A landmark day for Dronfield Town yesterday as they edged past resurgent, ten-man Harworth Colliery thanks to Callum Mawbey’s 40th minute strike in front of a crowd of 68 at the HE Barnes Stadium. The result moves Dronfield Town that bit closer to the top six, leaving Colliery five points adrift of safety, but importantly underlines the fantastic progress the Stonelow Road club are making in Toolstation NCEL Division One, as they hit the 55-point barrier for the first time – and it isn’t even April yet, writes Colin Muncie.
Dronfield Manager Chris Millington was pleased to get the job done yesterday. “It’s another important three points for us today and a second consecutive clean sheet which is positive,” Chris told us. “We weren’t clinical enough in the first half and wasted some great opportunities, and we would have liked to go in at more than one nil. Early in the second half they had a man sent off and we never really settled down and moved the ball as you should do when you have a man advantage.”
Chris was impressed by Craig Spink’s side. “Credit to Harworth; they stuck to their pattern of play and gave it a right go,” he acknowledged. Their League position is not reflective of the squad and Management team that they have at the minute; if they keep up that level of performance, they have a really good chance of getting out of the bottom two.” “We have another tough one against Worsbrough on Tuesday so we will regroup, take the positives and move forward,” Chris summarised. “On a side note, the win means that we have recorded the highest number of points at this level with 6 games left – which is massive credit to the players and everyone behind the scenes.”
Congratulations to everyone at Dronfield Town from all at the Bootiful Game.