Big match: Tenbury United 9 Holme Lacy 2 in Herefordshire Football League Division One (From Hereford Times)
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Big match: Tenbury United 9 Holme Lacy 2 in Herefordshire Football League Division One
Tenbury United 9 Holme Lacy 2
HOLME Lacy chairman Ben Hince is predicting a bright future for the club - with Matt Ferriday at the helm.
Hince says Ferriday has built a new-look squad who will be competitive in Herefordshire League Division One this term.
Hince thinks Lacy’s players will have learned from last Saturday’s first league defeat against top-of-thetable Tenbury United.
And he is hoping Ferriday’s men can bounce back at home to Hinton Reserves this Saturday.
“We have a great new era for Holme Lacy and all the hard work has paid off,”
said Hince. “Our new pitch is one of the best in the county and Lambo’s clubhouse is a great place to watch a game.
“Matt Ferriday has taken over the senior team and he has a new squad this year.
“Matt brings in a great football mind and has built a squad which has great attitude and respect.”
Holme Lacy are sixth after their first loss of the season against an in-form Tenbury side inspired by former Wellington players Aaron Morris and Dale Withers.
Hince added: “Tenbury are a superb side and played some very quick, attacking football which we struggled to deal with.”
Aaron Morris is a jointmanager at Tenbury and Withers, a former Wellington captain in the West Midlands League Premier Division, plays in a new midfield role.
Tenbury are enjoying their first season in Herefordshire football after quitting West Midlands League Division Two at the end of last term.
Aaron Morris, who is still registered to play for Derek Williams’ Wellington, said: “Against Holme Lacy, that was the best we have played all season.
“I think a few teams will be surprised by the start we’ve made.
“We had only a small squad last season and were battered by the likes of Hereford Lads Club and Bartestree in the West Midlands League.
“But we have a lot of new faces and the rolling substitutes have helped us a lot.
“Dale Withers is a class act - although he’s playing in a new role, he’s still shining.
We are hoping that Chris Breakwell will be signing for us from Brimfield ahead of this Saturday’s match at Kingstone Rovers.”
Lacy opened the scoring through Tom Grabczak in last Saturday’s match at Palmer’s Meadow but the visitors trailed 4-1 at the interval.
Rushade Brown grabbed a well deserved goal in the 80th minute but Lacy were torn apart by a Tenbury side who recorded a fourth straight win.
Mike Foster and George Pearson both bagged braces for Tenbury, while Withers, Morris, Ian Patterson, Kurt Pardoe and Ryan Morris also netted for the hosts.
Ashley Giles shone for free-scoring Tenbury who have bagged 27 league goals.
Tenbury’s Aaron Morris added: “We are not as tight in defence as we’d like to be but we are scoring a lot of goals.
“It has been a long time since Tenbury United have topped a league.”
Å NICK Simpson is coaching the new Holme Lacy under-14 team who play in the West Midlands League.
And chairman Ben Hince says the youth team are a joy to watch.
“Nick is a great coach and the boys are fantastic,” said Hince. “They play some very attractive football and they will be facing the likes of Wolves and Birmingham City at Holme Lacy this season.”
He added: “The club is 102 years old which is one of the oldest clubs in Herefordshire.”
“The support from the coaches and parents is second to none and this will be the foundation of Holme Lacy.”
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