Hednesford Town 2-0 Halesowen Town

The Pitmen welcomed Halesowen Town to Keys Park still seeking a first win of the season. Manager Neil Tooth made five changes from the team that lost to Shaw Lane on Saturday.

In the first minute a searching cross into the box from Kris Taylor was neatly finished at the far post by Devarn Green on his home debut.

Taylor would continue in his role of provider sending in a dangerous freekick from the left wing, which was headed home powerfully from close range by Luke Rodgers.

Luke Shearer forced a save from James Wren in the Hednesford goal in a half that was largely dominated by the home side.

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Halesowen made a double substitution at the start of the second half in a bid to get back into the game.

A hefty challenge on Tom Thorley saw the opposing skipper, Bragoli, receive a yellow card.

Matt Dodd continued to be a thorn in the side of the defence and the industry of Nadat and Rodgers kept Halesowen largely on the back foot.

A couple of half chances fell again to Shearer who fired wide of the target on both occasions. Hednesford were able to keep possession for large spells during the second half with Taylor in particular passing effectively.

With the defence standing strong Hednesford were able to comfortably see out the game to register their first win of the season and remain unbeaten at Keys Park.

Hednesford Town: Wren, Wright, Melbourne, Taylor, Mutton, Oji, Dodd, Thorley (capt), Nadat (Glover 79), Rodgers, Green (Lawrie 72)
Subs not used: Ballinger, Bailey, Veiga

Halesowen Town: Platt, Lewis, Kelly (Howell 45) Goddard (Walker 71), Morrison, Charlton, Woodhouse (Malley 45), Bragoli (capt), Shearer, Agbor, Chilton
Subs not used: Clarke, Steele

Bookings
Hednesford: Rodgers
Halesowen: Goddard, Bragoli, Agbor

Attendance: 404

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