The Pitmen moved into the second round of the Southern League Cup after a comfortable win away at Coleshill Town. Enoch Andoh scored his first goal for the club in the sixth minute as he capitalised on a fumble from home ‘keeper Paul Hathaway following Tom Fry’s free kick.
As the home side endeavoured to find a way back in, Jose Veiga made an excellent save; tipping Luke Keen’s shot onto the crossbar, with Edilson Panzo Antonio poised to tap in the rebound, to the confusion of both players and spectators, the referee halted the game before awarding a drop ball. Hednesford remained in control for most of the first half without adding to the score, Keen had a chance to equalise but was denied by another good save from Veiga before the break.
The game was settled by two goals in two minutes during the second half. Bradley Wells surged down the left into the Coleshill area, unselfishly squaring the ball for Tom Fry to finish from close range. Wells got his goal a minute later with a commanding run before bending the ball around the home keeper.
An excellent team move finished off the scoring when Ollie Waddison and Carter Lycett combined on the left, switching the ball over to Izak Reid on the other side of the pitch who swept a shot past Hathaway for the Pitmen’s fourth goal.
Man of the match Carter Lycett nearly topped off a superb display with the goal his performance deserved; hitting the upright with a fierce shot after running through numerous defenders.
Coleshill Town; Hathaway, Tymon (Sandhu 60), Danquah, Cole, Meakin-Richards (Dawes 73), Misambo, Molesworth, Webb, Keen, Rankin, Antonio (Dainty 60). Subs not used; Washbourne, Mannion
Hednesford Town; Veiga, Curley, Lycett, Gatter, Ezewele, Hallahan (Elliott 87), Reid (K Wells 77), Fry, B Wells, Daniels, Andoh (Waddison 67). Subs not used; Abadaki