A TWO nil win at Rainworth Miners Welfare and a favour from Romulus FC sent The Royals top of the league on Saturday.
A goal in each half from Jimmy Quiggin and James Reid was enough to beat a Rainworth side that were limited to only two attempts on goal.
And although the Royals have since slipped back to second behind Sheffield FC, it still represented a superb start to their Evo Stik northern first division south campaign.
With The Royals still awaiting the likes of Phil Male, Nik Dodd and Matt Jackson to return Keogh has agreed loan deals with Hednesford and Hinckley for Town’s central defender Ben Bailey and Hinckley’s Ben Richards Everton.
Assistant manager Neil Tooth said: “We are really grateful that Rob Smith (Hednesford manager) has allowed us to take Ben Bailey on loan for a month.
“We have been keeping tabs on him for a while now and as soon as Rob said he could come out on loan, we were delighted he chose us as he had a number of clubs interested.
“Ben Richards Everton trained with our 21s at the start of the year but had already agreed a deal with Hinckley Utd so we have known about him for a while. Chris gets on well with Hinckley manager Dean Thomas so he asked the question and the lad was happy to come and play for a month as he lives local.”
Tomorrow (Saturday) Sutton Coldfield Town FC host Belper Town. KO 3pm.
Tooth added: “We have lost four defenders in the last month so we had to move and get bodies in. Both are top quality players so we are delighted that both Rob and Dean trust us with two of their future stars.”