Seven straight away wins for Pegasus

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Dudley Sports 0 Pegasus Juniors 2

PEGASUS notched their seventh straight away win to keep in touch with the West Midlands League Premier Division pacemakers.

Third-placed Juniors are four points behind the leading duo Lye Town and Shawbury United.

The opening goal arrived after only seven minutes when Tom Dawson, Zac Brimble, Kane Kahaki and Sam Harrison were all involved in the build-up which ended with Cory Hyde firing home from the edge of the penalty area.

Pegasus were out of luck when a Jack Lewis header came back off the bar but they only had to wait until the 23rd minute for their second goal.

Goalkeeper Nathan Phillips' long kick was controlled by Kahaki whose pass set up Keith Jones to shoot in from 18 yards.

Dudley had to wait until the 36th minute before even gaining their first corner.

But it was a different story in the second half when a more direct approach caused the Juniors' defence a few problems.

But the visiting back line of skipper Paul Allam, Mark Davies, Jamie Cuthbertson and Lewis gave fine protection to Phillips and it was the city side who almost added a third when, in stoppage time, Jones and Brimble were denied by the home keeper.

Shawbury United 2 Wellington 1

SHAWBURY hit back with two second half goals after trailing at the interval to in-form Wellington.

The villagers had been the superior side in the first half when Aaron Morgan was denied by a fine save and Paul Jones was pulled down without the referee awarding a penalty.

Wellington deservedly went in front when man-of-the-match Josh Hunt played in Morgan to open the scoring.

And the visitors might have extended their lead with good efforts from Will Perkins and Hunt.

Early in the second half, however, Shawbury were awarded a soft penalty which lifted their spirits and, with only nine minutes remaining, they sealed three fortunate points after a Wellington defensive error.

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