WELLINGTON Colts suffered a blow to their top two hopes in the Herefordshire Division One after suffering a late 2-1 defeat at the hands of Ledbury Town Reserves.

An 86th minute winning header from youngster Sam Branch was enough to net the Reserves victory in extremely challenging windy conditions.

However, it was the Colts who looked to get a grip on the tie early on with Nathan Potts giving the hosts a fifth minute lead with a 20-yard strike .

Ledbury battled against the conditions and got a leveller on the 22nd minute when Kieran Loveridge used the weather to his advantage with a well-placed effort that came off the far post and into the netting on the opposite side of the Wellington goal to level the scoreline.

With four minute remaining Branch finally made the breakthrough nodding home another fine cross from Josh Burns.

Top two sides in Division One, Hinton Reserves and Ludlow Town Colts saw their match postponed.

Elsewhere Holme Lacy Reserves ran away 3-0 winners over Ewyas Harold Reserves thanks to goals by Matthew Quinsey, Oliver Stevens and Mike Wilkins.

Josh Dutson and Neil Slade were on the score-sheet as Bartestree Reserves drew 2-2 with Orleton in a mid-table battle.

In the Premier Division a brace from Ollie Smith helped Westfields Reserves keep the pressure on the top two following an emphatic 5-1 win at Kington Town.

Also on the score-sheet for Fields were Ben Thomas, Ieuan Woodcock and Owen Bolton.

The win kept them clear in third place above an in form Malvern Town Reserves side who netted seven goals past Tenbury Town Reserves.

Meanwhile in Division Two with leaders Lads Club Colts not in action it was left to chasers Dore Valley to flex their muscles with an emphatic 13-2 win over Marden.

Third place Civil Service kept the pressure on the top two sides with a 3-1 win over Withington with Curtis Driscoll, Shaun Preece and Lewis Skyrme all scoring.