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Leominster hold leaders Wellington to pick up useful point
Leominster Town 1 Wellington Amateurs 1.
TEEN work helped earn Leominster a hard fought point in tough conditions against a Wellington Amateurs side that slammed them 10-0 earlier in the season.
Town had three 16-year-olds on the pitch at the final whistle, one of whom, Sam Thomas, had scored the equaliser just seconds earlier – having only been in the game for a matter of minutes.
Keeper Scott Dallow played for the full 90 minutes and put on a show worthy of his potential, refusing to be out-muscled or intimated by older opponents and keeping Town in the game with two fine first half saves. Keanu Barnett bolstered the back four for the final 15 minutes to further boost his claim on a first team place next season.
It wasn’t all about the kids though. Town player-manager Mike Symonds was quick to praise the side’s “old-stagers” for the way they pinned a physical and streetwise Wellington side down in driving rain.
But if the score showed how far Town have come this season, Symonds said it could – and should – have been better.
“We put enough out there to win, and had we been that bit more clinical in front of goal we would have won,” he said.
Town’s return to form has seen the Briarwood Boys take eight points out of a possible 12 to not only see off any threat of relegation from West Midlands Regional League 1 but put a top 10 finish within reach.
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