A WINNER nine minutes from time from substitute Charlie Docherty gave Ledbury Town the goal they needed to lift this season’s Herefordshire FA Charity Bowl cup.

A second half fightback from a spirited Holme Lacy side saw them draw level from two goals down in front of a big crowd at Allpay Park before Docherty broke their hearts.

Ledbury took the initiative in the first half and Curt Williams was only denied the opening goal by a fine save from the Lacy goalkeeper, palming his shot wide.

Holme Lacy responded and a free-kick was headed just wide before at the opposite end Ben Febery saw his his effort deflected over the woodwork by a last ditch block.

Joe Bullock fired Ledbury into a 21st minute lead when the youngster finished off a clever free-kick routine.

Town doubled their lead after 35 minutes when Sam Palmer-Young produced a fine header from a well-taken Febery free-kick.

Signs of a Lacy fight-back were sent out before the break when they had the goalkeeper beaten only to see Mike Arlott clear the ball off the line.

A wonder goal from Jean Luc Alvarez eventually pulled a goal back for Lacy as his overhead kick found the net on 58 minutes.

The fightback was complete with 15 minutes left of the tie as centre-half Jay Spencer rose highest to put his side level.

Both sides went in search of a winner to prevent the tie going to extra-time.

It was Ledbury who struck first after experienced substitute Pete Jeynes made an immediate impact crossing to Docherty to fire home his 81st minute winner.

Meanwhile Clee Hill lifted the in the Herefordshire Premier Division title in fine style by beating Shropshire rivals Tenbury Town 10-1.

Joshua Carpenter netted five times in the match as he reached the milestone of 50 goals this season.

United are considering whether to apply to move up to the West Midlands League where neighbours Ludlow and Church Stretton play but their facilities are not up to the required standard.