AS THEY go hunting the first leg of a league and cup double, Ludlow Town Colts boss Scott Mackenzie has warned his all-conquering side: ‘We haven’t won anything yet’.

Colts took another step towards the Herefordshire League Division One title with a 2-1 win at Hereford Lads Club Reserves last Saturday.

With no game this weekend, Ludlow’s next match is the Herefordshire FA Junior Cup final next Wednesday (April 10, 7.30pm) at the County Ground, Hereford.

Colts will be heavy favourites against opponents Ledbury Town Reserves, who sit ninth in the same division, but after a few below-par displays Mackenzie is taking nothing for granted.

He said: “I keep reminding the boys they haven’t won anything yet. We just have to enjoy the occasion and try to win whatever it takes.

“We’ve not been firing on all cylinders recently and our free-flowing football has deserted us a bit which could be down to nerves.

“Having been so far ahead in the league I think we have stepped back a bit and that might be the reason for the lacklustre performances but sometimes you just have to dig in and we’ve done that.”

Ludlow again had to come from behind to keep their unbeaten league record intact as, a minute after Hereford went ahead, Dan Griffiths’ fine ball set up Jabez Smith to score at the second attempt.

Smith turned provider to set up the second-half winner as Jack Gittoes rounded the keeper to fire home but Ludlow had a late let-off when a Lads Club leveller was disallowed for offside.

With nearest rivals Shobdon losing, Colts need just three points from their last six games to clinch the title and could do it three days after the cup final, at home to Lads Club on Saturday, April 13.

Mackenzie added: “It would be a fantastic achievement for the lads to win the double and they have been brilliant all season. But we have two games to win yet, the work is not over.”

Clee Hill, meanwhile, need eight points from their final five games to clinch the Herefordshire Premier title after a 5-2 win at Kingstone Rovers.

A Josh Carpenter penalty plus goals from Liam Whitbread, Charlie Edwards, Craig Breakwell and Ben Slingsby kept second-placed United five points behind leaders Wellington with four games in hand.

Hill visit Tenbury United in a derby on Saturday but boss Wayne Whitbread warned: “We have a few banana skins left – the two Tenbury teams won’t lie down for us.

“We are still five points behind so, until we are in front, we won’t take anything for granted.”

Elsewhere, Sam Thomas scored twice as Orleton drew 2-2 with Ludlow’s cup final opponents Ledbury Reserves in Division One while Orleton Reserves thumped Marden 5-0 in Division Two.