WOOFFERTON'S lack of match fitness proved key as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Wellington Colts in the Herefordshire Junior Cup.

The home side opened the scoring but ran out of steam as the visitors came from behind to book their place in the next round.

There were just ten minutes on the clock when Luke Pugh handed the Blues the lead.

Dan Gower swept a high, cross-field ball through to Pugh and although his initial shot was saved, the striker headed the rebound in to the empty net.

The goal capped an impressive start from the home side but they were pegged back by the break when a foul by Si Bradley inside the area resulted in a penalty and Jack Tomlinson slotted home.

Woofferton had beaten Colts 5-1 in their last outing at the start of December but it there was to be no repeat on Saturday as Wellington hit the winner 20 minutes from time, Marcus Potts with a shot from 20 yards that beat home keeper Dan Coleman.

''We knew it was going to be tough, this being our first game for six weeks through postponements and Christmas and it really was difficult,” admitted Woofferton’s Dave Thomas.

“Both teams had an equal amount of chances but they had the fitness on us and that played a part in them scoring the winning goal.

“We have to pick ourselves back up and focus on the league now as we're in second spot.

"This means going to Hinton Reserves on Saturday and coming back with three points.”

Orleton Colts Reserves are also in Division One action this weekend when they take on fellow mid-table side Ledbury Town Reserves.

Their Herefordshire Junior Cup match with Bartestree Reserves was postponed on Saturday.

Ludlow Town Colts head to basement club Fownhope Reserves keen to build on Saturday’s 6-0 victory over Ewyas Harold Reserves.

Two goals from Dan Griffiths helped them to the points while Solomon Barker, Charlie Gould, Scott Guilbert and Gareth Williams were also on target.