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Marian Jusko strikes to seal Woofferton’s place in HFA Burghill Cup final
A GOAL from Marian Jusko sealed Woofferton’s place in the final of the HFA Burghill Cup.
A half-time team-talk from Steve Chadd inspired the Blues, who recorded a 3-1 semi-final success at local rivals Orleton Colts.
Woofferton will now meet Bromyard FC in the final.
Orleton broke the deadlock midway through the first half, but Dan Bradley levelled soon afterwards with a superb volley.
Chadd’s team talk inspired the Blues, who went ahead when Dan Bradley’s brother Simon fired Woofferton ahead with a well-placed shot.
New signing Keanu Cooper glanced a Craig Powers pass in to the path of Marian Jusko, who, calmly shot past the Orleton goalkeeper to round off the scoring.
Woofferton have another big match this weekend when they face Tenbury Town in a HFA Junior Cup semi-final tie.
New striker Kane Wheeler bagged a brace for Brimfield FC who romped to a 7-1 victory over Wellington Colts in Herefordshire League Division One.
Despite having a depleted squad with only 11 players available, Brimfield were on top form.
Wheeler made an immediate mark with two goals inside 10 minutes and Craig Breakwell notched a third to put.
Wellington replied before half-time but second-half braces from Chris Breakwell and Tom 'Dickie' Everall gave Brimfield an emphatic success.
Jubilant boss Duncan Morris said: “This was a solid performance from my men with numerous chances created all game. A 7-1 loss flattered Wellington because the score-line could have been into double figures.”
Morris added: “The lads have had a bad run the past few weeks, suffering exits from three cup competitions that haven't gone their way, two of which were penalty shoot-outs. This performance and result should restore the players’ confidence for the rest of the season.”
Leintwardine Colts suffered a 4-1 home defeat against Orleton Colts Reserves – but Chris Shurmer has given a big hand to Tenbury Town goalie Stephen Sumner.
“Tenbury town stopper Stephen Sumner found me the extra players to make a team,” said grateful boss Chris Shurmer.
Toby Sivetar netted for Leintwardine, finishing off a long ball from Phil Stokes.
He added: “It was our first home match of 2014 and the new defensive partnership of Phil stokes and Jonny Tranter worked well.But had we buried our chances we would have been in the game. We showed great fighting spirit.”
A last-gasp leveller from Richard Jones salvaged a point for Newcastle in a 1-1 draw at Builth Wells Reserves in Mid Wales League South.
Newcastle were heading home empty handed until Jones headed in Jamie Blythe’s corner.
It was a disappointing result for high-flying Newcastle, who hit the bar through Carl Price and had a penalty appeal turned down.
Newcastle host to fellow title contenders Sennybridge in a vital match this Saturday.
Builth proved a much tougher nut to crack then when Newcastle swept them away 4-1 in a Alfred Sparey Cup semi final.
Despite dominating for long periods and going close on a number of occasions, Newcastle fell behind five minutes before the break.