A JOHN BUCHANON goal in tricky conditions helped Wellington Colts to a 1-1 draw against Herefordshire Division One leaders Ludlow Colts.

Colts manager Scott Mackenzie labelled the conditions as ‘farcical’ as his side dropped their first points of the season having won their opening eight matches.

Buchanon opened the scoring in the first half only to see Jamil Kezze tuck home Dan Griffiths’ cross to equalise.

Colts stay one point ahead of second-placed Hinton Reserves but with three games in hand – and the two sides meet in the first game of 2019 on January 5.

Meanwhile on the adjacent pitch to the Colts it was another good afternoon for Premier Division leaders Wellington Reserves who beat Kington Town 9-2.

Charlie Greenhouse opened the scoring with his first of a brace while Nick Britton also scored two.

Further goals came from Peter Wall, Chris Bush, Matthew Emberton, Matthew Williams and Ivan Ivanov for the hosts.

Title challengers Clee Hill bounced back from a league and cup defeat with an emphatic 5-1 win over Malvern Town Reserves.

United – who host Kingstone Rovers this Saturday in their final game of 2018 – remain 14 points behind leaders Wellington Reserves but have four games in hand to claw back that deficit.

Elsewhere conditions were equally as tricky for Ledbury Town who came from behind to take a 4-3 victory over Kingstone Rovers.

A goal in each half from star player Harri John helped Town to victory while others came via Joe Bullock and Ben Febery.