MARK Boucker’s prowess from the penalty spot helped Tenbury Town squeeze to a 4-3 win over Hinton Reserves in Division One of Herefordshire League.

Plucky Hinton came from behind on three occasions to level things at 3-3 but Boucker won it when he was upended in the box and scored from the spot.

Town took the lead when Hinton failed to clear a cross and Boucker poked home.

The visitors responded with an equaliser when a pinpoint cross produced a sweet finish but Tenbury were back in front when Dec Bright latched on to a long ball to cross for Tom Pitt to fire home.

Back came Hinton again to tie things up at 2-2 and the quality of some frantic action improved after the break when Alex Bright put Town in front for the third time with a composed far-post finish.

Once again Hinton replied and their third equaliser set up a grandstand finish that culminated with Boucker’s match-winning spot-kick.

"We were frustrated at the news that Belmont Wanderers had pulled out of the league last week as they'd taken points off some of our rivals,” said Town boss Bob Sumner, whose side sit fourth in the table.

“We lost captain Stuart Skidmore early on and were without Keiran Fish and that shook up what had been a solid defensive unit. Hinton had one striker that most of the ball went through and we failed to deal with him in the first half. In the second half we stuck a man on him and that limited them. We knew they would be tough to break down but everyone stepped up and left nothing in the tank."

Town face a testing trip to second-placed Holme Lacy this Saturday.