MANAGER Dave Challinor paid tribute to the fans that travelled to Hyde to support the team on Saturday afternoon.

With home gates up 75% this season so far, support and our fan base is growing but this has coinciding with more travelling support on the road.

The club are keen to keep this number growing as we aim for back-to-back promotions.

Challinor said ‘We have a nucleus of fans that travel away from home religiously. It takes a huge commitment to do this and is much appreciated by everyone. There were significantly more travelling fans at Hyde on Saturday and they really got behind the lads.

“Saturday as a whole didn’t go as we all would have hoped but at the end of the game, the fans showed their appreciation for the effort the lads had put in to take a point with only nine men. I can’t thank them enough for their support.”

This weekend we are at home to Tamworth in a top three clash, before hitting the road next Tuesday night to current fourth placed Hednesford Town.

To book your place on the coach to Hednesford for the game that kicks off at 7.45pm, please call Ian French on 07809 442377. The cost is £12 for adults and £6 for Under 16’s to travel.