It’s been a good few days for Heanor Town FC’s teams.
The first team had a free weekend so the reserves took centre stage and beat Radford Reserves 3-1 before the first team returned to action on Tuesday night to see off league strugglers Nostell Miners Welfare 4-2.
The first team have the high scoring record of 13 goals scored against Nostell this season and six conceded.
Meanwhile, manager Glen Clarence has moved to sign three more players over the weekend, Adam Barratt re-signing from Shirebrook after a spell at Heanor last season, Adam Whitemore from Teversal and one of Clarence’s players from his time at Pinxton, Wayne Cooke.
Richard Wall, signed from Swanwick last week, joined Cooke in making their Heanor debuts in the Nostell fixture, both putting in good performances with Cooke unlucky not to be on the scoresheet.
It was Mr Heanor Town FC, Lee Stevenson, who reached a landmark appearance on Tuesday night.
Signing for Heanor in 2006 he started off as a right-sided midfielder, soon converted into a right-sided defender and now holds a central midfield role. It is fair to say that Stevenson has played in all defence and midfield positions in his time at the club. Tuesday night was his 250th appearance for Heanor, a fantastic achievement for the 25-year-old.
Another landmark was achieved in the same game, Kieran Debrouwer scored his tenth hat-trick of this season. Surely there can’t be another forward who has done that this campaign?
His goal tally this season shows his dedication to both the club and manager Glen Clarence, and the feeling around the club is that he will only get better.
Heanor continue with another two games in close succession. Worksop Parramore are the visitors to Heanor tonight (Thursday) then Liversedge will visit on Saturday, both in the league.
The draw for the NCEL Cup means Heanor will host NCEL Division One side Eccleshill on April 22, at 7.45pm to fight for a place in a final, where either Long Eaton or Knaresborough Town will be the opposition.