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Liam Whitbread scores in Clee Hill United’s 3-2 home win over Dawley Town
4:45pm Friday 28th February 2014 in Sport
LIAM Whitbread bagged his third goal of the campaign in Clee Hill United’s 3-2 home win over Dawley Town in the Mercian League Division One.
Steve Preece and ace marksman Adam Warren were also on the score-sheet for Wayne Whitbread’s side, who led 2-0 at the break.
Liam Whitbread said: “Dawley were seven points ahead of us in the league table, so it was a good win.
“We made a slow start to the second half and we let Dawley back into the match after a defensive error but we hit back and Adam Warren scored our third goal.
“Dawley scored their second goal with 10 minutes remaining but, thankfully, we held on to take the points.”
Brown Clee eased to a 5-0 home win over Shrewsbury United, while braces from Jack Wilson and newcomer Craig Williams fired Bishops Castle Town to a 7-2 thrashing of Meole Brace.
Castle boss Andrew Green said: “I think the win keeps up third in the table and level on points with Childs Ercall whom we visit this Saturday.
Niall Thomas, Mark Griffiths and Sam Naden also netted for Castle, who opened up a 4-1 interval lead against Meole Brace.
Green was disappointed his side switched off at times and hopes Castle will fully focussed for this Saturday’s big match.
“It was a very good win and three crucial points.”
Paul Smith converted a first-half penalty for Church Stretton Town in a 1-0 success over Whitchurch Alport in a top-of-the-table Premier Division match.
The narrow win has kept Joe Leask’s men in the title race and knocked Whitchurch off the top spot in the table.
Tom Hancock and Sean Gough rattled the woodwork for Stretton in the first-half before goalkeeper Jamie Williams made three vital stops in the second period.
Leask said: “We could have extended our lead because Dan Kelly and Aaron Gough had chances to kill off the match. It was a very satisfying victory/
Jimmy Thomas scored but Newcastle's Mid Wales League (South) title hopes suffered a setback in a 3-1 home defeat against Radnor Valley.
Newcastle also squandered a 2-0 lead as Leintwardine Colts fought back to record a 3-2 success over in the Newcastle Cup quarter-finals.
Goals from Danny Hicks, Cyril Martin and Toby Sivetar helped Leintwardine to a fine victory.
Woofferton will be seeking revenge this Saturday when they face rivals Brimfield in the quarter-finals of the HFA Junior Cup.
Woofferton have not played for more than two months and Steve Chadd’s Blues will be hoping to avenge a league defeat to Duncan Morris’ side earlier in the campaign.
Orleton Colts picked up a point from a 1-1 draw at Ledbury Town Reserves in Herefordshire League Division One.
Goals from Chris Armor and Jordan Turrell could not stop Tenbury Colts from a 6-2 loss at Sinkums in Division Three.
Norbury returned to action last weekend to exit the Consolation Cup with a 3-0 defeat away to Cruckton Rovers.
The Roebuck secured a 2-0 win at Atletico Ledbury in the Jewson Polypipe Herefordshire Sunday League Premier Division.