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Bartestree storm back to winning ways in West Midlands League Division Two
7:00am Thursday 4th October 2012 in Sport
BARTESTREE bounced back in style following defeat by Mahal Reserves in their previous game by thumping Team Dudley 4-1 in West Midlands Regional League Division Two.
James Upcott opened the scoring for Bartestree in the 10th minute with a vicious 30-yard effort.
And the villagers doubled their lead 10 minutes later when a Matt Wargen throw found Dan Hill and he neatly turned and picked out Jake Atkinson, who slotted past the Dudley keeper.
But, the away side reduced the arrears in the 30th minute to leave Bartestree with only a single-goal lead at half-time.
That gave Dudley added belief that they could get something out of the game, but Bartestree soon upped a gear and grabbed the all-important third goal 15 minutes from time through a Tom Davies header.
Upcott then notched his second goal of the game five minutes later to ensure that Bartestree came away with the three points.
Ledbury Town were celebrating after they stormed to a 5-0 win against local rivals Malvern Rangers.
Dan Herbert and Jamie Welch both got a brace, while Scott Roberts also got on the scoresheet for Ledbury.
And Hereford Lads Club were also winners as they romped to a 3-0 success against Riverway at Hereford Leisure Centre.
Danny Moon opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Kiea Cowley was brought down by the visiting keeper and they doubled their lead before half-time when Arron Turner drilled the ball home from 25 yards.
Lads Club put the result beyond doubt on the hour-mark when a good move, which was started by a great save by Steve Bell, resulted in a Mike Olive shot hitting the post and Cowley tapping in the rebound.
l Pegasus Juniors progressed to the second qualifying round of the FA Women’s Cup with a hard-earned 2-1 win over local rivals Malvern Town.
Charlotte Criddle opened the scoring for Pegasus in the first-half when she rounded the Malvern keeper and scored at the near post. Malvern equalised six minutes later with a Karly Smith effort, but it was Pegasus who advanced to the next round when Nina Emery headed home Mel Mayo’s corner in the 75th minute.
Pegasus will now face either Shenstone or Ellistown.
Warstone Wanderers 4 Leominster Town 0 STRIKER turned keeper Terry Williams saved Leominster Town’s mix-and-match side from an even heavier defeat with a decisive display, but on a day Town needed his decisiveness up-front.
As is their pattern this season, Town threw away the game with giveaway goals, including a clumsy penalty, in the first-half to go in three down.
Even then, a fight-back was on had the Briarwood Boys been able to make something of a storming second-half show. But the early goal they needed wouldn’t come and, as time ebbed away, a full-strength Warstone fought back and struck a fourth to rub the result in with seconds left.
But it was down to Williams, playing part-keeper, part-sweeper that Warstone weren’t out of sight by half-time. The loss leaves Town bottom of West Midlands Regional League Division One with a run of tough games to come.
l Westfields Reserves have closed the gap at the top of the Herefordshire League Premier Division after a 4-2 success at Ewyas Harold.
Terry Green scored twice with the other goals coming from Mark Davis and Nicky Welch as Westfields moved up to second.
Mercia Athletic hammered Bartestree Reserves to climb into the top three, but they are being closely pursued by Sinkums who beat Pegasus Reserves 3-1 despite playing for more than two-thirds of the match with 10 men.
Visiting Pegasus had taken the lead with a well-worked goal in the 10th minute and, when Luke Barefoot was dismissed in the 28th minute, things looked bad for the Premier Division newcomers.
Their luck continued to be out as they hit the post twice before Zak Turner levelled before the interval.
Turner went on to cap a man-of-the-match display with a second goal after the break when Damian Gallimore’s low cross found the net.
Hinton were another side to hit back for success after falling behind early.
Fownhope took the lead from the penalty spot to hold a half-time advantage but Pete Myles scored twice to secure the points for the city side.
l Four county referees were given awards for 25 years’ service when the Herefordshire Referees Association held their annual presentation night at the Green Dragon.
Joe Brincat, Stuart Buchanan, Les Coultas and Alan Jenkins were all hounoured for their quarter-of-a-century of service.
Jenkins, who is retiring from refereeing, was also given a special award with association chairman Chris Smith, who also presented flowers to Jenkins’ wife, thanking him for his sevices over many years.
Other awards: Presidents Cup, Diane Phillips; G Hughes Trophy, Alan Jenkins; J Lambert Trophy, Ray Whittaker; F Galliers Trophy, Tom Jones; Meurig Magor Trophy, Martin Oliver; John Yeld Trophy, Alan Robinson.
The Herefordshire Referees Association elected Peter West to serve as president for the coming season.
Other officers elected: Chairman, Chris Smith; vice-Chairman, Kevin Morris; secretary, Les Coultas; treasurer, Diane Phillips.