01 Sep 2017 in News
Day 3 of our FA Cup build-up
It's Day 3 of our a build-up to this weekend's FA Cup clash and time to turn the spotlight on who we're up against...
About our opponents
Hednesford Town have a formidable heritage.
Known as the Pitmen, they were formed as long ago as 1880 with the amalgamation of two teams, the Red and Whites and Hill Top.
In 1994-95 they moved to their current ground, the purpose-built Keys Park stadium, which has a 6,039 capacity.
Hednesford's glory years in the FA Cup came soon after that move.
First, in 1996-97 they reached the 4th round, losing at Middlesbrough in front of 27,500 supporters.
The following season saw them beat Hull City 2-0 at Boothferry Park in a televised clash and in the 1998/99 season the club reached the 1st round of the FA Cup for the third season running. This time the Pitmen beat Barnet 3-1 but lost by the same scoreline away at Cardiff City in the next round.
Add to that the small matter of their FA Trophy-winning success of May 2004, when Canvey Island were defeated 3-2 in the final at Villa Park, and you can see why Boston Town have such a tough test this weekend.
Hednesford were until recently in the National League North before being relegated at the end of the 2015-16 season to the Northern Premier League Premier Division where they finished 15th last season.
Saturday 2 September
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Boston Town v Hednesford Town
DWB Stadium, Tattershall Road, Boston
Please come along and support your local team in the most famous cup competition of them all! #EmiratesFACup