Stalwart Dave 'Magnum' Thomas dreams of an all-Woofferton final in Leintwardine Cup (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Stalwart Dave 'Magnum' Thomas dreams of an all-Woofferton final in Leintwardine Cup
STALWART Dave ‘Magnum’ Thomas is dreaming of an all-Woofferton final in this season’s Leintwardine Cup.
Woofferton’s first-team travel to Tenbury Town and Woofferton Colts host Orleton Colts in this Saturday’s semi-finals.
Simon Bradley bagged a hat-trick in Woofferton’s 5-1 home win over Holme Lacy in last weekend’s Herefordshire League Division One clash.
Bradley’s treble included a stunning volley which was set up by Nathan Scott’s surging run and cross.
Dave Chadd also got on the scoresheet, while Woofferton’s other came from an own goal.
Goals from Jake Collett and Jabus Smith gave Woofferton Colts a 2-1 success at Kingstone Harriers.
This win has lifted Duncan Morris’ Colts’ side to the top of Herefordshire League Division Two.
Church Stretton Town joint-manager Joe Leask was delighted to keep pole position in the Mercian League Premier Division.
Stretton recorded a 2-1 home win over Oakengates last weekend and face rivals FC Hodnet this Saturday.
“We have to keep going - we are still unbeaten at home in the league,” said Leask, who was pleased to field new signing Ollie Kesterton.
“We have won eight and drawn one of our nine home matches. We are also through to the league cup quarter-finals and we want to do well in that.”
Ben Jones gave Stretton a 55th-minute lead against Oakengates, turning in Aaron Gough’s cross.
And leading marksman Ashley Wells, a defender, volleyed in his eighth goal of the season from 10 yards.
The visitors reduced arrears when returning goalkeeper Jamie Williams misjudged a corner.
Manager Andy Green felt Bishops Castle were shot down by higher-graded players in their 3-0 home defeat against Wroxeter Rovers in Division One.
“If Wroxeter had come with their normal team, I think we would have beaten them,” said Green.
“They had about four players who would normally play at a higher level.
“They had a lad up-front and the ball stuck to his foot like glue.
“We played OK but when we went 2-0 down before half-time our heads dropped.”
Green praised defender Phil Bates, who was Castle’s best player and goalkeeper Joe McKay.
Castle travel to Hopesgate in the league this Saturday.
Green added: “There’s plenty to play for - we have got Penybont in the Newcastle Cup and AFC Wellington away in the Shropshire FA Junior Cup quarter-finals.”
Bucknell twice came from behind as they drew 2-2 at Bronllys to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches in the Mid Wales League (South).
Dave Jones and Ryan Bufton netted for Bucknell, who have not lost in the league since September.
Returning goalkeeper Ben Harvey pulled off a couple of superb saves for fourth-placed Newcastle in their 0-0 draw at Sennybridge.
Newcastle’s best chances fell to Craig Morris and John Bateson. Harvey made a magnificent save to secure a point.