COLWALL Rangers' lead at the top of the Hereford Times Herefordshire League Premier Division was cut to three points after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Kington Town, while two of their rivals, Westfields and Woofferton, each recorded wins.

The match at Kington was dictated by the conditions, with both sides struggling to come to terms with the blustery wind and play restricted to midfield for long periods. Player-manager Martin Powell played the ball over the Rangers defence for Joe Maygothling to run on to and round James Dean to give Kington the lead.

Minutes later, Asa Smith's run into the area was ended when Adam Hill brought him down, Steve Kirby firing the penalty straight down the middle to level the score.

The second half was very much the same, James Williams failing to control the ball with the keeper out of position, and then seeing his shot saved from another chance. At the other end, Brian Kirkham saved well on three occasions as breakaway attacks left the Rangers attacker through on goal.

Ritchie Bore did head the ball into the back of the Rangers net late on, but was penalised for pushing on the keeper.

Westfields returned to action with a 3-0 away win against city rivals Pegasus at Old School Lane, to claim second-place.

Pegasus looked the better side during the early exchanges and should have taken the lead when they fired wide from close-range. The narrow miss sparked the visitors into life, Mark Mortlock putting them in front from 10 yards after being played through by Zbigniew Nowicki.

Westfields controlled the second half and doubled the lead when Rory Hollingshead set up a quick counter-attack after making a good save. His long clearance was picked up by Mortlock, who beat his man before laying on the chance for Mark Hibbard to score.

Paul Jones scored the third goal in the final minute following good work between Mortlock and Ian Morris.

Woofferton moved back into third place with a 4-2 home win over fellow title-contenders Sutton United.

Playing with the wind at their backs, Sutton made most of the running in the first half. They created plenty of chances, but later in the game were to rue the fact that they only converted two of them. Green deflected a ball past keeper Dave Cooper midway through the half, then Danny Hill scored the second minutes later.

Woofferton pulled a goal back before the break, Aaron Bowden finishing from close-range after a neat build-up.

The home team showed plenty of determination in the second half, a characteristic they have missed in some recent lack-lustre performances. Their quick attacks and the pace of their forwards were a constant threat to Sutton.

Danny Gower set Chris Breakwell on his way to level the score and Ben Apperley finished off an attack which started from keeper Cooper to put the home side in front.

Stuart New might have put Sutton level, but then a penalty for handball sealed the victory. Danny Gower sent the keeper the wrong way when Dave Chadd's volley was blocked by a hand.

After failing to record a win in the first half of their league campaign, Leominster Town have now started the second half with three straight victories, beating Weston 2-0 at Bridge Street Sports Centre to keep the run going.

Both sides squandered chances during an evenly contested first half. Steve Williams blasted over three times for the home team, while Matt Roberts forced the home keeper, Jon Jones, to tip the ball on to the crossbar and Kevin Acton shot across the face of the goal when Weston attacked.

Town took the lead on the half hour mark when Dylan Barrington found the back of the net after Luke Jones had cleverly stepped over the ball, to deceive the Weston defenders.

Town recovered from a shaky start to the second half to claim a second goal after dominating long periods of play, Dan George taking the chance after dispossesssing a defender.

Ledbury Town beat visiting Bartestree 3-0 in a game where the visitors created enough chances to win more than one game.

Missing three key players, including two strikers, proved costly for the visitors.

During a first half which they dominated, Phil Andrews, Dale Bowkett and Mel Langford failed to take advantage of a half-a-dozen decent opportunities, with the only goal falling to the home team on the half hour.

Ledbury were more prominent in the second half and stretched their lead to three, their third goal a 20-yard drive from Dan Preedy. Bartestree continued to carve out chances, but even failed to convert a penalty, Langford having his spot kick saved by the home keeper.

Hinton and Lads Club shared the goals and the points in a 2-2 draw at Broomy Hill.

Lads Club started well and took the lead in the fifth minute, Mike Olive's 35-yarder nestling in the top corner.They were well in control when Ben Arnold picked the ball up near halfway, beat two defenders before firing in the second goal towards the end of the first half.

Hinton picked up in the second half but seemed to have blown their chances of making a comeback when they conceded a penalty, their keeper bringing Matt Skinner down. He made up for his error, and highlighted a good allround performance, by saving Josh Dallow's penalty.

Hinton made the most of the let-off, claiming two goals in five minutes to grab a point.

In the other game, home team Bromyard Town Reserves held on to win 2-0, in spite of visitors Fownhope staging a second half rally, following an inept first half showing.