Woofferton's Dave 'Magnum' Thomas didn't get his champagne Leintwardine Cup final (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Woofferton Football Club's Dave 'Magnum' Thomas didn't get his champagne Leintwardine Cup final
WOOFFERTON secretary Dave ‘Magnum’ Thomas didn’t get his dream Leintwardine Cup final - but he can’t wait to face his old club, Orleton Colts.
Steve Chadd’s Woofferton recorded a 2-1 semi-final success over Tenbury Town at Palmer’s Meadow to book a final place at Leintwardine on Friday, March 28, kick-off 5pm.
Woofferton Colts crashed to a 3-2 home defeat against Orleton Colts in the other last-four tie.
Thomas said: “We’ll need to up our game if we are to beat Orleton in the final.
“Orleton will be taking a coach for players and supporters to the final - and we’ll be taking a few over.
“It’s always a good occasion at Paytoe Lane. I haven’t played in the final since winning it with Orleton in 2007.”
Goals in either half from Simon Bradley and Josh Partridge fired Woofferton into a 2-0 lead against Tenbury last Saturday.
Tenbury reduced ar rears when Jack Farrar scored directly from a corner but Woofferton comfortably held on to win.
Tenbury manager Darren Worthington said: “We probably deserved to take the tie into extra-time because we had most of the play in the second-half.
“We wish Woofferton all the best for the final and we can now concentrate on getting promoted from Division Three.”
In the other semi-final, Jabez Smith netted twice but Woofferton Colts suffered a 3-2 home defeat against Orleton.
Martin Edwards, Martin Jones and Will Caswell grabbed the goals for a triumphant Orleton at Haynall Lane.