The Lockmen picked up their first point of the season.
With a fierce wind blowing behind them Amari Shaw and Nathan Derrick both went close early doors for the hosts before Mark Danks was left clear by a shocking back-pass but after running across the face of the box he pulled his effort wide. Derome Cummins fired over at the midway stage of the half before Willenhall deservedly broke the deadlock. Shaw lined up a free-kick on 27 minutes from the edge of the box and beat the keeper at his near post. On 36 minutes Bromyard got a highly controversial equaliser. With the official giving a free-kick he called a Willenhall player towards him for a chat before the visitors took a quick free-kick 15 yards further forward and he allowed play to continue with the home defence walking towards the official. Luke Shearing in the home goal then fetched down the attacker for a penalty and a yellow card, Danks’ penalty was weak but with Shearing diving the wrong way, it did the job. The Lockmen should have had a penalty before the break but the referee somehow decided a goal-kick was the result of a late tackle.
Four minutes after the break and the visitors were ahead when clever play on the left saw Danks cross into the box from the by-line and Nathan Myers hammered into the roof of the net from the edge of the six yard box. On 59 minutes The Reds were level when a brilliant curling effort from Shaw rattled the crossbar, however, he pounced on the rebound and his deflected effort flew over the keeper as he dived. Damian Wood was inches off target two minutes later as the hosts went for a winner. Shearing did brilliantly to touch a 50 yard punt upfield from Sam Cupper that caught the wind and was dropping under the bar on 75 minutes. It was now the official took centre stage as he dismissed Bromyard’s Ryan Glennister for a late challenge on 78 minutes, the home side’s Gurpreet Singh for a second booking on 88 and the visitor’s Ryan South for retreating at a free-kick only to be caught by an attempted quick take, after originally being booked for kicking the ball away.