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Tenbury United seal Herefordshire League Division One title
1:54pm Friday 25th April 2014 in Sport
TENBURY United have been crowned Herefordshire League Division One champions – and Aaron Morris’ invincibles are now eyeing a perfect season.
A 3-2 win over rivals Woofferton sealed the league for United with three games still to play.
Now Morris wants his troops to close out the season with their undefeated record still intact.
The club are still in both the Leintwardine Cup and the Jock Handley Cup competitions and could finish the season with a treble trophy haul.
The season could end in the perfect fashion for Morris’ men, with a cup final against cross-town rivals Tenbury Town still a possibility.
“There’s been banter flying around all season with Tenbury Town,” said Morris.
“It would be good to put an end to it before the summer.
“It’s been an all-round team performance this season – the commitment has been great.
“But, with no disrespect to the other teams in this league, at the start of the year winning the league was kind of expected.
“A few of us went out for drinks after the game – if it had been the premier division it might have been different.
“Now we want to finish the year unbeaten.”
A Dale Withers double and a strike from Lee Millichip ensured United's perfect record – 13 wins, two draws and no losses – remained unblemished after a depleted visiting side were ran close at Woofferton.
The runaway league leaders took an early lead, before Withers’ second goal – a clinical finish from a tight angle – put the away side in a comfortable position.
“It could have been six or seven at halftime,” said Morris.
Despite a spirited fight back, United remained in total control of the tie, said Morris, whose ranks were depleted by a Ludlow College tour to Holland.
“Since Christmas we haven’t played well for whole games, but we’ve got results – we won’t be able to get away with that next year,” added Morris, who plans to continue as player-manager along with Nicky Stocker next season.
“But if we perform at the level we know that we can – we will be fine going against Premier sides.”