Ollie Smith bags hat-trick for Clee Hill United in 5-3 win at Hopesgate United in the Mercian League Division One (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Ollie Smith bags hat-trick for Clee Hill United in 5-3 win at Hopesgate United in the Mercian League Division One
OLLIE Smith bagged a hat-trick in Clee Hill United’s 5-3 win at Hopesgate United in the Mercian League Division One.
Smith scored twice in the opening seven minutes and completed his treble from the penalty spot in the second-half.
James Clifford and Adam Warren were also on target for Wayne Whitbread’s side, who let slip a 2-0 lead but led 3-2 at the break and then 5-2 early in the second period.
Player-boss Andrew Green scored twice as Bishops Castle Town recorded a 3-0 win at Dawley.
Green’s stunning 25-yard volley put thirdplaced Castle ahead and he rounded off the scoring after an excellent ball from Luke Mellor, who had netted the visitors’ second.
Dawley had a player red-carded in the closing stages and Green’s men are now looking forward to hosting second-placed Childs Ercall this Saturday.
Brown Clee also had a good day, winning 4-1 at Oswestry Villa, also in Division One.
Church Stretton Town return to action this Saturday at home to AFC Bridgnorth Reserves in the Premier Division.
Duncan Morris’ Brimfield FC had two players red-carded in a 2-1 derby defeat against Orleton Colts in Herefordshire League Division One.
Curtis Howells’ red card on the half-hour mark changed the game and Tom ‘Dickie’ Everall was later sent off.
Jabez Smith fired Brimfield ahead after a fine ball from Jake Collett but Will Caswell and Alex King replied for Orleton.
Mor ris praised the displays from Tom Ballard and Scott Davies and hopes Brimfield can bounce back at Hereford City in the HFA Junior Cup this Saturday.
Ashley Botwood scored for Tenbury Town in a 2-1 defeat at Bromyard FC in a top-of-thetable clash in Division Two.
Daniel Jara and Matthew Jones were on target for Tenbury Colts in a 2-1 win at Ross Juniors Reserves in Division Three, while Orleton Colts Reserves lost 2-0 at Sinkums.
Newcastle’s hopes of closing the gap on the leaders in the Mid Wales League (South) were frustrated when their clash at tabletoppping Rhayader Town Reserves fell to a waterlogged pitch. Ben Harvey saved a second- half penalty but Newcastle lost 3-2 at higher-graded Talgarth Town in Sunday’s Radnorshire Cup quarter-final tie.
Craig Morris and Dave Jones netted for Newcastle, who lost in the dying minutes of extra-time.
A late penalty from Mark Griffiths earned Norbury a point from a 2-2 home draw with Peacock Corinthians in Division One of the Shrewsbury and District Sunday League.
Norbury took the lead through Gwyn Francis, who steered in Craig Harris’ freekick, but Corinthians scored twice after the break.
Norbury rescued a point through Griffiths’ spot-kick after Jake Cintra had been bundled over inside the area.