Lowestoft 0 Hednesford 0 - Report

The Pitmen fought out a hard earned draw in the wind and rain in Suffolk against Lowestoft Town as they came closest of either side to finding a winner.

0-0 draw
0-0 draw

Callam Mendez-Jones was able to continue in defence after his opening day red card was rescinded, Sam Griffiths' return at right back being the only change from the side that defeated Long Eaton United on Tuesday night.

The Pitmen made a bright start with both George Cater and Dan Turner testing home keeper Luis Tibbles early on. An evenly balanced encounter continued with Rhys Thompson shooting over the bar, before the Hednesford defence cleared the ball off the line. Jack Hallahan fired over from a Cater cross, Danny Glover hit the post before finding the net from an offside position as the Pitmen began to control the game. At the other end Andy Wycherley cut out a dangerous looking cross as the half ended goalless.

After the break both sides continued to search for a goal in a very open game. In the 53rd minute the visitors should have taken the lead when Tibbles fouled Glover in the Trawlerboys' area, however the Pitmen player/assistant manager missed from the penalty spot.

Cater shot wide of the post while Ben Bailey headed over from a corner, the hosts countered with a series of corners which were well defended.

New signing Dan Sweeney, on as a substitute, came close to finding a winner on his latest return to the Pitmen. The game ended as a draw after a final freekick for Lowestoft was drilled into the defensive wall.

Lowestoft Town; Tibbles, Murphy, Wilkinson (Tann 15), Jarvis (Lopez 76), Curry, Cole, Zielonka, Fisk, Reed, Debenham, Higgs (McIntosh 46). Subs not used; Wells, Ruffles

Hednesford Town; Wycherley, Griffiths, Campbell-Gordon, Bailey, Mendez-Jones, Thompson, Cater (Norcross 73), Hallahan, Glover, Dodds (Sweeney 73), Turner. Subs not used; Smith, Dawes, Lycett

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