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Ludlow boss Cooper disappointed to take just a point at leaders Hodnet
4:00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Sport
MANAGER Dave Cooper was disappointed after AFC Ludlow drew 1-1 at unbeaten leaders FC Hodnet in the Mercian League Premier Division.
Sean Evans hit a second-half leveller for Ludlow, who had fallen behind against the run of play before the break.
Dale Hodge had a late effort ruled off for offside and James Byatt hit the inside of a post.
“We should have come away with three points because we deserved it,” said Cooper, whose side host Orleton tonight (Thursday) in a friendly clash at 6.30pm.
He added: “Scott Davies and Byatt impressed on their debuts while Ian Havard, in between the sticks, handled superbly when he had to be called in to action.
“Hodnet have a great home record and on their tight pitch they always make it hard but we did not let them play.
“This was another great team display.”
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