CLEE Hill United boss Wayne Whitbread says he is having to chop and change his side this season – because his sensational squad are performing so well that they all deserve playing time.

United continued their excellent start by righting the only wrong they have suffered, beating Ledbury Town – the sole team to beat Hill this term – in the Herefordshire FA Charity Bowl.

They needed extra-time to do so as Josh Carpenter and Craig Breakwell added to James Clifford’s 20-yard screamer in normal time to send United through 3-1.

Whitbread – whose side host Fownhope in the Herefordshire County Cup this Saturday – said: “There has been a lot of changing around but everyone who has come in has played out of their skin.

“Everybody is getting their chance and everybody is taking it, which is great but it makes my life a bit more difficult.”

Ludlow Colts, meanwhile, lost 3-2 after extra-time to fellow Premier Division side – and last season’s league runners-up – Wellington Reserves in the Charity Bowl.

Chris Breakwell put Ludlow ahead before Wellington turned things around to lead 2-1 and although Martyn Jones’ goal forced extra-time, Colts went out.

Joint boss George Sankey said: “There were some good individual performances and positives to take. But having taken the lead, we were disappointed to lose.

“The Premier Division is a bit tougher than everyone was expecting but I think we are slowly adjusting to it.”

Tenbury United remain top of Herefordshire Division One after a Chris Patton double plus goals from player-boss Aaron Morris and Will Clutterbuck gave them a 4-1 home win over Dore Valley.

Morris said: “It’s good because we’re top and we haven’t really played that well yet. We’re still getting used to new faces and players playing in different positions.

“Chris (Patton) is doing really well – that’s four goals in two games for him but goals are coming from all over. That’s good as we’re not relying on one person to score as we have done in previous years.”

Depleted Tenbury Town, meanwhile, were left ruing the absence of attacking trio Dec Bright, Al Bright and Ian Patterson as their 100 per cent start ended with a 2-0 loss at Holme Lacy reserves.

Skipper Keiran Fish was also absent but all should return for Saturday’s game at home to unbeaten Ross Juniors.

Fish said: “By all accounts we were lacking a cutting edge but we should have a full team for Ross so hopefully we will give them a run for their money.”

Woofferton got off the mark in Division Two with a 3-1 win over Belmont Rangers as Tom Ballard, Will Caswell and Corey Whitticase all netted.