A new-look Chasetown gave higher league opposition Hednesford Town a run for their money in a competitive opening friendly.
Mitchell Piggon went close for the Scholars in the first half, in a side dominated by new faces. Brendan Murphy also tested the Pitmen with a mazy run and shot narrowly wide.
Hednesford’s eventual winner came in the 67th minute with a well taken goal from Ashley Sammons.
Chasetown: John Bateman, Matthias Curley, Jon Haynes, Robbie Banks (Garfield Robinson, 68 mins), Henry Eze, James Dance, Jack Langston (Peter Till, HT), Simon Brown, Mitchell Piggon (Nick Turton, 52 mins), Paul Sullivan (Matthew Gardner, 60 mins), Brendan Murphy (Pierce Kiembi, HT (Ben Love, 80 mins)).
Click below to see Pamela Mullins’ pictures from the game: