Tenbury Town win 3-0 against Leintwardine Colts at Palmer's Meadow in Herefordshire Football League Division Three (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Tenbury Town win 3-0 against Leintwardine Colts at Palmer's Meadow in Herefordshire Football League Division Three
Tenbury Town 3 Leintwardine Colts 0
TENBURY Town’s Darren Worthington has vowed to remain in the manager’s hot-seat for next season.
Town are pushing for promotion from Herefordshire League Division Three and are now joint-top of the table.
Manager Worthington was delighted with last weekend’s 3-0 success over basement outfit Leintwardine Colts at Palmer’s Meadow.
The experienced Ashley Botwood scored with a 25-yard rocket as Town romped to their fifth victory in a row.
Town will be aiming to keep up the pressure on Bromyard FC when they travel to mid-table Ross Juniors Reserves this Saturday.
Worthington said: “As long as the team continue to work hard, we will achieve our goal which is to gain promotion.
“We are no means there yet because we have some very difficult matches coming up.
“The players know what is expected from them and they are settling into matches fairly early and begin to test opponents. The players are also testing their own limits through fitness and determination.
“They are coming off the field every week knowing that they have given everything.”
Town broke the deadlock on 15 minutes when Botwood scored his 13th goal of the season with a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.
Alex Bright had a strong first-half penalty shout waved away before Matt Clifford smacked a left-foot shot against a post.
Chris Patton doubled Town’s advantage in the second period after fine play from Dave Coupland and Botwood.
Mark Boucker shot straight at the Leintwardine goalkeeper before Town’s Steve Sumner made a brilliant stop from Colts’ Robbie Godding.
Substitute Ian Patterson rounded off the scoring, picking up the ball with his back to goal and then racing forward to hit a low drive into the bottom corner.
Colts’ boss Chris Shurmer said Tenbury dominated the midfield and his side struggled to get the ball for long periods.
“Tenbury are a good side and they are in second place for a good reason,” said Shurmer.
“We started off the season very well but we have been hit with injuries and the loss of players.”