Clee Hill United manager Wayne Whitbread pleased with 0-0 draw at Oswestry Lions in Mercian League Division One (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Clee Hill United manager Wayne Whitbread pleased with 0-0 draw at Oswestry Lions in Mercian League Division One
CLEE Hill United chief Wayne Whitbread was pleased after his side picked up a point from a goalless draw at Oswestry Lions in the Mercian League Division One.
Hill couldn’t repeat the goal-fest which The New Saints served up at the ground hours earlier in a live-televised 6-0 Welsh Premier rout of Bangor City.
Ryan Harper almost netted for Hill but his goal-bound chip was hacked off the line by a defender.
“It was a good game for a 0-0 and it was very competitive,” said Whitbread.
“We had a short corner in the first-half and three of our runners were inches away from getting the final touch.”
Hill host Hopesgate United this Saturday and could be without Liam Whitbread, who jarred a knee playing Sunday morning football.
Bishops Castle Town manager Andrew Green praised Mark Jones after they crashed 2-1 at Wroxeter Rovers, also in Division One.
A rare error from Joe McKay contributed to Castle’s downfall, while Luke Hicks netted. Hicks also headed over Green’s cross at the death.
“It was just one of those days,” said Green, whose side travel to Oswestry Lions this Saturday. “Mark Jones did well but we are throwing away games at the moment.”
However, Castle are through to the Division One Cup semi-final after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Rock Rovers.
Gaz Bromley netted as the match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and then went straight to penalties because a Rock player was injured in stoppage-time.
Basement outfit Leintwardine Colts crashed 3-0 at Tenbury Town in Herefordshire League Division Three.
Colts’ manager Chris Shurmer has vowed to carry on next term. “There are just three games left now and I would like to have another go next season,” said Shurmer.
Goal-shy Newcastle conceded a first-minute penalty in a 1-0 defeat at Talgarth Town Reserves in Mid Wales League (South). Newcastle have now not scored in six matches. “We battered them for 90 minutes,” said Newcastle boss John Goodridge. A goal from Adam Ray helped Bucknell to a creditable 1-1 draw at Rhayader Town Reserves.