Pr: Nostell Miners Welfare vs Hall Road

Hall Road Rangers have another tough away game on Saturday as they head to West Yorkshire to take on Nostell Miners Welfare. Rangers are looking to improve their away form as they’ve lost four of their five games on their travels.

Nostell sit in 5th place in the NCEL Division One table and have won six of their eight league games. In addition to this, Welfare are unbeaten in their four home games so far this season as they drew against Hallam FC and also defeated Clipstone FC, Shirebrook Town and Rossington Main.

Welfare have the fifth-best attack in the league with 22 goals scored in their eight league games. Anees Younis is Nostell’s top scorer as he has 12 goals in all competitions. Other threats in Welfare’s attacking ranks include Nathan Perks and Danny Edwards. Perks has a tally of eight goals and Edwards has six goals to his name.

Hall Road boss Leon Sewell wants a positive reaction from his squad.

“We’re looking forward to visiting Nostell. They’ve made some good strides so far this season and ultimately we’re going with the aim of three points first and foremost. We have to put last Saturday’s wrong right as soon as possible. The squad is in good health with the likes of Tom Bennett and Nathan Walker returning to full fitness after their injuries. We’ll also be welcoming Gaell Nzayadio to Saturday’s squad. Gaell is a local player who’s been involved with the u21 side at Pontefract Collieries.

Aside from bringing Gaell to the club, I’d also like to introduce or even re-introduce Dave Ricardo to the management team. Dave is going to be re-joining the club as joint manager working closely alongside myself, assistant manager Chris Burke and head coach Matt Gray. Dave’s knowledge of the game and NCEL leagues is going to be crucial for the club as a whole. Dave and I played football together at Beverley Town many years ago and we have a good friendship. Most importantly, Dave has the same ambitions for Hall Road Rangers as myself, the management team and the committee too” Sewell said.

Report by: Oliver Harsley