Heff Gets His Hat-Trick!

Last updated : 23 February 2003 By
Paul Heffernan
Heffernan's 85th minute point saving strike kept Notts' heads above water in the relegation dogfight keeping The Magpies 2 points above the Division 2 relegation zone.

Oldham fans must be sick of the sight of the young Irishman this season, and even more so after yesterday's late goal at Boundary Park and denying The Latics the chance to go 3rd in Division 2.

Heffernan opened the scoring in a 3-1 defeat to Oldham at Meadow Lane on the 7th September earlier in the season with a neat header in the first half. However, Eyres, Sheridan and Killen hit the goals to give The Latics a comfortable victory.

Just 3 days later it was Oldham again for Notts, as they travelled to Boundary Park in the 1st Round of the Worthington Cup. Once more Oldham were victorious, coming out on top with a 3-2 win. Killen opened the scoring before Mark Stallard levelled the scores, but just before the break Josh Low restored the home side's lead. Heffernan headed home to make it 2-2 before Clyde Wijhard earned his side a place in the next round with a close range finish late on.

And yesterday Heffernan made it 3 in 3 by reacting first after his header was palmed away by the keeper, cancelling out Wayne Andrews' opening strike on the stroke of half time and hitting his 7th goal of the season.