Halesowen Town FC: Promotion on the Cards?
After seventeen games, Halesowen sit in fourth place with only two points separating them between 2nd place and 7th place and so with only a couple of slip-ups needed to slide down the table, will the Yeltz grab promotion to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division? Or will they miss out on the play-off spots once again?
After quite a disappointing defeat to Scarborough on the weekend, the Yeltz did slip down 2 places in the league as Coalville and Belper were victorious at Lincoln and Bedworth. With Lincoln visiting The Grove on Saturday, the Yeltz have a chance to pick up another three points to keep themselves in contention, but there will be some worried supporters if the ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ form continues at home.
Ben Haseley is still out for a few more weeks and the star striker who has scored 22 goals this season is sorely missed, after Halesowen have only won one of the last four games. Iyseden Christie is grabbing a few goals and is showing his years of experience but is struggling to keep up with the ‘goal pace’ of Haseley.
But with a strong home league record, having won their last six league games at home, The Grove is becoming a fortress as they have only conceded six goals in the eight home league games played so far this season. If the Yeltz could keep that record going for a few more months, then promotion could be in reaching distance.
But, with still over twenty five games left to play of this season, there is still a long way to go before that belief becomes reality, so the ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ performances need to be disposed of, and the consistency needs to take its place if Halesowen are to be successful and celebrating in 5 months time.
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