The Non-League Football Paper - - FA TROPHY FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING - By Scott Smith

A LATE GOAL from Hed­nes­ford’s Danny Glover saw the home side progress in a tight game at Keys Park.

The Pit­men started the quicker with Adriel Ge­orge fir­ing an ef­fort over the bar from 12 yards in the fifth minute.

Pit­men goal­keeper James Wren was called into ac­tion in the 14th minute when a sting­ing ef­fort from Evan Gar­nett was turned wide of the post.

A nice move from Town saw Gra­ham play the ball into Ge­orge ten min­utes later and his low shot was pushed be­hind for a cor­ner by Lewis King.

Some lovely in­ter­play from Mick­leover in the 49th minute saw the ball find its way to Gar­nett but with only Wren to beat he bal­looned his ef­fort over.

In the 57th minute a deep free­kick into the Sports penalty area saw Jim Mut­ton ar­riv­ing around at the back post but his div­ing header was saved.

The cru­cial goal would ar­rive in the 81st minute. An ini­tial ball into the area was cleared as far as Ben Bai­ley and his ef­fort fired to­wards goal looped the ball up and over King and into the net.

Sports al­most grabbed an equaliser in the fourth minute of stop­page time but Ben Turner saw his ef­fort cleared.

STAR MAN: Sam Oji (Hed­nes­ford) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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