WOOFFERTON slipped to their first home defeat of the season in Division One of the Herefordshire League.

And it was some defeat as visitors Holme Lacy Reserves came from behind to run out 7-2 winners.

The Blues went into the game boosted by a six-goal rout of Ludlow Town Colts and it looked as though it would be another emphatic victory when Dan Gower netted after just four minutes.

But fourth-placed Holme Lacy levelled soon after and went on to record a comfortable win, Woofferton’s hopes not being helped by losing the influential Gower with the game all-square at 1-1.

Manager Malcolm Barnard was forced into a number of changes ahead of the game due to players being unavailable.

And he picked out the efforts of Dean Harding for his excellent attitude.

Barnard said: ''We knew before the game that this was going to be a really tough test as we had players out and the team had to be changed throughout.

“Dean always makes the effort to come, battles on the pitch and gives me 110 per cent in attitude.

"It's so important for players to show commitment every week and even though the result was disappointing for us all, but we shall pick ourselves up and go again – that’s all we can do.”

Lacy opened up a 4-1 lead at half-time and eased their way to three more in the second half before Josh Partridge struck late on for his first Woofferton goal.

The Blues remain second in the table and are at home again this Saturday when neighbours Orleton Colts Reserves are the visitors for this Haynall Lane derby tussle.

And Colts Reserves warmed up for the match with an excellent 9-1 victory over basement boys Fownhope Reserves where Kieron Hollis and Corey Whitticase led the way with two goals apiece.

Jack Conod, Sam Thomas, Sam Lloyd, Beck Schneid and Connor Davies-Austin were also on target.

There was disappointment in the Premier Division where Orleton Colts lost 6-1 at league leaders Kington Town Reserves.

They are without a game this weekend, but Premier rivals Tenbury Town play their first league game in more than a month when they head to Westfields Reserves.

Tenbury United play host to second-placed Hinton looking to bounce back from a disappointing 5-3 defeat to Bretforton Old Boys in the Worcestershire Minor Cup.

Mark Boucker struck a fifth minute opener but Bretforton hit back and it needed an Aaron Morris penalty to level the scores at the break.

The home side added three more in the second half while Ryan Morris struck a third for United.

Following the Hinton game, Tenbury will travel to Hereford next Tuesday in the HFA County Challenge Cup.

However that match is dependant on whether Hereford have an FA Cup replay against AFC Telford United.