A TOP-FIVE Herefordshire Premier finish and a plum cup tie are on Ludlow Town Colts joint boss Mark Tonkinson’s early wishlist for 2020 after his side made a memorable start to the new year.

Colts made it three wins on the spin – albeit those victories have been spread over almost three months due to a deluge of postponements – by coming from 3-0 down to beat Holme Lacy 4-3.

The victory lifted them to seventh in their first season in the top-flight and Tonkinson believes the comeback win over a Lacy side who beat them 5-1 in August shows how far they have come.

He said: “I still believe we can finish in the top five. It took us a few games to get into it in this league and then we had a lull with no games because of the weather.

“Before Saturday, we hadn’t had a game for seven weeks and before that it had been four weeks. It would be nice to have a consistent run of games now and I think we’ll do really well in this division.”

Jabez Smith began Ludlow’s recovery against Lacy, then a Tom Poyner header and Smith’s second drew them level before Jack Gittoes bagged the winner nine minutes from time.

Ludlow visit Kingstone Rovers in the last 16 of the Herefordshire County Challenge Cup on Saturday with Hellenic League side Wellington awaiting the winner in the quarter-final.

Tonkinson added: “It would be nice to test ourselves against Wellington and see how good we are.”

Colts Reserves also continued their upturn in form to go fourth in Division One by triumphing 3-1 at Holme Lacy Reserves.

They also had to come from behind with a double from Josh Williams plus a Cameron Fanning strike.

Woofferton drew 3-3 with Burghill Rangers in Division Two as Nathan Hardisty scored twice and Chris Brooks also netted.