Finest Hours

Since forming in 1880, Hednesford Town have had a number of matches that many fans consider the club’s “Finest Hour (and a halves)”, you can learn more about these games by simply visiting the pages below.

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Hednesford 2-1 FC United of Manchester
Northern Premier Division Play-off Final – 11/05/13
A record Keys Park crowd saw the Pitmen shake off last day disappointment in the title race to finally earn promotion to the Conference North.
Hednesford 4-1 Sutton Coldfield Town
Birmingham Senior Cup Final – 30/04/13
Hednesford Town won the Birmingham FA Senior Cup in style at the Banks’ Stadium as they swept aside a Sutton Coldfield Town side in the second half to claim their second trophy in a week and move into Saturday’s league title shoot-out in imperious form.
Hednesford 5-1 Rushall Olympic
Staffordshire Senior Cup Final – 24/04/13
Hednesford Town won the Staffordshire Senior Cup Final in glorious fashion as The Pitmen swept aside Rushall Olympic to claim the trophy for the first time since 1974 with Jamey Osborne turning in a truly memorable man of the match performance.
Hednesford 3-0 Hemel Hempstead Town (5-1 agg)
Southern League Cup Final – 12/04/11
Darren Campion and Kyle Patterson scored second half goals to give the Pitmen the lead ahead of the second leg at Keys Park. An assured Keys Park display saw goals from Chris Clements & Marvin Robinson comfortably defeat Hemel Hempstead.
Chippenham 0-1 Hednesford
Southern Premier League Playoff Final – 07/05/05
A year on from their FA Trophy triumph, the Pitmen secured promotion to the Conference North, having edging their way into the playoffs in the last 10 minutes of the league season. A day the 600+ away fans will never forget.
Canvey Island 2-3 Hednesford
FA Trophy Final – 23/05/04
Arguably every game in the entire successful FA Trophy campaign could be considered a finest hour, considering some of the teams who they beat in the process. However, only one of those games won the medals and the Trophy and this was it.
Middlesbrough 3-2 Hednesford
FA Cup 4th Round – 25/01/97
The peak of the FA Cup run of 1996/97 and yet another venture into the unknown as the Pitmen travelled to the Riverside Stadium. Who put the ball in the ‘Boro net?
Hednesford 1-0 York City
FA Cup 3rd Round – 13/01/97
A record home attendance and more TV cameras than the average Big Brother house sees the Pitmen take the FA Cup run from ‘memorable’ to ‘legendary’ status. Theres definitely not been too many games played at Keys Park bigger than this one.
Blackpool 0-1 Hednesford
FA Cup 2nd Round – 7/12/96
After getting to the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in 72 years, the Pitmen were not done there, with a trip to Blackpool their reward. If anyone ever asks what the definition of a “smash and grab win” is, this is it.

Birmingham Combination Champions 1909/1910
Southern League Premier Division Champions 1994/1995
Southern League Championship Trophy Winners 1995
Birmingham Senior Cup Winners 2008/2009


The team that won promotion to the Conference in the 1994/95 season

Pitmen in Prose