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A looping Adam McGurk left-footed volley caused major controversy at Keys Park as the last minute hero at Chippenham on Saturday came so close to scoring a famous winner in a hotly contested Midlands derby.
McGurk’s shot crashed off the crossbar and onto the goal-line as Lewis Solly was beaten all ends up; unfortunately for The Pitmen, the assistant referee ruled the ball did not cross the line.
Stourbridge had initially shocked an expectant Keys Park; silencing the crowd as a Liam Francis mistake let in Aaron Drake to fire across Stuart Brock into the net for the opening goal on eight minutes.
The home side had the majority of the pressure in the first period but it was Stourbridge who looked dangerous on the break with Ben Billingham missing a glorious headed chance on twenty-four minutes.
The Pitmen scored their deserved equaliser on the stroke of half time when a Sean Platt run set up Tyrone Barnett and, as the Stourbridge defence swarmed, his simple pass teed up Josh Craddock to stroke the ball into the roof of the net.
Despite a real competitive edge to the game, the second half brought little goalmouth action of note until McGurk’s crashing volley and a series of Hednesford opportunities which saw Liam Francis miss-kick and Ross Dyer fire frustratingly at Solly when well-placed.
A point each may put pay to the play-off hopes of Stourbridge but Hednesford now sit a point clear of Cambridge in fifth place; holding their promotion destiny in their own hands