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Penalty miss costly as Tenbury United lose at Riverway
4:30pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Sport
AARON Morris admitted his penalty miss proved crucial in Tenbury United’s 5-4 defeat at Riverway in West Midlands League Division Two.
Morris opened Tenbury’s account and they were trailing 2-1 when he struck his spot-kick against the post, after Lee Millichip had been fouled.
Riverway scored soon afterwards to take a 3-1 advantage but, despite a brace from Mike Foster and a goal from Paul Smith, Tenbury failed to salvage a draw.
“We were probably the better side but they were more clinical in front of goal and the penalty miss was a major turning point in the game,” said Morris.
Church Stretton are second in the Mercian League Premier Division and entertain Morda United this Saturday.
“We always have tough games against Morda and we have a 100% home record to protect,” said Stretton joint-boss Joe Leask.
Clee Hill were thumped 10-2 at Prees and manager Wayne Whitbread admitted he was lost for words.
“The first half performance was the worst I have seen in my 28 years associated with the club. We were 8-1 down at half time and I am praying that it’s a one-off.”
He added: “I am looking for a massive response. I don’t care about the result, I just want a better performance to see that the lads still want to play for me.”
Matt Walford and Simon Lane scored Hill’s goals, while they conceded two own goals.
A brace from Luke Mellor and a superb individual goal from Alex Jones gave Bishop’s Castle a 3-2 derby success at Brown Clee in Division One.
Castle manager Andy Green said Jones responded to some stick from his team-mates.
“Alex gave away the first goal and got some grief from his team-mates,” said Green. “And within five minutes, he had run the length of the pitch and scored a brilliant goal.”
Green said Luke Hicks had a fine match in defence and Joe McKay shone in goal.
Ten-man Woofferton remain unbeaten in Herefordshire League Division One after a 1-1 draw at Shobdon.
Steve Chadd's team played with 10 men for 80 minutes after Bryn Martin was red-carded. "The lads battled well and showed good spirit,” said Steve Chadd.
Dave Chadd put the Blues in front with a 25-yarder and they held the lead until the 80th minute.
The previous weekend, Walt Bradley hit a brace in a 2-2 draw at Dore Valley.
Dan Hicks, Tom Ballard, Curtis Howell and Jake Collett scored as Woofferton Colts crashed 6-4 at Orleton Colts in Division Two. They were beaten 4-1 by Wellington Colts in the HFA Junior Cup in their previous outing, with Dickie Everall grabbing Colts’ goal.
Newcastle and Bucknell battled out a 2-2 derby draw in Mid Wales League South.
Carl Price and John Bateson scored for Newcastle, who were twice pegged back. Chris Yarwood and Chris Morris netted for Bucknell.
The previous week, a first-half hat-trick from Craig Morris led Newcastle to a 6-1 win over St Harmon.