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Leominster Town - away to AFC Wombourne
10:51am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Football
Leominster Town's mix of old stagers and young guns so nearly pulled off their best result of the season in taking a fast, physical Wombourne side the distance last night (Tues).
Town took an early lead through top scorer Terry Williams to turn on the kind of performance that belies their league position.
For 70 minutes the result that Town's "sword and shield" defensive display alone deserved was in sight.
But Wombourne, who spent much of the game swarming Town's penalty box, finally made their game count with two goals as the clock ran down.
Williams going off injured just before half-time was the turning point for Town, who, with their own attacking options stifled, spent much of the second half having to frustrate those of Wombourne.
But in doing so Town's promising youngsters came into their own up against older, physical, and streetwise opponents.
Conor Gorman and Dan Sharp, in particular, made themselves integral to Town's second ball game.
But the night belonged to Town's 'keeper Andy Price who pulled off a string of saves that kept the Briarwood Boys in a game that could have overwhelmed them.
That it didn't sets Town up to see out a season that has done them few favours so far.
Bridgnorth away this Saturday is a six-pointer with the Shropshire side slipping down to within Town's reach at the lower end of the table.