WELLINGTON Reserves landed an early psychological blow in the race for the Herefordshire Premier title with a 3-2 victory over last year’s runners-up Westfields Reserves.

Matthew Williams scored a brace for the hosts while Nick Britton was also on the scoresheet as Welly made it four wins on the bounce.

With Clee Hill in cup action the win allowed Wellington’s gap at the top to grow to five points.

Elliot Jones scored a hat-trick as Fownhope continued their good form and swept aside Tenbury Town 5-0.

Also netting was Luke Marston, James Fussell as the hosts made it five wins from eight games.

Ledbury Town made it through to the semi-finals of the Herefordshire FA Charity Bowl cup competition for a second season running with a 3-2 victory over Hinton.

Ben Febery quickly replied to a 13th minute Hinton before a brace from Joe Bullock secured their place in the last four.

They will face the winner of Clee Hill and Wellington Reserves, who meet this weekend.

A headed goal from Matt Maturi sent Kingstone through with a single goal victory over Ewyas Harold.

They will face Holme Lacy in the semi-final after they ran out 4-2 victors over Kington Town thanks to goals from Liam Campbell, Stuart Mills, Ryan Rowlett and Matthew Wargen.

Division One leaders Hinton Reserves remain top despite dropping points during a 2-2 draw with Ross Juniors.

Brandon Jennings netted a brace for the table-toppers. However, it wasn’t enough as both Jack Bray and James Reid scored at the opposite end to earn their side a point.

Ludlow Town Colts were also in cup action so sit a point off the top with three games in hand.