CLEE Hill United boss Wayne Whitbread felt it was just not his side’s day as they missed out on a league and cup double with a Herefordshire FA Charity Bowl final loss to Hereford Pegasus Reserves.

Herefordshire Premier champions United lost 2-1 to Pegasus as they failed to turn around an early two-goal deficit despite twice hitting the woodwork after Steve Eddies-Davies pulled one back.

“You have to take your chances, that’s what it boiled down to,” said Whitbread, “they had three chances and took two, while we had four or five but scored one.

“They hit us hard in the first 25 minutes and went 2-0 up. We got a lifeline before half-time but the break couldn’t have come at a worse time for us as we were starting to impose ourselves.

“To be fair to the lads, we were on top for large chunks of the second half but we hit the post through Stevie Preece and the bar through Ollie Smith.

“Their keeper made a good save from Ollie too – if we had taken one of those chances we might have gone on to win it.”

There was also cup woe for Tenbury United as they lost 4-2 to New Dales Vale in the semi-final of the Worcestershire Minor Cup.