Rob Goodman on target as Leominster go top of Davis Wood Conference North

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Leominster moved to the top of the Davis Wood Men’s League’s Conference North after a 3-1 home win over City of Bath.

Rob Goodman fired Leominster ahead before Josh Watkins picked out Matt Duggan to hammer home the second.

Bath reduced arrears before Jon Davis capped a man-of-the-match display with the clincher for unbeaten Leominster.

Hereford are 10th in the division after crashing to a 5-3 defeat against Bristol and West.

Ross sealed a 5-2 home win over Cardiff and UWIC fifth and are now third in De Cymru and The Marches Two. Table-topping Hereford 2nd continued their unbeaten run in The Marches One with a 5-2 success at Newent 2nd.

Steve Alderton bagged a brace for Hereford, while Matt Thomas, Richie Edwards and Danny Makaruk also netted for in-form Hereford.

Newent tried hard and the leaders were indebted to a superb goal-line clearance from Steve Owen and an outstanding display from Duncan Tindle.

However, there was disappointment for Leominster 2nd who suffered a 5-2 defeat at Gloucester City 3rd.

Hereford 3rd slipped to a 4-1 defeat at a physically stronger and more experienced Newent 3rd in The Marches Two.

The diving Alex Dereham hauled Hereford level at 1-1, following fine play from Dan Westoby and Alex Miller.

But Newent powered home despite solid defending from Nigel Mundy and Sam Keenan.

Meanwhile, Kington Ladies powered to a 4-1 win over Swansea City 3rd in the South Wales Hockey League Division One.

Braces from Emma Bryan and Jenny Layton-Mills gave Kington victory, while Bev Hyde, Sian Morgan and Becky Mussell were also in top form.

Presteigne Ladies conceded a last-gasp goal in a 3-3 draw at Cardiff UWIC 3rd in Division Two.

Charlie Morris (2) and Rita Tomkins scored for Presteigne, while Leanne Evans, debutant Charlotte Jones and Pru Napolitano also shone.

A late goal from Jess Goodwin and a fine display from Leanne Evans could not stop Presteigne from a 3-1 loss at higher-graded Bridgend in the Welsh Shield first round.

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