Stourbridge v Hednesford Town - Match Preview

Stourbridge v Hednesford Town - Match Preview

By Nigel Gregg
16th August
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Stourbridge are in action at the War Memorial Athletic Ground again on Saturday afternoon when HEDNESFORD are the visitors.

Saturday, 17th August 2019 - kick-off 3 pm
BetVictor Southern League Premier Division Central

Admission prices are as follows:

Senior Citizens (65 and over)..................£7
12-17 year olds.....................................£5
Under 12s............................................FREE
(when accompanied by a paying adult/senior citizen or season ticket holder)

The match programme (available from the Club Shop and also the Programme Hut located by the Church End driveway turnstiles) is priced at £2-50. This issue contains an interview with James Wren and the thoughts of Glassboys boss Ian Long along with the latest news concerning our academy and ladies teams.

Seating for spectators is located in the main stand on the far side of the ground from the Glassboys Bar. All seating is unreserved, except for the front two rows of seating in the centre block, which are for Directors, Officials and Sponsors only.

Other useful information can be viewed at -

Please be aware that there continues to be road-works on High Street, Amblecote by the Stourbridge Motor House Vauxhall showroom and temporary traffic lights are in place, so please allow a little extra travel time, particularly if approaching from the Wordsley/Kingswinford direction.

Supporters approaching from the other direction may be best served by using the town centre car parks or the industrial estate and then walk up to the ground from there.


Stourbridge will be hoping to build on an encouraging start to the new season as they welcome HEDNESFORD TOWN to the War Memorial Athletic Ground (3 pm).

Boss Ian Long has a welcome selection headache on the back of victories away at Hitchin Town last Saturday and at home to Stratford Town on Monday. He made four changes for the Stratford encounter as he looked to freshen his side up for their second game in three days and that decision paid off with all four new starters making a positive contribution to the Glassboys victory.

Stourbridge have also since added midfield general Mitch Botfield to their squad to further strengthen the options available in that particular area of the field, although Dave Bellis may need assessing for Saturday after picking up a knock on Monday night.

Hednesford snapped up a trio of players from Halesowen Town over the summer with goalkeeper Daniel Platt, defender Sam Griffiths and ex-Stourbridge and Stafford Rangers centre-half Kieran Morris all moving to Keys Park. They also welcomed back popular striker Danny Glover, who returned after a year with Nantwich Town.

A crowd of 482 saw Hednesford defeat Lowestoft Town 2 - 1 at home on the opening day of the season with Glover netting the winner from the penalty spot before they fell to a narrow 2 - 1 defeat at Coalville Town on Tuesday night. Ex-Glassboy Jack Duggan headed home from a corner as the Leicestershire hosts built a two-goal lead with just over an hour played, however Glover pulled a goal back for the Pitmen with ten minutes remaining and the visitors then finished strongly after Coalville were reduced to ten men but couldn't find an equaliser in the time remaining.

Hednesford last visited the War Memorial Athletic Ground just under two years ago and the Glassboys triumphed 2 - 0 on that occasion with goals from Jordan Archer and Ryan Rowe.



The Club Shop has received a small further supply of Puma Teamwear designed POLO SHIRTS in red or black and these will be on sale at tomorrow's game for £30.

We also have a handful of Puma Teamwear designed HOODY TOPS in red available and these are priced at £45.

Following an especially busy night in the Club Shop at the Stratford game we have now placed a new order with PUMA TEAMWEAR in order to receive some more home replica shirts in the following adult sizes – large, X-large and 2XL.

We still have all junior sizes available in the home shirt, namely 7/8 years, 9/10 years. 11/12 years and 13/14 years.

Replica shirts are priced at £40 for adult sizes and £35 for junior ones.

Don’t forget that you can also order our replica kit (including shorts and socks) from the Puma Teamwear microsite that has been set up and the link to it can be found at the top of the home page on

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