Ledbury Town hit back from 2-0 down to grab victory in the second period of extra time in this pulsating Worcester Royal Infirmary Senior Cup quarter-final at New Street on Wednesday evening.


(After extra time)

Ledbury got off to the worst possible start conceding the first goal after just four minutes when Derek Craddock crossed to the far post and Paul Hibbert forced the ball home.

West Midlands Premier Division table-toppers Westfields were on top and went 2-0 up soon after, Jefferson crossed from the left wing and Craddock headed home past Rory Hollingshead.

Ledbury battled hard to get back into the game and in the 25th minute as Westfields struggled to clear their lines Stuart Smith blasted home an unstoppable left foot volley from well outside the box.

This was the lift Town needed and they equalised just before half-time when Phil Preedy put Duncan Preedy through and although his first shot was well blocked by the Westfields' keeper, Preedy got up to collect the loose ball and slot home.

Both teams had chances in the second half and good saves denied Ledbury's Robbie Colwell and Nicky Welch and home keeper Hollingshead made two point blank stops from Paul Burton.

In the first period of extra time Ledbury had a Robbie Perrins effort disallowed for offside but they were not to be denied and in the second period grabbed the all-important winner when Stuart Smith beat two players in the Westfields' box and fired in past the keeper.

Ledbury Town visit Little Drayton Rangers (2.45) tomorrow (Saturday) in the Premier Division and then on Tuesday (January 21) travel to Langland Stadium for their postponed Boxing Day clash with rivals Malvern Town (7.45).

Town's postponed home HFA Challenge Cup match against Westfields last Saturday will now be played at New Street on Saturday, February 15.