IT’S STILL early in the season to describe a game as a six-pointer but Tenbury United boss Aaron Morris admits that is exactly what this Saturday’s game at home to Ross Juniors could be.

A depleted United side edged out Ludlow Colts Reserves 2-1 last Saturday to retain top spot in Herefordshire Division One.

United sit two places and four points above this weekend’s visitors Ross, who have a game in hand.

Morris said: “It’s still early in the season but, if I’m honest, I can see it being us, Tenbury Town and Ross up there at the top.

“It could come down to the head-to-head games so if we can get points against Town and Ross, that will put us in a good position.

“It will be an interesting game. Hopefully we will have a full squad to choose from and we can get another win.”

United did not have a full complement last weekend with several players missing, including three goalkeepers, forcing Morris to don the gloves as they eked out victory.

Tenbury led when a corner was cleared to Mike Morris on the edge of the box and he lashed home a stunning volley.

Ludlow levelled after the break as Josh Williams fed Jack Mear to slot home but Adam Staples scored from a free-kick to win it for United, who had Will Clutterbuck sent off late on.

Morris admitted he was impressed with the newly-formed Colts Reserves side, adding: “They are a good young side who play nice football. They are just missing a couple of older heads maybe.”

Tenbury Town manager Keiran Fish, meanwhile, is looking forward to getting back to Herefordshire Division One action for the first time in six weeks.

Town finally played their Worcester FA Minor Cup last-16 game at Worcester City Royals at the fourth time of asking – and it was worth the wait as Fish’s men waltzed through 5-1.

Dec Bright bagged a hat-trick, Alex Lombardi scored a penalty and Henri Harvey-Smith also netted to send Town into the quarter-finals.

Now, over the next two Saturdays, Town face a double header against bottom side Hereford City as they bid to make up for lost time in the league.

Fish said: “We’re in November and we’ve only played four league games!

“Hereford are bottom but you can never tell until the day, we could have a terrible game and they could beat us, the league is full of teams who can all beat each other.”