A LAST minute winner from striker Josh Burns clinched a valuable 2-1 victory for Ledbury Town as they continued their push for a top three finish in the HFA Premier Division.

What proved to be an ill-tempered encounter at times saw Malvern Town Reserves' Luke Gaffney shown a straight red card within the opening 30 minutes for continued dissent.

Malvern eventually took the lead after a deflection fell back to striker Henry Dyde, who then looped the ball home.

Ledbury responded and young captain Tom Trigg rolled the ball in through a melee of players in the box for team-mate Curt Williams to level the score on 70 minutes.

As both teams looked for a winner Joe Bullock had a goal disallowed with eight minutes remaining before Burns struck the winner a minute from time.

The victory moved Town two points behind third place Westfields Reserves, following their 2-0 defeat by title chasing Wellington Reserves.

Matthew Williams and Glenn Segust both fired home for Welly to move them eight points clear of Clee Hill United, but their rivals have four games in hand.

Hinton moved out of the bottom three after goals from Bradley Matthews and Harry Meadmore helped them to a 2-1 victory over Kington.

Meanwhile in Division One, Ewyas Harold Reserves picked up their second victory of the season when they beat Ledbury Town Reserves 4-2.

James Reid netted a brace as Ross Juniors ran out 3-1 winners over Belmont Wanderers with Tommy Hall scoring the other goal.

In the local derby Holme Lacy Reserves drew 2-2 with Bartestree thanks to goals from Matthew Quinsey and Mike Wilkins.

Meanwhile Division Two leaders Lads Club Colts took a 6-2 victory over Belmont Rangers.

Second place Dore Valley saw off title challengers Civil Service 2-1 thanks to goals from Jordan Russell and substitute Tyler Davies.