A LAST gasp Sarah Bishop winner sent Hereford Pegasus Ladies top of the Midwest Counties League ahead of a crunch match against title rivals Redditch Borough.

Pegasus maintained their title hopes as Bishop netted in stoppage time to grab a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bromsgrove Sporting at the KGD Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

It appeared that the hosts would have to be content with a point, following a 6-0 win at Ludlow Town the previous Tuesday, and the Rouslers would come away with a hard-earned point for their efforts.

However, Bishop was on hand to find the back of the net from substitute Ella Bowen's 92nd minute corner to see the Reds secure all three points.

Hereford Women’s County Cup winners Pegasus made a strong start to the match that pitted themselves against fourth-placed Sporting, but were unable to turn their possession into goals, with Emily Lewis and Kaye Haggett having the best opportunities for the hosts.

However, it was the Rouslers who broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute after catching Pegasus on the counter-attack and Lottie Watson was on hand to convert a low cross from close range.

The hosts were back on level terms within eight minutes when captain Emily Morgan's 25 yard free-kick found the back of the net after being spilled by the visiting custodian.

Pegasus pushed for a second goal to ease the nerves but found it difficult to break through a well-organised Sporting rearguard and looked like they would have to settle for a draw.

Haggett and Amy Bradley were both denied by smart saves, when through on goal in the second half, with Lewis, Morgan and Molly Powis also going close.

However, the stoppage time intervention from Bishop sent the hosts top of the table as they travel to title rivals Redditch Borough on Sunday.

Morgan expressed her delight and relief with the late winning goal following the final whistle, she said: “It was a massive three points today and we can now prepare for another tough match next Sunday.”