team have a home tie in the FA Cup. No new date has been announced for the fixture yet.