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RUSHALL OLYMPIC FC
RUSHALL OLYMPIC FC
Away | 21 January 2017
THE PICS went down to a 2-1 defeat at a chilly Hednesford Town.
The early action saw a free-kick for the home side by Tom Thorley cause problems, whilst at the other end a loose ball was seized upon by George Bowerman who was brought down by Dan Preston only for the resulting free-kick to be cleared.
Bowerman’s debut was to last just 15 minutes as he was forced to hobble out of the action as a result of the challenge.
The home side went close on 24 minutes when Vinny Mukendi got into a good position only to fire wide.
On the half-hour there was a great save from Jose Veiga to tip over a curling effort from distance by danger man Mukendi.
It was Hednesford who broke the deadlock when Mukendi danced his way into the area before slotting beyond Veiga.
The Pics conceded two goals in as many minutes once again when more pressure ended with Spencer Weir-Daley guiding the ball home from close range to make it 2-0 and that is how it remained at the interval.
An inviting cross from Isaac Cooper early in the second half found the head of Joe Hull whose effort was clawed away by the 'keeper.
There was a chance for Weir-Daley to extend The Pitmen’s lead but he put his effort wide from close range on 66 minutes.
The Pics were back in it when a high, hanging cross from the right was met with a looping header from Aaron Forde to make it 2-1 on 72 minutes.
It sparked a spell of plenty of possession from Rushall without testing Lloyd Ransome in the home goal as Mickail Partodikromo and then Sam Whittall fired over from good positions as the clock ticked down but it wasn’t enough as The Pics slipped to defeat.
HEDNESFORD TOWN: Ransome, Haynes, Hutton, McNaught, Caines, Preston, Thorley, Cartwright (Matthews 82), Mukendi, McDermott (Sheldon 59), Weir-Daley (Glover 69). Subs not used: Crane, Forsyth.
Goals: Mukendi (37), Weir-Daley (39)
RUSHALL OLYMPIC: Veiga, Christophorou, Cooper (Jackson 73), Forde, Eze, Hull, Bottomer, Whittall, McKenzie, Bowerman (Luckie 15, Mugisha 65), Partodikromo. Subs not used: Diop, Hayes.
Goal: Forde (72)
Starting Line Up
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