Magpies up to second
Big games ahead for Heath
A DERBY victory over Hatfield Town helped Colney Heath prepare for a big couple of days in the best possible fashion.
The Magpies left it late to see of their near neighbours with former Hatfield man Daniel Staples netting the only goal in the 94th minute to seal a win that moved the club into second in the table.
Next up for Heath is the Challenge Trophy semi-final against Dunstable tonight (Thursday) before a trip to Royston Town in the league on Saturday in two fixtures that could have a big say in the outcome of the club’s campaign.
“Local derbies are always difficult but it was a very rewarding win,” Lacey told the Herts Advertiser.
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“A draw was probably a fair result but I won’t turn down three points and it sets us up nicely for two massive games against Dunstable in the cup and then Royston on Saturday.
“It is a massive game against Dunstable and we will be looking to win in it in 90 minutes because we don’t want to have to go to extra time and pick up more tired legs for Saturday.”
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The Magpies face a hectic run in to the end of the season with 11 games to fit in before the campaign comes to a close in five weeks but Lacey is confident the squad is big enough and hungry enough to deal with that.
“The squad is plenty big enough to deal with it and our attendance to training is excellent,” said the Magpies boss.
“The atmosphere is fantastic. This is a small village club boxing above its weight and if we could get in two cup finals and get runners up that would be like winning the FA Cup.
“The whole club has put the effort in, not just me and Wes but the chairman Martin Marlborough, the vice chairman and the committee who have backed us all year.”