Hednesford 1, Stourbridge 2

LUKE Benbow fired in an injury time winner as Stourbridge beat Hednesford Town in the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup.

The win at St Andrew's comes 50 years after they last tasted success in the competition when beating the same opposition.

A double from Benbow either side of Charlie Gatter's equaliser saw the Glassboys come out on top against their Northern Premier League rivals to end the season with silverware.

An even start to the clash saw both sides looking dangerous from set-piece deliveries.

It was from an eighth minute corner that Hednesford worked their first opening as Callam Mendez-Jones headed narrowly wide at the near post.

Stour looked lively in the final third, especially when they fed forward Luke Benbow around he edge of the box.

The Glassboys had the ball in the back of the net just shy of the half hour mark after Benbow's miss-hit effort found Leon Broadhurst at the far post.

He headed home but had his celebration quickly halted by the assistant's flag.

However, Stour did break the deadlock just a minute later through Benbow.

Matt Gould, playing his last game in red and white, fired a long ball forward that could only be headed up rather than away by Sam Oji.

Benbow then rose to beat out-rushing keeper James Wren to the ball and loop a header into the unguarded net.

The contest remained well-balanced despite the goal with clear cut chances at a premium.

Ben Bailey fired over the bar for the Pitmen in first half injury time as Stour took their narrow advantage into the break.

The Glassboys were quick out of the blocks as Benbow saw an effort blocked in the first minute after the restart.

Hednesford answered with pressure of their own in the 47th minute.

First James Lawrie's drive from distance was spilt by Gould before James Fitzgibbon and Danny Glover failed to turn the lose ball home.

Hednesford got on top approaching the hour mark as Stour dropped deeper.

They were having less joy in the attacking third until Brad Birch's drove into the box and fired just wide in the 63rd minute.

Mendez-Jones headed over for the Pitmen in the 67th minute as Gary Hackett's men maintained their advantage.

They should have doubled their lead in the 73rd minute when Benbow was played in by Birch.

The strike's poked effort was saved by the legs of Wren.

He was made to rue the miss just moments later as sub Gatter headed home Tom Thorley's cross from the right.

Leon Broadhurst blazed over from the edge of the box in the 79th minute as the clash looked to be heading to penalties.

However, Benbow freed himself with neat footwork before firing powerfully past Wren in injury time to had the Glassboys the glory.

Stourbridge: Gould, Hayden, Christophorou, McCone, Pierpoint, Tonks (Hall 60), Gallagher, Broadhurst, Benbow, Birch, Shearer (Westlake 65) Unused subs: Cooke, Hague, Hawk.

Hednesford: Wren, Mendez-Jones, Campion, Bailey, Oji (Gatter 33), King (Fitzpatrick 68), Dwyer, Thorley, Glover, Lawrie, Fitzgibbon.

Unused subs: Rea, Butlin, Veiga.