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Pickering Town push for top six
2:28pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in Sport
PICKERING Town embark on a run of six successive home games in the Northern Counties East League on Saturday with manager Jimmy Reid eyeing a top-six finish.
The Pikes host third-placed Brighouse Town this Saturday (3pm) and then welcome Retford United, Arnold Town, Armthorpe Welfare, Winterton Rangers and Staveley Miners Welfare to Mill Lane before the rearranged trip to Winterton on Wednesday, February 6.
Having moved up to ninth with a 2-0 win at Glasshoughton on Boxing Day, thanks to goals from John Heads and Joe Danby, Reid said: “We are on a bit of a run and we keep moving forward. I think we will finish in the top six.
“We start the new year with a run of home games, so we should be able to pick up some points there.”
Heads gave Pickering a 30th-minute lead at Glasshoughton with a long-range shot and Danby doubled the advantage on 38 minutes.
The man of the match was Lewis Taylor, who has opted to stay with Pickering despite a seven-day approach from Bridlington Town.
The Pikes’ trip to Winterton was postponed last Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch and the only top flight game played saw Bridlington beat Parkgate 4-1.
Former Mill Lane striker Carl Stewart bagged a hat-trick for second-placed Brid, taking his tally for the season to 24.