Hebburn Town manager Kevin Bolam has issued a rallying call to people considering coming to tomorrow’s game against West Auckland Town.
Tomorrow is the tenth annual Non League Day where non-league clubs look to attract people who don’t normally come to lower league games.
The Hornets sit remain in first place in the Northern League Division 1, and last season when the two sides clashed in the FA Vase we attracted a record attendance of 1,310.
To people considering coming to the game, Bolam said: “Just come and have a look, not just because obviously not just local people, any people who are enthusiasts for the Northern League should look at the fixture and see that it should be a cracking game and I hope it will be for the watching public, but other than that you’ll see two sides who try to play the right way and you’ll see two sides who’ll give it their all and try to get the three points.”
The Hornets are unbeaten in their last five games, and are seven places above West Auckland Town but the visitors are unbeaten in their last eight games.
Looking at West Auckland’s record, Bolam insists it’ll be a tough game.
“It’ll be tough, they’re flying at this minute in time after a shaky start, but other than that they’re a good side full of good players and it should be a good game,” he said.
“What I will say is that it’s two good sides who I’d expect to be competing at the top of the league come the end of the season – we’ll have to be really at it to get something from the game because they’re absolutely flying at this minute in time, but then again so are we.
“We’re playing against sides at this level who I’m confident whoever it is we’ll create chances and if we do create great chances we’ve got goals in the side.
“We’re at home, the onus is on us but we have to be disciplined as well because if we’re not then they’ll hurt us and I’m sure it should be a cracking game.”
The game kicks off at 3pm at the Energy Check Stadium, with entry £6 for adults, £4 for concessions and £1 for U16s.