Hednesford Town continued their preparations for the new season welcoming Hereford FC to Keys Park, after two promising goal filled games against Birmingham City XI and neighbours Heath Hayes. The opening 15 minutes were goalless with Joe Cuff shooting wide for the Pitmen after a powerful run. Hereford failed to break the deadlock with a series of corners. Lewis Gwilliams made an instinctive low save to prevent Hereford from scoring a free kick just outside the area. Midway through the first half Tyrone Barnett headed into the side netting from a Hereford corner. Kyle Bennett forced an excellent save from visiting goalkeeper Brad Wade on the half hour mark. Both sides gave a good account of themselves in an evenly contested first half.