Broseley Juniors 4 Ludlow Town 1

LUDLOW’S erratic form in the Premier Division of the Shropshire County League continued when they followed up two good home performances with a below-par outing on a bumpy pitch at Broseley.

Town started well enough, but fell away after conceding a goal midway through the first half.

They never recovered from this setback and found themselves four down before pulling a goal back in the final quarter.

Broseley took the lead on 20 minutes when Town conceded a soft goal from a goalkeeping error.

This slice of luck spurred the home side and seemed to deflate Town, but the score remained 1-0 at the break, with the outcome still in the balance.

The half-time team talk in the Town changing room failed to inspire a revival.

Town pushed forward at the restart, but were caught out in defence. Poor defending cost them three more goals, and at 4-0 down and 30 minutes remaining, a rout looked possible.

When the home keeper missed his kick from a backpass soon after, Nathan Hodge was on hand to turn the ball home and reduce the deficit.

Town bucked up after this gift, but failed to add to their tally and finished well-beaten at the final whistle.