A MISSED penalty flick in the last minute meant Hereford had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Cheltenham CS in Severn Division 1.

Liz Cooke had given Hereford a dream start by firing them ahead after just 60 seconds and the home side continued to attack but were denied a second goal by a mixture of poor finishing and good defensive play by their opponents.

The visitors gradually had more of the play and were deservedly on level terms by half time after equalising following a counter attack.

Hereford went for all three points in the second half with a string of attacks. They looked to have been denied until an infringement by a Cheltenham defender in the final minute gave them the chance to win the game. However, Di Feely's effort was clawed away and Hereford did not get the three points that their dominance had deserved.

Leominster came back from their trip to Gloucestershire with a 4-2 defeat at Cheltenham 2nd.

The visitors were quickest out of the blocks and had the majority of possession in the opening stages but it was Cheltenham who took the lead. The home side then dominated proceedings, scoring two more, and it was only thanks to good defending from Clare Northwood and Becky Millward that kept the half time scoreline at 3-0.

Leominster found some confidence in the second period with Karen Hackley scoring after a fine solo run and only minutes later, Eve van Hassell fired home to set up a frantic finale.

The home side were thwarted on more than one occasion by goalkeeper Fern Bowkett until the dying moments when a fourth was added to kill the game.

Hereford 2nd kept their hopes of a mid-table finish alive after a 4-2 victory over rock bottom Blockley.

Hereford took a while to settle as Blockley crowded the home sides players, forcing them to make unnecessary mistakes early on. However they soon settled once Emily Tompkins had given them the lead when she ran from the half-way line and slotted the ball past the goalkeeper. Their delight was soon tempered though by a shock equaliser when the ball was squeezed past home keeper Mel Bryans after a goalmouth scramble.

But just before the break, the lead was restored when an Amy Wilkins shot was only half saved and Helen Lewis followed up to score.

Cath Goodwin calmly slotted home a penalty flick in the second half to make it 3-1 before Dwyn Jones made sure of the victory with a fourth after a wonderful one-two with Tompkins.

Blockley managed a consolation goal soon after but it was too late to mount a comeback.

Ross just managed to come away with the three points after winning by the odd goal in five against Badgers in Severn Division 2.

Lorraine Stevens played in Pauline Hemmingway who unleashed an unstopable shot to give Ross an early lead, but within minutes their relegation-threatened opponents were level. The county side did restore the one-goal advantage soon after with the goal of the game as Rebecca Law picked the ball up on the half-way line and skipped past two defenders before firing into the net.

Hemmingway added a second just after the break to give Ross some breathing space, but Badgers pulled a goal back almost immediately to set up a tense finale with Ross holding on for victory.

Meanwhile, Colwall were given a lesson in finishing as they went down 6-1 at Bath Buccaneers 2nd in North Division.