Coach Paul Mann steers Ledbury Town to draw after surprise resignation of boss Phil Preedy (From Hereford Times)
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Coach Paul Mann steers Ledbury Town to draw after surprise resignation of boss Phil Preedy
4:30pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
LEDBURY Town, with coach Paul Mann in temporary command following the surprise resignation of boss Phil Preedy, earned a 1-1 draw with the West Midlands League Division One’s second-placed side Haughmond.
In a match notable for a number of controversial refereeing decisions, Jamie Welch headed in after 34 minutes to give Ledbury the lead.
Joel Skyers was sent off after receiving two yellow cards for dissent and his brother Lewis then kept Haughmond at bay, saving a second-half penalty from Dean Richards.
Just when it seemed that the 10 men would hold on for a win, Richards forced home the equaliser with just three minutes remaining.
A good finish by Tom Harding after just two minutes proved a false dawn for Lads Club who were beaten 4-1 at home by leaders Bridgnorth. The visitors equalised from the penalty spot and took the lead through Ashley Jones after Liam Jones had been sent off for a second bookable offence.
Anwar Olugbun scored a third for Bridgnorth as Lads Club were hit on the break with the Shropshire side rounding off their win in the closing stages. Bartestree are now up to third in the table after hammering Wyrley 9-2.
A hat-trick from Tom Parry and strikes from Danny Hill, Marc Avery, Kiea Cowley and Miles Langford gave the villagers a 7-0 interval lead.
Wyrley pulled a couple of goals back but Mark Langford scored twice to re-establish the advantage.
l DEBUTANT Rob Cooper-Tomkins suffered a nasty head injury as Wellington crashed to a narrow 2-1 defeat at Pershore Town in the FA Vase.
The former Ewyas Harold skipper was taken to hospital and needed eight stitches after a collision in the first qualifying round tie.
Wellington’s afternoon started poorly and they fell behind in the second minute after a poor clearance by goalkeeper Craig Hill.
Hill slipped as he attempted to clear the danger and a visiting player fired the ball home from long range.
The outstanding Matt Emberton levelled for Wellington just after the interval, shooting through a crowd of players following a corner. But Wellington, who were depleted due to a stag weekend, conceded a late goal as Pershore pushed forward.
Bromyard Town crashed 2-0 at home defeat to Norton United and there was also disappointment for Pegasus Juniors who lost 3-2 against visiting Continental Star.
Pegasus came within two minutes of progressing into the next stage but they eventually bowed out in extra-time.
James Reid missed a first-half penalty for Star and Chris Mortlock put Pegasus ahead in the 80th minute after superb work from Anthony Robbins and Cory Hyde.
Davion Hamilton scrambled an equaliser for Star to force extra-time and they went 2-1 in front when Anton Cains-Powell prodded the ball home.
Hyde hauled Pegasus level from the penalty spot after Mortlock was tripped and, with a midweek replay looking likely, Anthony Robinson popped up to hit the winner.
l FOOTBALLERS adult and junior, able and disabled, have a number of new opportunities to play their sport in the county this month.
“Playing football is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn new skills and improve both physical and mental health,” said the Hereforshire FA’s football co-ordinator Nick Frith.
Adult football sees the introduction of two new leagues.
In the men’s game, a five-a-side league is being launched at thePoint4 on Wednesday evenings in the indoor sports hall.
In the women’s game, a nine-a-side league is being introduced on a Friday evening, run from Hereford Academy on their 3G surface.
Disability football also gets a boost with a series of training sessions for people with all disabilities at thePoint4 on Wednesday evenings, between 6pm to 7pm.
“This will offer a fun and engaging session regardless of any previous playing experience,” said Frith.
September also sees the return of the Mini-Kickers scheme to Hereford where four ro six-year-old boys and girls can develop skills and make new friends under the guidance of an FA registered coach.
Sessions take place on Saturday mornings at Hereford Academy.
Call the Herefordshire FA on 01432 342179 or email them at info@ HerefordshireFA.com for details of how to get involved.
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