September 26th, 2016

Clarke at the double as Pershore Town get off the mark

Clarke at the double as Pershore Town get off the mark Clarke at the double as Pershore Town get off the mark
Pershore Town boss Quentin Townsend watched his side net their first points of the campaign on Tuesday.

A BRACE of goals from striker Jamie Clarke guided Pershore Town to their first victory of the Midland League Division One season as they defeated visitors Southam United 2-0 on Tuesday.

Town controlled the game for large periods and should have won by a bigger margin as boss Quentin Townsend enjoyed victory against his old Saints side.

Captain Shaun Griffiths had a header cleared off the line after 11 minutes and Sean Cooke – making his first appearance of the season – had a left-footed effort saved soon afterwards.

Town’s pressure finally told when Ollie Casey put through Clarke to beat the keeper with a left-footed effort after 32 minutes.

A few minutes later, the same combination repeated the move with the same outcome and Pershore were 2-0 up.

The second half followed much the same pattern as Will Gayton’s free kick went just over the bar and substitute Damien Fearn shot wide from a narrow angle having intercepted a poor clearance from the Southam keeper.

Town substitute Kallum Powell had a couple of opportunities to further increase the lead late on, but this was a well deserved three points for Pershore who are likely to face sterner opposition at Atherstone Town on Saturday and against Racing Club Warwick at the King George V Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm).

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