Tonight's Birmingham Senior Cup fixture at HOME against Romulus has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Hednesford Town 3-0 Witton Albion

Sunday 31/03/2024

Sixth placed Witton Albion were the visitors to Keys Park as the Pitmen continued in their quest to avoid relegation.
Following the week’s rainfall, the game was played on a heavy pitch and there was little on offer in terms of quality in the first half from either team, although the work rate of either side could not be faulted. Corners were exchanged before Elliott Rokka fired a freekick narrowly over the bar for Witton Albion. James McQuilkin made a dangerous run and cross for the Pitmen, however his cross was unfortunately deflected behind for a goal kick. Witton had a shout for a penalty when Tom Pope collided with Pitmen stopper Ryan Brown however the offside flag had already been raised.
HT 0-0
The second half continued in a similar way to the first, Brown made a save just on the right side of the line from a wayward back header from Josh Endall, before Endall headed off the goal line in the 67th minute. The game hinged on two key substitutions from the Pitmen, firstly Matthew Barnes-Homer on his debut got on the end of a cross from McQulikin and headed the ball underneath Danny Roberts to give the home side the lead in the 70th minute. The Pitmen took control of midfield with another debutante substitute Junior Brown having a considerable influence. Jai Verma put the game beyond doubt in the 86th as he ran through the Witton defence before sending a shot from the edge of the box that beat Roberts to double the lead. Adriano Moke put the icing on the cake for the Pitmen capitalising on a weak back pass, intercepting the ball and taking it around the keeper before slotting into an empty net to make the final score 3-0.
Hednesford Town; R Brown, McQuilkin, Kelly, Thorley (Delfouneso 88), Griffiths, Endall, Verma, Moke, Bailey (Barnes-Homer 58), Farmer (J Brown 78),  Jervis.  Subs not used; Berks, Edwards.
Witton Albion; Roberts, Koral, Jackson, Harrison,  Lowton, Fogerty (Hughes 53), Lawrie (Hitchcox 72),  Newell, Pope, Duckworth (Hughes 53), Rokka. Subs not used; Williams,  Kennerley.


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