A JOE Mayglothling masterclass gave Kington Town a shock 3-2 victory over reigning Herefordshire County League Champions Clee Hill as league action returned following the Christmas break.

Clee sat top of the Herefordshire Premier going into the tie with just one defeat from their opening nine games.

However, Town have title ambitions of their own and took the lead when Mayglothling's 22nd minute cross evaded everyone for Nick Evans to tap home.

The visitors responded 10 minutes later as marksman Chris Breakwell pounced on a sloppy pass and beat two defenders and then the goalkeeper from a tight angle.

Just before the break Kington regained the lead with Mayglothling turning provider again, this time his free-kick found the head of Brian Dyer to head home.

After assisting two goals Mayglothling turned goal-scorer firing his 25-yard free-kick into the top corner to give his side a 3-1 lead.

Moments later a controversial penalty decision allowed Clee back into the tie and Breakwell made no mistake from the penalty spot.

However, the Yellows hung on for victory allowing Malvern Town Reserves to go top after they beat Hinton 4-1 on Friday night.

Also under the lights on their new 3G pitch, Hereford Pegasus Reserves ran out 7-4 winners in an entertaining encounter over Shobdon.

Jordan Williamson scored a brace for the hosts while Marc Avery, Curtis Driscoll, Nicholas Weaver, Billy Beaumont and Kyle Panniers all found the net for Peggy.

Holme Lacy saw their title ambitions suffer a blow after seeing a three-goal lead disappear in a 4-3 defeat at Ludlow Colts.

Cameron Mcnally and Tom Nunn were amongst the early goal-scorers for Lacy before Colts fought back to give their aspirations a lift.

Ewyas Harold also found form with a 8-4 home win over Kingstone Rovers despite having a month without a game.

Shaune Smith scored a hat-trick for Harold while Jake Cleves netted a brace and the others came courtesy of Robert Cooper-Tomkins and Matt James.

Meanwhile, Wellington Reserves pulled out of the bottom three following a 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Fownhope.

In Division Two, Hinton Reserves dropped points in their title bid after a 2-2 draw with fellow challengers Tenbury Town, Marlon Ransome scored both goals for the hosts.