TENBURY United joint manager Nick Stocker admits that the Premier Division of the Herefordshire League is the closest it’s been since his side were in the competition.

United lost 2-1 at Holme Lacy at the weekend to leave them ninth – but by winning their games in hand they could overhaul league leaders Wellington Rangers.

“There are a lot of good sides in the division,” he said.

“It was disappointing to lose on Saturday especially after playing so well in our last two games but we looked flat and didn’t have anything in the final third.

“Holme Lacy are a good side and they were better than us on the day.”

Mark Boucker scored Tenbury’s goal and Stocker will be hoping his team can return to winning ways this Saturday when they play host to Westfields Reserves.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Tenbury Town won a thriller at home to Hereford Lads Club Reserves, Macauley Stone volleying in the winner to secure a 5-4 victory.

Alex Bright struck twice for the home side with the others coming from Declan Bright and a Dean Morris penalty, with Morris also having two assists.

But there was disappointment for Orleton Colts who lost 9-1 at home to Wellington Rangers.

Town head to Ewyas Harold this weekend while Colts go to Ledbury Town.

In Division One, a second half Corey Whitticase goal wasn’t enough to stop Orleton Colts Reserves from slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Weston-under-Penyard.

They are in Herefordshire Junior Cup action on Saturday at home to Bartestree Reserves, while Woofferton welcome Wellington Colts.

Ludlow Town Colts have a league game at home to Ewyas Harold Reserves.