Match Preview: Heath Hayes (a)

Heath HayesThe curtain comes down on Hinckley AFC’s third season tomorrow with the final match of the season away at Heath Hayes, kick off 3pm.

Carl Abbott’s side have already secured second place to guarantee that this has been their best season to date, and will be presented with the Division One runners-up trophy after the game.

They are still the league’s leading scorers going into the final round of games, having netted 131 league goals of the first 37 games. That’s four more than champions Bromsgrove Sporting and AFC will want to ensure they keep that particular league record Midland Football Leagueby netting further goals tomorrow.

Should they not be overtaken by Bromsgrove this weekend, Hinckley will take the Division One record for most goals in a season, the most during the first two seasons being Coventry United with 123 last season.

But Heath Hayes have the best defensive record of anyone in the bottom half, conceding 67 goals thus far. Going forward, Joe Hartshorne and Ryan Burns are both in double figures in front of goal.

Hinckley AFC badgeThey are unbeaten in three, having recorded a convincing win over Chelmsley Town last week and before that won at Littleton and drew with Uttoxeter Town.

Hinckley recorded their first win over Heath Hayes in the reverse fixture earlier this year after tomorrow’s hosts did the double over AFC last term.

Heath Hayes play at the Coppice Colliery Ground, Newlands Lane, Heath Hayes, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12 3HH.

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