Sweeney swoops to Pit­men’s res­cue

HEDNESFORD TOWN 1 BAM­BER BRIDGE 1

The Non-League Football Paper - - NPL PREMIER - By Scott Smith

HEDNESFORD and Bam­ber Bridge were forced to set­tle for a point thanks to two sec­ond half goals.

The Pit­men started the game on the front foot and should re­ally have been ahead in the fifth minute but Michael Howard fired well over the goal when well placed.

The vis­i­tors started to come more into the game as the half wore on and had a great chance in the 22nd minute but Matthew Ar­gen­tBarnes lifted his ef­fort well over the goal with just goal­keeper Josef Bur­sik to beat.

In the 41st minute a won­der­ful fin­ger­tip save from Bur­sik saw the young goal­keeper deny Brad Cars­ley.

The vis­i­tors took the lead in the 55th minute when a mis­take in the Pit­men back­line saw the ball worked to Ar­gent-Barnes with the striker mak­ing no mis­take from 15 yards out.

Just 60 sec­onds later Hednesford should re­ally have equal­ized when Howard picked out Josh Crad­dock but the mid­fielder headed wide from six yards out.

Hednesford equalised in the 81st minute when the ball broke to Dan Sweeney who drove for­ward be­fore un­leash­ing an ef­fort from 25 yards that found the top cor­ner of the net.

Hednesford al­most won it in stop­page time when a long throw was flicked on to Howard but the he couldn’t turn home at the far post.

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