DALE Withers netted twice but Tenbury United opened their new campaign with a 3-2 defeat at Pegasus Reserves in the Hereford Times Herefordshire League Premier Division.

United fought back from 2-0 down at the interval and pulled it back to 2-2 after Withers’ double, assisted by Ashley Giles.

But the Hereford-based club snatched the points with a winning goal scored directly from a corner kick with just five minutes.

United are back in action this Saturday when they travel to Hereford Lads Club Reserves.