Wellington denied by late strike but Pegasus Juniors keeper returns to Belgium (From Hereford Times)
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Wellington denied by late strike but Pegasus Juniors keeper returns to Belgium
6:00pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Football
Dudley Sports 2 Wellington 2.
WELLINGTON had to be content with a point after a late Dudley equaliser in their West Midlands League Premier Division clash.
The villagers had made a great start with a goal after just two minutes when Dale Withers scored with a header from Ben Fischer’s cross.
Dudley levelled with a header on 33 minutes and missed the chance to take the lead five minutes before the break when they failed from the penalty spot after a harsh decision against youngster Sam Archer-Plane.
But with skipper Andy Price starring in midfield, Wellington regained the lead on 75 minutes when Withers struck again, heading in a cross from Paul Jones.
But Sports earned their share of the spoils in the closing stages with a good strike into the top corner.
“It was one of our better performances of the season against the division’s in-form side,” said Wellington chairman Phil Smith.
Bromyard Town, meanwhile, had a tough task with a visit to league leaders Black Country Rangers who proved too strong in a 4-2 success.
Ben Evans and Ashley Millard scored for Bromyard.
Leominster Town’s Division One Cup clash at Shenstone Pathfinders was called off due to an unfit pitch.
In Division Two, Bartestree lost some ground on the leaders when they were beaten 3-1 at Malvern Rangers.
But Hereford Lads Club retained their unbeaten record with a 3-2 win at Tenbury United. The sixth-placed city side have not lost in 11 games and secured their latest success with goals from Steve Dixon, Tom Harding and Danny Moon (pen).
Pegasus Juniors 2 Bewdley Town 1.
PEGASUS Juniors have suffered a blow with the decision of Belgian goalkeeper Mikel Corbisier to return to his native country.
The stopper has signed semi-professional forms for league side Rusg Quevy FC.
Corbisier’s decision to return home opened up an opportunity for Stuart Turpin to return to the Juniors’ side, but it was his opposite number Tommy Harper who was the busier keeper as Pegasus moved up to seventh in the West Midlands League Premier Division.
The home side opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Kane Kahaki and Adam Newbury found Chris Mortlock whose pass allowed Sam Hunt to fire past Harper.
The keeper prevented Mortlock from adding a second before the break but was beaten again in the 58th minute when Newbury, Ross Powell and skipper Paul Allam all played their part in setting up scorer Mortlock.
Harper saved brilliantly from Tom Dawson, Mortlock, Allam and man-of-the-match Kahaki before Luke Townley headed a consolation goal for Bewdley in injury time.
l A HEREFORDSHIRE football club has found it’s good to Talktalk.
Kington Town have received a cash boost of £600 from the phone giant with the cash going towards ongoing refurbishment work in the clubhouse, The town and area are also benefiting from Talktalk’s £50,000 investment which will expand it Next Generation Network to provide residents with, so the company say, access to fast, reliable, better value and more secure broadband.
“We are very pleased that TalkTalk has chosen to support Kington Town over the next 12 months,” said club secretary Nigel Bradley.
“As a committee, we have been working hard and will continue to do so to fundraise so that we can extend our clubhouse facilities.”
Bradley added: “The donation from Talktalk will go towards this great cause.”