Hednesford Town 1-2 Halesowen Town

Hednesford Town crashed to defeat against Halesowen Town in what was a forgettable evening for those of a Pitmen persuasion. 

After playing just 48 hours beforehand, it was no surprise perhaps that it was the visiting side that started on the front foot with Mo Diop going close for the Yeltz. 

Hednesford goalkeeper Dan Crane was called into action in the 15th minute before the away side squandered another chance soon afterwards. 

Halesowen finally took the lead in the 33rd minute when former Pitmen player Danny Bragoli rose highest to meet a corner and head home. 

The home side would respond well though and drew themselves level just eight minutes later as Tony Clarke created a chance for himself and was able to finish it well. 

HT: 1-1

After Halesowen had the first real chance of the second half on the hour mark Clarke almost put his side in front six minutes later only to be denied by Daniel Platt in the Yeltz goal. 

Although the Pitmen went close again soon after, it was the away side that would strike next with ten minutes to go as Asa Charlton forced the ball home from a few yards out. 

Hednesford did respond and forced a number of corners but all were defended well as Gary Birch’s side were left frustrated on the night. 

Hednesford Town: Crane, Wright, Campion, Thompson, Peace-McDonald, Ballinger, Hurren (Washbourne 75), Thorley, Clarke, Nadat, Cater (Glover 72)
Subs not used: Ransome, Brenan, Danquah

Halesowen Town: Platt, Bennett-Tindall, Taylor, Denny, Charlton, Walker, Clarke, Bragoli, Diop, Delaney, Chilton
Subs: O’Neil-Martin, Johnson, Steele, Stead, O’Day

Attendance: 353 

Star Man: Tony Clarke 

Entertainment Rating: Two Stars 

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