Hednesford Town were able to make it two wins out of two in pre-season following a 5-1 victory over Heath Hayes. This result also meant that the Pitmen notched up five goals for the second consecutive game as they continued their unbeaten start to pre-season.
After controlling the opening stages of the fixture Hednesford finally broke the deadlock on 31 minutes. The lively Elliott Durrell played in striker Aaron Rey who unselfishly squared the ball to Sean O’Connor in order for the former Queen of the South man to notch his first goal since returning to the club.
Seven minutes later it was 2-0 as John Disney burst forward to the by-line and his cross was powerfully met by O’Connor and despite the best efforts of a Heath Hayes defender the ball was deemed to have crossed the line.
It was almost 3-0 just four minutes before the break when the tricky Rey picked up a loose ball and drove forward before seeing his 25-yard drive strike the crossbar and bounce away to safety.
Six minutes into the second period Heath Hayes got themselves back into the game as good work by Chris Deakin saw him set up Dave Waple who swept home past Dan Crane to make it 2-1.
The game then full into a bit of a lull with a flurry of substitutions before Hednesford made it 3-1 in the 81st minute. A Durrell corner was powerfully met by one of the subs, Neil Harvey, and although his header hit the post it was deemed to have crossed the line despite a Heath Hayes man clearing the ball away.
With two minutes of the 90 left The Pitmen were able to add a fourth goal from the penalty spot as Durrell confidently tucked the ball home after Amani Allen had been brought down inside the area.
As the game reached its conclusion Hednesford made it 5-1 when Rudolf Okyere-Brenyah’s cross deceived the home defence and Ronny Hoffmann nodded home from inside the six-yard box.
Hednesford now get ready to face Blue Square Bet Premier side Mansfield Town on Tuesday 17th July at Keys Park, a game which will see the return of Chris Clements, Ross Dyer and Louis Briscoe to their former home. The game kicks-off at 7.30pm with admission prices being £6 for Adults, £4 for Concessions while U16’s will be admitted free of charge with a paying adult.