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1:00pm Tuesday 24th December 2013 in Sport
A MATTY Cole hat-trick helped Leigh and Bransford Badgers Spurs under 14s beat St John’s Colts 3-0 in the Wayne Phillpotts Memorial Shield.
Having lost 4-1 to Colts in the league a fortnight earlier, Spurs hit back to land their first semi-final spot since playing at under nines level.
They went ahead in the ninth minute when a Dan Medakovic pass sent Cole racing clear to calmly lift the ball over the keeper’s head into the net.
Sam Hawthorn and Harry Dunnett were denied by the keeper before constant pressure saw Spurs extend the lead two minutes before halftime.
Another Medakovic through- ball found Cole eight yards out and he scored at the second attempt.
A sterling defensive display helped Spurs and Cole completed his hat-trick 15 minutes from time with Medakovic providing another assist.
- A late Jamie Welch penalty earned Ledbury Town Reserves a well-deserved 3-3 draw with Herefordshire League Division One leaders Tenbury United.
Karl Lancett’s usual second string were bolstered by several first-teamers due to a postponed fixture at local rivals Hereford Lads Club.
Against opponents protecting a 100 per cent league record, Welch fired home inside the first minute before he went close to a second along with Tom Watkins and Curt Williams.
Home keeper Nicholas Blakeway was only called into action four minutes from half-time with a fine save before Tenbury levelled moments before the break.
After more missed Ledbury chances, they regained the lead in the 64th minute with Watkins’ fine finish from a Welch cross.
However, Tenbury equalised barely a minute later from a rebound following a good Blakeway save.
The visitors went ahead for the first time with a 74thminute header but Ledbury levelled this time in the late stages through Welch’s controversial spot-kick after Watkins was ruled to have been fouled.
- Top team Ledbury Allstars won 4-3 at Bromyard Colts in the Herefordshire Sunday League with goals from Tom Boyle (2), Dan Herbert and Kyan Williams. Tom Harding replied with a hat-trick.
Ben Ledbury netted in Atletico Ledbury’s 5-1 defeat to Burghill Rangers.
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