Kieron Dovey hits hat-trick for Ludlow Town Colts in 9-2 win over Spalaig Britannia (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Kieron Dovey hits hat-trick for Ludlow Town Colts in 9-2 win over Spalaig Britannia in Mercian League Division Two
KIERON Dovey’s hat-trick led newly-formed Ludlow Town Colts to their maiden win in the Mercian League Division Two.
Ryan Bufton bagged a brace, while Josh Partridge, Martin Smith, Aaron Dovey and Martin Edwards also netted in Ludlow’s 9-2 home triumph over Spalaig Britannia.
Gaz Bromley and Mark Griffiths each scored twice in Bishops Castle Town’s thumping 7-0 home success over Oakengate Rangers in Division One.
Jack Jones, Dan Green and Jack Wilson also found the target for Andrew Green’s side.
Castle defender Sam Naden needed 10 stitches after a clash of heads.
It was a disappointing day for Wayne Whitbread’s Clee Hill United, who let in a 94th goal in a 2-1 at Hanwood United Reserves. Steve Preece netted for Hill.
Craig Mor ris was Newcastle’s hat-trick hero as they opened their Mid Wales League South campaign with a 6-2 home win over Llandrindod Wells Reserves.
John Bateson, Carl Price and ex-Bucknell midfielder Dave Jones were also on target for John Goodridge’s men.
Newcastle raced into a 3-0 lead after only 15 minutes and were 4-1 in front by the interval.
Goodridge was happy with his side’s opening-day display.
Church Stretton Town suf fered a 2-1 Premier Division defeat at Whitchurch Alport after recording a 3-2 midweek success at Shifnal United.
Clee Hill United, Newcastle, Bishops Castle and Brown Clee have been handed home ties in the first round of the Shropshire Challenge Cup.
Clee Hill will host Shrewsbury United, Newcastle entertain Dawley Town, Bishops Castle host Albrighton and Brown Clee are at home to Highley Miners Welfare. Ludlow Town Colts travel to Hopesgate United.
The first-round ties take place on October 5.
Church Stretton will enter the competition in round two.
Ludlow Ladies, managed by Kevin Powell, are looking for new players for their maiden season in the Hereford and Worcester Women’s League.
Kerrie Taylor, Lisa Preece and newcomer Sara Bengtsson impressed in a 2-0 friendly defeat against Bridgnorth Players, aged 16 years and above, should call Kevin Powell on 07811 441263, Donna Powell on 07794 857715 or Lorna James on 07792 001852 Training takes place on Thursdays at 7pm with matches on a Sunday afternoon.