Leominster Town 7 Blackheath Town 2
A FOUR-goal display from Terry Williams fired Leominster Town to a thumping 7-2 demolition of the West Midlands League Division One basement boys this afternoon (Saturday).
Sam Pearson bagged a brace for a young Leominster side, who blew away the strugglers with four goals in a 10-minute blitz in the second half.
Town's young goalkeeper Scott Dallow also had a fine game, saving a crucial first-half penalty as the hosts led 3-1.
The victory, on a bitterly cold afternoon at the Briarwood Stadium, put a smile on the faces of Town's joint-management duo Mike Symonds and Nick Barnett.
Blackheath were quickly into their stride and it needed a fine parry from Dallow to keep out a drive from Reece Bagnall, who pushed the rebound wide of a post.
But Leominster hit back with a spell of pressure and Williams headed the hosts into a 24th-minute lead after a fine run and cross by Ben Price.
Dallow made another vital save, clawing out Stuart Lester's shot before Blackheath drew level in the 30th minute.
Ben Wallace raced on to a long ball forward and dispatched his effort past Dallow and into the net.
However, Leominster replied and regained the lead within a minute, Williams getting a toe to Josh Griffiths' shot after a superb run by Sam Pearson.
Leominster added a third goal a minute later, the lively Sam Thomas superbly volleying home from close range.
And the first-half drama continued when Blackheath were awarded a penalty in the 37th minute after Conor Goram and Dan Sharp tripped Ben Wallace inside the box. However, Dallow dived to his left to keep out Joe Watchhorn's spot-kick.
Blackheath made a flying start to the second period and pulled a goal back within three minutes of the restart.
Watchhorn atoned for his penalty miss with a stunning drive which screamed into the top corner.
Blackheath threw players forward and pushed for a leveller but Leominster held firm.
Williams completed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute to send Town into a 4-2 advantage.
Williams' strike seemed to break Blackheath's resolve because Town piled on the agony with three further goals in 10 minutes.
Pearson notched a quick-fire double, racing clear of the visiting defence to slot home in the 68th and 70th minutes.
And Williams sealed Leominster's crushing victory in the 73rd minute, using his strength to round Taylor before slotting the ball into the net.
Substitute Harry Randall had a late chance saved by Taylor as Town searched for more goals.
For reaction and photographs from this match, see the Big Match feature in next week's Hereford Times.
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