Hednesford Town were unceremoniously dumped out of the Birmingham Senior Cup by a Coleshill Town side who were worthy winners on the night.
Bernard McNally made seven changes from the side that had been defeated at the weekend, with Kyle Patterson making his first Hednesford start in over two years and Adam Thomas also making a welcome return to the starting line-up.
The Pitmen actually took the lead in the third minute as Paul Ennis fired home from the edge of the box after being picked out by Kennedy Digie.
That lead didn’t last long though as Danico Johnson was teed up just inside the penalty area and he shot low into the bottom corner to bring his side level in the eighth minute.
It was 2-1 to the home side in the 24th minute as Ryan Nash was left with a free header inside the six-yard box. The score-line was almost made worse for the Pitmen less than a minute later, only for Johnson to see his shot come back off the bar.
Although Hednesford equalised through a Tyrone Williams header in the 40th minute, less than sixty seconds later they were 3-2 behind when Johnson scored with an overhead kick following a mix-up at the back.
Eight minutes into the second period Johnson completed his hat-trick and the striker soon made it four for him and five for Coleshill on the hour mark as he tucked home through Lloyd Ransome’s legs, following a free-kick whipped into the box
Hednesford searched for a way back into the game and Ben Bailey was denied by an excellent save from the Coleshill goalkeeper after 64 minutes before Ennis saw another chance come and go ten minutes later.
It almost got worse three minutes from time only for Ransome to make another smart block on the edge of the box.
The Pitmen will have to pick themselves up now for Saturday’s away game at Chorley – a traditionally tough hunting ground over the years.
Hednesford Town: Ransome, Disney, James (Perry 54), Bailey, T Williams, Patterson (Regan 46), McQuilkin (S Williams 68), Digie, Modest, Ennis, Thomas
Subs not used: Obeng, Thorley