Atherton Reaction (A) / Hollinwood Preview (A)
After winning the last two games without conceding a goal Prestwich Heys face a stern task to continue their run against Hollinwood this Saturday.
Reflecting on last week’s comprehensive victory over Atherton Town, manager Mark Slater revealed how happy he was with the team’s performance:
“I’m delighted for the lads more than anything. They’ve played very well today and they deserve their win. We’ve had to deal with a difficult situation today, with no natural goalkeepers, but Bezzy’s stepped in and did well, but to be fair everyone in front of him worked very hard to deny Atherton any clear-cut chances.
We looked very dangerous up front today too. We scored four goals but we could well have scored more, perhaps the most surprising thing was that Lovey didn’t get on the score sheet, he did everything but score today”
That win took Heys out of the bottom three for the first time in several weeks, and they’ll be determined to maintain their momentum with a good result at Hollinwood this weekend but Slater knows that their opponents will offer a stern test:
“After the past two weeks we’re all full of confidence, and if we can maintain our performance levels there’s no reason why we can’t get a result against Hollinwood. Having said that, with respect to Leigh and Atherton, Hollinwood are potentially the toughest side we’ve faced in the past few weeks, but we’ll fight for everything and hopefully bring home three points.”
Hollinwood currently sit in fifth position of the table and may even be in with a shout for the title, as they’d only be three points behind leaders Wythenshawe Amateurs if they won both of their games in hand. Although Heys come into this game in good form, Hollinwood are in some enviable form of their own having won their last four games scoring 17 goals.
Mark Slater is hoping that he may have one of his goalkeepers Martin Campbell or Ian Outram available for this game, but aside from this the manager has no further fitness worries.
Kick off at Chapel Road, Hollinwood is on Saturday 20th March at 3:00pm.