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09.11.2011 @ 19:45 Causeway Lane Attendance: 279
Matlock Town
2 - 1
Hednesford Town
Referee: Mr M. Walsh FA Trophy / 2nd Qual Round Replay-Match

Goalscorers
James Lukic (20)
Ian Holmes (45)
Marvin Robinson (18)
Starting Line-ups
Jon Kennedy
Micky Harcourt
Oscar Radford
Liam King
Adam Yates
James Lukic
Chris Bettney
Steve Warne
Ian Holmes
Gareth Davies
Ben Algar
Dan Crane
Cheyenne Dunkley
Kyle Haynes
Darren Campion
Pedro Montiero
Jay Denny
Elliott Durrell
Jamey Osborne
Chris Clements
Nick Wellecomme
Marvin Robinson
Substitutes
Kris Bowler
Nathan Joynes
Tyiesse Nightingale
Chris Whitcombe
Nick Buxton
Chris Shaw
Ben Bailey
Decio Gomes
Ben Jevons
Mark Danks
Substitutions
Kris Bowler -> Chris Bettney (75) Mark Danks -> Marvin Robinson (40)
Yellow cards
None Elliott Durrell (0)
Red cards
None None.
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Hednesford Town bowed out of this seasons FA Trophy following a frustrating defeat in a replay which was underpinned by a superbly determined defensive performance by Matlock Town.

Similar tactics had restricted The Pitmen to their first blank since Rob Smith’s first game in charge in September 2010 last Saturday and, to give Matlock credit, they once again defended like the proverbial lions.

Hednesford took the lead on eighteen minutes when Elliott Durrell set up Marvin Robinson with a perfectly judged through ball but a defensive lapse on the right wing let in Matlock captain James Lukic to equalise two minutes later.

Jamey Osborne’s deflected shot was saved well by Jon Kennedy before Robinson had a goal rightly disallowed for offside as The Pitmen showed attacking intent. However the away side always looked like struggling once Robinson limped off with a suspected muscle strain and Ian Holmes headed in from two yards to give Matlock the lead on the stroke of half time.

The home sides’ one goal advantage was always going to be difficult to break down for Hednesford and, in a similar vein to the first match, the ball just wouldn’t fall their way.

Nick Wellecomme and Durrell both hit rasping drives against the woodwork in the second half but, without the aerial threat of Robinson, The Pitmen faced an impenetrable wall of blue as Matlock’s 4-5-1 formation secured their path into the next round and left Rob Smith and his team to concentrate on a promising league campaign starting with a trip back to the Derbyshire Dales against Buxton this Saturday.
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