Point taken

The bench (dugout for purists) is the worst place to watch a football match from.

You're just that far enough away from the action to see yourself as a spectator, yet still close enough to want to get on the field.

A temptation confined only by the restraints of the "technical area".

So, from the bench, how do you watch your side go 2-0 up after five minutes, then 3-2 down with a quarter of an hour on the clock?

By the final whistle it was 4-4 and a point shared with Haughmond that Leominster Town could celebrate as three.

One of those games that took on a life of its own, and might just have brought the Briarwood Boys back to life.

While doing nothing for the life expectancy of those on the bench.

But there was no traction for Town. With the boiler system still being replaced at Leominster's Bridge Street sports centre, the home game against high flying Mahal last Saturday was off.

Blackheath took advantage to leapfrog Leominster with a surprise 1-0 win over Bridgnorth Town Reserves, a score that sent the Briarwood Boys down to second from bottom on goal difference.

Wolverhampton United, who, boilers permitting, will be Town's opponents this Saturday, fought out a 2-2 draw with Smethwick - further proof that, this season, the West Midlands Regional League Division 1 form book has been thrown out of the window.

Town can take no game for granted now. Even maximum points off Wolverhampton and fast-sinking Warstone the following Saturday will leave Town relying on the results of others to rise.

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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