A bumper crowd crammed in to New Street on Wednesday evening to watch Ledbury Town’s 2-1 defeat to Hereford Pegasus in the Herefordshire County Cup.

Having shocked everyone in the first-round with their 6-0 thrashing of Hereford Lads Club, Ledbury’s run in the competition came to an end as their higher level opponents edged a narrow victory.

Paul Jones put Pegasus ahead in the 20th minute with a stunning strike from 20 yards but the lead lasted just three minutes as Nathan Ince equalised for Ledbury with neat finish from a tight angle.

Town were competing well with their Step 6 visitors and the watching crowd were dreaming of yet another shock victory.

But with six minutes played in the second-half, Jordan Williamson followed in Kyle Panniers’ saved penalty to score the eventual winner and secure their place in the semi-final.

Ledbury’s league rivals Hartpury University Men were also in action in their quarter-final with Wellington Rangers and they put on a show as they ran out 6-1 winners to reach the semis.

The other last-eight matches are to be played this weekend to fill the other semi.

Shobdon FC host Clee Hill United whilst Westfields make the trip to Hereford FC, with both games going ahead this Saturday.

Ledbury Town are back in action this weekend when they travel to Ewyas Harold (KO 2:00pm), looking to keep themselves top of the Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division after their 3-2 win over Hereford Pegasus Reserves last weekend (report inside).