Tenbury Town thrash Hereford City 7-2 in Jock Handley Cup

Tenbury Town 7 Hereford City 2

SPOKESMAN Carl Lambert hailed Tenbury Town's players after they blitzed Hereford City in the Jock Handley Cup.

Ashley Botwood bagged a brace as Town romped into a 4-0 lead after just 25 minutes of lastSaturday's tie at Palmer's Meadow.

Alex Lombardi scored the best goal of the match, curling a superb shot into the top right-hand from 30 yards.

"City will be sick of the sight of the Tenbury boys after they suffered a third defeat at the hands of Town in the space of six weeks," said club spokesman Lambert.

"Our playing-style early on and the passing and movement was, at times, a joy to behold."

"It was like men against boys as Town midfield dominated the play in the first half."

Town are also doing well in Herefordshire League Division Two but are without a match this weekend.

Town broke the deadlock after six minutes against Hereford City when winger Chris Patton headed in Dean Morris' right-wing cross.

Botwood doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Alex Bright was bundled over.

Bright notched Town's third goal before Gaz Edwards notched his first of the season after making a blocking tackle.

Edwards turned from hero to villain when he dallied with the ball on the edge of the area, allowing a city forward to nick the ball to score.

But Town restored their four-goal advantage when Botwood notched his second at the second attempt.

Substitute Mark Boucker was thrown into the action for the second half and scored within 20 minutes of coming off the bench.

Town were soon in seventh heaven with the goal of the game from Lombardi.

However, Hereford City had the final word in stoppage-time. Keiran Fish inadvertently played the ball to a city forward who scored from close range.

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