The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 25th December 2012
.....side to provide him with the perfect end to 2012 and finish the year on top of the table.
The Villagers have led the way almost all season, and the postponement of Saturday's clash with AFC Fylde ensured they would be top of the tree on Christmas Day.
They face a trip to Heath's former club Frickley Athletic on Boxing Day, before travelling to Eastwood Town on Saturday.
And Heath knows the festive period can make or break a club's season.
"It's certainly a good feeling to be top of the table at Christmas, we now need to work hard to stay there," Heath said, with his side boasting a one-point advantage over Hednesford Town, who have two games in hand.
"A good set of results in the Christmas fixtures can rejuvenate, or even kick-start, a club's season and we need to continue the form we have shown during the first half of the campaign."
Ferriby will head to Frickley wary of reading too much into their position in the league table.
Heath's former side are just above the relegation zone, but this is due to an appalling away record which has seen them lose all nine games.
At home they are a different side, having performed much better, losing only two from ten. Last time out they beat second-placed Hednesford, a warning to Heath's men that they will pay the price if they under-estimate their opponents.
With the heavy rain leading to the cancellation of Saturday's clash, the surface at Frickley is likely to be heavy, and the Villagers will have to show character if they are to get a good result.
That character was in evidence as the players were put through their players during a two-hour training session on the club's 4G surface on Saturday following the postponement of their match, according to assistant coach Mark Carroll.
"The players were in great spirits throughout the session despite the continuing rain," Carroll said.
"The players' attitude to training is absolutely top notch.
"We started the season with a target of two points per game and we are on target. We now need to maintain that momentum."