Hednesford Town continued their pre-season campaign with a high-scoring affair against AFC Wulfrunians on Tuesday evening.
Following Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Walsall Wood, Rob Smith’s side took on opposition from the Midland Premier League for the second game in succession.
There were a total of four changes from the first game with Jon Adams and Tom France coming into the side alongside two trialists in Tyrone Williams and Sean Williams.
It was the Pitmen that would open the scoring in just the fifth minute as Paul Ennis swept home a free kick from 20 yards out.
The home side responded well though and were level in the 17th minute when a good ball down the right saw the AFC Wulfrunians winger pick out Ricky Anslow who made no mistake from 12 yards.
It would be three minutes into the second half before the next goal arrived as the home team were awarded a penalty following a foul by goalkeeper Dave Parton. Up stepped former Hednesford midfielder Jake Sedgemore to slot home from the penalty spot to make it 2-1.
Following a flurry of quick substitutions Hednesford drew themselves level on the night as one of those replacements, Andy Todd, picked out Ennis with a pinpoint cross and the striker headed home into the net on the hour mark.
Two minutes from time Smith’s side thought they had scored the goal which had won the game when Stan Mugisha rifled home at the near post following pinball in the Wulfs’ box.
It wasn’t to be the end of the scoring though, as with virtually the last kick of the game, the home team’s Jake King broke clear before rounding Parton and slotting home into an empty net to deny the visitors a victory.
Hednesford now prepare to host Chasetown at Keys Park on Thursday, 16 July, evening – 7.45pm kick-off.
Hednesford Town: Parton, Disney, Tilt, Bailey, Williams (T), Trainer, Adams, Williams (S), Perry, Ennis, France
Subs: Craddock, Sanders, Mugisha, Todd, Robinson