Mickleover Sports head up the A38 on Wednesday to take on East Midlands Counties League side Heanor Town. The Lions finished 13th in the Total Motion Midland Football League Premier Division (Step 5) last season however the club decided to take voluntary relegation at the end of last season due to financial reasons and travelling costs. But the club will now be looking to push on and have a good season back at Step 6 where they have not been since they won the East Midlands Counties League back in the 2011-2012 season. Heanor Town play their home games at the Town Ground where they have been based since 1953 after merging with Heanor Athletic.
The Lions are now under the reign of former Mickleover Sports player Dan Martin. Dan is a well known figure around the club and has many family and friends still at Sports. The ex Notts County player took over the managers role at Heanor Town after a season to forget at Rocester, finishing bottom of the Total Motion Midland Football League Premier Division and subsequently relegated. However Dan will be looking to put that all behind him and will now have his full focus with trying to guide Heanor Town to a successful season this term. He has assembled a very strong squad, keeping many players from last season as well as bringing many players he had at Rocester with him as well as recruiting from Holbrook Sports and Stapenhill FC.
The team that travel to Heanor will be made up of the players who didn’t play at Mickleover RBL. The squad will consist of the following: Lewis King, Nathan Jarman, Niall Doran, John McGrath, Oliver Roberts, Jake Scott, Ben Turner, Tom Burgin. The rest will be made up of Trialists and Academy players.
GOING TO THE GAME?
The game will take place at The Town Ground, Mayfield Avenue, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7EN.
Kick off on Wednesday 1st August is 7:30pm and admission prices are £3 Adults, £2 OAP’s and FREE for U16’s. Heanor Town are well known for their excellent hospitality and catering so be sure to try their extensive food menu and have a fantastic clubhouse so make sure to grab a drink before and after the match.
NOT GOING TO THE GAME?
Press & Media Officers Sam & Kerry will be there keeping you updates via our Facebook & Twitter accounts as well as a Photo Gallery available on Facebook and post match Interviews available on Mickleover Sports TV after the game.