Reserves slump to a heavy reverse

LEDBURY Town Reserves surrendered second place in Division One of the Herefordshire Football League as Woofferton dealt out a damaging 5-1 defeat to Karl Lancett’s squad at New Street.

The Reserves just couldn’t seem to step things up to the required gear after a successful penalty from Sam Dixon in the 25th minute showed promise by restoring the scoreline to 1-1 following an early goal from Woofferton.

Despite missing a second penalty awarded by referee Stephen Forsyth, the visitors proceeded to rain in a flurry of goals throughout the second period.

Woofferton drilled in their first goal of the afternoon on 10 minutes after Ledbury keeper Nicholas Blakeway had parried the initial shot onto the woodwork.

Early in the second period began, Ledbury’s Gavin Walton was shown a yellow card, before the hosts suffered a huge setback as their rivals grabbed two goals in just nine minutes.

Woofferton then struck gold again in the 72nd minute, despite Ledbury substitute Tom Bullock’s desperate attempt to head the ball away from the net.

A good strike from Reserves substitute George Leyshon-James was blocked by the keeper in the 85th minute.

The visitors celebrated claiming second spot in the league table from the hosts on goal difference following a fifth and final goal which was crossed in during stoppage time.

The Reserves are in cup action tomorrow as they face Holme Lacy away in the second round of the Jock Handley Cup (1.30pm).

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