Danny Gower bags brace in Woofferton’s 5-1 win at Ledbury Town Reserves in Herefordshire League Division One

IN-FORM Danny Gower bagged a brace in Woofferton’s outstanding 5-1 win at Ledbury Town Reserves in Herefordshire League Division One.

Woofferton hit five second-half goals to leapfrog the hosts to go second in the division.

Dave Nash and Jack Wilson, who has joined from Bishops Castle Town, also got on the scoresheet for Woofferton.

Steve Chadd’s Blues have won four successive games and confidence is high ahead of this Saturday’s home derby with Orleton Colts.

Woofferton defender Dave Thomas said: “'We lost a cup game against Orleton a few months ago, so we owe them one. Gower is knocking in the goals but we're also getting lots of goals from midfield.”

Brimfield FC cemented fourth spot with a 3-1 against Holme Lacy.

Jabez Smith hit a brace while striker Jake Collett also netted.

Boss Duncan Morris said: “Holme Lacy came to play football and were a strong defensive outfit who were hard to penetrate. Midfield duo Curtis Howells and captain Craig Morris were outstanding in this competitive game of football.”

A hat-trick from Phil Stokes guided Leintwardine Colts to an emphatic 5-1 home win over Tenbury Colts in Herefordshire League Division Three.

Debutant Toby Siviter and Chris Williams also netted for Chris Shurmer’s side who moved off the bottom of the table.

Shurmer said: “Phil Stokes is 43 years old and is probably the most prolific scorer in Leintwardine Colts’ history.

“The win moves us off the bottom. Tenbury Colts put us under pressure and they scored to make it 2-1.

“They had a go to get back into the match but my lads played well and I am very proud of them.”

Tenbury Town conceded a goal after just 29 seconds but fought back to win 4-1 against VBL Sports at Martley in the Worcestershire Saturday Minor Cup second round.

Town goalkeeper Steve Sumner pulled off an unbelievable penalty save after Keiran Fish’s foul had given away the spot-kick.

Ashley Botwood levelled for Town from the penalty spot after he was bundled over in the box.

Substitute Alex Bright played in Botwood to slot home from a narrow angle to give Town a 2-1 lead.

Bright weaved his way into the box and was unceremoniously chopped down to win a second penalty for Town. Botwood again stepped up to score his second penalty.

Bright then got on the scoresheet in the dying seconds to fire Town into the last eight.

Newcastle sealed a 2-1 win at St Harmon in a re-arranged Mid Wales League (South)fixture.

Hywel Evans put St Harmon the lead but goals from Jimmy Thomas and Scott Oxford before half-time were enough to give Newcastle the spoils.

John Goodridge's side are now seven points behind leaders, Rhayader Town Reserves but have two games in hand.

Captain Thomas scored from 25 yards and Newcastle took the lead from a corner with Scott Oxford blasting home through a crowded goal-mouth.

Jamie Blythe hit the bar and Carl Price, Dave Jones and Sam Windsor went close for Newcastle.

Lee Davies and Mark Griffiths were red-carded in Bishops Castle Town’s 2-0 win at Oswestry Villa in the Mercian League Division One.

Newcomer Joe George scored twice for Castle on his debut and was man of the match.

Castle manager Andrew Green said: “We were struggling for a team so I signed Joe on the morning of the game.

“He plays football on a Sunday with Adam Davies and I would like him to play again.

“Gaz Bromley and Luke Mellor are both away and Jack Wilson has signed for Woofferton.”

Green added: “We played for the final 10 minutes with just nine men and they will be suspended for our top of the table clash against Oswestry Town.”

A hat-trick from Mark Hudson led Norbury progressed to round three in the Shropshire Sunday Challenge Cup with an 8-1 rout away at Telford Rangers.

Niall Thomas bagged a brace, while Jake Cintra and Tom Jones also scored and Mark Griffiths netted from the spot after Cintra was fouled. Sam Naden took the man of the match plaudits for Norbury.

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