Halesowen Town’s Richard Gregory delighted to get promotion push back on track


Halesowen striker Richard Gregory highlighted the importance of returning to winning ways after securing the three points against Coleshill Town. 

Photo courtesy of Emilio Garcia.

The Yeltz continued their title charge with a 1-0 away win on Monday night thanks to the 32-year-old’s winner, following on from a surprise defeat to mid-table side Spalding United.

Halesowen find themselves in third place, just three points behind league leaders Ilkeston.

Another clean sheet adds to the side’s impressive defensive record this season, conceding just 25 goals – the best in the division. 

The former Leamington forward was pleased to contribute up the other end too, scoring the only goal in the side’s second away win of the year.

He said: “Obviously for me as the striker, to score the winning goal and to win 1-0 is great. It was a big result for us. 

“We were poor on Saturday – bad result, bad performance in front of a big crowd at home so it was important that we bounced back and that’s how quickly things change in football.

“Hopefully it’s one that we can look back on at the end of the season and say how much of a good result it was.”

The home of Halesowen Town, The Grove, has welcomed high attendance figures this season with more than 1300 fans attending the New Year clash against Sporting Khalsa. 

Gregory has credited the strong league form to the club’s loyal following.

He added: “They really make a big difference for us, they can turn an away game into a home game. 

“Playing for a well-supported club who turn up in their numbers in the nitty-gritty games like last night –  they pull you through.

“It’s important that they can keep coming back and keep supporting us which they will do.”

The Northern Premier League club face bottom side Soham Town at home next time out, while back-to-back victories would put pressure on those above. 

Gregory has ensured that the players remain focused on the task at hand with the campaign entering its final stretch. 

He added: “We’ve got 11 games left, we will take one game at a time. I know it’s an old cliche but we really need to take one game at a time and just win as many as we can.

“We can’t take it for granted and just think we’re going to win but obviously it’s a game we do expect to win. We’re looking forward to the run-in now and we will see where we end up.”


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