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17.04.2010 @ 15:00 Keys Park Attendance: 508
Hednesford Town
0 - 0
Banbury United
Referee: Southern Premier-Match

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Starting Line-ups
Stuart Brock
Cheyenne Dunkley
Liam Francis
Matty Wood
Ben Bailey
Adam McGurk
Elliott Durrell
Chris Clements
Josh Craddock
Dorryl Proffitt
Tyrone Barnett
Joe Murrell
Ollie Stanbridge
Marvin Martin
Ben Milner
Adam Learoyd
Nathan Haisley
Joe Coleman
Declan Benjamin
Lewis Hilliard
Jason Taylor
David Staff
Liam Flynn
Zak Martin
Aaron Gibson
Luke Chapman
Ross Dyer
Mark Scott
George Redknap
David Stone
Jack Ashton
Aaron Gibson -> Matty Wood (45)
Ross Dyer -> Dorryl Proffitt (63)
Mark Scott -> Joe Murrell (52)
George Redknap -> Jason Taylor (83)
David Stone -> Lewis Hilliard (89)
Yellow cards
Cheyenne Dunkley (0)
Nathan Haisley
Joe Coleman
Declan Benjamin
Red cards
None. Mark Scott (78)
Match report | How They Saw It | League Table
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Adam McGurk fluffed his lines at the worst possible moment for Hednesford Town as his weakly hit penalty threw away a golden opportunity for victory.

Tyrone Barnett muscled his way through the Banbury backline on seventy-seven minutes and when clean through on goal he was felled by substitute goalkeeper Mark Scott. The referee subsequently showed a red card to Scott and in dramatic circumstances he was replaced in goal by midfielder Declan Benjamin.

As Keys Park held its breath and only an outfield player, never to have worn goalkeeping gloves stood between them and three vital points, McGurk sidefooted his spotkick straight at the grateful stand-in and the ball was hacked clear.

There was a tense atmosphere in the warm spring air all afternoon as The Pitmen supporters worryingly watched on, powerless to do anything about the events unfolding in front of them. In an open first period Hednesford put pressure on the nervy Joe Murrell in Banbury's goal as Elliott Durrell and Dorryl Proffitt both had opportunities to get past the onrushing keeper.

Banbury, sat in mid-table and with the pressure off, looked dangerous on the break with Jason Taylor hitting the cross bar on ten minutes with a looping shot which beat Stuart Brock all ends up.

Banbury held on well in the second half and, following the penalty, despite fevered attempts by Hednesford to score the winner Benjamin and his defence stood strong.

Despite the drama Bernard McNally's have still picked up an important point to take into the final week of the season. The Pitmen face bottom club Rigby on Tuesday, champions elect Farnborough on Thursday and then travel to Cambridge on the final day of the season.

The final fixture evokes memories of the now legendary Newport IOW match and, despite the many permutations left, it looks to all intents and purposes that The Pitmen will have to get a result on the last day to secure a play off place
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