Supporters’ club members hard at work to help Lions

Heanor Town v Parkgate. Gary Webster
Heanor Town v Parkgate. Gary Webster

For the second time in November, Jordan Hall came up with a latewinner for Heanor Town in games which finished 3-2 in their favour.

The Lions had to battle for the three points, which see their current unbeaten league run reach six games, five of which have been satisfactorily won.

Despite the number of players signed on, Heanor could only muster four on the substitutes bench for the game.

By most standards, four should be more than enough with only three allowed to play, but with the injury list allegedly starting to reduce, the lack of a full bench points to players signed on dual registrations with other clubs.

Dwayne Wiley was limping rather badly and looks to be a few more days away from being involved and James Rushby was away following his number onesporting passion – tennis.

He is one of Derbyshire’s stars at this sport, I am assured.

Graham Wells and Stef Frost involved in the game althoughWells did not get on last Saturday in a game where Heanor had to show grit and determination in trying conditions against a physical and competitive Parkgate outfit.

The Lions have a somewhat difficult fixture list during December, although, as supporters, players and management will have realised already, there are no easy games in the Northern Counties East League.

They begin with a visit to Tadcaster Albion on Saturday (3pm), against an in-form side who have climbed the table rapidly in recent weeks with some excellent results to go with their fine FA Cup run earlier in the season.

They looked a good side at the Town Ground back in August when the Lions’ 4-1 win was not as emphatic as the scoreline would suggest.

There are still a few seats left on the Supporters Club coach for this game, which departs the Town Ground at 12.30pm. Booking is essential with Supporters Club members though.

During this month, Heanor will also face table toppers Bridlington Town at home as well as home and away back to back games with second-placed Brighouse Town and the Boxing Day derby away to Staveley Miners Welfare.

The Supporters Club have launched their 2013 calendar which is on

sale at all home matches priced at £5. Hats and scarves will follow in the New


The Football Club continue to bring in new attractions for their Christmas Fayre

on the Town Ground on December 12th (6 to 9.30pm). Amanda Jones reports

the donations of several excellent raffle prizes and both raffle and admission

tickets are being strongly taken up.

The money raised from this event will help to pay for the improvements to the

Town Ground, including the floodlights, which needs to be completed by 31 st

March next if the club are to remain at Step 6. The current estimate for the cost

of the work needed is in the region of £40,000.

It is hoped that both supporters and townspeople will see the benefit of helping

the club to raise this money as well as enjoying the festivities on the day.

On Saturday the Reserves host Belper Town Reserves in a Central Midlands

League game which kicks off at 3pm.