Torr's The Hero As Ravens Down High Flying Hednesford
Lee Torr’s 90th minute goal ensured the visitors grabbed all three points in what was arguably Coalville’s most dominant performance of the season at Keys Park.
Alex Dean, Ryan Robbins and Danny Jenno all came back into the startling line up in replace of Alex Troke, Dean Freeman and the unavailable Nat Watson.
Hednesford started the brighter side in the opening exchanges without really testing Sean Bowles, Gurjit Singh fired wide and high from the edge of the area in their only real effort during that spell.
Alex Dean then clipped the ball round the corner for Kyle Bryant to run on too but the full back poked the ball over the bar from a tight angle, from then on the pair started to run riot down the right flank with overlapping runs all game which Hednesford never really got to grips with.
The first big chance of the game fell to Ryan Robbins, Coalville countered after defending a corner with Massiah McDonald charging down the middle before slipping in Robbins who took a shot first time one on one and hit it well but Crane in the Hednesford goal got a strong left hand on the ball to stop it going under him and kept the scores level.
McDonald then tried his luck as the ball fell to him on the edge of the area and he made space to curl the ball round and over the defenders only to see the ball clip the outside of the post and bounce away from danger.
Alex Dean got in down the right after a good cross field ball from Jack McMillan but his whipped cross was well defended by Flanagan at the back post to stop the arriving Robbins firing Coalville into the lead.
Chances kept coming as Jamie McAteer and Steve Towers both saw headers go wide and Robbins went close again hitting a volley over the bar after a goal mouth scramble but somehow Hednesford held on to go in level at the break.
HT: Hednesford 0-0 Coalville.
The second half started much the same as the first, Coalville on top and looking the more likely to score. Massiah McDonald beat two men cutting in from the left but dragged a shot past the near post. Kyle Bryant then drove at the Hednesford defence and was tripped by the back tracking Singh and although the Coalville players and fans thought it was inside the box the referee said a free kick on the edge of the area which forced Crane to push McMillan's resulting free kick round the post for a corner.
Coalville then took a deserved lead, Ashley Sammons poor back pass was intercepted by Ryan Robbins who was closed down quickly by Crane but he could only push the ball into the path of Massiah McDonald who drilled past 2 defenders on the line for his 6th goal of the season.
Hednesford then got on top again without testing Bowles until Tom Thorley was judged to be tripped inside the box and it was a penalty to the hosts. Ashley Sammons made up for his earlier mistake to send Bowles the wrong way and draw his side level.
As the game looked to be heading for a draw Lee Torr thought otherwise, he pinched the ball back and skipped past two men before firing a shot low and hard into the far corner. A great finish from the left back to ensure all three points were coming back to Leicestershire.
FT: Hednesford 1-2 Coalville.