Wellington lose lead as Sporting Khalsa leave with West Midlands Premier points (From Hereford Times)
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Wellington lose lead as Sporting Khalsa leave with West Midlands Premier points
WELLINGTON winger Ben Fischer will be hoping that his team can hold onto a lead when they face rivals Pegasus on Saturday after throwing one away against Sporting Khalsa last time out.
Wellington opened the scoring through a Steve Brotherwood free-kick, before Sporting Khalsa equalised before half-time.
But the turning point came when Craig Green was sent off for Wellington early in the second-half for a foul on Khalsa’s keeper and the away team went on to to win the game 2-1.
“It was not a sending off, but the ref didn’t give us any decisions,” said Fischer.
“It’s a big game against Pegasus and they have been playing well lately, but anything can happen in a derby.”
Two goals from Ashley Millard saw struggling Bromyard record a much needed win against Wellington Amateurs in the same league. Shane Wade also got on the scoresheet for Town in their 3-1 win.
Leominster felt that they missed a good opportunity to get a much-needed win under their belts as they gave West Midlands Division One leaders Wem a real scare.
Wem opened the scoring with a disputed first-half penalty, but despite Leominster creating chances in the second-half, they could not convert any of them and Wem wrapped up the points near the end with a shot that went in off a post.
Leominster co-manager Mike Symonds said that the team would have been disappointed with even a draw given the quality of their play, making a loss even harder to bear.
Town now have three successive away games to try and salvage their season, starting at mid-table St Martins on Saturday.
Dan Herbert smashed in five goals as Ledbury hammered Wolverhampton Sporting Community Reserves 9-0 to go second in West Midlands League Division Two.
Jamie Welch also got a hat-trick, while the other goal came from Neil Gardiner to leave Town just a point behind leaders Gornal Athletic Reserves with a game in hand.
And it could have been even more for Ledbury had it not have been for the assistant referees raising their flags on several occasions for offside.
Ledbury have so far scored 45 goals in just 11 games in the league and will be hoping to rattle in the goals once again on Saturday when they host sixth-placed Penkridge Town.
Two goals from Brett Lawrence and one from Scott Turner in extra-time saw Sinkums beat Bartestree 5-2 in the HFL Senior Cup first round.
Damian Gallimore opened the scoring for Sinkums in the 10th minute, but Bartestree equalised just before the break. Sinkums regained the lead in the second-half through Zak Turner’s header, but the away team forced extra-time when they equalised right at the death. But Sinkums came out fighting in extra-time and ended up winning the game comfortably.
Meanwhile, Lads Club Reserves progressed to the next round after beating Kington 6-5, while Wellington Reserves were awarded a walkover against Holme Lacy.
Pegasus Reserves’ game against Fownhope will be played on Saturday, November 10.
l We wish to point out that the minute’s silence reported in last week’s sports pages at Woofferton Football Club was in memory of Bill Moore, a big Shobdon supporter.