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Ledbury fall to the leaders
9:00pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
LEDBURY Town suffered a further setback in their West Midlands Regional League Division One campaign with a 4-0 loss against top-of-thetable AFC Bridgnorth during a superb game of football at New Street.
The final score does little to reflect just how hard Paul Mann’s side made the leagueleaders work for the win.
Josh Bradburn scored the visitors’ first goal after just 12 minutes with a superb header from a well-placed corner.
The second period began in Ledbury’s favour as Bridgnorth’s goalscorer was booked for a late challenge on former Cheltenham Town and Worcester City player Josh Emery.
Town captain Ian Merrick then headed the ball over following a great corner from Emery, before Ledbury’s chances of pulling off an upset suffered a further blow when Kevin Buxton put the ball past keeper Nicholas Blakeway in the 63rd minute.
The visitors cemented their victory over the course of the final five minutes of play as Jason Pike found the back of the net from 25 yards out.
Bridgnorth captain Pike then bagged his second during stoppage time when a shot rebounded off the crossbar to land in the net.
The New Street side now have consecutive home games in which to recover and improve on their current position of seventh in the table.
Penncroft, who dealt out a heavy 8-3 defeat to the New Street oufit in Wolverhampton three weeks ago, will be Ledbury’s first opponents at home tomorrow (3pm), followed by a clash with Wem Town on October 26 (3pm).
Meanwhile, Ledbury Town Reserves scored a 6-3 defeat at Hinton Reserves in Division One of the Herefordshire Football League.
Sam Dixon and Curt Williams both found the net twice for an on-fire Reserves side, with Martin Elton and Adam McTear also on target.
Substitute Jack Davis grabbed a brace for the hosts, with David McCutcheon adding a third goal.
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