Performance against the leaders pleases Hall

Heanor Town’s player/manager Jordan Hall said he was ”proud of the players for the way they played last Saturday” against league leaders Scarborough Athletic.

“For 60 minutes of the game, we gave a good account of ourselves and we worked as hard as individuals and as a team for each other, as we have done all

season.

“The first goal was a killer, and indeed, all three goals were preventable. It was a shame that we should concede such silly goals which were certainly not compatible with our overall performance.”

He continued: “In the end, the scoreline flattered Scarborough and their manager Rudy Funk said as much after the game.

“He congratulated our team on the way they played.

“There was no giving up by our players at all. Every player gave everything and I told them after the game that they could not have given any more. I was really proud of them all.”

The Lions will have a new signing for the remainder of the season as Jez Mitchell has joined the club from Stocksbridge Park Steels.

He had signed prior to last Saturday’s game but was not registered in time to take part in the Scarborough encounter.

He is a striker who has scored goals wherever he has played, including Teversal in the Northern Counties East League.

Richie Holmes, who has been struggling with a groin injury, will be back for Saturday’s trip to Barton Town Old Boys (3pm), but it would appear that AntLynam has left the club and is currently playing in the Central Midlands League for Sutton Town.

However, manager Hall is hopeful Lynam will rejoin the club next season.

The Reserves lost their game at Staveley Miners Welfare Reserves last Saturday by the only goal of the game to their high-flying opponents.

It was the young Lions’ first defeat in five games.

They will return to the Town Ground on Saturday when Holbrook Sports Reserves are the visitors (3pm), and next Wednesday evening they will entertain Rainworth Miners Welfare Reserves (7.45pm) in the Quarter Finals of the Central Midlands Reserve Divisions League Cup.