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Ten-man Motors leave Hednesford empty-handed
TEN-man Motors left Keys Park empty handed despite a spirited performance against high flying Hednesford Town.
With just two minutes on the clock, Motors striker Jordan Rugg broke clear and chipped onrushing keeper Dan Crane but was unfortunate to see his shot clip the bottom of the post and bounce wide to safety.
Vauxhalls were made to pay for their early miss on 14 minutes when Hednesford striker Elliott Durrell stepped up and hit an unstoppable dipping free-kick beyond keeper Zac Jones and into the far corner of the net.
Rugg almost levelled matters on 20 minutes but this time he was denied following a fine save by Crane.
The home side doubled their advantage on 26 minutes following poor marking by the Motormen. Kris Taylor floated in a corner and Durrell was left unmarked to head home from ten yards out.
It went from bad to worse for Vauxhalls just before half-time when a frustrated Lloyd Ellams was shown a straight red card for a bad challenge on debutant Matt Rogan.
Motors made a couple of tactical substitutions at half-time and put in a committed display for the remaining 45 minutes however Hednesford were happy to see the game out with a two goal advantage and claim all three points.
After the final whistle, Vauxhall Manager Carl Macauley said: "Despite the result and the sending off, I think we matched Hednesford in open play.
"Jordan Rugg has had two great chances to score in the first half but he has hit the post and the keeper saved the other effort.
"I'm more disappointed about the poor defending which has led to the two goals conceded."
Motors are now 12th in the Skrill North league table.
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