Trio join up to boost Lions’ squad ahead of busy month

Four points from two games had Heanor Town’s management team of Glenn Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins purring this week.

A 4-4 draw with Liversedge last Tuesday was followed by a 3-2 win at Long Eaton on Saturday and Kirkwood was delighted.

He said: “The corner has been turned.

“We dominated Long Eaton in every position on the pitch and followed up encouraging displays against Worksop Parramore and Liversedge with the win we deserved.”

It all augers well for the tough November fixture list which sees the Lions first team in action five times, all at home.

The month begins on Saturday when Nostell Miners Welfare will be visiting the Town Ground for the first time for a 3pm kick-off, and this is followed next Wednesday by the first visit of the season from Bridlington Town for a game in the Second Round of the Northern Counties East League Cup, kick off 7.45pm.

There are also first ever visits to Heanor for Glasshoughton Welfare on Saturday, November 10 and Parkgate on Saturday 24th November, both for Northern Counties East League Premier Division points.

And, sandwiched between on Wednesday 14th will be the visit of Central Midlands League (North) side Clay Cross Town in the Second Round of the Derbyshire FA Senior Cup.

The winners of the Senior Cup game with Clay Cross have been awarded a walkover to the quarter-final stage of the competition.

The draw for the Third Round had paired the winners with a Derby County XI, but the Rams have withdrawn from the competition leaving the winners with a walkover.