JOINT Tenbury United manager Aaron Morris admits he faces a selection dilemma after seeing his side overcome a six-week lay-off to win 3-1 at Herefordshire County League Premier Division high-fliers Fownhope.

Tenbury were last in action at the end of November when they beat Ewyas Harold 3-1 and back-to-back wins have conjured up a problem for bosses Morris and Nick Stocker.

“Even though it was six weeks ago, we decided to stick with a winning team for the Fownhope game,” Morris explained.

“Now we’ve won again we need to make sure that we keep everyone happy while still fielding a side to give us our best chance at Holme Lacy on Saturday.

“That will be a difficult game because they’re not a bad side and we then face Westfields Reserves home and away the following two weeks so it looks like being an important month.

“We have no cups to play for now so we can focus fully on the league.

"Things have been going our way a little of late.

"We’ve always been playing catch-up but if we win our games in hand we’ll go top of the league and our aim has always been to finish top after coming second and third the last two seasons.”

Fownhope went into the weekend’s match in third place knowing that victory would put them level with Kington Town Reserves at the top.

But United made the perfect start with two goals inside the opening 15 minutes and although they needed keeper Luke Gill to make a number of decent saves, they maintained that two-goal cushion until the final whistle.

Mark Boucker and Rob Hill combined for the opener with the latter having a shot that was tipped on to the crossbar only for Chris Patton to head home the rebound.

Moments later Lee Millichip doubled the lead, turning the ball over the line from a Jordan Morris cross.

Fownhope did pull a goal back five minutes from time but any hopes they might have had of snatching a draw were soon dashed as substitute Mike Foster netted a third for the visitors.

Morris added: “It was a good performance and a great result – the perfect way to start the new year.

“We were under pressure at times but Luke has made some good saves and we made some important blocks.”

Premier Division neighbours Tenbury Town had a blank Saturday after their match with Orleton Colts was postponed.

They will be hoping to pick up three vital points this weekend when they take on winless Hereford Lads Club Reserves at Brimfield & Little Hereford Sports Ground and victory would end a six-match losing run.