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Pegasus Juniors' Budweiser tie-in with Hereford United is a mutual success
3:00pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Sport
Pegasus Juniors 1 Wolverhampton Sporting Community 2.
ALTHOUGH Pegasus Juniors suffered a West Midlands League Premer Division defeat, they were winners off the field.
And the city side can also say they helped Hereford United to a welcome success.
The Bulls’ joint initiative with Juniors - anyone signing up to support Pegasus’ bid to gain £100,000 from the FA’s Budweiser Futures award scheme received reduced-price admission to United’s game with Lincoln City at Edgar Street - was a huge success.
“We were very impressed with the response both in High Town and from Hereford United,” said Pegasus director Chris Wells.
“We believe that between 4-500 votes were cast as a result.”
“The idea was to help support Pegasus by offering an incentive for people to vote for them and it certainly seems to have worked,” said Bulls chairman David Keyte.
“It’s a brilliant example of how all the local teams in the Herefordshire area can pull together and help each other out for the benefit of local football.”
Saturday’s events have helped to lift Pegasus up to third in the competition with a 14 per cent share of the vote.
But there are still more initiatives to come to boost their chances.
“We will have a stand at Asda on Saturday and people will also be able to vote at Old School Lane on Saturday when we take on the league leaders Lye Town,” said Wells.
Votes can still be cast by logging on to facebook.com/budweiseruk or also facebook.com/thefacup until February 28.
On the field, Pegasus Juniors let slip the points against Wolverhampton Sporting Community by conceding twice in the final 15 minutes.
The home side had dominated the first-half but, while Chris Mortlock, Ross Powell and Adam Newbury all went close, they were unable to break the deadlock.
Mortlock, however, wasted little time in finding the nest in the second period, netting at the far post from a Paul Allam cross.
Mortlock went close at adding a second minutes later, but 14 minutes from the end, Matt Vaughan tied the scores with a looping header.
Five minutes on, James Quarry set up Corey Pearce to ensure the visitors had a happy journey home.