Ledbury Town reached the Herefordshire FA Charity Bowl final for the second time in three years last weekend as they beat Hartpury University 5-4 in a dramatic penalty shootout at New Street.

The scores were level at full-time after Josh Burns’ 12th minute goal was cancelled out shortly before the break by Hartpury as the two sides went into half-time all square.

A goalless and rather uneventful second period of play ended with the tie being taken to penalties, with Town’s spot kick takers running rampant as Ben Miller, Curt Williams and man of the match Scott Roberts confidently finding the back of the net.

A terrific save from Ledbury keeper James Loader, together with further successful penalties from Ben Febery and Burns, saw Town players and supporters erupt with joy over their side defying the odds and booking their place in a second Charity Bowl final in the space of three years.

It was also the first defeat of any kind this season for Hartpury, who are the runaway leaders in the Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division.

Their 13 game winning run therefore came to an end at New Street and it was the side trying to catch them in the league that did so.

Ledbury will face Hereford Pegasus Reserves in the showpiece event after the city-based outfit defeated other semi-finalists Welland with a close 3-2 away win.