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SAM Pearson says he just wants to enjoy playing football again after joining Kington Town.

The former Pegasus Juniors marksman was on Evesham United's books last season, but struggled to get into the team and went back to Old School Lane to regain his fitness following a hip injury.

Now he has found himself at Kington, who play their trade in West Midlands (Regional) League Division One.

But he says he doesn't mind dropping down to that level, especially as a number of his friends now play for the Yellows.

"I wanted to be at a team where I could get 90 minutes every week and score goals, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity for me," said Pearson, who netted a hat-trick to help Kington beat Wrens Nest 5-3 on Saturday.

"It was a great experience at Evesham, but it's a lot different because you're fighting for your place every week and the standard is very good.

"I want to get back to that level, but I'm not as good as I was a couple of years ago.

"I think going to Kington was the right decision at the time and I'm enjoying it at the moment.

"They're a good bunch of lads there and I think we could have a good season."

Kington came from 2-0 down to beat Wrens Nest, with Adam Webb and Tom Murphy also on target.

Joint manager James Edmonds

"We still need a few things to work on, but it was the first game of the season and we finished well," said Edmonds.

"Sam got his hat-trick, but I thought Tom Gameson was the man-of-the-match because he played really well for the whole 90 minutes."

Bromyard Town meanwhile started off with a 2-1 win over St Martins.