Match Preview :- Hednesford Town - Saturday November 18th, 2017 (15:00:00)

On Saturday, Celtic head to Staffordshire to face Hednesford Town in the league clash. Hednesford are currently sixteenth in the league on twenty-six points, six points and four places above Celtic, though they have played two games more. There will be a match centre and Twitter feed for this match. Additionally, there should be a radio commentary.

Hednesford have not won in the last five games, losing at home (in their last home match) to Grantham and away at Halesowen, whilst drawing with Workington and at home and Whitby and (most recently) Barwell away. Their last home win was at the start of October against Witton, when they won 1-0. Up until the last couple of games, Hednesford's home record had been good, with five wins and two draws.

The Keys have scored twenty-five goals this season, thirteen at home, at a rate of 1.2 overall and 1.3 per game at home. They've conceded thirty-four, though only nine have been at home at a rate of 0.9 goals per game at home and 1.6 overall. They have kept five of their six clean sheets at home, and have only failed to score once at home, when they were beaten 3-0 by Altrincham in mid-October. Their top scorer this season is Danny Glover, who has five.

The last time Celtic met Hednesford was in the 15/16 season, with a 4-2 win for Celtic at Bower Fold, following a 2-1 defeat at Keys Park. Our last and only win in Hednesford was at the end of the 14/15 season when we won 2-1, after already losing 5-0 at home to them. Since 1995, against Hednesford Town, Celtic have won four, lost eight and drawn twice. In seven visits, Celtic have won two and lost four.

In Hednesford's last match was a 2-1 away defeat to Cleethorpes in the FA Trophy on Wednesday night after getting a late equaliser at home to make it 1-1 and go to a replay. In that match, they lined up as:
1. James Wren
2. Charlie Gatter
3. Darren Campion
4. Ben Bailey
5. Sam Oji
6. Joe Fitzpatrick
7. Chekaine Steele
8. Danny Glover
9. Jordan Graham
10. Joey Butlin
11. James Lawrie

Celtic's last match was also in the trophy, putting Rushall Olympic out on Saturday with a 3-2 win. In that match, we lined up as:
1. Joe Slinn
2. Oliver Crowley
3. Alex Honeyball
4. Tom Brown
5. Luke Ashworth
6. Ross Killock
7. Jordan Chapell
8. Oli Roberts
9. Liam Dickinson
10. Matty Wolfenden
11. Connor Hughes

A win for Celtic on Saturday would only lift Celtic one place, depending on how Rushall do at Workington, although a loss could see us drop to second bottom.

Other matches this week:
Ashton United (34pts 5th) v Barwell (26pts 14th)
Buxton (29pts 10th) v Grantham Town (35pts 3rd)
Halesowen Town (19pts 23rd) v Marine (19pts 22nd)
Lancaster City (27pts 13th) v Coalville Town (26pts 15th)
Mickleover Sports (31pts 8th) v Warrington Town (37pts 2nd)
Nantwich Town (19pts 21st) v Whitby Town (24pts 18th)
Shaw Lane (35pts 4th) v Stourbridge (31pts 7th)
Stafford Rangers (28pts 12th) v Farsley Celtic (33pts 6th)
Sutton Coldfield Town (13pts 24th) v Altrincham (38pts 1st)
Witton Albion (28pts 11th) v Matlock Town (24pts 17th)
Workington (30pts 9th) v Rushall Olympic (22pts 20th)

P Pts
11 Buxton 20 29
12 Witton Albion 21 29
13 Hednesford Town 22 29
14 Stafford Rangers 20 28
15 Barwell 21 27
Sat 18 Nov 2017Stalybridge Celtic2-1
Sat 04 Nov 2017Barwell1-1
Tue 31 Oct 2017Grantham Town1-3
Sat 21 Oct 2017Whitby Town2-2
Sat 14 Oct 2017Workington1-1
Goal Scorers
Glover, Danny6
Graham, Jordan3
Rodgers, Luke2
Lawrie, James2
Dodd, Matthew2
Previous Meetings
Saturday October 28, 2023
Saturday September 02, 2023
Saturday April 13, 2019
Saturday January 12, 2019
Saturday February 17, 2018
Home win Sutton Coldfield Town3-0Sat 9th Sep
Away win Ashton United1-2Sat 30th Sep
Home defeat Altrincham0-3Tue 26th Sep
Away defeat Mickleover FC5-0Sat 23rd Sep
Home score Grantham Town1-3Tue 31st Oct
Away score Coalville Town5-2Tue 12th Sep
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored 111
Last Conceded 111
Last Won 634
Last Drew 111
Distance: 82
Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

From the M67 join the M60 towards Stockport.
After 7 miles, leave the M60 at Junction 4 (Chester, M6) to join the M56 Stay on the M56 for 7 miles, coming off at junction 7 (Northwich, M6) to join the A556.
The roundabout can be avoided by using the slip road.
Stay on the A556 for 5 miles to the roundabout with the M6.
Join the M6 southbound (Birmingham) avoiding the roundabout by using the slip road.
Stay on the M6 for 48 miles to junction 12 (Telford, A5).
At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, turn left (exit 1 of 4) onto the A5.
After 2.
5 miles there is a roundabout (Longford Island) with the A4601 - go straight across (exit 2 of 5) to stay on the A5.
After 1 mile there is a roundabout (Churchbridge Island) just after going under a railway bridge.
Turn left (exit 1 of 5) onto the A34/A460 (Walsall Road) towards Rugeley.
Immediately, there is a second roundabout.
Go straight across (exit 2 of 3) onto the A460 (Eastern Way).
Stay on the A460 for 1.
5 miles across 4 more roundabouts.
At the fifth roundabout (with a McDonald's beside it), turn right (exit 3 of 5) onto Hemlock Way.
Go to the end of Hemlock Way (about three quarters of a mile) to a roundabout (Cross Keys Island) - go straight across (exit 2 of 4) onto Keys Park Road.
After 250 yards there is another roundabout - turn right (exit 3 of 4).
The ground is on the left.