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15.08.2016 @ 19:45 War Memorial Ground Attendance: 772
Stourbridge 1 - 2 Hednesford Town
Referee: NPL Premier-Match

Kayelden Brown (16) Tristan Dunkley (33)
George Carline (90)
Starting Line-ups
Matt Gould
Kristian Green
Lewis Probert
Tom Tonks
Joe Hull
Dan Scarr
Brad Birch
Leon Broadhurst
Luke Benbow
Chris Lait
Kayelden Brown
Dan Crane
James Mutton
Rhys Thompson
Calum Flanagan
Cohen Bramall
Tom Thorley
Ashley Sammons
Sean Geddes
Simeon Maye
George Carline
Tristan Dunkley
Jake Heath
Drew Canavan
Barndon Hague
Jon Adams
Lloyd Ransome
Francino Francis
Michael McGrath
Gurjit Singh
Danny Glover
Drew Canavan -> Lewis Probert (73)
Jake Heath -> Kristian Green (74)
Brandon Hague -> Luke Benbow (89)
Danny Glover -> Tristan Dunkley (57)
Michael McGrath -> Ashley Sammons (63)
Gurjit Singh -> Sean Geddes (78)
Yellow cards
Kristian Green
Luke Benbow
Calum Flanagan (0)
Sean Geddes (0)
Michael McGrath (0)
Red cards
None None.
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Hednesford Town again came from behind to claim all three points thanks to two excellent strikes, the second of which came four minutes into added time at the end of the game.

Manager Liam McDonald had been forced into making two changes to his starting line-up from that which began against Spennymoor Town on Saturday, with both Lewis Wright and Francino Francis being sidelined by injury. Rhys Thompson and Cohen Bramall came into the side along with skipper Tom Thorley who replaced Michael McGrath.

It was the visitors who made the better start with Simeon Maye seeing a 20 yard dipping effort tipped away for a corner. Tristian Dunkley then saw his scrambled effort hit the post in the fourth minute as the Pitmen pushed for an opener.

Despite controlling the opening quarter of play, Hednesford fell behind in the 15th minute. Luke Benbow managed to find some space in the box and after seeing one shot blocked he slid the ball across to Kayelden Brown who scored unto an unguarded net from six yards.

A minute later Benbow fired wide from the edge of the box when well placed while at the other end a deep Dunkley cross picked out Ashley Sammons, but his ball back in was just short of an unmarked Maye.

Then out of nowhere, the Pitmen dragged themselves level in the 33rd minute thanks to an excellent strike from Dunkley. After a ball forward fell to the front-man, he rasped an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

The Pitmen almost edged ahead just before the break but Thorley saw his low shot blocked behind for a corner.

Twelve minutes into the second half Hednesford suffered another injury blow as Dunkley was forced off after picking up a knock.

The second half was proving to be a much more even affair with the visitors seeing off a couple of free-kicks that had been won by the lively Chris Lait, while at the other end Sammons saw an effort saved in the 64th minute.

In the 75th minute Hednesford goalkeeper Dan Crane was forced into a low smart save after a shot from Benbow was deflected in the opposite direction to which it was originally travelling.

As the game entered stoppage time both sides continue to press for a goal that would earn them all three points, and in the end it would be the Pitmen who found it with almost the last meaningful action of the game.

Bramall, who had once again caused problems down the left-hand side, managed to find space to pick out the perfect cross to Carline who exquisitely half-volleyed home from 12 yards out in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

The goal was greeted with joy all across the Hednesford end of the ground with the visitors bench exploding onto the pitch as the Pitmen continued their 100 per cent start to the season.
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