WELLINGTON Colts suffered a blow to their Herefordshire County League Division One hopes as runaway leaders Ludlow Town Colts hit them for six.

In one of only three county league matches to beat the freezing weather the 6-1 result meant the Colts stretched their league advantage to five points.

Ludlow have now averaged more than five goals a game this season, netting 74 times in 14 league matches.

The hosts opened the scoring after 16 minutes as great work by Simon Bradley and Dan Crowther set up Jabez Smith to fire home.

Wellington’s best spell of the game followed, missing one golden chance from eight yards before equalising with a screamer into the top corner by Richard Macdonald.

That triggered a Ludlow response as the hosts regained the lead within two minutes, Smith dummying a Kieran Dovey cross for Bradley to drill home.

But they were fortunate to take the lead into the interval as Wellington hit the post after pouncing on a rogue backpass from Dovey.

If the first half was even, the second half was a completely different, one-sided, affair and Ludlow never looked back once Dovey set up Smith for his second goal to make it 3-1.

Bradley put Dan Griffiths through on goal to make it 4-1 on 65 minutes before substitute Jack Gittoes made it five and set up Crowther to net the sixth.

Wellington were one of only two sides to take points off Ludlow previously this season but Colts avenged that slight blemish to give manager Scott Mackenzie the perfect gift on his 50th birthday.

Holme Lacy's mixed season continued as they returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over improving Tenbury United.

Despite playing at home a kit mix-up only saw United's team socks arrive 20 minutes before kick-off leading to a poor warm-up.

Lacy took advantage with goals from Jay Spencer and Liam Campbell getting them off to a perfect start.

The visitors welcomed back several players for the tie who helped to see out the victory in the second half.

In the only other game to beat the weather a young Ewyas Harold side came from behind to take a well earned point with a 1-1 draw at Malvern Town Reserves.

The visitors took the lead in the first half through an own goal before Jake Cleaves put his side level.

Despite Cleaves then seeing red for a second bookable offence the visitors hung on for a point.