Lye Town 4 Ledbury Town 1 LEDBURY paid the penalty for failing to convert their chances and finished up well beaten by an energetic Lye outfit in this West Midlands League Premier Division fixture .

The visitors started well and created a couple of decent chances which were both saved by the home keeper.

Anthony Bradford finished with a tame lob after beating two defenders, then Bryan Craven headed straight at the keeper after getting to a Phil Preedy cross.

Lye scored twice to put the visitors on the back foot, the first a sweet lob from distance, the other a close-range effort.

The home keeper earned his corn, saving two good efforts from Lee Hooper.

Lewis Skyers at the other end had no chance as the home side stretched their lead to three with another fierce drive.

Hooper gave the visitors fresh hope when he pulled a goal back with a fierce drive from the edge of the box. They made more chances, but equally Skyers made some smart saves to stop it becoming a rout.

He had no answer in the 74th minute, however, being sent the wrong way from the spot kick when Town conceded a penalty.

On what turned out to be a bad day for the New Street side, this defeat and results elsewhere conspired to move them back into the division's bottom two.

Bromyard's point at Bewdley moved them up to 27, but ahead of Ledbury on goal difference. Town now also trail Wolverhampton Casuals, who gained a comprehensive 3-0 success against Wyrley Rangers, by a point.

Ludlow remain at the foot of the table, four points adrift.